So, I got onto the idea of Double-Edged blade shaving by cruising Reddit and ending up on /r/wicked_edge. Leisureguy‘s blog led me to Pureman to buy some things. I checked out some other shops but they didn’t have the range or prices for what I wanted. The fact that Pure Man is Australian (let alone, Brisbane-based, where I am!) is quite handy 🙂
I ordered the below:
- Proraso Aloe and Green Tea Shaving Soap
- Col. Conk Bay Rum Shave Soap
- Taylor of Old Bond Street Alum Block
- Gillette 7 O’Clock Super Platinum Blades
- Astra Superior Platinum Blades
When it all arrived, the box was kind of large, and had all these extra things in it! I couldn’t remember ordering them, but it seems they were free samples! 🙂
- American Crew Forming Cream
- Truefitt & Hill Lavender Shaving Cream
- Lord Super Chrome Blades
- Derby Extra Super Stainless Double Edge Blades
- Slick Water Shaving Oil
From ordering to delivery was under a couple of days, with an email for each stage of the process. Not only that but they automatically signed me up for the notification from Australia Post to show the tracking information!
It probably doesn’t cost them much in time, and the freebies were things that their suppliers probably gave them just to promote their products, but I was driven to post this by the whole experience - why can’t more stores have even half this service these days?
I think it’s part of a slow revolution that’s happening with internet retailers. Places like Harvey Norman are failing under the weight of their incompetence, while smaller retailers like Pure Man are reviews like this and providing excellent service! Keep it up 🙂