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# 255989 9-Sep-2019 17:12
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I need new blades for this Philips S5050 shaver, but I'm not gonna pay $70 for a replacement head when I can buy a new shaver for less.

 

I note that Ali lists heaps of replacement blades\heads but the product photos look very third-world jungly.

 

Anyone able to recommend a cheap but reasonably good quality replacement source?





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  # 2313814 9-Sep-2019 19:52
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I purchased replacements for my Panasonic razor from Amazon. Not as cheap as aliexpress, but they were genuine parts and still significantly cheaper than buying in NZ.

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I went manual, never looked back. 


 
 
 
 




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  # 2313817 9-Sep-2019 20:00
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larknz: I purchased replacements for my Panasonic razor from Amazon. Not as cheap as aliexpress, but they were genuine parts and still significantly cheaper than buying in NZ.

 

Philips seem to have more control over the marketing and pricing of their spare parts than Panasonic.





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  # 2313821 9-Sep-2019 20:04
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Amazon certainly sell parts for your razor, although I don't know how the price compares,.



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  # 2313823 9-Sep-2019 20:07
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tdgeek:I went manual, never looked back.

 

Good for you. I also tried shaving once a year but I kept getting mistaken for a Taliban.





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  # 2313827 9-Sep-2019 20:26
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Philips shavers are branded Norelco in the US, so search on that and you should find them.

 

 


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  # 2313830 9-Sep-2019 20:32
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geekIT:

 

tdgeek:I went manual, never looked back.

 

Good for you. I also tried shaving once a year but I kept getting mistaken for a Taliban.

 

 

:-)

 

What I found was a new electric razor. Great first shave, declines from that. $80 for new blades, declines from then. I dunno the cost vs cost but I can choose a good shave, and revert back to a good shave quick time. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2313842 9-Sep-2019 21:27
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Amazon is the only place I have used. But it's rare, probably at least 3 years between changes. Yes it seems expensive but it you think about how long they last (if you look after them) and I have more landscape that most with a shaved head also.





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  # 2313859 9-Sep-2019 22:17
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I have a Panasonic shaver and bought a stock of blades and heads when I was in Japan last year.

 

Far cheaper than NZ and to be honest, it would be a good excuse to go back when  I run out!






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  # 2313861 9-Sep-2019 22:19
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tdgeek:

 

I went manual, never looked back. 

 

 

 

 

I used to stop in at Trumpers in Mayfair on occasion but these days it is a blessedly long way to go for a shave. 






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  # 2313890 10-Sep-2019 06:52
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tdgeek:

 

never looked back. 

 

 

 

 

How did you avoid cutting yourself?

 

 

 

 

 

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  # 2313965 10-Sep-2019 08:52
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Geektastic:

 

I have a Panasonic shaver and bought a stock of blades and heads when I was in Japan last year.

 

 

I just wait for the 6-monthly 1/2 price sale at Farmers & buy a new one .




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  # 2313979 10-Sep-2019 09:04
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SaltyNZ:

 

tdgeek:

 

never looked back. 

 

 

 

 

How did you avoid cutting yourself?

 

 

 

 

 

//Thanks everyone, I'm here till Thursday. Try the veal.

 

 

 

 

LOL. Probably used two mirrors 8-0





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  # 2313989 10-Sep-2019 09:14
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I forgot to mention that I only use the Philips on my bony dome. The face gets Gillette Fusion.

 

Re shaving heads, I noticed when I was trolling Ali that there are several 5x head shavers, made specifically for skinheads.

 

Rather than concave like the S5050, the heads appear to be convex, so they'd probably fit knobbly skulls a little better.





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  # 2314032 10-Sep-2019 09:41
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I also used Amazon for my replacement, it ended up about $40 cheaper than the shaver shop


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