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Default Should I beware of knock off razor blades on eBay?

I recently bought a nice Gillette razor and the replacement blades are quite expensive in-store & online.

$45 for 8 blades: Online shop link: Buy Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Blades from Canada at Well.ca - Free Shipping

Whereas on eBay, I was looking and they had them at significantly lower price $50 for 16 blades - eBay Link: Gillette Fusion PROGLIDE POWER Razor Blades Refills - 16 count | eBay

Is that too good to be true? They claim in the listing that they are genuine & authentic but those prices seem crazy to me.
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I havent bought those blades online but at those prices, first question would be authenticity. But I looked at the positive feedback - a lot of people have bought the blades and are happy with them.

Seller is in the USA - I would do a light e-mail to verify with him but seems good.
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You're right to be cautious because if it seems too good to be true then usually it is. I would also do what rsot has said, give him a message, If you receive the blades and you find out they are ⊗⊗⊗⊗ then obviously you can leave feedback reflecting that. Some sellers really do have bulk buying power, or very good contacts
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Thanks for the replies

Yeah I think it seems safe to buy based off the feedback - but that price still seems so low and too good to be true!

I Google'd some guide that shows how to tell the difference between real & f@ke so I will probably buy the smallest quantity that seller has for sale, and verify the authenticity based off the guide's tips.
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I havent bought those blades online but at those prices, first question would be authenticity. But I looked at the positive feedback - a lot of people have bought the blades and are happy with them.

Seller is in the USA - I would do a light e-mail to verify with him but seems good.
What the hell is a "light" email?
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Be good to hear what the outcome is.

I had an experience a few months back where I a seller had listed genuine apple earpods, I messaged him and asked if they were copies and he told ne they weren't, his feedback had around 8 other buyers so I went ahead and brought them, low and behold they were Chinese replicas. I told him I hadn't received them so he sent me another pair and then left negative feedback.
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Those ebay listings are not the real deal.

Shed loads of those were flooding ebay uk 3 Christmases ago. Still around from time to time. I imagine the supplier has just changed his trading name again.
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supplier conversation:

'Yes, Friend, very good blade. I not know why there nicks on blade. Maybe you drop carton. No name on box is special price for you,Friend.'
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If you value your skin dont use them
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youll risk your health over 25 dollars... sure wouldnt
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Do NOT buy health and beauty goods on eBay . Go to amazon at the least
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There is also the chance that they are real, but stolen. This is a huge item for shoplifters who resell on CL, EB and AZ...
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Thanks for all the advice and replies.

My thought process when initially buying this model of Gillette razor was that if I was putting a blade to my face so often, I might as well get the best (arguably) regardless of how expensive it is.

I just purchased it from the store yesterday and don't need new replacements yet - but for the sake of my face and health I'll probably just buy new blades directly from my store; regardless of how expensive.

I think I'd be paranoid 24/7 if I bought those blades on eBay anyway...no matter how much proof was given to show they were genuine
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@mcmx

recall that thread about towels from China?

Same point

Be safe with your face

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What the hell is a "light" email?
Light e-mail = biz talk for INQUIRY question type of e-mail without accusing the seller

@OP, just fyi the blades do have a huge markup in the retail industry but it`s true about being cautious with your face. Still the seller has a lot of positive feedback - that does count for something.
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Dont ever buy those blades anywhere but a good grocery store. Several years ago I bought a box of 8 and they tore up they face after the 3rd shave. The reals ones will last me 2 months at least, shaving every day.

My face had so many bleeding spots. I emailed the seller back and returned them. My sister saw me shaving and wondered if I was alright. We were going to go eat that night but I canceled and stayed home, my face was that bad and red.
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Sad to hear yotano - I hope you have recovered fully by now - personal experience is appreciated but sad to hear regardless
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Dont ever buy those blades anywhere but a good grocery store.
That must have been horrible.

Those blades are sometimes contaminated as well.

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Thread reminds me of troubles in Australia some years ago.

First Aid kits were exported from India.

They were a nice size with different items. They had small rolls of bandages.

Problem was the bandages were contaminated. At least 3 people who bought them, suffered massive injuries to damaged fingers through infection.
Horrible
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Sad to hear yotano - I hope you have recovered fully by now - personal experience is appreciated but sad to hear regardless
Yea I fully recovered by many years of therapy and sleepiness nights.

This happened many years ago, rsot. hhahaha
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Do NOT buy health and beauty goods on eBay . Go to amazon at the least
HEY!!! I have a number of health and beauty powerseller accs on ebay..all genuine stuff and 100% feedback and prices fair....

I agree it is up to the seller to ensure where there goods are coming from, but of course they can never be 100% if a big legit supplier slips up or chooses to
mislead...I had this with chemist wholesalers several years ago, they supplied me with strangely labeled stuff, but I am unsure if they knew or not, I reported them to a ministry of health department, but I nothing back about it, so dropped it.
...this can happen on AMAZON sellers or anywhere online, I assure you...as
goods can come in via various channels to a main wholesaler...

I avoid gillette blades from my supplier and a few other products that are frequently f aked, even though I am sure they are legit, as I do not want the hassle of takedowns for no reason....
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I probably should not have made it such a generic statement. Its just what I follow. The bad sellers kill it for the rest and this could also easily happen on amazon as well as even a local store . Its tough to find a trustworthy source
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These blades are authentic but are stolen. I know people who do this crap. I have seen blades soap, blades, axe spray being sold so cheap in detroit because people steal from riteaid and cvs. Blades were being sold for 5 bucks a pcs when they go for 30 dollars.


Source: personal experience!
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Do not under any circumstances use these blades for your manscaping duties.
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