How much does it really cost to make a razor blade? Per ounce, they must be more valuable than gold. I do not understand how 8 blades can come to more than $20. Granted, I'm buying them for my Mach 3, and those are probably the most expensive ones out there, but I think they do give you the best shave.
You'd think they could make them last longer too, all they're cutting is hair. I've had a pair of scissors for many years, and they still cut everything just fine, no sharpening! Razor blades seem to dull enough to scrape the hell out of your face in less than a week.
It's a scam, I'm telling you. Gillette just merged with Proctor and Gamble in a $57 Billion deal. Razors are big business.