I use a Merkur Progress safety razor. The progress costs a lot, but the blades are so cheap that it pays for itself pretty quickly. It also gives a MUCH better shave than cartridge razors. Safety razors are the next best thing to getting a straight razor shave from a barber.
I get a years worth of shaving out of the Gillette Fusion blades.
I will be loading a new cartridge on Jan 1, 2016.
Do Harry's and the others have the trim blade for sideburns on the back side of the cartridge?
I use that blade a lot for sideburns and under my nose.
If they do, I may give them a try, but shaving costs me less than $5.00 per year when I buy the 5 pack.
Besides Walgreens they're also sold at CVS, Family Dollar, and Dollar General. The packaging is slightly different at each place, but they're the same, exact razors. Of the the 4 stores, CVS is the most expensive by far, followed by Walgreens. FD and DG are about tied for the best price.
The razors have 5 blades w/ a lubricating strip, plus a very handy sideburn trimmer blade; they're basically a knock-off of a Gillette Fusion disposable but way cheaper. At my local FD a 3 pack is $5 vs. $9 for 2 Gillette Fusion disposables. I don't know who in the heck is dropping $9 on 2 disposables, but somebody must be doing it.
FD and DG also sell a cartridge version of it, and that's an even better deal: A handle and 4 cartridges for $5.50. It looks slightly different than the disposable version (no orange on the handle), but it's the same thing. Gives a fantastic shave.
This short video also shows a quick, easy way to extend the life of a disposable razor using nothing but a scrap of denim.
Gave up finding Trac II blades a few years ago. I use the Gillette Fusion. In the past, you could get 30 blades for $40 at Costco. That's a lot of years of shaving. Checked today and the price went up to $51 for 16 blades. Hardly worth it. Once I run out of Fusion blades, I'll probably go back to the double edge razor at a dollar a blade. I really believe the multiple blade cartridge concept is a load of crap anyway.
This was my Grandfather's. So probably hasn't been actually used in close to 50 years. Still opens and closes smoothly and is ready to go. One of my brothers most prized possessions.
My Dad always had 2 of these type razors. When I was little he and I used to shave together on the weekends. Then years later he did the same with my little brother. And you know what? We didn't have a blade in our razors but we grew up knowing how to shave properly.