I'm sure this has been mentioned before, but I wanted to let everyone know about this great find. I used to shave with gilette fusion or similar products. The price of the replacement cartridges has gone through the roof, apparently people are stealing them now because they are behind locked cabinets at walmart.
In a recent trip to Asia I discovered two great and cheap ways to shave. The first is the shavette and the second is the double edge safety razor. Both use disposable double edge razor blades which sell on amazon for around $0.10-0.20 a blade. The shavette is like a reloadable straight razor and is harder to use. The DE safety razor is easier and provides just as close a shave.
With these I use a $1 bar of shave soap and a $4 brush. Since I have a light beard, one blade lasts me more about a month. I enjoyed the shave so much I bought a $40 DE razor as a treat, it will last a lifetime. But there are $10 safety razors which are also good quality and also the best bargain and now retired as my travel razor, the gillette click. These are plastic body safety razors that sell in SE asia for less than $1. They come with a blade in the package and give a very good shave.
A lot of people online rave about how these give a much better shave than cartridge razors. I find they are about the same as a fresh cartridge. But the cost is much lower using disposable blades.