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Note of caution,
This review is from: Philips HQ55/40 Replacement Shaving Head For Philips Shavers (Personal Care)No problem with the product but just a note of caution before your spend £30 on them. I have had a Phillishave shaver for many years and had never replaced the cutting heads despite the manufacturer recommendation to do so every two years. However I decided it was time to do so and took the environmental approach to replace the shaving heads rather than buy a new shaver. Mistake ! The shaver has packed up within six months and I was able to buy a similar new one for less than £40 ! OK, I can still use the new shaving heads as they are compatible so will get value for money eventually but in hindsight . . . if your razor is old then consider just buying a new one. Immediate benefit is that the rechargeable battery seems to last weeks whereas the one on the old unit needed re-charging every week.
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Initial post: 25 May 2011 15:55:02 BDT
When I bought my HP1335 shaver in 1983 or 85 it distinctly stated that the heads would last a lifetime, and I am still getting a perfect shave with the original heads.
Philips are either at the kidding or their shaver heads are manufactured now to go blunt so that you have to buy replacement heads.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2011 13:18:12 BDT
Dr. G. L. Vasseur says:
Yes, this is called "planned obsolescence" and is unfortunately universal.
Posted on 18 Jul 2011 15:20:20 BDT
Likewise, I bought a Philishave 850 in 1987, and it still works perfectly. I had to replace the batteries about 15 years ago and those have just died. Unfortunately, Philips has taken the opportunity to discontinue that particular replacement - hence my looking at reviews of a newer model. My 850 is soldiering on on mains power in the meantime, with no hint of the cutters or screens needing replacement.
As the Doc says, these days things are only planned to last as long as the guarantee.
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 16:55:02 BDT
The Diplomat says:
Last's as long as the guarantee. I bought an office chair with a 2 year guarantee after 2 years and 2 months the gas lift packed up and I had to buy a new gas strutt.
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