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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron191 View Post
    Gillette ups the stakes in the blade wars.

    https://blog.dupontregistry.com/the-...-heated-razor/

    I don't know about you guys but I'm not paying $170 for a disposable razor no matter what fancy sports car name they slap on it.

    Gillette has finally listened to their customers and brought back their three piece double edged razor. As far as I'm concerned it is too little too late. That ship has sailed.
    In other news;

    The FAA grounded all US flights today after determining the Manhattan airliner crash and three other recently downed airliners with 1750 deaths, over one billion in property damage, are attributed to the Chinese made Gillett electric razors spontaneously igniting on fire. Gillette has filed for bankruptcy under chapter 11 protections.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    Fuck P&G, Coke, Verizon and one of the worst offenders Amazon! I try my best to support local it cost more but I look at it like supporting my community..

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    Over time, I've extended my boycott of all woke and liberal companies from Procter and Gamble to every other area of my life that I can. I've closed my bank account with Chase, don't shop on Amazon any more, don't use Google, and stay away from Costco and other Democrat donating companies. The 400k stock portfolio I have is invested in non-woke companies only. (Use zippia to research companies for their donations). I don't even buy etfs because I don't want to reward most of the tech companies that donate to liberal politicians who push CRT and other racist bs.

    Yes, life costs more, but I sleep soundly at night knowing that my money isn't being used to empower wokeness and destroy free speech. At some point, you just have to ask yourself 'what are you willing to give up to stand by your values'. Retirement may take me a couple more years than otherwise, but it's completely worth it. Cancel culture goes both ways so vote with your wallet.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    I don't think technically this is a boycott. A boycott would be refusing to buy a product until the company changes its policy. I'm never buying gilette again no matter what they do. This can't be fixed.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joetech View Post
    I bought battery operated clippers and grew a beard. I don't need no stinking razors!
    Same here. When my facial hair started really coming in, I really didn't like shaving with razors. I don't care about having that close of a shave. I haven't been truly clean shaven in years. I keep a short beard nowadays.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    Bought myself a good handle and using German double edged blades. Never looked back.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    A Ukrainian here. Stopped using Gilettes after the ad, never looked back. I wonder what P&G's worldwide stats are, I bet they've lost more just a billion.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    I, too, don't use any P&G products nor its affiliates and subsidiaries if I'm aware of them.

    I stopped supporting woke movies, actors, and directors. Luckily movies are so terrible they aren't worth watching anyway.

    What very few movies I do see require heavy vetting well before I even consider them, through multiple reviewers I've trusted to make fun of woke bullshit, where I know the entire plot up front.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    I've had the same electric shaver for over 10 years now, maybe more - turn it on, shave everything down in 2 mins and call it a day, maybe it'll even outlive me who knows.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    Check out the current ad. No one wants to be chubby kid who pushes the hard body guy aside. Chubby kid doesn't even look like he shaves yet. This is like Victoria Secrets using fat chicks to sell their lingerie. No one, not even fat chicks want to buy into a fat chick image. Going to get some stuff tomorrow will check the Gillette prices down here. I haven't been shaving much since CoVid lockdowns I have a beard lol.


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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    One of the perks of a MGTOW lifestyle is the amount of useless stuff that you don't have to buy. The local diner serves great food. I can shop at the dollar stores an no one cares. I don't have to dress to impress. My fourteen year old car is good enough and it gets me where I need to go. There are no Jones' I need to keep up with.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    Regarding Gilette I must confess I'm a traitor. I have tried to join the boycot but other razors were pure hell for me. Either I ripped off my own skin or they didn't shave at all. Growing a beard isn't an option for me because of the shape of my face. My lips are curved so the hairs poke into the opposite skin.
    So with extreme reluctance I'm stuck to this POS company. They are, ATM, the only razors which I can use.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    Quote Originally Posted by sam luis obispo View Post
    Is it "getting woke, going broke" where you live?

    Where I shop, their shavers have been heavily discounted. When I see those displays, I make a point of buying a competing brand that visit so there will be contrasting sales figures for the retailer. Over the last year, Gillette has been offering deeper and deeper discounts, but they can't maintain their ad budget, match their store brand competitor, and still make a profit.
    Don't know, don't care. I switched brands after that dipshit commercial and never looked back. I found a different brand of razor at my local supermarket. And you know what? The replacement brand works just as well as the old Gillette razors.

    Still, it looks like there's a lot of lingering hostility over that commercial. People have not forgotten. There is lasting damage to the Gillette brand because of that commercial.

    But it's worth mentioning that the Gillette thing is not an example of Get Woke, Go Broke. They were already in the red before the commercial. The marketing wonks knew there would be blowback from that commercial. But they went for it anyway on the assumption that no press is bad press. They're still somewhere in the red even now.

    The difference now is that a few useful SJW idiots think Gillette is a "martyr". But the reality is that this was a marketing stunt designed to staunch Gillette's bleeding. It didn't completely succeed. But it didn't completely fail either.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedPilledSimp View Post
    Regarding Gilette I must confess I'm a traitor. I have tried to join the boycot but other razors were pure hell for me. Either I ripped off my own skin or they didn't shave at all. Growing a beard isn't an option for me because of the shape of my face. My lips are curved so the hairs poke into the opposite skin.
    So with extreme reluctance I'm stuck to this POS company. They are, ATM, the only razors which I can use.
    Have your tried Harry's or Dollar Shave Club?

    If you absolutely have to buy Gillette, then only buy when it is deeply discounted, then stock up. Send the message, you will only buy when they are are as inexpensive as the generics.
    An escort is a woman you occasionally financially support only when she has sex with you.

    A date is a woman you occasionally financially support in the hope she will have sex with you.

    A wife is a woman you constantly financially support even when she is not having sex with you.

    An ex-wife is a woman you constantly financially support with alimony so she can have sex......with someone else.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    Quote Originally Posted by sam luis obispo View Post
    Have your tried Harry's or Dollar Shave Club?

    If you absolutely have to buy Gillette, then only buy when it is deeply discounted, then stock up. Send the message, you will only buy when they are are as inexpensive as the generics.
    I'm living in the EU, brother. I'm afraid we don't have your mentioned shops. I also forgot to mention genetics dealt me a very sensitive skin. I know I'm sounding like a bitch now. But it's the truth. The blades can't be too sharp.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    Here on Brazil, we had a case like this. Some feminist group made a video saying that agro industry (meat production) was a villain and people should go vegan. The thing was that they were supported by Bradesco bank. On the same week, a dozen of agro and farmers start to closing their accounts on the same bank. The bank went nuts and starting making apologies from every side and even making a statement that they do not support the feminist group. But was too late, many farmers already changed their accounts to another bank. This days the Bradesco launched a new benefit program for agro industry, trying to regain their losses.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    Quote Originally Posted by sam luis obispo View Post
    Is it "getting woke, going broke" where you live?

    Where I shop, their shavers have been heavily discounted. When I see those displays, I make a point of buying a competing brand that visit so there will be contrasting sales figures for the retailer. Over the last year, Gillette has been offering deeper and deeper discounts, but they can't maintain their ad budget, match their store brand competitor, and still make a profit.
    I've boycotted Gillette and P&G since the advert came out - and I've been following P&G's results. Unfortunately, whatever the boycott is doing has little effect on P&G.

    Initially P&G did take a $6.8 billion impairment in 2019, however it was taken across the whole segment of Shave-Care and the impairment on Gillette's intangible asset value (brand value, plus patents, technology) was only $1.6 billion ($1.2 billion after tax). In 2020, it was determined that no further impairment was needed on the Gillette brand value.

    P&G actually saw the Grooming category grow in new users in 2020 and 2021, and revenue still grew, despite our belief that many men are growing out corona-beards and boycotting Gillette/P&G. The Grooming segment grew the disposables and appliance business (Braun) in double digits - Appliances are higher revenue, better margin. On a 2-year stack period, US organic sales grew 20%.

    In P&G's 2021 Annual Report one can see that net sales grew like a rocket from 2019, margins expanded to an all time high, earnings almost doubled from 2018's base (before the advert came out) and cash rolled in by the truckload.

    In their October 2021 commentary, they mentioned organic sales grew +4%, +2% from sales growth, +1% from pricing and +1% from sales mix. Heck, they're so confident, they announced price increases in US across a broad range of categories, including Grooming. That's not the sign of a company which is struggling under a brand boycott from 2019. IF anything, they've brushed over the boycott and successfully moved on - their shareholders are happy the company is raking in profits.

    Its disappointing to me, but whatever we're doing doesn't seem to make a dent, or it was a very temporary one in 2019.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    Quote Originally Posted by WXA View Post
    .. I firmly believe that expressing your opinion with your spending is one of the most influential ways that you can affect the world. ...
    Agreed. We can see the effect of such withdrawal of spending on get-woke-go-broke movies where they all but take a literal dump on the previous male roles.
    I was hoping for the same effect for Gillette/P&G. The hope was that if we could take down a consumer Goliath like P&G visibly, perhaps many other companies would take note and stop the anti-male adverts and misandry in advertising. That's why I'm disappointed because the message seems to be the opposite - that one can push an anti-male advert and come out better for it.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedPilledSimp View Post
    Regarding Gilette I must confess I'm a traitor. I have tried to join the boycot but other razors were pure hell for me. Either I ripped off my own skin or they didn't shave at all. Growing a beard isn't an option for me because of the shape of my face. My lips are curved so the hairs poke into the opposite skin.
    So with extreme reluctance I'm stuck to this POS company. They are, ATM, the only razors which I can use.
    The effect one person has on Gillette can't be measured. Long as you shun other P & G product's we're fine.

    When I was a kid Gillette shaving products took up three quarters of the space in the supermarket isle. It wasn't even close; the market was there's. How the mighty have fallen.
    Every day I make the world a little bit worse.

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    Re: How is the Gillette/Proctor & Gamble boycott doing in your neck of the woods?

    For me it isn't about hurting Gillette or P & G, it is about my own self respect. In all my years in retail I never treated a customer like that and I will not tolerate any company treating me like that. I stopped using Gillette when they came out with their Mach 3. It was too expensive and it gave a poor shave. I went online looking for a better solution. I found that a double edged razor and shaving soap gave me a better shave and made shaving an enjoyable experience. It also freed me from being tied to any single company. I get control of a part of my life back.


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