The up-front investment can seem stiff. Razor, brush, bowl, soap, blades, it can be $100 easily. But it pays for itself quickly because you do save about a dollar per day over what cartridges and cans would cost. Your shave will be 10 to 100 times better than cartridge and can, and that shave would be 100 times better than electric. So, if you're going from electric to DE, get ready for a vast improvement. Just keep in mind that it does take a month or two to get -- as I love to say -- "dialed in" on any new shaving approach.