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Panasonic Men's Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shavers: ES8243A 4-Blade Shaver (Blue) $75, ES8103S 3-Blade Shaver (Silver) EXPIRED

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Amazon has Panasonic ES8243A Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Nanotech Blades (Blue) on sale for $74.99. Shipping is free. Thanks calistyle [Discuss]

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Amazon has Panasonic ES8103S Men's 3-Blade (Arc 3) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Nanotech Blades (Silver) for $59.49 with free shipping. Thanks Jackie_Treehorn

Price Research: Our research indicates that Panasonic ES8103S Men's 3-Blade (Arc 3) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Nanotech Blades (Silver) is $23 lower (28% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $82 to $150. - yuugotserved

Price Research: Our research indicates that Panasonic ES8243A Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Nanotech Blades is $25 lower (25% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $100 to $200. - daisybeetle

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This great wet/dry razor is back at a great price. I've been tracking it with CCC and got my alert this morning.

Perfect for head shavers like me!

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-E...nic+shaver


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Last Edited by calistyle December 29, 2012 at 01:00 PM
The Panasonic ES8243A Men's 4-Blade (Arc 4) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver is also available for $74.99 (the lowest it's ever been according to Camel x3). LINK

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I've been keeping an eye out for one of these too. The ES-LT41-K is available for $10 more and seems to be the same shaver only it has a travel lock. But note, the two shavers are listed as needing a different replacement foil and cutter. The f+c for the ES8103S costs ~$30 where as the replacement f+c for the ES-LT41-K is ~$50. I can live without the travel lock....
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Do you know if the batteries are replaceable once they die?

Also, do you know what/if the satisfaction guarantee is?
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As far as the battery goes, I can't find a replacement battery for sale. That would lead me to believe that there is no commercial battery replacement. I would bet however that a suitable battery could be found online and the unit taken apart and the battery replaced if needed.

However, based on the the great reviews and the many that I have read, I didn't find anyone with battery issues. But as we all know, $hit happens.

The warranty info can be found here: http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/mo...t=warranty

Panasonic has a two year warranty on the unit and the battery. That's a pretty good deal in my book.
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Additionally, your Visa or Master Card offers additional warranty coverage once your manufacturer's warranty expires. Most commonly, one additional year of coverage. Many people forget about the extra coverage offered by their credit card companies.
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Thanks. I understand the warranty and did use my Mastercard for the extra year of warranty. I bought a camera at Costco a couple of years ago and since Costco doesn't allow me to use my visa or MC, I paid cash. It died one week after the 1yr warranty expired and I'll never forget the lesson of the credit card extended warranty...

I'm wondering what options I have if I get the shaver and just don't like it. Shavers are very personal and what works for most of the reviewers just might not work on my face. I bought it though.
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Thanks. I understand the warranty and did use my Mastercard for the extra year of warranty. I bought a camera at Costco a couple of years ago and since Costco doesn't allow me to use my visa or MC, I paid cash. It died one week after the 1yr warranty expired and I'll never forget the lesson of the credit card extended warranty...

I'm wondering what options I have if I get the shaver and just don't like it. Shavers are very personal and what works for most of the reviewers just might not work on my face. I bought it though.
I've had zero problems returning things to Amazon. Doesn't matter the reason. They are great.
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Just found my nanotech razor lasts for 8 shaves for me (8 days), so battery is not a factor
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I could really use some help...

I've been on the fence about switching to an electric razor for a while. This seems like a great deal and I would like to get it. I have some questions though:

1) How often should I expect to need to purchase replacement parts, and how much do they typically run?

2) I noticed this one doesn't come with the cleaning/charging station. Is the station worth it? Or can I just rinse the razor under hot water and that will clean it fine? I kind of don't want the clutter on our bathroom counter anyway.

3) Does it just come with an AC adapter to charge?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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I could really use some help...

I've been on the fence about switching to an electric razor for a while. This seems like a great deal and I would like to get it. I have some questions though:

1) How often should I expect to need to purchase replacement parts, and how much do they typically run?

2) I noticed this one doesn't come with the cleaning/charging station. Is the station worth it? Or can I just rinse the razor under hot water and that will clean it fine? I kind of don't want the clutter on our bathroom counter anyway.

3) Does it just come with an AC adapter to charge?

Thanks in advance for any help.
I'm switching from blade to this based on the recommendations from other head shavers. I've been getting some pretty bad razor burn with my Mach 3 lately, so I'm willing to try this out.

I think they recommend changing the foil every year and the blades every two for 'normal' use. I think head shaving will require more frequent changing of these items.

The Amazon pages says you can rinse everything under water with no problem.

It does come with a charger, but no stand.
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I have had this shaver for the past 3 years, i shave about 3x a week, very happy with the shave. I use it completely dry and its still not dull. Unbelievable! Just remember when u first switch from a razor to this, the first few shaves are going to be disapointing, u need to give your facial hair time to get used to the electric razor. And then u r good! In terms of battery life, i noticed recently, that it goes from 100 to 30 after about 6 shaves but then with just 10 percent left, it churns out another 5 shaves.
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Do you know if the batteries are replaceable once they die?

Also, do you know what/if the satisfaction guarantee is?
I have this same shaver for 5 years now and the battery is still strong and still has the same blades. I don't charge it for at least 4-6 days of shaving. It appears to me that it wil last for another 2 years. By that time, I am more than happy to junk it.
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I was shaving with the same model of shaver when I saw this. nod

I have an Arc IV as well, but I like this model a little better. The smaller head fits better under my chin and it still cuts as fast/lasts as long as the Arc IV.
The only downside to these is the expense of replacing the foil when it inevitably gets a hole, but if you're switching from something like a Mach 3, then you'll be saving enough money that it won't matter.
Also, battery life on mine is excellent.
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