First use of it and my neck is all butchered. Absolutely rubbish. Don’t waste your money, stick with a razor or any other shaver than this. Unless you want a burning neck and blood everywhere don’t buy this rubbish
Purchased in December 2020.
AVOID Hands down the worse shaver ive ever had in 30 years
Simply cannot shave. Even from day one the beard trimmer failed to do what all my previous Braun shavers have achieved. It tugs and pulls even on a short beard. The shaver foil itself seems incapable of shaving unless its wet. Again it tugs and pulls. I really don't know why ive lived with it so long (about a year). It has left me wondering it there's something wrong with it but I lost the receipt. I doubt ill buy Braun again after this one. Really disappointed after being a loyal customer for so many years. Someone suggested they are no longer German made which may explain the drop in quality. From what ive seen and read Braun have washed their hands of any responsibility too.
Purchased in September 2018 at Shaver Shop Physical store for $100.00.
Clean&Charge Station is Useless
The shaver is good (Series 3) for its price, but the Clean&Charge Station is terrible. Only worked for 6 months. Product warranty was not helpful either;I feel like I wasted my money!
Purchased in May 2017 at Harvey Norman for $84.00.
The only way I could get any sort of fair shave was by first using the hair trimmer even then it was marginal otherwise quite useless so I just abandoned it and went back to an old shaver. One is generous and the minimum allowed. You cant really call ita shaver as it doesn't
Purchased in February 2018.
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- Series 3 3040s
The Most Useless Device Ever Made
11th April 2018
Braun Series 3 Pro Skin wet/dry Shaver (model 3040s)
I bought this based purely on all the 5 star reviews it (strangely) had. Perhaps I should have read them more thoroughly.
At the time, it was discounted - and shavers are outrageously and ridiculously priced (for cheap products manufactured in China). They're one of the biggest rorts going (thankyou Procter & Gamble Australia. I wonder how much the poor Chinese factory workers are paid while you flog off a product worth about $40 for upwards of $300, $400, $500 or mor...e). Even at the discounted price it was still upwards of $100. I should have returned it immediately after the first run but didn't (thinking its poor performance might be due to not being fully-charged. I was wrong).
After attempting the 3 head Philips in my tween years -the late 80's /early 90's I gave up with electrics and started using grandfathers manual razor techniques (which were perfect) except for the time it took to shave. I then purchased a Wahl trimmer which worked perfectly as well, except it didn't have the close shave. So I bought this shaver and it was pretty much useless. If it cut, then it would cut well but after an hour I was still left with patches. As guessed due to hygiene reasons bing lee Epping could not take it back (I understand the blade hygiene reason, but the rest of it was in top condition)
Better than my Panasonic ES4029
In comparison, even though this was on sale from Myer at Eastland Ringwood, I bought this because my ES4029 was dying and the built-in battery was losing its charge. This Braun was double the price of that of the Panasonic. Being a Braun, this as the Series 3 ProSkin 3010s, I had assumed its reputation to be better than the Panasonic version?... hmm.. yes and no.
What I like about it:
(1) The charging cable plugs directly into the back of the shaver... its too easy and the cord is quite long giving you a fair bit of leeway. By comparison...to the Panasonic where it has a docking station, was bad because it didn't stick onto the charging port properly and kept falling off... instead had to use a cup or another solid object to stop it from doing so. (2) The battery life lasts longer than my older shaver that only lasted a day if you were lucky. The Braun lasts at least 4+ days depending on its uses, even though Braun claims that a single charge lasts for a week. (3) Supposedly allows you to shave in wet and dry conditions... have not tried the wet yet
Maybe I got a dud ...
This is the worst electric razor I have ever owned in 40 years. I have to spend so long shaving I might as well use a blade, and the result is still awful - rough and uneven. Maybe Braun should devote less attention to making the shaver 'high tech' with rows of flashing lights and a ridiculous cleaning box that takes up half the bathroom shelf, and more to designing a comb and cutters that actually, like, cut hair. Very disappointing because I've had other Braun shavers over the years that have been excellent, but they've really dropped the ball on this one. Strongly recommend Remington 7000 series as vastly superior.
It doesn't give a good shave, which is the only purpose of a shaver.
Questions & Answers
Why is it near impossible to get a decent shave with this shaver. I bought this shaver approximately 7 months ago and replaced the foil and cutters once and still cannot get a decent shave. I have tried all suggestions as regards getting a good shave a d nothing works, any suggestions
Yeh never by a Braun again. They totally ignored all correspondence when I complained.
my son said it is not shaving he has tried but hair remains?????
Sadly there's no solution. It's an extremely, badly-made, inferior device.
NOTHING you do or don't do can fix it. All I can suggest is get in quick (before your return/refund period expires) and see if you can get your money back.
In several decades of being a buyer and consumer I'd have to say this device comes in at the top of my list for "Worst Purchase Ever".
This is truly baffling. I have been using this shaver for several months and it is perfectly fine. Indeed, if you see hundreds of reviews everywhere everybody is happy. Perhaps it needs a bit of cleaning. Just remove the foil/cutter cassette, wash it in hot water and then reattach. Is there a visible vibration when you remove the cutter cassette? If not, there might be some damage and you should contact your supplier.
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