OK, I already know you get what you pay for. Gotcha. I just wanted to post this for us on a budget or starting out. My shaving set Would have ran me a total of $30. But am did not have to pay for the shave soap. So I think I did pretty good. I did this as a way to see the bare bone minimum to invest in wet shaving. My total with discounts and freebies ran around $24.
1. 50 Gillette silver blades for $8 on Amazon.
2. Cheap glass dish sitting in the kitchen for free. (Was considering cutting a 16 ounce water bottle to make a cheapo soap bowl)
3. Thick mascara brush from the chick section of the local Target store for $3 to use as a soap brush for time being. (Yes it works) Their only soap brush in stock ran over $45.
4. Free bar of shaving soap. (Can run $5 to $9)
5.King C Gillette safety Razor. Found on Amazon for $13 after 35% off subscribe and save with a $5 off Amazon coupon to top it off.
So for anyone on a budget I feel like $24 to $30 is well worth the price and roughly the price of 4 to 8 cartridges depending. I hope some of my ideas help out.