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[Costco] Phillips Sonicare Flex Care Toothbrush

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The toothbrush is great, but the replacement heads are so expensive...$10 for each
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I wonder if some food grade grease (e.g. tri-flow synthetic) would help waterproof it.
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Karlmtl wrote:
May 11th, 2017 9:06 pm
The toothbrush is great, but the replacement heads are so expensive...$10 for each
I dont have the personal link with me but there was a thread about these brush heads from alibaba that people have recommended in the past. I believe searching will help you find them. I ordered 18 brushes for like $3? Took about a month and a bit to arrive from china but they do work and I have not had any issues with them. Use them for a month and change them without any guilt that they were 10$ a pop Face With Tears Of Joy
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JonnyWong wrote:
May 11th, 2017 3:19 pm
But how are you finding the results? Better than a regular tooth brush?
Love it, works very well. It's one of the reasons I keep buying it even though their reliability is not so great.
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I picked up the Costco 2 pack a few days ago and really enjoying it.
London Drugs is selling the Philips Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control ( 2 for $99)
It's a pretty good deal, too.
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torontoraptor wrote:
May 11th, 2017 3:15 pm
Not really a spin brush, it vibrates.

I'm on my third one of these. the previous two died about 1-2 years into it. I suspect water got into the middle of the brush as someone mentioned already. It's a great brush but doesn't last very long.

Luckily, I returned my last one to Costco and got a replacement because of their great return policy.
It's the older model which keep water inside and causes mold,at least its functionality lasts way more than Oral B.
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immortal_kssss wrote:
May 12th, 2017 11:06 am
It's the older model which keep water inside and causes mold,at least its functionality lasts way more than Oral B.
Yes, I had the previous model and multiples of the Flex Cares. The design has improved over the past but the motor still stopped working on mine multiple times.
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Re reliability, yes the older models with the large twist-on heads had problems. I've had the new design with smaller snap-on heads for over 5 years. Even with twice daily use it keeps on working as well as when new.

Incidentally, if you do have problems with reliability, call their 1-800 and ask for assistance. They've been remarkably good to me. When my old model died a year or so after the warranty had expired they offered to replace it without question. Then I mentioned that one feature I'd like to see is a 110-240VAC charger. So they upgraded the replacement to the new design with travel charger.

I suspect they view the devices as the means to sell over-priced replacement heads, much like Gillette used to give away razors in order to sell blades.
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torontoraptor wrote:
May 12th, 2017 10:59 am
Love it, works very well. It's one of the reasons I keep buying it even though their reliability is not so great.
Alright appreciate the feedback, I'll grab one over the weekend :)
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immortal_kssss wrote:
May 12th, 2017 11:49 am
IS it cheaper in the warehouse ? this is the online price.
$5 cheaper in store
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ttoommyy wrote:
May 12th, 2017 12:57 pm
$5 cheaper in store
But free shipping [and no membership required] when purchased online.
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My dental office sells the diamondcare heads for $10 each and you only have to buy one at a time. Just FYI you might want to check your dentist if you don't want to buy the heads $50 at a time at costco.
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azn_dan wrote:
May 12th, 2017 10:50 am
I dont have the personal link with me but there was a thread about these brush heads from alibaba that people have recommended in the past. I believe searching will help you find them. I ordered 18 brushes for like $3? Took about a month and a bit to arrive from china but they do work and I have not had any issues with them. Use them for a month and change them without any guilt that they were 10$ a pop Face With Tears Of Joy
Hopefully someone can post a link to a seller that they've successfully purchased from, I'm in the market for a new Oral-B head but can't afford $10 each.
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teemaxx wrote:
May 12th, 2017 2:00 pm
Hopefully someone can post a link to a seller that they've successfully purchased from, I'm in the market for a new Oral-B head but can't afford $10 each.
The ad that I bought from was similar to this but it appears that the price has been jacked up a fair bit.

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