Where does the money actually go in your hobby?

Where does the money actually go in your shaving life?
- razors
- blades
- brushes
- soaps and creams
- AS and scents
- other....

In my case I have spent about 10 times more on artisan soaps than on razors. I could have bought a titanium razor for what I've spent!

So I'd be interested to know - where does the money actually go? And is it where you think it goes?
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depends where you are are on your journey - for me, at the beginning it was razors and soaps, then I begin to stockpile blades - soon brushed begin to attract my attention, then edts :)

I've spent the most on razors though especially on the asd2

i have enough of everything so its just soaps now - i've exhausted the desire for new hardware
Straight razors & to a lesser extent brushes

Every straight is as individual as the makers signature, love trying new grinds, different steels from different countries.

I have spent some money on a couple of Shavemac & recently a Paladin brush, worth every penny IMO, I do enjoy them.
I used to have a vintage DE addiction which proved quite expensive for a time.

I also went through a brush buying phase (Simpsons, Morris and Forndran).

I stockpiled so many blades and so much soap that I haven't actually bought anything shaving related for over two years!

I will probably run out of soaps in about six months and am quite looking forward to having an excuse to buy something new.


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I don't really buy much these days,my only spend goes on software for here really :D
Saying that I did get a nice tuxedo Yaqi sent to me in Japan as I forgot to take a brush. I guess stockpiling a lot at the start helps later! I do wish I had bought a lot mor Kai blades back in the day. Anyone got a decent supplier?