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"Tehao Rechargeable shaver RCCW-320: Smuggle the razor blade (reference value around 400 g) on your muscle vertically. Then drag your skin and shave back slowly.

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1. APPLICABILITY AND VALIDITY OF TERMS OF SALE
2. QUOTES AND ORDERS
3. PROOF
4. DEPOSITS
5. DELIVERY
6. THE SERVICE PROVIDER’S OBLIGATION
7. THE CLIENT’S OBLIGATIONS
8. CONFIDENTIALITY
9. FORMAT
10. RESPONSIBILITY
11. CORRECTIONS and PROOFREADING
12. PAYMENT
13. COPYRIGHT
14. CANCELLATION
15. COMPLAINTS and DISPUTES