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[*] posted on 2-7-2019 at 01:49
Selling quite a bit of Silver Nitrate


Hello everyone,

Stumbled upon quite a bit of BP/EP specification silver nitrate (made in Germany by Degussa/Evonik) in my company's warehouse. I've got about 50kg packed in 500g containers. Anyone interested?

The contents are in perfect condition and the transaction will be handled by the company so I'm not really involved, just looking to clear space in the warehouse. Any takers?

Photo of a container: https://imgur.com/a/YFQ7cCu





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[Edited on 2-7-2019 by saffront]
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[*] posted on 2-7-2019 at 04:16


How much do you ask for it?

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[*] posted on 2-7-2019 at 07:01


I see it going for around USD740 on ebay per 500g, so I guess will sell it off for around USD660 per 500g?
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[*] posted on 2-7-2019 at 07:02


What country are you in?



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[*] posted on 2-7-2019 at 07:14


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Don't think shipping is too expensive to most places, freight can also be an option.
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[*] posted on 2-7-2019 at 08:05


Quote: Originally posted by saffront  
I see it going for around USD740 on ebay per 500g, so I guess will sell it off for around USD660 per 500g?

£50 was what I paid 4yrs ago for 100gm on ebay.

Your prices seem way too high!

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[*] posted on 2-7-2019 at 10:20


Good luck sir,
you are going to have to price it to the poor among us which I think is probably 97% of us.
I and most of us can make a couple of hundred grams of silver nitrate way cheaper than you are thinking of selling.
That is just one of the things that amateur chemist do, they make some (actually a lot ) of their own shit.
That said if you wish to send me a couple of hundred grams to review, I certainly would be honored.

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[*] posted on 2-7-2019 at 11:39


I would pay the silver price (as in the silver that is actually there), as I know you want to get rid of it. For that price I would take a kilo. The fact that it is the nitrate doesn't make it more valuable for me, actually less as it means more shipping.

Edit: I also know you won't be able to sell it to anyone for more than the silver price.

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[*] posted on 2-7-2019 at 12:36


You want to sell to photographers, who are afraid of dissolving silver, not to chemists, who do it for fun. Offer your wares at a photo forum and you will get a better price.



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[*] posted on 2-7-2019 at 12:49


But still, if you want to quickly get rid of a kilo, send me a pm ;)
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[*] posted on 2-7-2019 at 18:02


Makes sense. Thanks for the advice everyone! Spoke to my HOD, he said to sell it off for USD320 per 500g. If anyone's interested, let me know!
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[*] posted on 2-7-2019 at 19:32


Silver spot price is about 50 cents a gram. AgNO3 is about 63% silver.

I am actually in the market for silver, as I have recently started goldsmithing as a hobby/side-project. I am surprised that you have so many offers (from members who I am certain could make the same quantity of product for far less themselves, as morganbw pointed out).

There are a lot of mom and pop jewelry places around where I live (about 3 miles from the jewelry district in downtown Los Angeles). Many of them acquire scrap but don't process it in-house. I really need to get down there and buy some scrap!
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[*] posted on 3-7-2019 at 03:55
I have sent you a U2U message


I've relocated to Shah Alam from UK so my chemistry set needs replenishing.



CAUTION : Hobby Chemist, not Professional or even Amateur
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[*] posted on 3-7-2019 at 07:02


Quote: Originally posted by Sulaiman  
I've relocated to Shah Alam from UK so my chemistry set needs replenishing.


Dang man, I spent a couple of weeks there about a decade ago.
You could see the blue mosque from my hotel.
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[*] posted on 4-7-2019 at 23:56


Well, managed to sell of 10 kilos worth. PM me if anyone else is interested for the remaining 40kgs!
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[*] posted on 5-7-2019 at 15:28


I knew silver nitrate was expensive but DAMN! That's expensive!
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[*] posted on 8-7-2019 at 00:49


just sold 27.5kg of silver nitrate. We've got about 22.5kg left.

Going for about USD320 per 500g, I've put it up on ebay if anyone's interested https://www.ebay.com/itm/153550115175
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[*] posted on 8-7-2019 at 04:56


I must commend your business sense ─ and your perk of free shipping makes it extra attractive but 500g is way more than I'd need...

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