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[*] posted on 6-6-2023 at 13:32
25L of formaldehyde for £0.95 - Cheltenham, UK (ending tomorrow on eBay)


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/295730235614?_trkparms=amclksrc%3...
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[*] posted on 7-6-2023 at 07:07


Do you know if they are going to reupload it?
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[*] posted on 7-6-2023 at 10:45


It appears to already be re-listed:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/295744821756?hash=item44dbc3d9fc:...

Maybe if no-one is nearby, it might be worth messaging them to see if they might post it.

I might do so myself but I expect a "no", but you never know I suppose...

Just think of what you could do with 25L of formalin.....


As an aside, does anyone know how to ship hazardous stuff?

Often the business sellers on eBay will send it via an ADR courier; I assumed it would be as simple as going to a courier website and specifying ADR shipping and paying a little extra, but this doesn't seem to be the case.
Maybe it is just for companies?

[Edited on 7-6-2023 by SplendidAcylation]
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[*] posted on 7-6-2023 at 12:29


Just buy acetal plastic. Much easier to store and is pure. No methanol anyway.
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[*] posted on 7-6-2023 at 14:38


Quote: Originally posted by SplendidAcylation  
As an aside, does anyone know how to ship hazardous stuff?

Often the business sellers on eBay will send it via an ADR courier; I assumed it would be as simple as going to a courier website and specifying ADR shipping and paying a little extra, but this doesn't seem to be the case.
Maybe it is just for companies?

[Edited on 7-6-2023 by SplendidAcylation]

The two UK couriers that will routinely handle hazardous materials are DHL and APC; I would imagine you need to have an account with them to access these services. If you're sending these materials abroad, the only option is DHL.

ETA: With DHL, this requires accounts to be audited and pre-approved by the customer service team. I don't know what exactly this involves, whether it requires a site visit from them, or whether it's purely a paper exercise.

[Edited on 7-6-2023 by Lionel Spanner]




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[*] posted on 7-6-2023 at 15:42


From the old CHIP pictogram on the label, and the fact the supplier (Micro-Biologicals Ltd. of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk) was dissolved as a company in 2010, I would estimate this stuff is somewhere between 13 and 30 years old.



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