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[*] posted on 10-10-2011 at 14:59
Interesting item on ebay


Hello,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Empty-bottle-1kg-label-Aluminium-p...

Do you think perhaps they would fleece you by replacing all that lovely air that would be in the empty bottle with something else (like Al?)

There's another here

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Empty-bag-Potassium-Nitrate-L-K-/1...

Seems to be the way to get around restrictions.

To Moderator: Delete this if it's an off center post.


Dann2

[Edited on 10-10-2011 by dann2]
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[*] posted on 10-10-2011 at 15:47


http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m5...

No one seems to have unlisted anyone else...?
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[*] posted on 10-10-2011 at 17:06


The feedback ratings (and pictures) suggest that there is indeed something in the packages. Not sure what they are hoping to accomplish by such a dodge, though; delay detection and repercussions by a few months or a few sales? It's not like they can plausibly claim a busy trade in empty packages once someone actually looks into their affairs.
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[*] posted on 10-10-2011 at 22:17


Maybe in England where the seller is, they restrict Al and KNO3?
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[*] posted on 10-10-2011 at 23:09


I've read the rules at ebay and I have never seen the rule that says that you cannot buy chemicals because they can be used in pyrotecnics. The only rules of concern to sellers is the ORD-M rules.

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[*] posted on 11-10-2011 at 02:52


He, and and number of others, were selling aluminium powder and nitrates for a long time before. I have bought aluminium powder from one of them and it used to be listed as the powder with a picture.

It recently disappeared. I am guessing because it was too easy for kids to make thermite, flash powders and other explosives with it.

It seemed to disappear around the same time as the bomb in Norway.

This is the UK site yes.

There are also restrictions against components used in known prescription medicines. E.g. hydroquinone.

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