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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 04:17
Gumtree Glassware - Australian Finds


Us Australians... there's at least 3 of us! Anyway, gumtree is the Australian Craigslist, but its a bit more reputable, as its really only swap and sell, you don't 'meet a guy off of Gumtree'.

Chemistry glassware seems to turn up fairly regularly on it. Naturally, most people have no idea how to price or even list it correctly, so you can find things very over priced or dirt cheap. I thought we could dedicate a thread to the Aussies and cheap 'worthwhile' glassware finds on Gumtree (or other sites I guess, but none others spring to mind). Even if the find is absolutely no-where near you, it might be near someone else.

I'll start it off: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/footscray/collectables/bulk-...

At Footscray.
Not exactly cheap, but this user has about 6 'lots' of glassware at about $100 each. Would probably be a lot cheaper if you bought more than one lot.
The only thing more quality than German glassware is.... West German glassware

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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 05:59


Nice! Thanks for making a thread on it, I'll definitely be checking out out.
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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 17:07


I haven’t found anything good lately but last year it there was a woman in Sydney who had a few simax 5l flasks up with huge joint sizes and she had them advertised as glass to make hanging lamps out of along with completed lamps as well as 3l erlenmeyer lamps too. This was infuriating! Such a waste of quality glassware. Some people just have no idea. They were going ridiculously cheap at 25each and she would not post them even though I would organise the deal. I don’t know why not.
I have bought a few lab coats very cheaply from local ads and there was a bunch of free chemistry textbooks I got recently as well. You just need to keep checking to get great deals, but almost all the good ones aren’t anywhere near me usually.




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[*] posted on 8-5-2018 at 00:33


Anyone in Aus, hit me up for glassware, I've got a good stock of second hand stuff, some dating back to when Krushchev strutted the Kremlin. If you are in Melb, you are welcome to call in and see what's around. I'm sympathetic to the amateur scientist, I'll look after you.
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[*] posted on 8-5-2018 at 01:14


Quote: Originally posted by Chemetix  
Anyone in Aus, hit me up for glassware, I've got a good stock of second hand stuff, some dating back to when Krushchev strutted the Kremlin. If you are in Melb, you are welcome to call in and see what's around. I'm sympathetic to the amateur scientist, I'll look after you.


What fritted funnels do you have (specifically w/ std taper joints)
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[*] posted on 8-5-2018 at 01:22


I haven't looked on gummie for a while and have had very mixed results when I have. It is the most ridiculous place to search.

Due to ongoing financial strictures I have to keep out of the market for a bit. But if it is posted here I will definitely take a nosy.


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On inspection there is quite a bit of stuff there.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/footscray/collectables/bulk-... contains quite a bit of what appears to be relatively useless stuff. But it does have a small soxhlet with two condensers and a good assortment of sep funnels.
The beaker box could be worthwhile to the right person. Nearly 30 borosilicate beakers, about a dozen ceramic evaporating dishes and what appears to be a dozen ptfe beakers. For 100 bucks that is a pretty good deal. It is not sexy glassware but could eb very useful.
The drying oven is the same model as mine -- which works great. It will need some effort to remove some rust but is probably good value at 50 bucks.

Other lots she has for sale seem overpriced to me -- or maybe not if you really needed a 2L volumetric flask.

Is there enough interest to do a group buy and distribute?

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[*] posted on 8-5-2018 at 15:15



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What fritted funnels do you have (specifically w/ std taper joints)



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[*] posted on 12-5-2018 at 23:59


Quote: Originally posted by Tdep  
Us Australians... there's at least 3 of us! Anyway, gumtree is the Australian Craigslist, but its a bit more reputable, as its really only swap and sell, you don't 'meet a guy off of Gumtree'.



What? i meet heaps of guys on gumtree.....oh wait no i confused it with that other app beginning with g....

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[*] posted on 16-5-2018 at 03:55


Gumtree can be an absolute goldmine for certain items. Fitness equipment for example: often bought on impulse by people... large, heavy and generally a pain in the arse to move... sold for a fraction of the retail price if you pick he fucker up ASAP...

I bought my first bomb car on gumtree. Used to find loads of tutoring work on gumtree back when I tried to 'make learning fun!' for all the little sprogs...

Gumtree rocks!




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[*] posted on 3-6-2018 at 01:54


Some small amounts of glassware from someone, including volumetric pippettes. Does anyone use volumetric pippettes at home? Not really, but 8 for $10 is still a bargain.

Also the other ad is curious. A box of 'the usual stuff' but no picture included. Probably worth a message if you are close-by, could be a goldmine or it could be trash. Mystery.

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[*] posted on 3-6-2018 at 06:32


Hi all,

Being in Back Country WA - i dont find much on Gumtree but I did find and use these guys


Ebayer intaglass (309 ) has some great novel glassware
AusChems - rareitems (4900 )
sciencesupply (3997 )
laboratory.hub (349)

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[*] posted on 19-7-2018 at 06:14


A bargain (a vase... Tragedy) and not a bargain... But still looks nice. I like how it all packs into a nice carry case

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[*] posted on 19-7-2018 at 15:18


I go to techtrader in north Sydney. They are a proper lab shop but sell used equipment and new for killer prices. Check them out.




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[*] posted on 20-7-2018 at 15:44


Looks like your first step to pentazoles ;)
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[*] posted on 21-7-2018 at 02:26


Quote: Originally posted by DubaiAmateurRocketry  
Looks like your first step to pentazoles ;)

The 5L flask? I like the enthusiasm :P
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[*] posted on 24-7-2018 at 16:54


Huge pile of testtubes and some retro glassware (ground glass joints are for wimps)

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[*] posted on 29-8-2019 at 02:19
Laboratory glassware in australia from gumtree


Hello!
Here is where I will post links to gumtree items that I find, that other Australian amateur chemists should find useful.
These will mainly be items that are;
~A~ to far away from me and/or Seller won't post
~B~ not what I need/have a use for
~C~ items too good to not share




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[*] posted on 29-8-2019 at 02:21


First lot of items that I came across.

Darlington NSW
Looks like a bulk amount of beakers and grad cylinders, brand is madaboutscience, I use that brand myself and haven't had any problems (yet).
Quality is school grade (I think).
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/darlington/other-antiques-ar...

Frankston south VIC
A few beakers for $18 some Pyrex and TWO (or three) SCHOTT DURAN!!
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/frankston-south/miscellaneou...

Brighton TAS
A magnetic stimulate and some glassware (not sure what brand, looks like some more schott) for $100.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/brighton/other-tools-diy/hom...

Collingwood north VIC
Someone should save this glassware $40 look at all that glass...
No idea what brand, looks like pick up only.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/collingwood/other-antiques-a...

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[*] posted on 29-8-2019 at 03:29


Is glassware very common on gumtree.i would have thought it would be a rare uncommon thing.
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[*] posted on 29-8-2019 at 03:53


I have obtained a couple of things via gumtree. But things are usually way overpriced when they turn up. For example, a Bunsen, 2 50mL erlenmeyers and 4 test tubes for 90 bucks. Best buys are usually when people don't know what it is: only that it is "sciency" and they want it gone. Gumtree search is a dog at the best of times and even worse if no one knows what the thing is called. So a search for "beaker" or "lab glass" usually gives best results.

I did once get a 2L erlenmeyer for $2. I also got an entire hobby lab for $300 from a guy who was going into an aged care facility.

So if you spot something, then do share. But I think it will be infrequent. There is actually a thread already in existence with gumtree sharing.




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[*] posted on 29-8-2019 at 04:32


@I_sum1
Really? Where is this thread?
Yeah, I've learned alot about gumtree shopping from my older sibling who used to buy manga and anime (quite thoroughly and intensively) from there often.




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[*] posted on 29-8-2019 at 04:43


I merged this into a previous thread. But I know there is an earlier one as well.


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For completeness' sake:
https://www.sciencemadness.org/whisper/viewthread.php?tid=64...
https://www.sciencemadness.org/whisper/viewthread.php?tid=63...

Not worth merging though. NedsHead was the eyes on the ground for this kind of thing. I miss him. Nice guy.

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[*] posted on 9-10-2019 at 05:07


Alright, got a few more!

1 litre Fischer Brand storage bottles
Brisbane QLD
He's got 40 or so for $5 each, he's also got 10 for $40
I just brought 4 for $32(including Paypal fees)
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/windsor/other-home-garden/10...

Lab glassware
Watervale SA
1 1000ml Erlenmeyer, 7 600ml beakers and a few Petri dishes pickup from Adelaide or Watervale SA
She's also got a stirrer for $100.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/watervale/miscellaneous-good...


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[*] posted on 30-4-2020 at 06:21


Over priced, but still worth checking out and making an offer if you're in the area

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[*] posted on 30-4-2020 at 20:49


Quote: Originally posted by Tdep  
Over priced, but still worth checking out and making an offer if you're in the area

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/moorabbin/miscellaneous-good...

There is actually quite a bit of stuff there. Still overpriced. It is one of those situations where the seller would be well advised to break the sale into smaller units. I think if you were in the area you could make an offer on a selection of items.
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