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Title: Extremes in Prices
Post by: Al Lewis on December 05, 2016, 08:21:41 AM
Has anyone else come across this?  I look at several web sites for cultures.  I just bought TM 81 125 DCU from one site for $5.50.  On the other site it was $42.97.  Now in the reverse, the second site had Mycodore for $15.97 whereas the same packet on the first site was $33.50.  Now I purchased both of these at the lower prices so they are correct. Not sure why the huge disparity but it certainly makes shopping around worth your time.
Title: Re: Extremes in Prices
Post by: Danbo on December 05, 2016, 10:05:39 AM
Huge differencces here in Europe too...
Title: Re: Extremes in Prices
Post by: awakephd on December 05, 2016, 01:45:22 PM
Al, I can help you with this problem. If you will buy all future cultures from me, I can guarantee consistency in pricing ... consistently high, of course, but I'm assuming you're willing to pay extra for the consistency. Right? Right? Al ... ? :)
Title: Re: Extremes in Prices
Post by: Al Lewis on December 05, 2016, 03:38:57 PM
I really appreciate your kind offer Andy but I think I'll stick with shopping around! LOL  I just find it very strange that there are such huge differences.  I could understand a couple of dollars but these are significant.  I have to wonder if they are misprints or if they thought they could actually get that much more. :o
Title: Re: Extremes in Prices
Post by: AnnDee on December 05, 2016, 05:39:54 PM
Maybe different amount?
I am buying more thermo C and Artisan Geek has 100g for 30 dollars while the 10g sachet is 7.49 bucks. So I think I'll get 100g.
Title: Re: Extremes in Prices
Post by: Al Lewis on December 06, 2016, 08:06:14 AM
No Ann these were the exact same items.  I really don't want to post the links as I don't want to affect anyone's business but I will tell you that they both have great deals on things as a rule.  These were the only two items I found to be out of line.
Title: Re: Extremes in Prices
Post by: AnnDee on December 06, 2016, 08:31:44 AM
I think I will compare prices from now on, I do that from time to time but many times I have no choice because if I have to get things from 2 different shops, the shipping is killing me.

Actually now I have to buy more of my cultures and some rennet (my renco is acting up for whatever reason) and also few more molds, and of course 1 important culture is not available in 1 shop and 1 mold is not available on the other!
*I'm pulling my hair here
Sorry I'm venting here :)
Title: Re: Extremes in Prices
Post by: awakephd on December 06, 2016, 04:06:04 PM
I hear you - it can be a real puzzle trying to put together an order, based on whether you can get everything from one place (saving on shipping), or whether a cheaper price from another place will be offset by a separate shipping charge, or ...