I bought these from MorningSave for more money and only a 6-pack. Our family in Puerto Rico cannot buy sanitizer anywhere. Unfortunately I couldn’t have MorningSave deliver directly there so I had it shipped to my house and then the post office re-sent it again to PR.
Hand sanitizer required special handling when going to PR both because it’s liquid and because it’s flammable. Cannot go by air so had to disclose the contents during shipping and they put a special sticker on the box banning it from any air travel.
Although it cost a fortune to resend (cannot remember exactly how much) it was worth it to give them something since they are having trouble finding it at any store and at any price.
@sammydog01 Last weekend the stores were flush with the stuff. This past weekend all the shelves were stripped bare again. At least toilet paper is regularly in stock now except Costco is still out of the TP that fits our holders.
@bigmeh@cfg83 You’re correct about the ethyl vs isopropyl. It took me a few purchases to realize there was a difference! (You’re also correct about higher percentages being less effective! Just sayin’")
Is it April Fools day? No? Then clearly Meh has been taken over by space aliens who watch TV. Please, bring back our Meh, who sales expired Christmas treats in the new year and loads of candy corn, miniature drones, and backup batteries. We miss them.
@flehm@Woody1 I buy the isopropyl alcohol on Amazon, verify it with a hydrometer, and mix my own sanitizer. I would not trust amazon or meh for anything medical or health related that can’t be verified.
What I say is, a bottle of name brand sanitizer use to cost a max of $1.99 per 8 oz, so 12 x $2 = $24 which less rhan $29 & a lot less than Amazon’s ridiculous fn price & can be bought on eBay, or Online @ Walmart all day long in wipes, bottles & spray! The active ingedients in these bottles is fn ethyl alchohol!! Everybody wants to get rich offa da COVID-19 virus buying sanitizers, wipes & fn toilet paper & reselling it to desperate people. Not to me, I can make my own, or just purchase it at very fn reasonable prices!!
@decoratedwarvet You ought to try bleach around here. Most places basically $12/gallon. Walmart is about $7/gallon. Where I volunteer (no kill animal shelter) even the bottle of bleach tablets that you put in a gallon of water is about 10x what is had cost prior to covid (although price per gallon made is far less than the “premade” bleach)
@carl669@InnocuousFarmer, not sure what ur post meant, but i fn have no laptop, nor use my lap for keyboard props! If you dislike my answer, you might try to tell me what to say! It won’t work, but you may not have anything else to do if your locked away at home due to this fn virus crap!! LOL!! If u were just being sarcastic, well,… what do you think of mine! Semper Fi
@carl669@rpstrong, to answer your A2A, the Answer is’ Fuck, No! The Fuck Meter’s on the blink, a fn tRumpturd thought it was a fuckn Voting Machine & disabled it, ergo me & the Fuck Meter now fn have something in common!!
@carl669@InnocuousFarmer, nope, not drunk & haven’t had any hard liquor in over a month. Just remember, you started this nice freakn exchange with a ‘Psst’ & my lack of using the fuck word!! I was just trading sarcasm for sarcasm, of which I love, but when I use a few fuckn sarcastic remarks on a platform like Quora, well,…I geta reprimand & a rebuke, so I have to take my toys & find another sandbox!!
The thing I was talking about, laptops these days all have these Fn keys in the corner. Stands for “Fuckin”. Where F3 normally is used for finding the next item of text in a search, Fuckin F3 might raise the screen brightness, or lower the volume or something.
@carl669@InnocuousFarmer, well, that’s just great & Jim Dandy, but I really can’t imagine [even if I were John Lennon] how I could have decifered That out of what you actually did say!! Ergo, I must respectfully cry out, “What The Fuck Choo Talkin Bout, Willis?” BTW, I Will take it all with a grain of salt & hope you do the same & F3, Yes, i have no computer; i have no computer today!!
@carl669@InnocuousFarmer, to be fairer, I quit knowing who I was talkiin to after your initial reply, so we’re all good as a nice shot of fn liquor which I wished I had before I cut my lawn!! Not because it’s hard riding my fn Cub Cadet, but because it takes about 2.5 - 3 hrs to get her done!! But, at least, I got some Beer!!
@curtisl42, there’s that good reason, plus, you can make it yourself in the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom etc. You can fn Google, or check out WikiHow to find a receipe & even sell it with a fuckn ‘Made In A Bathroom Sink’ on the label!! JSYK!!
@mick 80 proof won’t cut it, that’s 40% alc. you need the bare minimum of 60%, but ideally 75% to be the most effective. 70% sanitizer is the bare minimum as we’re talking covid here. The 62% in this product is barely cutting it. Most hand sanitizers in the stores are 70-75%, some are only 62%, so read the label first. You would need 151 proof Everclear or vodka for 75%, or 190 proof at 80%, and that’s expensive and hard to find, illegal in many areas. 80% is the highest concentration that is effective, needs some water to activate. See my comment below on making your own with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.
Be aware, this states only 62% ethyl alcohol (also known as ethanol and drinking alcohol), which is at the lower threshold of recommended effectiveness of 60% by the CDC and WHO. They recommend at least 70% which many other brands are, and ideally 75% for the covid19 virus, which I see some new brands state now. Also needs more than 10% water for it to work, so concentrations of 90% ethyl or isopropyl alc. and over are not as effective either. Don’t want too much of other ingredients such as aloe, etc. Some use isopropyl alchohol aka isopropanaol aka rubbing alcohol which is also effective at the same concentrations, but they say ethyl alc. has a bit of an edge on effectiveness. You can make your own, recipes at the CDC web site, but will have to use isopropyl alc. as ethyl is tightly regulated, and will have to get 99% iso. alc. from chemical supply stores, or 91% iso. alc. from the likes of CVS or Walmart and dilute to 75% with distilled water, and 3% of the mix should be the 3% hydrogen peroxide solution from the same stores that will kill spores that will get into household mixes from the air. Alc. won’t kill spores. But go by the CDC’s recipe, I’m just giving general info.
Before COVID-19, an 8 oz. bottle of hand sanitizer was $1 at the Dollar Tree store (where everything is $1 - but they had it!!). So even at this price, better than most at the moment, I still feel like there’s some crisis price gouging going on.
@duodec@Outer78 I expect that cutoff is quite conservative. They had to pick a number and they made it a nice round one. You’re probably fine even at lower concentrations. (I used to work in ingredient quality at a chemical plant.)
@sammydog01 I saw a video of a 4th grade teacher’s very clever experiment with her students involving dirty hands (and other dirty things) then same things after hand sanitizer and same things after soap. They looked at what then grew on bread. While hand sanitizer cut it back the growth of junk on the breaad only the soap and water resulted in almost “clean” bread.
@blaineg it might need something like a wick to get started, like try wetting a cloth with it and lighting it. Careful though, in some cases it might burn without a visible flame, so you think it’s not working and touch it and get sticky gelled burning sanitizer on yourself(think napalm)