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[NSW] Scott's Hand Sanitiser 450ml $19.99 @ IGA North Ryde

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Was shopping at North Ryde IGA and found hand sanitisers to be in stock. They had hundreds of them in the front desk + a few more in the aisle.

Limited to 1 per customer.

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  • +5 votes

    This brand seems to have flooded the market recently as seeing it cropping up everywhere now. Still unable to find out the alcohol % though so unclear if it's deemend effective or not.

    Edit: Looks like 50% ethanol? Fact sheet: https://www.pascoes.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Scotts...

    In which case, not deemed effective. CDC recommends 60%+ ethanol and 70%+ isopropanol.

    CDC does not have a recommended alternative to hand rub products with greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol as active ingredients.

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/hand-hygiene-f...

    • +7 votes

      The MSDS measures the ingredients by weight, not volume.

      50% alcohol by weight equals approximately 60% alcohol by volume (assuming a mixture of alcohol and water), so this should be OK.

      Most of these recommended hand sanitiser formulas are measured by volume, not weight (i.e. mLs, not grams).

      Ethanol weighs about 80% of the same volume of water. And there's almost certainly some form of glycerin-based gelling agent in this product (heavier than water), so that makes it even higher of a percentage of alcohol by volume.

      https://www.probrewer.com/tools/percent-alcohol-conversion-c...

      I would still be going down the route of purchasing metho and mixing up my own formula. It would cost $9 per litre for the DIY metho+aloe concoction versus $40 per litre for the premix hand sanitiser.

  • +2 votes

    Or buy from this mob if you want to be ripped off :

    https://www.winningspiritonline.com.au/index.php?route=produ...

    I just mix methyl spirit with 20-30 % water in a small
    Spray bottle … I don’t need aloe Vera … it smells
    Good and it makes my brain happy and feeling safe

    • +2 votes

      I just mix methyl spirit

      Good idea, but that's just as hard to find as decent hand sanitiser at the moment.

  • +1 vote

    That is Fkng expensive.

    Our local pharmacy hasn't got stock issues and is tons cheaper. Try your non chain or smaller chain pharmacies

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      I agree this is a rip off price. Not long ago I saw Terry White selling their own brand a 1 litre for $9.99

  • +7 votes

    Some coles have got the 500ml for $9. Just ask the service desk cashier if it's available.
    Source: got one few days ago

  • +21 votes

    This is at least 4 times costlier than usual price of a 500 ml hand sanitizer. How is it a bargain? Just taking advantage of shortage.

  • +7 votes

    ridiculous price gouging

  • +1 vote

    price gouging for hand sanitiser seems to be the norm now!

  • +3 votes

    IGA's reputation has really gone down lately.

  • +2 votes

    Why does it have a mouthpiece as if it's a drink bottle?

  • +1 vote

    My friend just bought one of these for me at $26 as well at Priceline. It's ridiculously expensive I would not buy it myself at that price.
    I got one 500ml bottle myself at Chemist warehouse the other day for $8. So I just can't explain the price difference.

  • +40 votes

    Adding this to my spreadsheet to see how it compares with the others in terms of unit pricing.

    Company Total Volume L Price Unit price $/L % markup
    Sydney Solvents 5 $52.00 $10.40
    Chemist Warehouse - Aqium 1 $14.49 $14.49
    Toymate 3 $50.00 $16.67 15.02%
    Toymate 0.98 $18.00 $18.37 26.76%
    DB Cosmetics 3 $65.94 $21.98 51.69%
    Tableking 1 $29.95 $29.95 106.69%
    Woolworths - Careline 0.2 $8.00 $40.00 176.05%
    Archie Rose 0.5 $20.00 $40.00 176.05%
    Four Pillars 1 $40.00 $40.00 176.05%
    IGA - Scotts 0.45 $19.99 $44.42 206.57%
    Bstill 0.5 $22.41 $44.82 209.32%
    Chemist Warehouse - Aqium 0.06 $2.99 $49.83 243.92%
    Ned Whisky 0.4 $20.00 $50.00 245.07%
    Amazon - Dettol 0.05 $2.69 $53.80 271.29%
    Harvey Norman - Velcare 1 $59.00 $59.00 307.18%
    Myer - Lavanya Brothers 1 $59.95 $59.95 313.73%
    ABM MyDeal 1 $59.99 $59.99 314.01%
    Nourished for life 0.125 $9.95 $79.60 449.34%
    Catch - Scotts 0.15 $15.00 $100.00 590.13%
    Medi Masks Careline 0.05 $6.99 $139.80 864.80%
    • +1 vote

      this impresses me a lot

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      The one from Sydney Solvents. Is that hand sanitiser or just Ethanol/Isopropyl Alcohol?

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        Hand Sanitiser. Just checked and they have raised the price to $87 now.
        https://www.sydneysolvents.com.au/antibacterial-instant-hand...

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          Nice. 64% ethanol.
          Looks like there’s no stock? Do they even sell it now?
          That’s a damn good price (if you can even get it).

          • +3 votes

            @syngen: Yeah, a lot on the list has no stock. List is just a comparison. I just hope that there is no price movement on the Aqium 1L from Chemist Warehouse once it becomes available.

            New update now includes 2 Sydney Solvents items.

            Company Total Volume L Price Unit price $/L % markup
            Chemist Warehouse - Aqium 1 $14.49 $14.49
            Toymate 3 $50.00 $16.67 15.02%
            Sydney Solvents 5 $87.00 $17.40 20.08%
            Toymate 0.98 $18.00 $18.37 26.76%
            DB Cosmetics 3 $65.94 $21.98 51.69%
            Tableking 1 $29.95 $29.95 106.69%
            Woolworths Careline 0.2 $8.00 $40.00 176.05%
            Archie Rose 0.5 $20.00 $40.00 176.05%
            Four Pillars 1 $40.00 $40.00 176.05%
            IGA - Scotts 0.45 $19.99 $44.42 206.57%
            Bstill 0.5 $22.41 $44.82 209.32%
            Sydney Solvents 1 $45.00 $45.00 210.56%
            Chemist Warehouse - Aqium 0.06 $2.99 $49.83 243.92%
            Ned Whisky 0.4 $20.00 $50.00 245.07%
            Amazon Dettol 0.05 $2.69 $53.80 271.29%
            Harvey Norman Velcare 1 $59.00 $59.00 307.18%
            Myer Lavanya Brothers 1 $59.95 $59.95 313.73%
            ABM MyDeal 1 $59.99 $59.99 314.01%
            Nourished for life 0.125 $9.95 $79.60 449.34%
            Catch Scotts 0.15 $15.00 $100.00 590.13%
            Medi Masks Careline 0.05 $6.99 $139.80 864.80%
            • +2 votes

              @lomie: You should put up your spreadsheet as a read-only Google Doc to share 😊

              I’ve been to damn near every Chemist Warehouse looking for the Aquim Hand Sanitiser. Sadly, have not seen any stock for the past 3-4 weeks.
              Came across some in one of the local Asian Grocer, $7.99 for 50ml. That’s like f”kn nuts.
              A lot of expensive ones like Rivers/Millers etc are bloody expensive and have 4-6 week delivery timeline.

              I’m resorting to making my own. Managed to procure a good quantity of ethanol to make some following the WHO formulation.

              • +2 votes

                @syngen: I managed to get the 60mL convenience bottle from Chemist Warehouse. Unfortunately they don't know when they will get the 1L in.

                I too started hunting around but I've just increased my risk. So I've stopped that now and using the 60mL bottle carefully.

  • +5 votes

    Just because something is in stock does not make it a bargain. At that price it's definitely gouging, especially for some no-name brand. Isn't the first time IGA is taking advantage of the situation.

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      the I in IGA stands for independent.. The IGA warehouse has being out of stock for 4 weeks, this IGA has done a deal with a man in a van.

  • +2 votes

    Blatant profiteering.

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    Price gouging.

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    This is a bargain site not a rip off site

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    I saw this same brand & size available at various Asian stores for $20. They're selling heaps (didn't see any limit sign) so in case anyone need more than one, check your local Asian groceries.

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    Ridiculous price gouging from IGA. How is this even considered a deal?

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    IGA Redfern sells this product for $25.90 (and it even says “Special - Save $13.09”!)

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    I also found that it's $25 something in the IGA near me too. Not happy.

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