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Disposable Face Mask (Box of 50) $14.80 Delivered @ Jumbo Small eBay

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Hi,

Following the other deal that expired very quickly, it seems that a lot of people are looking for cheap masks.

Not affiliated with the seller, but it's the cheaper I found on ebay.
Alternative seller (I bought from this one Monday and received it on Friday, but the bulk buying discount is a bit lower) : https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/50x-Disposable-Mask-Face-Masks-A...

Both are located in NSW, couldn't find a cheap seller in VIC.

And if you buy them, please have a quick search on how to wear them properly ;)

Cheers


Edit: Price now $14.80 (down from $15)

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    • A real ozbargainer wears 2 of the cheaper 30c masks to get 6 ply.

    • +27 votes

      Don't buy/support kn95 junk that isn't even tested

      • Don't spread lies about protective equipment just because you don't know what it is.

        In short, N95 masks are the US standards for respirator masks; KN95 masks are the Chinese standards for masks. These are the requirements that the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health requires manufacturers to meet in order to label their masks as N95s. Despite the long list of differences, the two masks are equivalent or nearly equivalent on the features that most people care about.
        According to mask manufacturer 3M, “it is reasonable to consider” China’s KN95s “equivalent” to US N95s. Mask standards for Europe (FFP2), Australia (P2), Korea (KMOEL), and Japan (DS) are also highly similar.
        N95s and KN95s are both rated to capture 95% of particles. Among the minor differences, only KN95 masks are required to pass fit tests, while N95 masks have slightly stronger breathability standards.
        https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/whats-the-difference-bet...

        • +37 votes

          CCP propaganda machine has infiltrated ozbargain. Sure kn95 should be equivalent but there have been so many tests that say the crap coming out of China atm is all fake and doesn't meet the standard. It just has kn95 stamped on it. Up to you if you want to pay more for a false sense of security

          • @razmoo: You can't call KN95 crap because there are fakes being produced with KN95 on them.

            There are probably fake P2 and N95 masks being sold so are all masks with those ratings crap too?

            • @spaceflight: Sure I can. Just like you seem so sure they are good.

              When it comes to health, best to err on side of caution.

              But to be fair, if they can prove it's been tested and not flooding out of some junk factory, kn95 me!

              • @razmoo:

                Just like you seem so sure they are good.

                Don't take my word for it, take 3Ms, it was in my original post which you probably didn't read. I'll make it easier for you

                According to mask manufacturer 3M, “it is reasonable to consider” China’s KN95s “equivalent” to US N95s. Mask standards for Europe (FFP2), Australia (P2), Korea (KMOEL), and Japan (DS) are also highly similar.

                When it comes to health, best to err on side of caution.

                It's even better not to spread lies and misleading information.

                • +12 votes

                  @spaceflight: I'm not arguing with you that kn95 standard is not equivalent.

                  I'm saying you would pretty much have to be a fool if you're paying a premium for a kn95 mask that hasn't been tested/guaranteed to filter 95% of particles.

                  E.g. Office Works have plenty of kn95 masks that they say as being for "non medical use". No one selling these masks will accept any liability. They don't dare even say it "should" filter out 95%. They're irresponsibily using the standard "kn95" as a marketing tool.

                  • @razmoo: Say what you will about China but not everything that comes out of there is automatically junk. I can proudly say that all my Xiaomi products have been going strong. Also I don’t think it’s fair for you to simply call out someone who takes a contrary view to you as a CCP propaganda bot…didn’t realise the alt-right and their sensationalist name calling had infiltrated ozbargain either!

                    • @Optimusprimetime: You're right.. not everything from china is crap. When I said crap coming out of China I meant the masks.

                      Welcome to ozbargain btw. Congrats on first comment.

                    • -16 votes

                      @Optimusprimetime:

                      didn’t realise the alt-right and their sensationalist name calling had infiltrated ozbargain either!

                      You hadn't realised most Australian's are controlled by the news to believe stupidity? Stupidity like the Chinese Government is surveilling them (they aren't) as their own Government actually surveils them and they vote.

                      Perhaps you need to stop watching yourself, that's what made me realise what my fellow countrymen are.

                    • @Optimusprimetime: I wouldn't go comparing one of the largest companies in the world that's Chinese based against some rando on Ebay selling $15 face masks….

                    • @Optimusprimetime: That's some low value bait there. Being "anti-ccp" for their Orwellian oversight, and lax view of standards and regulation, has absolutely nothing to do with the alt-right. We're not Americans here, we know the meaning of words, and when you're just being a troll.

                      • @incipient: Yes I agree with you but I never said being 'anti-ccp' is synonymous with the alt-right, in fact I'm anti-ccp myself. More that we should be looking at products objectively and not simply attacking them for being defective or faulty based on the country of origin and more to the fact, anyone who wants to point out some facts that incidentally supports or defends a Chinese made product shouldn't be merely labelled as a 'CCP sympathiser or bot', which tends to be an alt-right trait these days.

                    • @Optimusprimetime: I think you've shown your hand here.
                      "Left" or "right", most people know Chinese standards and ability to stop pirated products is pretty much in the toilet.
                      As far as their premium products go: doubt there's any data that goes through them that can't be accessed by The CCP.

              • @razmoo: let's be honest, there are good kn95 and there are bad/fake kn95
                not all kn95 are bad!

                refer to this deal, the so called "Disposable Face Mask" are only good for dust, not Coronavirus!

                I usually refer these as "fake mask" when it's for use in fighting Coronavirus.
                Try gift these "Disposable Face Mask" to hospital/medical personnel that works in hospital and see if they want it (no they don't!)

                • @davidl2:

                  refer to this deal, the so called "Disposable Face Mask" are only good for dust, not Coronavirus!

                  You do realise that the style of masks in this deal are the same as those recommended to wear if you have COVID to prevent it being spread?

                  They are better for much more than dust too.
                  You do realise that they are the same style of mask worn in hospitals don't you?
                  Hospitals do not routinely use P2 or equivalent respirators.

                  I usually refer these as "fake mask" when it's for use in fighting Coronavirus.

                  They are not a fake mask

                  Try gift these "Disposable Face Mask" to hospital/medical personnel that works in hospital and see if they want it (no they don't!)

                  You do realise that they are the same style of mask worn in hospitals don't you?

                  • @spaceflight: yeah! you go everything on the cheapest as long as they "look the same", they have to be absolutely the same as long as they look the same style.

                    good on ya! :)

                    • @davidl2:

                      yeah! you go everything on the cheapest as long as they "look the same"

                      I don't know who you are quoting but I never said they "look the same".

                      I said they are the same style used in hospitals, which they are. They are not a respirator which people seem to think is the only useful thing.

                  • @spaceflight: You do realise there are also certain standards for the medical masks that they use in the hospital? A lot of cheap Chinese ones that do not meet the standards are floating around that actually are useless for filtering the air. Who knows if this ebay lot is one of them?

                    • @amberstyre: They have the same (claimed) construction of a surgical mask.

                      A proper surgical mask is usually made of three layers, including an outer hydrophobic non-woven layer, a middle melt-blown layer, and an inner soft absorbent non-woven layer.

                      • @spaceflight: Anyone can claim anything on the internet. Sure the style is the same, but without any certification you cannot be certain that the materials are what they say they are.
                        It is a gamble imo, and 2x quilton 3 ply may end up a better alternative. However not an exorbitant amount of money to lose considering the situation.

                • @davidl2: Try gift these "Disposable Face Mask" to hospital/medical personnel that works in hospital and see if they want it (no they don't!)
                  Yes, they want them as one of my friends works in Austin is wearing them.
                  This cheap mask cannot guarantee 100% protection but why not at least increase the possibility? Nowadays, people have over-rated their own "freedom", which is never thinking about personal responsibility to the whole society.

          • @razmoo: But you also do NOT know if the "many tests" come from some crap propaganda. You just chose whatever you want to believe, however, at the country level, there is NO real truth, the very good examples are what Trump daily speeches said vs what the USA is really experiencing right now. So the smart way to make a judgement shall be based on the "most" people lives' condition and the trends of their lives. Because the world there is never crystal-clear as no neg-thing happen.

          • @razmoo: Yep. Unfortunately due to lax regulation and oversight consumers have to cross their fingers and hope for the best when it comes to test/standards labels on some chinese products. We've see examples exposed on Ozb in the past including iirc hand sanitizer claiming to comply with a number of international standards, one of which was a random electronics standard. Perhaps the gel contained nanotech receiver particles, who knows? The seller didn't attempt to defend the claims when challenged. Some shonks will do anything they can in order to impress/fool potential buyers. Far too much of that nonsense sadly.

          • @razmoo: That used to be relevant, but China has implemented export restrictions that require any shipments of masks to be accompanied by certification documentation. Fake masks should be in the vast minority, if they exist at all (provided they were exported after April)

    • Five ply, is that more likely to save nan’s life than three ply?

  • Are these masks filtration level high enough for covid19?

    • No, you need at least P2 masks.

      • Surgical masks dont use p2/n95 ratings. They are usually rated level 1,2 or 3.

      • It's the same thing.

        P2 is the Australian accreditation
        N95 is the American accreditation
        KMOEL is the Korean accreditation
        FFP2 is the European accreditation
        DS is the Japanese accreditation

        All accreditations are slightly different but they are all close enough

        • As per the comments above.. No one is arguing with you regarding the standard itself.

          The standard is fine. But adhering to the standard is a different story.

          There have been many examples of masks that have been sold as "KN95" rated and have shown some form of accreditation from somewhere.. But have failed the tests.

          Again. No one is arguing about the standard it self. It's about who is regulating the accreditation of the standard, auditing manufacturers and holding them accountable to adhere to standards. To provide consumers the comfort and guarantee that if they purchase the product, it meets the standard and not just some non tested product with a stamp on it.

    • unless you are a security guard having sex with people in quarantine in melbourne …might have to remove mask and flatter your partner ….

    • Keywords "3 layer" and "Meltblown Filter" are in the title on the eBay page. If it is true, then those masks will be enough for most people to prevent COVID-19.

      • Never knew about meltblown, guess learn something every day

      • LOL, no it doesn't!

        there are grades differences in "Meltblown Filter"

        • Oops, sorry I didn't know about it. Is there any way we as the normal customer can distinguish them?

          • @CaiXi: no, the water, fire tricks are just failed methods/rumours, if it's that easy the regulator for these mask should be out of job.
            you just gotta buy from reliable source with right stock/model. (the same as mask that manufactured anywhere else in the world)

            FIRST: your should distinguish differences in them!
            surgical mask = "medical" equipment, not "household" item.

            I am surprise that so many people here would pay HIGH dollars for good brands/models in IT part, phone, watch, car, computer, food, toilet roll…heck even more obvious with doctor and lawyer etc! But in the end…they cheap out on these "medical use" mask and only want the cheapest!!

            I am tired of explaining it, seriously who cares…IT'S YOUR CHOICE!
            (pity there are lots fooled and brainwashed by News Corp media, or just ignorance and biased)

            • @davidl2: Thanks for your reply, will be more careful when purchasing them in the future. : )

            • @davidl2: Have you actually got any links to share of what we should be looking for?

              Eg, what seller or mask should the average person be buying and what price range per unit?

              Thanks

    • Surgical masks dont create a seal so it wont stop everything, even if it mask met the specifications.

      I'd be more concerned whether they actually are what they say. Lots of fake masks around.

      • at this price, I'd say it is fake.
        the proper factory can't make the required medical mask at this price.

    • Highly questionable - no PFE accreditation/ information and at this price

      You'd be lucky if it's as described

      https://www.buyandship.today/en/blog/2020/02/04/what-face-ma...

    • I cut one from the link in the description, there are 3 ply and a sort of filter inside.
      If you don't work in an hospital you're fine with a mask like this :)

    • These are less for protecting yourself, and more for protecting everyone around you if you're unknowingly infected.

    • If we had true airborne virus, no.

      But since the virus travels via mouth aerosol, even a single piece of cotton cloth would be a significant step toward stopping you spread it to others.

      None of these stop you catching it very much.

  • +16 votes

    I decided to stop breathing while going out nowadays

  • Always buy TGA approved ones with at least level 2 protection, N95 masks even better, cheap ones are no good

  • The idea is to stop you from spreading the virus when you cough or sneeze but very limited on not catching the virus from someone else.

    • +10 votes

      Virus travels in aerosols and droplets so a mask can actually prevent you from catching the virus. There's new evidence out that supports this.

      They're not 100% but it doesn't hurt to wear one to protect yourself and others. Especially since we know that asymptomatics can spread the disease.

    • it works in China, Taiwan, HK, and a lot of countries….but not US! :D

      • Because US refused to wear masks at the beginning. It takes US nearly half-year to discuss, decide and realise mask did help preventing virus.

  • Any difference of quality between the masks from two sellers you recommended?

  • +27 votes

    Those cheap and low-quality masks sold on eBay are most likely come with no proper package, no-brand, and no certification. Face masks should be considered as medical products. Only buy from the resource you can trust.

    • True if you're in the medical field but considering the recommendation is for any face covering then these should be a good risk minimization exercise.

    • +1 vote

      Fair point if you are using them for proper medical use. That said, most people here are probably going to use them on public transport or work environments, which will certainly be a good thing in terms of mitigating virus spread.
      Someone already beat me to the post. Anyway I bought 2x packs. Good value.

    • I recently saw a video of a sweatshop in India making masks and no way would I buy any without knowing their origin. They looked similar to the ones in this deal.

      • For those negging, go right ahead and gamble on face masks without knowing anything about their origin. But for those who do care about what they strap to their faces, it would be prudent to consider that some unbranded, unspecified masks may originate from a factory (lol) such as seen in this clip.

    • well said!

      (said the same to my friends/relatives in Feb/March while sourcing mask for them)

    • I bought one similar priced in Amazon and the strings were easily fall off. I guess around 5-7 out of 12. I get money back without product return.

  • Any deals on bins? Because the gutter and carpark just ain't cutting it. Cut it out.

  • They're not surgical masks. Don't think they're good enough.

    • They have the same (claimed) construction of a surgical mask.

      A proper surgical mask is usually made of three layers, including an outer hydrophobic non-woven layer, a middle melt-blown layer, and an inner soft absorbent non-woven layer.

  • If you need quality medical surgery mask buy it from chemist warehouse

  • not all mask are made the same!

    these are not good for Coronavirus!

    try gift these to medical personnel/hospital, they don't want it!

    • They have the same (claimed) construction of a surgical mask.

      A proper surgical mask is usually made of three layers, including an outer hydrophobic non-woven layer, a middle melt-blown layer, and an inner soft absorbent non-woven layer.

    • Becuase the supplier needs to be approved by some government body, as with all medical supplies. Regardless of the "quality" of the mask

    • We can, our main supplier was recently staffed by military for 24hr shipping to hospitals.
      They did an amazing job.