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Upcoming giveaway

Hello again,

I will be giving away small sample bottles again coming soon, awaiting on delivery of some foil stick on seals, the day after they arrive I will ship the samples out.  I only ask that the shipping costs and a small handling fee are paid (to cover the cost of gel ice packs and thermal mailers all orders now ship with).  For 7$ I will send 1 or 2 small bottles (5ml) of product to try out.  These are the old bottles the ones I very first started out with, I still have several hundred of them and need to get rid of them.  I will do my best on packaging them and hope that they are not handled too roughly as the orgional bottles are much thinner than the ones I use for regular orders.  As long as they are not stepped on or thrown against a hard floor they should be ok.  They will be vacuum sealed and then in a zip lock baggie so leaks ought to be minimal to nonexistent.

Thanks, D

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Bad news – caps are junk!

Turns out the cone lined caps that I though were so great are not so great after all.  They work great at first, but after some time in contact with the amly they become brittle and crack easily.  Of course I’m just finding this out now- way after the return period has passed.  So I have something like 400 of these that I can’t use.  Guess I’ll add them to the collection with the other couple hundred of the orgional thin glass bottles I still have…  At least the glass bottles ought to be usable still, as long as one of the other ten kinds of lids that are available for them hold up under pressure!  I should know next week, the company that sells them in bulk is sending me a sample pack to try out.

In the meantime I bought some vials on amazon designed for cryogenics, these ought to work just fine.  I am considering raising prices to cover these expenses, the lids, the ice packs, the thermal mailers, the new lab glassware, with all these unforeseen expenses and low sales volume I am not making any money at all right now.  I really don’t want to raise prices anymore than they already are, but if I don’t I will go bankrupt.  And I really need a new pair of shoes (I’m not kidding I’ve been wearing nothing but my Nike Jordan sandals for over 6 months now.  What am I, Jesus?  No of course not.