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28 May 2012 @ 11:44 am
Last week, many list members replied that they dilute the hydrogen peroxide they use to clean their cups simply because it is so (as one reply put it) "insanely expensive."  WOW!  Really???  Just how "insanely expensive" is it?

Here in the US, the peroxide that we can get from the first aid aisle of nearly every store is 3% in strength and usually costs between one and two US-dollars for a quart (about a liter) bottle.  Readily available and quite inexpensive!

How much does it cost on your side of the world?
Sarcasticia Nitpickersontisiphone on May 28th, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
I'm not really sure, since they don't sell it in a bottle in the pharmacy or supermarket like they do in the US at all. (They might have it behind the pharmacy counter or something, I don't know).
juliiie87juliiie87 on May 28th, 2012 05:43 pm (UTC)
I always wondered, since it's not something I'm used to seeing in the store everyday either...

A quick search on one of the biggest national pharmacy lines online, first aid department, got me a 120ml bottle for nearly 6 USD... It says "10 volumes" which I guess is 10%.

To be fair, I guess one could say everything is "insanely expensive" in Switzerland. :/
m03m on May 28th, 2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
I had to look it up, it's not that common over here. Also not as cheap as you folks get it over there: about 5 euros a liter for 3%.

I've never bought it for my cup. I use denture cleaning tablets for that.
Em: Random // Kanji Angelemploding on May 28th, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% (200mls) is about $4 in chemists in Australia, so that makes it about $20 a litre (but you can't buy it in litre bottles, I think 200mls is the largest you can buy in a normal store).

I wouldn't call $4 for 200mls expensive by Australian standards, but I guess some might.
k_kommando_ on May 28th, 2012 11:44 pm (UTC)
where i get it it's about 2-3 dollars cdn for about 250 mls and about 3-4 for 500 mls, and it depends on where you get it, brand etc. some sources may be more expensive and some may be cheaper. overall though, as a canadian in a border city who has shopped in the states and canada, the u.s. tends to have far cheaper consumer goods. food, clothing, makeup, baby equipment, everything costs less in the u.s. it seems, though there are most likely exceptions to this.
chamekke: canada_MP_lumberjack_by_iconseeyouchamekke on May 29th, 2012 01:06 am (UTC)
This. Here in BC I pay $3.99 for a 450-ml bottle (= a bit less than half a quart). That's for the most common solution, usually called "10 volume", which is a 3% H202 solution.
k_kommando_ on May 29th, 2012 02:08 am (UTC)
ot, but lovin' the lumberjack icon!
chamekkechamekke on May 29th, 2012 02:44 pm (UTC)
Hee, thanks!