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    Price of good epoxy

    On ebay I saw 2 part epoxy , one gal. each of epoxy and hardener for under $6.
    Does that sound right?
    Free shipping to boot!
    (It is not my eBay store nor do I know the owner)

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    Well, it is 95% off. Feel lucky?

    What auction number is it?

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    Two gallons and shipped free? For $6? Who only changes $6 to ship two gallons of anything? Sounds suspect to me.
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    I would consider that $6 down the drain.

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    www. ebay.com /p/Crystal-Clear-Epoxy-Resin-General-Purpose-Bar-Table-Top-Coating-2-Gallon-Kit/720340354

    I don't buy much on ebay so I may not be reading it right but the price looks to be "Buy itnow"
    Last edited by John K Jordan; 12-21-2018 at 12:48 AM.

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    This is really strange. Either there is something not right about that epoxy, or perhaps they're just selling off a bunch of surplus stock. Maybe both. I can't see how they can ship something from China for $6 & still make a buck on the product.

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    I saw a great chef's knife on Amazon for $1.97 a few weeks ago. It said there were 2 left. Tried to buy both and before I could complete the order it was down to 1, which I ordered. We went through the whole process until the next day when I got an email cancelling the order. It was a new vendor and I think they left off the last zero in the price. It's listed now for about $20 and looks excellent at that price. I would have felt guilty getting it for < $2 but was prepared to live with that and would at least have posted a good review.

    Mistakes happen but that doesn't mean I think anybody is going to get epoxy fot $6/gallon, or even have the order cancelled or get their money back, although seller reputation is a powerful weapon.

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    I suspect the shelf life may be in question. Usually buy cheap, get cheap, especially from China. I never buy anything that needs to be of quality from China unless there is a local US distributor with warranty/return protection. Buy America!
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    China gov helps cover shipping

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    This is not structural epoxy resin- this is bar top coating, which is different. The price is certainly suspect. You can't get one part of that for that little. I would be very suspect with it. One issue with a bar top coating is how UV friendly it is. I would very seriously doubt the cheap stuff will hold up to UV.

    If you want a good, quality epoxy resin for a good price, try Raka.com They sell a UV friendly resin that I have used for years building boats and surfboards and it's just as good as West System in my opinion, which I have also used extensively. It actually flows a little better than West and more easily fills tight weave cloth.

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    JKJ, I just noticed you edited my last post. How did that happen?
    Have I been hacked?

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    Looked at the e-bay listing. Also found the offering of multiple listings - all at different prices, from $5.00 up to $67.00 - for the same two gallon product on a site named Pic Click. I'm very suspicious:
    • It may be a scam, as in no product actually shipped or as not actually epoxy resin and hardener when shipped;
    • It may be out of date, as Malcolm suggested and may not actually cure;
    • It is clearly not structural resin, as Malcolm has pointed out and is not offered as structural = it's table top resin;
    • It may be out-of-spec product that won't perform as expected;
    • It surely will not have UV protective additives, but not all two part epoxy needs these VERY expensive ingredients;
    • It may be an overstock disposal;
    • It may be inventory from a bankruptcy;
    • It may be a distress sale to prevent bankruptcy;
    • It may be a fence selling stolen product;
    • It may be a scam to harvest your personal data;
    • It may be a wonderful Christmas present.

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    After reading this thread I decided to take the bait. I ordered a kit for $4.99 from a seller claiming to be in Delaware. The ad says it will ship via media mail. We shall see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McClanahan View Post
    After reading this thread I decided to take the bait. I ordered a kit for $4.99 from a seller claiming to be in Delaware. The ad says it will ship via media mail. We shall see.
    I can't wait.
    You may want to take safety precautions when you open it....outside with full hazmat garb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McClanahan View Post
    After reading this thread I decided to take the bait. I ordered a kit for $4.99 from a seller claiming to be in Delaware. The ad says it will ship via media mail. We shall see.
    I suggest you monitor your credit card account while you wait.
    Fair winds and following seas,
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