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I have been dealing with a PM re-using Fixodrop (Epiline)and I was also going to recommend purchasing the dedicated bottle until........... "Cousins" the price quoted £134.95  absolute madness.

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Don’t forget a lot of us have to pay 20% VAT on top, so call it £162. I made my own with an unused (;)) sample bottle and a small metal screw top container, it seems to work fine.

Stephen

PS it’s epilame :)

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Don’t forget a lot of us have to pay 20% VAT on top, so call it £162. I made my own with an unused (;)) sample bottle and a small metal screw top container, it seems to work fine.
Stephen
PS it’s epilame :)

Sorry about the spelling & yes alternative methods will be needed. I purchased my one A few years ago I now wish I had purchased dozens


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On 5/7/2019 at 2:36 PM, oldhippy said:

Why is it so expensive? I have never used it. I didn’t see the need to have it.  

Couple of members reported good results used on reversers. What do you recommend instead?

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3 hours ago, vinn3 said:

why is anything "over priced" ?  greed

Only in today's corporate speak, it's referred to as maximizing a return on investment. I prefer to keep it simple. It's just plain greed and pretty ugly at that!

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I think it's priced the way it is because it's scientific glass, with the basket mod, with a small market. If you don't drop it you'll use it 2-3 times/day for 20 years, so not so expensive. As for Fixodrop itself, again, small market, high tech chemical, price goes up. Same with Moebius oil, it seems expensive till you realize how much work one can do with a given quantity.

I find synthetic motor oils expensive given the size of the market. But they are better so I'll buy them.

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10% Economies of scale, 10% high quality control, 80% Fancy Swiss brand with huge consumer loyalty taking the mickey with their prices.

I'm sure if the oils were the same quality and half the price there are people who wouldn't buy it if because it doesn't seem expensive enough.

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3 hours ago, TexasDon said:

Only in today's corporate speak, it's referred to as maximizing a return on investment. I prefer to keep it simple. It's just plain greed and pretty ugly at that!

   right you are Tex.  vin

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On 5/7/2019 at 12:21 PM, clockboy said:

I have been dealing with a PM re-using Fixodrop (Epiline)and I was also going to recommend purchasing the dedicated bottle until........... "Cousins" the price quoted £134.95  absolute madness.

When you first recommended it, amazon showed 50cc bottle for €50 but unavilable. 

I think we all be happy with 10cc bottles for €19.99 .I don,t see why such a high volume is offered to the customer.

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