Particularly the orange compound available through
Personally, my favorites are the 700 and 8000 compounds…
But why do they charge that much any way?
They aren’t in business to give away freebies are they? They
have to import it. Then, it’s reasonable to assume they put their
normal business markup on their costs of both importing and
buying the stuff. To assume otherwise would be wishful thinking.
While they likely can buy it cheaper than you can import small
amounts, I’d expect their markup to more than make up the
difference. This isn’t greed or overcharging, it’s simply
standard (and necessary) business practice if a company is going
to show a profit and stay in business.
(maybe a question for Elaine Corwin) This compound,
produced by Menzerna in Europe,
somehow, based on a recent article of Elaine’s in AJM magazine,
I thought the compound was Japanese. But maybe I read it wrong.
You woudn’t happen to have an address and ordering info for those
compounds, now, would you? While I fully respect Gesswein’s
right and need to charge what they do (which is no worse than
other importers of european tools and supplies charge), I have
no problem whatsoever with doing end runs around middlemen when I
can do so easily…