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Does anyone in the UK want to split earplug postage costs with me? :D

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Wolfiness, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Wolfiness

    Wolfiness Activity Level 0

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    I need to buy earplugs from www.earplugstore.com in America (you can't get the earplugs I use in Britain) but the postage to the UK costs $62…
    Are there any earplug aficionados in the UK who might be interested in clubbing together to consolidate everything in one order and split the postage costs?
     
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  2. Woolie

    Woolie Senior Member

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    What earplugs do you use, @wolfita? Maybe another way of getting them more cheaply? Bet the make them in Asia somewhere anyway.
     
  3. Wolfiness

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    Nope, they're Moldex Comets 6490 and you can only get them from America AFAIK. In this country they do 6420s which are a different shape and don't work for me.
     
  4. sarah darwins

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    It does say 6490, but the earplugs pictured are the 6420 model, not the 6490. I've emailed the seller…
     
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  6. Kina

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    There is no way the postage should be that much. Maybe find a member in the US, have them sent there and then have the member mail them to you at a much reduced cost.
     
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  7. Wolfiness

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    It is $26.50 if you spend <$45 but if you spend more they insist on sending it tracked. It's all right, I'll just buy <$45 worth, I can't handle any hassle atm.
     
  8. Living Dead

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    For that price you could nearly get hand-made plugs tailored to your specific ears. They last for a long time.
     
  9. Woolie

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  10. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    Sixty two dollars for postage!?! Insane.


    I use a very similar earplug to the one you are interested in, called Moldex Rockets. You can buy Moldex Rockets on the UK eBay for less than £3 a pair including delivery.

    And you can buy Moldex Comets on the UK eBay for less than £2 including delivery.

    Moldex Rockets have slightly more sound reduction compared Moldex Comets: a 30dB noise reduction for the Rockets, and a 27dB reduction for the Comets.

    I have yet to try the Moldex Twistors, which look even better in terms of blocking out sound, providing a 34dB noise reduction.


    See the manufacturer's website for more info.
     

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