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« on: Tue, 03 September 2013, 09:57:42 »
GEECKERS IS CLOSED UNTIL 11/15. sorry folks. real life fire, needs to be put out. will take some time. look forward to new stuff when i get back.


http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=48030.msg1082667#msg1082667





HELLO GEEKHACKERS,

I HAVE MADE A STORE FOR YOU.  IT IS A TOTAL MESS RIGHT NOW I APOLOGIZE

AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH

I actually stock a lot more than the below now. rather than continually edit the OP, what i'm going to spend today doing is rebuilding the geeckers makerbot THEN i'm going to take a look at some code and get a prototype real e-commerce storefront up. sorry it's taken so long dudes and dudettes. and a gigantic HUGE HUGE THANKS to everyone that has ordered so far. you've ordered a at least 1kg of krytox GPL206, collectively, which is freaking impressive to dupont, and most of the suppliers i work with have been blown away at the stuff you do with their products.

looking forward to the future!
-kawa!

I CURRENTLY STOCK:

1) KRYTOX LUBE KIT

~8g Krytox GPL 206 grease
~17g Krytox VPF 1506 oil
various sundries for applying the grease and oil to things.

PRICE! 16$ USD

33940-0

package also comes with instructions on how to use the lube in a very general way, and how not to get it all over your everything. Also, I've gone ahead and assumed you will get it on everything, so the instructions tell you how to get it off.

2) ID INNOVATIONS MULTIMODE USB ADAPTER

This is both a ps2 keyboard to USB adapter that handles high current, reconnection on fault, and various other cool things, AND with a change of firmware can be used as a serial COM port to USB device in windows. More details here: http://www.idinnovations.com/usb%20adaptors.html

These can be used to adapt model Ms and other old keyboards to USB, or to communicate with generic serial devices. A nice combo!

NOTE: DOES NOT WORK WITH THE PS2AVR BOARD PRODUCED BY OTD.kr

PRICE! 12$ USD

33942-1

I STOCK A LOT MORE STUFF BUT YOU HAVE TO GREP THROUGH THE THREAD TO FIND OUT WHAT I STOCK I'M SORRY :(

At this point, I will ship to more or less anywhere in the world. If I have a reservation about sending you chemicals, I will tell you and we will work it out 1-1. To order, please PM me:

your name
your shipping address
your paypal email address
IF YOU ARE INTERNATIONAL: your phone number (for customs)

I will send you a money request asap, which you will pay. Then, I will send you product. Pretty cool!

NOTE: domestic shipping is typically in the 2 dollar range and tends to max out at 4-5$ if you go really crazy. international shipping is via USPS first class unless there are complications, and is generally 10$. if it is substantially more, i will let you know. (this has happened exactly once)

-GUCHI


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« Last Edit: Fri, 18 October 2013, 23:48:01 by mkawa »

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« Reply #1 on: Tue, 03 September 2013, 10:15:08 »
Nice! Me thinks me might get some lube. 
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« Reply #2 on: Tue, 03 September 2013, 10:19:58 »
Cool!

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« Reply #3 on: Tue, 03 September 2013, 10:24:59 »
lube

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« Reply #4 on: Tue, 03 September 2013, 10:26:46 »
oooo im looking forward to getting my lube
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« Reply #5 on: Fri, 06 September 2013, 01:27:08 »
These are the best usb ps2 adapters that I have ever used. I'm glad they are available again!

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« Reply #6 on: Fri, 06 September 2013, 08:54:51 »
Lube kit arrived yesterday.  I read the MSDS, now I'm afraid to unwrap the lube kit...

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« Reply #7 on: Fri, 06 September 2013, 18:59:42 »
Got my lube kit today! Now I need to figure out how to lube these switches, haha. I found a video from WFD on YouTube, is that the preferred method? (With a paintbrush)
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« Reply #8 on: Fri, 06 September 2013, 20:25:07 »
Lube kit arrived yesterday.  I read the MSDS, now I'm afraid to unwrap the lube kit...

 :p
the msds says it's the least toxic thing ever. they had to force feed some poor rabbit 3 times its weight in krytox and NOTHING HAPPENED TO THE RABBIT


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« Reply #9 on: Fri, 06 September 2013, 22:48:29 »
Lube kit arrived yesterday.  I read the MSDS, now I'm afraid to unwrap the lube kit...

 :p
the msds says it's the least toxic thing ever. they had to force feed some poor rabbit 3 times its weight in krytox and NOTHING HAPPENED TO THE RABBIT
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« Reply #10 on: Fri, 06 September 2013, 22:59:12 »
Lube kit arrived yesterday.  I read the MSDS, now I'm afraid to unwrap the lube kit...

 :p
the msds says it's the least toxic thing ever. they had to force feed some poor rabbit 3 times its weight in krytox and NOTHING HAPPENED TO THE RABBIT
And thats how Bunnylake was created

Classic, so was it adapted from BunnyLube?
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« Reply #11 on: Sat, 07 September 2013, 05:44:54 »
got the package yesterday. and i like reading your instructions.  :p
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« Reply #12 on: Sat, 07 September 2013, 06:28:17 »
Lube kit arrived yesterday.  I read the MSDS, now I'm afraid to unwrap the lube kit...

 :p
the msds says it's the least toxic thing ever. they had to force feed some poor rabbit 3 times its weight in krytox and NOTHING HAPPENED TO THE RABBIT
And thats how Bunnylake was created

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« Reply #13 on: Sat, 07 September 2013, 10:20:16 »
ahahaha

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« Reply #14 on: Wed, 11 September 2013, 11:06:13 »
today is a particularly good day to get your order in. i'm home all day and your order will go out same day guaranteed (assuming you pay me ;))

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« Reply #15 on: Wed, 11 September 2013, 11:39:39 »
Awesome that I paid today then! 

Thanks again mate

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« Reply #16 on: Wed, 11 September 2013, 12:02:02 »
i have a bag that will go out before 1:30 (1st pickup) and can prep another bag that will go out before 5pm (last pickup for the day). this is all PST time. get your orders in folks!

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« Reply #17 on: Thu, 12 September 2013, 14:02:56 »
I got my lube today. That was fast. Thanks!

The vials were a bit oily on the outside though. Do have tissues ready when opening the package.
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« Reply #18 on: Thu, 12 September 2013, 14:07:00 »
sadly the post service hates me sir, still no sign from this uk guinea pig, nothing you can do i know just keeping you up to date
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« Reply #19 on: Thu, 12 September 2013, 20:09:00 »
I'm waiting on my shipment as well.

The postal service here is slow among other things.

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« Reply #20 on: Fri, 13 September 2013, 10:06:56 »
heads up! i will be vending CM STORM QFR TOP CASES, limit 4 per user, international shipping A-OK. I will have limited stock, so internationals will take priority.

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« Reply #21 on: Fri, 13 September 2013, 10:27:14 »
What's the price each and how much shipping to Canada?
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« Reply #22 on: Fri, 13 September 2013, 10:39:48 »
Is the lube kit designed to be mixed one to one?

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« Reply #23 on: Fri, 13 September 2013, 10:42:16 »
the dupont rep suggested to start at 1.3:1 up to 2:1. he didn't think there would be much a performance difference after that. the grease is mostly there to keep the oil in place, remember.

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« Reply #24 on: Fri, 13 September 2013, 10:44:08 »
Sorry, I meant one to one in relation to what you have on offer. Like, I should mix everything together in one batch.

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« Reply #25 on: Fri, 13 September 2013, 15:05:46 »
Got my lube kit today  :thumb:


One thing.. I wasn't exactly expecting the small vials to have a ton of lube on the outside of them.. Let's just say it was really difficult trying to get the lube off of them and off my hands.  :p

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« Reply #26 on: Fri, 13 September 2013, 15:13:56 »
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« Reply #27 on: Sun, 15 September 2013, 05:41:27 »
I bought the beta kit and am just now getting ready to use it. Question: I think in your instructions you mentioned that it is very difficult to mix these two substances, so I'm going to try a variation on the spray-paint can: I'm going to dump some of the oil and the grease into a container, toss in a couple of ball bearings and just go nuts.

Question: I want to mix it in the container from which it will be dispensed. Any particular concerns about the type of plastic? I mean is there anything I should not use? Anything I should prefer?



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« Reply #28 on: Sun, 15 September 2013, 09:15:07 »
both the grease and oil are completely inert. so the container type doesn't matter. it won't react with anything you put it in, and it hates pretty much every substance that is not it, so it won't cake up on anything you put it in.

and yep, the ball bearing method will be an excellent way to get a really good mix.

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« Reply #29 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 23:33:46 »
i liked this ball bearing method so much i stole it (yes yes, old school i know), but used ptfe balls instead of metal bearings -- less likely to smash the container open, and well, i could. *shrug*. oh my god. nerd chills. so... much.. viscosity control..

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« Reply #30 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 23:36:46 »
CURRENTLY IN STOCK:

krytox lube kits
ps2 to usb multimode keyboard/serial adapters

COMING INTO STOCK (in inventory but not for sale yet):

CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Top Cases
Kester 44 63/37 0.020" RA flux cored

COMING SOONISH:

GH edition Edsyn Soldapullts (NOT LIMITED EDITION, YES TO FLUORINE AUGMENTATION)
Krytox Lube Application Deluxe Kits
Edsyn Soldapullt Rebuild kits (w/ fluorinated goodness!)

ON THE HORIZON (although possibly sooner rather than later. i'm scrambling around to finish these up):

GH edition Panavise 301 workholders (LIMITED EDITION)

WAY OFF (may or may not happen):

The Edsyn/GH "learn to solder" soldering pencil


What's that? Storefront? Store.... Front? oh, right. uuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
« Last Edit: Sat, 21 September 2013, 17:57:30 by mkawa »

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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 02:37:28 »
I just got my lube!  Thanks mkawa!

I had to pay PHP400 (US$9.19) for duties and taxes and the PHP50 (US$1.15) inspection fee.

The packaging did OK.  Everything is intact:

Note: this was intentionally shipped without any syringes and/or needles

The love juice oil spilled just a little bit inside the ziplock bag.  The blue line marks the level of the oil in the tube:


Maybe a little tape around the top of the cap before shipping would prevent leaks?
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« Reply #32 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 03:16:29 »
the right hand side is a full vial. the left side is a little under tolerance, and probably represents a spill of a gram or two of material. this oil is almost impossible to fully contain. what you're seeing is that it leaked through a snap-fit vial, then seven or 8 layers of pressure from stretch wrap. Tape would do nothing. i could weld the vials shut with glue, but then you would have to cut them open, which most likely means that customs would cut them open for fun and then charge you for it.

that said, i'm quite annoyed that grease made it out. i suspect that what happened in this and in another SE asian test customer I was talking to, customs either pried at the containers then gave up, or actually sat and unwrapped the things, sniffed a bit, laughed at the heart stickers and then wrapped them up again. this was fortunately my intention. i'd rather you be missing 1g or 2g than not get the package at all and get thrown in jail for importing dangerous *.

i suspect more heart stickers will be needed to fully solve this problem.

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« Reply #33 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 03:39:08 »
i suspect more heart stickers will be needed to fully solve this problem.

You know who to contact ;)

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« Reply #34 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 03:58:01 »
the right hand side is a full vial. the left side is a little under tolerance, and probably represents a spill of a gram or two of material. this oil is almost impossible to fully contain. what you're seeing is that it leaked through a snap-fit vial, then seven or 8 layers of pressure from stretch wrap. Tape would do nothing. i could weld the vials shut with glue, but then you would have to cut them open, which most likely means that customs would cut them open for fun and then charge you for it.

that said, i'm quite annoyed that grease made it out. i suspect that what happened in this and in another SE asian test customer I was talking to, customs either pried at the containers then gave up, or actually sat and unwrapped the things, sniffed a bit, laughed at the heart stickers and then wrapped them up again. this was fortunately my intention. i'd rather you be missing 1g or 2g than not get the package at all and get thrown in jail for importing dangerous *.

i suspect more heart stickers will be needed to fully solve this problem.

Honestly I was expecting much much more spillage given how the postal service here is medieval.

Grease made it out? I'll take a closer look later. Had an audit at work today...or it might be my crappy photo. Haha

My package was not opened by customs but they charged me an inspection fee anyway. They just based the assessment on the attached invoice.

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« Reply #35 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 04:01:21 »
the right hand side is a full vial. the left side is a little under tolerance, and probably represents a spill of a gram or two of material. this oil is almost impossible to fully contain. what you're seeing is that it leaked through a snap-fit vial, then seven or 8 layers of pressure from stretch wrap. Tape would do nothing. i could weld the vials shut with glue, but then you would have to cut them open, which most likely means that customs would cut them open for fun and then charge you for it.

that said, i'm quite annoyed that grease made it out. i suspect that what happened in this and in another SE asian test customer I was talking to, customs either pried at the containers then gave up, or actually sat and unwrapped the things, sniffed a bit, laughed at the heart stickers and then wrapped them up again. this was fortunately my intention. i'd rather you be missing 1g or 2g than not get the package at all and get thrown in jail for importing dangerous *.

i suspect more heart stickers will be needed to fully solve this problem.

ROTFLMAO!!! MKAWA!! U Absolutely ROCK!! Love your creative problem solving technique!! Very, very effective, I'd wager.

"I suspect more heart stickers will be needed to full solve this problem."

LOL.

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« Reply #36 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 04:04:17 »
the right hand side is a full vial. the left side is a little under tolerance, and probably represents a spill of a gram or two of material. this oil is almost impossible to fully contain. what you're seeing is that it leaked through a snap-fit vial, then seven or 8 layers of pressure from stretch wrap. Tape would do nothing. i could weld the vials shut with glue, but then you would have to cut them open, which most likely means that customs would cut them open for fun and then charge you for it.

that said, i'm quite annoyed that grease made it out. i suspect that what happened in this and in another SE asian test customer I was talking to, customs either pried at the containers then gave up, or actually sat and unwrapped the things, sniffed a bit, laughed at the heart stickers and then wrapped them up again. this was fortunately my intention. i'd rather you be missing 1g or 2g than not get the package at all and get thrown in jail for importing dangerous *.

i suspect more heart stickers will be needed to fully solve this problem.

ROTFLMAO!!! MKAWA!! U Absolutely ROCK!! Love your creative problem solving technique!! Very, very effective, I'd wager.

"I suspect more heart stickers will be needed to full solve this problem."

LOL.

I was thinking glitter, but then I realized that glitter is too closely associated with Rave & Drug culture.

When I got mine, the first thing I was thinking was some kind of plastic bottle with a screw cap and some kind of gasket: let customs open and close with ease, but I can't imagine that any pressure fit is going to contain the oil. And the grease... is it so slippery that it can creep right through the pressure fit by osmotic action?


Also... I'm probably going to need another kit soon. If you care to find some small screw-top containers to ship it in I'll gladly beta that packing protocol for ya.
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« Reply #37 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 06:10:44 »
screw top containers are much more expensive than the vials by a factor of 2 or 3. these vials are surprisingly expensive actually (for being such crap). what i have packed is the last i'll be packing in the small vials (where you get ~9g per vial). the next run of oil packing will be into vials that are twice the size, but do have the same flip top. i'll play around with a couple thinks (punching the top through teflon tape comes to mind). the problem is that screw tops are expensive (dat mold), and the pop tops like the ones i pack the grease in are the only other option at the disposable price point and they are going to leak like crazy. i suspect slight deformations of the container (killing the seal at the top for a moment) are to blame, but i can't fill that gap permanently or customs will think  i'm trying to ship drugs, and there are few temporary methods that aren't one-use (i've thought about hot gluing them more than once, but in an inspection, the frustration at tearing the hot glue off would probably end up with the substance everywhere and then it's all bad).

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« Reply #38 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 08:59:58 »
If you don't mind the question, what is your cost per vial right now?

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« Reply #39 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 09:57:21 »
0.1USD per vial. The screw-top bottles that limmy used were 1USD per bottle, and in order to keep them from leaking he had to add: teflon tape, and a luer lock cap, for a total cost per bottle of about 1.50USD. I have many more of my current stock of microvials to go through, and i'm not convinced that it's the fault of the vials in some of these cases (i have been doing a kind of root cause analysis anytime a customer comes to me with a significant amount of lost fluid). One package to thailand was clearly opened and (that being the worst case), about half the lubricant went off into the never never. One domestic package had a vial get completely smashed. One of my first packages (beforei learned to use the shrink wrap to apply significant pressure to the cap) popped open and one (out of 6) vials emptied itself into the packaging material (i was not using plastic bags at the time).

every time i see a significant case of leakage i refine my packing procedures. at the moment i'm down to about a 5% fault rate, with no major faults except for the thai customer in the last two weeks.

Although it would be great if I could source nalgene scientific bottles for all my materials, the fact is that the cost of the bottle would quickly start overtaking the cost of the material. I can currently beat every other small-quantity source of this material by a factor of three because i have though extremely hard about how to reduce fixed costs without sacrificing material or packaging integrity. the latter is the hardest, but at this rate, my feeling is that by the time the store actually launches, i will be in the very low < 1% fault rate thanks to everyone helping me debug my procedures. also, except for internationals, it's generally trivial for me to just send out a replacement package. for internationals, there are one (maybe two?) IOUs outstanding who will get some extra well packed oil with their next order.

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« Reply #40 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 15:55:28 »
Couple of ideas:

I would have gladly have paid more to have had better containers (better = dry at arrival + useful for mixing and storing the oil and grease + convenient "well" for syringe/brush applications).

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« Reply #41 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 16:24:30 »
you have to be realistic in what a fancier container will get you. my packaging system is necessarily ad hoc. i use a series of hand operated syringes, some of which i've designed and machined myself using hand tools. there are trace amounts of grease and oil _everywhere_. it's impossible to dissolve this material, so all you can do is move it around. i do my best to move it onto microfiber cloths, which i then toss or use to clean the bathroom, etc. but i don't have a clean room, a series of air powered dispensers and the other fanciness that they're charging you for when dupont sells you small amounts of this material. if you want a dry microvial to leave my apartment, it's going to take a heck of a lot more than a buck a pack in raw costs because _nothing_ is dry on my dispensing mat, and the cheapest air powered dispensing setup is 1600$, can't handle the viscosity of NLGI 2 grease, and requires a compressor (+3-500$). the warehouse-sized version that the factory uses probably cost several million dollars.

I can sell for hobbyist prices because I bought an icing dispensing for cakes, sandpaper, a rotary tool and other cleverness and turned it into the krytoxapullt. then, i bought a 5$ set of steel large gauge needles and a heater core i had lying around and designed a luer lock needle that can reach 100C to thin the grease on its way into a container and is temperature controlled by the absolute total charge contained in a set of AA batteries.

what i could do is assemble an add-on pack for mixing and dispensing. this is totally possible. it would cost as much as the lube itself, if not more, but you only buy it once and it comes with an extremely high quality set of mixing bottles, luer lock accessories and dispensers. also, ptfe balls (Ooooh yah). this is a cool idea that's totally possible. but i'm not going to double or triple the cost of every single kit so that you don't have to wipe your hands off when you touch the containers it comes in (hint: you will still have to wipe your hands off when you touch your dispensary bottles. this stuff gets _everywhere_. don't say you weren't warned! :)) ).

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« Reply #42 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 21:18:18 »
LOL. Roger that mkawa. You've convinced me of the silliness of most of my suggestions. You have my interest piqued about the mixing gear. PTFE balls? WHAT??!! :))

I'm your guinea pig for that beta!!
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« Reply #43 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 23:00:28 »
no beta needed man. i'm using them already. soooo niceee

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« Reply #44 on: Thu, 19 September 2013, 00:33:47 »
the right hand side is a full vial. the left side is a little under tolerance, and probably represents a spill of a gram or two of material. this oil is almost impossible to fully contain. what you're seeing is that it leaked through a snap-fit vial, then seven or 8 layers of pressure from stretch wrap. Tape would do nothing. i could weld the vials shut with glue, but then you would have to cut them open, which most likely means that customs would cut them open for fun and then charge you for it.

that said, i'm quite annoyed that grease made it out. i suspect that what happened in this and in another SE asian test customer I was talking to, customs either pried at the containers then gave up, or actually sat and unwrapped the things, sniffed a bit, laughed at the heart stickers and then wrapped them up again. this was fortunately my intention. i'd rather you be missing 1g or 2g than not get the package at all and get thrown in jail for importing dangerous *.

i suspect more heart stickers will be needed to fully solve this problem.

Honestly I was expecting much much more spillage given how the postal service here is medieval.

Grease made it out? I'll take a closer look later. Had an audit at work today...or it might be my crappy photo. Haha

My package was not opened by customs but they charged me an inspection fee anyway. They just based the assessment on the attached invoice.
Double-checked the grease and it didn't spill.  Some of the grease seems to have shifted to the top of the container in transit.  It touches the top of the cover but it did not spill out.









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« Reply #45 on: Thu, 19 September 2013, 09:07:47 »
awesome! the grease slowly moves around like a slug. just manhandle it to get it where you need it to go :D

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« Reply #46 on: Fri, 20 September 2013, 08:25:27 »
What's shipping prices?

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« Reply #47 on: Fri, 20 September 2013, 10:03:01 »
international shipping is _basically_ a flat 10$. if your order is particularly large it will go up a bit. but i have something very to cool to announce on that front: basically, due to a very generous donation from CM storm, instead of paying 10$ just to ship, I will waive your shipping charges if you purchase a donated CM storm qfr case top with your order :D

they are in stock but i am waiting on mailers for them. i'll have the updated stock list up *soon*

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« Reply #48 on: Sat, 21 September 2013, 22:44:53 »
Received my lube kit. Oil had leaked a bit, but not much. Thanks!

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« Reply #49 on: Mon, 23 September 2013, 10:37:04 »
What color are the QFR cases and how much is shipping in the US?  Thanks
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