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anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: April 14, 2020 07:03PM
No, I'm not going to make my own no matter how easy Matthew McConaughey makes it look. But sometime next week I'll need to go to the supermarket, and I don't want to get dragged off the bus for not wearing one.

I've looked on eBay and AliExpress, but I'm overwhelmed by the choices—and especially about narrowing it down to US shipping sellers. Since this is at least in part about looks rather than function, I don't feel the need to go full N95. I think I want 10 or 20 disposables, or maybe one of the black sponge masks.
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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 14, 2020 07:16PM
we got this one for about $55 back then. It is down to $18 now.

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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: April 14, 2020 07:37PM
I printed my own.



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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: April 14, 2020 07:47PM
Get in touch with your local quilt shop - they are probably making masks. If you hit a wall DM me.

BTW “if” you know your way around a sewing machine, it takes a half hour from cutting to finishing to make a mask. YMMV.



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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: April 14, 2020 07:51PM
[slickdeals.net]

On the main page of the vendor there is sign up for 10% and 5% off with certain conditions. As far as I know, these are not taking away from frontline and first responders but I am not completely certain.



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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 14, 2020 08:01PM
...bandana over the mouth........or if desperate.....athletic supporter [ clean not used ].....or thong [ clean not used ]......



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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: April 14, 2020 08:39PM
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Lizabeth
Get in touch with your local quilt shop - they are probably making masks. If you hit a wall DM me.

Exactly. They're making 'em at the alteration dept inside our local laundromat/cleaners. Plus, my nanny is a whiz w/ her sewing machine and has made a bunch for us, and others. OTOH, on the mask front, I got accidentally lucky and bought a bunch of 40 hr. rated N99 masks (w/ breathing valves) when we had the fires before the pandemic. With periodic cleaning, rotating a couple of those should last for the duration. s-t's link is good, too, but the phone a quilter/seamstress/tailor option may make for a comfier experience.... I know our handmade ones are a lot more face friendly than the more industrial choices. FWIW, w/ the heavy duty ones during the fires, a couple of drops of essential oils worked wonders.
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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: richorlin
Date: April 14, 2020 08:46PM
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we got this one for about $55 back then. It is down to $18 now.

[www.amazon.com]

Avoid those and similar ones. They ship from China, have long shipping times and are counterfeit



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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: surfer33
Date: April 14, 2020 09:34PM
richorlin:
"Avoid those and similar ones. They ship from China, have long shipping times and are counterfeit"

Can you please clarify how those are counterfeit?

Thanks.
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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: Don C
Date: April 14, 2020 09:39PM
I called a local seamstress who has done work for me before. She is making masks but not for the public due to potential legal issues, but she will make a pair for the two of us.

I cannot imagine suing someone who makes masks but I suppose we have come to that.
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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: April 14, 2020 11:07PM
My wife ordered some from a local dress-shop! Arrived today.



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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 14, 2020 11:15PM
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we got this one for about $55 back then. It is down to $18 now.

[www.amazon.com]

Avoid those and similar ones. They ship from China, have long shipping times and are counterfeit

Those arrived on a few days. Shipped from US. Probably still made in China.
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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: April 14, 2020 11:25PM
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we got this one for about $55 back then. It is down to $18 now.

[www.amazon.com]

Arrives: May 8 - June 1



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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: April 14, 2020 11:27PM
We ordered 50 on eBay, supposed to be here tomorrow. I have about 6 3M N95's that I bought mid last year to try and help with my sinus issues outside.



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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: Buck
Date: April 14, 2020 11:37PM
My wife made me an embarrassing one.
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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: April 15, 2020 12:17AM
I just got word that we are being required to wear them if we go in to work, doesn't seem like they are providing them, which seems strange. I have a few 3M basic dust masks, I'll just use one of those.



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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: April 15, 2020 04:19AM
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My wife made me an embarrassing one.

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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 15, 2020 06:31AM
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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: DP
Date: April 15, 2020 06:58AM
Why so many? I have one N95 and reuse it. Do you think us civilians need to change them after each use like medical workers?





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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: d4
Date: April 15, 2020 08:01AM
Here's an eBay listing for basic surgical type disposable masks.
100 masks for $55 free shipping from US. Receive them in a week.

EBay is extremely buyer friendly. If there's any shenanigans your money is pretty safe.

Do you need 100? Probably not. But it's great to have extras on hand and give out to neighbors, friends, family, coworkers, local shoppers, delivery people, etc. I give away a lot of them. 2-3 at a time. It's always appreciated. Please consider "paying it forward". There are many people like you who did not purchase masks beforehand and can't find them now.

[www.ebay.com]



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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 15, 2020 08:05AM
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My wife made me an embarrassing one.

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.......probably made from a.....bra.......????



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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: mspace
Date: April 15, 2020 10:10AM
Etsy has tons of masks, all different types.
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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: April 15, 2020 12:46PM
WHAT? Pandemic discussion on this side? I feel violated.

Unless there's a cheap/reusable solution ... honestly I'd use a bandana.
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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: April 15, 2020 02:20PM
I'm really not sure how my original question got so utterly misinterpreted.

Anyway, I finally went with 30 of these on AliExpress, from a place promising 4-7 day US shipping.
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Re: anyone got a deal on facemasks?
Posted by: Carm
Date: April 17, 2020 03:58PM
50 for $30 at Wyze.com
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