A good supplier of 99% IPA?

Tom LucaTom Luca New Jersey, USA

Can anyone point me in the right direction for finding a good supplier of 99% IPA? I've been having trouble finding it lately. But I don't want to order from amazon.com or ebay, plus I'd like to cut the costs of shipping from distant locations. I'm located in NJ and sometimes the cost of shipping is equal to or in some cases more than the total. I've used Swan and a few other medical brands, what are some economical brands artists or studios use these days? Thanks.

Here are some spots online but it is pricey, http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-16419/First-Aid/99-Isopropyl-Alcohol-16-oz-Bottle?pricode=WY605&gadtype=pla&id=S-16419&gclid=Cj0KEQiA1qajBRC_6MO49cqDxbYBEiQAiCl5_C50JF7j_zrKQVY2fYFbm81K9D3_gV6eG-rINtmVOkwaAnUF8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

http://www.amcsupplies.com.au/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2020_2086_2218

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  • Chris EllerbyChris Ellerby Los Angeles Admin
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    I've used ULINE a lot in the past for other warehouse/industrial supplies like packing materials, etc.  But never for 99.  $45 for a case does not seem like too bad a price, but then you have shipping on top of that.

    I normally get 99 when I'm at Frends Beauty here in LA.  http://www.frendsbeauty.com/99-alcohol.html  Not sure what their shipping rate to NJ is though, but they have good prices and discounts for professionals.  They have big 32oz bottles of 99 for around $7. 

    I also get stuff from Nigel's http://www.nigelbeauty.com/ but their online store does not contain most of their effects supplies.

    Have you tried going to professional makeup shops around NJ to see if any of them have it?  The larger ones often carry more exotic materials, and occasionally some effects specific materials in small quantities.

    You may also be able to ask around and find folks in other industries that use 99% IPA and see where they get it locally.  It's widely used, but not typically a consumer product.

    /Chris
  • Chris EllerbyChris Ellerby Los Angeles Admin
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    Any time!  Glad the product on Frends still meets your budget after taxes/shipping.

    Cheers,

    /Chris

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  • Tom LucaTom Luca New Jersey, USA
    edited November 2014
    Oh yeah? Thanks! 32oz bottles of 99 for $7? That's great news, you just sold me on to Frends Beauty. I've never shopped through them directly but If I can get it in 32oz at a time I'll settle for the shipping cost. And I just checked them out and found that they offer gallon sizes for only $16! Shipping is a little over $10 so that's a fantastic $28 with taxes.

    As for asking folks in other industries, I have done so in the past but the fees are out of my budget range $$$ and most of the time in too large of quantities for me usually in the drum & pallet quantity.

    Hey listen Chris, Thanks again for the help and help you did greatly. Happy Holidays and Thanksgiving
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