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Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:04 pm
by Jon Rosenstiel
Greg,
They say on their website that one should expect to receive an e-mail from them confirming registration within 2 hours, or at the latest the next morning.

I registered on the 22nd, also no word from them yet.

Hmmmm...

Jon Rosenstiel

Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 8:30 pm
by Brian McDermott
When you buy gas, the majority of what you pay for is the bottle. I once bought a lecture bottle of 99.9% purity N2 for $100, and there's no way the 50L of N2 was worth more than a few dollars. I bet the bottle itself is about $100, and the D2 itself is probably on the order of 20-50 bucks.

Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:32 am
by Q
indeed, most of the cost is likely the bottle. i used to fill some large O2 and acetyline bottles for about $20 each, but the initial investment was substantially larger.

Q

Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:57 pm
by Jon Rosenstiel
I e-mailed Matheson to find out why no response, their answer was that they don't ship to residential addresses. I guess they don't want to jack around with the little guy with his (or her) little order.

Jon Rosenstiel

Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:47 pm
by Carl Willis
Hi Jon,

My account uses my residential address for billing and my friendly pseudo-employer's address for shipping. You don't have to use Matheson's delivery service if you can pick up your own cylinders from their local depot. I think you should just call the local office and try to set up an account. The online thing was pretty much a dead end for me also.

-Carl

Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:20 pm
by Richard Hull
This is why I tend to order from my local welder supply shops.

Might cost a bit more but it is an over the counter sale for cash much like buying a pack of bacon. They even stock most gas fittings and adapters to wierd valve heads. I live in a large city though and that makes it a bit easier.

Richard Hull

Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:26 am
by Greg Courville
Pfft! I have an FBN form for Greg Labs on file with the county which lists my home address. This, I would think, should make it a "business" address for all intents and purposes, even though people live there. It's rather unprofessional of MTG, in my opinion, to simply ignore the registration request without volunteering an explanation. The polite thing to do would be, at least, to fire off a form letter explaining that they would rather not deal with individuals. It's not as if it would take a lot of effort on their part!
Once I have a more immediate need for deuterium, I shall try contacting them directly...

Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:00 am
by Jon Rosenstiel
Greg,
The replies I got to my inquiries were very curt. No salutation, no complimentary closing, no signature. I definitely got the cold shoulder treatment.

Jon Rosenstiel

Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:10 am
by Edward Miller
A lot of people are scared of dealing with individual hobbyists and mad scientists working in their garages, not even to mention nuclear fusion hobbyists. In the chemical, gases, and materials industries it's all the same. It's been this way forever all the way back to Newton and the other alchemists working at night for fear they would be called out for witcherey. The public is afraid of what it doesn't understand and it definitely doesn't understand science.

I have heard it's a lot easier to order as a company.

Deuterium - other applications?

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:21 pm
by winterhaven
What other applications does deuterium gas have?

Todd Massure