SOLD OUT! -- thank you -- 3 ounces of Nyogel 760G for $12, postage included -- U.S. only

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SOLD OUT! -- thank you -- 3 ounces of Nyogel 760G for $12, postage included -- U.S. only

Hi everyone:

I hope it’s okay to post this here. I have what I think is a great deal on some nyogel that I’d like to share.

A sealed three-ounce tube of Nyogel 760G for $12, free U.S. shipping. But I only could get 15 tubes. So first-come, first serve. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Army tek Nyogel from Hong Kong on ebay is $13 for less than one ounce, with 3 weeks in transit. I will ship these tubes out asap first class or priority — whatever is cheaper — but delivery will beat overseas delivery by weeks.

I’m not listing/selling this anywhere else, not on ebay or craigs list or anywhere. This is for BLFers only. I’ll leave the offer here for a week or two, depending on the reaction, and I’ll notify everyone before I take it off BLF.

If you have ANY questions, please ask. If you want a tube, just say “I want a tube” in this thread. I will PM you with my paypal account name, where you can pay. PLEASE make sure your Paypal shipping address is correct. That’s where I will ship the Nyogel unless told otherwise.

I’ve never done this before on BLF, so I hope this is the right way.

As some may remember, I started a thread a ways back, asking what everyone thought was the best flashlight lube. Some BLFers thought Nyogel was a top contender. So I started to look for some way to buy it cheaper for myself because the stuff is priced like gold. I stumbled into this deal. Downside for me is that I had to buy 16 tubes to get a good price (kept one tube for myself). So I sure hope I didn’t misread BLF potential interest. Otherwise I’m stuck with THREE POUNDS of Nyogel, enough nyogel for about 6.6 million flashlights, which is about 6.567 million flashlights more than I have. Wink

Why so cheep? Well, I was doing a bunch of cross referencing and came across some Motorcraft XG-12 grease for sale, which turns out to be Nyogel 760G packaged for Ford Motor Corp. How do I know it’s 760G? I called Nyogel in beautiful Fairhaven, Mass., and asked. According to Nye Synthetic Lubricants, this isn’t some look-alike or similar product. Motorcraft XG-12 grease is 100-percent real Nyogel 760G, just packaged for Ford. You can also cross-reference numbers through Ford’s parts web site. The same numbers are on Nye’s 760G info sheet. Of course, I also squirted some of the Ford stuff and known Nyogel on paper and did about everything to compare the two but taste it. Wink It’s the same stuff.

Other things to be aware of:

1. The tubes are all sealed and appear to be airtight, but some have some loose labels and/or rubbing (see pictures).

2. Manufacture date is 2006. The Nyogel CS rep says Nyogel in a sealed container “at present” has no real expiration date. Ford loosely imposes a 4-year shelf life on Motorcraft greases. I couldn’t get the rep to say Nyogel lasts forever in a sealed container, but he said it lasts “a lot longer than four years.” I told him that tubes were dated 2006. He said: “They’re fine.” (I have tried this stuff, and it is GREAT!!! It’s the same consistency as army tek. In fact, not to bad-mouth other vendors, this Nyogel seems to spread on more smoothly with less congealed lumps than the other Nyogel I have. Could be a fluke or ???)

As for our international members, I’m afraid the postage will kill the deal, but I’ll offer the best deal I can. I also have to buy a shipping box for international mail. So, it will be like $14 for first-class international shipping, so $24 total for the Nyogel and shipping. Like I said, U.S. postage probably kills the deal. I’m not marking up the postage.

And once again, if you have any questions, please ask. And if you made it this far down, thanks for taking the time to read this.

Edited by: Ubehebe on 09/21/2012 - 00:41
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I’ll take one

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Awesome price - thanks for the offer !

PM on the way.

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Putting the package and other details up means us guys back in the mother land can probably source it locally so ta for the heads up. :bigsmile:

  • heads off to the local Gordon’s ford….. *
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I would like to buy 1 tube, thanks for a great deal, on a great forum. Waiting for PM.

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Sending PM, next.

Only issue: will be Friday a.m. before I work off.

(No P'Pal @ work; firewalled out.)

~Gnarly.

Ship finally came in. I was at the airport.

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I want a tube.

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Five down, 10 to go! Thanks everyone!

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I’m in for one. Thank you very much, Ubehebe. Awesome gesture for your BLF friends!

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Ubehebe wrote:
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Downside for me is that I had to buy 16 tubes to get a good price (kept one tube for myself).

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http://www.digmyguitar.net/ebay/blf-2-tubes-nyogel.jpg
http://www.digmyguitar.net/ebay/blf-group-nyogel.jpg

This is a decent price for BLF’ers, but aren’t you the individual that bought the last 16 tubes (14+2) – at $1.99/each – from the ebay seller seen here?

… or just coincidence?

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Who cares where he got it ?

Do you plan on buying a tube, or are you simply posting to cast aspersions on the seller's motivations?

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>>>>>>>>>>but aren’t you the individual that bought the last 16 tubes (14+2) – at $1.99/each

The problem with unfounded accusations is that no matter what the accused does, he comes off looking like an ass. If I say nothing, some will question why I didn’t defend myself. But if I do defend myself, I lower myself to the petty level of the accuser. Oh well, here goes.

I have ABSOLUTELY nothing to hide.

My costs:

1. $1.99 per tube

2. $1.33 per tube shipping from original seller (not reflected in the sales price posted by Mr. Flash.Light because the seller billed me for the postage AFTER I bought the Nyogel. And the negotiated LOWER postage was how I got the better price. The seller was originally asking $42 for postage, and I got it down to half that by buying ALL he had, which I explain in my original post. I bought the original first two tubes for myself and THEN thought it might be a good deal for BLF if I could get the price low enough on the remaining tubes).

3. $5.15 for flat-rate priority mail shipping on each tube to BLF buyers.

4. $0.72 in Paypal fees for each tube sold.

So I paid $9.19 (or will pay with the included shipping) per tube, which makes my so-called profit a whopping $2.81.

But that’s really not a profit at all. Because just like everyone here on BLF, my profit is a function of billable time. After I WASHED the tubes (yes some were dirty, so I washed them AND dried them); process and keep track of orders; buy the labels; address all the labels; pay for the plastic bags and bubble wrap for each tube; time spent packaging the tubes; pay for gas to drive the 30 minutes to and from the PO a bunch of times; spend MORE time standing in line at the post office (because of homeland security, packages MUST be delivered to the post office and cannot be placed in a mail box for pickup) — I’ll end up breaking even or making literally a few cents.

If anyone feels that I am overcharging for the Nyogel, i will gladly refund their money.

But the part that really puzzles me is why slam someone who is selling a product cheaper than anywhere else on the planet? Even if i WAS making $11 a tube, it would still be a great deal. Like Chicago X asked: “Why?”

Who cares where I got the Nyogel (as long as it was legally obtained). I just don’t understand why someone would criticize me for trying to break even and not lose money.

As I said, no good deed goes unpunished.

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Wow, washed and dried!?  Thank you, Ubehebe!  Laughing

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I’ll take a tube if there are still some left. Seems like a great price, plus I accidentally bought silicone grease at around the same price and that wasn’t very nice to my lights. I’ll probably keep the silicone grease to smooth out rough threads and use this stuff for the actual lubrication.

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Ubehebe wrote:
But the part that really puzzles me is why slam someone who is selling a product cheaper than anywhere else on the planet? *Even if i WAS making $11 a tube, it would still be a great deal. * Like Chicago X asked: “Why?”

Hey, I love capitalism and I think profit is great. If you can make a buck or two, more power to ya!

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BTW, Ubehebe-

Did I miss it? How do we pay you for it? Will you PM us an e-mail addy for paypal or is there another means you want us to use? Maybe I missed that part?

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Sorry, Ubehebe. i just saw the PM you sent me last night. Disregard question above. PM sent.

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I have 6 left and 9 sold. Thanks to everyone for buying !

Some people are just sending me PMs rather than posting here. That’s fine also.

I’ll post here when they’re all gone.

Thanks again!

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Paid for one. E-mail sent. Posting to make counting easier.

Thank you!

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I was a bit worried when I first read the title to this thread, thought that nyogel was some sort of explosive!

Woody

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"I want a tube"

 I bought a 2 oz tube of 760G from BatteryJunction.com one year ago for $15 + shipping, and I love the stuff and was highly recommended! It was the best price at the time I could find. So, 3 oz for $12 including shipping is a great deal. It's roughly 1/2 price.

Thanks!

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Still have 4 tubes left.

All paid orders have shipped priority mail so buyers should receive their tubes o’ lube by this weekend. If you paid, you should have received a Paypal/USPS notification with tracking numbers.

If you pay for a tube today, it will ship today or tomorrow, depending on what time of day you pay.

Thanks again to everyone.

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I am in for ONE. pm sent.

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flash.light][quote=Ubehebe wrote:
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Downside for me is that I had to buy 16 tubes to get a good price (kept one tube for myself).

(snip)

http://www.digmyguitar.net/ebay/blf-2-tubes-nyogel.jpg
http://www.digmyguitar.net/ebay/blf-group-nyogel.jpg

This is a decent price for BLF’ers, but aren’t you the individual that bought the last 16 tubes (14+2) – at $1.99/each – from the ebay seller seen here?

… or just coincidence?
He got them and he is paying for envelopes, stamps, gas, shipping time and address writing, pm’s, time, effort, and much more……

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to investigate and find out that it is the same as nyogel, which is valuable info.

just an fyi, if you print postage labels at home (you can use usps click and ship), you don’t have to wait in line at the post office. you can drop them at the counter, or in a mailbox. it save a lot of time, at least here, where there seems to usually be a line at the post office.

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Sent PP and within an hour I received my tracking number.

Talk about FFFFFAST service!!!

Thank you Ubehebe

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>>>>>you don’t have to wait in line at the post office. you can drop them at the
>>>>>counter, or in a mailbox. it save a lot of time, at least here,
>>>>>>where there seems to usually be a line at the post office.

Thanks …. Unfortunately for me, it’s not that simple. More than you ever wanted to know:

My nearest PO is about 30 minutes round trip and is the slowest PO ON THE PLANET. There is a “Leisure World” complex for oldsters a couple blocks away. They have to look at 1 million bleeding postage stamps to see what they want. (“Do you have any stamps with sea weed on them?”) OR show up with a 3-foot-high lamp and a basketball with NO packing. (“Can’t we get them in the same package?”) The PO staff essentially ends up packaging it for them. It drives me to utter distraction. Wink

Yes, I can drop the packages on the counter there, but I usually end up in line anyway. I almost always get one International package it seems, including two for the nyogel to Canada. First-class international mail — the BANE of my existence — must be done at a PO window. International priority mail can be done online (which I do) and dropped off, but not IFCP.

And of course, inevitably, I get stuck behind either some CRETIN (who has unwrapped rusty snow chains going to Breadfruit, Burgazibar). OR some 1000-year-old hearing-challenged woman with an oxygen pack and a colostomy bag, who has to tell the “nice man behind the counter” about her recent lymph-node removal or her painful varicose veins in minute graphic detail. Wink

I mean I’m no spring chicken, and I can understand their loneliness, but the PO is NOT a social club. Did I say arggghhghh? ;) ;) ;) ;)

But I am glad to do it. Other BLFers spend considerable time putting together the group buys and giveaways. It sounds sappy I know, but when you’re in a community like BLF, I firmly believe you need to give as well as take.

Fortunately, I am just here in the “low country” for a little while longer and then get to go back to Death Valley where my PO services 29 people, three tarantulas and one burro …. and is never crowded. I can’t wait. I have had enough of so-called civilization for a lifetime.

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I gotta admit…. This made me laugh hard!! Big Smile

“And of course, inevitably, I get stuck behind either some CRETIN (who has unwrapped rusty snow chains going to Breadfruit, Burgazibar). OR some 1000-year-old hearing-challenged woman with an oxygen pack and a colostomy bag, who has to tell the “nice man behind the counter” about her recent lymph-node removal or her painful varicose veins in minute graphic detail.”

I as well as many others appreciate the work and time you’ve put into this.
It is much appreciated!

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Some may be getting their tubes o’ lube today or tomorrow. I just found out the hard way: DON’T SNIP YOUR TIP! I did and it was a mistake.

At first glance, the tube nozzles look like the kind (like a tube of caulk for example) where you snip off the whole top of the nozzle. Don’t. You’ll end up with a giga-NORMOUS hole blasting out a toothpaste-sized bead of Nyogel. That’s what I did and there’s no going back. Fortunately I had another nozzle I could substitute.

Instead, look closely at the tip of the tip. There’s a fairly tiny hole started at the tip. Push a common pin through to open it up. Try that and widen if necessary. Just remember that you can always make the hole bigger but you can’t go back and make it smaller once it’s too big.

I ended up using a 1.5mm tiny hex wrench to open up the hole. It still may be a little small, but maybe not. I’ll have to use it for a while and see. The pin hole without further widening DEFINITELY was too small.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks for the tip, Ubehebe!  No pun intended.  Wink

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Good to know…I would have cut the tip like a caulking tube!! :bigsmile:

Thanks Ubehebe

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