Sooooo many eBay “deals” thst look affordable … until you look at the shipping.
EBay was different because the seller pays eBay by closing bid, so many items got sold for $1 + $99,999.99 shipping and handling. I think they plugged that hole, but I think it still suckers people into clicking “buy now.”
I’ve bought a few things off of ebay through the years. Got into a bidding war one time and payed almost the cost of ‘new’ for something many many years ago.
These days, I only look on ebay if I’m looking for something obscure or something that’s not made anymore. Recently bought a Stanley #79 hand plane on there that isn’t made anymore. Still got it cheaper than buying something similar new.
I get that- but I can also buy from the US for less!! Most aliexpress vendors seem to have an Australia tax these days- I’m happy to buy locally of course, but cheap stuff from China is becoming less of an option!
It can be less of a dice roll, at least. See if the laser will CUT some of the cheap stuff. If it doesn’t cut, then it’s passing the laser light through. If it does cut, it’s absorbing it, and will protect you.
Bummer. There also seems to be a Canada tax, which shows up in shipping, but it doesn’t matter where you buy from here. Shipping in Canada is always expensive, even from Canadian sellers.
Another test is to try to cut a tissue through the glass (apparently). The tissue should be a lot easier to set on fire! I am considering getting some orange and a reflective window tint, but I need it to work and be confident of that.
Oh man I had a heck of a time lately with acrylic.
I need one that passes all the uv through. For a older tanning bed lol I had no idea there was differences.
I reached out to a place we get our bubble windows made and he was the one that told me about it.
I did however find a great bit of info on acrylic forming and setting up ovens or UV heaters if any one is interested.