Why is Photo Formulary Twice the Cost of SIlver Nitrate than B + S?

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  1. timlayton

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    Does anyone have any idea why Photo Formulary is more than twice the cost for Silver Nitrate than Bostick and Sullivan? For example, 100 g at B+S is $129 and at Photo Formulary it is $299. I just want to make sure I am not missing something before I place my order.

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    Tim
     
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    Probably depends on when they bought it and the price of silver at that time.
     
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    Thanks, I was just making sure there wasn't some obvious difference. I couldn't imagine there could be any difference in the crystals, but since the price difference was so big I wanted a sanity check.

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    There is also the purity to consider. The Photographers Formulary supplies very high grade AgNO3. IDK about other companies but there are many grades.

    PE
     
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    We make our own!
     
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    Without chemists, photography itself would be impossible!

    Thanks for the clarification, Dick!

    Vaughn

    PS -- I recently bough some Silver nitrate from B&S for salt printing. Worked great...
     

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