I got a bottle of Rodinal in the mail from a friend yesterday. It's from the 50's. It's a glass bottle and un-opened. There are some pretty large crystals on the bottom, but they dissolve when the bottle is agitated.
I won't use it because it's unopened....it's kind of a collector's item when it's a full, unopened bottle with all labels still on and in original box.
Murray - If you can't find it locally, neither FreeStyle (www.freestylephoto.biz) nor Calumet (www.calumetphoto.com) charge hazmat fees if it's shipped via ground. That doesn't help you with the shipping costs, but it's cheap enough if you add it to an order for something else. I think I paid an extra $1 for shipping when I added my last bottle of Rodinal to an order I placed with Calumet.
Doesn't Calumet have a store in Chicago? Mongo, is correct however - I order mine from Calumet along with other items, select GROUND shipping and there is no additional charge. The way Rodinal last, next order will be for the larger bottles.