I tried several local chemists as well as Boots in an attempt to buy IPA a little while ago and nobody had any. One said there was a national shortage(!) and another took my number in order to let me know when it was back in stock, but never rang me back. A few years ago I worked as a picture framer and we used to have no trouble buying it for picture cleaning. Maybe the laws have changed.
Originally Posted by Alex Muir
Anyhow, I found it was very quick, easy and cheap to get it from eBay instead. No wonder the high streets are closing down!