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What do you think of Showcase's prices on masks?

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What do you think of Showcase's prices on masks?

Got an email from them stating that masks and hand sanitizes are available. I am looking for two types one for my parents to protect them, and one for me so I wouldn't spread if I have it while grocery shopping.

https://ca.shopatshowcase.com/collectio ... d19?page=1
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Jun 5, 2016
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I'm not sure if they will verify it but it says they are for healthcare workers only on all the masks.

Its a terrible price but if you want them now I guess that's what you have to pay.
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I bought a box of the Shining Star N95 masks from Showcase (before they made it healthcare only) for my mom and grandmother who are high risk. I'm no expert, but they seem okay and they're NIOSH and CDC approved.
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Driftwood wrote: I bought a box of the Shining Star N95 masks from Showcase (before they made it healthcare only) for my mom and grandmother who are high risk. I'm no expert, but they seem okay and they're NIOSH and CDC approved.
How much did you paid for those ?
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cwangs wrote: How much did you paid for those ?
A bit much, $170 for 20. Afterwards, I saw that there was a 15% coupon code, but it was too late.
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Jul 13, 2012
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The disposable masks are selling for $60 for 50, or $50 for gov't, healthcare and a few others.

The n95s and kn95s are for health care only, though when I went they were discussing them with the elderly gentleman in front of me (it looks like they would have sold them to him) so maybe they make exceptions to people who need them.
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Overpriced for sure. But what can you do.
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carmaster wrote: Overpriced for sure. But what can you do.
First time considering getting a face mask. Wondering maybe folks here would share a link to better pricing. The reply above you had a website, didnt find masks though.
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Jul 13, 2012
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figi28 wrote: Try this place in BC. Your text to link here...
The price is good (considering the demand), and they seem to be a legitimate EMS service and supplies seller. I have doubts, though, that they would be able to fulfill the order as they are on a 4 to 6 week back order and I suspect that hospital orders are going to get filled first.
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ConsoleWatcher wrote: The price is good (considering the demand), and they seem to be a legitimate EMS service and supplies seller. I have doubts, though, that they would be able to fulfill the order as they are on a 4 to 6 week back order and I suspect that hospital orders are going to get filled first.
Don't know health care industry

Shouldn't government coordinate those face masks and others and order together and distribute to hospitals? Or each hospital has to order by themselves? I would be super disappointed if no government coordination on this in covid-19 situation
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First I am not sure why Showcase is considered an Essential service? Before they were selling masks, they were selling as seen on tv junk and still do. Now all of a sudden they are an essential service? Makes no sense to me.
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Our Canadian Tire is selling surgical masks (not N95) for $19.95/20 or $9.95/10.
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T&T Supermarket sells 50 for $29.99 (max 2 per household). If you are in Vancouver Kim's Mart also sells masks 50 for $39.99. If you want them shipped 123ink sells 50 for $59.99, it arrived in like 3 days for me.
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HealthcareSolutions.ca also sells them. Seen prices change from $6-7 and back for N95's. Have other stuff like hand sanitizer and disposable gloves also.
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someone16 wrote: T&T Supermarket sells 50 for $29.99 (max 2 per household). If you are in Vancouver Kim's Mart also sells masks 50 for $39.99. If you want them shipped 123ink sells 50 for $59.99, it arrived in like 3 days for me.
T&T in Ottawa doesn't sell them (I asked).

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