Recently, one of our Virtual Lab Managers was shopping for reagent reservoirs. The request from our customer was for Corning/Costar brand–Disposable Reagent Reservoirs, Sterile, 50 mL, 100/Case (Corning #4871).
Before we purchase for a lab, we always double check prices at other sites. Here is what we found for the List Price across different suppliers (this is for the EXACT same item):
- Fisher Scientific (#07-200-128), $212.05
- VWR (#29442-474)), $184.70
- Sigma (#CLS4871), $175.50
- Amazon.com (#4871), $114.17
From whom do you think we purchased?
PAY ATTENTION to your lab shopping and your funding will last longer
- The VWR website is confusing as the Supplier No. and Description do not match the other suppliers. So we posted the price based on the matching supplier number (4871).
- And prices can fluctuate day-to-day for some suppliers.