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    $4.49 for 128 oz. of 10% or $2.49 for 96 oz. of 6%...

    Which is a better deal? I'm having a brain fart and can't figure this out mathmatically... I know that in terms of volume, you need four of the 96 oz. bottles to equal three of the 128 oz. bottles, but the concentrations are screwing me up.

    I'm in K-Mart, by the way. The 6% is Chlorox Bleach, and the 10% is their sodium hypochlorite "Shock" product in the pool isle.

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    Re: $4.49 for 128 oz. of 10% or $2.49 for 96 oz. of 6%...

    128ozX0.10 is 12.8oz sodium hypo. $4.49/12.8oz=35 cents per ounce.

    96ozX.06 is 5.76oz sodium hypo. $2.49/5.76oz=43.2 cents per ounce.
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    Re: $4.49 for 128 oz. of 10% or $2.49 for 96 oz. of 6%...

    The 10% is a better deal. $0.0035/oz@1% vs $0.0043/oz@1%.
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    Re: $4.49 for 128 oz. of 10% or $2.49 for 96 oz. of 6%...

    You guys are the best... thanks.

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    Re: $4.49 for 128 oz. of 10% or $2.49 for 96 oz. of 6%...

    Quote Originally Posted by kodiak1120
    Which is a better deal?
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    Re: $4.49 for 128 oz. of 10% or $2.49 for 96 oz. of 6%...

    I was in the pressure washing business for 5yrs and purchased many thousands of gallons. Water is expensive to ship. As a result, higher concentrations are, more often than not, a better value.

    If you research industrial chem suppliers (or even pressure washing suppliers) you should be able to find 12% for under $3/gal.
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    Re: $4.49 for 128 oz. of 10% or $2.49 for 96 oz. of 6%...

    Quote Originally Posted by DeadAquaRite
    I was in the pressure washing business for 5yrs and purchased many thousands of gallons. Water is expensive to ship. As a result, higher concentrations are, more often than not, a better value.

    If you research industrial chem suppliers (or even pressure washing suppliers) you should be able to find 12% for under $3/gal.
    You'd think higher concentrations would be cheaper for the very reason you gave, but Walmart 6% bleach is still quite a bit cheaper than 10 or 12% for much of the country.
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    Re: $4.49 for 128 oz. of 10% or $2.49 for 96 oz. of 6%...

    We get awesome deals in Miami:

    $4.50 for 2½ gallons of 10%.... and you get a punch card for buy 10 get 11 free, so that's like 10% off every time, so let's say $4.33 (incl. sales tax)..... and at least once a month, they do buy 2 get 1 free.... so that's $8.66 for 7½ gallons of 10%.

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