So I've been calling around trying to find Borax, and no one sells it! I actually went to a few stores, and Walmart was the only store that had it, so I grabbed up all they had on display, 6 boxes yesterday and 4 boxes at a different Walmart today that I happened by.
Only 32 more boxes to go! (need 35 to bring the borates up to 50PPM and at least 7 to have on hand.)
Anyway, on the 20 Mule website, they list a bunch of stores that I called, who said they don't have it - I'm tempted to go and look anyway because I think they just don't know what it is, but has anyone had this problem?
I've called CVS, Walgreens, and Kmart, and physically been to Walmart, Pathmark, and Target. I have a few more of the stores listed around here that I'll try (Shop Rite, Stop & Shop, Wegmans), but has anyone had this problem? Have you found borax at a store that isn't listed? I'm tempted to try the dollar stores listed but the ones I called also said they didn't have it.
If not, it's a good thing I started early because it will take a while to actually get all that I need.
Is the Walmart price of $2.98 a good deal? I've noted in the past that they tend to price items on their shelves at 1 penny below a competitor, I suppose so they can truly claim that they have the lowest prices, so this gives me hope of finding another store around here that has it for $2.99.
Sure beats drugstore.com's price of $8.99!
For what it's worth, when all is said and done I can bring the borates up from 0 to 50 PPM using Borax and Muriatic Acid for about $150-160. The equivalent 90 pounds of Pro Team Supreme Plus that I would need would cost at least $240.
Not a bad deal.