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How can i send hand sanitizer to hong kong?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by aa6972, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. aa6972


    Joined: Nov 29, 2007

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    Location: Bristol, UK

  2. i know nothing


    Joined: Feb 6, 2004

    Posts: 3,327

    Location: Norfolk Broads

    No need, bog standard bar soap or run-of-the-mill liquid soap is all you need. Washing your hands properly (i.e. using the correct technique) is important.
  3. Emlyn_Dewar


    Joined: Oct 15, 2003

    Posts: 12,750

    Location: Chengdu

    Yeah, we weren't able to buy any on our last shop, but just been washing hands longer and more frequently.
    How long is delivery over to Hong Kong? Would it really be worth it?
    Hand sanitizer is a nice thing to have, but staying indoors/away from people and washing hands frequently is probably more worthwhile.
  4. Orionaut


    Joined: Aug 2, 2012

    Posts: 7,815

    How much do you have access to?

    How much can you send?

    In the current climate, you could likely make an absolute killing chartering an Antonov and filling it to the max. :p

    Hey, you might not even have to land. I am pretty sure that Antonov can drop stuff off without actually having to stop! :cool:

    On a more serious note.

    I am sorry that you are in such a position of concern over your own family. It must be really worrying. :(

    All this stuff and gloom (And the British dark humour that inevitably goes with it, which I understand is pretty unique) is academic right up to the point where it bites you personally in the Ass! :(

    I hope your family will be OK.

    Best wishes....
  5. tres


    Joined: Oct 16, 2007

    Posts: 6,903

    Location: UK

    Soap > hand sanitizer
  6. BowdonUK


    Joined: Jan 17, 2016

    Posts: 3,865

    I wonder if sending them money would be better. I'm sure the value of cleaning items have shot up.
  7. jsmoke


    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 9,202

    Can you lot get a non alcoholic sanitizer, maybe dettol kind of thing?
  8. Orionaut


    Joined: Aug 2, 2012

    Posts: 7,815

    I am a big fan of Dettol, but is it not Phenol based?

    Is Phenol an acceptable international air cargo??

    In the home its not so bad, but a whole plane load???

    Phenol is nasty stuff! :eek:
  9. Efour


    Joined: Sep 8, 2005

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    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

  10. jsmoke


    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 9,202

    Can you not send via Amazon?
  11. Suicidal Ferret


    Joined: Apr 6, 2011

    Posts: 459

    Surely it's pointless. It's a virus not bacterial
  12. Brazo


    Joined: Apr 22, 2016

    Posts: 2,637

    Alcohol will be effective against viruses.
  13. b00merang69

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    Unless you have an infection your Urine is sterile, so tell them to pee on their hands, warm and free! :D
  14. VincentHanna


    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 21,365

    It's sterile...it's not a steriliser.
  15. Darkpassenger


    Joined: Jan 22, 2018

    Posts: 236

    Forget the hand sanitizer send face masks if you must send something,seems like they need them
  16. b00merang69

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    LOL, I know but do not knock it till you tried it.
  17. LuckyBenski


    Joined: Dec 28, 2017

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    Location: London

    Face masks are mostly for preventing outward contamination apparently i.e. stops the wearer passing stuff on.

    My girlfriend has several Chinese suppliers for her business and one has asked her to send face masks if possible. They said to mark them as something else, or they'll just be stolen when they land at the shipping centre.
  18. The_Arbiter


    Joined: Jul 2, 2019

    Posts: 508

    Send it, lie about contents, and attach fake return address. And pay in cash ofc.

    But if i were a postmen in China, i'm not entirely sure i'd be delivering all my parcels.

    As said, sanitiser is not a sufficient replacement for washing hands. Soap is fine and dandy, but it's the actual process of hand washing that removes contamination from your hands.
  19. MichaelAwkward


    Joined: Jul 22, 2014

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    Location: Oxon

    Most face masks aren't to the correct specification anyway so that's pointless too in most cases.
  20. Raymond Lin

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    Yes, I took them all on holiday!