Carson Lighted Magnigrip Tweezers

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14 Responses to “Carson Lighted Magnigrip Tweezers”

  1. jungletek says:

    “…that might find there way under your skin.”

    Their, not there.

  2. Lissamphibia says:

    !!!

    Lighted magnifying tweezers?! I had no idea this was a thing! I’ve got to get a pair… and I’ll probably order another for my advisor.

    Sure wish I had these a few years ago when I was picking hundreds of benthic macroinvertebrates off nets and trying to field identify them in low light!

  3. Lissamphibia says:

    Caution: Side effects of entomology may include unexpected excitability, irritation and possessiveness in relation to… tweezers.

  4. pAULbOWEN says:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0011WYMI2/ref=nosim/cooltoolsbb-20

    $7.99

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=carson+magnigrip&x=0&y=0

    £19.49 ($31.33)

    I’ve come across some pretty egregious examples of transatlantic gouging over the years (Apple’s assumption of dollar-pound parity is a big part of why I’m typing this on a PC) but this is just spectacular. I’d love for someone at Amazon or Carson to attempt a justification.

    • Nadreck says:

      Some thing with the Canuck Buck. Although it’s been at par or above par for over 5 years the assumption from booksellers has consistently been that there’s only about 80 US cents to our dollar. This is why, even though amazon.ca has free shipping, it’s often very much cheaper to buy from amazon.com and pay the international shipping.

      • pAULbOWEN says:

        I tried to buy these through amazon.com but it’s an item that they won’t ship to outside the US, for some reason.

    • albtrssp says:

      It’s not Amazon selling it, but third party merchants. It’s a different merchant offering it in the US than in the UK. You’d have to ask soteluk, the UK merchant, to justify their price, not Amazon.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Are they not zircon-encrusted!?

  6. Antinous / Moderator says:

    As someone who gets glochids embedded in his flesh quite regularly, I can tell you that a credit card scraped firmly across the skin toward the exposed end of the foreign object, followed by the application and removal of a piece of packing tape, works quite well.

  7. PapayaSF says:

    To protect the tips, do what designers do with X-Acto knives: jam them into a wine cork.

  8. Anonymous says:

    shame on you, Antinous. following your glochids link only made me aware of bunnies tortured with them for the sake of science.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      I don’t know why they’d do animal research when there are a couple hundred thousand people trying to get those things out at any given moment.

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