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Face Masks 20pk - £14.99 Instore @ B&M
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Face Masks 20pk - £14.99 Instore @ B&M

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Posted 6th MayAvailable: NationalEdited by:"Jashika"
Important. This deal is not a guarantee there will be any stock in the store, so please don’t make a trip you wouldn’t have made otherwise just for this item - we should all limit our time out of our houses to help slow the spread. Please also shop responsibly - don’t stockpile, and consider whether you could help out any vulnerable neighbours or friends.

Face Masks 20pk £ 14.99 or 50 pk £ 29.99
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Reusable Face Mask £ 2.50
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Well I’m a frontline worker out in the community with patients (mental health) - I have yet to receive any PPE. Great to see it’s available, so why can’t we (Frontline workers) get any!
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B&M robbery!
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Haha priced up again
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B&M robbery!
These cost 23p each normally
Jashika06/05/2020 21:43

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The amount of people that wear these around there neck is unreal and actually makes chances of catching covid much higher as if had it one face in shop then round your neck you are spreading anything that’s on mask onto your skin. Also I wodnt buy this as states it’s to be hand washed and mask should be washed at 60 degrees after use to kill any bacteria or virus on it
Edited by: "Power2468" 6th May
Typically around £5 for 50 previously.
Well I’m a frontline worker out in the community with patients (mental health) - I have yet to receive any PPE. Great to see it’s available, so why can’t we (Frontline workers) get any!
Same price on groupon for 20 or you can get a pack of 50 for £25 on there. One below shop have them at a rip off £1 each.
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davidrowlands8906/05/2020 21:53

Well I’m a frontline worker out in the community with patients (mental h …Well I’m a frontline worker out in the community with patients (mental health) - I have yet to receive any PPE. Great to see it’s available, so why can’t we (Frontline workers) get any!


Because the gov are trying to do everthing on the cheap. I work for a company that provides all sorts of ppe for industry and we have had loads over the last two months but it's been sent out to normal trade customers as normal as no one has come our way asking. And In my opinion it's going to companies that don't need or have never used in the past and to companies that are apparently doing essential work but I don't see painting trains as essential or making plane parts there all grounded at the moment so can't be that essential.
Rip off.
They probably don't want to pay 10x or more their their usual price (especially when they buy tens of thousands at a time) which is what they're selling for to the general public now. A bit like why are people starving in Africa when we import some of our foodstuffs from there: clearly they have food there but it's being sold to the highest bidder i.e. us rich nations rather than feeding their own people. I suppose the short answer is capitalism and greed? Nothing to stop you buying your own of course, though you may want to check if you can claim it as an expense or not first as current prices could make it very costly if you go through a lot of it.

Our local corner shop is selling these at £1 each and I've bought 10. Not because I think they'll make any difference (they might stop spittle from coughs and sneezes but they won't filter out the virus in normal breath moisture), but because in some situations there's an expectation from others for them to be worn.
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davidrowlands8906/05/2020 21:53

Well I’m a frontline worker out in the community with patients (mental h …Well I’m a frontline worker out in the community with patients (mental health) - I have yet to receive any PPE. Great to see it’s available, so why can’t we (Frontline workers) get any!


Probably budget related or who the department you work for sources items from.
If you suggested that they bought them from stocks available in shops they would probably say its impossible. Maybe account purchasing, no physical cash/credit to buy from retail. But it seems wrong.
gingerfuzz8806/05/2020 22:03

Because the gov are trying to do everthing on the cheap.


No they are not. They are trying to source at the standard prices but the demand is high from Countries across the world & a lot of people are buying up to quadruple their money at each purchase they make.
Profiteering. Plain and simple.
I bought a sealed and boxed set of 50 from Aliexpress for £15.00 - which is a little better. I actually had a stock of these as I do 3D printing with resin (although for that these are essentially useless, except against getting splashes to the face), and the £15 is only slightly more expensive that what I paid for this before all the madness began.

The quality is okay, although they're a little less wide than the usual Amazon ones. I expect though that they're identical and £10 is the shop's mark-up. The AliExpress ones arrive within 9 days as well, and I didn't have to leave the house.
Edited by: "Blurigard" 6th May
Normal price pre covid-19 is about 10p each.

Paid £4 for a box of 50 in Feb.
Edited by: "Speculator" 6th May
Get stuffed with people trying to make a profit over something that should be mandatory to people’s health ... makes me so mad
B&M = BAD MORALS
Willy_Wonka06/05/2020 22:09

No they are not. They are trying to source at the standard prices but the …No they are not. They are trying to source at the standard prices but the demand is high from Countries across the world & a lot of people are buying up to quadruple their money at each purchase they make.


Well it's strange the company I work for has been able to get it from source i.e 3m, uvex to name a couple of brands on massive bulk orders.
Power246806/05/2020 21:50

The amount of people that wear these around there neck is unreal and …The amount of people that wear these around there neck is unreal and actually makes chances of catching covid much higher as if had it one face in shop then round your neck you are spreading anything that’s on mask onto your skin. Also I wodnt buy this as states it’s to be hand washed and mask should be washed at 60 degrees after use to kill any bacteria or virus on it


Its soap that breaks the virus down. If you don't use soap then the virus doesn't survive from 56 degrees upwards and I think from 4 degrees downwards. Not sure if that means you can put them in the freezer though. Washing these by hand with soap would be no different to washing your hands with soap.
Blurigard06/05/2020 22:10

I bought a sealed and boxed set of 50 from Aliexpress for £15.00 - which …I bought a sealed and boxed set of 50 from Aliexpress for £15.00 - which is a little better. I actually had a stock of these as I do 3D printing with resin (although for that these are essentially useless, except against getting splashes to the face), and the £15 is only slightly more expensive that what I paid for this before all the madness began.The quality is okay, although they're a little less wide than the usual Amazon ones. I expect though that they're identical and £10 is the shop's mark-up. The AliExpress ones arrive within 9 days as well, and I didn't have to leave the house.


Have you got a link please? Thanks.
Shameful profiteering from B and M. Disgraceful.
Apparently the Government and certainly TFL in London will be making these available to us all soon. More so if we wish to leave our homes, wearing one will become compulsory. I've noticed the prices of masks have been slowly coming down. Guessing some retailers have built up very large stockpiles and wont want to get lumbered with them.
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Blurigard06/05/2020 22:10

I bought a sealed and boxed set of 50 from Aliexpress for £15.00 - which …I bought a sealed and boxed set of 50 from Aliexpress for £15.00 - which is a little better. I actually had a stock of these as I do 3D printing with resin (although for that these are essentially useless, except against getting splashes to the face), and the £15 is only slightly more expensive that what I paid for this before all the madness began.The quality is okay, although they're a little less wide than the usual Amazon ones. I expect though that they're identical and £10 is the shop's mark-up. The AliExpress ones arrive within 9 days as well, and I didn't have to leave the house.


Maybe that’s why China made the Rona virus so we would be forced to turn to AliExpress to buy face masks from China.... #conspiracy
Aren't these only useful as some sort of source control, based on the theory that if you wear them and also everyone else wears them then the risk is reduced?

So if you’re on the tube and everyone else is wearing them then the theory is that an infected person can't transmit via sneeze or cough. But what if people don’t wear a mask then don't we need a certified N95 or FFP3 level mask? It doesn’t seem that these mask or cloth mask are that effective.

Taken from: cidrap.umn.edu/new…ata

“Filter efficiency was measured across a wide range of small particle sizes (0.02 to 1 µm) at 33 and 99 L/min. N95 respirators had efficiencies greater than 95% (as expected). For the entire range of particles tested, t-shirts had 10% efficiency, scarves 10% to 20%, cloth masks 10% to 30%, sweatshirts 20% to 40%, and towels 40%. All of the cloth masks and materials had near zero efficiency at 0.3 µm, a particle size that easily penetrates into the lungs.”

So I suppose my conclusion would be if we are not required to all wear some sort of mask and they don't want the general public to use certified masks that are for frontline workers, then what's the point?
Edited by: "Richard_Mathews" 6th May
No matter how many down votes this gets I am sure they will be oos as people will buy them...
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Waste of time it’s not p3 and mask are no good without covering your eyes also
Willy_Wonka06/05/2020 21:50

These cost 23p each normally


Normally?? And when will this type of "normal" ever return?? Meanwhile these are a reasonable price from what's available now!
supersue06/05/2020 22:57

Normally?? And when will this type of "normal" ever return?? Meanwhile …Normally?? And when will this type of "normal" ever return?? Meanwhile these are a reasonable price from what's available now!



Have a look at amazon & they are half the price & even that is excessive.
Edited by: "Willy_Wonka" 6th May
PD2K7906/05/2020 21:46

B&M robbery!




Please can you show a link to the current cheaper ones that you are comparing these B&M robbery ones to?
aurora06/05/2020 22:29

Shameful profiteering from B and M. Disgraceful.


Please can you show a link to the cheaper ones that you are comparing these B&M "robbery" ones to?
supersue06/05/2020 23:00

Please can you show a link to the cheaper ones that you are comparing …Please can you show a link to the cheaper ones that you are comparing these B&M "robbery" ones to?


These masks will be appalling for any kind of robbery. Pull the trig... perhaps not the best choice of phrase... Press the button and go for a full face balaclava. It covers more and people will know you mean business.
Richard_Mathews06/05/2020 22:42

Aren't these only useful as some sort of source control, based on the …Aren't these only useful as some sort of source control, based on the theory that if you wear them and also everyone else wears them then the risk is reduced?


The evidence of cloth face mask effectiveness for self protection is dubious. Looking at a few "study of studies" on it, the evidence suggests at best a barely measurable effectiveness for cloth marks. However if people keep touching the mask, they can actually make things worse than not wearing one at all (as you're touching the surface where all the airborne viruses may be landing).

All the studies are pretty low quality or not reflective of real world usage mind so we simply don't really know. So long as you wear the mask properly and avoid touching it, you've nothing to lose if they're not effective. If they are effective, it'll save lives.

Respirators have proven effectiveness but the chances of joe public getting those are slim at best.
abigsmurf06/05/2020 23:18

The evidence of cloth face mask effectiveness for self protection is …The evidence of cloth face mask effectiveness for self protection is dubious.


All the evidence that our Government admits wants us to hear. Elsewhere in the rest of the real World it is proven they have a positive effect.
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