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Troemner / Ohaus Product Transition Update

29 March 2018

This information is current at the last time of editing, which is March 29th, 2018.

As we mentioned early last month, much of the Troemner / Talboys laboratory equipment line will be transitioning to the Ohaus brand (they're both owned by the same parent company - Mettler Toledo). In this post, we'll keep you updated on that transition. We have developed a guide to inform you what Troemner / Talboys products have been transitioned and what their new Ohaus counterparts are. That guide is available at this link.

March 29th, 2018 updates

We will be launching the first transitions in the immediate future, probably tomorrow. This will change some Troemner equipment and accessories to Ohaus. This includes the homogenizer, most of the orbital shaker line, and a small amount of the stirring line. At this time, not all of the accessories for products transitioned to Ohaus are available as Ohaus accessories. In these instances, we are continuing to make those accessory products available as Troemner / Talboys products. Therefore, you may see some Troemner items as accessories to Ohaus products. We have developed a "conversion guide" which we will continue to update as the process continues. This guide is available here: http://www.labsup.net/assets/Troemner_to_Ohaus_item_conversion_guide.pdf

Some Troemner / Talboys Products Now Sold Under Ohaus Brand

02 February 2018

UPDATE: More information on the progress of this transition is available and will continue to be updated on this page.

Back in 2016, Mettler Toledo purchased Troemner. You can read about it in this Mettler-Toledo earnings press release. Troemner manufactures the Talboys line of laboratory equipment, including a number of items which we sell on our orbitalshakers.net, stirrers.net, and homogenizers.net marketplaces. They are beginning to transition much of the lab equipment from the Troemner / Talboys brand to the Ohaus brand (MT also owns Ohaus). The underlying equipment will be exactly the same with the exception of some cosmetic changes. It will still be manufactured in the same facility by the same people. It will still have an epic 5-year warranty. (EDIT: As of 3/18/2018, we learned that the warranty on Ohaus products that were formerly Troemner products will be Ohaus' 2 year warranty.) As part of that transition, we will soon be making changes, most of them cosmetic, to the Troemner products listed on our marketplaces as well.

Here is the Talboys Professional 1000-3 incubated shaker ...

During this time, you may notice that some of your favorite Troemner / Talboys items are rebranded from Troemner to Ohaus. It is also possible that if you order a Troemner / Talboys item during this transition period that you receive the item with Ohaus branding. Please rest assured that it is the exact same item. As Troemner clears existing stock of items which will be sold as Ohaus, they will no longer be producing those items with the Troemner / Talboys branding.

As soon as we have all the necessary information, we will post publicly what Troemner items offered on our marketplaces will be changed to Ohaus, what will remain Troemner-branded, and what will be discontinued. We are currently working with both Troemner and Ohaus to ensure that the information we have is complete and correct before we make any changes or post any information.

… and here is the Ohaus ISLD04HDG incubated orbital shaker. Look familiar?

If you have any questions about this transition or how it may affect you, please feel free to contact us - or contact Troemner or Ohaus - at any time.

Small Changes to Shipping Rates

19 June 2017

We've updated our shipping rates. Rates for all US customers have been rounded down, and shipping rates for Canadian customers were increased slightly on orders under $1000 to reflect the higher costs of shipping and order processing for orders to Canada.

For the US, the rates are now:

$0 - $999 $19
$1000 - $1999 $12
$2000 or more Free

For Canada, the rates are now:

$0 - $999 $30
$1000 - $1999 $18
$2000 or more Free

We No Longer Charge Canadian Sales Tax

18 May 2017

A few years back, we registered as a non-resident importer (NRI) in Canada. What that meant is that we designated ourselves as the importer of record and were liable for collecting and paying sales tax (GST & PST) whenever we shipped to Canada. Ultimately, we found that this was confusing to many of our Canadian customers, who were not used to paying sales tax to US-based businesses. In light of this, we have canceled our NRI brokerage and will no longer be designating ourselves as the importer of record for Canadian shipments.

What does this mean for our Canadian customers?

There are two main implications:

  1. We will no longer be charging sales tax for orders being shipped to Canada.
  2. You, the customer, will be responsible for paying all import duties and taxes.

In many cases, the shipper (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will require payment of import duties and / or taxes prior to delivery. It is your responsibility to ensure that prompt payment is made such that delivery can occur. If it is not, and the order is returned, you will be liable for all shipping fees to you and back to us. If the item carries a restocking fee for returns, you will be charged that fee. If the item is not a returnable item, you will not be eligible for any refund. In other words, be sure to pay all required import duties and taxes!

As always, if you ever have any questions about shipments to Canada or anything else, just give us a ring or drop us an email and we'll be happy to help.

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20 September 2016

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We know there are a lot of stirrers out there, and we also know that it probably doesn't make sense for you to become an expert on stirrers, of all things. You have better things to worry about. However, when you shop on Stirrers.net, we want to ensure that you're as certain as possible that you've selected the best stirrer for your application and your budget. We promise to do our best to offer the tools, information and advice that make selecting and purchasing a stirrer as easy as possible.

If at any time you have a question, don't hesitate to be in touch!

Now lets get stirring!