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    Default Ummm.... Strange Question but... where to buy Q-Tips with wooden sticks

    Does anyone know where I can buy cotton buds with wooden sticks?
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    Default Re: Ummm.... Strange Question but... where to buy Q-Tips with wooden sticks

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    Does anyone know where I can buy Q-Tips with wooden sticks?
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    Default Re: Ummm.... Strange Question but... where to buy Q-Tips with wooden sticks

    Q-Tips is not the term which commonly use here, we call it cotton butt, since you located at US, why don't try Amazon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    Q-Tips is not the term which commonly use here, we call it cotton butt, since you located at US, why don't try Amazon.
    'cotton buds'

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    Default Re: Ummm.... Strange Question but... where to buy Q-Tips with wooden sticks

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    Q-Tips is not the term which commonly use here, we call it cotton butt, since you located at US, why don't try Amazon.
    I am currently in Singapore and would prefer to buy locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raydio View Post

    I am currently in Singapore and would prefer to buy locally.
    hmmm very rarely see wooden sticks these days.

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    Default Re: Ummm.... Strange Question but... where to buy Q-Tips with wooden sticks

    Quote Originally Posted by eleveninth View Post
    hmmm very rarely see wooden sticks these days.
    I agree they are harder to find anywhere in the world. I used to know a place in Hong Kong where they sold them and I bought from them regularly. I hardly go to Hong Kong anymore in favour of coming to Singapore. Hopefully someone who still uses these rare items will be able to help.

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    Default Re: Ummm.... Strange Question but... where to buy Q-Tips with wooden sticks

    Hi,
    Any reason for the wooden sticks? I bought a lot of Q tips from Amazon for ear cleaning so I have some but not the wooden stick variety.
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    Default Re: Ummm.... Strange Question but... where to buy Q-Tips with wooden sticks

    U can try local shopping stores like Isetan, metro etc. Look in the babies accessories section, iirc those qtips are made from japan.
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    Default Re: Ummm.... Strange Question but... where to buy Q-Tips with wooden sticks

    Quote Originally Posted by agws1970 View Post
    Hi,
    Any reason for the wooden sticks? I bought a lot of Q tips from Amazon for ear cleaning so I have some but not the wooden stick variety.
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    I prefer the rigidity of the wood rather than the 'flexy sticks' which are essentially flexible plastic sticks made by the Q-Tips company. Used to be a time when all you could buy were the wooden stick variety... but now they hardly exist.

    I brought a small supply with me from Canada as I found a small place in Toronto's Chinatown but my supplies are limited and I'm running out while here in Singapore. I know that someone out there has an answer for me. It is just a matter of time. The bros and sisters of ClubSnap have never failed me yet.

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    Default Re: Ummm.... Strange Question but... where to buy Q-Tips with wooden sticks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Ong View Post
    U can try local shopping stores like Isetan, metro etc. Look in the babies accessories section, iirc those qtips are made from japan.
    Thanks Gary. From past experience Isetan, Metro, etc. usually carry only the flexy plastic sticks but I'll have another look. It's been a year since my last stay in Singapore so things may have changed.

    My guess is that the 'wooden' variety may exist in a small local shop and likely imported from China.

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    Hi

    You could check the pharmacies or drug/medical supply stores as well. They could also be labelled as Cotton Tip applicators, usually about 6 inches in length of the wooden stem.

    Some of the GP clinics could still be using wooden Q tip as swab sticks of sorts but I think you might not be able to purchase from them.

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    I thought I saw a stack of them at Mustafa's for $3.95 a box of 100+

    Otherwise Daiso has the hard plastic stick where you can roll on a bit of your own cotton wool to use ... I saw them come in a pack of 3 sticks for $2
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    Default Re: Ummm.... Strange Question but... where to buy Q-Tips with wooden sticks

    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    Hi

    You could check the pharmacies or drug/medical supply stores as well. They could also be labelled as Cotton Tip applicators, usually about 6 inches in length of the wooden stem.

    Some of the GP clinics could still be using wooden Q tip as swab sticks of sorts but I think you might not be able to purchase from them.

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    I thought I saw a stack of them at Mustafa's for $3.95 a box of 100+

    Otherwise Daiso has the hard plastic stick where you can roll on a bit of your own cotton wool to use ... I saw them come in a pack of 3 sticks for $2
    Thanks guys! I will try these places. I knew that ClubSnap would pull through for me. Thanks again!

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    They can be found locally. I think I saw a beauty salon selling them at Jurong East. I also just finished using a pack of them and was a little frustrated as they keep breaking off. So I'm happy to be back on plastic.

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    Default Re: Ummm.... Strange Question but... where to buy Q-Tips with wooden sticks

    Another place to try is Japan Home, call them up to check availability JAPAN HOME RETAIL PTE LTD they got many branches.
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    Default Re: Ummm.... Strange Question but... where to buy Q-Tips with wooden sticks

    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    They can be found locally. I think I saw a beauty salon selling them at Jurong East. I also just finished using a pack of them and was a little frustrated as they keep breaking off. So I'm happy to be back on plastic.
    Ha! Ha!... Yeah, I find it frustrating too when they break especially during a cleaning. I end up with one half still in my hand and the other half in my ear! Fortunately for me it does not happen all that often.

    Still I prefer the rigidity of the wood over the flexibility of the plastic stem. Thanks for giving me hope that I can find them in Singapore.

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    Default Re: Ummm.... Strange Question but... where to buy Q-Tips with wooden sticks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Ong View Post
    Another place to try is Japan Home, call them up to check availability JAPAN HOME RETAIL PTE LTD they got many branches.
    Yes I remember this department store from Japan. I surely will try them.

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    Default Re: Ummm.... Strange Question but... where to buy Q-Tips with wooden sticks

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    'cotton buds'
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    Q-Tips is not the term which commonly use here, we call it cotton butt, since you located at US, why don't try Amazon.
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