- 1 Barker Hall
- Berkeley, CA
- 8am-noon & 1-5pm Mon-Fri
- 24 hour access
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- 510-642-1095 or 510-642-6739
About the Storeroom
Serving the entire UC Berkeley campus, we carry an extensive selection of chemicals, enzymes, labware, and office supplies. Our mission is to provide the lowest possible prices on frequently used items.
We carry a large variety of items from select vendors, many of whom offer us special pricing and discounts, including free shipping, which we pass on to our valued customers.
We are a self-serve facility open to UC Berkeley customers from all departments. Click here to apply for a storeroom account.
Please visit our other storeroom located in 171 LSA. Barker storeroom accounts can also be used there.
Sad News About Promega
For the past year, Promega inc. has not made an account available to the storeroom to use independently of BearBuy.
We need accounts like this in order to track and sell our inventory. Most of our regular vendors use these accounts provide discounts, but at bare minimum, we have to have an account in order to ensure speedy order processing. When we don't have one, we're forced to place orders over BearBuy, which is just silly, since all of our customers can access that same system.
It is Promega's position that they would like everyone to order over BearBuy.
As such, we can no longer carry Promega's products. We have a limited supply still available, but this will be allowed to diminish.
We regret any inconvenience this causes our customers, and would like to remind anyone that training for BearBuy is available on its main page.
BFS is Down--We Are Not!
Many of you know that BFS, the financial backbone of BearBuy, is not working right now.
We'd like to remind you that the storeroom is still open and placing orders. We work independently of BearBuy.
It's in exactly this sort of emergency that we shine. We can place an order for anything you need, even if it's not in our catalog.
Please bear in mind that while we do get discounts from our regular vendors, you will likely pay our markup of 14% on anything from vendors not on this list.
The MCB Storerooms will close Wednesday November 25th at 3pm and reopen on November 30th at 8am.
We will also close Wednesday December 23rd at 3:00pm and will reopen on Monday January 4th at 8am. The cut-off for special orders placed through the storerooms will be 5pm Wednesday December 16th.
Secondary Antibody Survey--We Need Your Help!
For years, this storeroom has been looking for a way to get secondary antibodies into the storeroom--we want to have them available for emergencies, mostly.
We found a company willing to supply us with initial stock. They're called One World Labs and they focus on trial-size antibodies.
But before we start carrying them, we need to know exactly what kind to get. And to figure that out, we first need your help.
Please take a brief, 5 question survey by clicking this link! If you do, you'll have the undying gratitude of the storeroom, everybody who uses antibodies, and potentially your future self.
Last year, we started a new relationship with IDT, and yesterday we realized we'd never quite gotten around to announcing it.
We have discounts on oligos from IDT, and a "portal" account through them, making us more or less the official way to order IDT on campus.
Regular, desalted, 25nmol-scale sequences will run you $0.15/base pair, including our markup, and they're offering us free next-day delivery.
Sign up by clicking this link! You'll need your lab's Customer ID.
storeroom markup update
Our markup rate is now 14%. This is still quite low compared to other recharge units in the UC system.
To make our prices easier to compare, we've removed the tax from the prices on our website. Please keep in mind that you will pay the same tax through any other source.
MCB storeroom website prices no longer include tax
After years of explaining to customers that the prices on our website include tax, we've decided to end this practice. So if you were used to adding tax to others' prices to compare to our prices, you now no longer need to do that.
The price you see on the websites now no longer includes tax, making it more comparable to prices you see elsewhere. The prices will include our markup.
16 GB Flash Drives
are now $12.99!
That's not very much money!
Rainin Pipet-Lite XLS--extremely cheap.
Rainin has recently discontinued its Pipet-Lite series, and replaced it with Pipet-Lite XLS.
They're still giving us an awesome deal, though. These will cost $226.20 here--roughly half off the original price!
As always, our prices include tax.
New Lower Prices!
Our markup rate, the amount that we charge on every order, has been lowered for the first time in years!
It's dropped from 14% to 9%, barely more than the tax rate.
We have worked so hard to lower our prices. This is a huge deal for us, and there will be more about this in the coming weeks.
But for now, just keep in mind that everything you order from us or pick up in the store is 5% cheaper than it used to be!
Save on Shipping
We get free shipping from all of our regular vendors. Notably, this includes Invitrogen, Qiagen, Agilent, and Sigma-Aldrich. So if you order through us, you save the shipping costs as well. This means that if your order is less than $600, it's worth checking with us to find out your total cost.
Deciding on the right way to order something can be a complicated process--but we try to make it easier for you. If you would like to know how much something would cost through us, and it's not in our inventory (search above), or is marked as a special order, please don't hesitate to contact us (information below), and we'll find out for you.
Dry Ice is now for sale in the Barker and LSA Storerooms at $1.62 a scoop!
Now you can order online with the new online order form, which makes it so that, when you want to order something, instead of having to fill out a Word document, and then attach that to an email, you can just order it online. Also, our website looks better now we think. All props and complaints go to Dylan Ogden (who is freaking awesome).
Fermentas FastDigest Enzymes
Normal enzymatic digestion takes around 20 minutes. These FastDigest enzymes work in just 5 minutes! Don't you want to digest DNA faster?! Why not?! Anyway, we have them, and now you know we have them. Have a nice day.
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