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When I was a soldier is Israeli army (about 7 years ago) I remember they (Ptil Tcheles) were selling it with 50% discount to soldiers. So, if you have a soldier-friend you can ask him to buy one for you. Another trick is as follows. If you make Tcheles by the opinion of Rambam you can buy a Tcheles of Raavad (same price) and split it to two sets of Rambam. ...
I sell tekhelet for £35(thin) and £40(thick) which is $57(thin) and $65.40(thick) For more info go to www.Tekheletuk.com
R' Shlomo Riskin - I saw it with my own eyes, and when someone asked about them, his exact comment was: You have a opportunity for a mitzvah d'orayta - how can you not wear them ? Later he mentioned that they were from P'til Techelet.
Seeing as there is no known company making Murex trunculus besides Petil Techelet, and on the other hand even the discounted techelet from then (for soldiers) is 100nis, I doubt anything lower will be the real deal. If on the other hand, you are interested in squib "techelet", which btw according to the radzin chassidim (I have spoken to the person who ...
Going down the Bing list, and the Resellers list from P'til Techelet, it looks like "cheap techelet" is an oxymoron. There's a non-Jewish vendor calling himself "The Shoferman"who claims to have $20.99 "Original Blue" strings using snail dyes, but he also says the color runs--a good indicator that they are NOT real techelet dyes, as the comments point out. ...
The strings for Tzitzit (whether they will be white or blue) need to be spun for the express purpose of use in Tzitzit. Some say the material needs to be carded for the express purpose of Tzitzit as well, but most are lenient about this. (Shulchan Aruch OC 11:1)
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