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Old 26-08-2018, 09:06 PM
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Amazon - some different brands than usual

GuassLee 36" - similar to the regular Chinese balloons, but a fluted mold. You can tell the difference between the fluted/unfluted ones if the picture shows a fold in the uninflated balloon:
https://www.amazon.com/GuassLee-Gian.../dp/B072BXH5L1

Nuolux 18" - kind of a mix between a TufTex 17" and a TufTex 24". They are kind of soft and I really like them.
https://www.amazon.com/NUOLUX-18-inc.../dp/B071SHHTTK

Giraffe Punchballs 18" - I tried a couple different brands. These were passable quality, the only ones that got close to 18"
https://www.amazon.com/Giraffe-Neon-.../dp/B06ZY4NFZ6
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Old 27-08-2018, 02:43 AM
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Those all look like nice balloons. THIRTY punchballs for $7.95 on Amazon? Amazin'


Whoever makes any of the balloons that are distributed out of Goodlettsville, Tennessee...those are marvelous and strong balloons. DOLLAR GENERAL is the place...good source for those who live in smaller cities that are nowhere close to Party City.



These balloons at Dollar General (also including the 24 inchers non-fluted) can hold my bouncing weight, near 200 pounds, "forever." The 16 inch rated punchballs can inflate MUCH larger...more like 30 inches or so when they're also necked.
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Old 30-08-2018, 02:08 AM
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I stopped by dollar general on the way home. I saw the 24" fluted ones for $1.75 each. Kind of pricey but they are soft with a long neck I must have missed the non-fluted.
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Old 25-10-2018, 03:31 PM
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Has anyone from the states ordered from balloons united? if so were you guys charged any significant tax duties?

I usually order from Kaboom but their stocks are quite limited these days
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Old 25-10-2018, 05:38 PM
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Has anyone from the states ordered from balloons united? if so were you guys charged any significant tax duties?

I usually order from Kaboom but their stocks are quite limited these days
I've probably ordered from Balloons United more than any other site. Being in the US, you don't get charged VAT, but the shipping is more expensive. I've never had any extra charges from customs or anything - I think it's included in the shipping.
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is kaboom possibility going out of business?, I received an email of them having a sale of 15% off all remaining inventory, sounds a but ominous.
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Old 03-11-2018, 08:23 AM
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is kaboom possibility going out of business?, I received an email of them having a sale of 15% off all remaining inventory, sounds a but ominous.
I hope not. But at the same time there's not really a lot left on their website...
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Old 03-11-2018, 05:21 PM
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is kaboom possibility going out of business?, I received an email of them having a sale of 15% off all remaining inventory, sounds a but ominous.
I wouldn't be surprised. Their prices have always been high compared to other resellers, despite extra for international shipping.
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005S4QK98..._oYY5BbBW27Y0Y

Yup, these are the real deal. Standard White Q24s. Quality seems all right. Although, it could be my imagination, but it seems like the later batches of Q24s were never up to par with earlier batches. At any rate, this really are Qualatex brand.

Bear in mind: if you’re uneasy about receiving a package with the name of a seller that evokes “party supplies,” you may want to skip this.
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Check out Brand the World. You can google it and come up with the link. I found them to be cheapest after shipping for Tuftex 24"
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