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Old 10-10-2018, 12:09 AM
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Default Anyone get caught ordering loons online
So has anybody been caught buying balloons online by other house members? if so what was your excuse. I ask because I am going to be ordering some balloons (my dream loons frozen ones lol) and want to hear about your experiences with ordering online. One more question has anybody got experience ordering balloons of Amazon it's my only option at the moment and wondered if they were any good for ordering loons?
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:32 AM
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I ordered some recently internationally... the contents were listed on both sides of the package and required signature before releasing for delivery. Oops.

Amazon has been pretty good. Kind of depends on the seller or if you pick 'fulfilled by Amazon' but the packaging has always been generic. I have ordered these 3 or 4 times, and the price has gone up each time lol they get you hooked, and then it keeps going up and up!

https://www.amazon.com/NUOLUX-18-inc...dp/B071SHHTTK/
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:26 AM
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No because I hardly ever use a PC or laptop for buying things these days. I use either my phone or tablet for everything online now. My last big order for balloons I made whilst on a busy bus lol!
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:48 PM
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Craggy2012 man you must have some balls to order them on a bus I get really paranoid about people seeing on what's my screen it actually makes me change my phone wallpaper everyday From a generic one to a more personal one. One more blow thanks for telling me that I will make sure I buy fulfilled by Amazon and did the delivery driver know what it was I hope the dont know lol
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:28 PM
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Definitely make sure it’s from Amazon or “Fulfilled by Amazon” if you want to be discreet.

Some stuff I’ve bought and enjoyed from Amazon:

• Qualatex 16”, 36”
• Tuf-Tex 17” (also appears as Maple City Rubber)
• BSA 17” (also appears as Pioneer National Latex)
• Various 36” Chinese made balloons (Note: you’ll find both round and bulb-shaped loons. If you get some that are good quality, they’re surprisingly resilient).

There’s more, such as Tuf-Tex 24”, but quality is not really a guarantee, and they often come from sellers whose names quickly betray the contents of the package.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:40 PM
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Blueyoshi will do don't want the mail man saying are you having a Frozen party I'm not in the normal Frozen demographic �� Out of the loons you listed which one in your opinion is the best value for money I want to try bigger loons but they tend to be pricy and they aren't stealthy so if I buy some they have to be good.
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:20 PM
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The first time I ordered online I had just moved into a new studenthouse. I hadn't told any of my housemates about my special interest in balloons and I still did want to hide it at that moment.
So at a certain saturday morning I woke up at 6.45 am. I thought I heard the doorbell, but that would be strange. But when I looked at the track n trace I noticed I missed the delivery guy. Why was he so early?
So I asked my housemates to receive my package if it was delivered at a moment I was not at home. (The advantage of a student home when you need to receive a package is that there is always someone home. The disadvantage is that if you have a noisy hobby (popping balloons) also someone is at home, always.)
But when the mailman came, my roommates didn't get the package because I had to pay import tax (little did I know). I bought (living in the EU) from the States and this means that it can be taxed, that's also why my package took so long to arrive. My housemates didn't want to pay the tax for me, so he had to come again.
Finally I made sure enough cash was available, so that my housemates could pay the taxes for me (luckely they asked and noted how much it was). One of them also received it for me. Yes it was shipped discretely (KBI), but, the tax office had opened the invoice letter and placed it back inside out. So the invoice letter showed the contents to anyone looking at the package...
Didn't take too long before everyone knew that I bought balloons from the USA...

So, when you want to hide buying balloons from housemates, make sure to buy from the USA if you live there and buy from the EU if you live in Europe. No invoice letter can safe a lot of explaining.
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:26 PM
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Good point on the day I order I will probably wake up at 6:00AM gmt to make sure I get to the parcel before somebody else did your house mates freak out or anything
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:48 PM
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My balloons had be at customs for over 2 weeks (why does it take so long?). I didn't have a clue it was cleared yet and on its way to me.
Why would they freak out when they discovered I bought balloons from the USA? Off course it did raise their curiosity. What kind of balloons did I buy where so special that I needed to order them from the USA and pay so much money for? And why did I buy such an amount of balloons?
It gave me two options: lie and make up a story or tell the truth. I choose the easy option, just tell the truth.
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Old 11-10-2018, 04:14 PM
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Dude that takes guts can I just ask if the balloons arrived with packaging covering the original packet from the factory so that you can't see it's loons
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