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Old 25-03-2022, 01:33 PM
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Just curious where folks, particularly in US, are buying specialty stuff like Cattex, now that Balloon-QC is gone as well as Nordicloons. I haven't bought from Balloons-United since they changed hands, but I see that as the next option. They were great before. Any experiences? Thoughts?
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Old 25-03-2022, 06:34 PM
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I have no bad experience with the new owner of balloons-United!
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Old 25-03-2022, 07:56 PM
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I have had no problems ordering direct from Cattex (Italy). The cost is higher because of shipping and import charges.

I will miss Balloon-QC. They had great prices and were very fast shipping. Loved the Youtube videos with her accent too!
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Old 27-03-2022, 04:08 PM
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https://blowtopop.net/showthread.php?t=19378

Jennyloons and Balloon Ace are both good options I think.
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Old 27-03-2022, 09:33 PM
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LMK if anyone in the US needs Cattex 32", Q36s or TT36s.
I ship to and from the US.
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Old 28-03-2022, 02:48 AM
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I wonder if more manufacturers will look at doing retail themselves. I've heard Cattex already do; next obvious would be Maple City Balloon Company aka TufTex.
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Old 28-03-2022, 11:47 AM
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Default Re: Where to buy now?
saveonballoons.com in the US sells Cattex and some larger balloons. There are also some US-based sellers on eBay that offer Cattex. However, no other North American supplier that I know of has as many brand choices as balloune-qc.
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Old 29-03-2022, 09:07 AM
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I'm from the UK and I've brought from both Balloons United - before and after they had changed ownership. The new service isn't as good, as let's say, isn't as personal as before now it's run by a guy called Sebastian I believe.

This was my last experience; 26-02-2020, I had paid maybe around 40 so around $50, including the extra for the 3-5 working day shipping. It then got lost in the post - this was admist covid so I presume the delays and ect came from the whole postal service being held. My order arrived finally after making contact with Sebastian - and he had to have the parcel sent back to his office for the correct stamp, and then he sent it back into the postal system and it arrived on the 04/04/2020. However if you're prepared to wait, it's worth it.

So delivery was long, but the quality of the balloons are immense. My cattex 32" as lasted me over a year and three months - as well as a few others I have. Like mouse figure heads and long neck cattexs. Lovely variety of printed balloons and Even they're "plain" loons are super strong and smell amazing!

Overall, I'd rate them a 7/10. Just wanted to include my whole experience. (:
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Loonerworld eBay store has never let me down. Very nice person named Alex runs the store and ships all over the world for a reasonable price. I’d recommend to any looner

…and the use Angel from Loonselevator/Dorado/etc. in their item photos so that’s a definite bonus!

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OMG I'm so sad to hear nordiclooners is closing

I got my first 6 foot balloon from them. It was the best looning experience of my life (so far).
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