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Old 17-10-2018, 11:05 AM
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Balloons in general I live with my parents and they don't know
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Old 17-10-2018, 11:56 AM
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Do you have any at all feel free to pm me if you want some tips on looning when your parents are in the house or just some one to vent frustrations with I just got a risky new delivery of my dream balloons again and everybody is in the house
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Old 28-01-2019, 08:08 PM
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I don't buy loons that often because I don't play often (few opportunities) and don't pop often. I usually get them from target or occasionally walmart because both have self checkout and I don't have to deal with cashiers. However I really want to buy some unique 12" balloons (that looks like this) but the only place I know of for sure that stocks them is a party store which I'm much more embarrassed to go to, especially since it has regular cashiers. One of these days I'm just going to steel myself and just do it.
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Old 28-01-2019, 08:16 PM
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You can buy Cattex on ebay - they might be listed as CatTex or Rifco on ebay and use PayPal or send buyer a Momey Order in mail

Just go on ebay and type Cattex Balloon or Rifco Balloon - donít type details

Scroll through results they will be there under buy it now
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Old 29-01-2019, 07:21 AM
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Reading between the lines in the b0f0s0f post, I'm thinking that he needs to find in a store, and perhaps his mail all comes to a place where he can't be entirely discreet ordering balloons. (He has few opportunities to play, which implies this.) He wasn't asking about online buying sources, but if that works for him it's good to see that a website has been mentioned.

That said, I find it an embarrassment of riches about WHAT is currently available from stores, there is so much more available now than when I was coming of age around fifty years ago. At that time, the idea of finding a balloon that I could actually ride without an "accident" was simply unthinkable, and even the punchballs entirely sucked in those days.

It may just be that I wasn't around the "right kind" of balloons back in the day, but that was my experience. Fifty years ago, I couldn't even imagine finding a beach ball that I could ride without popping, and those have certainly come a long way as seam technology has improved so greatly.

I'm fine buying through a real cashier (even if I'm buying nothing but four 4-packs of the 24 inch balloons at Party City); I just do the same thing as if I was buying milk and eggs at Safeway or something. Once I was asked in a balloon store in Albuquerque why I wanted the balloons and, entirely ad-libbed without missing a beat, I said something like "I think these are what Steve wanted me to pick up for the short film we're making."

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Old 29-01-2019, 08:03 PM
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I bought balloons in stores before, I was soo afraid at first as well... but then again I remember that these people see hundreds of people every week. Ask yourself, "is it realistic that they remember and think about me because I bought balloons in a party store?" This helped me overcome the shame. And IF they ask? Birthday party, Wedding, whatever. You want eye catchers or something fun. Balloons are super innocent to 99% of the population. I think looners don't exist for the most people. Also, some Looner online stores take pride in being discreet, like balloons-united or loonerworld. Say you ordered a scarf, IF they see the package. Good luck! <3
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Old 31-01-2019, 11:00 PM
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Soft clear ones... I want them so badly but i cant find them.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:51 PM
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Soft clear ones... I want them so badly but i cant find them.
Try baking some clear ones. Preheat your oven to 290įF bake some brand new clear balloons once it's heated for 5-15 minutes, depending on how soft they usually are already (e.g. lower times for cattex, higher times for qualatex)
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:18 PM
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I'm actually not even sure these actually existed!

When I was REALLY young - like 12-13 - I worked up the nerve to buy my first packs of balloons at the local grocery story. The H.E.B. chain in Texas carried Unique balloons - you can imagine my astonishment when I got into the looner community almost 20 years later and found out that this was still a popular brand!

Anyway, after I had bought about 3-4 packs, I THINK I got a package of 20" Uniques. It's entirely possible I am mis-remembering this. But I really do have the 20" thing stuck in my mind from back then. All I remember is that they were absolutely freaking huge and gorgeous and the turn-on of a lifetime.

So was I hallucinating? Surely someone on this forum will remember if in the early 1980s Unique made a 20" round?
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Old 05-02-2019, 01:26 AM
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Soft clear ones... I want them so badly but i cant find them.
I cannot confirm this, but I suspect that these may be soft: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BLV78JM..._VoowCbQ26KVE1

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