Prices for modelling balloons for fund raising.
Thu, 9 May 1991 07:54:27 PDT
I have just been in touch with Balloon Box, the company in the
States that I get my modelling balloons from. Their latest price for a gross
(144) bag of 260E modelling balloons is $5.20.
For England and Europe you have to add to this 25% for shipping. I
normally order twenty or so bags at a time and sell each balloon after making
it into an animal for 25 pence. Over the years I have raised a bob or two for
my scout troop with these. As each balloon works out at about 4 pence to buy
this makes quite a nice fund raiser. I don't know what balloon modellers in
the States sell their models for but I would think that you could easily charge
40 - 50 cents for each one.
There is an additional insurance charge of $3.15 per order for overseas.
The address for balloon box is:
2416 Ravendale Court
Scouters in England will have to put 0101 in front of the number
If you do try selling modelling balloons, take my advice and use a pump. I
blew up over three hundred by mouth one day and it almost killed me. For
several days after the event I had a splitting headache, never again.
Cheers for now
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City