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Topic: Cheap Ball & Vase tricks?
Message: Posted by: dearwiseone (Sep 6, 2013 02:18PM)
I'm in need of a new source for cheap wholesale ball & vase tricks. Bulk packaging is okay, no instructions is fine too. Anyone know of any good sources besides D. Robbins?

Thanks in advance!
Message: Posted by: Donald Dunphy (Sep 6, 2013 08:32PM)
Hi Kevin -

Loftus sells really nice ones, in 2 different sizes. I use them in my magic kits.

- Donald
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Sep 6, 2013 08:43PM)
I've seen them sold in lots on Ebay.
Message: Posted by: Blair Marshall (Sep 7, 2013 06:31AM)
Loftus are VERY nice, but if you are looking for "cheap" and "in bulk" then I would use Robbins in New Jersey (as you have mentioned). Kipp Brothers might also be able to help in bulk.

Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Sep 7, 2013 08:54AM)
If you shop on ebay you will pay through the nose.

If you buy from Robbins you will have to buy lots and lots of them to meet their minimum purchase, and if you call Robbins you will be very very sorry. Robbins are easily the rudest people I have ever dealt with.

Loftus has several to choose from. They will not insult you over the phone, and you can buy as many or as few as you wish.

A smart shopper would call Loftus
Message: Posted by: dearwiseone (Sep 7, 2013 12:59PM)
Loftus is just too expensive for me, their cheapest ball & vase is $.66 plus shipping! I'm looking for something less than half that price.

D. Robbins is about the same. Ebay is way, way too expensive.

Thanks for the suggestions.
Message: Posted by: Matthew W (Sep 8, 2013 03:38PM)
Loftus will have a great price if you buy larger quantities. They are the manufacturer of almost all of their magic. You COULD call up and ask about buying them bulk, I know they have that available for some of their items.

I have bought the black ones you can find in bulk on ebay. RUN! The mold lines are HORRIBLE and the tricks don't work.
Message: Posted by: socalmagic (Sep 8, 2013 10:09PM)
I buy them from Loftus by the case (which is $5.40 per dozen0. Best value for a quality piece.
Message: Posted by: dearwiseone (Sep 9, 2013 01:31AM)
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I was looking to get around $.20 each or so. $5.40/dozen plus shipping is way more than I'm paying now, and I'm already paying too much! I was just hoping someone might have a good source for bulk purchasing with great discounts.

Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Sep 9, 2013 03:04AM)
Fun Inc. also wholesales and supplies pitch materials.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Sep 10, 2013 09:55AM)
Who have you decided to buy from?
Message: Posted by: dearwiseone (Sep 16, 2013 04:10PM)
Good question, I still haven't found them as cheap as I wanted! The only place I haven't checked is FUN Inc., I'll check there today.

Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Sep 16, 2013 06:07PM)
You know that we are both on the same page here.
Message: Posted by: amakar (Sep 17, 2013 11:27AM)
Have you looked at Alibabba.com?

They are a Chinese export company but the only challenge are the order minimums.
I don't know if you want 3000 ball and vases filling your garage...