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From: "Chris Horne" <>
To: "Balloon HQ" <>
Subject: Re: Used Equipment
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 17:21:20 -0000

Time for me to put my oar in again - I think that the Digital dual split
second sizer is the best thing since sliced bread. I simply can't imagine
how I would be able to do what I do without it. It saves SO MUCH time you
will be amazed - and makes such a huge difference to the look of your work.

I well remember spending a year or more trying to decide whether I should
invest in one, and then after I had finally "Taken the plunge" wondering why
I had nor bought it a year earlier.

Without a word of a lie, the first machine I bought paid for itself within a
month. The beauty of it is that it will work with helium or nitrogen, from a
tank or a compressor, and has so many accessories that you will find it
makes almost every job easier.

A little story - The day after my first one arrived, I was telephoned at
10am by a client who wanted 20 bouquets of 20 balloons to decorate a party,
but they needed them in a venue that was an hour's drive away and they
wanted them in place by 1pm THAT DAY. Obviously flushed with excitement over
my "new toy" and not thinking straight, I accepted the job. Fortunately it
was a quiet day and I had nothing else happening.

By the time I had collected the balloons, weights and ribbons together and
got everything in the van it was 10.45. We were back at the shop having
completed the job (to the client's enormous delight) by 1.15 - it having
taken only 30 minutes to unload, set up the machine, do the job, take
pictures and reload the van. This job alone, which I would never have
accepted without the Dual split second sizer and if I had been in my right
mind, had paid for one quarter of the machine.

Go out and buy one now. If you can find a second hand one, that's great. But
if you can't, buy a new one. You won't regret it.

Chris Horne,

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