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New colors, sizes.

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Many NEW marbles!
New colors, sizes.
FOLKS, PLEASE USE A REAL NAME WHEN YOU ORDER,
NOT A NICKNAME OR DBA.
WE WILL NOT SHIP UNTIL WE HAVE A CONTACT PERSON'S NAME.
Too many lost orders!
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FAQ, Basic Info & Pricing 

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What sizes & colors of Marbles do we Have?

We carry the following sizes. 
Not all sizes are available in all colors. 
That is, not all colors are available in all sizes...eh, okay, you know what I mean! 

Please note that there can and will be some small variations in size (as well as color).

Diameter Size in Inches      Approximate Metric Conversion
1 inch Marbles      25mm
7/8 inch Marbles      22mm
3/4 inch Marbles      19mm
5/8 inch Marbles      16mm
9/16 inch Marbles      14mm

 

 

REGARDING MARBLE COLORS:
 
Note: Not all colors are available in all sizes.
Colors can very within a run as well as from one run to another.  We cannot sort for you.
While we DO TRY to make sure a 10-pack is consistent, this cannot be guaranteed.
MOST colors and types are normally consistent within a run.
This disclaimer is because life is a predictable "not always!"


 

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Why do I need marbles?  

  For those of you who have lost yours, you will find that it is much cheaper
     to buy marbles from us than to visit your shrink!  heeheee....okay now, seriously....
     We have very high quality glass marbles for your games, crafts, aquariums, vases, art works and more.

 
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Marble Language?
RAINBOW ~ Usually a solid color with bands of another color. 
In our descriptions, we give the base color first, then the band(s) color(s). 
These may have two colors or three colors.  Example: RB Black/Red or RB White/Red/Blue.
 
CATSEYE (also Cateye, Cat's Eye, etc) ~ Generally a clear or clear color based marble with vanes of solid color in it.  Most of our CE marbles have four vanes (I think!)
 
SOLID ~ These marbles are one solid color without any degree of light transference through them.  They are opaque.  Example, most game marbles are solid colored marbles.
 
IRIDIZED ~ This is a coating applied to any color or type of marble.  It makes a shiny, kind of mirror or metallic finish but you can still see the color of the marble underneath.  These marbles are pretty and very popular for decorations in particular.  We carry a limited number of IRIDIZED marbles.  However we can have ANY marbles you order IRIDIZED.  Please allow a three week or more lead time before shipping.  You must prepay to have this done (no additional charges, though) and while this is refundable before the ship date but will be charged a 15% restock fee, no exceptions.
 
GAME MARBLES ~ Generally but not always, solid colored marbles used for many games including Aggravation and Chinese Checkers.
 
DIAMETER ~ This is the measurement THROUGH the center of the marble at its widest point.  If you need to match a certain size that you already have, the best way to measure a ball is to use calipers.  If these are not in your tool box, there are other ways.  For instance, set the marble firmly between two hard, flat, vertical surfaces.  (Like two small boxes).  Then measure across the space above the marble with your ruler.  Do NOT push so hard you bend the surfaces as this can change your measurement.
 
CLEARY, PURIE, MARINE CRYSTAL ~ These are all terms for clear marbles that have are either clear or clear colors.   Light goes through the marble easily and they have NO other characteristics like vanes, opalizing within, cloudiness, color bands, etc.
 
OPALIZED ~ These are generally a single colored marble but the interior is not see-through like a Cleary.  It is instead, translucent.  You can find PINK and MINT GREEN opalized 9/16" marbles on the MARBLES FOR GAMES page.
 
TRANSLUCENT ~ This is a quality of solid color marble that you cannot see through but it does allow some  light to pass through part or all of it.
 
OPAQUE COLORS ~ Same as solid colors.  Not light whatsoever can pass through the marble's form.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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What do you DO with MARBLES??

 Games and Board Games
 Many crafts
  Aquarium & Terrarium accents
  Counting games
  Class room activities, rewards, and more.
 Wedding centerpiece arrangements
●  Add to glass vases, lamp bases, etc, for beautiful colors and interest.
 Add to various forms to let colored light show through...like signs, room dividers, tail lights and more.
 Restorations, particularly old mechanical games like THE CLAW and more!
 Jewelry, set in wire or chain.
 Miniature seascapes, doll house ornaments, miniature bird baths.
  Let your imagination run wild!
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How can I contact MarblesMarbles?

  Write to:   MarblesMarbles
                         PO Box 667
                              Pineville, MO 64856
 
 
     (IF SENDING CHECK or MONEY ORDER, make it out to
MTCo)
                     PLEASE NOTE, We go to the post office about ONCE A WEEK, it is a long drive!


  FAX number is Toll Free!  (866) 224-4628
 email to: EMAIL US
 
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Shipping Costs & Order Information

 Marbles may be ordered by the piece or by the pound. 
     If you require a specific count, you will be charged the "each" price because of
     time required to count & double check your exact number of marbles.

  We basically try to charge actual shipping plus $1.50 (per ORDER, not box
     so if it takes several boxes to fill your     order, there is only $1.50 handling charge)
     packaging & handling. Our minimum shipping charge is $6.65

     There may be cases where the shopping cart overcharges you.  If you get overcharged
     more than $2, we refund that money back to you.  If the shopping cart UNDER charges you
     on shipping, that depends.  Small amounts, we eat the cost. 
     Larger amounts, we will invoice you for the difference. 

  Shipping cost depends on packaged weight/volume and your zip code zone. 
     Please contact us for an estimated shipping cost.    
     NOTE, this year, post office has RAISED PRICES AGAIN.    
     For the last 2 TIMES, we ate their raises, third price raise is not a charm, though!
     We are going to have to re-evaluate our charges unfortunately...will post new prices
     after we figure it all out. Until then, following old pricing stands.

  Here are some shipping cost as examples:
 
We can ship up to 3 pounds of marbles anywhere in the USA for
$7.60 (postage, tracking, & handling)
We can ship up to 3 to 15 pounds of marbles anywhere in the USA for
$12.80 (postage, tracking & handling)
We can ship up to 16 to 25 pounds of marbles anywhere in the USA for
$16.80 (postage, tracking, & handling)


 



 

 


 

  We ship WORLD WIDE!  We charge ACTUAL SHIPPING plus $3 handling/packaging per order.
  If the shopping cart does not charge enough shipping, we may contact you with an invoice
     for additional shipping.  This usually happens with foreign shipments but CAN happen within the USA, too.
  EXPRESS ORDERS to anywhere, we charge ACTUAL SHIPPING plus $5 handling/packaging per order.
 

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PRICING and Quantity Breaks

  Where price breaks are available in certain quantity ranges (like 1-5 pounds for example)
       you will be provided a shopping cart button that reflects that price break. 
       However,
do not cheat and use the wrong button to get a lower price
       We will cancel your order and ask that you reorder correctly.  Thanks!


  MARBLES prices are posted with each color, size, and price break.

   All prices are subject to change without notice either due to fluctuations
       in supply, cost,
OR webmaster error!  (Horrors, did I say that?)
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How to buy ~ How to Pay.  You are welcome to choose:
     
The shopping cart gives you the option of using your credit card OR you Paypal account. Either is fine.
WEB ORDERS ARE PROCESSED ASAP. PHONE ORDERS, MAIL ORDERS, TAKE MUCH LONGER.
Print our printable order form and fax your information to us. Toll free fax number - we pay it!
Print our printable order form and mail with your check or money order.
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Return policy

You MUST contact us about the problem and get authorization to return the marbles BEFORE YOU RETURN THEM.  All marbles returned WITHOUT authorization become the property of Missouri Trading Company / MarblesMarbles once again.  We do NOT reimburse return shipping costs to you unless we agree to do so in writing.  We do not reimburse original shipping/handling charges.

We do charge 15% restocking fee for returned orders, unless we shipped the totally wrong item!
(Note: Paypal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express respect a merchant's posted policies.)

We do charge 15% restocking fee for cancelled special orders if we have already committed ourselves to procurement of your items (such as large orders, orders for specific marbles not normally in stock, etc.) 
(Note: Paypal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express respect a merchant's posted policies.)

If we mess up...We will ship your corrected order AFTER receiving your authorized return.   When/if you call your order in, we read it back to you and consider that proof of what you really mean to order so listen carefully and be sure we understand what you want.  This is your responsibility.  We will bust our tails to be sure you receive what you ordered!

If we mess up...Missing marbles.  Not likely, We are very careful to avoid making mistakes or mis-counts.  All orders
get double and tripled checked for quantity, size, color and type.  Game sets are counted then weighed to check the count for accuracy.
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What happens if YOU yell at US?
We always try to fix your problem.  But... if you are rude or yell, forget it.  Life's too short!

Please understand, we are definitely not out to gouge or cheat anyone in anyway.  However, I have to have a stated policy that protects me against goofy deals like this one: 
Guy calls in, orders among other things, 30 lavender marbles and I read it back to him that he wanted 30 lavender marbles and he agreed he that was correct that he wanted 30 lavender marbles so then I ship 30 lavender marbles.  But when he received the 30 lavender marbles, he called me and sent scathing, lengthy emails, screaming that I was supposed to have sent 50 orange marbles  to him instead of the 30 lavender marbles and he wanted everything FREE.  Free 30 lavender marbles, free 50 orange marbles and free shipping.  Trust me, this does not make me very cooperative!  Really happened November ..... really!!
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