I bought some Helium Balloons off eBay as its my sons birthday today and tomorrow we got a hall booked for a party. Anyway I bought a box of balloons,and the helium gas off there,so today we test it and despite filling 1 and knotting it,it goes down after about 10mins. So we try another balloon and tie the knot several times,its very tight and it lasts about 1 hr!
It says on the instructions inside that they last around 5 hrs.
My partner works in a shop and when they need them for various promotions,he usually the one who fills the balloons and they been fine at work for him and lasted all day and still mid air next day,so its not the case of we not doing it right.Birthdays closed down here ages ago and there was no where else to buy them from here hence I went to eBay.
I didn't want them in 1st place as every kids party I've dropped my children off to which sometimes I stay they only buy the regular balloons and said we should done that in 1st place but it was my partners idea on getting them.
Just having my rant but yeh any1 wanting to buy any helium balloons,buy from a shop cos least you can take them back easier if no good.
I have contacted the seller,told them they are no good and I will be leaving negative feedback Monday if they not refunded. I will probably go through Paypal to try and get my money back,about £25 in all,not a great deal of cash but not the point.