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9mm Clear AB Snail-Shell Beads [50]

9mm Clear AB Snail-Shell Beads [50]
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Price per Lot: $4.90
Lots Available: 1
Item No. (bin): G2002 (dka+)

Style: G2002
Beads per lot:
Cost per bead:
9.8 cents
Bead material:
Country of origin:
Czech Republic
9mm flat, round beads (about 4mm thick) with a spiral "snail-shell" pattern .
Clear (colorless) neads with a silvery, slightly irridescent AB (aurora borealis) coating on part of each bead.
Hole size:
1mm (estimated).
Defects: The beads appear to be in good shape, although the picture revealed a few beads that have dirt in the glass.  Judging from the picture, it appears that 1% of the beads, or less, may have dirt in the glass.  I only reduce the price when defects seem to exceed 5%.
How photographed: At the window in natural daylight.
Comments: These are very pretty beads.  I generally don't like AB coatings that much, but they look good on clear beads.  The price is a little high because I got them from one of my more expensive suppliers.
Date first posted: July 25, 2011
Supplier: B
Caleb's notes: I couldn't find the invoice, and I couldn't remember if I got 15% off, 20% off, or 25% off.*  Also, since I couldn't find the invoice, I had to get the price from B's site.  Of course, it's possible that B may have raised the price since I purchased them (probably not, though the price seems awfully high now).  I calculated the price based on a 15% discount, but then I gave them my lowest markup.  If I had calculated them based on a 25% discount and given them my standard markup, the price would have been about the same.

(* Actually, I did find an invoice, but there were zeros on it.  B might have sent these to me to satisfy a credit I had coming -- but even if he did that, he should have put the price on the invoice.  Strange.)
9mm Clear AB Snail-Shell Beads [50]
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Tags: G2002, shells, snails,