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Q: Sports ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Sports
Category: Sports and Recreation
Asked by: catdog-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 30 Aug 2002 09:38 PDT
Expires: 29 Sep 2002 09:38 PDT
Question ID: 60256
Where can I purchase extra balls for a Tracball game?
Subject: Re: Sports
Answered By: seedy-ga on 05 Sep 2002 11:05 PDT

I sent an email to wham-o as follows and received the reply today. 
Hope this information is not too late for your question...


To: <>
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 3:21 PM
Subject: Tracball Balls

> To Whom It May Concern:
> Can I purchase the tracball "balls" separate from the rackets??
> Thank you,
> seedy

From: "Joyce Keating" <> 
Subject: Re: Tracball Balls 
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 12:45:53 -0400 
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.50.4807.1700 


You can purchase additional balls for your Trac Ball Set  from The
Hansen Group at 650 697-7353 or on line at


Search Strategy on Google:  Wham-O
sent email requesting information on August 30, 2002...received reply
on Thursday, September 5, 2002

Clarification of Answer by seedy-ga on 05 Sep 2002 11:12 PDT

It is noted at the john hanson website that a package of (3) tracball
balls can be ordered for $3.00 plus shipping.  See:

John Hansen may be a wholesaler to toy stores.  You may need to call
them and beg t get them to ship directly to you but they also may just
be able to give you the name of a retailer in your area....

good luck

Request for Answer Clarification by catdog-ga on 26 Sep 2002 09:51 PDT
Sorry, but I had already gone this route.  Noone ever responds to the
voicemail left at this phone number.  I have also left an email at
that address with no success.  Please respond.  This game is a lot of
fun in the water at the lake, where I go.  Of course, it is too late
for this year, but I would still like to proceed with obtaining a
resource for ordering extra balls, if you could for me.  Sorry, if I
had not responded for a while, but I have had some personal health
problems to deal with.  Please respond with a new answer, if possible.

Clarification of Answer by seedy-ga on 26 Sep 2002 10:56 PDT
Hi Catdog:

Well, my grandson was watching me look up the answer clarification for
you and he saw the tracball on the website  and
asked me to get one for him.

I called the 800 number 800/582-5858 from  the web site (remember to
account for PDT) and talked to Marilyn Hansen and decided to buy two
tracball sets (for both grandsons) and an extra set of the three
tracballs since you said you can lose them. John and Marilyn Hansen
have these things in stock.  The only tricky thing is the shipping.

For orders under $20, they charge a separate $6 shipping fee. In
summary, my share of your question revenue is $1.50, my purchase of
tracballs sets and balls came to $20.90 which puts me out $19.40 but
I'm happy since my grandsons will be happy.

This is the only source that I have found to supply the replacement
tracballs since they are such a inexpensive item.  I was unable to
find them at retail at all.....

I'd suggest snapping them up from Marilyn Hansen, who delightfully
says "you betcha" a lot, by buying two packages at $3 each and pay the
$6 shipping fee for a total purchase of $12.

Sorry to hear of your health problems. We hope you feel better for the
next summer at the lake.
Please rate the answer when you are satisfied.

Request for Answer Clarification by catdog-ga on 27 Sep 2002 04:22 PDT
Hi Seedy, 
Thanks for the 800 number.  I'll order what I need and be all set for
next summer.  Here's hoping your grandkids will have a great deal of
fun playing this game.  By the color ball is for curves,
while the other is for speed.  Of course, men and boys are very good
at this game, but it is sure good exercise on a hot day when you enjoy
getting in the cool lake water after the 90 degree temps we get around
here in Illinois (I live about 15 miles from St. Louis, MO) Enjoy! 
Sounds like your job is interesting for a grandmother such as me.  I
will now rate my answer as I am fully satisfied.

Clarification of Answer by seedy-ga on 27 Sep 2002 06:08 PDT

I have to add one more clarification to clear the system. Appreciate
the rating when you get around to it.  Good luck with those

Clarification of Answer by seedy-ga on 30 Sep 2002 10:05 PDT

I received my package with the two tracball sets and the extra set of
tracballs from John Hansen company today.  Amazing service.

Subject: Re: Sports
From: politicalguru-ga on 30 Aug 2002 10:32 PDT
Dear Catdog, 

After extensive research, I suggest contacting the factory itself for
spare balls, since these are apparently not sold without the rackets.

Wham-O, Inc.
Attn: Consumer Affairs
5903 Christie Ave.
Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: (1-888-942-6650)
Good luck for you and all other researchers.

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