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Merry Cyber Monday Deals

Carolyn | Sunday, November 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Free Carabiner (hanging clip) and Free Gift Wrap all day on Cyber Monday – December 1, 2014. We love a great deal – and with all the chimes on sale AND these sweet freebies – this is certainly a great deal! Enjoy.

PLUS, have you seen our special Christmas engraving? Gorgeous – and available on all Corinthian and Shenandoah Melodies chimes. Here it is – in Ruby Splash. Just $10. Enjoy – again!

- Carolyn

Best Way to Find the Perfect Wind Chime for Your Back Yard!

Carolyn | Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Customers call or email frequently with a question like this… “I’ve been looking at your web site all weekend, but I’m a little confused. There are so many lovely chimes! How do I know which one will work for MY back yard?”


Good question!

Here are tips to help you pick the perfect wind chime:
1. Do you want to hear the chime a lot or not very much? A small, light chime will ring more easily than a long, heavy chime. So even though you love the tones of that deep, resonant 30-pound wind chime, pick a smaller chime if you want to hear it more often.

2. How much wind does your back yard get? A heavy chime (anything over 10 pounds) takes a consistent wind to move the tubes and make the chime “ring.” A medium chime (like a Corinthian 44-inch) is a good choice for a chime that will ring a medium amount in a medium wind environment. And remember, a medium-sized chime is best for gift-giving when you’re not sure of the spot the chime will be hanging.

3. Do you want the chime to stand out or blend into the environment? Any of the dark colored chimes (Green, Patina Green, Sage Green, Black, Plum and Copper Vein) tend to blend into the outside environment. The brighter colors and metallics (Silver, Bronze, Midnight Blue, Ruby Splash) will stand out more. Beautiful!

4. Each chime page has a place on the top right where you can click and listen to the chime. There you’ll be able to sort through and find the “sound” you love!

Hope you find these helpful as you pick out that perfect wind chime! And of course, feel free to call us with any specific questions. We’re here and we know these chimes!

- Carolyn
BuyChimes, LLC

A personalized wind chime for Valentine’s Day!

Carolyn | Friday, February 1, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Check out our Valentine’s Day Gift Center for the latest offerings for this sweet, sweet day. We’ll even wrap your wind chime for free!

Hearts3584_croppedNow wouldn’t this just be the best – a gorgeous double-heart design on the wind sail of your favorite wind chime! Add a personal message on the other side of the wind sail and trust us, your Valentine will love it.

Call us if you need advice on picking a chime or simply want to place the order with a real person! We’re here…

- Carolyn
BuyChimes, LLC

February Featured Chime

Carolyn | Wednesday, February 15, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

A little background:
So many chimes… so tough to choose! So often, customers call us, overwhelmed with all the delightful wind chimes that are out there on the BuyChimes website. We understand, truly! When we bought this business five years ago, we felt the same way. So we get it.

Which is why we’re creating a monthly in-depth feature on one chime. Just one. How easy! You’ll learn all you’ve ever wanted to know about the featured chime. But of course, if we missed something or you still have questions, just pick up the phone & call. As we often say… “We’re here. We’re friendly. And we know these chimes.”

BV516The Featured Chime for February: The Bells of Vienna 50-inch wind chime
The BV516 is a gorgeous, medium-sized wind chime. With 1 1/2 inch diameter tubes, its deep tones in the scale of A are clear and resonant. What makes this particular chime stand out is it’s perfect proportions – both in diameter and length of tubes, as well as the generously sized top crown and wind sail. With a curved sail, the 50-inch chime more easily catches the wind than those chimes with flat wind sails.

Once customers experience a Bells of Vienna chime (no matter the size), they often return to the same chime line for gift-giving and ultimately, buying a bigger size for their own back yard. How very smart! It is available for $169.98 in five popular colors: Black, Green, Patina Green, Copper Vein and Midnight Blue. And as always, shipping is free to standard street addresses.

Check out all the specifications for the chime here - but if you have more questions or simply want us to ring the chime over the phone to you, just call. We’ll be happy to set up a “listening date” just for you. There’s a sound sample on the web page, but sometimes, you just need a little more – we get that too.

As with all our featured monthly chimes, we’ll throw in a Free Carabiner (D-ring hook) to help you hang the wind chime. No need to select that when you order…. we know the featured chime, we won’t forget your freebie. Promise!

- Carolyn

Love that chime

Carolyn | Friday, February 3, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.

Twelfth Night Act 1, scene 1, 1–3
William Shakespeare

As you saw on the BuyChimes home page, we’re engraving wind chimes for Valentine’s Day gifts. Such a very personal gift – wonderful! Several curious folks out there called & wondered where the engraved quote on the home page, “If music be the food of love, play on,” came from. It is a lovely quote for a lovely time of year – so now you know – it’s from the Bard himself.

Of course, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you’d like to send an engraved U.S.-made chime this year (who needs another box of chocolates?!), we’re here and happy to help you select the “just-right” one. (Engraving is available on Corinthian Bells, Shenandoah Melodies & Grace Note chimes.) Just call or email…

SPECIAL ~ Free Valentine’s gift wrap!!

- Carolyn
BuyChimes, LLC

A Made-In-USA Christmas!

Carolyn | Tuesday, December 20, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Thanks to wonderfully loyal (and new!) customers, this holiday season at BuyChimes has been fast, busy and filled with wonderful stories and memories. One of the best moments of the season occurred right after Thanksgiving when ABC News ran a feature regarding U.S.-made products. (Check out our Facebook page for the full story.) A gal mentioned one of the wind chimes that we carry – Majesty Bells. Instantly, orders started coming in and the phones started ringing!

Of course, we were happy to boost sales of the Majesty Bells chimes. But even more importantly, we were simply delighted at the vote of confidence in U.S.-made merchandise and retailers that are committed to selling them, like BuyChimes. It’s easy-peasy to find and sell non-U.S.-made stuff. Too easy. And it can be daunting to maintain our standard of only U.S.-made chimes. Those littles notes of encouragement and support that accompanied orders and phone calls brightened our busiest sales season – thank you!

And with Christmas right around the corner, not only must I say thank you, but also, the very merriest and bright holidays to you all! See you next year – we’ll be here and so will these great chimes.

- Carolyn