For the last few months I have been SEARCHING for a damn 1/2" 14g straight barbell to replace the one I found on accident that I LOVED. The bottom ball stripped out or something weird happened and I can't get a regular 14g stainless steel ball to fit on the bottom. I also dont want to ruin the acrylic ones I have, seeing as they do seem to stay tight (don't want to swallow it you know). But it seems like all my acrylic beads are HUGE. It's so annoying. I went to my local piercing parlor, and they looked at what I ws looking for and decided I was crazy, I even hit up Claires and Hot Topic. Just HOPING....I FINALLY found a site (www.hollywoodbodyjewelry.com) that carries exactly what I'm looking for, and at a dirt-cheap price. Apparently though, they only sell to people who own a business or whatever since they sell their stuff at wholesale prices. Everything else I have found ... This makes me soooo mad-- like $15.00 for one stupid thing. And I"m not even sure what it is I'm buying since after all this is the internet. Does anyone-- I REPEAT: ANYONE-- know where I can find what I'm looking for without being raped on the price? Help. Please. No cliffs. I had to rant.