American Button Machines vs Badge-a-Minit Magnet Sets | ABM vs BAM

Continuing our March Magnets theme this week I’m sharing with you a few of the differences between American Button Machines (ABM) magnet sets and those of Badge-a-Minit (BAM).

March Magnets Title Fight:  ABM vs BAM

Round One: Size Options

ABM (us) has magnet sets available in 1”, 1.25”, 1.5”, 1.75”, 2.25”, 3” and 3.5”
BAM (them) magnet sets are limited to 2.25” & 3”
Winner: ABM


ABM vs BAM Magnet


Round Two: Appearance

ABM’s (Us) peel & stick magnets cover the entire surface of the button back providing a professional looking button.

BAM (Them) have a small square magnet covering a tiny portion of the button surface.
Winner: ABM





Round Three: Cost

ABM’s (Us) price for 100 2.25″ magnet sets –  $29.95*
BAM’s (Them) price for 100 2.25″ magnet sets – $83.95*
Winner: ABM


Round Four: B.A.M Sized Magnets (ABM plays on BAM’s home court)

Did you know that Badge-a-Minit just sells proprietary sized buttons that only fit their machines?
Did you know ABM sells Badge-a-Minit sized magnet sets, too? We do – and for a lot less money. And we include the larger magnet to cover the entire back surface, once again a more professional looking button.

ABM’s (us) price for BAM sized magnets: $29.95*
BAM’s (them) price for BAM sized magnets $83.95*
Winner: ABM

So let’s review – variety of sizes, larger magnet, professional appearance, less money & we sell theirs too… hmmm. I think that says it all.

And after four rounds, the March Magnets winner and still reigning champion….American Button Machines!


Until next time, Happy Button Making!

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By Brighid Brown, Director of Blogging and All Things Cool at ABM

*Published Prices-March 2014