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No lights at any Lowes by me but looked online and a lowes about 1 hour and 20 min from me when you search ther inventory online said 14 boxes of red mini Woohoo so put them in cart for in store pickup added some c7 to the list to make it more worth my while went good got e-mail this morrining saying Your Lowe's order is ready for pickup YES. Left early because they are calling for snow and do not what to be out in it. Start driving and about 45 min into the drive I told my wife to call just to make sure because we have had a bad experience this Christmas with Best Buy so she calls and they say oh were sorry but they are not in stock and they refunded my money.:mad: Well forget it I am not driving around looking for lights I guess ill have to wait till the stores put them back on the shelves in Sept.

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My Lowe's at least called to inform me that the boxes I was about to go pick up were no longer in the store... at least they saved me the trip.

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I had the same problems. I found two Lowes that had 14 boxes of Red Mini's; placed the order online, and 5min later they called to say that they couldn't find them anywhere in the store. I was saddened, but glad that they saved me a trip. But I did get a bunch of C7s for next year :)

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That would be such a cool feature if it actually worked... I checked Lowes' website last week and it said they had over 40 boxes of minis in stock, and I was in the store earlier that day and they had 0 minis in stock.

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I think Lowe's pulls their lights and then consolidates them at one or two stores in the area. I think that is why their computers still show lights in the store. I have had this happen to me two years in a row. I would go to the local Lowe's manager next year and try to find out which store will be the consolidation point.

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I bought all my Lowe's red and green at $2.88 a box this year before Halloween, because this same thing where nothing was left happened to me last year. What I did this year was when I noticed they where on a 1/2 off sale I headed back to Lowe's and had them refund me the difference. This way I got my lights when I needed them and then got them on sale.

My buddy that works at Lowe's said that they are working harder at their store now with sales and discounts to make sure they sell most of their lights during the Christmas season and not end up a bunch at the end of the year on clearance. Plus he noticed a lot more people this year coming in and buying large quantities earlier in the season. Maybe more and more new hobbyists are joining the the fun.

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I bought all my Lowe's red and green at $2.88 a box this year before Halloween, because this same thing where nothing was left happened to me last year. What I did this year was when I noticed they where on a 1/2 off sale I headed back to Lowe's and had them refund me the difference. This way I got my lights when I needed them and then got them on sale.

My buddy that works at Lowe's said that they are working harder at their store now with sales and discounts to make sure they sell most of their lights during the Christmas season and not end up a bunch at the end of the year on clearance. Plus he noticed a lot more people this year coming in and buying large quantities earlier in the season. Maybe more and more new hobbyists are joining the the fun.

I have to admit, as soon as the lights hit the stores, I'm buying what I didn't get the year prior to with the sales. Question..they didn't give you a hard time when you came in with the receipt asking for a refund? That idea is something I will have to keep in mind for next year.

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My reciept was less than 30 days old and it was a sale price-match so it seemed to be ok with them. I don't think they will do this if your trying to come back for a clearance price-match.

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My reciept was less than 30 days old and it was a sale price-match so it seemed to be ok with them. I don't think they will do this if your trying to come back for a clearance price-match.

No..I wouldn't want to go and get clearance price. I can understand sale price match tho during the season. Thanks for the info.

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