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xenon last won the day on December 21 2017

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    too many, but the main one keeps repeating itself, watching all the happy faces every year as children, and adults enjoy our CHRISTmas displays.
  • Location
    Kingston GA
  • Biography
    60 years young, been doing CHRISTmas dispalys for 15 years,
  • Interests
    ATVs, jeeping, colleciton of over 5,000 antique soda bottles
  • Occupation
    does not matter now, retire in 12 months
  • About my display
    4 acres, driveby, 350+ inflatables, 10,000+ lights, 200 amps and a $800 electric bill each year.

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  1. guess I am too cheap to pay American Sales sales price, $59.00, for a 48" inflatable that may or may not last a week. These wholesale for around $8.00, even Walmart sells them for usually around $15. guess it may be a smaller display this Valentines Day by the way 8 degrees here with snow on the ground in Georgia
  2. they made a few over the last few years, Chrisna Creations made some, along with BZB Goods. there are a few Gemmy prototypes floating around too. I contacted Gemmy about who and how they sell their samples and protypes, boy are they tight lipped. I am in a situation where I can buy wholesale, but they are not accepting new customers, guess I am too small a fish.
  3. Are these the small ones that run on a 12 volt adapter? If so yes, they are pretty much toast, you can replace the blower, but they are not cheap.
  4. not many around I know but if anyone knows of any stores carrying any Valentine Day airblown or inflatables, please let me know. thanks
  5. halloween Ferris Wheel

    hoping to start my Christmas PVC Ferris Wheel soon, starting to think about gathering supplies. also thinking about using it for Halloween. would like input if you do this, as far as paint, seats, etc
  6. Mike, keeping you in our prayers, Had several cardio procedures done last year, crazy this year, had surgery 11-30-17, so had to get every thing done in a hurry, had a break in the weather, so go everything down and stored in 10 days.
  7. need help

    not sure who he is but check with tackychristmaslights.com lets you search by zipcode if he is listed there?
  8. understand that, got to go to the freezer to warm up. Crazy weather this year, 3 weeks ago we had 10" of snow on the ground.
  9. hoping to build one tis year. Also thinking of using it in our Halloween Display, either change out characters or lights or both
  10. After Christmas sales

    did not score any real finds this year, wish I could have found more of these like I did last year! $30 for a $199 inflatable
  11. Starting to look empty around here. acres and its all got to come down so it can go up in the pole barn loft. I added a observation deck this year, included a removable section of rail so I could add the ramp. It has more of a angle when we slide boxes down, not so much of a angle so we can push the boxes up. Finished everything Sunday 12-31-2017, high temp was 33 degrees, but today wind chills around zero. burr, its cold in north Ga. Pray everyone has a very Blessed and Prosperous New year.
  12. Chuck, I love this place and thanks for all of our long hours and hard work. Wish I had more time to be here. have not ever looked, but maybe a tab with links to some of the more helpful post regarding repairs, etc, one that helped me most has been repair and painting of blowmolds, something I hope to tackle this next year. building a pvc ferris wheel is on my bucket list maybe links could be submitted for review before being added my only concern with some external links if these might take folk away for here
  13. Applights repair

    bought the Apllightso n Ebay, 15 boxes for $10 each
  14. not much left at hours, but did get a few inflatables
  15. Well I never.....

    I am almost 65 years old, and not a big Walmart fan, but it is about the only store around here. Never seen a Walmart do this. They had about 100 "fresh" cut Christmas trees. Instead of marking them down, they were giving them away. Hats Off to the East Rome Ga Walmart