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We were at Sam's Club yesterday and they had the BetaBrite Prism for $90. This is the full-color one that I have, and normally sells for something like $250. It's an awesome sign-- very bright and very colorful.

-Tim

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We were at Sam's Club yesterday and they had the BetaBrite Prism for $90. This is the full-color one that I have, and normally sells for something like $250. It's an awesome sign-- very bright and very colorful.

-Tim

That's a great deal!

Rich

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Just checked our store and they still want $205. They must have and excess of inventory at your store.

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Good price, wife going to Sams today anyway maybe she will check this out for me because I gave her a good laugh over the stilts trick. She is still laughing.

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Just checked our store and they still want $205. They must have and excess of inventory at your store.

This is weird. My coworker checked another store and they were at $120. Not sure why the huge differences...

-Tim

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I noticed this after Christmas. If they have a glut of inventory they reduce the price, if not they don't. Either way the pizza was good while I was there. :giggle:

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I bought one of these from Sam's in November for $199. I happened to stop in another Sam's a week later and it was $145. So i returned one and re- bought at the cheaper price. After Christmas the one at $145 didn't stock it any more. The other store still had plenty at $199. I posted this sign near the street in a home made protective box and it worked well through many freeze and rain cycles. (Instructions say indoor use only)

Steve

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Tim went searching on ebay found one for $ 99.00 last night talking to the person selling it and it is brand new used one month everything comes with it even the orginal box it's being shipped today thank you for starting this thread Blair

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We bought one and used it in december last year. its works better using the computer to animate the scrolling board. it says for indoor use only, but i had in 25-35 degree weather and it worked fine. Everone was impressed with it.

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Tim went searching on ebay found one for $ 99.00 last night talking to the person selling it and it is brand new used one month everything comes with it even the orginal box it's being shipped today thank you for starting this thread Blair

Your lucky. I seen and thought it was an auction instead of buy-it-now. :D

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Jeffl he had just listed it so i emailed him and asked what he wanted for it he said he would put a buy it now price of $ 99.00 on it I sat by the computer until it came up hoping no one would see it like you said got lucky Blair

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I found one for $10 more. Now my wife needs to figure out what she's going to do with it. :giggle:

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We were at Sam's Club yesterday and they had the BetaBrite Prism for $90. This is the full-color one that I have, and normally sells for something like $250. It's an awesome sign-- very bright and very colorful.

-Tim

Tim is there any tips that you would like to suggest on using this sign set up, drivers ect thank you Blair

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I had a request for how I placed the sign outdoors. Here are some pictures. My enclosure was made out of some 3/4" wood and some plexiglass. Inside demensions are 4 3/8" x 1 1/4". Outside demensions are 29"x2 1/2"x 6". I sealed all joints with silicone except for the one removable end. The little blocks inside the corner are to allow room for the cord bends and to center the sign inside. I had this sign secured to a Plywood snowman. I ran the cords out of this sign thought a slot in the bottom and terminated the USB cable and power pack in a plastic 5"x7" file container on the back of the snowman. I would just open the file box and remove the USB cable to make changes to the sign. I took my laptop to the sign for message changes.

We had much snow and rain this winter and I never had any moisture issues.

Steve

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Steve thank you for the information on how you sealed it will try this we do get a lot of snow and rain here on the east coast the only draw back about this sign is you can't program it form the computer using the remote control it takes a long time also read something on another thread about programing it through the device manager to make the title of the song appear on the radio but alot of risk if you don't know what you are doing any more information about the sign that you can think of would be a real help thank you Blair

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Box it up, add a USB-RJ45-USB converter and put it in the yard. Programming is very easy with a batch file and the windows command in the LOR sequence. The only problem is you can only add text, no graphics. You have to use the GUI ulility to add graphics to the sign and from what I can tell you can't do this programaticly.

Check out this thread.

http://forums.planetchristmas.com/showthread.php?t=32487&highlight=betabrite

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