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The September 2009 Costco magazine arrived in the mailbox today. Inside is a short article on LED christmas lights. At the end of the article is a blurb that says standard LEDs, holiday LED stringers as well as holiday trees pre-trimmed with LED can be found at Costco locations.

I haven't been in our local Costco this month but sounds like they'll have that stuff out soon!!

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Well their Christmas stuff is out in our Edmonton, Alberta Canada Costco stores. Very nice 200 LED lighted Polar.

No better Full wave LED Lights can be found than I found at our Edmonton Costco store.

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Woodbridge Virginia's Costco already has C7 LEDs on the shelf but they're multi-colored. The globes are supposedly removable but they're five or six color and I'm not sure I'd want to swap out that many globes to make single color strands...

J.D.

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i contacted costco about possibly opening up a store in the lehigh valley area of pa since the closest is down in the philadelphia area nd they replied 2 more stores are opening, and of course both of those in the philadelphia area too. im not driving 1.5 hours away to go to a store. i replied back to them and told them those new stores are still too far away.

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i contacted costco about possibly opening up a store in the lehigh valley area of pa since the closest is down in the philadelphia area nd they replied 2 more stores are opening, and of course both of those in the philadelphia area too. im not driving 1.5 hours away to go to a store. i replied back to them and told them those new stores are still too far away.

:(:(

good 4 me! more shopping. but im sorry to hear there arent any near you... =(

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Well their Christmas stuff is out in our Edmonton, Alberta Canada Costco stores. Very nice 200 LED lighted Polar.

No better Full wave LED Lights can be found than I found at our Edmonton Costco store.

WHAT brand name of lights do they have on the shelves looking for mini lights led's red and green 100 count strings and how much thank you Blair

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WHAT brand name of lights do they have on the shelves looking for mini lights led's red and green 100 count strings and how much thank you Blair

What they have here are the GE brand, I think they are a few dollars cheaper than last year. And yes they are on the shelves here in California.

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What they have here are the GE brand, I think they are a few dollars cheaper than last year. And yes they are on the shelves here in California.

Assuming things haven"t changed between last year and this year, Costco Canada sells a different (and IMO better) product than Costco USA's GE-labled product.

Fabian

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Assuming things haven"t changed between last year and this year, Costco Canada sells a different (and IMO better) product than Costco USA's GE-labled product. Fabian

Same product as last year but more product (Lights) this year.

Price for 70 count Full Wave C6 LEDs went up to $9.39 Canadian...they were $8.00 last year.

70 count Full Wave pure white C6 LEDs went up about $1.00 over last year....they are $11.50 Canadian this year.

Retro screw in C9 25 count LEDs with string is new this year and cost $20.76 Canadian

Full wave 100 count white C6 LED icicle lights (9ft length) new this year were $21.00 and they went down to $17.50 Canadian per box.

Full wave 70 count multi coloured C6 LEDs (includes white lights) are $10.76 Canadian...went up $0.76 over last year

154 count Full Wave white LEDs net lights are $27.56 Canadian...(new item) not sure if that is a good price

200 LED Polar Bear (the best 3D bear) I ever saw (about 5ft long)....cost $119.00 Canadian, and 160 count LED moose is $107.00 Canadian.

Still more to come I am sure, and the price may go down a bit too.

Like Fabian said these are better than most Full Wave LEDs on the market.

18 AWG wire

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Lightzilla great information will be travelling to halifax in another week or two will stop in to see what they have keep an eye open for the 100 count red and green strings led's thank you Blair

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I think Canada's codes (CSA) require a heavier (20 gauge) wire - I could be wrong.

Your right the insulation is heavier than the american code . Makes it harder to wrap around minitrees and arches

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Toughest part about Costco lights is to know when they go on sale - and they're great sales. It's never the same time plus they put them on a pallet in some side aisle. If it wasn't for my neighbor's heads up I would have missed it - thanks again Bob.

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