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Thank you Paul,

It may be early for some, including myself, but I was already thinking about how many cases to order for next year's expansion while setting up for this year's display. I plan to order and hope my estimate is close (I'll probably over estimate). If anything, the savings will be nice if the price is going up. And not to mention, if there is any change to the design of the strings like back in 2008.

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Per case order question. Can we mix and match multiples of 12 (6 red and 6 greens strands OR If I need 6 red and 6 green, does that mean I have to order a case of 12 of each color?

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Per case order question. Can we mix and match multiples of 12 (6 red and 6 greens strands OR If I need 6 red and 6 green, does that mean I have to order a case of 12 of each color?

Has to be a case of like product. Which is why you see co-op postings popping up regarding this sale...

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Just opened fine for me.

I may be looking for 6 strings of Blue C6 - 100 count if anyone wants to split a case.

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Has to be a case of like product. Which is why you see co-op postings popping up regarding this sale...

Thanks Tim, I was afraid of that. Hmmmmmm..:confused: I guess if I have a bunch of extra strings, that may mean I have to build new things.

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Is anybody else having a problem opening the .pdf from Paul? I get a file corruption error.

Are you using the latest version of Acrobat Reader. I was getting error messages with an older version, but it works fine with the new one.

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Not sure if this was covered in the other pre-order thread, but it looks like some nice price drops over last year.

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Paul, I posted this on the other thread and didn't get an answer. How many bulbs come in the case for the c7&9 dimmable bulbs?

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Paul, I posted this on the other thread and didn't get an answer. How many bulbs come in the case for the c7&9 dimmable bulbs?

This is just a guess but if 1 C9 LEDBDIM is $1 and the case price is $50, 50?

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The pricing all looks great except for the jump in the zipcord.

Figures that this year that is the item I am going to need a ton of along with plugs.

But can't complain, a sale is still a sale. :D

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Per case order question. Can we mix and match multiples of 12 (6 red and 6 greens strands OR If I need 6 red and 6 green, does that mean I have to order a case of 12 of each color?

No - cases of 12 only.

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Paul, I posted this on the other thread and didn't get an answer. How many bulbs come in the case for the c7&9 dimmable bulbs?

50 bulbs for that price.

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The pricing all looks great except for the jump in the zipcord.

Figures that this year that is the item I am going to need a ton of along with plugs.

But can't complain, a sale is still a sale. :D

What took so long to complain about the zip cord? :eek: Last year we saw all comodities drop in price to historical lows. Last year I bought wire products when copper was well below $4,000 per ton (I think it was actually around $3,500). Right now it is hovering over $7,000 per ton. People will be in for a real shock next season! :121_reindeer:

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What took so long to complain about the zip cord? :eek: Last year we saw all comodities drop in price to historical lows. Last year I bought wire products when copper was well below $4,000 per ton (I think it was actually around $3,500). Right now it is hovering over $7,000 per ton. People will be in for a real shock next season! :121_reindeer:

Oh not complaining Paul. I know all too well the problems with the comodities markets (especially wire since I am an electrician by trade).

I'm just kicking my own butt for not buying at least double the amount of zipcord last year that I did. :mad:

I don't envy you at all for doing the balancing game that you have too in order to be able to bring us these things at the best prices and still make enough for you as well.

I'm more afraid that with the job market and the economy the way it is right now still, I may not even be able to make an order with you at this time.

So I may end up having to buy the wire at the higher prices after the sale and that certainly will hurt. :eek: Or else I may just have to forgo any improvements on the display for next year. :(

Kind of a no win situation for me at this point.

And actually I am somewhat surprised that no one else had said anything about the price of the wire yet!

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I thought the price was the same per string or case.. it looked like it when I read the last PDF.. so couldnt you just order 6 strings of this and 6 strings of that... or do you have to round off the order to a case of each type of lights

-Christopher

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ok, where do we go to order at? i checked the website, but i did not see it anywhere? and yes i was logged in.

You need to call or email Paul to place the order.

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I thought the price was the same per string or case.. it looked like it when I read the last PDF.. so couldnt you just order 6 strings of this and 6 strings of that... or do you have to round off the order to a case of each type of lights

-Christopher

You have to order a complete case (12 strings)

You cannot mix and match.

I assume he is just showing price per string so you can compare his prices to those of Home Depot, Walmart and such.

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I would assume that most folks didn't complain about the zipcord because skycraft tends to get most of that business around planet christmas anyway. *shrug*

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Nice Prices !

Looks Like CDI is getting all my Christmas Money This Year (Sorry LOR)

I went Blue LED on my C9's and they put the regular Blue Mini's to Shame...

So Next Year, All Blues will be LED's.

The dripping icicles are cool too, Saw those last night on Michigan Avenue

in a store window. They were on a Christmas tree. Looked real nice.

Thanks for the sale Paul !

Tim

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I thought the price was the same per string or case.. it looked like it when I read the last PDF.. so couldnt you just order 6 strings of this and 6 strings of that... or do you have to round off the order to a case of each type of lights

-Christopher

As this questions comes up frequently, it works like this...

You order by the case. The lights are shipped from China packaged by the case. Paul forwards the case to you.

To split cases to complete odd orders would dramatically increase manpower and prices, not to mention potential issues such as Travis faced this year (incomplete orders, etc.)

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Paul,

I just wanted to make sure I got this straight, all your lights are full-wave one piece construction Holiday Creations brand? If so then you definitely have my interest.

Garrison

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