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Seeing is believing on every point above.

SS# use to be everyone DL#. Not been long until they started to change that. How old are you?

Age: 53 and I have never seen that, nor have I ever heard of it. Even my late parents DL's (Kentucky/Ohio, then Florida) were never their Social Security Numbers. Nor were my late grandparents (Kentucky/Ohio) or any of my relatives scattered throughout other regions. This is the very first time I have ever heard of your SSN being utilized for a DL.

And to bring this back to airblowns:

Tim, checked out your photo's of your Easter Bunny collection, very nice. I'm hoping I can talk my wife into letting me buy the Rabbit painting the Easter Egg. That one is my favorite. I'd love the train one too, but that may be out of my price range for the moment.

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I may be incorrect but Tim does offer a nice PC member discount! And if you are a member of the forum www.myholidaydisplays.com (inflatable, LOR, lights, etc discussion forum) than you have the chance to get even a bigger discount! (Can Tim please confirm this)

You can rely save a nice penny with Tim's kind discount to his friends on the forums...Hey maybe as soon as your wife sees the final total for the Easter Bunny egg scene ...She will not be able to pass on the cool 15ft Easter Express train...lol

Thanks for bringing this thread back to inflatable talk... =)

AIR CHARACTER EASTER TRAIN: http://buyinflatables.com/productidB-30005.htm

AIR CHARACTER PAINTING EGG: http://buyinflatables.com/productidB-30003.htm

Age: 53 and I have never seen that, nor have I ever heard of it. Even my late parents DL's (Kentucky/Ohio, then Florida) were never their Social Security Numbers. Nor were my late grandparents (Kentucky/Ohio) or any of my relatives scattered throughout other regions. This is the very first time I have ever heard of your SSN being utilized for a DL.

And to bring this back to airblowns:

Tim, checked out your photo's of your Easter Bunny collection, very nice. I'm hoping I can talk my wife into letting me buy the Rabbit painting the Easter Egg. That one is my favorite. I'd love the train one too, but that may be out of my price range for the moment.

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Age: 53 and I have never seen that, nor have I ever heard of it. Even my late parents DL's (Kentucky/Ohio, then Florida) were never their Social Security Numbers. Nor were my late grandparents (Kentucky/Ohio) or any of my relatives scattered throughout other regions. This is the very first time I have ever heard of your SSN being utilized for a DL.

And to bring this back to airblowns:

Tim, checked out your photo's of your Easter Bunny collection, very nice. I'm hoping I can talk my wife into letting me buy the Rabbit painting the Easter Egg. That one is my favorite. I'd love the train one too, but that may be out of my price range for the moment.

I still have my old DL that has my SS# as the DL#....I will be 36 this year....LOL they wanted people who was renewing their licence to change it for the ID theif problem...

Back to the subject here....not trains but CB...Lowes and Sears are the main stores that carry the Peanuts inflatables and it is cool to see other store start to carry an exclusive of the Peanuts gang....wonder what this year will hold for the CB gang...

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Age: 53 and I have never seen that, nor have I ever heard of it. Even my late parents DL's (Kentucky/Ohio, then Florida) were never their Social Security Numbers. Nor were my late grandparents (Kentucky/Ohio) or any of my relatives scattered throughout other regions. This is the very first time I have ever heard of your SSN being utilized for a DL.

Clay I live on the VA/NC line and have lots of friends from Virginia and the still have their SSN as their drivers license number... I think they have been switching this over but a couple of years ago and I guess since the state of Virginia started issuing licenses they used SSN numbers and I am sure a few other states did as well!!

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I may be incorrect but Tim does offer a nice PC member discount! And if you are a member of the forum www.myholidaydisplays.com (inflatable, LOR, lights, etc discussion forum) than you have the chance to get even a bigger discount! (Can Tim please confirm this)

You can rely save a nice penny with Tim's kind discount to his friends on the forums...Hey maybe as soon as your wife sees the final total for the Easter Bunny egg scene ...She will not be able to pass on the cool 15ft Easter Express train...lol

Thanks for bringing this thread back to inflatable talk... =)

AIR CHARACTER EASTER TRAIN: http://buyinflatables.com/productidB-30005.htm

AIR CHARACTER PAINTING EGG: http://buyinflatables.com/productidB-30003.htm

Just went and joined the myholidays.com site. Thanks for the tip and info, Tim had also told me that too I believe, so now I'm a member over there, well, as soon as I get the e-mail to activate the account.:D

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Clay I live on the VA/NC line and have lots of friends from Virginia and the still have their SSN as their drivers license number... I think they have been switching this over but a couple of years ago and I guess since the state of Virginia started issuing licenses they used SSN numbers and I am sure a few other states did as well!!

Wow, I didn't realize states still did this. Iowa used to do this but converted at least a decade ago. When I lived in Iowa, I used to have my SSN on my checks, as it would keep stores from asking for my DL to approve a check. When I moved to MN (1994) and told the bank I wanted the SSN on my checks, they looked at me as if I were insane and said "you DON'T" want to do that..." When I explained why, they told me I really wanted the DL number instead ;) A few years later my mom told me that Iowa was changing over to a separate DL number.

A SSN is all an identity thief needs to steal your credit history. You really don't want that on something you flash to people as much as a DL...

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Wow, I didn't realize states still did this. Iowa used to do this but converted at least a decade ago. When I lived in Iowa, I used to have my SSN on my checks, as it would keep stores from asking for my DL to approve a check. When I moved to MN (1994) and told the bank I wanted the SSN on my checks, they looked at me as if I were insane and said "you DON'T" want to do that..." When I explained why, they told me I really wanted the DL number instead ;) A few years later my mom told me that Iowa was changing over to a separate DL number.

A SSN is all an identity thief needs to steal your credit history. You really don't want that on something you flash to people as much as a DL...

I wonder if all the states use SSN for DLN at one time?

Sorry back to CB....

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My Charlie Brown inflatable made it in today from eBay...I like it...it is lighted and with rope and stakes etc...it has the external fan motor also...it will go good with the 4' display...

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My Charlie Brown inflatable made it in today from eBay...I like it...it is lighted and with rope and stakes etc...it has the external fan motor also...it will go good with the 4' display...

The inflatable looks great CJ...I'm glad I got mine today from E-bay, can't wait for it to arrive...This one will go good my 4ft snoopy from Walgreens...yesss!!!

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Not to insinuate anything... but I wonder why Gemmy has all of sudden decided to use external "exchangable" motors on most if not all their products this year?

I wonder. Hmmmmm?

well I did tell them about taking a whilwind motor off of their globe and put on a 15' Jesus inflatable that takes the $100 motor to inflat.....I have had that Jesus working for 3 years now...I will find the pic on this forum for you..

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Not to insinuate anything... but I wonder why Gemmy has all of sudden decided to use external "exchangable" motors on most if not all their products this year?

I wonder. Hmmmmm?

They use the external fans only on 4ft's and 6ft's, the rest of the inflatables have the old style fan under the inflatables...

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well I did tell them about taking a whilwind motor off of their globe and put on a 15' Jesus inflatable that takes the $100 motor to inflat.....I have had that Jesus working for 3 years now...I will find the pic on this forum for you..

Here is the old thread....

http://forums.planetchristmas.com/showthread.php?t=21153&highlight=15%27+Jesus+inflatable

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Thats a nice CB inflatable...Congarsts on the new addition CJ....

Thanks Matt....I really like this one....they finally made one with the tree.....something that has not been made before and it's one of the main parts of the show....

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check these pics out in 2008... I took the 15' non Gemmy and put a Gemmy motor on it and it works great still today....

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