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I am starting to shop now for my lights for next year. Planning on running a 32 channel display next year. Just wondering what a good price is for 100 ct mini lights? I looked at menards today and they were selling them for .98 after a 1.00 rebate, only problem is limit of 4. How cheap do lights get right after christmas??

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You typically can get clear (white) for $.50 a box at 80% off after CHristmas. Other colors, $1 would be a good price, unless supply is plentiful and you expect them to make it to the 75-80% off clearance sales.

Don't forget to buy 15' indoor extension cords on sale ... you save a lot on those.

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That's always the problem with stocking up on lights after Christmas; yea, the price is great but I hope you only need clear or mulit-colored lights.

I've put serious thought into hiding lights in the store then coming back for them after Christmas, but it just doesn't seem right. (stupid morals)

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That's always the problem with stocking up on lights after Christmas; yea, the price is great but I hope you only need clear or mulit-colored lights.

I've put serious thought into hiding lights in the store then coming back for them after Christmas, but it just doesn't seem right. (stupid morals)

haha, thats too funny. A couple of year ago, when Target went 75% off, I found a whole case of white LED's that someone had hidden behind the multi color minis.

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I think a better strategy is to hit less popular stores. Last year, just on a hunch ... I drove about 15 minutes out to a brand new Walmart in a small town ... and guess what, lights of every color galore !! LEDs also. Ironically, the only problem was that just after I discovered the lights ... and employee showed up and started putting the lights into boxes for redistribution to a big-town store location. They let me buy some, but I almost missed out. I didn't know they moved inventory around like that. The funny thing was that a town politician was also in the lights section (along with me) ... and when she heard was was going on ... she got really vocal and started in on how they town gave Walmart all these incentives to come to her small town, and didn't at all like them moving the products to another town. I was actually happy she was giving em ****. SHe was in a riding cart ... but when she got angry, stood right up and spoke her mind (lol) !! I later went to another store and has similar luck, in a much smaller market. It is true, everywhere else ... you better like clear minis or maybe multi ... or your outta luck.

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Don't wait till the day after Christmas! Most stores now go 50% off almost 2 weeks BEFORE Christmas! Keep watch at the stores and on PC. Usually there's threads going about what stores are going on clearance (when and what % off).

Yes, clear and multi is usually what's left, but I've found, and bought, dozens and dozens of green and red, even after christmas at 75% off! You just never know... If you want LED's watch the smaller stores or hardware stores. They usually have them pretty high priced at full retail and often don't sell many. I picked up a ton of LED's a couple years ago at our ace hardware stores, at 50% and then 75% off! One store looked like the shelves had just been stocked, and they were 75% off. I was like a kid in a candy store :D

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