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2011 Pre Season Sale Information

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I was hoping to see this! Loved the lights I bought from you this year and will definitely be returning for more! It was also awesome that for me, they usually arrive the day after they were ordered!

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Will there be any diogen commercial 25 light strings in the presale?

I'm thinking that the sealed connections on the commercial strings will cure my gfci tripping problem on my wraped trees in the rain.

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Newbie here. Interested in getting started as soon as possible on 2011 display (it will be my first time doing the biggie so I need all the help I can get). I want to go to LEDs for everything, I am about 60-75% LED right now. I am still a long way from where I want to be though. Merry Christmas to all !!

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Shooting for Monday to have the site set up for the pre-season sale.....

Just to tease.... we have our first load of lights already ordered.....

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Will there be any diogen commercial 25 light strings in the presale?

I'm thinking that the sealed connections on the commercial strings will cure my gfci tripping problem on my wraped trees in the rain.

Sorry, we dont typically get these.

I would think that you should be able to get by using a little grease in your plugs and taping them up if you get a lot of rain....

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Hey Brian! Last year I grabbed your 5mm's and love them. If i remember correctly thats the only size bulb you had, correct? If so, will you be doing the M6 and C6 this time? Also, will the prices be comparable to last season? Higher/Lower? Thanks a lot!

Bob

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Hey Brian! Last year I grabbed your 5mm's and love them. If i remember correctly thats the only size bulb you had, correct? If so, will you be doing the M6 and C6 this time? Also, will the prices be comparable to last season? Higher/Lower? Thanks a lot!

Bob

This first load will be 5mm and M6.....

Pricing will be higher than last year... but to help folks out, we will offer a little better pricing for whole case purchases.

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Alright, we are up and running! So here's the deal.

We have already ordered a load of 5mm and M6 LED light strands. These are from the same factory as last season. They are full wave, 70L strands with 4" spacing. Our order is already been manufactured, and we are a few days away from getting them loaded on a boat! So we do expect lights to be here in February. We will run this sale after lights have arrived, but it is recommended that you order early to make sure we have enough lights for you.

Pricing:

Do to a few factors (new UL rules, Chinese dollar..) pricing has increased for 2011. To help keep pricing as low as possible we are offering pricing that is pretty close to 2010 pricing for case orders. Like always, you can order by the strand as well.

Shipping:

Orders over $1000 will ship for free.

Ordering:

You may order online at www.holiday-light-express.com or call 1-866-465-7334 We are open 9a-6p M-F EST time and Sat 9-11a

Payment:

We take Credit cards, Paypal and Google Checkout. You can always stop in and pay/pickup your lights as well.

M5 Lights:

We still have a few M5 lights available ready to ship. So I'm leaving them on the site in hopes you will buy them :)

If you have any other questions, email, PM and/or post here!

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Hey, does the "orders over $1000 ship for free" apply to Canadian Customers as well?

I don't think so. But I do believe it discounts your shipping.

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