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Just returned from Walmart. They are putting lights out. I talked to the dept manager. I needed 2 cases of green mini's for a display I am doing for our town. After looking at the Plan-O-Gram, she told me that this store will not have any. Not what I wanted to hear!

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Yeah for some reason the green minis just arent out there like they used to be!!

No Kidding I bought a lot of boxes a few years ago when they were 3 to a lift, I am sure happy I did. I think I have about 35 boxes yet.

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i work at ace hardware and i think im able to order them from my warehouse if you have an ace hardware near by you go and ask them to look on there computer or in there dept 9 book cuz ive seen them before when looking for my own stuff

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these are what i sell at ace if you like them go to your local ace or acehardware.com and it sounds like im trying to sell for ace but its not like that at all just trying to help

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My nephew works there and he didn't even know, but in his defense he works on the food side mostly. Nothing huge yet, I'm good with lights (did I just say that) with budget constraints and all. Been about 3 years since last display. Time out is over. ;)

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My nephew works there and he didn't even know, but in his defense he works on the food side mostly. Nothing huge yet, I'm good with lights (did I just say that) with budget constraints and all. Been about 3 years since last display. Time out is over. ;)

Are time outs allowed? I didn't know that. :eek:

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Looked over one nearby. Of note, 100's are $2.88. They had blue, multi, and white on green wire. Nothing on white wire.

LED mini's are $6.98 a box again, but only 50 to a string versus 60. And the 50's are 12.5 feet long. They had multi and white on green wire, but no solids!

I hope this is not everything. Otherwise designers relying on solids will have to look elsewhere.

Jason

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Looked over one nearby. Of note, 100's are $2.88. They had blue, multi, and white on green wire. Nothing on white wire.

LED mini's are $6.98 a box again, but only 50 to a string versus 60. And the 50's are 12.5 feet long. They had multi and white on green wire, but no solids!

I hope this is not everything. Otherwise designers relying on solids will have to look elsewhere.

Jason

Never noticed that they were only 50 count, thanks for the heads up.

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Why is there a shortage on green bulbs this year? Have there been shortages in the past?

because i bought 4k green on green last year at .75 cents a box

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Wal-mart's green incandescent minis have never been a problem in the past. I've always been able to find cases of them during the after-Christmas discount.

Green LED's, however, are difficult to find even when they stock the shelves. They cost more to make, so the manufacturer's are allowed to populate mixed cases with fewer greens (compared to red and blue). Last year's LED "mini" cases had 3 boxes of green, and 12 and 15 boxes of red and blue (can't remember which had 12 vs. 15). So, only 10% of the case was green.

The incandescent is simply a different colored paint applied. Costs no more to make a blue, red, green, etc... So it is going to be market driven. And, sadly, us crazy light people are not the majority of the market despite how many lights we consume.

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So I just checked walmart.com. If I read this correctly, there will be no solid LED's in stores and no solid green LED's period. What they show as "online only" and "in stores" matches what I saw at a local store last night -- multi and white only in stores. And the solids they have are the C4 teardrops for $9.98 per 60 (same as last year), but they are only in red and blue. I know last year they had them in green as well.

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Are time outs allowed? I didn't know that. :eek:

2 sick parents that I took care of kinda took it toll along with work, sadly both passed within about 2 years of the other. Did it the year mom had her stroke but after her passing I didn't have it in me. Pop and I were kinda numb until his passing this past March. Didn't really have any idea of doing it this year but I'm cleaning house so I figured if I'm goin through it all I might as well put it up.....now I'm listening to PC radio and getting ready to set up.

but good news is our Walmart is putting up more lights, even my bulb of choice...the C-9! sweet! not a huge fan of the LED C-9's just yet anyway. I'm hopin for a mini light sale like the old days but I'm not holding my breath. :unsure:

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I found 70 count Multicolor LED Christmas Light Net lights at my local walmart for $2.50. The online store had them for $4.98.

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Well, I took inventory of my Walmart LED minis last night from what was still in the boxes. I had expected to pick up more green this year to balance out my RGBW strings, but that is looking more and more like that's not going to be possible -- I've searched the web for everstar brand and the 60-count minis do not appear to exist this year.

So, it looks like I may be selling off some red, blue, and white strings (new in box) to fund replacements in some other style. So, no discounts, looking to recover the tax paid as well, and it looks like due to the copper prices, I should probably even bump up the original price to compensate for the 60 vs. 50 count. If anyone is interested in these colors at $9 a box, send me an IM. I have *about* 30 blue, 60 red, and 90 white that I may be selling. I'll formally add something to the Classifieds once I have a precise count.

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Just posted the lights in the Classifieds. I'm asking $8 to cover the original price, sales tax, and packing materials.

I am converting multi-colored sets into solids as well (with the correct resistor replacement). If anyone is interested in solid yellow LED strings in white or green wire, I can make them up for you -- I only need the red, green, and blue strings. Cost for these will be $9 each since it is a laborous process :) I should have about 26 sets of yellow with green wire and about 40 of the same on white wire.

Jason

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Holy thread-jack, Batman! :D

Quizzed one of the "senior" stockers yesterday. Quote "There will be more lights after Halloween."

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One of the Walmarts had Green LEDs (60ct, the C4/teardrop style) Almost positive they also had Green 100ct mini's (didn't look at prices)

Has anyone seen 60ct blue LEDs in the style that Walmart had a couple years ago (Basically looked like a standard 5mm LED without the curved top LOL)...don't care about brand want just the same "bulb" style & half wave (Biglots last year had 90ct of the same style...those would work too but I didn't see the 90ct sets this year)

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