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Can I Still Get C9's?

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I've been out of the Christmas lighting scene for a few years now and may set something up this year. I've still got all of my equipment which includes a ton of C9 lights. My display ideas for this year include a lot more strings of C9's than I have right now. My question is, can I expect to find them in stores next month when they start putting their stuff out, or is everybody converting over to led now?

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Menards carries a huge amount of C9 and C7 strands, in ceramic multi and incandescent. They also have them in white and carry tons of replacement bulbs.

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I was just in Target and Walmart and they had some of their lights up. Last year they both had tons of c-7's and c-9's. But this year they literally had only a couple boxes of each. I know its early, but it just seems like they don't have what they did last year. Sad, because I was hoping to stock up on them this year.

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Walmart here has them in multi,Target is going to have at least the replacement bulbs so I would assume they will have the sets as well.Haven't checked Home Depot or Lowe's yet but,will do soon.

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Check your smaller stores like Ace. They tend to carry more of the C9 and C7's.

I have a number of cases of these: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100596481/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053 $6 a box if you're interested.

I like the Home Depot description of their blue ceramic C9's:

This set includes 2 boxes of blue C-9 old fashioned lights. Each strand has 25 bulbs and measures about 25 ft. including a 6 in. lead cord, 12 in. spacing in between bulbs and a 6 in. end cord. The lights are strung on green wire and spare bulbs and fuses are included. The large C9 shaped bulbs bring back warm memories of Christmas past.

Probably a good thing the 22-year-old marketing grad didn't have to provide a description for bubble lights this year.

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Do you need incandescent or LED?

More importantly, are you looking to dim your lights or not? Because while LEDs are great for saving on your power bill, some cannot be dimmed. My company's store actually splits up the dimmable and the non-dimmable to ensure clarity when purchasing :P.

Feel free to browse and see if something strikes your fancy :)

http://store.lightsmusicmagic.com

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