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Yup. Times are tough. They don't even have their incandescents in red or green -- just blue. And I am having trouble finding even the incandescents with white wire. Seems every year, Wal-Mart is offering less and less.

Hopefully this will spur some more online stores with year-round attractive pricing if they don't have brick and mortar stores to contend with.

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If I can make my shameless plug, come check out our new store at store.lightsmusicmagic.com

We are selling the same high quality lights we use on our own professional products but at huge discount prices!

I bet you'll find exactly what you need at a great price :)

If you don't, e-mail me and I'll see what I can do to help!

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J.Holmes, you have managed to shamelessly Plug every thread about lights today! LOL

Maybe not so shameless... I'm just joking though. It's good to have another option out there and I'm sure if they are the lights you use in your displays they are great.

Will you be doing a pre-sale?

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Was at a Walmart after classes last Thursday. They had 4 cases of red minis and 4 cases of green minis. They also had 20 cases of blue minis, a color I have way to many of. But, what I noticed is the increase of LED lights. Lots of c9/c7 LED's. As always, I won't be purchasing anything (except maybe 3 boxes of green c9) till after the 50% starts. Though I haven't been to any other Walmart, I'm sure they will be at the absolute minimum. I may not get enough red lights this year to replenish for 2012.

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Checked out the local wal-mart last night. They were in the process of converting the rest of the garden center to Christmas mode.

They have the same amount of shelf space reserved for lights that was used last year. The stock and stocking diagrams haven't changed over the last few weeks.

I was checking out the Halloween section and noticed they didn't have the halloween mini's this year -- just some LED-lit-up-figure strings.

Fingers crossed that things change...

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Visited the Wal last night and notice they had 9 cases of green incandescent mini's sitting on the shelf that were not there two days ago. No price label under them or anything -- looks like they probably got them in and didn't have a proper spot for them yet. That's the only "new" thing, but it does give hope that there may be more items coming in the next few weeks.

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Went to 2 of my 4 area Walmarts tonight. (gotta love the Walmart-rich Midwest) One had 4 times the selection of the other, probably because it is in a busier part of town. Huge stock of artificial trees (which I needed some of), but very few lights. 2 cases of each color incans and a variety of LEDs. The lesser of the two stores only had 4 cases of multi and 4 of clear, no solid colors. I'm still confident many more trucks are to come.

One interesting find tonight was the new "high density" 300 ct icicle lights. 300 incans jammed into one 9 ft icicle strand instead of the normal 15-18 ft. Kind of like if you were layering two strands, and priced that way too. I might have to stock up on those if they are left after Christmas.

Also, one store had 100 ct. minis priced at $2.98 and one at $2.88. Thought that was interesting.

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Two days late in posting, but on the 30th, my walmart now has red on green wire minis and clear on white wire minis that they didn't have a few days prior. Still no new developments on the LED front.

But, hey, they have Chili Pepper lights now. Good thing they got their priorities straight...

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2 Walmart locations I've been to this week and they have 4 cases of RED incan. between the both :mad: getting a little frustrated with them. Hopefully there will be enough to scrounge up for replacing stings next year. If not, I may have to pay (ackkkk) retail! :huh:

Good news is MORE LED's came in and I should be able to replenish my "backstock". I just started using the LED's I purchased 2 years ago as I now have enough to do something with them!

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I had to go to all 4 of my area Walmarts today in order to find a few more green minis. :angry: Of course, I found them at the last one. I was hoping that new stock had come in, but wasn't the case yet. Still the same clear, multi, and smattering of reds. Price dropped to $2.68 though.

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