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Hi Everyone,

 

This is my first year doing a LOR display and with all of the possibilities running through my head, I'm realizing I need a lot more lights.

Is anyone converting to LEDs looking to sell their old lights?

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Does anyone know of an inexpensive place to get lights?

 

Also, wondering about when is the best time of year to buy lights and where?  Online or Store?

I tried to go after Christmas last year to Walmart, Lowes, etc but they got their inventory out of there almost immediately after Christmas.  ( I went 3 days after Christmas)

 

Thanks for the help!

 

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I have 8-10 Incan net lights(red,white/maybe green) I can get rid of. I'll look tomorrow and let you know if your interested.

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I have 30 sets of red incands and 10 sets of green that I bought from Target that I will sell cheap For all 40 boxes $50 + shipping. I was gonna post them on here soon. They are Phillips brand 100 per strand.

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Thanks for the replies!

 

Mitch09 - I don't have a use for the net lights at the moment, but thank you for the offer.

IBEWILL - I'm interested in the lights.  I sent you a message.

 

Strictly Lights - Let me know if they become available.

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100 counts right? Green Wire? Ill begin looking to see what ive got in those colors I know I packed away some unused blue sets from like 2009. dont know about green and im sure I have clear too.

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I have red, green, blue and clear, used lights will sell at .50 cent to 100 strand plus shipping.  As many as you need, just let me know and i will box up.  Most have green cord but have some white cord on clears

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Mind if I piggy back on your thread? I could use about 16-20 sets of 100ct mini lights, clear/white. I'd prefer new strings if possible.

 

Thanks!

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Also, wondering about when is the best time of year to buy lights and where?  Online or Store?

I tried to go after Christmas last year to Walmart, Lowes, etc but they got their inventory out of there almost immediately after Christmas.  ( I went 3 days after Christmas)

 

First of all, buying lights online will ALWAYS be higher (although frequently they are better quality).  The best time for deals is in local stores at the after Christmas sales.  If you waited until 3 days after to shop then you missed all the hard to get stuff.  You need to start way before Christmas.  What you have to do is visit a LOT of stores and find out which ones have a lot of stock.  Use the store locator on the websites of stores like walmart, Kmart, Target, etc. to find out how many stores are in your area.  Typically you will find many within 20 miles of you.  Continue to check throughout the season in order to narrow down the list of stores with the most stock.  By Christmas you need to have a game plan for which store(s) to hit first for the after Christmas sales.  Then you head out about 6:00 a.m. the day after Christmas so you can get in as soon as they open!

 

TED

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im in dire need of red mini incandescent lights need 9 bx of 100ct and 2bx of 50ct. Does anyone have any? New if possible but I don't mind used if they still have a good color saturation. Im setting up my display on the 1st of Oct for Halloween and haven't been able to find red mini lights for my singing head. Im in So Cal, and been to all the stores and no one has them yet.

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im in dire need of red mini incandescent lights need 9 bx of 100ct and 2bx of 50ct. Does anyone have any? New if possible but I don't mind used if they still have a good color saturation. Im setting up my display on the 1st of Oct for Halloween and haven't been able to find red mini lights for my singing head. Im in So Cal, and been to all the stores and no one has them yet.

 

Dont forget you can cut the 100s down to 50s.  If you have/keep dead strings then you will have the male ends to use the other half of the 100.  When I cut a 100 down to a 50, I pull all the unused lights for spare bulbs.

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