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over 40 Gemmy blowers for sale, many different styles

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I have a large assortment of Gemmy blowers, bases, lights etc.  that I am selling. SJD B1, B2, A-2, a lot of others.  Also have quite a few Gemmy spotlights and projecter lights as you see in one picture. ( I replaced some older bulbs in  side some lighter colored inflatables to get the effect of the newer Gemmy inflatables with the swirling lights inside.

Prices are pretty much $10.00 each for blowers or lights.  I also have a lot of bases available, they are pretty much make a offer, let me know what your needs are.

some of these are listed on Ebay, seller name is XENON, or here is a link to on, then you can see other items.

Our display last year was about 400 inflatables, many of them were on their last year, being 10 years or older.  We are kina changing direction a little move to larger inflatables, more lights, and may start to make some static items my self.  display is a drive by and covers about 4 acres.











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Hi Xenon,

Question for you. I have approximately 40 new inflatables, probably 30 Christmas, 10 Halloween that I'm looking to sell together. These are all open box returns that ave been tested. Do you have any interest or do you know of anyone that may be interested? My email is [email protected] I can send you the list if you like. We are stepping away from the inflatable business for a while to concentrate on other categories. It would be one hecuva deal :)




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as you can see I have not been on line in a while, do you still have these?

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