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  1. My brother got about 50k incans 10 years ago. They had 90% off listed price instead of 90% off. The listed price was 90% off already. He paid like 10 cents a box. They tried to tell him no but someone messed up. Manager was pissed
  2. I was hoping he was goona say that they sold em.
  3. Got the chance to pick the brain of the guy running the show last night. Talked to him for about 45 minutes gathering info and insight on the show, set up, maintenance and break down. I was amazed when he said all lights are stripped down for recycling every year. 5 million lights brand new every year. Also they put up the 70' mega tree in only 2 days. That's pretty quick for 100k in lights. No connectors were taped, only zip tied together. All lights were sealed. Overall I took a lot of pics and will use the ideas next year at home. (He actually said they try to make their display so it can be replicated at home). Great time, sucks today is the last day they have em up.
  4. I actually picked up the $36 controller and some of the rgb c9's and icicles. Can't wait til next year
  5. I did well at walmart today. Emptied out all their clear mini incandescent at $1.25 a box per 100. Bought about 80 boxes of multis also.
  6. I was almost ready to make the trip down from Cleveland. Very generous
  7. Yeah we got about a foot of snow last week followed by a number of inches of rain here last few days. Half my display is out due to the freakin lakes in my yard. I'm hoping that they dry out by Christmas.
  8. I'm always keeping a list on what I want to add, and check the sales as they come up. Time and money always come into play but I'm always thinking about what I want to add. If I'm driving around and see something cool (or on here), I add it to the list. Same thing in stores, snap a pic of item and price and start planning and saving.
  9. My outside boxes ran through a gfi in my bathroom. My buddy had to come over and install some new boxes on seperate breakers.
  10. I really like your setup. How many led's on the palm trees there, btw palm trees beats my snow.
  11. Very impressive. Kinda fast and strobe like at first but then looks extremely good. I plan on making one for next year.
  12. I actually may use this idea next year
  13. Thanks guys. The snow especially makes the trees look better and hides the wires
  14. Updated pics, really can't stop adding stuff: Added color icicles and white and color changing shooting stars. Also added a couple hundred dome lights to the tree. My first mini tree, I thought it came out great. Arches courtesy of my step-dad, sucks he's no longer doing a display but they work great for mine.
  15. Oh yeah, not a whole lot but we got a few inches here in cleveland
  16. My 2nd year doing lights. Still have a ways Togo and have many many lights still to put up (especially on the ground), but got the main display set up. Hopefully I'll have lor controllers next year and at least one mega tree. Thoughts and suggestions are always welcome.
  17. joesmoe2013


    I guess a better question would be, what are your favorite vendors to buy from. I'm looking to stock up on c3, c6 and mini lights in both color and clear. Thanks again.
  18. joesmoe2013


    Just found this forum. 2nd year hanging lights. Bought a lot of lights last year before and after Christmas and already got a decent amount of money in lights and cords this year. I'd say I got atleast 15-20K lights on the house and yard right now. I really have been hitting the big box stores when the lights are on sale but I'm hoping you guys can shed some insite on how to build my inventory. Best deals instores I've seen is like $15 for 200 count led strands on a reel and maybe as low as a $1 a box after Christmas for non led mini lights. I'm looking to find the best places to purchase lights & chords in bulk. I want to do atleast a 20' mega tree next year and I'm thinking nice arches over the driveway and maybe even wrapping the house. My brother had a display 10 years ago with over 40K white lights on his ranch and I wanna destroy those numbers. I'm also planning on starting the whole LOR next year. Any help or suggestions is appreaciated, especially with black Friday coming up. I'd rather spend the money buying in bulk than chasing 50% off sales at the big box places. Thanks in advance.
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