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TED last won the day on October 12 2020

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  • Birthday 03/25/1973

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  1. Here's a sweet story that I saw on the local news about a couple in their 90s that's been putting up a display for "about" 30 years. https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/90-year-old-couple-still-trying-hard-to-spread-some-christmas-joy/ Enjoy! TED
  2. You get my vote! If they are the OLD C9 bulbs (especially the ones with the paint on the inside of the glass) they will last a long time. The newer C9s (particularly the "retail store" bulbs) aren't nearly as good. TED If you are talking about 150 strands that have 250 C9 bulbs and you are replacing them with the retrofit bulbs that would be quite expensive. The bulbs are a little over $1 each so for 3750 bulbs you're talking over $4000! I'm going to venture a guess that you didn't go that route. TED
  3. Dan, I'm so sorry to hear about this. I remember that she frequently shared ideas in the blowmolds forum. Also I know both of you did a lot at the PLUS conventions. I'm sure she will be very pleased that you are doing the display in her honer this year. Hang in there and take care of yourself. TED
  4. Brian, Congratulations on the news coverage. They did a nice job. I'm sad to hear that you are retiring from the display. I suspect that you are going to catch up on other things that you couldn't do while you were doing the display and I wish you the best in those new ventures. Did you move at some point? I was thinking that you lived in Oklahoma. I was wondering how long it would take me to drive over and see the display but then realized you were in NH. TED
  5. Thanks I'll have to take a look. I thought maybe it was the name of that weird looking mouse 'mold or something. TED
  6. The following is from the Bronner's E-mail newsletter: "FREE SHIPPING! Order now and receive Free Economy shipping on in-stock orders of $50 or more in the continental U.S. (oversize charges extra). Enter code 823 at time of checkout or mention on phone order 800-361-6736. (Phones answered 9am-9pm Eastern Monday – Saturday and Noon-7pm Sunday). Offer expires 10/15/20 and is not valid with other offers, on prior or special orders, or for commercial, wholesale or custom ornament departments. CODE: 823" Enjoy! TED
  7. There have been a few discussions about this. I went through some of the old posts and found the one below. I know there are others if you want to take the time to search. (The actual search feature was not very helpful.) Meh....there's good and bad to switching. Rich I don't know what kind of a search you did there but you get the prize for posting the longest URL! FYI, most of that stuff is extraneous. All you need is ebay.com/itm/item# for example: https://www.ebay.com/itm/254482503280
  8. Mercari? I've never heard of Mercari. Am I the only one who hasn't heard of Mercari? What is it? Looking at the picture Scott posted it'll set you back right at $200 to get all 4. I think I'd just get out 4 of the big yellow Easter eggs and put some goggles on them. TED
  9. Wow, a green toy soldier! It's kinda funny that a toy soldier is way taller than Santa! Yeah that "red" has almost a purple tint to it. Yucky! What was the price? TED
  10. I kinda like those pumpkin lamp posts. (I think I'd also be inclined to change to 120V although not necessarily LED.) How much are they? TED The animated Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer is one of my all time favorite Christmas specials (along with the Charlie Brown Christmas). I like the Rudolf 'mold. I remember a few years ago a discussion about what new 'molds we'd like to see. I said the characters from Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. It would be nice if they made them all! TED
  11. I can remember the time not that long ago (a few years) when there were so many that I passed up some good ones even when they were on clearance because I already had them or because they weren't my favorite... $25 pumpkin pails (that sold and are still sold for $1 at walmart) yep yep yep... Shipping is the deal breaker nowdays. Frequently the cost of the shipping is more than the cost of the 'mold. Down here in the South there aren't that many 'molds at Estate sales and Garage sales but over time you can find a few. Unfortunately some of the Estate sale companies have fallen into the "all 'molds are rare and worth a fortune" mentality. I agree wholeheartedly with all 5 of you! TED
  12. For those of you who didn't see the original auction it was a pumpkin pail listed for $522. (It has since been changed to $25.) TED
  13. I'm glad you didn't toss those back when you thought they weren't worth anything. If it's the set I'm thinking of it's worth several hundred dollars more or less depending on condition. I think the best way to sell something like that is to take it to one of the Christmas conventions or gatherings. Even if there's not an official "swap meet" there are always people buying and selling amongst themselves. It's a great way to avoid shipping charges. Of course there probably aren't many (if any) of these things taking place with the current conditions. I think you are in an area where Christmas stuff is popular. There are probably buyers willing to pick up locally. TED
  14. If this sells I'm definitely going to start listing some pumpkin pails! https://www.ebay.com/itm/254394937383 I figure this was a typo but what is going on with pumpkin pails? There are a ton of currently produced pumpkin pails that sell in stores for $1 listed on eBay for $15-20 bucks or more! TED
  15. You could cut it with a jigsaw. I have cut a plastic barrel (55 gallon drum) with a jigsaw. It's hard to speculate on exactly what method would be best without actually seeing it. The barrel was about a quarter of an inch thick. Since a blowmold is substantially thinner a jigsaw may be overkill. It would be possible to cut a blowmold with a utility knife but that could go wrong in multiple ways many of which involve bodily injury. It really depends on how thick the plastic is on these particular 'molds. Being somewhat of a perfectionist it pains me to say this but keep in mind that your repair doesn't have to be "perfect" since it will be viewed from a distance. If you cut the "donor" section larger than the "hole" you are trying to patch so that it overlaps by an inch or so you will then have several options on how to fasten it (small screws, glue, etc). I was going to post some thoughts on plastic "welding" but I just read your post again. I thought you said you didn't know about soldering but now I see that you said the opposite. In any case I think that making the patch oversized is key. If you can post pictures of the 2 'molds maybe some of the other folks on here will have some ideas. TED P.S. Making one good 'mold from 2 broken up ones is great but I was just thinking that (depending on the damage) it might be possible to cut patches from plastic jugs or something similar and save them both.
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