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  1. gizmo

    hello colorado

    Thanks for all you input...I really just want to get rid of them and try to get something for my efforts. Originally was just going to trash them due to age, but thought I would see if there is interest.
  2. gizmo

    hello colorado

    yes the boards are blue and I did solder them myself put in boxes I bought and added 6' cords looked around and saw a few ads that are asking $150 but I'm not sure what older controllers should go for. does $150 seam OK or should I be around $100?
  3. gizmo

    hello colorado

    they are about 9 years old I assembled them from kits I bought the over a 1 year period and not sure which ones I made first they were only used for 1 season (well 4 of them for 1 season) the rest never got used, we moved states after the first year and I fell out of doing my display since almost nothing worked on the second house and never got them out of the moving boxes. recently needed space so started going through the boxes and here we are don't know how to tell what gen they are found a # on the first one I dug out CTB16DV6
  4. gizmo

    hello colorado

    don't know if anyone still looks here but......im selling my LOR controllers if anyone is interested email me [email protected]
  5. THIS AD HAS EXPIRED!

    • For Sale
    • Used

    I have 6 LOR 16 channel controller with high power heat sinks in enclosures with cords $150 each also have a show director $100 Everything is about 10 years old, however only used for one season, some never used, I got my display set up and then moved and never got around to converting to the new house. Price does not include shipping. email me if you have questions ******no responses is my price out of line? make me a fair offer*****

    $150.00

    Denver, Colorado - US

  6. This classified ad is COMPLETED!

    • For Sale
    • Used

    I have 6 LOR 16 channel controller with high power heat sinks in enclosures with cords $150 each also have a show director $100 Everything is about 10 years old, however only used for one season, some never used, I got my display set up and then moved and never got around to converting to the new house. Price does not include shipping. email me if you have questios

    $150.00

    Denver, Colorado - US

  7. Scot i hope you got the controllers you needed and this does not step on you post (too much) I needing LOR DC controllers (9 of them) i have several LOR AC controllers im willing to trade (these were kits and are assembled with cords and enclosure) or i will sell the AC controllers.......and buy new DC anyone interested please see Scot Meyers post first
  8. has anyone who prepaid been contacted about the extra lights we were promissed? I did not buy verymany lights so i expect to be at the end however i thought i would have received something asking me about my bonus lights.
  9. Im interested in 2 of them Please let me know if you decied to sell and what the price is.
  10. I have $250 (10 @$25 each) im looking to turn into cash. Im willing to take $200.00 for all or $20 per card i will pay shipping and PP fees. If interested PM me. scott
  11. terry and i have contacted the seller to try and get a sample to see how they compare to other retros his have 3 LEDs and others i have have 5 LEDs will post with results if samples are obtained scott
  12. did not see any c6 on white wire did i miss them or are there none available?
  13. fomwhat i found if you buy bulbs by the time shipping gets added its more expensive. what i do with my old strings is recycle them, i get about $.30 a string and i donate it to a food bank (church sponsered)
  14. best source i found is to buy multi color strings at the after christmas sales (get them or about $.50) and pull the colors you want switch the base
  15. im up and running 48 channels with 3 MM LED flood lights. seqs were borrowed and sadjusted....nothing too special but not bad for my first year LOR. Watch out next year!!!! scott PM me if you want m address to visit.....dont want to post it
  16. which form is the place to put just a general question?
  17. has anyone else had there FM transmitter interfer with their garage door opener? when im transmitting my car transmitters do not work? Im going to see if a different radio freq will help.
  18. I wanted to extend a thanks to everyone who answered a stupid question of mine over the last few years. I finally got my first controlled display going (48 channels). to all the computer people who understand how all this stuff works thanks for in many cases WALKING me key stroke by keystrok through things...thanks to all who sold me lights in mid july for great prices and thanks to all who post sequences we who run out of time can use. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL Scott
  19. I just won an ebay auction for 15 of these timmers and only want 5 so im selling the extra for $15 each +PP+shipping These are used If you buy more than one i will discount pm me if interested scott
  20. In looking for a buzz box and have a bunch of HD gift cards ($25 each)...I get a lot of gift cards from my family (they will NOT send $$ through the mail). If you have one and really want $$$ how much? scott
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