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Holiday Projectors

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Too many to count.
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    Pittsburgh, PA
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    I own a holiday projector website, holidayprojectors.com, which I have been operating for 15 years now.
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    Sports, my family, and my product development and sourcing business
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    I am Clark Griswold. Along with decorating my house in all white mini lights, C-7s and icicle lights, I wrap about 30-40 pine trees about 30-40 ft up each tree. Of course I have the obligatory inflatables, pathway markers and my Pittsburgh Stelers Santa being projected from my EZ UP projector.

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    Hi Folks, We are doing some last minute liquidations for 2019. We have the following items that we can ship same day at a ridiculous savings 10 Watt RGB Flood Lights - 60 available $10 piece. We are selling these in lots of 6. These units are all brand new, have heavy duty ground stakes and remotes. You would probably need to supply your own battery. LEDs are COBY, not some generic Chinese crap. 20 Watt RGB Floods - 19 available. Same as above Any of the above are $60 for a case of 6. Yes, this is a steal, but we are getting ut of this category and want to move these out. We can probably ship them anywhere in the country for $20. We also have modular commercial grade dual head RGB floods like the picture shows. These are super heavy duty commercial grade and are very bright. We have 17 - dual 30 watt lights left and 6 of the dual 80 watt lights left. The 30 watts are $50 each and the 80 watt are $75 each. We paid $135 and $237.00 for these so this is quite the discount. Shipping would be calculated depending on how many are in an order. If anyone wants to make a take all offer we are all ears. Thanks, Dan


    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - US

  2. Here you go, sorry I'm on vacation at the moment. Thanks, Dan http://www.bronners.com/product/wire-frame-camel-lighted-silhouette-shape.do
  3. They are 39" tall x 60" wide. I'd like $80 each, they were $125 each. They are brand new, never used. Thanks, Dan
  4. I have two brand new camels for sale, bought them at Bronners.com. You can check them out there. They have are in the sitting position. Let me know if you are interested. Thanks, Dan
  5. Hi everyone, I have 10 open box or slight used Mr. Christmas Musical laser projectors for sale. They are $125 each. They are first come first serve, please email me at [email protected] or message me through the forum if you have any interest. These usually sell pretty fast. Thanks, Dan
  6. Hi, Yes, I am referring to next year. There will not be any more of these products going forward. To see the laser projector, go to www.holidayprojectors.com. It is the first projector on the page. You can see videos of it there as well. Thanks, dan
  7. Hi everyone, Just in case anyone is interested, I was informed by the folks at Mr. Christmas that they will no longer be producing their projector line. This includes the Panoramic projector, Lights and Sounds of Christmas controller, Musical Laser Projector, etc...I was fortunate enough to be able to buy all of their existing inventory. If anyone is interested in purchasing any amount, please email or PM me and I will be more than happy to work out a good deal for them. They always did a great job with their projectors and it is a shame that they will no longer be producing that line. My email is [email protected] Thanks, Dan
  8. Hi, I sell three different types of snow flake projectors on my website www.holidayprojectors.com. Please give us a try. Dan
  9. oops, sorry not for free. $20 for the 400 count and $10 for the 200 count. Thanks for pointing that out.
  10. Hi everyone, I have approximately 50 new boxes of 400 ct. white commercail minis for sale. If anyone is interested please let me know.
  11. Hi, I sell these on my website, HolidayProjectors.com. They are a little pricey but pretty cool. The laser light is surprisingly stable and it is a very well made projector. My biggst concern would be someone stealing it. Tka ecare, Dan
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