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Well I was able to find yesterday 5 54" trees that I will wrap with 140ct red, green, & Cool White LEDs for 2011 display. Got them for 75% off or about 10 bucks each. And today got two large totes to put them in. Also got 25 green candy canes that will be converted to LED lamps in 2012 (its not in the budget for this year). So will run with the Icans for 1 yr. And a tote to store them in. Getting ready to order about 1K bucks worth of LEDs from CDI and one PC type LOR controller kit. Going to cut back spending a bit this year so we can take a Vacation this year.

Sorry I might have already mentioned the Candy Canes.

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kzaas wrote:

Bought 72 boxes of Clear 100 minis at Lowes at 60% off. Want to surround my yard with mini arches next year instead of the candy canes I've been using for 15 years.
Bought 50 more boxes of clear minis at Walmart today for 62 cents ea. Would have bought more but I'm out of money.

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I'm junking my 16 channel candy cane spinner pinwheel. Came up with a new cool project that will use 120 candy canes for 2011.

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kzaas wrote:

kzaas wrote:
Bought 72 boxes of Clear 100 minis at Lowes at 60% off. Want to surround my yard with mini arches next year instead of the candy canes I've been using for 15 years.
Bought 50 more boxes of clear minis at Walmart today for 62 cents ea. Would have bought more but I'm out of money.

Its worse yet when you have the money and pass up cases of blue,red,green and clear at 62 cents a box.I am at about 90% led and wont use incandecents.

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JBullard wrote:

I'm junking my 16 channel candy cane spinner pinwheel. Came up with a new cool project that will use 120 candy canes for 2011.
120 CC for a new project? Dang thats got to be something to see. IS it a CC mega tree? Using CC for light strings? Bet if each was its own circuit you could make some neat effects. Please let us know when you have videos of your CC project posted. I think this is going to be something to see.

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Jeffrey wrote:

Our Lowes received a pallet of Christmas stuff a week ago and I've been watching the inventory online ever since. This morning they went 75% off so I was there by 10 after 6. :D

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I think we are set with clear lights for the next few years. ;)

-Jeff

I am very jealous. I wonder if my Lowe's even had that many at the start of the season.

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I know the one i work at never had that many.. 75% off to you guys means 85% off to me.. .and there is jack squat at mine ;)

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Since Christmas I have purchased... 4 18' boxes of green rope light for my windows, 3 18' boxes of red rope light for my porch columns, and 10 boxes of 25 count C9 led warm whites for my 14' blue spruce, all from Ace for $5.00 each totaling $85.00

Oh yeah and also from Ace I bought 3 36" Lighted christmas Balls for $10.00 each totaling $30.00

Next I bought 2 48" standing deer from Menards for $10.00 each for a total of $20.00

And just this morning I bought 8 boxes of 25 count C9 LED Reds also for my spruce on ebay for $12.50 each for a total of $100.00

Grand Total for lights so far... $235.00

Estimated cost of 2 More LOR controllers... $335.00

One season into it and already upgrading to 48 channels... Priceless

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Jeff Millard wrote:

Bought more gas for the snowblower...

I thought your blower ran on your "natural" gas... ;)

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72 - LED light strings, (red, blue, and white) during a post new-year one day sale. Now, I'm waiting on the spring sale to pick a couple more controllers and maybe a couple more CCR's. Still don't have enough lights :D

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I bought 1 Lor PC controller card w/HD heat sinks & 1 8 channel controller card yesterday. That move ( 8 channel controller) freed up a waste of a 16 channel controllers. That PC card is my spare card now and so I now can use another 16 channel controller that was last years spare.

Now you might be saying "why did you not wait until the Lor reduction sale"? Well lets say the CAD. dollar drops by the time of the sale to say 93 cents, which in reality is 90 cents. Well that is $10.00 on every hundred with is $25.00 on $250.00. Now I loss only $2.50 on $250.00. It is like a sale right now in a sense, anyhow I had the money now & I may have spent it before the Feb. sale.

If I have money again by the Feb sale then I might buy a couple of more controllers.

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I couldn't resist the after Christmas sales! I only had LED's from the vendors here but at the prices I went overboard. I just hope they all hold up. Our climate is not so bad in Decemeber that I'm thinking I will be alright.

Landed: 96 Boxes, C6, 60CT for $2.99/box from Target, various LED colors. R/W/B
4 of the 42" LED Stars for $12.50/ea and 4 of the 17" LED Rope stars for $8.99/ea

Landed: 80 Boxes, M5, 60CT for $1.74/box Walmart, R & B LED. Will use these for my mini trees to add multiple color. Figure if they fail, easy fix as they'll be in the front yard. Did not see a flicker with these?

The target lights are def 1/2 wave, slight flicker. But what I noticed last night when hooking them up to LOR that there was NO flicker until I got down to 10%. Then I added a snubber to totally get rid of it.

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Guest Don Gillespie

Just another 1000 lights for a whopping $17.00 all Leds Home hardware clearing out their stock couldn't resist, still going to order from Paul in Feb, will buy new controllers from Dan in the summer

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I upped my lightcount from 10500 to 22400 lights. Some minis from walmart at 50% after Christmas and some led warm whites from Sam's Club. New Years Eve morning drove early in the morning in thick fog to a walmart I knew still had minis in stock for 75%. Also got more Snow-cicles at Shopko cheap, they were a big hit in my display.

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Well I hit it lucky here. Went to Lowes and lo and behold they were having a 90% off sale. Got 46 boxes of M5 - 50 ct LED at $1.10 a box, 12 40 ct led blue at the same price. Then went to my local Home Hardware store (all are independantly owned) and negotiated with the owner and got 75% off LED C6 70 and 35 count red and green for $3.00 per box for 70 ct and 1.50 a box for 35 ct. so I bought 30 boxes of 35 count and 16 boxes of 70 ct. Total spent $185 and upped my light count by 6,000 approximately. I like the 35 ct. because some of my windows are too small to use 2 -70 ct strings and others are too large for 3 - 70 ct. All these lights have a 3 year warranty. Canadians have to find local deals due to the added cost of shipping to Canada and customs clearance fees which make purchasing from the bulk sellers in the US expensive. Now if CDI or any other supplier wanted to set up a Canadian branch just contact me and I would be happy to oblige.

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Anyone in the market to buy, "Muilt-Colored 5mm GE ENERGY SMART LED Holiday lights"?

I bought them at a really good deal from Lowes earlier this year for $.45 a box. And I have about 80 boxes. I decided not to use them at all! My loss is your gain! They are all still in the box new! How about $36 for them all plus shipping! And I'll ship them the cheapest way I can!

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Geesh. Wish you were in Canada, I'd take them all but the shipping and import costs would be way too much.

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Mike Manzara wrote:

Geesh. Wish you were in Canada, I'd take them all but the shipping and import costs would be way too much.

road trip!!!

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Bought a ton of lights from different locations, all at huge discounts.

Got lucky 4 weeks after Christmas and scored some great lights for my parents. Home Depot's Martha Stewart lights were $14-$15 before Christmas, I got 33 boxes for $1 a piece to outfit my parents house in white LED icicles.

I love the deals...

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ny_yankee_25 wrote:

Anyone in the market to buy, "Muilt-Colored 5mm GE ENERGY SMART LED Holiday lights"?

I bought them at a really good deal from Lowes earlier this year for $.45 a box. And I have about 80 boxes. I decided not to use them at all! My loss is your gain! They are all still in the box new! How about $36 for them all plus shipping! And I'll ship them the cheapest way I can!


Sent you a pm.

MikeH

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To all who were interested in the Lights. Thanks for your responses. I'll have to get back to all of you at a later time. After my first post about them, We got hit with another 3ft of snow. The lights are in my garage, that I will not be getting into, anything soon. I hope once most melt by March, I can follow up with everyone's Pm's and comments, regarding pictures. I still have to take down my display. But with 5 miles of extension cords and the lights themselves, under FEET of snow, it will all have to wait. Sorry for the delay. I hope your still interested later, when I can get them out.



This is a picture of the snow we got the next day on Tuesday the 25th! There was 3ft that fell, on top of the 2 compacted ft that was alrighty there! And we have more coming tonight!


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Here is one with my display ALL MOST GONE!


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ny_yankee_25 wrote:

Here is one with my display ALL MOST GONE!


What are those on the lawn !?

Dave

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RaceMedic wrote:

ny_yankee_25 wrote:
Here is one with my display ALL MOST GONE!
What are those on the lawn !?

Dave

Look like those big plastic C9 bulbs you can buy...

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jimswinder wrote:

RaceMedic wrote:
ny_yankee_25 wrote:
Here is one with my display ALL MOST GONE!
What are those on the lawn !?

Dave

Look like those big plastic C9 bulbs you can buy...

Yep!

This is the before snow Picture. They stand 2' 6" tall


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