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JF1993

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Does anybody know where to find some cheap orange and purple led strings. I wanted to see if the dollar store gets some led strings this year, but usually they only get incandescent Christmas/Halloween lights.

P.S. I'm just looking for some short strings so I can line the edge of my tombstones.

Thanks in advance

JF1993

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I bought my purple LED's, 35 ct string at Big Lots for around $3.99-$4.99 price range. Very bright, but they are of the button type LED. I haven't seen any Orange LED's at Big Lots to date I got mine at Walgreen's several years ago and they have never carried the ones I bought, the Orange LED M5 type since. :(

Big Lots usually starts putting out their Halloween lights around early to mid August. The purple LED's I got though were in their Christmas Decor area, which usually gets put out about 1-2 weeks after they've got their Halloween decor out.

Kind of hoping they may get Orange LED strings in this year so I can replace all my Orange incans with them that I have in my styrofoam tombstones.

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Thanks for the help. I'll let you know if I come across any orange leds, but it looks like it's going to be a couple of weeks before anyone starts stocking their Halloween sections. I'm going to check Walmart first, because I live about an hour from Big Lots and Walmart is right down the street. Thanks again and I'll get back to you on those orange leds.

JF1993

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Don't recall seeing LED, just incans, but if you have a Garden Ridge nearby, they already have a lot of their Halloween decor out, including Blowmolds and other goodies. They did tell me when I visited mine they would be getting some more stuff in, but wasn't sure exactly when it would come. That was about 2 weeks ago when I visited them to see what they had available.

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Saw them at Wally World last year. LED M5's

I checked with my local stores too, no Halloween LED strings that I could find, all purple or orange incans. :(

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hmmm... I've actually never been to a Garden Ridge before. How are the prices there?

Depending on what you get, they are a bit higher than K-Mart on their Blowmolds, but they, Garden Ridge, usually has a wider selection available. Just know I bought a ghost holding a jack o lantern at K-Mart for $19.99, Garden Ridge has the same exact one this year for $29.99. But K-Mart could be the same price this year with the cost of things going up.

But Garden Ridge usually has a fairly decent selection of Halloween and Christmas stuff, just their prices may be slighter higher than other retailers selling the same item, so it pays to shop around. Some items I've only seen specifically at Garden Ridge, in that case, if you want it, get it there when you see it, otherwise it may be gone by the time you go back for it.

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I bought abt 80boxes of orange M5s from BigLots @ .50/box after Halloween last year. they are just cheap China lights that were $5/box, but dim perfectly, which was a real surprise..

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Wow TJ, you sure lucked out there with those M5 Orange LED strings!

All I have ever seen at the local Big Lots stores are Orange and sometimes a few Purple incandescents.

I've never found any Halloween 35 or 50 ct LED strings at my BL stores. Maybe they might get some this year, but usually right after Halloween they don't seem to have much left lightwise that go on sale.

At least they didn't last year,

I was there the next morning to see what, if anything, they may have had on clearance. Found mostly "junk", stuff that was either severely damaged/broken so badly it may not even be possible to repair.

BTW: Every "Christmas" LED string I've ever bought from Big Lots has always dimmed and worked very well with LOR and I've been using them for years, even BEFORE LOR! And they're holding up better than those I paid a much higher price for at the Bigger Box retail stores like Home Depot, Lowes, Target or K-Mart! :blink:

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Looked for purple LEDs myself last year retail, and there was not much to be found compared to years prior...

Murphy's law, once you need it... can't find it :)

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Target had some last year after Halloween. They were the faceted globe style. I bought a dozen of the 50ct for $4 ea. They dim OK until you have more than 2 strands connected, which is nicely solved with a little resistive load added to the circuit.

Edit: These were purple LED style. If memory serves, they had some orange ones in the same style as well.

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