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A new year a new thread. There are still ongoing clearance sales off and on on some of the halloween items from last year. Check the Outlet section for Halloween as well as the regular Halloween Haven area.

Great deal on the Gemmy spot lights at $7.20 with coupon. Also picked up the Halloween cake plate for $24.99 with the coupon. The cake plate only ships out 8/8/16.

Coupon code Take20April expires tonight (4/10/16).

Does anyone know if your credit card gets charged if the items are not shipping out for months?

Did Grandin Road used to except PayPal? Didn't see it listed for payment on order page.
 

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Does anyone know if your credit card gets charged if the items are not shipping out for months?

Did Grandin Road used to except PayPal? Didn't see it listed for payment on order page.
Nearly all companies wait until items ship to charge, so I would expect that to also be the case regarding Grandin Road.

They accepted PayPal for a little while, quit, went back to it, and I have no clue what the case may be at the moment.
 

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Thanks for the head's up on the spotlights!! That is a great price :) I snagged a few for my yard display...spotlights go fast around here.. once they hit the store shelfs they are almost immediately gone! And there are never any left to be on sale after the holidays!! I'm so happy to have some more for such a great price
 

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Nearly all companies wait until items ship to charge, so I would expect that to also be the case regarding Grandin Road.

They accepted PayPal for a little while, quit, went back to it, and I have no clue what the case may be at the moment.

It appears that I was charged for the items shipping in August. I'm going to call Grandin Road tomorrow to inquire. I'll let people know what the customer service representative says.
 

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Thanks for the head's up on the spotlights!! That is a great price :) I snagged a few for my yard display...spotlights go fast around here.. once they hit the store shelfs they are almost immediately gone! And there are never any left to be on sale after the holidays!! I'm so happy to have some more for such a great price

My pleasure, I was so excited when I came across them! The price is less then wholesale on them (I ordered them for the garden centre I help manage from Sunstar last year).
 

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AWESOME!

Just scanned through and will be ordering the Venetian Victoria because i've been dying to get one for a while. I also have my eyes on the swinging bats! Those will be perfect to attach to my Spirit Halloween display trees I picked up last year!
 

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It appears that I was charged for the items shipping in August. I'm going to call Grandin Road tomorrow to inquire. I'll let people know what the customer service representative says.
They do what a lot of companies do on out of stock items being ordered. They don't officially charge your credit card for the amount...so you won't get a bill to pay yet until it actually ships...but what the companies do is put a hold on your card for the amount so that funds will be available when the order does come in. They don't want to be stuck with someone who committed to buy and they maybe increase their order from the vendor and then you can't pay when the mdse is ready to,ship. The effect is that your available credit on your card will be decreased by the order amount but you won't incur any interest on the amount during the pre-ship time and as mentioned you won't need to pay until it does.

I've ordered a number of items from GR due to ship months out from when ordered over the years and this is how it's always been. Just makes it something you need to figure in when reconciling your credit card each month until the charge gets put through at ship.
 

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Thanks for the heads up Spinechiller. Ended up ordering the eyeball orb set that Hilda did such great things with last year. They sold out early last year before I pulled the trigger so I'll be happy to get a set when they ship in July (anticipated 7/11). When I put them in my cart a message popped up that they were in limited quantity...so heads up anyone interested in them.

I also checked RetailMeNot.com before ordering and saw that a number of people successfully used a coupon code today that gave you 10% off AND Free Shipping. Not sure how long it will be valid. While not 20% like using the Take20April Code, it worked out better on the bottom line for me. Only got 2.90 off the orbs but the shipping would have been 8.00 I think, so only ended up paying 26.10. I know other people have mentioned other coupon sites but I have had good luck with RetailMeNot for a number of stores and wanted to remind you guys to also check them.


.....Just went to close the GR website after completing my order and see that they have a new offer on the site. Basically same as the RetailMeNot one--Anniversary Savings, 10% off plus free shipping (standard ground), Code APRIL2016. The offer is valid through 4/25 at 11:59pm EDT. Guess they took down the 20% off offer at midnight EDT so if you missed it you're still in luck to save some money.

Thanks to you guys also added 3 red spotlights (Christmas sale area). I bought some white ones last year for signage at the same sale price which is by far the best you'll probably see. Pretty sure these are the older version spotlights that are just a static light (not like the newer ones that give you solid and optional flashing mode--which cost more too for the option). Still for the price hard to pass up.
 

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Thanks for the heads up!

I was going to buy the Haunted Ash Urn, but then saw the Haunted Reveal Clock and I liked that better. I don't know if it was on sale or not, but seemed like a good deal for $49. And even less with the coupon code.

Thanks again!
 

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AWESOME!

Just scanned through and will be ordering the Venetian Victoria because i've been dying to get one for a while. I also have my eyes on the swinging bats! Those will be perfect to attach to my Spirit Halloween display trees I picked up last year!

OOOH do you mind me asking how much you got the display trees for?? I wanted them so badly, but my husband said no :( due to limited storage...I have been curious what they went for after Halloween! No worries if you don't want to disclose
 

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They have a couple tombstones I really want but I just can't justify the expense especially with what the fence is going to cost for the whole project. Most of my Halloween budget is getting sucked up by it but once it's done it'll be good for many years.
 

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The coupon code offering now is 10% plus free shipping. Still works out well because they charge so much for shipping. I ordered the Window Crasher Ghosts. I finally decided to spend the money on them last year and they had sold out!
 

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OOOH do you mind me asking how much you got the display trees for?? I wanted them so badly, but my husband said no :( due to limited storage...I have been curious what they went for after Halloween! No worries if you don't want to disclose
Not at all! We are pretty familiar with our local Spirit management so they cut us a deal and we picked up two of the trees for $100 a piece(I think they were regularly 200 a piece). We also got a few pieces from their zombie subway theme. For 50 bucks we got two of the subway lamp posts with orbs and the arch part of it (i'm planning on using it for a graveyard entrance way). They also threw in three of their fabric torches in for like $25. So, two large trees, two lamp posts, an arch and three torches for less than $300.

We were told by our regional Spirit Halloween contact that the trees were only worth it if you bought the original design which consisted of an internal metal frame. He said they originally started out with those but then they realized how expensive they were to make so they went back and designed the rest with a cheap plastic frame. Luckily, our store had the metal design. The good thing is they break down VERY easily and are actually very easy to store away, surprisingly.

And this is unrelated but he also said that Spirit will be cutting back on the secondary themed displays next to the costumes because they saw a huge dip in sales of children's costumes because kids would be too scared to go back there. -insert MAJOR eyeroll here-:rolleyes:
 

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They have a couple tombstones I really want but I just can't justify the expense especially with what the fence is going to cost for the whole project. Most of my Halloween budget is getting sucked up by it but once it's done it'll be good for many years.
I looked at those too but if i'm not mistaken they aren't very large so I wound up not getting them.
 

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The coupon code offering now is 10% plus free shipping. Still works out well because they charge so much for shipping. I ordered the Window Crasher Ghosts. I finally decided to spend the money on them last year and they had sold out!
Ooo...I really hated these things. They weren't that great & incredibly overpriced. I bought a couple at Walmart last year for less than $20 each & ended up selling them because they just weren't that great & the noisemaker was on the half that was inside. They were basically stuffed things with suction cups & not very large.

I hope you like them better than I did. Though IMHO they're overpriced even on sale.
 

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The coupon code offering now is 10% plus free shipping. Still works out well because they charge so much for shipping. I ordered the Window Crasher Ghosts. I finally decided to spend the money on them last year and they had sold out!
Those caught my eye. Very nice! I don't have the "right" windows for them.
 

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Ooo...I really hated these things. They weren't that great & incredibly overpriced. I bought a couple at Walmart last year for less than $20 each & ended up selling them because they just weren't that great & the noisemaker was on the half that was inside. They were basically stuffed things with suction cups & not very large.

I hope you like them better than I did. Though IMHO they're overpriced even on sale.
I know the ones made for Wal-Mart were smaller. I saw the GR ones at a friend's house and really liked them. Hopefully they are the same as last year's batch.

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Grandin Road is overpriced garbage
You're very brave. HA! I think it is overpriced, too. I think they began to advertise in Martha Stewart's magazine and that would explain it. But some nice, basic decorative items are there. Someone above mentioned the cake platters-those are nice-quite festive!
 
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