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I know some people hate em, but they're turning out to be a key part of my display, and I need a few more. I bet that Wally World will end up being the cheapest option in my neck of the woods. Typically you'll pay $10 for a 9 or 10 inch lighted pumpkin. I found these last night at Lowe's for $10 each. I look on ebay today and someone is asking for $24.99 each, plus $9 shipping:
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Goodwill. Especially if your area GWs are doing the color tag discounts. My areay GWs have a color of the week, 30% off Sun-Wed, then goes 50% off Thurs-Sat. The previous week's color is a flat 75% off the entire week after. Sunday the colors change over.

Problem is, you have hunt down any Halloween stuff like blow molds pretty fast. So I tend to drop in a few times a week at the stores I know stock Halloween hard (one store in particular takes in any holiday decor, while another will refuse donations of a specific season until the month of... up to individual store intake apparently). And I always walk the whole store just in case someone tucked a blow mold in the lamps or over in the furniture or clothes... :)


But by popping into a few GWs for a 10 minute check every week, I've been able to snap up over a dozen pumpkins, 3 of which are antiques and HUGE. I have one that is from the 80s, at least 2 feet tall and got him for $5 on discount. Got several great expressions and older ones and never paid over $3 and mostly got them for 50¢ to $1.

Don't forget to check Craigslist for yard sales too. I do a search for "halloween" ever other week and sometimes just drive through a neighborhood on Saturday morning on my way out to see. I've gotten some lovely things by pure chance.

And also check out the neighborhood-specific site Nextdoor. YOu can post that you're searching for plastic light up pumpkins and post a few pics of what you are looking for, and maybe someone will think of you if they're getting ready to throw them out or dump them in a yard sale. And do a search on there for "halloween" as well every so often. I have lucked into some this way too - someone posted that they cleaned out their garage and put a HUGE batch of Halloween "garbage" on their curb. FREE. 3 blow molds (ghost, witch and skull - all decent working condition), practically brand new fancy costumes (one was a dragon with a full body suit that retailed for over $100 new)...


But if you can't find any at all in your area, the most likely places retail would be: Walmart, At Home (usually have tons of different pumpkins), Target, JoAnns.
 

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Wow, great thinking! The Goodwills in my neck of the woods are... less than upscale, and less likely to have Halloween stuff, but you raise a lot of good places to check. Thanks for the details!

Goodwill. Especially if your area GWs are doing the color tag discounts. My areay GWs have a color of the week, 30% off Sun-Wed, then goes 50% off Thurs-Sat. The previous week's color is a flat 75% off the entire week after. Sunday the colors change over.

Problem is, you have hunt down any Halloween stuff like blow molds pretty fast. So I tend to drop in a few times a week at the stores I know stock Halloween hard (one store in particular takes in any holiday decor, while another will refuse donations of a specific season until the month of... up to individual store intake apparently). And I always walk the whole store just in case someone tucked a blow mold in the lamps or over in the furniture or clothes... :)


But by popping into a few GWs for a 10 minute check every week, I've been able to snap up over a dozen pumpkins, 3 of which are antiques and HUGE. I have one that is from the 80s, at least 2 feet tall and got him for $5 on discount. Got several great expressions and older ones and never paid over $3 and mostly got them for 50¢ to $1.

Don't forget to check Craigslist for yard sales too. I do a search for "halloween" ever other week and sometimes just drive through a neighborhood on Saturday morning on my way out to see. I've gotten some lovely things by pure chance.

And also check out the neighborhood-specific site Nextdoor. YOu can post that you're searching for plastic light up pumpkins and post a few pics of what you are looking for, and maybe someone will think of you if they're getting ready to throw them out or dump them in a yard sale. And do a search on there for "halloween" as well every so often. I have lucked into some this way too - someone posted that they cleaned out their garage and put a HUGE batch of Halloween "garbage" on their curb. FREE. 3 blow molds (ghost, witch and skull - all decent working condition), practically brand new fancy costumes (one was a dragon with a full body suit that retailed for over $100 new)...


But if you can't find any at all in your area, the most likely places retail would be: Walmart, At Home (usually have tons of different pumpkins), Target, JoAnns.
 
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