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Old 12-01-2016, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Last year I bought a new Christmas tree, made by a certain well established company that makes general electrical products . Very fancy lighting that had various options controlled by a foot pedal. It pooped out right around the end of the season.

This year I bought all new lights, but first have to remove all the old lights. Damn the electrical company and damn the Chinese person who wired the tree. I have spent at least 5 damn hours unstringing and cutting light cords from that tree...and it will be at least another hour or so before I am finished.

Trust me. Fancy is NOT better in terms of artificial pre-lit Christmas trees. (And, PS, in product reviews I see that others have had similar problems).
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Old 12-01-2016, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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What no warranty on the fancy lighting?
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Old 12-02-2016, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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What no warranty on the fancy lighting?
Oh yes. I had the option of shipping it to the company...at my expense.
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Old 12-02-2016, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Oh yes. I had the option of shipping it to the company...at my expense.
What is the shipping cost compared to the value of your labor for removing the old lights?
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Old 12-02-2016, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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or just buying a new tree?
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Old 12-02-2016, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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What is the shipping cost compared to the value of your labor for removing the old lights?
Considering how big and heavy the box of an 8' tree is...quite a bit.
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Old 12-02-2016, 12:41 PM
 
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This year I bought all new lights, but first have to remove all the old lights.
No. You buy another tree with no lights, to string those new lights on.
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Old 12-02-2016, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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No. You buy another tree with no lights, to string those new lights on.
Cost prohibitive.
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Old 12-02-2016, 06:21 PM
 
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Cost prohibitive.
Your labor hours are more so.
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Old 12-02-2016, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Your labor hours are more so.
For some people, perhaps.
When you're retired you have lots of time.
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