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Cheap Plastic Tiki @ Big Lots
Traitor Vic
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Joined: Jan 02, 2003
Posts: 428
From: Greenville, SC
Posted: 2004-04-24 12:11 am   Permalink

Got a call yesterday from a freind who says "They Got Tiki Stuff at Big Lots." So I go and check it out, right? Yeah they got "Tiki Stuff" but it's all Plastic.

Not that Plastic is Bad or anything, but... What they've got is Inflatable Tiki Totems, Acrylic Hurricane Glasses with Tikis printed on 'em, Plastic Tiki Tumblers (good for sippin' orange or grapefruit juice from on the deck in June, I suppose... maybe), Tiki Lamps and Tropical Swizzle Sticks.

These items appeared to be of the "Made For Sale at Big Lots" variety as opposed to the "Made For Sale At Expensive Department Stores and, Unfortunately, For Sale at Big Lots" variety. I, of course, prefer the former, being the Huge Fan of Honesty that I am.

Anyhow... The Swizzle Sticks are pretty cool! I haven't measured them with a ruler but I have found that that they are long enough to poke from the top of most Tiki Farm mugs. In a set of 20 (for only $1.99) you get 5 Tikis, 5 Palm Trees, 5 Unidentifiable Flowers, and 5 Flamingos. Not very useful for most Tiki Bars but for the fact that the 5 Tikis are pretty cool.

They also have Tiki Lights! Really Large (Considering...) Patio Lights shaped and "painted" like tikis. These are, actually, pretty cool. Check 'em out.

Also... Everyone needs to shop at T.J.Maxx, Marshall's, Ross. I've checked them all out lately. Haven't bought anything, but have noticed that they have some pretty serious Tiki Stuff these days.


 
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rocky
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Joined: Mar 20, 2004
Posts: 16
From: Rochester
Posted: 2004-04-25 08:08 am   Permalink

Yep, scored a set of Tiki lights at Big Lots yesterday. They have the larger lamps so put out an exceptional amount of light.

 
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spy-tiki
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Joined: May 11, 2003
Posts: 732
From: glendale, ca
Posted: 2004-04-25 9:28 pm   Permalink

Here's a previous thread with pics of the swizzles:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=8600&forum=5&6

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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3813
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2004-06-03 8:26 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-04-25 08:08, rocky wrote:
Yep, scored a set of Tiki lights at Big Lots yesterday. They have the larger lamps so put out an exceptional amount of light.



I got some, too, although diappointingly my Big Lots didn't have the tiki candles.


 
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k'eli
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Joined: Feb 24, 2004
Posts: 25
From: laguna
Posted: 2004-06-04 1:23 pm   Permalink

Another place I have found it the 99 cent store (at times) - but also don't forget to check out your local Salvation Army and/or Goodwill stores - it is amazing what can be found (i.e., hawaiian shirts, lamps, etc.) no guarantee, but do keep those in mind.

 
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