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Thread: OttLite @ JoAnns vs. Menards

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    Senior Member Gramma B's Avatar
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    I found a terrific bargain at Mendards. I've been wanting an Ottlite floor lamp to place over my shoulder so I can see better. $150 @ Joanns, even at 40% off this past weekend, they were $90. I went with my husband shopping for lighting for his shop. Found this floor lamp that looked exactly like the Ottlite; uses same bulb. Are you ready for this... I paid $23.45 for it! Love it!

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    Congras!! Now what is Menards??? Been wanting one so bad also!

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    did you post a picture? Yes, bargains can be found elsewhere. I bought my Ottlite at Office Depot, it was regular price at 62.00, then I had a coupon for $15.00 off. It's the nice big floor lamp that you can configure any which way. Sometimes the best deals are in places we'd least expect!
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    This is a picture of the box, and the light. Menards is a hardware store like Home Depot and Lowe's. I didn't look at Lowe's for this; Menards is usually cheaper.

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    I bought a off brand floor lamp like this at Big Lots several months back. $29.00.

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    Oooooooo Featherweight....i like your blue FW.
    I just acquired a white one last week !
    Thanks for clearing up the Menards info that it's an store, will have to look at the other places for one.

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    I've gotten two (one an ott light & the other an ott-type light) at Tuesday Morning for great prices. Both at times I haven't been looking for them. You had a great find!

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    I have this identical light, also from Menard's. I LOVE it!!! It gives lots of great light over a nice sized area. I find myself taking it with me as I move to the ironing area from the sewing machine area.

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    For those of you asking what Menard's is, it is an all purpose type "lowes" type of store, but is regional to the northern midwest region. Large chain in Wisconsin, etc.

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    I have 2 floor lamps from Big Lots, too! You got a great deal at Menard's :)

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    The Ott light is very simiar to the brand you bought for regular sewing. Where the Ott light is different is in Cross Stitching. There are SO MANY colors of floss, the Ott lite shows the true color, as if you were out in the sun. The bulbs are very expensive. I don't know if your light is True Sun or not, but it probably doesn't matter if you are not doing Cross Stitch. I use both, but only the Ott for Cross Stitch.

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    I've bought 3-4 of the lights from Menards. I got my for 19.99 a couple of years ago. Gave one to my mom for Mothers day that year. I also bought extra bulbs, just incase they burned out before I could get to town to purchase another. Still haven't had to use them.

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    I bought an ott light at Costco. It was $19.99.. I actually got 2 of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripped on Scotch
    I bought an ott light at Costco. It was $19.99.. I actually got 2 of them
    Good price. Tuesday morning is another good place to watch for them.

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    sigh..... I wish I could use the OTT Light..... I bought one a few years ago for my MIL ( back when they were first out.. paid BIG BUCKS for it too) She loved it!!!! From what I understand from my Opthamologist & Migraine Dr. These Ott lights give off a blue light , thus making it more like real sunlight... Herein lies my problem with the light. My eyes are sensitive to the Blue UV of natural sun light and the OTT lights... I Have to wear the Blue Blocker sunglasses if out side any length of time or I end up with a MEGA migraine. With in Minutes of being in the same room with MIL OTT light.. I have the beginnings of a migraine.... sigh..... I wish I wish... but I just can't... the migraines just make it impossible to tolerate.

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    Yup. I bought a similar lamp to the Ott at Fred Meyers in Washington state. Works great and a third of the price. I have one for my sewing table and one that is a floor model. Same type of bulb but also much less, I think they are about $8.00 :D

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    Thank you ladies for all the options of stores where I can look for the Ott-type lamp here in AZ. When I sit down with coffee and read every ones postings It's like we're all sitting around the table having coffee and swapping the latest sales and unbelievable finds.

    Thank You...Andie :D

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