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    Default General Foam Blowmolds Factory sale in Tarboro, NC

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    General Foam has a factory in Tarboro that is open to the general public. I know they have Saturday hours through Christmas.

    General Foam Plastics
    501 Daniel St.
    Tarboro, NC 27886
    252) 824-1321

    Friends of ours (trying to get them addicted to synchronized lights) picked us up some blowmolds this past Saturday - 3 large camels, a "full size" shepherd and sheep, extra sheep. The camels were $18 each....I paid them the $86 they said it cost for everything they got for us. All new in boxes.

    It's cash and carry; no credit cards or checks.

    This was an Empire factory until General Foam recently bought them.

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    Default Re: General Foam Blowmolds Factory sale in Tarboro, NC

    jack thats not very far from me i never knew thay were there thanks do thay have a web site?


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    Default Re: General Foam Blowmolds Factory sale in Tarboro, NC

    This is neat. I'll have to plan a trip there soon. I was about to drive to Virginia to see their stuff.

    Here's the site http://www.genfoam.com/productsales/...mold/index.cfm

    They don't post a price list. When I asked for a price list they made an excuse that they can't give one out because they cannot guarantee how much inventory they will have from day to day. Hmmmmm .... a bit odd ..
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    Default Re: General Foam Blowmolds Factory sale in Tarboro, NC

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Stevens View Post
    All -

    General Foam has a factory in Tarboro that is open to the general public. I know they have Saturday hours through Christmas.

    General Foam Plastics
    501 Daniel St.
    Tarboro, NC 27886
    252) 824-1321

    Friends of ours (trying to get them addicted to synchronized lights) picked us up some blowmolds this past Saturday - 3 large camels, a "full size" shepherd and sheep, extra sheep. The camels were $18 each....I paid them the $86 they said it cost for everything they got for us. All new in boxes.

    It's cash and carry; no credit cards or checks.

    This was an Empire factory until General Foam recently bought them.
    I sent an email to Jennifer at the Virginia office and asked her about Tarboro. Here's what I got"


    Denny,

    They are open Saturdays only until 12 I believe. I spoke with the plant manager and he informed me that he didnít have a big selection left. You can try going but again, we have no list of inventory and prices. I am sorry for the inconvenience.

    Thanks,

    Jennifer Chrimes
    General Foam Plastics Corp.
    757-857-0153 ext. 234
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    Default Re: General Foam Blowmolds Factory sale in Tarboro, NC

    Great. I will be able to complete my Nativity. I just have to find a space to store it all after Christmas.

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    Default Re: General Foam Blowmolds Factory sale in Tarboro, NC

    I had my hand slapped by Beverly at General Foam. This is apparently supposed to be for Tarboro residents only.

    "Jack,
    We do not want to advertise our products for sale to the public. We have to be very careful not to make our customers - Kmart, Home Depot, Target, etc. - angry. They would not appreciate it if we sold the product to the public for less than they are selling it. We do not want it to be competitive. When we say local, we don't mean the Carolinas, we mean Tarboro residents. We wouldn't stop anyone from coming in but we do not want to advertise this sale.
    Thanks."

    OK, but apparently this is just "excess inventory" and I haven't seen what I bought at any of the stores she mentioned. If they had it, I would have bought it there. I don't disagree in not hurting their reseller's market but in this case I know of no other place I could have gotten what I got.

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    Default Re: General Foam Blowmolds Factory sale in Tarboro, NC

    I know many that have gone to this sale in the past and even driven up from FL for it.

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    Default Re: General Foam Blowmolds Factory sale in Tarboro, NC

    They have to be careful. They don't want to upset their "real" customers, which are the big-box stores, etc...

    Walmart would use something like this against General Foam to leverage a lower price...

    Just don't tell Beverly you told anyone else....
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    Default Re: General Foam Blowmolds Factory sale in Tarboro, NC

    We went today! The prices were unbelievable- Snoopy $21, igloo $8, penguin $7, 5 ft Santa $32, Bears $9, Nativity pieces, angles, Choir Girls $7, Nativity animals (sheep, donkey, & cow) $5, train & tender car $45 (I was so excited), extra tender cars $14, elves with presents, candy cane, sign and mailbox $12 each (I think), reindeer $14..... I was amazed and excited. Plus more.
    They said they will be open the next two Saturdays until noon. Also I found out they have a Halloween sale in October. From our house way up here it was about 1.5 hours if that.
    Honey, we need more, I can still see grass

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    Excellent. Thanks for keeping us posted on this one !
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    yep good thing its too far to go to... I would be so broke.

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    Question Re: General Foam Blowmolds Factory sale in Tarboro, NC

    Does the sale in Tarboro end this weekend Dec. 17th? Or did it end last weekend?

    Does the plant in Norfolk have a sale as well?

    Thanks for any information.

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    Default Re: General Foam Blowmolds Factory sale in Tarboro, NC

    Quote Originally Posted by dhighsmith View Post
    Does the sale in Tarboro end this weekend Dec. 17th? Or did it end last weekend?
    Sorry, I don't know.

    Quote Originally Posted by dhighsmith View Post
    Does the plant in Norfolk have a sale as well?

    Thanks for any information.
    They apparently only do it for a week or so. They don't want to upset their distribution channel. I'd buy through that channel (WalMart, KMart, Sears, etc.) if I could, but none of them seem to carry these items. At least, I haven't seen them in the stores, and Sears isn't that local to me, except under the KMart name.

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    Default Re: General Foam Blowmolds Factory sale in Tarboro, NC

    Okay -- just so that I can make some plans for this coming season (never hurts to start planning ahead).... Can anyone tell me approximately when the Christmas sales START in Tarboro and Norfolk? If no one knows for sure, do you think they would tell me if I called say....early this coming October? I live in southern Indiana so this will be a trip for me but I'm too excited NOT to go at least once! I too would purchase these molds if they were available at my local stores but they are not! Thank you! Karen

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    Default Re: General Foam Blowmolds Factory sale in Tarboro, NC

    kat i may be able to help im only 40 miles from tarboro when the sale starts in dec i can go by and take pictures of items and text them to you if you have any idea of what you wish to have let me know we can discuss in detail al and some of the guys here have met me id love to help if i can


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