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How Much Did You Spend On Fireworks For The 4th?  
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5331 times:

With those of us members here in the States celebrating Independence Day (July 4th), fireworks are a typical part of a July 4th. Whether you go down to a professional display or shoot some off where you live (regardless of the legality), that's part of what makes July 4th what it is.

To quote from a Simpsons episode: Celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small
part of it.

So how many of my fellow members went out and bought some fireworks and how much  dollarsign  did you spend on them?

I spent about $38 on a nice assortment of the "safe and same" fireworks (In Georgia, any explosive firework is banned. They just allowed the non-explosive ones in a few years back.).

Man I wish I had some bottle rockets.....

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User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2875 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5327 times:

Costs to much to drive hours on end to buy fireworks for here, so I contributed $0


LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5321 times:

Just made some home-made 'fireworks'... thats about it...nothing too fancy.

User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5320 times:

$0, since we can't buy them in Arizona. We can uy those popping things that make noise when they hit the ground, but that's it.

User currently offlineCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5313 times:

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 3):
since we can't buy them in Arizona.

Nonsense, with a trip to the hardware store and $7, you can wake up the whole neighborhood.  Big grin


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4128 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5308 times:

None this year since I won't have any time to do it.

Fireworks are legal only in some cities in SoCal; although a small trip to Downtown LA (or even Mexico if you're up for it) is enough to get some of the big guns.



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User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5308 times:

About 40$.....20$ for each kid  crazy 



Had to talk them out of the 6 foot rockets at first  crazy  And i finally got them to settle for the standards : sparklers, popems, the dreaded "Smoke bombs" (ill regret those), and a few other goodies.



Shannon Big grin


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5303 times:

Quoting Coz (Reply 4):
Nonsense, with a trip to the hardware store and $7, you can wake up the whole neighborhood.

What are you using?  mischievous 

And welcome back.


User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5299 times:

I dropped like 100 bucks last year, but its about 40 or so this year.
I spent more on booze.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5296 times:

Quoting Coz (Reply 4):
Nonsense, with a trip to the hardware store and $7, you can wake up the whole neighborhood. Big grin

I'm sure you're probably the type to pull a "Jackass" style stunt involving fireworks....

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 3):
We can uy those popping things that make noise when they hit the ground, but that's it.

Those are fun if you're like 10 or at times act like you're 10.

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 1):
Costs to much to drive hours on end to buy fireworks for here, so I contributed $0

Even with the "safe and sane" fireworks being legal, folks here still drive over to Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina for the good stuff.

I was reading the other day how all of the fireworks shops that are literally right across the border in Alabama are hurting this year because of the drought. I guess folks don't want to risk getting arrested and/or fined for fireworks this year (There are some cities around here that passed emergency laws banning the sale of the "safe and sane" fireworks and at least one town has threatened to fine folks $500 if they are cited for violating the law banning the lighting of fireworks.) The State Fire Marshall in Alabama banned the sale of bottle rockets, which probably does hurt sales.

For many years, my dad would go on vacation in June to the Florida Panhandle and would always pick up a nice amount of fireworks for the Fourth.


User currently offlineGunships From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 574 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5278 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Thread starter):
How Much Did You Spend On Fireworks For The 4th?

About $100.00. I've got some friends and relatives in town for the holiday and we all pitched in some money.

 bomb   flamed 


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5269 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Thread starter):
So how many of my fellow members went out and bought some fireworks

I'd say very few of us did since they are illegal in most all states....



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineGunships From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 574 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5262 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 11):
I'd say very few of us did since they are illegal in most all states....

For Idaho:

CONSUMER FIREWORKS
Specifically Permitted Non-aerial fireworks devices, such as ground spinners, fountains, sparklers, smoke devices, or snakes.
Specifically Prohibited Any fireworks not specifically permitted, such as firecrackers, jumping jacks, or similar products.
Selling Period Midnight, June 23 through midnight, July 5 Midnight December 26 through midnight January 1 May be regulated by local jurisdictions as to dates allowed.
License Required to import fireworks into the state. Fee may be required.
Retail Sales Permit Apply to local authorities, $25 fee may be required, valid for one year.

(The illegal variety are still available if you sign a release stating you won't light them off within the state... sarcastic  )


User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5259 times:

Zero. I hate those damned things. People have been shooting them off around here for days. My cats will be scared, I'll have to keep the windows closed all night, and tomorrow I'll have to pick up all the crap on the street and in my yard.

Goddammit, you kids, get the hell off my property!  old 



But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5255 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 11):

I'd say very few of us did since they are illegal in most all states....

Gotta love living in TX Big grin


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5242 times:

$40 and I got burned on my thumb. My sister spent like 70 and I managed to have a multiple one go for like 15 sec- 45 sec.

I woke the neighbors in my apartment complex with the poppers at 11PM, so I dropped half the bag and I woke up from people driving over them. I'm buying 6 of those poppers and 200 dollars worth next year.

Hunter



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlinePWM2TXLHopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1353 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5239 times:

Here in Maine, I spend $0 on fireworks because they are illegal with the exception of sparklers, and caps (for cap guns) and the law says I can't have them without facing the risk of arrest! If you're caught in the act of setting off a firecracker in Maine you can be arrested! Or ticketed if not caught in the act. If you're caught smuggling in fireworks from New Hampshire, than it might as well be cocaine, because if you have more than a couple hundred dollars worth of merchandise than it's gets elevated to a felony charge! The State Police actually send undercover agents to stake out nearby New Hampshire firework stores parking lots for customers coming over from Maine..They arrest them when they come back into Maine.

Maine is one of the eleven "Nanny" States with the view that the everyday Joe is too stupid to handle the responsibility and judgement required to safely set of consumer fireworks. They also have no confidence in the everyday Joe to except fault for his own misjudgement if he foolishly blows off an arm or finger! Plus, every year around this time when the subject of fireworks comes around, you're always hearing about all the kids who are being saved from loosing an eye to a stray bottle rocket, or scarred by horrible burns that disfigure them for life and make them wretched freaks that even an internet bride from Russia wouldn't marry!. It's funny though, where are all these child victims in nearby New Hampshire where fireworks have long been legal? Is there a disproportionate amount of them hidden from public eye there?

When I was a kid, I use to go spend the summers in Mississippi where fireworks sales were legal. I'd UPS several hundred dollars worth back home to Maine, and then I'd hawk them off for three times the price to my fellow Junior High School students! I remember one time I even flew home with loads of fireworks stuffed into the socks in my checked luggage on NW MSY-MEM-BOS. I was only 13, and boy was that probably pretty stupid! I'm glad my dad never found out or I would have been dead! It's been 14 years and I've still got some leftovers that work that I found at my parents house. Will be shooting those off tonight! For those of you fortunate to live in states where fireworks are legal, have a good time tonight!

[Edited 2007-07-05 02:50:32]

[Edited 2007-07-05 02:51:33]

[Edited 2007-07-05 02:53:39]

User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5235 times:

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 13):
Goddammit, you kids, get the hell off my property! old

 bigthumbsup 

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 15):
200 dollars worth next year.

 faint 


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5212 times:

When you burn your thumb, you know you want to spend more. I might set off fireworks on x-mas day. I enjoy this day as it comes only once or twice a year. People do it on x-mas and spend a helluva lot. I know someone who spent 200 this yr.

Hunter



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5191 times:

$400 bucks. Me and a few buddies saved up and took a trip out to Canton and stocked up. Everything from bottle rockets to mortars. Actually, we only had enough time to get thru one assortment tonight.


A guy asks 'What's Punk?'. I kick over a trash can and its punk. He knocks over a trash can and its trendy.
User currently offlineCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5177 times:

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 7):
What are you using?

And welcome back.

Thanks AirTran, it's good to be back. And no, I'm not telling what I used.  Wink


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5152 times:

In Ohio the are legal to buy if you promise to take them out of state. (hint hint). I spent about $30 on fire crackers. Many to harass the local geese population. It is illegal to set them off but the cops don't really care as long as you don't get out of control.

User currently offlineN776AU From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 769 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5141 times:

My brother and I spent about $50. They're illegal in Georgia, so we took a hop over to Alabama.


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User currently offlineGalapagapop From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 910 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5135 times:

Before fireworks became semi legal in CT, I used to always go to NH to get tons and tons of fireworks, although what I still go and get in NH is still illegal in CT, I forget the exact parameters since they started allowing them back, although they seem to get a little bit laxer every year when it comes to size and strength. This year however spent $0, just didn't have time, had a few leftover, but the 4th was a washout this year, with on and off showers and overcast all day, but hey there's always tomorrow Big grin

User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5128 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Thread starter):
"safe and same" fireworks

Just to avoid some confusion, I do think you mean "safe and sane".

Also, in CA and in selected areas, those are the only ones allowed, but I did not buy any...I miss New Hampshire where they have Costco sized stores that sell nothing but fireworks...and I mean REAL fireworks.



"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
25 Srbmod : @#$%^&* @ the guy who designed the QWERTY keyboard......... I typed it correctly in a later post, and in case anyone was wondering, no I wasn't PWIin
26 Queso : Especially in a year when you've had double the normal rainfall! I spent about $140.
27 N710PS : Nothing this year. I spent about 150 on them last year and had a blast. I drove up to South Carolina from my house in Sarasota on a few days off in a
28 Post contains images Boston92 : Who the hell would put the "M" right next to the damn "N"?
29 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Srbnod would, of course!
30 Post contains images Srbmod : I have a delete button amd I'n mot afraid to use it!
31 Post contains images Boston92 : She said Srbnod, your optomistic twin brother
32 Post contains images AirframeAS : Ever since our paranoid government has issued a ban on certain fireworks on the last 10-15 years on items such as bottle rockets, cherry bombs, snake
33 Post contains images ORFflyer : About $110.00 this year. Got them in South Carolina - at South of the Border no less - when we were returning from our "SWIGG" golf outing..... SWIGG
34 COrocks : My neighbor and I went in together and dropped around $550 and put on a show for all the kids on our street. We had a big party with all the neighbors
35 Post contains images EELonghorn : $250, I found a wholesaler. There is more in the trunk than you can see, my back seat was full too. For finale I had a 156 shot mortar display and an
36 Post contains images Iflyatldl : I spent nothing on fireworks, but does a $95.00 tab for dinner and drinks at TacoMac count (I got stuck with a friend's tab he "forgot"-or was too dru
37 Post contains images ManuCH : I hope nobody rear-ended your car while driving around with all those explosives in the trunk
38 Post contains images Iflyatldl : Quoting: ManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1383 posts, RR: 11 Reply 37, posted Sat Jul 7 2007 17:27:54 your local time (12 minutes 1 sec ago)
39 SJUboeingGirl : Last year many people celebrated 4th of July over here but this year I did not see a single firework!
40 Airfoilsguy : How in the hell can someone spend $95 at a taco place????
41 Srbmod : Beer and booze. Many of the Taco Mac locations have an awesome beer selection. Some of their locations do beer dinners, similar to what some wineries
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