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    CFL Bulbs...need help

    Ok so I was at Walgreens and they had a huge display of 13 w (equivalent to 60 watt incandescents) for 50 cents a piece.

    Doesn't this seem like a really good deal? Aren't they usually like 2 or 3 bucks a piece?

    Am I missing something?

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    Re: CFL Bulbs...need help

    Sometimes they have specials like that. Buy a couple and see what happens. Hyvee had some sales like that once and I bought a few. Still champing along.



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    Re: CFL Bulbs...need help

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Sometimes they have specials like that. Buy a couple and see what happens. Hyvee had some sales like that once and I bought a few. Still champing along.
    I bought 10 but have already used 6 just by replacing lights that have been out so I may go grab a few more. I looked online and found about the cheapest was around a buck a bulb so it's at least a good deal assuming they don't crap out right away.

    I'm not sure if this is nationwide so the Walgreens where I found them was at Beaver & Douglas in DSM.

    $0.50 a piece or 2 for $1 the sign said....make sure you buy in packs of two to get that extra discount!



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    Re:CFL Bulbs...need help

    For indoor lighting you want 2700k bulbs, they look the most similar to incandescent bulbs.



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    Re: CFL Bulbs...need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerdaddy View Post
    Ok so I was at Walgreens and they had a huge display of 13 w (equivalent to 60 watt incandescents) for 50 cents a piece.

    Doesn't this seem like a really good deal? Aren't they usually like 2 or 3 bucks a piece?

    Am I missing something?

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    For a long time Sam's had 8 packs for around $3.50. I needed some more last week and the 8 packs are now around $5. Alliant and Mid American energy offer a rebate on the price to bring it down.



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    Re: CFL Bulbs...need help

    CFL bulbs are getting a bad reputation as of late for exploding while you're trying to remove/install them and tearing up people's hands something awful. google it and you'll know what I'm talking about. lots of graphic photos as evidence



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    Re:CFL Bulbs...need help

    Yeah, they have a rebate via the energy companies (via the government via our tax dollars) to make them seem cheap (until they're not).



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    Re: CFL Bulbs...need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Yeah, they have a rebate via the energy companies (via the government via our tax dollars) to make them seem cheap (until they're not).
    Nope. Rebate money is built into the rate you pay for electricity. Might as well utilize the rebates, you are paying for them, but not through tax dollars.



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    Re:CFL Bulbs...need help

    I stand corrected, though the idea is the same- we are paying for the opportunity to buy them cheaper than they really are.



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    Re: CFL Bulbs...need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I stand corrected, though the idea is the same- we are paying for the opportunity to buy them cheaper than they really are.
    So it is a bad thing that energy companies are trying to reduce the base li e consumption to reduce the load on power plants? It is a lot cheaper to pay for efficient bulbs than building a new power plant.



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