deals14-watt (60w) soft white cfl light bulbs (4-pack…

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Wow, less than $.50 a bulb is awesome! That's what I call a deal, thanks!

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where are you getting $1.97 from? its a 4 pack of bulbs for $6.47...

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In some places, CFL bulbs are subsidized. That's how some people can get the lower price. For everybody else, they're at 6.47/pack.

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Yeah there $3.47 in the Atlanta Area

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@mystang1967: It must be different prices for different states. In Connecticut the website and stores have it priced at $1.97.

Use Zip Code 06606 to select your store and then go to the same item and see the $1.97 price, print it out and bring it to the store for a price match!

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@jsoko: Wow, $.85 cents? That's killer. What zip code is your store located in so that I can try to price match it? Thanks

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@stevedog1: Better yet, use 48316, for $0.85.

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@jsoko: Thank you soooo very much. I am going to print it out and let you know if Home Depot will price match it. Thanks!!

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Absolutely true on the subsidized part ... here in SoCal, Edison subsidizes them to the extent that I've bought CFL's at 8/$1 before.

For folks who have never used them before, the power savings do add up, but understand that there are limitations and environments in which they are not so suitable. I still use an incandescent bulb in the front door motion sensing light, as the frequent cycling and exposure to the humidity and temperature swings causes CFL's to die very prematurely.

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Just called HD here in MA and told them that I stopped by a store in CT on the way home from my trip this morning for something and saw these bulbs. Then when I got home, I counted how many I needed, then went to the store near my house in MA and saw that they were $6.47. She gave me some "it's specific for that market" line and then "Or it could be a manager's special." Regardless she wouldn't match the price.

Keep your eyes peeled for this deal expanding to more areas though. Who knows.

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@pamipa: Did you have a print out of the price? Or did you just say that's what you saw it for?

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@stevedog1:

Update: Ok, so I went to the Home Depot website and changed "my store" to a Michigan store using the zip provided above, and then went to the item page for the bulbs and the price of $.85 was shown. I printed it out and then also did the same on my IPad. I brought the printout with me as well as my iPad with the website shown "live" reflecting the $.85 price and the customer service desk price matched them for me without any problems (she was surprised at how cheap they were and I did let her actually look up the item again (on my iPad with the Michigan store selected) for herself so that she can see it was legit. Had no issues leaving the store with 10 packs. I didn't however disclose the fact that I had changed the "my store" settings to reflect prices of a store in Michigan because it never came up. So I think others may have the same luck if you do the same and do not mention the "my store" change unless asked to do so. Obviously, results may vary! ;)

Good luck!

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they were cheaper when I bought them but this 8 pack from amazon is still a good deal and I think the ge bulbs are better than the ecosmart ones:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NISDNU

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We purchased these bulbs for home use (about 6 months ago). We ended up returning them because they made a constant buzzing sound and they flickered quite a bit. Since then, we only buy the GE ones and never had a problem.

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48316 no longer available

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@paulbsa: I can still see it for $0.85 for 48316.

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Obama must be behind this since the whole solar thing tanked!!!!

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@chriscbowe: Bah humbug. It's the teabaggers stratagm to expose the bottom three quarters of American Workers to even more mercury, therefore hastening the True Path to the Marching Morons future!
Buwahahaha!

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IFF you're in LA, specifically near Hermosa Beach
At the CVS on 2nd St, discontinued Edison 23 watt lightbulbs are $0.29 each box of four. Yes, twenty nine cents for four CFLs. I don't know if other CVS have them, or if this one still has them. They had maybe two dozen boxes when I got there, and maybe a dozen left when I left. ;+}

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The thing about CFL lights that nobody talks about is that they have an onboard ballast, take way more energy to produce and have way more pollutants contained than a regular incandescent bulb. How many folks do you think dispose of these at a recycling center? What does this do to our landfills and groundwater? CFLs are a propaganda B.S. deal. I don't support left or right as they are all criminals, however,as for being environmentally good, CFL's are a joke.

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i got a case of them i few years ago w/ this same deal. and i just put the last one on the front porch just 3 days ago ... talk about timeing

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No no no. Buy LED bulbs, they use half as much energy as CFL (1/10th what incandescent uses), they provide a white clean light that doesn't induce headaches or look dirty, and when they break they aren't poisonous!

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@calistomelancton: I went that route and failed miserably at lighting a room with LED's. Even if you get a massive 80 LED bulb, the light output is only a mere 150-200 Lumens. So you would need about 5 of them to equal the light output of a single 14 watt (60 watt equilivent) CFL, therefore using nearly the same energy with a higher cost per bulb (assuming all your fixtures could even hold 5 bulbs at once. If you're fixture can only use one, then it would barely light up anything at all).

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The Federation of German Engineers recently released a report on CFL light bulbs which "advises that the bulbs should not be left on for extended periods, particularly near someone’s head, as they emit poisonous materials when switched on." (http://tinyurl.com/6dvao5p) But it's not just the mercury (and other chemicals) issue that bothers me about CFL bulbs. I object to the government telling me what kind of light bulbs I'm allowed to buy.

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@calistomelancton: led bulbs are great for directional lighting, to highlight pictures on walls, or under kitchen cabinets. They are absolutely terrible if your trying to light an entire room with them, let alone your entire home.

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@beaverspork: I don't even know if there is a recycling center near me, and if there is, I've never been there. I still use soft white bulbs, I got them for free using a deal at CVS like, 4 years ago, and cleaned out 10 stores. I have a closet full of light bulbs.

Do regular soft whites need special recycling?

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@cavalierx:
And, I suppose, chlorine & fluoride in the water. And seat belts and air bags. And those smog controls on automobiles. These gizmos to reduce our dependence on foreign oil(mostly Canadian now).
See how valid & reasonable this all sounds?

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@havocsback: yeah, @cavalierx, you're so unreasonable. As long as our dear rulers say it is good for us, how can you object? Don't you dare draw a line in the sand--that just makes them grumpy. They always know what's best for us worker bees.

At least they're not messing with health care or health insurance. Wait...never mind. That's right, I knew there was a reason individual insurance policies became unaffordable. Sigh...if only I were poor enough to be included in the tiny percentage of citizens who will benefit from obamanation care.

Good deal on lightbulbs, though. Who is John Galt?

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$1.50 for a 4-pack in store here in Maryland. I just randomly saw these in store yesterday and bought 8 before I even saw this on Woot.

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Fantastic deal. A lot of Michigan stores are out but the one near my work is stocked. Ordered up 10.

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@jnet9102: I haven't ever heard of incandescent bulbs needing special recycling.

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@beaverspork: I can basically put anything and everything in my recycling! It's the BEST!!! Then for "hazardous" stuff we can recycle it one day or go to a recycling center anyother.

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This is NOT dead. Price is still the same in Connecticut.