dealsge® energy smart™ 13 watt light bulbs - 8 pk…

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@j0hnlind: Sorry I guess it depends on what you enter as your home club.
Here Michigan its $2.98 California its $13.62

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$1.62 in gaithersburg maryland

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Booo this deal sucks 14.98 !

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$14.98 at my local Sam's Club as well.

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$14.98 in Beaumont, TX. Junky!

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I'm kind of hesitant to buy a mega pack of cheap CFLs from warehouses and big box stores anymore. I got a bundle from Costco and the bulbs take a moment to actually turn on, enough time that you might think the bulb is burnt out. I'm used to it and don't mind but my guests always comment on it.

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@molyman2: In Michigan the utilities are subsidizing some of these bulbs (not sure if they really want to or got pushed into it). I got a similar good deal at Lowes.

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$1.98 in Wisconsin. I bought a few packs in the store for a recent move.

The sign actually says the price is $13.98 and they are receiving a $12.00 credit from the state of Wisconsin.

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For all of you who aren't finding these deals near you, I'd consider myself lucky if I were you. This product is just another example of something we're all told we need, but we're better off not having in our homes.

I stopped buying these when I learned that they have a high potential to be harmful to you & your family. things like: 1) You should never handle these with bare hands, 2) If you drop one or one breaks, you should open windows and leave the room for at least 20 minutes to allow the gases to dissipate.. and clean-up of broken peices should be swept up and put in outdoor trash.

The ONLY thing I'd use these for is maybe exterior lighting with a thick solid globe style cover, or maybe selling on a discount site for dirt cheap.

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@bigrich78: Those are all very paranoid tips. There is really not much mercury in a CFL bulb - and it's on the inside, not the outside. If you're worried, wash your hands after. Yes, mercury absorbs directly into skin, but it probably is mixed with dust/powder anyway.

When's the last time you broke a light bulb? Doesn't happen very often. You only need to take any care at all if they break - otherwise it doesn't matter. Handle them how you like, dispose of them however is convenient.

A broken CFL bulb is a bit of a risk - but not one that's hard to handle.

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I tried these bulbs and I just plain don't like them. I got GE brand and the light from them just doesn't seem as bright and clear as with standard incandescents.