Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Why not me?
Old 05-06-2007, 02:28 PM   #1
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 927
Why not me?

I just got a flyer in the mail from Pacific Gas and Electric. It offers humongous rebates for switching to a more energy-efficient washer, dryer, fridge, air conditioner, etc. etc.

But... what about me?

I already HAVE an efficient washer, I use a radical new invention called a "clothesline" to dry with, and I don't have an airconditioner, though there's a month every year in this town when I could sure use one.

Shouldn't there be some incentive to not have these things at all? Or am I wrong-headed here?
__________________

__________________
Caroline is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: Why not me?
Old 05-06-2007, 02:56 PM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
lazygood4nothinbum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,895
Re: Why not me?

i couldn't agree more.

i never even had kids. where's my rebate?
__________________

__________________
"off with their heads"~~dr. joseph-ignace guillotin

"life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages."~~mark twain - letter to edward kimmitt 1901
lazygood4nothinbum is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Why not me?
Old 05-06-2007, 03:09 PM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
mickeyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: South Texas~29N/98W
Posts: 5,880
Re: Why not me?

Quote:
radical new invention called a "clothesline
LOL. What do you want, more rope for free?
__________________
Part-Owner of Texas

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx

In dire need of: faster horses, younger woman, older whiskey, more money.
mickeyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Why not me?
Old 05-06-2007, 04:26 PM   #4
Moderator
bssc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 9,923
Re: Why not me?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Caroline
I just got a flyer in the mail from Pacific Gas and Electric. It offers humongous rebates for switching to a more energy-efficient washer, dryer, fridge, air conditioner, etc. etc.

But... what about me?

I already HAVE an efficient washer, I use a radical new invention called a "clothesline" to dry with, and I don't have an airconditioner, though there's a month every year in this town when I could sure use one.

Shouldn't there be some incentive to not have these things at all? Or am I wrong-headed here?
But PG&E won't make any money that way. They want to manage usage at present levels, not decrease it since they have already built generating capacity.

I remember that my friend had cousins in Berkeley that we visited. There was a water shortage and the utility asked everyone to conserve. They did so with a vengance. I think that I heard that usage dropped 40 to 50%. Then the utility raised their rates so that they could continue to get the profit that they were "entitled" to.
__________________
Angels danced on the day that you were born.
bssc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:18 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.