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Old 07-01-2011, 10:46 AM   #141
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Not all products are eligible for Amazon prime. I just check the box "show prime eligible products only."

I do see a lot of overlap tho. A lot of the stuff I see is also available with free standard shipping.

I just bought a 110lb geo dome for the kid, it was prime eligible. I don't know what the shipping would have been, but guess it would have been $30 to $40 easy.

I guess Amazon is more of a time saver for me, but time is money.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:27 PM   #142
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No offense taken Fuego, we're thinking along the same lines.

A few weeks ago we got a Kill A Watt, (one day special at NewEgg.com for $16.95 and free shipping). I used it on a few things but not on that computer that's on for the MagicJack. So I just did that now. You're spot on about how much electricity it uses, just about 75 watts for the CPU with the monitor always turned off.

Our rate is .0774/KWH plus a Power Cost Factor of .0177122/KWH for a total of rate of .0951122/KWH.

Tell me if I'm figuring this correctly....

75 Watts x24hrs x 30 days = 54000 Watts = 54KWH

54KWH x .0951122 = $5.13/ month

Roughly $62/year for the electricity.

Very interesting. Seems like a good choice to have the MagicJack but it's good to consider the additional electricity involved.

Now, if I could just get DH to turn off the lights when he leaves the room....
I didn't check the math but that seems roughly accurate. $5 a month for electricity. That is the point at which I would start thinking hmmm, could I buy a cheapo low energy consuming netbook or similar device for $100 or so and save on power (plus have a netbook laying around). I think my netbook uses around 10 watts if the screen is on powersaver mode.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:44 PM   #143
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Add me to the list of people who finally dropped the landline.Thought I was going to save $40 a month, but it was only around $30, as they increased my dsl $8 since don't carry the landline now. I would love to show ATT my appreciation by dropping their dsl, too, but can't find another carrier!
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Mulligan, I have the ATT dsl lite. I got an introductory price of $14.95 for a while and now pay $19.95 a month. Is that in line with yours? We have zero other options where we live.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:53 PM   #145
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We eat out less, buy fewer clothes at higher discounts, stay home more (which is more relaxing anyway) and in general buy less.
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #146
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Mulligan, I have the ATT dsl lite. I got an introductory price of $14.95 for a while and now pay $19.95 a month. Is that in line with yours? We have zero other options where we live.
I wish Sarah. I'm getting gouged! I got 3 mbs (or whatever it's called). I can't get intro rate because I'm an existing customer. Have been paying $35, they said it would go to $43. I could go to the slowest dsl of 1.5 but that would only save $5, and I do a fair amount of streaming that the 1.5 didn't do so well with.
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CFL's : I'm finally coming around to replacing many of our energy hog incandescent lights with CFL's. You can get 60 watt equivalents that use 25% of the electricity. Also got my first CFL floodlight (for over my computer). The floodlights come on and take a little longer to get to full intensity but that should be fine.
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:31 PM   #148
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:54 PM   #149
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Yes, we've replaced everything with CFL, but I'm not sure we've saved any money from it yet, just electricity (which is important too).
After 23 years, I've about given up on getting the beloved to turn off lights when he leaves a room. On the other hand, he has been doing our taxes for the same 23 years.
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