Appliance rebates

A new round of state rebates for energy-efficient appliances started yesterday. You could get as much as $350 back on a refrigerator, and $250 on a washer (be sure to check the list of approved appliances). The program runs until April 30, or until the money ($3.5 million) runs out, which could be soon -- as of this morning almost 70 percent of the rebate money had already been reserved. [NYSERDA]


Doh! I'm the harbinger of missed opportunity.

Last month bought a new energy efficient dishwasher, energy efficient washer and a dryer. Rebate? Not available.

Guess I should have seen this coming. In 2008, when my wife and I closed on our home, we closed 6 days before the $8000 tax credit, that you don't have to pay back, became available. We has taken a $7500 credit that we are paying back. 6 days.

Anyone remember Skidz pants? Guess who wore them to school the first day they were officially out of style?

planit - Don't feel bad. I bought my house two months before the free $8000, too. I will now kick myself at tax time for the next 15 years as I repay the $7500. AND, I bought a qualifying GE fridge less than two weeks ago. Before the rebates.

We both have horrible luck, apparently.

Arrrgh. Me too. I just bought a qualifying fridge and dishwasher a month ago.

The luck of the Irish is pretty sh!††y from where I stand.

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