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    So what bike parts are you going to buy with the proposed "Rebate"

    It's going to be up to us to spur the economy so we have to spend it. I know some of you have probably already figured out what you're planning to spend it on. Whatca' thinking???

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    I've already been discussing my ideas in the "New Bike" thread.

    Starting to think seriously about having a bike built to my specs, perhaps on a Gunnar Rock Tour frame.

    But that is this week, who knows about next week.

    Concept is that it would give me a comfortable bike with better performance to pair with my recumbent, which is more of a cruiser.
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    Well, I reckon we're borrowing the money from China to pay for the "rebate," so I'm gonna go to WalMart and buy some Chinese made crap that I'll toss into a landfill before the end of the year. Then, I'll hand the bill for the rebate to the next generation with a hi-dee-hi-yo-silver--and hope they don't murder me in my sleep when they realize how we've totally screwed them. That's my plan.
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    That jersey I saw in another post

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    What rebate?

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    With an average price of about $25 for each garage sale bike, I'm hoping to find a few more of these little gems.
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    I'm sure that Mrs. K will make it disappear before it gets a chance to be spent on bike stuff.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jppe View Post
    It's going to be up to us to spur the economy so we have to spend it. I know some of you have probably already figured out what you're planning to spend it on. Whatca' thinking???
    I was concerned that I too thought of this question after hearing about the rebate...I feel a little guilty about not telling my 3 kids about their $300 each...at least the wife smiled and asked "so, what bike are you going to buy?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Brown View Post
    What rebate?

    See here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid Koala View Post
    I'm sure that Mrs. K will make it disappear before it gets a chance to be spent on bike stuff.....
    Quick, now is the time to beat her to the punch!
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    I'll wait until I see if I'm going to get anything
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    I'll wait until I see if I'm going to get anything
    No--- Spend it and then sue the Government for not paying you if you don't get it. At least you will make the lawyers rich that way.
    Last edited by stapfam; 01-26-08 at 05:50 AM.
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    Others have noted this too:
    the only way this proposed rebate is going to really provide a boost to our economy is-
    -- if the rebate is used on a product "Made in the USA".

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    Quote Originally Posted by martianone View Post
    Others have noted this too:
    the only way this proposed rebate is going to really provide a boost to our economy is-
    -- if the rebate is used on a product "Made in the USA".
    Don't forget; the rebates will cause the government to go further into debt and that debt will be financed by the Chinese; so even if you "buy American" it is still a plan that will benefit another country more than the US.

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    Is rather odd. I thought I'd buy services locally. That generally spurs the economy.

    I'd rather see $150B put into infrastructure maintenance and improvement. That type of investment does pay dividends, putting money primarily into domestic pockets.

    Seems to be software. Just a matter of using information to accomplish things. We have unemployment, but when I look around there's plenty of things that need doing. Simply need to connect those things up. We have sick people who can't get treatment. And so on. Pretty silly.

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    We're donating half to local charities and putting the rest in our pension plan. I've always felt that I was to be a citizen first and a consumer second, and despite what the government might suggest, they are not the same thing.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    I'm ready for a new bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    No--- Spend it and then sue the Government for not paying you if you don't get it. At least you will make the lawyers rich that way.
    If I receive anything I'll be saving it for my retirement. Our company is in the process of outsourcing and I think I'll be retiring some time after May of this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by jppe View Post
    It's going to be up to us to spur the economy so we have to spend it. I know some of you have probably already figured out what you're planning to spend it on. Whatca' thinking???
    Isn't it going to be paid out around June ? Well, then it will be handy for the summer vacation expenses.

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    Those of us who are retired and no longer work for a living get zip, zero, nada. Of course, I hardly pay any taxes so I guess that's fair.
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    I was wondering how to finance the new Cervelo. I have my answer. As JT pointed out, we are borrowing the money from the Chinese and other international sources, I might as well buy a Chinese made frame, Canadian engineering and Japanese components.

    Maybe I will stay with Trek and and least get American engineering and frame manufacturing.

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    Does a 42 inch HDTV count as a bike part if I watch bicycling video's on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by guybierhaus View Post
    Does a 42 inch HDTV count as a bike part if I watch bicycling video's on it?
    Hee hee!!

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    We'll be using our rebate to pay off my Orca.
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