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Old 01-25-08, 08:38 PM
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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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What rebate?
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Old 01-25-08, 09:05 PM
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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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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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Originally Posted by Ken Brown View Post
What rebate?

See here
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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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Old 01-26-08, 01:51 AM
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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.
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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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Old 01-26-08, 06:03 AM
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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.
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I'm ready for a new bike.
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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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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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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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