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GE Energy Saving bulbs - Tesco Bargain 200 for £1 instore
GE Energy Saving bulbs - Tesco Bargain 200 for £1 instore

GE Energy Saving bulbs - Tesco Bargain 200 for £1 instore

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For those not lucky enough to buy the GE Energy Saving bulbs at Tesco when on offer about 6 weeks ago at 2 pence each, don't worry they are back and half price at 1p each and buy one get one free, so if you need them that's 200 for a £1
hotukdeals.com/ite…to/

They have 20W ( equal to 100W tungston) and also 9W (equal to 40W tungston) and they come in both bayonet cap (prongs) and large screw ES. Unfortunately there were no SES that's the small Edison Screw cap. I bought 28 for 14 pence - (bit embarrassed about asking for a free bag to put them in). This was the Aldershot store in Surrey

not sure what to do with them all since they are supposed to last 10 years each but can't resist this sort of bargain

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How is this possible? What on Earth is going on? I don't understand.

I'm certainly not buying any at that price, I smell a rat but I don't know what it is.

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No honest guv - they are just half the price they were 6 weeks ago and Buy-One-Get-One-Free. See the link for the the report when they were 2 pence each, obviously must have been tough shifting them so cut the price.
hotukdeals.com/ite…to/

It's never been so cheap to make your house look like the Griswalds at Christmas!

yep but don't forget bulk purchase policy of 4 when on promo. Still a good deal if u need a few tho

there is a subsidy from the government on them

They are clearing out old stock as the law has now changed on the number of hours an energy saving lightbulb should last, damn EU.

We seem to keep getting random parcels of 4 energy saving bulbs. As they last so long we have loads of them.

Just how much energy gets wasted producing these things, packing them, shipping them halfway round the world, then distributing them all over the country just to give them away in such numbers that most of them probably never get used?

Mind you, I've found their real lifespan to be only a fraction of what the makers claim :x

Ahhh. That's better. Nothing like a good rant

This is beyond ridiculous.

Someone is going to walk along and hoof the load into their trolley and pay a few quid for them, and everyone else will miss out.

JeeBeePSB;5823455

This is beyond ridiculous.Someone is going to walk along and hoof the … This is beyond ridiculous.Someone is going to walk along and hoof the load into their trolley and pay a few quid for them, and everyone else will miss out.



Welcome to the usual way hot deals go on this site, a few people buy 50 of something and they don't leave anything for others! :x

As for the deal, extremely hot

Are these the ones that take a week to achieve full brightness ?

Lol I paid 26pence for 6 a few months back.

I doubt anyone is going to bother trying to resell or restock them, it would end up costing them more time and money, its just not worth it.

Even Morrisons have a deal right now, cant remember what it exactly is, but it works out to something like 3-5p/bulb.

grother;5823605

Welcome to the usual way hot deals go on this site, a few people buy 50 … Welcome to the usual way hot deals go on this site, a few people buy 50 of something and they don't leave anything for others! :xAs for the deal, extremely hot


Then the twunts will sell them on ebay, even if they only sell them for a penny profit after all fees etc considered.

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grother;5823605

Welcome to the usual way hot deals go on this site, a few people buy 50 … Welcome to the usual way hot deals go on this site, a few people buy 50 of something and they don't leave anything for others! :xAs for the deal, extremely hot



Good point

Just bought my 28 and left the other 300 to 400 on the shelf for others. Got some outside lights I am going to put them in, they dont last outside for more than a couple of years. :thumbsup:

Mind you, was very tempted to go for 100, that would be 50pence worth but not sure I even have the room to store that many. Will check see if any left when I visit again on Friday

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spdavison;5822806

yep but don't forget bulk purchase policy of 4 when on promo. Still a … yep but don't forget bulk purchase policy of 4 when on promo. Still a good deal if u need a few tho



That's 2 pence worth then :w00t:

raymcm;5823982

Are these the ones that take a week to achieve full brightness ?


lol :lol: Happily I have my first dead ( well I think it is -hard to tell) carp eco bulb - one shaped like a blob. What are we supposed to do with them disposally, or should I ask for my money back?

raymcm;5823982

Are these the ones that take a week to achieve full brightness ?



lol , still waiting for one suitable for the toilet.

This is amazing I am going to get around 8 or 10 for the garage, this is done basically as a way to get everyone OFF the energy wasting old style bulbs. I think it backed by the government or something.

Is this nationwide?

hot from me.

Great stuff. I thought the poundland deal of ten philips type for a pound was good but 200 for a pound is excellent news.
I do hope production of these energy-saving bulbs can be maintained or possibly increased so we can save the planet even sooner. With a bit of effort we'll be able to save Mars as well. I'm going to get another shed so I can add to the dozens of these I've already got in the loft I'll never use.

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peacem;5824474

Is this nationwide?



Probably just the stores that did not shift their allocation at the higher prices. If your going to Tesco anyway, worth checking the light bulb display carefully to see if any left. At this price they are likely to go fast.

none in my local tesco .:x

The papers last week said that the government had realised(!) that people already had stacks of these bulbs that they might never use so would end up in land fill, BUT, so that the companies who had not distributed their quota could still have a fair chance, they could continue distributing them, knowing that would mean even more ending up unused in landfill. It's also interesting to note that whilst they've banned the use of mercury in barometers (and we all have loads of them don't we) they're encouraging us to use these new bulbs which contain - mercury!

The toilet light problem is a serious one, especially for old people. Instant bright light can make the difference between falling or not, and the consequences can be very great.

These are old technology. The new (curly shaped) bulbs go bright instantly. These take a few minutes.

johnmac;5825695

The papers last week said that the government had realised(!) that people … The papers last week said that the government had realised(!) that people already had stacks of these bulbs that they might never use so would end up in land fill, BUT, so that the companies who had not distributed their quota could still have a fair chance, they could continue distributing them, knowing that would mean even more ending up unused in landfill. It's also interesting to note that whilst they've banned the use of mercury in barometers (and we all have loads of them don't we) they're encouraging us to use these new bulbs which contain - mercury! The toilet light problem is a serious one, especially for old people. Instant bright light can make the difference between falling or not, and the consequences can be very great.



the truth is that the labour government had an election promise not to build anymore nuclear power stations, but as with all labour promises they found it hard to keep when they realised that with current and projected electricity consumption, the UK would experience brownouts in the next 5 years (like in the 3rd world). They couldn't build any more fossil fuel power stations 'cos of their green promises, so instead they are targetting a reduction in electricity consumption using tax payers money to subsidise infant technologies such as these, which as we all know a) don't generate very bright light b) contain mercury c) inflame skin conditions in a significant proportion of the population as well as causing nausea in others

fill up everyone, you pay for these through taxes

tubbyasstoo;5827650

the truth is that the labour government had an election promise not to … the truth is that the labour government had an election promise not to build anymore nuclear power stations, but as with all labour promises they found it hard to keep



Rubbish. The Labour Party's manifesto for at least the last four UK general elections has stated that nuclear power has a place as part of a balanced energy policy, so there is no question of a broken promise.

And we will need new power stations regardless of what light bulbs people use......

cool

H+R

Ozzie;5824368

lol , still waiting for one suitable for the toilet.



Don't think they do wireless waterproof ones yet :-D

Is this a local offer then?
Just been in Kingston Park tesco's and its buy 1 get 1 free, so 50p a bulb!

ur local council, community centre, or neighbourhood managment centre should give you 4 for free just for dropping in...it's a national scheme, been runnign around 6months now.

But two for a penny is almost as good

super hot deal. these bulbs cost more then 2£ each in most of developing countries...:) thats where there is more need of energy saving etc (population)

I like the bulbs which give out white light then the yellow ones. But those are difficult to find atleast in tesco. Can anyone suggest best places to buy them?

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bargins4us;5831888

Is this a local offer then?Just been in Kingston Park tesco's and its buy … Is this a local offer then?Just been in Kingston Park tesco's and its buy 1 get 1 free, so 50p a bulb!



The offer is only on the "GE Energy Saving bulbs", those are the ones that were subsidised. They were with all the other light bulbs and not a clearance item. Its going to depend on whether your local store has any left.

There were hundreds left when I bought mine, but if you get people buying 50 at a time say, that's only going to be enough for 6 or 7 customers. Will check when I go back tomorrow but don't think there will be any left.

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I suppose when they do these very cheap deals, Tesco should really restrict them to say 10 per customer to give more people the opportunity to get them.

Decentbloke;5823399

Just how much energy gets wasted producing these things, packing them, … Just how much energy gets wasted producing these things, packing them, shipping them halfway round the world, then distributing them all over the country just to give them away in such numbers that most of them probably never get used?Mind you, I've found their real lifespan to be only a fraction of what the makers claim :xAhhh. That's better. Nothing like a good rant


still eco-friendlier than the usual filament bulbs ... packaging and production pollutions applies to filament ones as well ... the point is these ones uses very little energy compared to the other ones ... so less fossil fuel usage .ie less cabon emissions ..
life span of the bulbs are not bad if its from a good brand ... but even if its haif of what the manufactures are saying .. still good
and you cant complain just because you are getting it cheap ....

hot from me :thumbsup:

simon70;5829500

Rubbish. The Labour Party's manifesto for at least the last four UK … Rubbish. The Labour Party's manifesto for at least the last four UK general elections has stated that nuclear power has a place as part of a balanced energy policy, so there is no question of a broken promise. And we will need new power stations regardless of what light bulbs people use......



excuse me, but can you read my post properly please ?

I said "an election promise not to build anymore nuclear power stations", which is correct and not rubbish as you say. Are you a downing street spinmeister perchance, deny everything and lie through your teeth, and pray 51% of the population will believe it ? When was the last time a new reactor was commissioned ?

Labour are deliberately allowing the existing reactors to come to the end of their commercial lives without replacing them, and praying that people suck up to the green initiative and reduce electricity consumption before brownouts become commonplace - but by then they will be blaming the torys

see for yourself

off-grid.net/200…ng/

Could not find any in Extra Seacroft (Leeds) but they did have Tesco Value ones at 50p each BOGOF.

tubbyasstoo;5834797

excuse me, but can you read my post properly please ?I said "an election … excuse me, but can you read my post properly please ?I said "an election promise not to build anymore nuclear power stations", which is correct and not rubbish as you say. Are you a downing street spinmeister perchance, deny everything and lie through your teeth, and pray 51% of the population will believe it ? When was the last time a new reactor was commissioned ?Labour are deliberately allowing the existing reactors to come to the end of their commercial lives without replacing them, and praying that people suck up to the green initiative and reduce electricity consumption before brownouts become commonplace - but by then they will be blaming the toryssee for yourselfhttp://www.off-grid.net/2008/12/19/uk-brown-outs-looming/




To an extent I actually agree with you, but by using the source you did you lost that argument - find an impartial source in the future my friend.

Anyway back to lightbulbs, hot.

I should also add that labour had no such election promise - there manifesto has always been failry pro nuclear power, perhaps your local candidate stood against Nuclear Power, but its always been an option under labour.
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