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Old 03-30-2008, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Sounds expensive.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:05 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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sounds like just another thing to not work right when it is -30.
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:03 PM
 
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That is absolutely brilliant - I love it. I'd consider becoming an investor if I could. The technology is elegantly simple (watch the site video) and it solves multiple problems at once. There will no doubt be added cost to buy them, but it is a good solution for a common problem in the Northeast.
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:53 PM
 
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Sounds expensive.
If you had read the article you would know: About 30%
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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If you had read the article you would know: About 30%
I did read the article, but the 30% premium is only a projection at this point. It remains to be seen if they can actually bring the product to the marketplace for that price point. I doubt it.
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