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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cash For Clunker....Final

Now that the hounds of publicity have been released, lets cover the fine points of what this promotion is and better yet how to qualify

The Great Appliance Exchange AKA "Cash For Clunkers" is a Federally sponsored stimulus package. It mandates $250 for qualifying dishwashers, $200 for qualifying refrigerators, $175 for qualifying washers and $50 for qualifying freezers from April 22-May 5. It is an exchange program meaning you buy a qualifying EnergyStar product for your old inefficient products

Couple of fine points:

1. You must register at masssave.com or 1-877 Ma Swap at 10 am Thursday April 22

2. You must register multiple times for multiple products

3. Purchases must be consummated in store, not online or on the phone

4. If you register for a particular product, you cannot apply it to another product

5. Product must be delivered by a qualifying dealer...Customer cannot pickup(Not our rules, sorry)

6. The program ends when the money is depleted

The skinny AKA My Advice AKA Do this please

1. Be First on Masssave or 1-877-masswap1

2. Be first in choosing products. We are amongst the last state to execute this program. The manufacturers have shortages due to demand

3. Be first on delivery...Trucks will be bogged down

4. Fill out the paperwork properly

Look at our website at Yaleappliance.com for more information...Good luck tomorrow. It will be interesting


  1. Anonymous9:23 AM

    will the 877 # be connected at 10? right now it says that number is not in service...thought there would be a recording to tell you to call back at 10

  2. Anonymous11:02 AM

    what a waste of time ...website crashed, phone does not answer,
    Another screw up by Patrick and Bowles
    we all have better things to do than deal with this admionistrative incompetence.

  3. Anonymous11:44 AM

    website is very busy and can only connect a certain number of calls. I got through after trying for an hour and now have my reservation number At 11 am half of the money was gone

  4. Anonymous12:11 PM

    I have tried since 10am and the site has been shut down. This just shows you how government works, for the people who pay the taxes. By the way, as of 12 o'clock,all the money is gone! Again, the hacks dropped the ball!

  5. Anonymous12:14 PM

    waste of time money is almost gone, now

  6. Anonymous12:14 PM

    still cant get through, bought washer and fridge, but money is almost gone, will return for credit, was of time.

  7. Anonymous2:41 PM

    tried for 3 hours on masswap1.com and cant even connect to site. i will have to try another way to get money out of the gov. this sucks everyone should have until may 5 to purchase. half the idiots will not even use their voucher.

  8. Anonymous4:21 PM

    Looks like this promotion was not too well planed. Or it was planed so well to benefit YALE ELECTRIC.

  9. It doesnt benefit me when people are shut out of any promotion...They no longer are customers, so pretty much the opposite is true

  10. Quit Whining8:57 PM

    I can't believe people are saying they tried to connect non-stop and then saying the governor of all people is wasting taxpayer money since, essentially, they personally could not connect. Geniuses: if you were trying to connect non-stop, EVERYONE was. Did you want them to hire 50,000 operators? Then you'd all whine even more about wasted money, and you'd STILL BE ON HOLD. Sure there were glitches, big ones that have nothing at all to do with Deval Patrick, but quit whining, because in the end this program will have the GREAT benefits it was supposed to. It was going to be a zoo no matter what. A million calls!!!