How to Purchase Batteries for Less : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I've discovered a way to purchase batteries for less money and thought I'd pass it on. Electrical supply companies carry what is known as "commercial" batteries and the public can purchase them there. They're made by Duracell but do not have the copper top, but I was informed that they were exactly the same. Here's the pricing difference from our local grocery store and the comparison cost at the electrical supply company. Duracell AA package of 4 is $3.59 or $.89 each; Duracell C & D package of 4 are $6.99 or $1.748 each. Commercial Duracell batteries at the electrical supply company, AA are $.55 each and C & D are $.92 each. Roughly half price and a much better bargain.

-- Cary Mc from Tx (, March 30, 1999


Thanks a big bunch ... Cary Mc. Need a lot of those AAs for communication purposes. Eagle

-- Harold Walker (, March 30, 1999.

Costco carries the Kirkland brand of "AA" batteries - 40 count for less than $8. I've been using them for more than six months & they perform every bit as good as the name brand batteries.

-- Bingo1 (, March 30, 1999.

I like Rayovac renewal rechargables with a solor recharger. I still use some of the originals I got 5 years ago.

-- rech (ray@vac.bat), March 30, 1999.

Whatever you do, don't buy an Everyready "D" Nicad battery. It's a rip-off.

Inside a BIG plastic case is a LITTLE cell about the size of AA.

It's a total fraud and I now boycott ALL Everyready & Energizer products.

Jolly hates liars.

-- Jollyprez (, March 30, 1999.

Visit your friendly local 1-hour photo-finishing shop. Ask them if they save all the AA cells from the disposable cameras, and would they mind if you took them off their hands (offer something for them, of course). These cells have a lot of life left in them, and they usually have them carted away as hazmat, for $$$.

-- sparks (, March 30, 1999.

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