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Old 03-10-2016, 05:16 PM
 
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Costco or Sam's Club, if you're a member. Huge packages of Duracell batteries at quite a savings over retail.
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Old 03-10-2016, 05:57 PM
 
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Trying to anything "CHEAP" these days IS NOT A G00D IDEA!!
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Old 03-10-2016, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Costco
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:12 AM
 
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Trying to anything "CHEAP" these days IS NOT A G00D IDEA!!
Cheaper isn't always bad. People that know a whole lot more about batteries than I have concluded that the Amazon Basic white label rechargeable batteries are actually rebranded Panasonic Eneloops, one of the better brands available, and they're half the price.
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:19 AM
 
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Hmmm White label rechargable Dave?? (Do they remember how much you charged them to before?? (Thats a problem with most rechargable cells))
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:32 AM
 
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Hmmm White label rechargable Dave?? (Do they remember how much you charged them to before?? (Thats a problem with most rechargable cells))
That hasn't been a problem in years. New ones have no memory effect.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:42 PM
 
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I bought some AA's from Shoprite once. They were on super sale and were Kodak-brand (a supposedly trusted name).

BIG.

MISTAKE.

Cheap truly meant cheap. The batteries were pure trash. Read the reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-AA-20-Ex...ustomerReviews
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Old 03-14-2016, 03:12 PM
 
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With most any battery the life depends on how fresh they are when delivered to the store and also how they are stored.
Most cheap batteries come from overseas in ships with hot storage containers and can take 6+ weeks on the water before finally arriving at it's various destinations.
Heat is the biggest destroyer of batteries.
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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This is helpful information for me right now.


NHDave wrote:
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Cheaper isn't always bad. People that know a whole lot more about batteries than I have concluded that the Amazon Basic white label rechargeable batteries are actually rebranded Panasonic Eneloops, one of the better brands available, and they're half the price.
Edit: I just checked pricing on Amazon and the Eneloops are less expensive than the Amazon brand. IF I'm comparing the correct two products. Mmm.



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With most any battery the life depends on how fresh they are when delivered to the store and also how they are stored.
Most cheap batteries come from overseas in ships with hot storage containers and can take 6+ weeks on the water before finally arriving at it's various destinations.
Heat is the biggest destroyer of batteries.

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Old 03-18-2016, 05:54 AM
 
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Edit: I just checked pricing on Amazon and the Eneloops are less expensive than the Amazon brand. IF I'm comparing the correct two products.
Which size are you looking at? The Basics price for AA seems to have gone up but they're still cheaper than Eneloops
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