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Old 02-05-2016, 09:45 AM
 
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Anybody have a good, cheap source?
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:05 AM
 
Location: NJ = liberalism is a mental disorder!
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Dollar Tree store if you're in the USA.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:24 PM
 
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Dollar Tree store if you're in the USA.
Those will be cheap, in more ways than one. If the OP wants inexpensive instead of cheap, Amazon basics are a good choice.

Amazon.com: AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries (36-Pack): Health & Personal Care
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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EverReady, Ray-o-vac, and the major brands have quality control and last longer than the Panasonic and off-brands, so actual cost of usage can be hard to compute. Harbor Freight alkalines seem to have reasonably sufficient life and can sometimes be had for $5 per 24 pack.
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:47 PM
 
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I always thought Panasonic was a good brand. Live and learn. I bought a pk of 4 of those at the dollar store today just because I'm desperate.

Thanks for the tips. I saw the Amazon basics got good reviews but I had never even heard of them before. We have a Harbor Freight here, too. I wouldn't have even thought of them for batteries.

Any opinion on ACDelcos?
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:28 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I agree, Harbor Freight is the best price and they are decent. I still get them at Costco, though, worth a little more for the longer life.
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Old 02-06-2016, 04:31 AM
 
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Those will be cheap, in more ways than one..
Yes Dave.. Today its not a good idea to skip out and get CHEAP stuff...... Its usually all garbage!!
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Glen Burnie, MD
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Yes Dave.. Today its not a good idea to skip out and get CHEAP stuff...... Its usually all garbage!!
When it comes to batteries, I second this from experience.

I've taken batteries out of things I haven't used for 10 years and, while they're a little corroded, it's nothing even remotely beyond repair. On the other hand, the Sunbeam batteries from dollar tree have leaked on me after less than 3 years of being in something. They're fine for things like the TV remotes (although they don't last as long as better brands) but for other things like my wall clock I wouldn't trust them at all.
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Old 02-06-2016, 12:59 PM
 
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Even brand names have problems. My last batch of Eveready hearing aid batteries were crap. Most lasted a few hours at most. Bought some Duracells yesterday (same price) and time will tell.
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Old 03-10-2016, 05:13 PM
 
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I won't go cheap on batteries I buy Duracell's only. been there done that with cheap batteries some of them leaked ruining my device and the life span on them is crap.
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