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Batteries.. the eternal gift

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:52 am
by blue3715
You never don't need AA or AAA batteries. I find that BF has some good deals if you also take care to buy the right batteries. Not all are the same. Rayovac/Duracell/Energizer are the standard. Anything else where the brand name is NOT on the package do not buy.

Even within the big names, some batteries last longer than others. I have actually spent a bit of time on it, because I needed AAA that would last a long time in my walkie talkies. And I have to say that after research I found that the Rayovacs are excellent batteries for AA/AAA.

As for C or D I am not sure as usually these are used in light up or heavy things (flashlights, moving toys) and I don't use many of them to buy more than 8-12 and don't need enough to worry about saving 50c.

You will pay 50c or more if you get Duracell/Energizer.. which don't last any longer (or less as I have seen)

If you can pay under $.30 per battery you have done well.

Rayovac 48-pk. AA Batteries Mill's Fleet Farm $7.49 (15 cents ea)
Rayovac 30-pk. AA Batteries GameStop $9.99 (33 cents ea)
Rayovac 40-pk. AA/AAA Batteries Combo pack (20 of each) Walmart $6.57 (16 cents ea) **
Rayovac 30-pk AA Battery Ace Hardware $6.49 (21 cents ea)
Rayovac 36-pk AA or AAA Lowes $5.97 (17 cents ea) **
Rayovac 48-pk. AAA Batteries Mill's fleet $7.49 (15 cents ea)


** People may fight for the TVs at Walmart but I'm grabbing these or at Lowes.. it will last the year... ALSO to make them last, store the ones you aren't using in your refrigerator (not freezer or garage.. don't freeze them)

Re: Batteries.. the eternal gift

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:33 pm
by lwmjr
Utilitech makes a good battery, I haven't had any problems with them

Re: Batteries.. the eternal gift

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:36 pm
by teknoge3k
I still have AA batteries that I bought on BF at Home Depot 3 years ago when you could get 50 for like $4. lol

Re: Batteries.. the eternal gift

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:43 pm
by lwmjr
yep, bought a bunch at HD and Lowes, imagine they will have a good deal again this year

Re: Batteries.. the eternal gift

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:58 pm
by bfaddict
teknoge3k wrote:I still have AA batteries that I bought on BF at Home Depot 3 years ago when you could get 50 for like $4. lol


do they still work?? i remember one year i bought a cheap pack from menards on black friday and after a couple of years all of the batteries were pretty much dead

Re: Batteries.. the eternal gift

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:02 pm
by teknoge3k
Yep they work great.

Re: Batteries.. the eternal gift

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:36 pm
by bfaddict
Now i'll probably drive myself nuts trying to hunt down the batteries in walmart....... lol

Re: Batteries.. the eternal gift

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:15 pm
by Shopper X
For AA and AAA, I've switched to rechargeable batteries, which I highly recommend. There are now low discharge batteries that keep much of their charge while being stored. So, you can charge them and keep them on hand for swapping in whenever you need them. I basically never have to worry about buying batteries or running out. And, for my LED headlamp I am always able to use a fully-charged set of batteries to get the brightest amount of light (otherwise the light gets dimmer as the battery gets used up). Some brand names of low discharge batteries are Eneloop and Imedion.

Re: Batteries.. the eternal gift

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:00 pm
by bfaddict
I have rechargables too and I love them. I got a 4 pack with the charger for like $12 at target. I know that you can't use them on some electronics though.

Re: Batteries.. the eternal gift

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:48 pm
by lwmjr
bfaddict wrote:I have rechargables too and I love them. I got a 4 pack with the charger for like $12 at target. I know that you can't use them on some electronics though.

If it takes a regular battery, you should be able to use a rechargeable one

Re: Batteries.. the eternal gift

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:10 pm
by bfaddict
lwmjr wrote:
bfaddict wrote:I have rechargables too and I love them. I got a 4 pack with the charger for like $12 at target. I know that you can't use them on some electronics though.

If it takes a regular battery, you should be able to use a rechargeable one


I think it's few and far between but there are some things that don't recommend using them.

Re: Batteries.. the eternal gift

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:07 pm
by lwmjr
bfaddict wrote:
lwmjr wrote:
bfaddict wrote:I have rechargables too and I love them. I got a 4 pack with the charger for like $12 at target. I know that you can't use them on some electronics though.

If it takes a regular battery, you should be able to use a rechargeable one


I think it's few and far between but there are some things that don't recommend using them.

I will take your word for it, I don't have anything like that,
Now, some rechargeable items, don't recommend using regular batteries.

Re: Batteries.. the eternal gift

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:56 am
by blue3715
Some electronic equipment specifically designed for NiCd or NiMH cells really may not tolerate the higher voltage of Alkalines and similar chemistrys.

Re: Batteries.. the eternal gift

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:54 pm
by blue3715
blue3715 wrote:You never don't need AA or AAA batteries. I find that BF has some good deals if you also take care to buy the right batteries. Not all are the same. Rayovac/Duracell/Energizer are the standard. Anything else where the brand name is NOT on the package do not buy.

Even within the big names, some batteries last longer than others. I have actually spent a bit of time on it, because I needed AAA that would last a long time in my walkie talkies. And I have to say that after research I found that the Rayovacs are excellent batteries for AA/AAA.

As for C or D I am not sure as usually these are used in light up or heavy things (flashlights, moving toys) and I don't use many of them to buy more than 8-12 and don't need enough to worry about saving 50c.

You will pay 50c or more if you get Duracell/Energizer.. which don't last any longer (or less as I have seen)

If you can pay under $.30 per battery you have done well.

Rayovac 48-pk. AA Batteries Mill's Fleet Farm $7.49 (15 cents ea)
Rayovac 30-pk. AA Batteries GameStop $9.99 (33 cents ea)
Rayovac 40-pk. AA/AAA Batteries Combo pack (20 of each) Walmart $6.57 (16 cents ea) **
Rayovac 30-pk AA Battery Ace Hardware $6.49 (21 cents ea)
Rayovac 36-pk AA or AAA Lowes $5.97 (17 cents ea) **
Rayovac 48-pk. AAA Batteries Mill's fleet $7.49 (15 cents ea)


** People may fight for the TVs at Walmart but I'm grabbing these or at Lowes.. it will last the year... ALSO to make them last, store the ones you aren't using in your refrigerator (not freezer or garage.. don't freeze them)


True Value.. 24 pk for $3.99.. That's under 17c each.
http://www.bfads.net/Black-Friday/True- ... lectronics

Re: Batteries.. the eternal gift

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:56 pm
by Irish
blue3715 wrote:
blue3715 wrote:You never don't need AA or AAA batteries. I find that BF has some good deals if you also take care to buy the right batteries. Not all are the same. Rayovac/Duracell/Energizer are the standard. Anything else where the brand name is NOT on the package do not buy.

Even within the big names, some batteries last longer than others. I have actually spent a bit of time on it, because I needed AAA that would last a long time in my walkie talkies. And I have to say that after research I found that the Rayovacs are excellent batteries for AA/AAA.

As for C or D I am not sure as usually these are used in light up or heavy things (flashlights, moving toys) and I don't use many of them to buy more than 8-12 and don't need enough to worry about saving 50c.

You will pay 50c or more if you get Duracell/Energizer.. which don't last any longer (or less as I have seen)

If you can pay under $.30 per battery you have done well.

Rayovac 48-pk. AA Batteries Mill's Fleet Farm $7.49 (15 cents ea)
Rayovac 30-pk. AA Batteries GameStop $9.99 (33 cents ea)
Rayovac 40-pk. AA/AAA Batteries Combo pack (20 of each) Walmart $6.57 (16 cents ea) **
Rayovac 30-pk AA Battery Ace Hardware $6.49 (21 cents ea)
Rayovac 36-pk AA or AAA Lowes $5.97 (17 cents ea) **
Rayovac 48-pk. AAA Batteries Mill's fleet $7.49 (15 cents ea)


** People may fight for the TVs at Walmart but I'm grabbing these or at Lowes.. it will last the year... ALSO to make them last, store the ones you aren't using in your refrigerator (not freezer or garage.. don't freeze them)


True Value.. 24 pk for $3.99.. That's under 17c each.
http://www.bfads.net/Black-Friday/True- ... lectronics



Thanks! I appreciate this. We are always looking for good prices on batteries.