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Posted: 8/23/2006 12:43:33 PM EST
Several places online available but I'm looking for the boards opinion?

Where have you found the best deals and on what batteries?
thanks all
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 12:44:25 PM EST
i get my cr123 from brightflashlights.com
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 12:46:12 PM EST
Battery Mart
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 1:09:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 1:12:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pilk:
battery station


+1 on the above. CPF members get discounts so you can get 123s for $1/cell. And check out the performance graphs on CPF ... the BS 123s perform very well at high-drain applications!
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 1:21:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By jthuang:

Originally Posted By Pilk:
battery station


+1 on the above. CPF members get discounts so you can get 123s for $1/cell. And check out the performance graphs on CPF ... the BS 123s perform very well at high-drain applications!


What is CPF?
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 1:44:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 1:46:10 PM EST
I just found out about Battery Barn today. Anyone else use them?

Link Posted: 8/23/2006 1:47:48 PM EST
Don't go there. It's CONTAGIOUS! Like BRD.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 1:57:32 PM EST
now that I have all kinds of fancy flashlights, I end up using them all the time!

hell, I don't even know where my maglight is
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 1:59:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 2:01:28 PM EST
Huge +1 to the batterstation.com batteries. I am a CPFer as well, so I get them for a buck. Come on over to CPF, we can show you how to get 800 Lumens out of your 3D M*glite, and we can tell you WHY it is M*glite, and NOT the real spelling.

Also, if you want to keep a bunch of 123As in storeage, this is the best way I have found. (It was the SAME price as a Surefire SC1)

Link Posted: 8/23/2006 2:12:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By quijanos:
Several places online available but I'm looking for the boards opinion?

Where have you found the best deals and on what batteries?
thanks all


I can't tell you where to buy. As far as the batteries Consumer reports has done many tests of the standard household sizes (D, C, AA, AAA). Their recommendations are:

1. "Heavy Duty" batteries are a waste of money. Even though they cost half of what alkalines cost alkalines last three to six times longer.

2. About standard alkalines, you can buy by price and not brand because all alkalines last about as long as all the others. So, generic alkalines tend to be the best deal.

3. The new improved alkalines (Duracell Ultra & Energizer E squared) are not worth the money. While they do last slightly longer than standard alkalines, they are not worth the extra cost.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 5:50:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By StretchCavity:


3. The new improved alkalines (Duracell Ultra & Energizer E squared) are not worth the money. While they do last slightly longer than standard alkalines, they are not worth the extra cost.


I would like to add something here. Duracell Ultra, Energizer e2 Titainium, Duracell Power Pix, Duracell Ultra Gold blah blah, and Energizer Lithium will give you about regular performance in normal applications. In high drain applications, they are worth it and they do give longer life. So Energizer's Energi-To-Go cell phone charger (brand new product btw) uses Lithiums. Digital cameras will run better on these premium batteries, iPods, PDAs, etc all work better with premium batteries. For old fashioned applications, regular alkalines are the way to go.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 5:55:32 PM EST
Batteries and Butter

Funny name, but they were good to deal with - and they have everything.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 6:07:28 PM EST
i used to steal borrow batteries from my job at radioshack hahaha

from when i used to work there, the promotion was 5-for-10 which was a mix and match deal on aa. aaa, c's, d's and 9volts. as for cr123's and cr2520s and all that its a rip off at 3.79 a piece! everyone uses us for the 5-for-10 deals, we beat bjs and all the other wholesale stores.

Link Posted: 8/23/2006 7:21:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By StretchCavity:
I can't tell you where to buy. As far as the batteries Consumer reports has done many tests of the standard household sizes (D, C, AA, AAA). Their recommendations are:

1. "Heavy Duty" batteries are a waste of money. Even though they cost half of what alkalines cost alkalines last three to six times longer.

2. About standard alkalines, you can buy by price and not brand because all alkalines last about as long as all the others. So, generic alkalines tend to be the best deal.

3. The new improved alkalines (Duracell Ultra & Energizer E squared) are not worth the money. While they do last slightly longer than standard alkalines, they are not worth the extra cost.


Alkaline Battery Shoot-out

CR123 Lithium Battery Shoot-out

NiMH Battery Shoot-out

LiIon Battery Shoot-out
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 8:26:10 PM EST
Went to Battery Station and the 123 Batteries were $1.50.
I joined the Candle Power Forums.. so how do I go about getiing them at the discounted price of one buck?
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 3:55:05 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 9:17:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wave:
Candle Power Forums! Don't go there though...you'll geek out and start spending $$$ on all kinds of crazy flashlights! Ask me how I know.


My daily carry flashlight is a Surefire E2D... too late man!
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 9:26:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By SWS:
Batteries and Butter

Funny name, but they were good to deal with - and they have everything.


Ditto.

They ship rather quickly to boot.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 9:41:07 AM EST
OT


How do you store your 123 batteries to extend the life?
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 11:22:00 AM EST
thanks, guys. just ordered more aimpoint and NV batts, upon which i'd been procrastinating.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 11:24:27 AM EST
ebay
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 11:39:59 AM EST
What KIND of batteries?


Car? Radio? Flashlight? Submarine? Dildo?
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 9:39:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
What KIND of batteries?


Car? Radio? Flashlight? Submarine? Dildo?



Submarine and Dildo could fall under the same catagory.


I'm mainly looking for:

CR123A
AA
AAA
C
D
9v4v
and a bunch O' keyless remote batts.....
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 9:28:33 AM EST
Thanks for the battery station link!
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 9:45:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 9:46:59 AM EST by capnrob97]
I heard a Consumer Report segment on XM radio, and they said for regular alhkaline (sp?) Costco has the best deal for a jumbo pack where the cost is around 20 cents a battery. ETA: These were AA batteries.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 4:40:09 PM EST
holy thread ressurection
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