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Posted: 10/21/2004 12:49:08 PM EST


Purchase SureFire lithium batteries direct from SureFire
for only $1.25 each. That’s $15 for a box of 12 and
$90 for a bulk pack of 72.


vs.



Duracell Ultra Lithium Battery Photo 3 Volt 123
1 EA
$8.99

Duracell Ultra Lithium Battery 3 Volt 2-Pack 123
2 EA
$13.99

Link Posted: 10/21/2004 12:50:24 PM EST
Holy fuck... I've been paying $5 to $9 each for those for my camera... I've been RAPED.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 12:53:53 PM EST
Chinese/Taiwan made batteries.

Link Posted: 10/21/2004 12:55:12 PM EST
I bought mine on ebay after I quit using botach.

100 new surefire for $69

Botach was 100 for $79
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 12:57:00 PM EST
Keep this confidential! If the women find out they will hoard all the batteries.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 12:58:29 PM EST
I buy 9v batteries by the 75 count box for $45 on E Bay.
Playing paintball in tourneys eats up 9v's like crazy.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:00:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By Takakuraken:
Keep this confidential! If the women find out they will hoard all the batteries.



They want the d batteries or 6 volt
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:00:45 PM EST
and the Surefire batteries are BETTER
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:02:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By neilfj:
Chinese/Taiwan made batteries.


Do they perform any different than the Duracell variety? Surefire used to specify either their battery or Duracell by name in the warranty papers!??
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:03:01 PM EST
I remember I bought a box 12 from Sure FIre for $5
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:03:54 PM EST
I was on vacation in england. The battery in our camera died, thinking 'oh super, where are we going to find these and how much will I get ripped off for!'. Popped them out of the camera, wow! 123a's! Remove batts from surefire for the camera during the day, put them in the surefire at night. Problem solved!
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:05:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:

Botach was 100 for $79



... that's where I get mine
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:06:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By GUNGUY1911:

Do they perform any different than the Duracell variety? Surefire used to specify either their battery or Duracell by name in the warranty papers!??




According to those that know, and my own personal experience, the Surefire batteries work BETTER than the Duracells.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 1:08:36 PM EST
I get my 123's from Batterstation for a buck apiece. Hang out on flashlight forums to find the best deals.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:01:32 PM EST
I know we all get good deals, but how do the battery companies do this? Isn't it illegal in some way?
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:05:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By GUNGUY1911:

Do they perform any different than the Duracell variety? Surefire used to specify either their battery or Duracell by name in the warranty papers!??




According to those that know, and my own personal experience, the Surefire batteries work BETTER than the Duracells.



+1

Surefire batteries are the Bomb.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:08:06 PM EST
After I got a Streamlight Stinger XT, I stopped buying Surefire batteries.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:09:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:10:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
I know we all get good deals, but how do the battery companies do this? Isn't it illegal in some way?



Why? Making money is legal in USA last time I checked.
Do you think this is the only case where such large markups occures?
I work in an industry where an item may cost $1.00 to manufacture but end users pay $10 at mass retail outlet like Walmart or $15 at speciality store.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:28:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2004 2:30:00 PM EST by AcidGambit]

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
and the Surefire batteries are BETTER



I would disagree... They work fine and I use them (when I have to pay out of my pocket,) But IME they don't last as long as the Duracell.

edited to add: Run time, not storage time. Of course, I have never used two fresh sets, side by side. I would still go with the Surefires... Of course, they will probably jack their prices up soon.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 2:59:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By neilfj:
Chinese/Taiwan made batteries.


I've got 12 of them, haven't used them yet though, still in the packing tube, and it says Made in the USA.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 3:00:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 4:54:29 PM EST
I hear the rechargeables argument.......
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 4:55:10 PM EST
where do we get aimpoint batt's?
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 8:06:54 PM EST
According to the Duracell website, their DL123A has a 1400 mAh capacity. Anyone have the specs on the Surefires?
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 3:19:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 3:21:49 AM EST by mr_wilson]

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
where do we get aimpoint batt's?



I buy mine by the dozen from these guys: www.zbattery.com/, shopped around and while I occassionally find them cheaper, these guys always send me "fresh" batts.

Mike

PS - as noted above all my 123s I get from Surefire as they appear to be fresh and last as long any Duracell, plus ya can't beat the price.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 12:46:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
where do we get aimpoint batt's?



Sanyo CR 1/3N for $2.25 apiece.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 1:03:13 PM EST
A year or so ago I had to buy a couple at WallyRip.... $8-$10 each. And people wonder how the Waltons became billionaires. Just let 'em catch you napping. POW!!
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 1:06:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
I know we all get good deals, but how do the battery companies do this? Isn't it illegal in some way?

It's called <b>Capitalism</b>. Haven't you ever paid attention to the ridiculous cost of bottled water?
The local 7-11 charges a $1.69 for a quart. That's $6.76 / gal - 3x the price of GASOLINE.
My water bill states $0.95 for 748 GALLONS - that's 1/10th of 1 cent / gal.
How's THAT for a markup?
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