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Posted: 8/11/2011 3:33:38 PM EDT
I'm looking for a pile of replacement CR2 batteries for the 3 Vortex Strikefire's I have.

Walmart: $16/each, Energizer lithium
Local battery place: $13/each, same
BestBuy: $15/each, Sanyo lithium
Local camera place: $8/each, "Varta" lithium

Online: $.50-$3/each for name brand, lithium

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:34:51 PM EDT
You sure do talk a lot.

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:38:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DontShootMyDog:
You sure do talk a lot.


Have your other 9939 posts been as awesome as this one?
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:41:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By targettarget:

Originally Posted By DontShootMyDog:
You sure do talk a lot.


Have your other 9939 posts been as awesome as this one?

Id say yes
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:42:27 PM EDT
Online batteries can be old. They can be half way thru their age.
Also many are not packaged. No card or display
Bought in bulk
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:48:13 PM EDT
It may also be that people who are buying batteries in a store need them right now, and so are willing to tolerate extremely high prices. See also: people who pay $80 for HDMI cables because they are already at the Best Buy, and they want to take their TV home and plug it in, instead of waiting a week for the $3 monoprice cable to come.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:54:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blueinterceptor:
Online batteries can be old. They can be half way thru their age.
This in no way is possible with retail stores, quicky marts etc?

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:58:53 PM EDT
http://www.batterystation.com/cr123a.htm

Here is where most people are getting their USA made batteries. No connection with them. I think they might be a dealer here? If I recall I seen their add in the EE.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:58:54 PM EDT
I bought some 2032's off of ebay a while back for the garage door opener. 1.00 each free shipping. 2 years later door still opens,
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:00:39 PM EDT
sorry about your Canada, bro.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:21:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By blueinterceptor:
Online batteries can be old. They can be half way thru their age.
Also many are not packaged. No card or display
Bought in bulk


Sorry, wrong!

In the store you are paying for the store front, the utilities, the maintenance, the store staff, their benefits, the parking lot.

Online = less overhead = lower prices!
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:24:50 PM EDT
Counterfeits abound - that being said, there are plenty of legit online places.

I use these guys they are quick, reliable & have good prices. Also they move enough stock that batteries are fresh.

No idea if they ship to Canadia. Early August so the shipping lanes are still probably frozen solid.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:51:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DontShootMyDog:
You sure do talk a lot.


Hey, ease up! He's probably just lonely living up there in the frozen tundra.










I have bought some batteries online that didn't last long, probably past their prime. YMMV.

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 5:14:30 PM EDT
Link to fifty cent batteries?
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 5:20:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2011 5:20:34 PM EDT by Blue_Monkey]
Originally Posted By BakerMike:
It may also be that people who are buying batteries in a store need them right now, and so are willing to tolerate extremely high prices. See also: people who pay $80 for HDMI cables because they are already at the Best Buy, and they want to take their TV home and plug it in, instead of waiting a week for the $3 monoprice cable to come.


This and people are stupid.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 5:20:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Paps-Zapf:
Originally Posted By blueinterceptor:
Online batteries can be old. They can be half way thru their age.
Also many are not packaged. No card or display
Bought in bulk


Sorry, wrong!

In the store you are paying for the store front, the utilities, the maintenance, the store staff, their benefits, the parking lot.

Online = less overhead = lower prices!



ah not so wrong, i have some experience buying these batteries. next where do you think these places store these batteries they sell?
these places have utilities, rent and salaries to pay as well.
they may have less overhead, granted but they are not devoid of it.

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 5:29:19 PM EDT
How many people even know what a CR2 battery is?

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