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Posted: 1/17/2006 8:21:38 AM EDT
Who has the best 123 batteries for cheap? I usually order a box of 72 once a year and it's coming time again. Surefire raised their price by about $30 on the box. I'm wondering if there's a comparable battery that costs less. I am not interested in cheap chinese crappy batteries, I want surefire quality or better. If I have to I'll suck up the price increase and buy the surefires.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 8:45:25 AM EDT
dang, that was a big jump, that sucks.

Guess I'll have no problem using my LED's now.

Bad move on surefire, as LED's get better, they raise the prices on their 123's

TXL
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:56:51 PM EDT
The Surefire website has two battery options. 12 for $21 or 72 for $126. That's $1.75 each which is what it's been for a long time.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:16:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 1:20:24 PM EDT by BrightFlashlights]
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:39:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:47:47 PM EDT
Crud. Had I known that big a jump was coming I would've ordered a couple dozen.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:49:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triple_D:
Battery Station

thanks
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:49:38 PM EDT
Wasn't there another flashlight manufacturer (Pentagonlight?) that was selling them cheap?

Yeah, dig this! CHEAPER!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:59:36 PM EDT
tag.

Anyone use the pentagonlight batteries? Are they as good as the Surefires?

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:46:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ASUsax:
tag.

Anyone use the pentagonlight batteries? Are they as good as the Surefires?




"Yes" to both questions.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:40:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BrightFlashlights:
Don't hesitate to drop us a note for 123A batteries, we can help.

BrightFlashlights.com



Originally Posted By black556gun:
The Surefire website has two battery options. 12 for $21 or 72 for $126. That's $1.75 each which is what it's been for a long time.



Before the '06 price increase on batteries it was $1.25 each / $15 per dozen.



Damn, your right. Sorry for the confusion. Do they still have free shipping for orders over $100?
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:55:22 PM EDT
You can find Sanyo, 123, 3 volt batteries at www.botac.com, 20 for $25.00 ($1.25 per battery).
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:17:01 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 3:47:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 4:26:44 PM EDT by Cavu]

Originally Posted By macman37:
Wasn't there another flashlight manufacturer (Pentagonlight?) that was selling them cheap?

Yeah, dig this! CHEAPER!



Yep, that is a much better price than the surefire. I am kicking myself for not ordering them last month. But what is up with Pentagon and the $10 shipping charge?

ETA: What is up with Pentagon not using a secure checkout page? That just did the deal for me. I started to enter my CC info and noticed that it wasn't SSL Secured. I then called them and they said their computers were down. I think the battery gods are against me.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:12:26 PM EDT
www.amondotech.com has cells at $1 each plus shipping. The newer cells (what they are selling) have outperformed Surefire cells in the tests run on Candlepowerforums. I am working on the first dozen I bought to try out, working great so far.

The test seen here show some performance at 2amp draw from random test cells. The Titanium and Battery station cells both did very well.

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:27:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:28:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:11:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BrightFlashlights:

Originally Posted By Triple_D:
Battery Station



If you guys need Battery Station 123's let me know, we have them at discounted prices.




How bout a ranking of what are the best batteries for the money? I'm sure you've gone through a few different ones.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:52:46 AM EDT
I just bought two dozen of the Pentagon CR123's. I havent't used any of them though, so I can't comment yet.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 2:01:27 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 11:21:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SgtIPD:
You can find Sanyo, 123, 3 volt batteries at www.botac.com, 20 for $25.00 ($1.25 per battery).


Botac...
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