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Duracell plus AA batteries

Post by TownCat » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:33 am

I've just seen Groupon.com have a various deals on Duracell Plus batteries. i.e 12 AA's for £5.47 & 36 AA's for £12.49 including postage.


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Post by Redcap » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:39 am

Thanks Towncat, that's handy to know ::g
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Post by phen58 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:40 pm

Hi
I always use that well known auction site rhymns with "fleabay" and if you check out item number 311139527110, you will find 50 AA procell (these are brilliant and are the professional version of duracell) for just £12.25. Bargin!!

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Post by FUBAR » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:44 pm

Great deal. Many thanks for the info matey.

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Post by fisheruk » Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:05 pm

Another vote for the procell.
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Post by PaulL » Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:42 pm

[quote="phen58"]Hi
I always use that well known auction site rhymns with "fleabay" and if you check out item number 311139527110, you will find 50 AA procell (these are brilliant and are the professional version of duracell) for just £12.25. Bargin!![/quote

Yup found them last week delivered and being used ...bargain

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Post by craghopper » Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:19 am

I find most of these bargain packs have a short date on them possible they have been on shelf for a few years .
The duracell 9V I have bought from Argos are dated 2019 but ones I bought from Tesco as a bargain pack only had a year left on them and ran low fairly quickly.Just looked at Duracell plus power AAs I bought from argos and they are dated Mar 2023.Problem when you buy on line you can't check the dates, correct me if I'm wrong.CH
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Post by TownCat » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:57 am

craghopper wrote:I find most of these bargain packs have a short date on them possible they have been on shelf for a few years .
The duracell 9V I have bought from Argos are dated 2019 but ones I bought from Tesco as a bargain pack only had a year left on them and ran low fairly quickly.Just looked at Duracell plus power AAs I bought from argos and they are dated Mar 2023.Problem when you buy on line you can't check the dates, correct me if I'm wrong.CH
I agree you cant check the dates on the ones you purchase on line, but you should have taken them back to Tesco with your receipt they might have replaced them with a pack with a longer date.
I have to admit to not checking the dates on battery packs, thanks for pointing this out.
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Post by Gary_Graham » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:35 am

I use rechargeable batteries and over the years found some work better than others I now use Eneloop batteries, they hold their charge (very low self discharge rate) for months and provide full power a lot longer than regular rechargeables. although relatively expensive compared to normal rechargeables they are well worth it in the long run.
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Post by justinbell » Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:22 pm

16 AA Duracell plus for 5.99 at home bargains and 9v pro pointer battery 1.49
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Post by craghopper » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:25 pm

TownCat wrote:
craghopper wrote:I find most of these bargain packs have a short date on them possible they have been on shelf for a few years .
The duracell 9V I have bought from Argos are dated 2019 but ones I bought from Tesco as a bargain pack only had a year left on them and ran low fairly quickly.Just looked at Duracell plus power AAs I bought from argos and they are dated Mar 2023.Problem when you buy on line you can't check the dates, correct me if I'm wrong.CH
I agree you cant check the dates on the ones you purchase on line, but you should have taken them back to Tesco with your receipt they might have replaced them with a pack with a longer date.
I have to admit to not checking the dates on battery packs, thanks for pointing this out.
I did see the date when I bought the Tesco ones they had a whole shelf of them but all had the same date
just thought I would take a chance on them as they were £6 for 4x 9v Duracell Instead of £3-99 each in most shops .I just buy from Argos 2 for £5 they last about 15 hrs in the F4 which is about 8 or 10
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Post by phen58 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:48 am

Sorry to keep this going but ----like you I was worried about short dates on the cells but NO... The seller I pointed to lists them with the expiry date which is always with around 2-5 years exp... Plenty long enough for our purposes.

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Post by Beany_bot » Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:56 am

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Post by Gudge » Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:13 pm

phen58 wrote:Sorry to keep this going but ----like you I was worried about short dates on the cells but NO... The seller I pointed to lists them with the expiry date which is always with around 2-5 years exp... Plenty long enough for our purposes.

Another vote for this seller and item ::g . Use them all the time (not just metal detecting). Just ordered the Duracell re-chargeable and just to point out don't by them in 8's or 12's as they work out cheaper in single pack of 4 (from this seller).

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Post by targets » Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:07 pm

but has anyone tried the Duracell SIMPLY brand i have seen offered cheap ??
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Post by Gudge » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:09 pm

targets wrote:but has anyone tried the Duracell SIMPLY brand i have seen offered cheap ??
No I can't say that I have, but reading about them it states they are best used in "low to moderate drain devices (radios, remotes, clocks)"
So to sort of answer your question, I wouldn't think they would last to long in a detector.

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Post by STIG » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:29 pm

phen58 wrote:Hi
I always use that well known auction site rhymns with "fleabay" and if you check out item number 311139527110, you will find 50 AA procell (these are brilliant and are the professional version of duracell) for just £12.25. Bargin!!

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Post by Batman » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:23 am

Duracell plus AA x 4 are £1.49 at Home Bargains, that is not a special one off discounted price but the normal, regular price of them. Deffo not to be missed!! ::g :)

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Post by Ash_ » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:40 am

Did anyone see the test they did on the one show. After a few tests they ended with the best value for money was ikea own brand.
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Post by Redcap » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:46 am

phen58 wrote:Hi
I always use that well known auction site rhymns with "fleabay" and if you check out item number 311139527110, you will find 50 AA procell (these are brilliant and are the professional version of duracell) for just £12.25. Bargin!!
I agree with you phen, they are a absolute bargain and also have a good shelf life on them. The PP3s are also good vfm.

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Post by Redcap » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:52 am

Ash_ wrote:Did anyone see the test they did on the one show. After a few tests they ended with the best value for money was ikea own brand.
That is correct Ash, but I don't think that Procell were included in that test.

But give the IKEA batteries their due, they were certainly cracking value for money. ::g

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Post by Steve Dixon1968 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:48 pm

Just bought some, look great value for money ::g

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