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# 160101 23-Dec-2014 14:59
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I see Noel Leeming are selling AAA 24 PACK ALKALINE for $19.99. Is there any better deals? I need to get them today so internet ordering is not an option.







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  # 1202699 23-Dec-2014 15:10
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Bunnings do Varta AAA 24 pack for $14.98

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  # 1202700 23-Dec-2014 15:11
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Bunnings? I'm pretty sure they're only about $10 for 16 pack of Varta alkalines

 
 
 
 


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  # 1202702 23-Dec-2014 15:12
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sbiddle: Bunnings? I'm pretty sure they're only about $10 for 16 pack of Varta alkalines


http://www.bunnings.co.nz/varta-aaa-alkaline-batteries_p00516030

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  # 1202705 23-Dec-2014 15:13
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I just get DSE packs.

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  # 1202708 23-Dec-2014 15:16
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similar price at Jaycar but I suspect the Varta cells are better quality (I've had the Jaycar "eclipse" ones leak on me before)

ooh a surprise contender: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=BATMLF1008&name=MAXLIFE-AAA-Alkaline-20-Pack
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t 56c a cell

and: http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/electrical_hardware/batteries_chargers/warrior_alkaline_batteries_175417/
5
0c a cell! I've used these and they are OK.

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  # 1202743 23-Dec-2014 15:58
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sbiddle: Bunnings? I'm pretty sure they're only about $10 for 16 pack of Varta alkalines


http://www.bunnings.co.nz/varta-aaa-alkaline-batteries_p00516030


They do a 16pk as well for a cheaper price.

Just don't buy the Arlec batteries from Bunnings. I've had a number of them leak badly.

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  # 1202751 23-Dec-2014 16:37
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We've had good success with the Maxlife brand.  No leaks yet in 2 years of use and we buy a 20 pack most months.




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  # 1202783 23-Dec-2014 17:16
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All batteries are not equal.  Varta at Bunnings are well priced and good.




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  # 1202846 23-Dec-2014 19:07
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Most alkalines are about the same both in my testing and we some people have done tests on them.

just don't buy Duracell. Overpriced leaky pieces of s..t




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  # 1202941 23-Dec-2014 21:48
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All sorted. AAA Batteries from Bunnings. Thanks for everybody's input.





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  # 1202995 24-Dec-2014 07:00
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richms: Most alkalines are about the same both in my testing and we some people have done tests on them.


The chemistry is well established and not much difference, but the assembly quality varies.  I used to buy Arlec from Bunnings but had a number of them leak.

At work I get 9V PP3 Alkaline Fujitsu for $1.60 each and if I wanted Zinc then it is something like 40c (or maybe it is 60c, can't be bothered).  We put them in products we manufacture.  I'm shocked by what the retail price is.




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  # 1203022 24-Dec-2014 08:32
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timmmay: I just get DSE packs.


The AAA's are good. The AA's are rubbish. We have an RFID cat door and the battery warning light flashes when I put a fresh set of DSE AA's in it (and it stops working after a day or two). itgs not a high drain device either as other batteries last months in the cat door.

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