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Topic # 204443 1-Oct-2016 18:14
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Where do you guys buy CR2025/CR2032 button cells? Is there some nifty online source with reliable quality and discounts for 10 packs etc (TradeMe - ha ha haaaa...) that I don't know about -- or should I just stick to 1 and 2 packs of Panasonics from Mitre 10?

 

I know I mocked the reliability of TradeMe traders, but I do admit to buying button cells from DX before (which is where it seems a lot of TradeMe traders source all of their stock!). And DX are very cheap, e.g. 5 cells for US$2 - but I suspect the 'genuine Sony' and Camelion branded cells are not quite as authentic as they seem ;-) . And due to airline regs DX will no longer ship lithium cells to NZ anyway... not that I'm even sure some of these are genuinely even lithium.

 

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  Reply # 1643920 1-Oct-2016 18:14
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Hmmmm. Here we go.





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  Reply # 1643931 1-Oct-2016 18:44
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Electrical wholesaler - J A Russel/Stewarts/Radcliffe

They have all the crazy battery types.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1643972 1-Oct-2016 21:20
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ebay, I've got a dozen of those tiny battery types from various sellers. You can usually get 10 quality cells shipped to NZ for the price of buying one in NZ.





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  Reply # 1643978 1-Oct-2016 21:51
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Kmart have these in a pack, I cannot remember the exact price though, but I believe it was reasonable.


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  Reply # 1643983 1-Oct-2016 22:23
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Since the only thing we have that uses them is our kitchen scales, and we only need about 2 a year, I just buy them at Mitre 10 or the supermarket!






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  Reply # 1644037 2-Oct-2016 00:48
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I just buy those at supermarkets. There is a balance between buying one or two and having these immediately or looking for a discount on a batch of 50.





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  Reply # 1644038 2-Oct-2016 00:59
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As above supermarket check out

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Pretty much every $2 type store sells 5-10 packs for $2-$3


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  Reply # 1644075 2-Oct-2016 11:03
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You didn't make it clear if you really require bulk quantities or are just musing about getting them as cheap as possible.
Anyway battery stand at local new world - pack of 2 energisers for around $6.




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  Reply # 1644093 2-Oct-2016 11:35
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Like sbiddle, I have just acquired mine from the local $2 type store. Ridiculously cheap compared to the supermarket or Mitre 10, and they seem (so far) to have comparable performance.




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  Reply # 1644099 2-Oct-2016 11:53
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Nice. Thanks for all the replies folks.

 

Think it will end up being a combo of $2 stores (totally forgot about them) & premium brands from supermarkets.


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