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Old 08-02-2022, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default Has anyone looked at battery prices lately?

I’ve been quietly complaining about the costs of everything going up, but after a trip to get my annual stock of AA lithium batteries for trail cameras, I had to do a triple check and then ask for the manager…

A 4 pack of AA lithium as is now $15. Unreal!
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Old 08-02-2022, 12:41 PM   #2
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Automotive batteries also. Tractor battery cost me $200 and change. 6 month warranty. 😳
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Old 08-02-2022, 12:42 PM   #3
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Tractor Battery price dang near made me shoot my tractor and put it out of its misery.
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Old 08-02-2022, 12:57 PM   #4
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Tractor Battery price dang near made me shoot my tractor and put it out of its misery.
I bought one at Tractor Supply a little over a year ago and it expired shortly after the warranty. Picked a new one up at Napa thinking it would have a longer warranty. My bad. TS 1 year and Napa 6 months. 😵*💫
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Old 08-02-2022, 01:24 PM   #5
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My experts tell me there is no good companies anymore. They all turn out bad ones...
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Old 08-02-2022, 02:32 PM   #6
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Default Has anyone looked at battery prices lately?

I just had to replace my two factory batteries in my F250. With fees and taxes it was 520USD. I did buy some good ones but the cheapos would have been 450USD. I turned on my old man ness and told the kid about how I used to buy batteries for my first vehicle at Wally world for 29.99 back in the late 90s when I first started driving (18).


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Old 08-02-2022, 02:35 PM   #7
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My son has a $20 toy tow truck that takes 4 C batteries. I payed $12.39 for a 4pk at Walgreens 2 weeks ago and they lasted about a full weeks worth of play. I will surpass the cost of the toy after 2 battery replacements. Battery type and count will be a BIG factor going forward on any kids toys we purchase.
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Old 08-02-2022, 02:44 PM   #8
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I use aldis double and triple A battery and never had any issues. They have gone up but will cheaper that that. I think it’s 3.50 for an 8 pack
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Old 08-02-2022, 04:36 PM   #9
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Truck battery for Tacoma---$180, Battery for riding mower--$60 Both in the past 2 weeks.
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Noticed it yesterday when looking for lithiums. 8 pack was $23.XX
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Old 08-02-2022, 04:43 PM   #11
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Thank you brandon. (that was all caps)
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Old 08-02-2022, 04:45 PM   #12
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Battery for Gate opener $160
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Old 08-02-2022, 05:08 PM   #13
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My son has a $20 toy tow truck that takes 4 C batteries. I payed $12.39 for a 4pk at Walgreens 2 weeks ago and they lasted about a full weeks worth of play. I will surpass the cost of the toy after 2 battery replacements. Battery type and count will be a BIG factor going forward on any kids toys we purchase.

Yep no doubt.

Good thing the government is mandating electric vehicles all over the world. What could possibly go wrong


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Old 08-02-2022, 05:34 PM   #14
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I use Walmart batteries for my tractors. Have one six years old and still working. Johnson Controls makes most brands.
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Old 08-02-2022, 05:35 PM   #15
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I buy energizer max from home depot. You can get a 36 pack for $21.87 and they last a good while in my camera's.
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Old 08-02-2022, 05:36 PM   #16
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I’ve been quietly complaining about the costs of everything going up, but after a trip to get my annual stock of AA lithium batteries for trail cameras, I had to do a triple check and then ask for the manager…

A 4 pack of AA lithium as is now $15. Unreal!
Need to get you some solar panels.
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Old 08-02-2022, 05:45 PM   #17
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Have a boat with 3 or 4 batteries. It hurts when you have to replace them.

I had to buy lithium AA for our front door the other day, I about fell over.


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Old 08-02-2022, 05:55 PM   #18
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They recommend lithiums for the Tactacams and they do work better but I just can’t stomach paying that much. I’ve gone back to Alkalines. My son told me what he paid for a new battery for his truck and I thought he got ripped off. I guess I haven’t bought one for a vehicle in a while

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Old 08-02-2022, 05:58 PM   #19
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I buy energizer max from home depot. You can get a 36 pack for $21.87 and they last a good while in my camera's.
That used to be ~$12-15………..

Let’s Go Brandon!!!!!
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Old 08-02-2022, 06:05 PM   #20
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That used to be ~$12-15………..

Let’s Go Brandon!!!!!
Yep I used to pay about $15 for them. I run them in my reveal camera and they do pretty well. Still the best deal in the Biden era lol....
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Old 08-02-2022, 07:40 PM   #21
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Need to get you some solar panels.

I refuse to go green!

Some of the guys have solar panels on their covert cell cameras but the wires seem to be a magnet for raccoons. They have constant problems with them.

At these prices, we might be installing conduit and hard wiring them.
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Old 08-02-2022, 07:41 PM   #22
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They recommend lithiums for the Tactacams and they do work better but I just can’t stomach paying that much. I’ve gone back to Alkalines. My son told me what he paid for a new battery for his truck and I thought he got ripped off. I guess I haven’t bought one for a vehicle in a while

I ran economics and they absolutely pay for themselves when compared to regular batteries. It wasn’t uncommon for a set of batteries to yield 30-35 thousand photos.
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Old 08-02-2022, 07:55 PM   #23
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I just did a search the other day for AA lithiums for the same reason. Cheapest I found was to buy online and pickup at Buy Buy Baby. Even got to use a 20% coupon. Felt manly.
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Old 08-02-2022, 08:07 PM   #24
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I used to buy the Lithium but not at these prices. I do use solar panels on several of my game cams so that helps a bunch.
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Old 08-02-2022, 08:11 PM   #25
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Can you imagine what it must cost to replace batteries in your Tesla?
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Old 08-02-2022, 08:16 PM   #26
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I ran economics and they absolutely pay for themselves when compared to regular batteries. It wasn’t uncommon for a set of batteries to yield 30-35 thousand photos.
I get about 8-10 months out of the alkaline right now ~4-5K pics a month. I think a lot has to do with the camera though.
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Old 08-02-2022, 08:26 PM   #27
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I buy energizer max from home depot. You can get a 36 pack for $21.87 and they last a good while in my camera's.

These. I can get almost 2 months on a Spartan with those without external source.


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Old 08-02-2022, 09:01 PM   #28
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I went to Amazon for small batteries. They sure work well. I think I get tons more out of them more than energizer or Duracell.

On a side note, I recycle batteries and the price on them has dropped over 50%. Did Biden give this market to China too? Last check was .15/lb. Someone is making a killing.
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:03 PM   #29
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Ain’t no more lead mines in the good old USA thanks to Obama was the story I heard years ago. Just another way to nudge us out to the curb.
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:51 PM   #30
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Can you imagine what it must cost to replace batteries in your Tesla?
It's gotten better. In California it went from 4K to 1K
There smart people out there.
100k miles do it again. Next 100k do it again. Interesting market...

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Old 08-03-2022, 09:24 PM   #31
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It's gotten better. In California it went from 4K to 1K
There smart people out there.
100k miles do it again. Next 100k do it again. Interesting market...
I thought they were in the .$10,000 range
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Old 08-03-2022, 09:56 PM   #32
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I bought a 100pk of no name AA alkalines for $22 today on Amazon.

They said Heavy Duty!

And be here tomorrow.
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Old 08-04-2022, 04:46 AM   #33
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I refuse to go green!



Some of the guys have solar panels on their covert cell cameras but the wires seem to be a magnet for raccoons. They have constant problems with them.



At these prices, we might be installing conduit and hard wiring them.


Cows ate may solar panel wire. I rewired it with the wrong size plug, found a plug that almost fit and preceded to break the female slot inside the camera. Asked for a replacement part or somewhere to buy it, still waiting on reply.






So I have a $60 solar panel with no hole to plug it into.



I'm giving these a shot for now, say Made In USA so shouldn't be too bad.

$15.50 for 48-

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Great-Val...2?athbdg=L1100

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Old 08-04-2022, 05:11 AM   #34
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With prices like these, I sure am glad I built external battery packs for all my trail cameras now…
All I have to do is swap packs out for half of them, and do nothing for the other half with solar panels. Each setup should more than cover me on ultra video mode for an entire season.







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Old 08-04-2022, 06:16 AM   #35
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It's gotten better. In California it went from 4K to 1K
There smart people out there.
100k miles do it again. Next 100k do it again. Interesting market...

Most Tesla cars on the road are engineered to 1,000,000 mile battery service life with 80% capacity still available at that million miles.

Battery chemistry has come a LONG way in the last 10 years. So much so that, barring some kind of defect in the pack, the battery pack lifespan will FAR outlast the engineering of the rest of the car… any any other car on the road for that matter.


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Old 08-04-2022, 07:05 AM   #36
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I thought they were in the .$10,000 range
From the dealer 10K and more.

These are re-furb units. They take your bad battery and clean it out and recharge it. They actually come to you and do the swap out in your driveway. Can not imagine the mess they leave for the environment.
New battery 200k - re-furb 100K...
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Old 08-04-2022, 07:19 AM   #37
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Replaced the battery on my truck a couple weeks ago, was $200.

It doesn't seem that long ago when paying $60 for an Interstate battery at a truck stop was flat-out getting gouged because they knew you were in a bind.
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