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100 pack Extra Long Life Battery AA or AAA - £12.49 @ Maplin

£12.49 @ Maplin
Extra Long Life Battery Value Packs Extra value-for-money multi-packs Specially designed for high-drain and digital applications 20% more capacity than standard alkaline Advanced formula … Read More
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Extra Long Life Battery Value Packs

Extra value-for-money multi-packs
Specially designed for high-drain and digital applications
20% more capacity than standard alkaline
Advanced formula for higher capacity
Superb leak-proof technology
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#1
thats pretty good, voted hot
[Holiday Pirates]#2
deliver is £2.54 so thats not too bad either
#3
Still much more expensive and environmentally damaging than using rechargeables, unfortunately.
#4
pibpob
Still much more expensive and environmentally damaging than using rechargeables, unfortunately.

Yawn
#5
Hot, only if you need that many batteries as (as far as I know) batteries do not preform as good as they should if you leave them for too long (something to do with being too cold in winters?) or maybe they lose charge over time. Correct me if i'm wrong, please :oops:
#6
MrPinchPenny;1832225
Yawn

Translation, I'm too lazy to get up off the sofa walk over to the charger when I need to change the batteries in the tv remote.
#7
Yawn. Translated im not paying 30x over the odds to use rechargeables just to please some carrot muncher or hang on ill just wait until the batteries are charged before i use my device again .( only joking, no real offence intended). Voted cold but only because for a tenner you could buy 120 sony AA batteries from the pound shop and annoy the greenies a bit more :roll: p.s stop moaning at the consumer try moaning at the manufacturer.
#8
MrPinchPenny
Yawn


Hey yawner, do you use a water filter before drinking your tap water?

If it's a yes, did you ever think why you have to do that?
#9
scousethief
Yawn. Translated im not paying 30x over the odds to use rechargeables just to please some carrot muncher or hang on ill just wait until the batteries are charged before i use my device again .( only joking, no real offence intended). Voted cold but only because for a tenner you could buy 120 sony AA batteries from the pound shop and annoy the greenies a bit more :roll: p.s stop moaning at the consumer try moaning at the manufacturer.


If the consumer stops buying...the manufacturer will stop making. It's simple economics. Also, rechargeables are cheaper to run in the long term. As for being "green" - what's wrong with trying to give your kids a planet that's in a better state than when you got it?

I'm off to eat some carrots :p
#10
BarneyL
Translation, I'm too lazy to get up off the sofa walk over to the charger when I need to change the batteries in the tv remote.



I find that rechargable batteries are useless in a remote control because they don't hold a charge well over time. I prefer alkaline batteries for some things... clocks, remotes, cordless keyboard/mouse because they last longer and the higher power of a rechargable doesn't provide any advantage. They're also handy to keep as a backup for when you've forgotten to charge or are in a rush...

Seems to be a good price. Hot.
#11
I don't understand why people still buy disposable batteries. You can pick up packs of 4 good quality 2500mAh rechargeable batteries in Aldi and Lidl for £1.99 most weeks. They'll last far longer than these cheap non branded disposables too. And I'm not a carrot munching person who cares about the environment, I just prefer not to waste my money on something I'll be throwing in the bin.
#12
[email protected]
I find that rechargable batteries are useless in a remote control because they don't hold a charge well over time. I prefer alkaline batteries for some things... clocks, remotes, cordless keyboard/mouse because they last longer and the higher power of a rechargable doesn't provide any advantage. They're also handy to keep as a backup for when you've forgotten to charge or are in a rush...


That's a fair point...if only they invented a wind-up remote!
#13
komakino;1832434
That's a fair point...[COLOR=darkred]if only they invented a wind-up remote[/COLOR]!

Wow. You've got something there.

Pehaps a remote like the torch where you shake it up and down in a rather disgusting gesture (You know what I mean - thumb tip touching on fingertips style) Good wrist exercise. Might well catch on!!

Just hope batteries dont fade while watching Debbie Does Dallas. Both hands full.:)

Why not write to Trevor Bayliss with that one.
#14
Tony Harrison
And I'm not a carrot munching person who cares about the environment.


Mmmmm carrots...caring about your surroundings is nothing to be ashamed of you know. I'm not saying that we should all join Greenpeace, we should just be aware that we all have an impact on our planet and there are practical ways we can help reduce that impact, however small. If everyone did their bit we would all be better off.
#15
komakino
If the consumer stops buying...the manufacturer will stop making. It's simple economics. Also, rechargeables are cheaper to run in the long term. As for being "green" - what's wrong with trying to give your kids a planet that's in a better state than when you got it?

I'm off to eat some carrots :p


Yea. But the point is the manufacturers could take the responsiblity to stop manufacturing things which are less efficient than other things. I don't see you asking the manufacturers to be conscious of our fragile envrionment. Is that because you do it on the quiet, or in fact because like most, you prefer to take cheap-shots at the consumers? I find it hard to imagine anyone being ignorant of the fact that the producers of 'bad' products are obviously the ROOT of the problem, as it is clear to see that NO consumer, having realised that manufacturers have stopped producing something, will start to manufacture it themselves. Instead, he/she will simply purchase the closest equivalent that IS currently still being manufactured. In this case, the discontinued product would be disposable batteries and the closest equivalent would be rechargeable batteries. It's quite simple. If you want to get rid of a tree (an ironic analogy) you cut it out of the ground where the roots lie. You don't cut off its branches and hope it just disappears.
#16
rizla01
Just hope batteries dont fade while watching Debbie Does Dallas. Both hands full.:)


Brilliant! We should go on Dragon's Den!
#17
scousethief
Voted cold but only because for a tenner you could buy 120 sony AA batteries from the pound shop


The Sony ones in Poundland arnt very good,, ok for remotes but nothing that require alot of power
#18
komakino;1832494
Brilliant! We should go on Dragon's Den!


Tut. Already thought of.
http://www.make-digital.com/tcprojects/oreilly/make/inbox/44121/imgpages/80/makevol12_0120_fg.png
#19
Houldey
Yea. But the point is the manufacturers could take the responsiblity to stop manufacturing things which are less efficient than other things. I don't see you asking the manufacturers to be conscious of our fragile envrionment. Is that because you do it on the quiet, or in fact because like most, you prefer to take cheap-shots at the consumers? I find it hard to imagine anyone being ignorant of the fact that the producers of 'bad' products are obviously the ROOT of the problem, as it is clear to see that NO consumer, having realised that manufacturers have stopped producing something, will start to manufacture it themselves. Instead, he/she will simply purchase the closest equivalent that IS currently still being manufactured. In this case, the discontinued product would be disposable batteries and the closest equivalent would be rechargeable batteries. It's quite simple. If you want to get rid of a tree (an ironic analogy) you cut it out of the ground where the roots lie. You don't cut it's branches and hope it just disappears.


Listen...if there is a demand for bad products...there will be a supply. And the consumer has a responsibility *as well as* the manufacturer. In the same vain, you can't just blame banks for giving people bad credit. Consumers have a *choice* and the capitalist world we live in that choice is an awesome weapon.
#20
Fundamentally , I'm against non-rechargeable batteries. Not only are they bad due to the energy required to make them that is thrown away (literally) when they've run out of power, but the direct environmental damage the chemicals inside batteries cause when they inevitably get into the water table after landfill.

Please people. There's no excuse for not caring for the environment. It's just ignorant and selfish. We just need to all do our bit.
1 Like #21
Do you wear a watch ? does your car key contain a battery( oops you dont have one cos your a greenie and you dont use the bus either because they are HIGH polluters ) The pc/laptop your using definately does , your digital camera ? is your cooker a wood burning stove ? do you use natural gas do you flush your toilet or use a compost heap ? is your tv a wind up one ?do you have solar panels on your roof ? a small wind generator ? do you read books ?if so your not helping the enviroment either get off the high horse before you slip and hurt yourself. If we werent getting ripped off at every turn then the we would probably all be using safer greener products, but we are so we dont. rant over lol

"Listen...if there is a demand for bad products...there will be a supply. And the consumer has a responsibility *as well as* the manufacturer. In the same vain, you can't just blame banks for giving people bad credit. Consumers have a *choice* and the capitalist world we live in that choice is an awesome weapon."

total rubbish m8 if you supply an alternative product at 1/4 of the price people will buy it to save money, if the option isnt there you cant buy it ,simple as that, get off the consumers back and start on the manufacturer or like has been said do you like taking a cheap shot at the consumer ? typical greenie whinger
#22
rizla01
Tut. Already thought of.
http://www.make-digital.com/tcprojects/oreilly/make/inbox/44121/imgpages/80/makevol12_0120_fg.png


Dammit! I always wanted to know if Peter Jones was really as tall in real life as he was on TV.
#23
MrPinchPenny
Yawn


BarneyL
Translation, I'm too lazy to get up off the sofa walk over to the charger when I need to change the batteries in the tv remote.


Translation: I think i'm an incredibly amazing person because I use rechargeable batteries. If a full-time charity worker or carer used disposable batteries, I would consider them lazy scum because I'm such a great person, and that's what great people do.
#24
scousethief
Do you wear a watch ? does your car key contain a battery( oops you dont have one cos your a greenie and you dont use the bus either because they are HIGH polluters ) The pc/laptop your using definately does , your digital camera ? is your cooker a wood burning stove ? do you use natural gas do you flush your toilet or use a compost heap ? is your tv a wind up one ?do you have solar panels on your roof ? a small wind generator ? do you read books ?if so your not helping the enviroment either get off the high horse before you slip and hurt yourself. If we werent getting ripped off at every turn then the we would probably all be using safer greener products, but we are so we dont. rant over lol


But rechargable batteries are cheaper to use in the long-term, so there's no excuse for not using them except complacency or ignorance, or it would appear, sheer bloody-mindedness.
1 Like #25
komakino
Listen...if there is a demand for bad products...there will be a supply. And the consumer has a responsibility *as well as* the manufacturer. In the same vain, you can't just blame banks for giving people bad credit. Consumers have a *choice* and the capitalist world we live in that choice is an awesome weapon.


Let's consider the possession of power-to-cause/force-change ratio of manufacturers to consumers to see if it will help us understand if it is spread equally. Ah, scratch that, my calculator doesn't hold that many digits. Let's just say it's AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT : 1.

Incase you don't understand (which would be bizarre), trying to get ONE manufacturer to make the decision to stop making disposable batteries is equivalent to trying to get AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT of consumers to stop using them. It's insane and simply a bad plan to waste your energy on the consumers, especially if you are fuelled entirely by carrots.
#26
komakino
That's a fair point...if only they invented a wind-up remote!

Wow - that's a great idea - Scan have been doing them for years: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=301941
#27
thekanester
But rechargable batteries are cheaper to use in the long-term, so there's no excuse for not using them except complacency or ignorance, or it would appear, sheer bloody-mindedness.


Umm. You've forgotten something: Instant battery power WITHOUT the need to charge for X hours. I don't think many people buy disposables due to cost.
#28
craigp
Fundamentally , I'm against non-rechargeable batteries. Not only are they bad due to the energy required to make them that is thrown away (literally) when they've run out of power, but the direct environmental damage the chemicals inside batteries cause when they inevitably get into the water table after landfill.

Please people. There's no excuse for not caring for the environment. It's just ignorant and selfish. We just need to all do our bit.


Please e-mail your message to the manufacturers and Oil tycoons. You won't, of course.
#29
thekanester
But rechargable batteries are cheaper to use in the long-term, so there's no excuse for not using them except complacency or ignorance, or it would appear, sheer bloody-mindedness.


And you would use a rechargeable batter for that wall clock and have it stop every two weeks instead of a 10p battery that will last a whole year?
#30
Houldey
Umm. You've forgotten something: Instant battery power WITHOUT the need to charge for X hours. I don't think many people buy disposables due to cost.


Um....well that would be being lazy then. It's not exactly rocket science to keep a set of batteries charged up for when you need them, is it? It's actually more effort to go and open up a new plastic-wrapped set of batteries!

You see - this argument is all about people who actually give a damn -vs- people who couldn't give a monkey bollock. And it's an argument that the people who care cannot win, since the lazy plebs will always find some excuse why being a lazy pleb is better/easier than putting a little bit of effort in.

Let them drink their own contaminated waste I say and then see how they feel!
#31
machofairy
And you would use a rechargeable batter for that wall clock and have it stop every two weeks instead of a 10p battery that will last a whole year?


I already do use rechargable batteries in all my wall-clocks. And they last for over a year...

Nice to see that you're trying to add to the discourse, but either your clock or rechargable batteries must be ****. You see the energy density of rechargables is actually better than all but the best alkaline/lithium chemistry batteries.

And the eneloop style batteries offer high-capacity and long standby times.

You have scored fail / 10.
#32
[email protected];1832353
I find that rechargable batteries are useless in a remote control because they don't hold a charge well over time.
Yes, this is one of the few applications where dry cells may be justified BUT if you are using enough dry cells in remote controls and clocks to justify these before they reach their expiry date, I think you have other problems! :-D
#33
Houldey;1832684
I don't think many people buy disposables due to cost.
Considering that by not using rechargeables you are paying tens of times more, I do wonder what are you doing on this site!
#34
scousethief
total rubbish m8 if you supply an alternative product at 1/4 of the price people will buy it to save money, if the option isnt there you cant buy it ,simple as that, get off the consumers back and start on the manufacturer or like has been said do you like taking a cheap shot at the consumer ? typical greenie whinger


Green Whinger? Perhaps. Socially aware and responsible? Most definitely.
#35
jnm21
Wow - that's a great idea - Scan have been doing them for years: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=301941


This isn't a joke..........it's a wind up!;-):w00t:
#36
Houldey
Please e-mail your message to the manufacturers and Oil tycoons. You won't, of course.


If you stop buying from them, they will go out of business. No need for letters. It's called "the market" and it can sometimes be brilliant.
#37
Please dont insinuate im a lazy pleb, i choose to buy fully charged batteries i also have rechargeable ones. I also work exceedingly hard for my money care for my invalid wife ,look after my 2 children and recycle as much as possible now while your sat on your carrot munching backside lecturing me on how i should also take a more positive role looking after the enviroment YOU could be taking a more positive role by petitioning government and the companies who produce these batteries to stop Then i wouldnt be able to to buy them ! would i ? but of course it makes you feel more important to sit on your backside and lecture. Time to grab a carrot.

I suppose i should ask how you have internet access in your ecologically friendly mudhut ?
#38
scousethief, perhaps you should stop now - you've descended into such childishness with your personal attacks that any point you might have had has been totally undermined. All you are doing is making a fool of yourself.
#39
thekanester
But rechargable batteries are cheaper to use in the long-term, so there's no excuse for not using them except complacency or ignorance, or it would appear, sheer bloody-mindedness.


machofairy
And you would use a rechargeable batter for that wall clock and have it stop every two weeks instead of a 10p battery that will last a whole year?


Heh. Hear hear. Though I assume he doesn't need a clock because he lives in the forest in a hut made from mud and leaves, with no proper job and all the time in the World to dance around singing about how it is the lowly, money-starved average consumer and not the ridiculously rich manufacturer that is at fault for destroying the planet. Basically, the greenies are scared to target the large corps. so they basically bully people at their level. It's a high-school tactic that is totally unoriginal.
#40
thekanester
You see - this argument is all about people who actually give a damn -vs- people who couldn't give a monkey bollock.


lol...true though...serious face: :x

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