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Eighteen Duracell Batteries (AA and AAA) instore at B&Q. Mine were the Plus type.
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#1
Voted hot, but this is a fairly standard offer in B&Q (have used it a few times myself). For anyone who can't get to a B&Q, tesco have 16 (8 + 8 free) packs for £4.91.
#2
Great find.......will buy a few packs for all the kids xmas toys. Thanks
#3
B&Q also do their own branded AA batteries in a 24 pack for £3.89 if I remember correctly. They also do a 12 & 36 pack of which is even better value for money(36).
#4
Thanks - will go buy some tomorrow. voted hot.
#5
For those who can't get to B&Q, svp.co.uk usually always has Duracell at around £1.30 a pack of 4, and their Procells at £3 for 10.

If you don't mind branding, their Rayovacs at 79p for 8 AAs are very competent Alkalines, lasting in my experience around 80-90% of the time of Duracells for a fraction of the cost.

Personally with the ready availability of Hybrid rechargeables, I've given up buying disposable batteries. Uniross Hybrio can be bought for £5 for 4 (maplin et al), are supplied pre-charged, and can be recharged 500 - 1000 times. That makes it around 2p a go including electricity! Unlike previous rechargeables these hybrid ones can be used in remote controls, torches that are infrequently used etc. In fact just about anywhere except smoke alarms, and very voltage sensitive applications.

I've even bought some C and D adaptors so I can use them in all my kids battery thirsty toys!

HTH - Rufus.
#6
These are cheap, but in the long-run, you and the environment are always better off with rechargables.

Even though a good deal, my conscience can't vote hot.
#7
these are £4.98 not £4.99 i believe (sorry for nitpicking)
#8
They are this price everywhere bought some from tesco last night and they have been on 100%free for some time now. This makes them the price they should be anyway because they have always been robbery in my opinion.
#9
It's a false economy. Get yourself some rechargeables instead. Amazon has some good deals.
#10
RedOnRed
It's a false economy. Get yourself some rechargeables instead. Amazon has some good deals.

This always comes up when people talk about buying Duracell batteries, but it just simply isn't economic or realistic to buy batteries for everything you own. I bet if I counted how many AA batteries were in use in the house in kids toys, clocks etc there would be about 50+ !!

As much as I agree that rechargeables are best for certain appliances - like cameras, and high drain toys, but you'd be crazy to buy rechargeable for everything!! you'd end up outlaying over £100 up front and then half of them would end up getting thrown away etc.
:thumbsup:
#11
While I agree with both arguements about batteries to some degree, I lean to the position of not using rechareables. Reason: I bought countless numbers of these, but ended up throwing them away because they failed at inopportune times and have found them pretty much useless. I have a charger that recharges normal batteries a few times, so at least I can get extra mileage out of them. Basically, I don't credit any rechargeable battery on the market at present, but I'll keep by ears and eyes open.
#12
Not all devices will work properly with rechargable batteries as they are 1.2V (4.8V if using 4) instead of 1.5V (6V if using 4) for normal betteries.
#13
RedOnRed
It's a false economy. Get yourself some rechargeables instead. Amazon has some good deals.

agree - I voted cold
Not only false economy but damage to environment as well, I doubt anyone will be bothered to dispose them properly.
#14
donnydude
these are £4.98 not £4.99 i believe (sorry for nitpicking)


It should read ;

These are £4.98 not £4.99 i believe (sorry for nitpicking)

Please note the capital "T"

( sorry just nitpicking !? ) :giggle:
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Predikuesi
While I agree with both arguements about batteries to some degree, I lean to the position of not using rechareables. Reason: I bought countless numbers of these, but ended up throwing them away because they failed at inopportune times and have found them pretty much useless.


My experience was similar, but down to two factors:

1) Conventional rechargeables self discharge quickly, so batteries left in a torch for example might be down to 30% of their power after a month or two of sitting around. Modern hybrids - Uniross Hybrio, Sanyo Eneloop etc. don't have this problem.

2) Most cheap fast chargers are ****. They destroy batteries, cook them, overcharge them etc. I've bought myself a decent charger, with LCD display and separate charge circuits for each battery and it's brought a number of my old rechargeables back to life. Cost nearly £30 for the charger though:

http://www.batterylogic.co.uk/technoline/technoline-BL700.asp

YMMV - Rufus.
#16
I HAVE A CHARGER, BUT SOMETIMES AT XMAS YOUR BETTER WITH NORMAL ONES AS WELL, DON'T FORGET YOU CAN'T GIVE AWAY YOUR RECARGABLES CAN YOU.:santa:
#17
rattla
This always comes up when people talk about buying Duracell batteries, but it just simply isn't economic or realistic to buy batteries for everything you own. I bet if I counted how many AA batteries were in use in the house in kids toys, clocks etc there would be about 50+ !!

As much as I agree that rechargeables are best for certain appliances - like cameras, and high drain toys, but you'd be crazy to buy rechargeable for everything!! you'd end up outlaying over £100 up front and then half of them would end up getting thrown away etc.
:thumbsup:


If it's any help I bought about 80 AA/AAA rechargeable batteries over the last couple of months for everything I own. Outlay was £100 for the batteries and another £25ish for a good charger.

What lead me to do this was starting to save depleated disposables (for safe decomissioning), and just seeing how many batteries I sent off every month. Mostly from kids toys where one of the delights would invariably leave something switched on overnight, and result in 4 dead batteries!

I estimated I spent over £100 a year on disposables, so buying good rechargeables was a worthwhile investment IMHO.

I'm hoping none of them get thrown away, and should have a shelf life of 5 years, saving me (hopefully) over £400.

It could be a huge mistake, but even if it saves me nothing, it will IMHO have less environmental impact than disposables.

YMMV - Rufus.
#18
kevingattaca
It should read ;

These are £4.98 not £4.99 i believe (sorry for nitpicking)

Please note the capital "T"

( sorry just nitpicking !? ) :giggle:


Should this read "These are £4.98 not £4.99 I believe."

(Sorry just nitpicking!?)

Note the capital "T" and "S":giggle:
#19
Predikuesi
Should this read "These are £4.98 not £4.99 I believe."

(Sorry just nitpicking!?)

Note the capital "T" and "S":giggle:


Ok let's not even start on punctuation!
#20
Without taking anything away from the OP, there's another cheap battery thread here which I've found. Really positive reviews and better than Duracell apparently.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117639
#21
[SIZE=2]It's a good thing to get into rechargeables. Once you've made the initial outlay for the batteries and charger that's it...you're sorted.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]We get through loads of batteries just with kids toys at christmas, not to mention the rest of things that need them and i'm fed up with getting through pack loads of unchargeable batteries.[/SIZE]
#22
RedOnRed
It's a false economy. Get yourself some rechargeables instead. Amazon has some good deals.

you have to use electricity to charge them lol
#23
Plenty of AA's but I didnt see any of the AAA's :whistling:
#24
I'm a happy user of the Vapextech 2700mAh AA and 1100mAh AAA bought off thiefbay.

You can get 16x 2700mAh AA plus a charger for less than £20 delivered or 8 AAA for less than £8 delivered. There was a good deal for 8 + 8 a while ago which was quite good.

Both from UK sellers, fast delivery, been using these batteries for over a year no probs.

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