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Duracell AA M3 12PK Batteries £2.47 @ PC World

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6y, 9m agoFound 6 years, 9 months ago
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If you don't have a PC World local to you, they also have the same deal at Currys
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#2


yes I just added this deal to my post ....think inquisitor poached on mine !!!!......:whistling:
#3
heat added....ordered
#4
paw2304
yes I just added this deal to my post ....think inquisitor poached on mine !!!!......:whistling:


er... nah.. but i have pouched it off http://www.offeroftheday.co.uk/ :thumbsup:

but thanks for your credit on your post! :thinking: real smooth...
#5
Just order.. thanks..heat added
#6
Just managed to reserve the last one at my local Currys
#7
just ordered 3 packs to collect. use loads of these in the kids toys when the rechargeable ones run out.thanks heat added
#8
If you don't have a PC World local to you, they also have the same deal at Currys
- nicster08


Thanks! :)
#9
mad they were selling 8 (4+4free) for £3.49 in the shop!!
#10
Buy rechargeables. You'll save money in the long run and they won't end up in a landfill quite so quickly.
#11
Sigmatic
Buy rechargeables. You'll save money in the long run and they won't end up in a landfill quite so quickly.


Not everything works well on 1.2v...
#12
jazid;7884391
Not everything works well on 1.2v...
Give me some examples. This is largely a myth, especially when you bear in mind that disposables will spend much of their time giving out 1.2V or less anyway.
#13
jaffacat;7877137
use loads of these in the kids toys when the rechargeable ones run out.thanks heat added
Why don't you just buy a second set of rechargeables and get your kids to swap them between toys and charger? :?
#14
Just ordered some...

For info, currys allows you to reserve up to 5 packs ;)
#15
Just ordered 3 packs for pick up. Swansea store has stock.
#16
Sigmatic
Buy rechargeables. You'll save money in the long run and they won't end up in a landfill quite so quickly.


I like this deal..... and i like landfills, but which one is better?
#17
Bully
I like this deal..... and i like landfills, but which one is better?


there's only one way to find out
#18
pibpob
Give me some examples. This is largely a myth, especially when you bear in mind that disposables will spend much of their time giving out 1.2V or less anyway.


My nitro fuel RC buggy, truck and touring cars don't like 1.25volts! I have to recycle(not landfill lol) my duracells at 12.5volts!:):):)

SUPER HOT deal ... i bought about 100 pieces!!!!!!!!!!!!
#19
pibpob
Give me some examples. This is largely a myth, especially when you bear in mind that disposables will spend much of their time giving out 1.2V or less anyway.


*Cough* Bs *Cough*, why dont you give US some examples where you can stick a 1.2v rechargeable in a camera which has single or multi-flash? see if it last half as long.. **
alternatively.. prove that a decent disposable batt will spend much of their time with 1.2v or less.. I dont know about you but when you use high powered apps with batt's they last until they're on their last legs.. :thinking:
google up at the discharge patterns of disposable vs rechargeable batts sometime yeah? then spout otherwise.

**NB I am purely comparing Ni-MH/Ni-Cad batts vs alkaline disposable (and NOT Li-po, Li-ion etc..)
#20
Ordered thanks!
Heat added.
#21
Ordered, thanks for posting. heat added
#22
Dont forget, when the batteries are empty to take them to any supermarket or highstreet store for recycling. As from 1st Feb - all house-hold batteries can now be recycled
#23
Eneloop are HOT, Duracell at any price are COLD.

Save your wallet and save the planet by not buying disposeables.
#24
Inquisitor;7886513
*Cough* Bs *Cough*, why dont you give US some examples where you can stick a 1.2v rechargeable in a camera which has single or multi-flash? see if it last half as long.. **
I don't have to. It will last approximately as long - voltage is not the same thing as capacity. Elementary electrical theory.

And the terminal voltage of disposables will droop under load because of their higher internal resistance. Sticking a meter on them, seeing 1.5V and concluding that that is what you get is naive.

I really don't understand why people have a mental block about rechargeables. Do they really think it's better to lug enormous numbers of disposables back from the supermarket at more than ten times the cost? What's going on in their heads?

google up at the discharge patterns of disposable vs rechargeable batts sometime yeah? then spout otherwise.
Ok then: look here - first graph (ignore the purple curve - it's for lithium). You're talking about high-powered applications so 2A is quite acceptable. Now how long do the alkaline cells stay at 1.5V eh? And compare that with the last graph (same discharge current; NiMH). That cell will have cost less than a penny to recharge. No contest!
#25
Just ordered 5 from Currys, I use a load of these..... Heat and Rep... cheers Op

Just reading the rechargeable debate... I use a lot of AA's and AAA's in some of my remote firings systems (I run a Fireworks Display company) and believe me rechargables last approx 1/4 of what a brand new one of these does.... I have bucker loads of high capacity rechargables and they're now resigned to the draw....
#26
pibpob

Ok then: look here - first graph (ignore the purple curve - it's for lithium). You're talking about high-powered applications so 2A is quite acceptable. Now how long do the alkaline cells stay at 1.5V eh? And compare that with the last graph (same discharge current; NiMH). That cell will have cost less than a penny to recharge. No contest!


I really cba today, so im just going to make it short. Retailers results are not really viable for justification.. esp. if they're trying to sell their own brand.

IMO li-ions are the way forward, alkaline AND Ni-MH will be on its way out... as li-ion has much more bang for buck, unfortunately that requires better voltage/current regulators..

Guess you can take my word (or not), I have done research & field test of Ni-Mh and Ni-Cad in the past, yes the bunny hops for longer with alkaline as opposed to Ni-Mh. Ni-Mh has a earlier drop off compared to Ni-Cad, Ni-Cad acts similar to Alkaline in the sense of power dissipation. IF Ni-Cads hasnt got the blasted memory effect it'll be a winner still.
in RE to your capacity blah blah something, look at power equation, its not only capacity is not the only factor, there's resistance and voltage too. If you dont understand something you can always PM me and I might get back to you. :thumbsup:
#27
ok not sure whats going on here but ordered a few packs from pc world and currys
bought the ones first in currys and queried the fact it didnt state M3 on the packaging just duracell ultra but was ssured i had the correct batteries,went next door to pc world and the packagin gon my reservation states M3 ultra AA,have i been given the wrong batteries at currys?I thought M3 ultra was top of the line,perhaps i am wrong?

My currys receipt states AA 12 ultra 0000269095 sku
#28
Bully
ok not sure whats going on here but ordered a few packs from pc world and currys
bought the ones first in currys and queried the fact it didnt state M3 on the packaging just duracell ultra but was ssured i had the correct batteries,went next door to pc world and the packagin gon my reservation states M3 ultra AA,have i been given the wrong batteries at currys?I thought M3 ultra was top of the line,perhaps i am wrong?


theres a couple of deals on atm, you can get the
M3's for £2.50 (12pk) or
PLUS for £2.00.. or
8pk for M3 at £2.00, or
8pk of PLUS for something cheaper.. lol dont remember.. :-D

P.s. Picked mine up today, expires on the 2015
#29
But mine are 12 packs AA ultra, just wanted to know if currys pulled a fast one on me
#30
Inquisitor;7890605
I really cba today
Really? So you accuse me of talking rubbish and tell me to look up the discharge characteristics of different batteries, and look what happens when I do? You dismiss my results but "cba" to find your own? Speaks volumes!
If you dont understand something you can always PM me and I might get back to you. :thumbsup:
Judging by your performance on this thread so far, it won't help me much if I do!
#31
stop fighting and help me with my query plz lol
#32
I got the same from pc world bully
#33
pinkleponkle
I got the same from pc world bully


Ok i have emailed duracell, no reply yet, had a look on their website but no mention of M3, weird
#34
Bully I got both aa and aaa batteries and they all have no M3 on any of the packages.
1 Like #35
On the above questions:
http://www1.duracell.com/ie/faq.aspx#

"Why has the ‘M3’ been removed from the Duracell Ultra name?

It was decided to remove ‘M3’ to reduce any consumer confusion and to clarify Duracell Ultra’s premium positioning."


pibpob
Really? So you accuse me of talking rubbish and tell me to look up the discharge characteristics of different batteries, and look what happens when I do? You dismiss my results but "cba" to find your own? Speaks volumes!
Judging by your performance on this thread so far, it won't help me much if I do!


Im sorry but yes the link is bias towards the retailer.. obviously.......... :roll:
You've made an assumption based on that link so your assumption is not valid...
.. to be edited brb..
#36
Inquisitor
On the above questions:
http://www1.duracell.com/ie/faq.aspx#

"Why has the ‘M3’ been removed from the Duracell Ultra name?

It was decided to remove ‘M3’ to reduce any consumer confusion and to clarify Duracell Ultra’s premium positioning."



Thankyou! excellent, Rep left

so currys had the newer batteries exp 2015, pc world had the older M3 2014 exp date

think i will go back to currys to top up my supply, 100 should do nicely
#37
Collected 4 packs today
Thanks
#38
Thanks for spotting these, picked up a few packs in the Swansea Enterprise Park PC World today, Currys next door had stock as well.
#40
just got another 2 packs in my loca currysl, the last few packs
so sorted until 2015 now
might dump my rechargeable ones now :)

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