£1 for 12 Sony ultra heavy duty  AA carbon zinc batteries at poundland
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£1 for 12 Sony ultra heavy duty AA carbon zinc batteries at poundland

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Found 3rd Apr 2008
Was suprised to see these batteries here, I know I got some in my Sony Remote Control and they lasted forever...
Good buy.
Deal doesnt show online but there were tons of them so presume they will be nationwide.

16 Comments

Good for low drain devices such as remote controls. Not good though for high drain like a camera or MP3 player.

These are Zinc carbon batteries

FOCUS DIY have BOGOF on 12 Alkaline Philips AA or AAA batteries for £2.99. ie. ~ 12p each for alkaline batteries.

Voted hot.

COLD

Poundland had 8 alkaline (BOGOF on 4 pks) kodak batteries a week or so ago (might be still on...) - effectively the same price as FOCUS

12 sony batteries for £1!! sounds good to me, have some heat:thumbsup:

They last no more than 1 wk in a Wii remote.

Only useful for wall clocks and remotes really.

Been using these for months , better than the kodak ones and the generic low quality grey ones they sell, last around a month in my mouse 2-3 months in my keyboard and a week in a wii remote but a wii remote is high drain. Voted hot

Great contribution to the 700 batteries which go to UK landfill each year! For low drain applications buy some Uniross Hybros, Sanyo Eneloops or Vapex Instant and recharge once a year. Voted cold.

mystik;1831082

Great contribution to the 700 batteries which go to UK landfill each … Great contribution to the 700 batteries which go to UK landfill each year! For low drain applications buy some Uniross Hybros, Sanyo Eneloops or Vapex Instant and recharge once a year. Voted cold.



Recharging batteries uses quite a bit of electricity therefore contradicting this green warrior stance

kungfu;1831128

Recharging batteries uses quite a bit of electricity therefore … Recharging batteries uses quite a bit of electricity therefore contradicting this green warrior stance

Nope - they take an insignificant amount of electricity compared with the energy taken to manufacture a battery (rechargeable or not) in the first place, not to mention package it and transport it, and you are not producing toxic waste either.

badgerrules;1830939

12 sony batteries for £1!! sounds good to me, have some heat:thumbsup:

No, not at all. Do not get hung up on brand names. "Sony" (a dubiously over-inflated brand in the first place) means nothing. "Zinc carbon" means everything - i.e. the crappiest form of battery. No-name alkalines are much better value, and rechargeables are much better value still (costing a fraction of a penny per charge).

Recharging takes barely measurable amounts of electricity - I'm with pibpob, go the Hybrio/Eneloop route. With a decent charger, you'll never need buy batteries again.

I have these, this offer has always been on as last October I thought I was being a "smart a***" and bought £10 worth and they are rubbish!

In my wireless apple mouse they last 2 weeks, standard batteries usually last around 3 months! Wireless Apple keyboard around the same again. PS3 remote Control they lasted 4 weeks. TV remote 2 weeks.

They are perfect emergency batteries but dont expect to use them as a cost cutting measure, over the space of a year you probably spend more!

OP is about standard batteries and should be judged as such , rechargeable batteries are a different kettle of fish. As a standard battery 12 for a quid is a good bargain.You can also buy 2 rechargables and a charger both at £1 each from the same shop.

Saw them today. Nice one
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