4 pack of Panasonic AA 1.5v Batteries just 10p @ B&M Retail
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4 pack of Panasonic AA 1.5v Batteries just 10p @ B&M Retail

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Found 19th Mar 2015
Was in B&M this morning and found that they are clearing out 4 packs of Panasonic AA batteries for just 10p. They had loads of boxes. Asked lady at till who said its a national price. I picked up 10 packs, so 40 x AA batteries for a quid! Should keep me going for a few years lol.

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They are Panasonic more like a few days

Original Poster

For devices like remotes, smoke alarms etc they are absolutely fine. What do you want for 10p?

londonthing98

For devices like remotes, smoke alarms etc they are absolutely fine. … For devices like remotes, smoke alarms etc they are absolutely fine. What do you want for 10p?


smoke alarms???? you need a good quality battery for something that could save your life

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baggerofbargains

smoke alarms???? you need a good quality battery for something that could … smoke alarms???? you need a good quality battery for something that could save your life


Have you heard of the button that says "TEST" and you should be pressing weekly? Only that will ensure your forewarned of a fire. The quality of battery has nothing to do with it. They all go dead at some stage. These aren't bad batteries anyway.

londonthing98

For devices like remotes, smoke alarms etc they are absolutely fine. … For devices like remotes, smoke alarms etc they are absolutely fine. What do you want for 10p?



Don't most smoke alarms use 9v batteries? .. not sure I've ever come across one that takes AA's oO

Original Poster

There u go. not a problem :-)

No need to get side tracked. May not be the best batteries, but for 10p you cant go wrong. Heat added, thanks op.

Heat added. Hope I find some tomorrow.

Use these all the time for the kids toys and they are fine (I would of cleared the shelf at 10p a pack). Heat from me x

Original Poster

I would of cleared them but I only have one sky remote lol

Hehe, "National" deal but just not available Nationwide!!! LOL

londonthing98

Have you heard of the button that says "TEST" and you should be pressing … Have you heard of the button that says "TEST" and you should be pressing weekly? Only that will ensure your forewarned of a fire. The quality of battery has nothing to do with it. They all go dead at some stage. These aren't bad batteries anyway.



Odd that you read that part of the smoke alarm manual but ignored the bit that said only use alkaline (or lithium) batteries.

These are zinc carbon batteries. The price is good, but they are generally a false economy - they will leak if left in pretty much anything for more than a few months (which can, naturally, cause a lot more than 10p worth of damage!), they will last at best 20% of the length of any alkaline cell, and they aren't all that great for the environment.

A 10-pack of alkaline cells (brand in batteries is mostly irrelevant - a few % between them at most - its what they are made of that matters) can be had for £1.50 or less but for most purposes is a better investment in the long run.

(And to the OP - these won't last you a few years. In fact, I'd be vary wary of even handling them after a couple of years. They aren't designed to have a long shelf life - again, an alkaline cell will have a shelf-life of typically 6 years. These won't...)
Edited by: "jah128" 20th Mar 2015

jah128

These are zinc carbon batteries. The price is good, but they are … These are zinc carbon batteries. The price is good, but they are generally a false economy - they will leak if left in pretty much anything for more than a few months (which can, naturally, cause a lot more than 10p worth of damage!), they will last at best 20% of the length of any alkaline cell, and they aren't all that great for the environment. A 10-pack of alkaline cells (brand in batteries is mostly irrelevant - a few % between them at most - its what they are made of that matters) can be had for £1.50 or less but for most purposes is a better investment in the long run.



Alkaline batteries will last between 5 & 10 x longer than Zinc batteries so better going to Poundland &^ getting 6 (or 8 if you are lucky) Kodak alkaline for £1......will most likely last longer than 40 Zinc batteries & much less risk of leakage damage

heat

going to have to pay more attention to battery packets most of my battery operated things i don't want ruined by a leaking zinc battery

Great find ! Heat added

BatteryShowdown.com rates them poorly, yes they are cheap, but may have been better off spending a little more on some other ones. I'm not sure they are a good deal, not voted either way.

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After reading the test results I will be picking up some Ikea batteries when I visit there next.

Are people really moaning about 10p batteries? Stick them in the doofer, clock and other low maintenance items and they'll be fine. Heat added.

Technically the Ikea ones work out cheaper £/Ah, even with the reduction to 2.5p a cell in this deal.
But not everyone has an Ikea, or HB for that matter, on their doorstep.

Banned

£1 at ours on Thursday

Zinc Carbon batteries should have a date code (best before) date on the pack, if they are close to that and you're not going to use them immediately then it's like paying for stuff to put straight into the bin !

I used to buy these off the market, they are ****

Time to outlaw Zinc carbon batteries I think

But at this price, screw the earth eh.

I usually buy 11 Kodak batteries for a quid in pound land, they last about 3-4 weeks in my pc mouse so not bad!

hellblazer32

I usually buy 11 Kodak batteries for a quid in pound land, they last … I usually buy 11 Kodak batteries for a quid in pound land, they last about 3-4 weeks in my pc mouse so not bad!


An alkaline lasts about 12 months in mine, personally I'd never use zinc carbon in anything other than a cheap disposable torch.

GrantyGranty

BatteryShowdown.com rates them poorly, yes they are cheap, but may have … BatteryShowdown.com rates them poorly, yes they are cheap, but may have been better off spending a little more on some other ones. I'm not sure they are a good deal, not voted either way. http://www.batteryshowdown.com/static/images/mah_large_200mA.pngAfter reading the test results I will be picking up some Ikea batteries when I visit there next.



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If you look at the table at the bottom of the page, you can sort them at cost per Ah.

At 10p/cell these work out to £1.05/ per Ah (standard price), so this deal price would work out to be 2.5p/cell so 26p/Ah.

Looking at the chart these aren't as good value as say, Kodak Xtralife (which you can get for 6 for £1 at Poundland or tesco sometimes), which work out to 15p/Ah.

(Kodak Xtralife have 1133Mah, slightly more than Duracell or Energizer standard, where as Panasonic Zinc have 94Mah, which is less than a tenth of Kodak Xtralife.)

Make sure it sys Xtralife, as Kodak standard (Zinc) aren't great either at only 99Mah and 92p/Ah).

Edited by: "npo" 21st Mar 2015
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