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Argos Home Ultra Alkaline Battery Variety Bundle - Pack of 44 - £6.99 (Free Click & Collect) @ Argos
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Argos Home Ultra Alkaline Battery Variety Bundle - Pack of 44 - £6.99 (Free Click & Collect) @ Argos

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Be prepared to power up any device with this 44-piece variety bundle ultra-batteries by Argos. With 12pcs of AA, 12 pcs of AAA, 8 pcs of C, 8 pcs of D and 4 pcs of 9V, you'll be equipped with reliable and long-lasting batteries for any household item.

Whether it's a flashlight that needs a performance boost or your trusty smoke detectors. Be prepared and fully equipped with this super handy variety pack.

Great for value and peace of mind.

  • Pack of 44 batteries.
  • 1.5V.
  • Manufacturer's 5 year guarantee.
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I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the environment, but is it better to get a few rechargables and a decent charger instead of these landfill batteries?
DealJourno01/03/2020 14:31

I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the …I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the environment, but is it better to get a few rechargables and a decent charger instead of these landfill batteries?


I left similar comment under another battery deal, so you should now expect email from mod, something like that

Hi vostro

We've deleted this comment from the below thread as we deemed it to be off topic -


Hukd don't care about environment, they care about money
Regardless of the rechargeable/disposable argument you really don't need 44 random batteries, most of which will be dead before you get to use them. It's a good price for some (probably) mediocre batteries but not a good way to buy them.
DealJourno01/03/2020 14:31

I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the …I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the environment, but is it better to get a few rechargables and a decent charger instead of these landfill batteries?


Rechargeable batteries shouldn't be used in some devices especially slow drain ones like Clocks, TV Remotes and Smoke Detectors. So this is perfect for those such items.
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I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the environment, but is it better to get a few rechargables and a decent charger instead of these landfill batteries?
DealJourno01/03/2020 14:31

I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the …I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the environment, but is it better to get a few rechargables and a decent charger instead of these landfill batteries?


Well I have rechargeable batteries and my electricity is renewable energy so works for me.
DealJourno01/03/2020 14:31

I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the …I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the environment, but is it better to get a few rechargables and a decent charger instead of these landfill batteries?


I left similar comment under another battery deal, so you should now expect email from mod, something like that

Hi vostro

We've deleted this comment from the below thread as we deemed it to be off topic -


Hukd don't care about environment, they care about money
vostro01/03/2020 14:49

I left similar comment under another battery deal, so you should now …I left similar comment under another battery deal, so you should now expect email from mod, something like thatHi vostro We've deleted this comment from the below thread as we deemed it to be off topic -Hukd don't care about environment, they care about money


Ok. Looking forward to that. Thanks for the heads up.
Well you guys really woke me up to the issue.
DealJourno01/03/2020 14:31

I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the …I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the environment, but is it better to get a few rechargables and a decent charger instead of these landfill batteries?


I do have quite a lot of rechargeable, but also lots of toys for my kids. It seems I always run out of batteries. I would really ;ike to use rechargeable batteries only, unfortunately it does not always works this way. Particularly at Christmas when they get lots of toys. It takes time to charge (I do have a fast charger), you run out of rechargeable ones so have to take them away from other toys and so on. I find it helpful to rely on rechargeable batteries but to have spare alkaline ones for just in case.
I voted hot on this deal and for those who cannot find any, if you pass by Homebase, check for these, 30 for £2.10.

hotukdeals.com/dea…539
Regardless of the rechargeable/disposable argument you really don't need 44 random batteries, most of which will be dead before you get to use them. It's a good price for some (probably) mediocre batteries but not a good way to buy them.
Besford01/03/2020 17:40

Regardless of the rechargeable/disposable argument you really don't need …Regardless of the rechargeable/disposable argument you really don't need 44 random batteries, most of which will be dead before you get to use them. It's a good price for some (probably) mediocre batteries but not a good way to buy them.


Got small kids who have lots of toys. I probably use over 100 batteries. Yes, some of the batteries may be dead already, as kids didn't play since a long time with some of the toys. Only my alarm system takes 10, the remote controls including the Wii 12, add a couple of clocks and the alarm, another 6. My son's hockey game takes 8, so we are already at close to 40.
I guess without the toys a family can manage with under 40 easy, but with the toys, baby monitor, night lights and so on, sadly but the number goes up...I guess there is always a way around, but in our days we need these.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 1st Mar
Besford01/03/2020 17:40

Regardless of the rechargeable/disposable argument you really don't need …Regardless of the rechargeable/disposable argument you really don't need 44 random batteries, most of which will be dead before you get to use them. It's a good price for some (probably) mediocre batteries but not a good way to buy them.


I know what you mean. Can't remember the last time I used a C or D battery. :/
DealJourno01/03/2020 14:31

I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the …I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the environment, but is it better to get a few rechargables and a decent charger instead of these landfill batteries?


I would still keep some disposables around as a backup.

The other day I went to grab some rechargeables and they were dead, despite being unused since the last charge, whilst the old disposables I had worked fine for my purpose.
People still buy single use batteries.....?
oldskoolpug01/03/2020 21:50

People still buy single use batteries.....?


People think people don't still buy single use batteries...?

I use rechargeable as much as possible but am not naive enough to think everyone uses only rechargeable ones.
DealJourno01/03/2020 14:31

I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the …I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the environment, but is it better to get a few rechargables and a decent charger instead of these landfill batteries?


Rechargeable batteries shouldn't be used in some devices especially slow drain ones like Clocks, TV Remotes and Smoke Detectors. So this is perfect for those such items.
ned.ford01/03/2020 21:57

People think people don't still buy single use batteries...?I use …People think people don't still buy single use batteries...?I use rechargeable as much as possible but am not naive enough to think everyone uses only rechargeable ones.


Why ?

Why would you waste your money over and over, you got a medical condition?
Besford01/03/2020 17:40

Regardless of the rechargeable/disposable argument you really don't need …Regardless of the rechargeable/disposable argument you really don't need 44 random batteries, most of which will be dead before you get to use them. It's a good price for some (probably) mediocre batteries but not a good way to buy them.


These are long life Alkaline batteries. They have an extremely low discharge rate compared to rechargeables.
Adorablemunchkin01/03/2020 22:03

Rechargeable batteries shouldn't be used in some devices especially slow …Rechargeable batteries shouldn't be used in some devices especially slow drain ones like Clocks, TV Remotes and Smoke Detectors. So this is perfect for those such items.


Why not TV remotes?
sheffield78801/03/2020 16:52

I voted hot on this deal and for those who cannot find any, if you pass by …I voted hot on this deal and for those who cannot find any, if you pass by Homebase, check for these, 30 for £2.10. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/arlec-aaa-30-batteries-homebase-in-store-3407539


Not on their website, so must be store-specific.
DealJourno01/03/2020 22:07

Why not TV remotes?


Because they draw very low power and reachable batteries will discharge faster. You will find yourself having to charge them regular but an alkaline single use battery will last a year or even more.
Adorablemunchkin01/03/2020 22:15

Because they draw very low power and reachable batteries will discharge …Because they draw very low power and reachable batteries will discharge faster. You will find yourself having to charge them regular but an alkaline single use battery will last a year or even more.


I use rechargeable in all devices, TV remote, Wii, clocks, kids toys and never have any issues. In fact I can't remember the last time I charged the ones in the remote or the clocks. Rechargeable batteries work brilliantly!
ian_uk197501/03/2020 22:08

Not on their website, so must be store-specific.


Yes, not on their site, this is why I said if you pass nearby Homebase to have a look inside. Found these in Sheffield and some commented on a previous post they found some at their local.
Cost to buy rechargeable AA battery for every device in the house. Clocks, alarms, TV remotes, kids toys about £70.

Instead I use disposable ones for the low powered items approx £10, and save them in the corner for the supermarket's recycling bucket about once a year. Rechargeable for the demanding devices (lamp, game consoles, more often used toys) approx £25.

Rechargeable and alkaline both have their uses. No need to defend one side.
Was going to reserve but didn’t fancy a trip to accrington and Stanley.
Surely most people recycle their batteries, I have chucked a battery in the bin for years. Most supermarkets nowadays have a battery recycle bin.
vostro01/03/2020 14:49

I left similar comment under another battery deal, so you should now …I left similar comment under another battery deal, so you should now expect email from mod, something like thatHi vostro We've deleted this comment from the below thread as we deemed it to be off topic -Hukd don't care about environment, they care about money



I’ve had exactly the same for saying I’d rather purchase an item posted from a different retailer (for the same price as the deal) for ethical reasons. Not criticising or being unpleasant to anyone who chose to do otherwise, simply politely pointing out that it was available elsewhere for the same price. I understand they want to prevent acrimonious debate, but it’s getting a bit silly.

Oh and great deal OP - rechargeables are better environmentally in many (but not all) use cases, so alkalines do still have their place. Think this NYT article covers it pretty well nytimes.com/201…tml
Cheers OP! Great spot, especially the c and d cells.
Has anyone actually managed to find any? I've searched all stores in my area and there's no stock at all
frizzyhead02/03/2020 00:00

Has anyone actually managed to find any? I've searched all stores in my …Has anyone actually managed to find any? I've searched all stores in my area and there's no stock at all


3 stores in Scotland
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Those battery deals are often batteries close to expiry date and they don't have their initial 100% capacity. Cheaper to get some money than pay to dispose off safely, hence those deals.
On the other hand all rechargabe batteries have lower voltage. For example, each AA is 1.5V and 1.2V if it is rechargable. To provide the same power they need to draw more current. Power (Work) = Voltage * Current (P=V*I). This is the reason why rechargable batteries are not so eficient in toys or other thirsty electronics.
sheffield78801/03/2020 16:51

I do have quite a lot of rechargeable, but also lots of toys for my kids. …I do have quite a lot of rechargeable, but also lots of toys for my kids. It seems I always run out of batteries. I would really ;ike to use rechargeable batteries only, unfortunately it does not always works this way. Particularly at Christmas when they get lots of toys. It takes time to charge (I do have a fast charger), you run out of rechargeable ones so have to take them away from other toys and so on. I find it helpful to rely on rechargeable batteries but to have spare alkaline ones for just in case.


I too use rechargeable batteries but it seems for some devices it‘s not enough power to run them properly.
I prefer to put my money towards rechargable low self-discharge batteries like Eneloops
Adorablemunchkin01/03/2020 22:15

Because they draw very low power and reachable batteries will discharge …Because they draw very low power and reachable batteries will discharge faster. You will find yourself having to charge them regular but an alkaline single use battery will last a year or even more.


For low draw devices you want low self-discharge batteries. They have ~10% less capacity but hold their charge for years.
The nearest stock is 43 miles away!
For C and D batteries you can get converters to turn your rechargeable AAs in to the same size. Far more environmentally friendly too.
DealJourno01/03/2020 14:31

I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the …I know the vast majority of people probably don't care about the environment, but is it better to get a few rechargables and a decent charger instead of these landfill batteries?


Yes, you are correct. Non-rechargeable batteries are an environmental disaster. If you have kids, think twice about it, for their sake.

Which? magazine recommends Amazon Basics rechargeables - cheap and effective.
In this day and age in my opinion all devices that require a battery should come with an equivalent rechargeable fitted battery pack and the devices could be charged with a standard Micro USB wall charger.
miffyl01/03/2020 20:43

I know what you mean. Can't remember the last time I used a C or D …I know what you mean. Can't remember the last time I used a C or D battery. :/


I’ve heard women are always looking for D’s
Noobster10102/03/2020 12:33

I’ve heard women are always looking for D’s


I thought that was Cs...
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