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Halfords Essentials 30 AA or AAA Alkaline batteries - £5 (Free Click & Collect)
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Halfords Essentials 30 AA or AAA Alkaline batteries - £5 (Free Click & Collect)

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Posted 17th Nov 2019

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30 AA batteries on the same deal price but I cant get a link.
Found by the suggested bundle deal and added to my basket
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Martin_Gilbert17/11/2019 21:22

This is going to be good to have around with the holidays coming up.


No reason why you can't take them on holiday but with Christmas coming up they will be very useful.
Edited by: "kudos1uk" 18th Nov 2019
Why have disposable batteries escaped the attention of environmental concerns so far?
B_McNeil18/11/2019 14:42

No viable alternative.



Rechargables are good enough in the vast majority of applications. Traditional batteries are good in some situations sure, but that doesn't mean rechargables shouldn't be incentivised more somehow. Honestly I'd be all for a tax on non rechargables. If all these cheap battery sets had a tax on them to bring them up by a couple quid to put them a bit closer to rechargables then many more people will buy a set of recharables and will never need to buy more in their life, would be a hugeee amount of resources saved if people just bought 1 set of renewables instead of a new set of batteries every couple of years. The people that neeeed non rechargables will still have the options.

If we're banning plastic straws, non LED bulbs, having plastic bag fees, then it's odd that non rehcargable batteries managed to go under the radar since I'd imagine the impact is almost as big.
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This is going to be good to have around with the holidays coming up.
Been this price for a while now.
And I thought the B&Q deal was good, £5 for 12 AAA + 12AA, this is even better. Voted hot!
Martin_Gilbert17/11/2019 21:22

This is going to be good to have around with the holidays coming up.


No reason why you can't take them on holiday but with Christmas coming up they will be very useful.
Edited by: "kudos1uk" 18th Nov 2019
Meh, 16p/AA is about the going rate for non-main stream brands...
Are these any good? Anyone got a link for the battery performance chart.
Will be picking some of these today,
Trying this brand for first time
Heat for price and quantity
Not bad but Home Bargains have 10 AA or AAA Panasonic batteries for 99p. homebargains.co.uk/pro…spx
GwynethJ5518/11/2019 10:38

Not bad but Home Bargains have 10 AA or AAA Panasonic batteries for 99p. …Not bad but Home Bargains have 10 AA or AAA Panasonic batteries for 99p. https://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/8859-panasonic-aaa-batteries-10-pack.aspx


You should post those as deals here.
GwynethJ5518/11/2019 10:38

Not bad but Home Bargains have 10 AA or AAA Panasonic batteries for 99p. …Not bad but Home Bargains have 10 AA or AAA Panasonic batteries for 99p. https://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/8859-panasonic-aaa-batteries-10-pack.aspx



Zinc carbon are very poor batteries. You get much more for your money when buying alkaline.
Why have disposable batteries escaped the attention of environmental concerns so far?
EndemicAlarm18/11/2019 11:47

Why have disposable batteries escaped the attention of environmental …Why have disposable batteries escaped the attention of environmental concerns so far?


Because SJWs quite often like a really good bargain.
EndemicAlarm18/11/2019 11:47

Why have disposable batteries escaped the attention of environmental …Why have disposable batteries escaped the attention of environmental concerns so far?


No viable alternative.
AA's aren't on the site :/
As above, AAs no longer listed
ian_uk197518/11/2019 16:12

As above, AAs no longer listed



Use the 'Add all three to the basket' link under 'Frequently bought together' to add the 'AA' and then remove any you don't want.
GwynethJ5518/11/2019 10:38

Not bad but Home Bargains have 10 AA or AAA Panasonic batteries for 99p. …Not bad but Home Bargains have 10 AA or AAA Panasonic batteries for 99p. https://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/8859-panasonic-aaa-batteries-10-pack.aspx


There's are only zinc carbon. The Halfords ones should last a good bit longer
B_McNeil18/11/2019 14:42

No viable alternative.



Rechargables are good enough in the vast majority of applications. Traditional batteries are good in some situations sure, but that doesn't mean rechargables shouldn't be incentivised more somehow. Honestly I'd be all for a tax on non rechargables. If all these cheap battery sets had a tax on them to bring them up by a couple quid to put them a bit closer to rechargables then many more people will buy a set of recharables and will never need to buy more in their life, would be a hugeee amount of resources saved if people just bought 1 set of renewables instead of a new set of batteries every couple of years. The people that neeeed non rechargables will still have the options.

If we're banning plastic straws, non LED bulbs, having plastic bag fees, then it's odd that non rehcargable batteries managed to go under the radar since I'd imagine the impact is almost as big.
Ben_W18/11/2019 18:44

Honestly I'd be all for a tax on non rechargables.


You can be happy then - already all in hand - called VAT.
GwynethJ5518/11/2019 10:38

Not bad but Home Bargains have 10 AA or AAA Panasonic batteries for 99p. …Not bad but Home Bargains have 10 AA or AAA Panasonic batteries for 99p. https://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/8859-panasonic-aaa-batteries-10-pack.aspx


You have to compare apples with apples - HB do alkaline at £1.59 for 10 or £2.99 for 20 - both cheaper than this.

For all the 'rechargeables are better' squad, you do realise that some chargers can recharge alkaline batteries? Note please do not buck alkaline batteries in any old charger - they may explode.
jnm2118/11/2019 18:50

You can be happy then - already all in hand - called VAT.



Yes VAT exists... but it's equal for all types of batteries so how exactly is it creating an incentive for people to buy renewables over non renewables if they both have the same tax applied? It's not at all, so it's not already all in hand. Double the VAT for non renewables then it'll be in hand.
Whoever says there's no viable alternative only used bad rechargable batteries. Good NI-MH such as Eneloops or Laddas hold more energy than any alkaline.
Thanks for posting we've added this to the Highlights section
jnm2118/11/2019 18:55

For all the 'rechargeables are better' squad, you do realise that some …For all the 'rechargeables are better' squad, you do realise that some chargers can recharge alkaline batteries?


But not very well. Much better to get proper rechargeables - cheaper than any alkaline long-term.
TCB
jnm2118/11/2019 18:55

For all the 'rechargeables are better' squad, you do realise that some …For all the 'rechargeables are better' squad, you do realise that some chargers can recharge alkaline batteries?


I did not. Nice summary here for anyone wondering about it: zbattery.com/Rec…ion

Not-very-long-story-short, arguably they're more environmentally-friendly than standard rechargeables, but not terribly practical for a lot of applications so not very common.
Edited by: "EndemicAlarm" 18th Nov 2019
jnm2118/11/2019 18:55

You have to compare apples with apples - HB do alkaline at £1.59 for 10 or …You have to compare apples with apples - HB do alkaline at £1.59 for 10 or £2.99 for 20 - both cheaper than this.For all the 'rechargeables are better' squad, you do realise that some chargers can recharge alkaline batteries? Note please do not buck alkaline batteries in any old charger - they may explode.


Yes, I've been recharging alkalines for years. You don't get as many charges from them though and they will eventually breakdown.

Essential to have the right charger with that capability though.
A decent price and Halfords are everywhere so fairly accessible.

Heated.
how do these compare to the 12x odd batteries for £1 i the £1 shop?
Don't touch zinc carbon disposable batteries is my suggestion. They are not that much cheaper, run out more quickly & some say they leak more quickly too. There was a project that tested hundreds of disposables & their summary was buy the cheapest alkaline you can find.
Ben_W18/11/2019 19:18

Yes VAT exists... but it's equal for all types of batteries so how exactly …Yes VAT exists... but it's equal for all types of batteries so how exactly is it creating an incentive for people to buy renewables over non renewables if they both have the same tax applied? It's not at all, so it's not already all in hand. Double the VAT for non renewables then it'll be in hand.


You asked for a tax - make up your mind.

I am kidding with you.

Though seriously, you do come across as righteous - for those of us who can afford to pay extra, we must consider those who cannot - there are some (many I'd wager) who couldn't afford a double vat on disposables or rechargeables (due to the larger up front cost).

There was a less harsh alternative you missed - zero rate rechargables for VAT - same price difference achieved without potentially taking batteries out of reach for some/many.
kalico18/11/2019 22:55

Yes, I've been recharging alkalines for years. You don't get as many …Yes, I've been recharging alkalines for years. You don't get as many charges from them though and they will eventually breakdown.Essential to have the right charger with that capability though.


Do they last longer than nimh when recharged? When you say breakdown, are we talking capacity degrade, leaking or worse?

I do have such a charger, but never plucked up the courage to try it!
jnm2119/11/2019 05:36

There was a less harsh alternative you missed - zero rate rechargables for …There was a less harsh alternative you missed - zero rate rechargables for VAT - same price difference achieved without potentially taking batteries out of reach for some/many.


Is it harsh, really?

A tax is more likely because alkaline batteries do not have a cost-neutral method of recycling, whereas standard rechargeable batteries do. A tax would pay for the recycling and be paid for by those who need to use them, as well as shifting those who don't or are unaware of the details onto rechargeables.

jnm2119/11/2019 05:42

Do they last longer than nimh when recharged? When you say breakdown, are …Do they last longer than nimh when recharged? When you say breakdown, are we talking capacity degrade, leaking or worse?I do have such a charger, but never plucked up the courage to try it!


See the link I posted above.
Just picked some up. Thanks op
GwynethJ5518/11/2019 10:38

Not bad but Home Bargains have 10 AA or AAA Panasonic batteries for 99p. …Not bad but Home Bargains have 10 AA or AAA Panasonic batteries for 99p. https://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/8859-panasonic-aaa-batteries-10-pack.aspx


The Panasonic in your link are Zinc-Carbon batteries, not Alkaline. If you missed all the Duracell ads over the years, you might want to Google the difference.
Just ordered one! Fantastic deal. Thank you
Tool station do 24x AA or AAA GP Ultra Alkaline batteries for £5.88.

toolstation.com/gp-…919
jnm2119/11/2019 05:42

Do they last longer than nimh when recharged? When you say breakdown, are …Do they last longer than nimh when recharged? When you say breakdown, are we talking capacity degrade, leaking or worse?I do have such a charger, but never plucked up the courage to try it!



I've never really compared recharged Alkalines with regular NiMH rechargables, in terms of how long they last. I mainly recharge them for those applications that need cells at the full 1.5V, rather than 1.2V.

Yes, the capacity of them shrinks more quickly (over fewer charges) than with NiMH and they also tend to start leaking or corrode more quickly (though that seems to vary massively between brands - some are definitely worse than others for that).
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