IKEA LADDA AA NI-MH batteries: £5.50 - 50p on your birthday with voucher (Possibly eneloop pros)
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IKEA LADDA AA NI-MH batteries: £5.50 - 50p on your birthday with voucher (Possibly eneloop pros)

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Found 12th Mar
Ok, I may have cheated a little, but if you are an IKEA Family member (free to join), you receive a £5 voucher for your birthday each year.

This should allow you to get a pack of 4xAA rechargeable batteries priced at £5.50 for 50p overall. It has even been debated that these are re-branded Eneloop Pros which are 3x the price.

The downsides are...
  • You have to wait for your birthday for this
  • You have to navigate the horrendous monorail that is the IKEA showroom
  • You will probably eat your saving by buying meatballs half-way round
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This isn't a deal for 50p batteries. It's not even a deal.
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This isn't a deal for 50p batteries. It's not even a deal.
Heat, didn't know about the £5 voucher
I like you style Wizk1 for thinking outside the flat pack box.
Heat added
Never received a birthday voucher from them, had a ikea card for a long time now
Sweetcorn123 m ago

Never received a birthday voucher from them, had a ikea card for a long …Never received a birthday voucher from them, had a ikea card for a long time now


Me neither!
How do you get the £5 birthday voucher?

These batteries are amazing by the way, i have the 12-battery charger too which means i always have them handy
"It has even been debated that these are re-branded Eneloop Pros which are 3x the price." - am I right to say that's nothing more than just a rumour, there's no actual evidence? Or can someone provide a link to some genuine proof?
Edited by: "steve252" 12th Mar
steve2526 m ago

"It has even been debated that these are re-branded Eneloop Pros which are …"It has even been debated that these are re-branded Eneloop Pros which are 3x the price." - am I right to say that's nothing more than just a rumour, there's no actual evidence? Or can someone provide a link to some genuine proof?


Only Ikea or Eneloop will have "genuine proof" (if it exists), Eneloop won't admit to it, it would be a bad business decision (since they are selling them for 3xtimes the price) and Ikea is probably under a non disclosure agreement.

Amazon brand batteries are "supposedly" eneloops too. I have seen tests where these match or outperform eneloops, so I'll be stocking these up for my camera flashes.
I got a voucher but then forgot to use it when I went as it had just sat in my inbox for ages. There's about a month limit on them. Check your spam I suppose.
deeky3 h, 1 m ago

This isn't a deal for 50p batteries. It's not even a deal.


I'm very sorry it isn't your birthday. Do let me know what date you would like me to repost this
aren't
steve2521 h, 53 m ago

"It has even been debated that these are re-branded Eneloop Pros which are …"It has even been debated that these are re-branded Eneloop Pros which are 3x the price." - am I right to say that's nothing more than just a rumour, there's no actual evidence? Or can someone provide a link to some genuine proof?


Let's looks at this from a different angle. Where is all the evidence to prove that the IKEA batteries aren't re-branded Eneloops? The fact that these seem to be indistinguishable from their more expensive counterparts, who cares if they are or aren't? The quality is pretty much comparable for much less money.
steve2522 h, 0 m ago

"It has even been debated that these are re-branded Eneloop Pros which are …"It has even been debated that these are re-branded Eneloop Pros which are 3x the price." - am I right to say that's nothing more than just a rumour, there's no actual evidence? Or can someone provide a link to some genuine proof?



It has also been debated whether Trevor Brooking is going to get picked for England again.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 12th Mar
Do these come pre-assembled?



Heat added.
Hmm, surely the deal should be £5 voucher with IKEA for birthday? Not I used a voucher that is applicable to me to get £5 off some batteries?
As they allow this expect 10,000 more posting!
wizk12 h, 46 m ago

I'm very sorry it isn't your birthday. Do let me know what date you would …I'm very sorry it isn't your birthday. Do let me know what date you would like me to repost this


Instead of getting salty, just accept that you posted a rubbish 'non' deal.
deeky18 m ago

Instead of getting salty, just accept that you posted a rubbish 'non' deal.


It seems you can't please everyone. I thought I'd post something a bit different from the usual posts of "item X for 20p in a specific store on the Isle of Arran". In hindsight, I accept I should have posted the birthday voucher only instead of applying it to a specific item (Thank you LadyEleanor for this).

I am pleased to have informed people about this general promotion as it doesn't seem to be universally known. Nevertheless, from now on, I will keep any future deals I find to myself.
Edited by: "wizk1" 12th Mar
wizk112th Mar

It seems you can't please everyone. I thought I'd post something a bit …It seems you can't please everyone. I thought I'd post something a bit different from the usual posts of "item X for 20p in a specific store on the Isle of Arran". In hindsight, I accept I should have posted the birthday voucher only instead of applying it to a specific item (Thank you LadyEleanor for this).I am pleased to have informed people about this general promotion as it doesn't seem to be universally known. Nevertheless, from now on, I will keep any future deals I find to myself.


No, I'm sorry mate. I'm just a bit tetchy today. Seriously, I apologise.
LAAADADADADADADAAAA
deeky13 m ago

No, I'm sorry mate. I'm just a bit tetchy today. Seriously, I apologise.


That makes 2 of us :).

It's a noble gesture (and mostly unheard of) to apologise on a public forum, but there's no need to apologise. You are all absolutely right to point out the tenuousness in my posted deal, I will bear that in mind in future.

Also, I will put my handbag away and stop with the melodrama (á la keeping deals to oneself).
Didn’t know about the voucher and for an amusing post, heat added
Will these fit a Lada Riva?
steve2526 h, 42 m ago

"It has even been debated that these are re-branded Eneloop Pros which are …"It has even been debated that these are re-branded Eneloop Pros which are 3x the price." - am I right to say that's nothing more than just a rumour, there's no actual evidence? Or can someone provide a link to some genuine proof?


This guy seems quite convinced...

steve2527 h, 2 m ago

"It has even been debated that these are re-branded Eneloop Pros which are …"It has even been debated that these are re-branded Eneloop Pros which are 3x the price." - am I right to say that's nothing more than just a rumour, there's no actual evidence? Or can someone provide a link to some genuine proof?



Alllfff6 h, 55 m ago

Only Ikea or Eneloop will have "genuine proof" (if it exists), Eneloop …Only Ikea or Eneloop will have "genuine proof" (if it exists), Eneloop won't admit to it, it would be a bad business decision (since they are selling them for 3xtimes the price) and Ikea is probably under a non disclosure agreement. Amazon brand batteries are "supposedly" eneloops too. I have seen tests where these match or outperform eneloops, so I'll be stocking these up for my camera flashes.



wizk15 h, 9 m ago

aren't Let's looks at this from a different angle. Where is all the …aren't Let's looks at this from a different angle. Where is all the evidence to prove that the IKEA batteries aren't re-branded Eneloops? The fact that these seem to be indistinguishable from their more expensive counterparts, who cares if they are or aren't? The quality is pretty much comparable for much less money.


To clear this up:

There is only one low self discharge NiMH battery factory in Japan (owned by Fujitsu / FDK) and they are the only licensed producer of Eneloop Pro batteries (standard eneloops are made in China).
IKEA LADDA, Amazon Basics, Fujitsu Black, Energizer and Duracell rechargeable NiMH batteries are all made in Japan - therefore they must be made in the same factory.

Are they likely the same battery rebranded? Possibly. They are more likely the same battery but "binned" based on their performance as a sort of low waste Quality Control. Highest performance gets branded Eneloop Pro and Fujitsu, then Duracell or Energizer, and lowest performance gets branded IKEA or Amazon Basics (or whatever order each brand has paid for).

In reality quality control is probably so tight and consistent that there are more orders for batteries from non Eneloop brands than low-QC batteries available so top line batteries also go to Duracell, Energizer and IKEA to fill orders.

Various battery tests have shown they're all within a slim margin of each other in capacity and discharge characteristics but only time will tell if they have the same longevity; however unless you are charging them daily I doubt you will ever exceed their recharge cycles.

TL;DR get whatever "made in Japan" battery is cheapest.
Sweetcorn127 h, 41 m ago

Never received a birthday voucher from them, had a ikea card for a long …Never received a birthday voucher from them, had a ikea card for a long time now


Same here. Had a family card for at least 5 years. I've had various vouchers in the past but never a birthday one. Hardly had any vouchers of any sort in the last two years
how do you receive the birthday voucher?

Had a card for years and this is the first I've heard of it !
wizk112th Mar

aren't Let's looks at this from a different angle. Where is all the …aren't Let's looks at this from a different angle. Where is all the evidence to prove that the IKEA batteries aren't re-branded Eneloops? The fact that these seem to be indistinguishable from their more expensive counterparts, who cares if they are or aren't? The quality is pretty much comparable for much less money.


Any chance of a link to a comprehensive test that concludes they are indistinguishable?
Edited by: "steve252" 13th Mar
It is incredible how much fake news is repeatedly regurgitated.


Japan currently has 101 manufacturer members in the Japanese battery association.
And LSD type batteries are made by many companies, them being the preferred consumer item.
rossysaurus12th Mar

To clear this up:There is only one low self discharge NiMH battery factory …To clear this up:There is only one low self discharge NiMH battery factory in Japan (owned by Fujitsu / FDK) and they are the only licensed producer of Eneloop Pro batteries (standard eneloops are made in China). IKEA LADDA, Amazon Basics, Fujitsu Black, Energizer and Duracell rechargeable NiMH batteries are all made in Japan - therefore they must be made in the same factory. Are they likely the same battery rebranded? Possibly. They are more likely the same battery but "binned" based on their performance as a sort of low waste Quality Control. Highest performance gets branded Eneloop Pro and Fujitsu, then Duracell or Energizer, and lowest performance gets branded IKEA or Amazon Basics (or whatever order each brand has paid for). In reality quality control is probably so tight and consistent that there are more orders for batteries from non Eneloop brands than low-QC batteries available so top line batteries also go to Duracell, Energizer and IKEA to fill orders. Various battery tests have shown they're all within a slim margin of each other in capacity and discharge characteristics but only time will tell if they have the same longevity; however unless you are charging them daily I doubt you will ever exceed their recharge cycles. TL;DR get whatever "made in Japan" battery is cheapest.


Having only just purchased the Ikea ones and not tested over a period of time I cant say how they compare with the Eneloop batterys. I can say with some certanty based on my experiance that the Amazon Basics are no where near as good as the Eneloops. They do not last as long and certainly dont seem to hold their charge as well. I would go so far as to say that they are not much better then the old style Nimh battery if at all. Regret trying to save money by bying Amazon Basics. Will do some testing over the next couple of months and draw my conclusions then on the IKEA thoght the video above seems promising
midiman31 m ago

Having only just purchased the Ikea ones and not tested over a period of …Having only just purchased the Ikea ones and not tested over a period of time I cant say how they compare with the Eneloop batterys. I can say with some certanty based on my experiance that the Amazon Basics are no where near as good as the Eneloops. They do not last as long and certainly dont seem to hold their charge as well. I would go so far as to say that they are not much better then the old style Nimh battery if at all. Regret trying to save money by bying Amazon Basics. Will do some testing over the next couple of months and draw my conclusions then on the IKEA thoght the video above seems promising


Interesting. I have Amazon basics, energizer and white Eneloops and the Eneloops are actually the weakest performers but they are also my oldest batteries. The Amazon basics and the energizer been almost identical in runtime and recharge capacity on my smart charger.

How's old are your Amazon basics ones? I'm wondering if they changed supplier the same time as IKEA did.
rossysaurus15th Mar

Interesting. I have Amazon basics, energizer and white Eneloops and the …Interesting. I have Amazon basics, energizer and white Eneloops and the Eneloops are actually the weakest performers but they are also my oldest batteries. The Amazon basics and the energizer been almost identical in runtime and recharge capacity on my smart charger. How's old are your Amazon basics ones? I'm wondering if they changed supplier the same time as IKEA did.


I bought them in 2015 so nearly 3 years old but not been used that much. Realised within the 1st year they were poor performers. They were the black ones. Just had a look and see they now are white with a green rim so perhaps they have changed manufacturer and are improved. For me the key thing is how well do they hold their charge. The Eneloops do exactly what they say on the tin. A critical test for the IKEA batteries will be longevity in holding charge and that can only be tested over time
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