Maplin Extra Long-Life Alkaline AA and AAA Battery 100 Packs was £29.99 now £14.99 each (Half Price)
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Maplin Extra Long-Life Alkaline AA and AAA Battery 100 Packs was £29.99 now £14.99 each (Half Price)

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Found 11th Nov 2011
My first ever submission so go easy on me!

Spotted these in Maplin in Canary Wharf and they are also available online (though you will need to pay £2.99 delivery, but I believe you can get 7% Quidco cashback).

Working out at 15p per battery it seems like a really good deal, especially for people like me who have loads of kids toys who eat up batteries like no tomorrow!

This offer has previously been available, but in a 40 pack aswell. This deal is ONLY for the 100 pack (making it cheaper than the 40 pack!)

The link above doesnt seem to be working so try this one:

maplin.co.uk/ext…067
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Or you could just buy a pack of 20 duracell and they will prob last longer than these 100. Or are the maplin batts good?
Banned
Or rechargeables decent ones are around a £1 each and will be much cheaper in the long run and while I'm no enviromentalist rechargeables are a lot more energy efficient.
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Found a website where they have tested AAA batteries and maplins long life exhausted in 3 hrs 35 mins compared to Duracell ultra's 3 hrs 41 mins. This was in a high drain test 15 mins on 15 mins off until exhausted.

Duracell results: stuarthalliday.com/rev…-2/

Maplin results: stuarthalliday.com/rev…-5/
the maplin ones have good writeups and perform well in tests IIRC
naff
They're Which? recommended too IIRC
Gadget show tested maplin batteries a couple of months ago. They came out second ontop of energizer and duracell, so yeah..
lukeyd

Or you could just buy a pack of 20 duracell and they will prob last … Or you could just buy a pack of 20 duracell and they will prob last longer than these 100. Or are the maplin batts good?



wanderer

naff



These are naff, I've bought them before they last a short time and several where DOA
billy bronco

these are much … these are much better:http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=103928



When they are in stock
bought these the last time they were on offer and had no issues. Don't forget 7% quidco too.
poisondwarf

When they are in stock


dammm didnt notice that....!...i need some batteries..
Told you they're a bunch of whingers Mike, still it went hot and no one tried to compare it to a car battery which has to be considered a plus.
Can vouch for these. Got them when they where 40 for 7.99. Good find
you can get 10 aa or aaa for a quid at ikea, reasonable life on them. thats a tenner for a hundred, so better than this deal!
Yes, not much in the Gadge Show results = seem as good as.
Had a look at the graphs above. Now I know how long a rabbit lives.
Thanks for the headsup. These work out about £5/6 cheaper than the Duracell Procells I usually buy off the 'bay - for this quantity - and seem to be as near as good from the above test links.
lukeyd

Or you could just buy a pack of 20 duracell and they will prob last … Or you could just buy a pack of 20 duracell and they will prob last longer than these 100. Or are the maplin batts good?



So, first post in the thread, you knock the product then admit you don't know what they're like - typical HUKD!
Let's assume they're decent batteries. The issue then is if you're going to use 100 in a short period you should probably be looking at rechargeables; if you're not they'll be pretty old and poor by the time you get to the last few.
Some people are never happy

Great deal, just picked some up from my local - as you say, 15p a battery and great for the kids toys amongst other things.

Heat added.
Got some from Lakeside yesterday. They also had 24 packs of some others for £4 which were nearly as cheap but seemed lower quality.

I tried the Ikea ones last year but they're not as good as the Poundland alkalis - 6 for £1.
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Yeah, I saw the 24s aswell, but they were not the extra long life ones as you say!
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