What is a good price for AA/AAA batteries?
I've been doing some research and it seems that most times these batteries are at best $0.50/each. What pricepoint should I buy at?
Last year on Black Friday, Home Depot has batteries on sale for dirt cheap. 30 pack Duracell for $5. The year before, they had Rayovac very cheap.
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Buy 3 Energizer AA Batteries 10 pk on sale for $6.99 each
Total = $20.97
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Final cost ONLY $4.97 for 30 batteries! Not too shabby! :)
Thanks! I'll look for that.
I spend more per battery, get the PRECHARGED rechargeable batteries, and use them over and over again.
I've posted on this several times. Search for Sanyo ENELOOP, Rayovac HYBRID or PLATINUM, or Duracell.
We use the Sanyo Eneloop ones in the kids' most played with toys and they're awesome. Amazon has deals on them once in a while.
A few weeks ago, I got a few 20 packs of Rayovac at Menards for 6.98-$3.00 MIR. I also used $1.00 off 2 coupons for them. With 3 kids 5 and under, we go through a lot of batteries!! We use a lot of rechargeable ones in the toys they play with the most, but I find the Rayovac work just as well in the other "not played with as much" toys. It seems the lat few weeks, I've changed batteries in a ton of their toys and have found batteries leaking in a few. Not one of them was Rayovac!!
BTW, anyone know how to clean a battery compartment when a battery has leaked and rusted in order to get the toy to work again? I've tried Q tips soaked in Coke, as well as ketchup, already.
Use vinegar on a q-tip (I just barely dip it) and the acid just disappears. I usually wait a day or two afterwards before I put new batteries back in to make sure it is completely dry. I have done this on several items including old baby equipment from in the attic after 10 years and it always works like a charm.
I've not used any chemicals to clean stuff, just a pencil-like wire brush. If I can get my rotary tool into the device, I'll use that with a wire brush attachment.
Avoid the cheap no-name batteries!
Major brand batteries carry a Leak Proof Guarantee. If the battery acid leaks and ruins a toy or appliance, they will replace it or refund estimated value. You'll need to send them the damaged item and the batteries. Check their website for directions. I've done it twice and they replaced my batteries too.
The ones that leaked were Duracell and sure enough, I saw the guarantee on the website. Now I just have to decide if it's worth it to pay the shipping on a 5 year old $19.99 toy that's being used by child #3, lol.
baking soda and water. Almost make a paste out of it.