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Title: Has Anybody used Battery Supplier.com in Brooklyn
Post by: scottstephens on March 16, 2021, 02:33:16 PM
Hey, All

The Subject line says it all.  Have any of you used Battery Supplier. com based in Brooklyn NY?  Are they any good? Any Problems?  They have REALLY GOOD prices on all kinds of batteries. I was looking at getting 200 AA  Energizer MAX for less than $100.

Thanks.

Scott
Title: Re: Has Anybody used Battery Supplier.com in Brooklyn
Post by: Russell Ault on March 16, 2021, 03:09:09 PM
{...} They have REALLY GOOD prices on all kinds of batteries. I was looking at getting 200 AA  Energizer MAX for less than $100. {...}

That doesn't sound like a "really good price" to me; Home Depot will sell you 200 AA Energizer MAX for less than $100 (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Energizer-MAX-AA-Batteries-36-Pack-Double-A-Alkaline-Batteries-E91SBP36H/100232088?), too.

-Russ
Title: Re: Has Anybody used Battery Supplier.com in Brooklyn
Post by: Brian Jojade on March 16, 2021, 04:08:44 PM
Brooklyn + really good price to me sounds like one of the many grey market importers.  Buyer beware.
Title: Re: Has Anybody used Battery Supplier.com in Brooklyn
Post by: John L Nobile on March 16, 2021, 05:18:59 PM
Those prices seem high to me. I get Duracell AA batteries for CDN $0.45 from our supplier. Any quantity.

Mind you, I haven't ordered any since September.
Title: Re: Has Anybody used Battery Supplier.com in Brooklyn
Post by: Dave Garoutte on March 16, 2021, 09:38:15 PM
If you're buying lots, look into rechargables.  Save lots in the long run.
Title: Re: Has Anybody used Battery Supplier.com in Brooklyn
Post by: Daniel Levi on March 17, 2021, 03:14:33 AM
Those prices seem high to me. I get Duracell AA batteries for CDN $0.45 from our supplier. Any quantity.

Mind you, I haven't ordered any since September.

People still buy Leakycells? I think Varta, Panasonic or GP are the recommendations over here, with Duracell as a last resort.
Title: Re: Has Anybody used Battery Supplier.com in Brooklyn
Post by: John L Nobile on March 17, 2021, 10:36:52 AM
People still buy Leakycells? I think Varta, Panasonic or GP are the recommendations over here, with Duracell as a last resort.

I've never had a Duracell leak on me in regular use. Or any other brand. And we used to use a ton of them with 6 shows a week and over a dozen w/less units.

Sitting around for extended periods is a problem with any battery. Mine were removed back in April and I don't expect to be putting them back until Christmas.
Title: Re: Has Anybody used Battery Supplier.com in Brooklyn
Post by: Brian Jojade on March 18, 2021, 01:40:12 AM
I've never had a Duracell leak on me in regular use. Or any other brand. And we used to use a ton of them with 6 shows a week and over a dozen w/less units.

Sitting around for extended periods is a problem with any battery. Mine were removed back in April and I don't expect to be putting them back until Christmas.

Iíve never had a Duracell leak when in live use, but Iíve had it happen in a mic that went unused for 3 weeks. Yeah, I know, remove batteries after every show, but sometimes you forget.

Rechargeable batteries donít have that problem.
Title: Re: Has Anybody used Battery Supplier.com in Brooklyn
Post by: John L Nobile on March 18, 2021, 10:49:23 AM
Iíve never had a Duracell leak when in live use, but Iíve had it happen in a mic that went unused for 3 weeks. Yeah, I know, remove batteries after every show, but sometimes you forget.

Rechargeable batteries donít have that problem.

3 weeks? That would turn me off Duracell or any other brand as well. Guess I've been lucky.....so far.

BTW, my preferred battery for price and reliability over the years has been Ray O Vac. But my preferred supplier doesn't carry them.
Title: Re: Has Anybody used Battery Supplier.com in Brooklyn
Post by: Daniel Levi on March 18, 2021, 03:30:58 PM
I know on the various other forums I frequent Duracell's are seen as junk (i.e. Vintage-radio.net).
If buying in bulk I now use Varta, no long term results but they are made in the fatherland and many moons ago my Mum worked for the UK branch in Crewkerne. They seem to be good value in the UK
Title: Re: Has Anybody used Battery Supplier.com in Brooklyn
Post by: Russell Ault on March 18, 2021, 04:59:57 PM
3 weeks? That would turn me off Duracell or any other brand as well. Guess I've been lucky.....so far. {...}

Manufacturing defects can happen in any product line; the important thing to me is that Duracell will repair or replace equipment that's been damaged by a defect in one of their batteries. (I'm sure other manufacturers will do this too, but I wouldn't want to use an alkaline battery that didn't have this type of guarantee.)

-Russ