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In a recent thread of mine I said something like: "high price doesn't guarantee high quality as low price doesn't necessarily mean a low quality product.
Over many years I've used what is advertised as the best batteries, Duracell. Well, I've had so many of these AA cells leak and cause damage that I have received from the distributors many $10.00 gift vouchers.
I stopped using these and changed to EverReady which never leaked but cost a similar price. Recently I was discussing this subject with a friend who told me that Bunnings were selling VARTA batteries and he had never had a leaking one. The name VARTA was familiar to me because during the years of my specialist VCR repair business many machines used VARTA batteries for station a clock back-up during power breaks and the were very reliable. I bought a 30 pack and they ooze quality, and guess what, they are made in Germany and have a ten year shelf life.
50 Duracell AA batteries are currently selling for $24.98 (50c each) while 30 VARTA AA cells are $9.92 (33c each).
This is just one of many cases during my career that prove my point.
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We learned here a long time ago to go w/ Engergizer and that Duracell was junk...

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Way back when my older son was still in about the 7th or 8th grade, he did a science project comparing all the batteries on the market. He didn't look into leaking, but concentrated on battery life. Did a thorough job too. And found out that the cheapest brand out there (I don't remember which one now) was the longest lasting brand. The most expensive brand was surpassed by several other brands. I don't use D, C, or AA batteries anymore. Got a batch of LED flashlights that take AAA batteries, and the light is brighter, and the batteries last longer. And small enough to put into my shirt or pants pocket. They take 3 batteries, and I bought a pack of 10, came with 30 batteries, for just under $ 10.
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I've gotten a few packs of batteries at Home Depot in the last few years and they have proven to be pretty good and they are cheap.

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I've gotten a few packs of batteries at Home Depot in the last few years and they have proven to be pretty good and they are cheap.
Is that the H.D. house brand?
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I think so Thomas. They are in plastic cases of about 24.
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Thunderbolts from HF have a 4.5 Star rating. go Harbor Freight!!
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We learned here a long time ago to go w/ Engergizer and that Duracell was junk...
NOW you tell me!!
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Way back when my older son was still in about the 7th or 8th grade, he did a science project comparing all the batteries on the market. He didn't look into leaking, but concentrated on battery life. Did a thorough job too. And found out that the cheapest brand out there (I don't remember which one now) was the longest lasting brand. The most expensive brand was surpassed by several other brands. I don't use D, C, or AA batteries anymore. Got a batch of LED flashlights that take AAA batteries, and the light is brighter, and the batteries last longer. And small enough to put into my shirt or pants pocket. They take 3 batteries, and I bought a pack of 10, came with 30 batteries, for just under $ 10.
To think that there are members who don't agree with "high price doesn't guarantee high quality just as low price doesn't necessarily mean low quality" Such statements should be based on provable personnel experience.
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NOW you tell me!!
I seem to remember that this topic was addressed sometime back.. several times...

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