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Bought some of these from a discount store a while ago. Expiration date in 2014 - 2015 range (if I remember correctly). Thought that some of them were dead because they "didn't work" in my kids toys. Checked them with a battery checker and they were actually reverse polarized (positive where the negative was supposed to be and vice verse)! Buyer beware!
Since 2008 w00t has taken me for $1127.75.
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bradtheproducer wrote:The last time I bought a huge cheap pack of AA batteries from Woot, they all lasted a total of about 20 minutes in my Xbox controller before giving out.
I hope you contacted firstname.lastname@example.org at the time!
I'm just hanging out, really.
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The 100 AA cell deal isn't bad, but it isn't a great deal for alkalines either.
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cengland0 wrote:The issue about 6V lantern batteries containing 32 AA or 4 standards D-cells has been a hoax that was debunked by Snopes awhile ago. The lantern batteries do usually contain 4 individual cells wired in series but they are not of a standard size to be used by consumers.
Your snopes link shows the AA "hack" not the actually existant D-cells (or F cells) in the 6V lantern battery. Yes, I thought this video was funny when I first saw it, also the one where they showed over 1500 AA batteries coming out of a car battery. But D cells inside a 6V lantern battery is a known thing and real, so no need to go and correct the Wikipedia article on lantern batteries. This practice is a practical way of meeting the relatively small demand for 6V lantern cells without having to retool for the F cell size.
There's actually a disturbing number of YouTube videos of people cutting open lantern batteries to be disappointed by the D cells or F cells they found inside. Lots of them.
Let he who is without sense cast the first stone.
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(wrong brand, I know, but I can't resist...)
Knock it off, I dare you!
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