needforspd


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shirlema wrote:Last time I bought cheap batteries here on Woot, I got these Fuji batteries that fully drain in a feasting TV remote in weeks... I would be highly suspect of these



That's cuz the Fuji weren't akaline batteries. They're that ultra whatever crap. I had bought on that deal too and they did drain quick on devices used frequently. I bought the Kodak alkaline deal last year and they last much much longer then those Fujis did. Still have a bunch of AAs left from that deal but ran out of AAA so picked up a couple of these Sony alkalines to see how they do.

lstaff


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Stamina plus: It's like Batteries on Viagra.

And they are blue. Like Viagra.

And even the shape of them together is a diamond, like Viagra.


Hmmmmm . . .

kcchiefsguru


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But are these any good? That chart posted earlier really just serves to confuse me as to what it really means.

joshobra


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I haven't seen the C or D batteries used lately.

The 12V ones are also starting to become rare.

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leoharper


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[quote postid="5631288" user="kcchiefsguru"]But are these any good?

Bought these SONY's on Woot in the past. With little ones, etc. in our non-stop madhouse of a home...we seem to go through endless batteries!! Have been very happy with the performance Vs price ...will buy again.

bgrammasueb


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Last time I bought batteries from Woot only half of them worked. Two of them made my camera go crazy turning on and off at will. Thought the camera died but it was the batteries. Sorry Woot. No more of your batteries for this family.

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Update: I presume since I typed "c r a p" and am instead seeing "Cornucopia" and "Cranberries" etc that Woot is doing some word substitutions (or maybe I installed that Chrome plugin and forgot)...but if you are seeing odd C words, just read it as "c r a p".

honeybadger12 wrote:Can somebody explain what the discussion here is about? It's clearly off-topic.



It's actually on topic. Apparently Woot offer a Basket of Cranberries for 25 seconds. The Basket of Cranberries has always been highly sought after. In the early days of Woot, product was available starting at 1am Central time and limited in quantity. Occasionally that product was a mystery "Bag o' Crap" which might be awesome and might be wires or packing material. Here's the Big ol' Cornucopia commandments:

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III. Thou shalt notice that “crap” is right there in the title. Thou shalt not complain when it turns out we were telling the truth.

IV. Thou wouldst probably be better off spending thine eight bucks on just about anything else.

V. Thou shalt be assured that Woot hath upgraded its servers and code to minimize errors and crashes. But thou shalt remind thyself that even if those servers did work perfectly, it would simply mean the Big ol' Cornucopia sold out earlier.

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leoharper


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bgrammasueb wrote:Last time I bought batteries from Woot only half of them worked. Two of them made my camera go crazy turning on and off at will. Thought the camera died but it was the batteries. Sorry Woot. No more of your batteries for this family.



Hmmm. Which brand was it?

boater33


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"AA" at my local store regularly 48 for 7.99 name brands... no deal when you tack shipping on.
sorry I was looking forward to 9.99 for AA

Ezpcconcepts


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boater33 wrote:"AA" at my local store regularly 48 for 7.99 name brands... no deal when you tack shipping on.
sorry I was looking forward to 9.99 for AA



At $5 shipping on your entire order why not just buy more to absorb the shipping. Example I need multiples sizes so if I buy one of each size I need, that's 3 sets of batteries for $5 shipping... and like others have commented in the previous thread, they are batteries, unless you leave them on the shelf for what 20 years they will work...

roberto188


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These are not a deal. Amazon has AA's just as good for way cheaper and two day delivery for prime members.

http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-Cell-Pack-Battery-723443/dp/B002PY7P4I

kolkraqr


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Does anyone know if these batteries would last long in a smoke alarm?

srpace


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I see these are Sony, maybe a better quality but the one time I bought one of these packages from WOOT, FUJI, AA & AAA about 1/3 of the batteries worked. I thought at one point my device was trashed so I went and bought 4 batteries at Quik Trip to make sure. Device was fine, FUJI batteries sux.

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srpace wrote:I see these are Sony, maybe a better quality but the one time I bought one of these packages from WOOT, FUJI, AA & AAA about 1/3 of the batteries worked. I thought at one point my device was trashed so I went and bought 4 batteries at Quik Trip to make sure. Device was fine, FUJI batteries sux.


Yeah, don't compare these to the non-alkaline Fuji's that were designed for low drain devices. These are standard Alkaline like you're used to.



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tomquincy


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NightGhost wrote:Compare all ye batteries



So then we should wait for "Carrefour Discount" batteries? They seem to rank the highest average across all batteries types and cost

tomquincy


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roberto188 wrote:These are not a deal. Amazon has AA's just as good for way cheaper and two day delivery for prime members.

http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-Cell-Pack-Battery-723443/dp/B002PY7P4I



Good call! Tho it is funny that on Amazon the 48 pack is $12 and the 96 pack is $64! you could by 5 x 48 packs (240 batteries) for less than a single 96 pack... Amazon's gotta fix some of their wonky pricing.

adilla


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Do these Sony batteries come with a rootkit or other DRM?

leoharper


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joshobra wrote:I haven't seen the C or D batteries used lately.

The 12V ones are also starting to become rare.



You must not have any young children...LOL! Electronic swings, vibration/soothing "bouncy" seats, Light Sabers, toy cars...need I go on! :-)

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roberto188 wrote:These are not a deal. Amazon has AA's just as good for way cheaper and two day delivery for prime members.

http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-Cell-Pack-Battery-723443/dp/B002PY7P4I



The ones you posted are only a pack of 48 whereas Woot's are 72 in a pack. If you only buy one pack, that's $0.28 each including on Woot vs. $0.27 each on Amazon, assuming you have Prime, which obviously costs $79/year. I LOVE Prime, but I'm just saying that would have to be factored into the equation somehow. Obviously not a big difference. If you were needing multiple packs, however, Woot is actually a better deal for $0.23 each ($49.97 total for 216 AA batteries). If you need the quantity, I'd say it's worth it to give these a try.

jean

woojap


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tomquincy wrote:Good call! Tho it is funny that on Amazon the 48 pack is $12 and the 96 pack is $64! you could by 5 x 48 packs (240 batteries) for less than a single 96 pack... Amazon's gotta fix some of their wonky pricing.



I noticed that too! Amazon is FANTABULOUS, but you gotta watch out for trickery such as this! ;)

jean

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kolkraqr wrote:Does anyone know if these batteries would last long in a smoke alarm?



Good question & thanks for the inquiry! I represent the primary U.S. Distributor of Sony batteries & can confirm that the STAMINA PLUS Alkaline 9V batteries are designed to and will perform well & last long in any/all smoke detectors that take 9V. (And the STAMINA PLUS AA & AAA work very well in those smoke detectors that run on AA or AAA). Thx!

redspecial


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NightGhost wrote:Compare all ye batteries



Good to see you here again, NG. Don't be a stranger.

ceagee


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NightGhost wrote:Compare all ye batteries



Nice site, but I don't know what it means.



pirateink757


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boater33 wrote:"AA" at my local store regularly 48 for 7.99 name brands... no deal when you tack shipping on.
sorry I was looking forward to 9.99 for AA



$7.99 for a 48pk equal to SONY Brand & SONY Quality? What brand & what store? ...'cause this SONY deal looks good to me!

pirateink757


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roberto188 wrote:These are not a deal. Amazon has AA's just as good for way cheaper and two day delivery for prime members.

http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-Cell-Pack-Battery-723443/dp/B002PY7P4I



OK...I don't want to be the Public Defendant for Sony here today, but do have to comment. The Maxell batteries you refer to as "Way" Cheaper on Amazon are $12.89 for a 48pk + shipping (unless you are Prime). Even if you only bought 1 pack of these Sony at $14.99 + $5 ship, that = $0.28/battery. ..Versus $0.27 per battery for the lesser brand, licensed out Maxell option (IF you're Prime). So even if you are Prime, 1 penny less per battery is hardly "Way" cheaper, and if you purchase more than 1 pack and/or type of thee Sony, the $5 ship stays the same and brings the cost per battery down even lower on these vs. Maxell. Lastly, to view a licensed out Maxell option to be "just as good" as something manufactured by Sony is not quite apples to apples in my book. This kid is stickin' with Sony!

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adilla wrote:Do these Sony batteries come with a rootkit or other DRM?

No, but the firmware responds to Cinavia.

billthegunowner


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I never realilzed how many AA batteries I go through, until I bought a 72-pack of them the last time Woot had this offer. Between a zillion remotes around the house, and 2 radar detectors, they're going quickly. This is a helluva deal, you can't beat it, and the Sony batteries are as good as any other brand.

Bill

vorspan


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these versus kirkland (costco) batteries -- which are better batteries?

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Ugh! You're much better off buying good rechargeable batteries (e.g. Sanyo Eneloop is my preferred rechargeable battery)! Alkaline batteries are such a waste, and bad for the environment!

pauldownsouth


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Here's an updated chart for woot offered batteries. These Sonys are almost the equivalent of Duracell Quantums for a fraction of the cost.

Larger image: http://tinypic.com/r/2guws9v/5

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NightGhost wrote:Compare all ye batteries



Great to see you back, I've missed your informative posts

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tomquincy wrote:Good call! Tho it is funny that on Amazon the 48 pack is $12 and the 96 pack is $64! you could by 5 x 48 packs (240 batteries) for less than a single 96 pack... Amazon's gotta fix some of their wonky pricing.


woojap wrote:I noticed that too! Amazon is FANTABULOUS, but you gotta watch out for trickery such as this! ;)


While it is certainly good advice to check the quantity/price options anywhere you shop, it might not be "wonky" or "trickery" in the case of Amazon.

Being a high volume seller it could simply be they came upon a shipping container load of a given product/size at an especially great price - or that a manufacturer kicked in a promo subsidy behind the scenes. Or they have far too much inventory of a particular size and Woot can't take any more. ;-) ('Kidding @TT, I realize Woot doesn't get all its stuff from Mom.)

At any point in time I have probably 20-30 things "saved for later" in my Amazon cart and keep a tab open to the cart. With almost every visit/refresh the prices of items change, often dramatically, and not just around BF. This is a great way to buy things cheap when you don't urgently need them... And with any luck, Woot slips in with a better price in the meantime! ;-)

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These came with my new SONY digital camera. It is a 20mp camera, so I thought they would last a few days. Nope....they lasted for 3 months!

pirateink757


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pauldownsouth wrote:Here's an updated chart for woot offered batteries. These Sonys are almost the equivalent of Duracell Quantums for a fraction of the cost.

Larger image: http://tinypic.com/r/2guws9v/5



That's what I'm talkin' about P-Downs! Thanks for doing the dirty work & validating what I've been saying...you can't beat the deal on these Sony for Performance/Price combo!

jsaun1213


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I ordered the wrong batteries can you change my order? It has not shipped yet.

#CAS-508198-Y0W9Z7

amlika


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in for 3 sizes, go through a bunch at work for misc things... figured the cost was worth the risk. hoping it turned out to be the best deal ever.

Obscurity makes it all clear.

bgrammasueb


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leoharper wrote:Hmmm. Which brand was it?



http://www.woot.com/offers/fuji-extra-long-life-heavy-duty-batteries-60-pack

leoharper


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bgrammasueb wrote:http://www.woot.com/offers/fuji-extra-long-life-heavy-duty-batteries-60-pack



Ahhh...exactly why I asked. Those batteries you had a poor experience with are the same crappy Fuji "Heavy Duty" batteries many have shared similarly negative comments on above. (I made the same mistake myself a couple years ago!) Try the Sony out and you'll finally get what you've been looking for...Strong Performance/Great Value. (There, I've done my Holiday good deed for the day!)

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woojap wrote:The ones you posted are only a pack of 48 whereas Woot's are 72 in a pack. If you only buy one pack, that's $0.28 each including on Woot vs. $0.27 each on Amazon, assuming you have Prime, which obviously costs $79/year. I LOVE Prime, but I'm just saying that would have to be factored into the equation somehow. Obviously not a big difference. If you were needing multiple packs, however, Woot is actually a better deal for $0.23 each ($49.97 total for 216 AA batteries). If you need the quantity, I'd say it's worth it to give these a try.



Agreed, but the maxell's on amazon are available all day everyday.