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#4486330 - 08/12/17 07:40 AM Price of batteries?
chartrue2 Offline


Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 17
Loc: marlton, new jersey, usa
What has happened recently to cause the price of automotive batteries to increase so significantly? Can believe that which was under $100 is now closer to $200! Any info?

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#4486347 - 08/12/17 08:11 AM Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2]
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 4952
Loc: Tn.
I was told when I worked at a Napa store that we do not mine lead here anymore,,but that was counter talk,,,you cannot rely on counter talk..
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#4486355 - 08/12/17 08:21 AM Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4404
Loc: The Midwest
An Everstart MAXX battery for my VW at Wal-Mart is $109.73.
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#4486364 - 08/12/17 08:27 AM Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2]
69GTX Offline


Registered: 09/23/15
Posts: 3815
Loc: Connecticut
The Group 75 gold batteries I purchased 2 years ago at $105 each are still available at that same price either on Ebay or Sears On-Line. On Ebay it's $102. Must have to do with your particular brand/OEM/model.
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#4486383 - 08/12/17 08:49 AM Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 5053
Loc: USA
Lead prices have gone up over the last 10 years,this is why they charge 18-25 for a core now.They want it back BAD!

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#4486393 - 08/12/17 09:08 AM Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2]
goodtimes Offline


Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 2860
Loc: california
The price of materials and overhead, and to show a bigger profit to shareholders. The profit may be the main factor. The others can be an easy excuse to raise prices. The stop start system cars take AGM batteries I understand, cost 150-200. I gave my 07 Prius to daughter with 68k on it. She loves it, but the small AGM battery is about $200 now. I managed to get one for $140 on a sale. Very small battery Optima, made by Johnson Controls.
Cars were cheaper too. A pickup truck starting at 25K before taxes and license for a basic model? Maybe it's more.

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#4486402 - 08/12/17 09:25 AM Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2]
AVB Offline


Registered: 05/20/12
Posts: 1283
Loc: Georgia
Several years ago my dad was buying junk cores and reselling them. He got a call from a American man over seas, I think he was in Pakistan, that wanted my dad to buy batteries for him. He wanted to buy them by the conex box load. I am not sure where he wanted them shipped to, my dad's health didn't allow him to take on that large of a project.

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#4486411 - 08/12/17 09:35 AM Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2]
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Registered: 06/05/03
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Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
They charge us a huge amount to haul off our lead.
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#4486416 - 08/12/17 09:38 AM Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2]
AVB Offline


Registered: 05/20/12
Posts: 1283
Loc: Georgia
That is like waste oil. The oil recovery people used to buy waste oil, now they charge us to pick it up.

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#4486447 - 08/12/17 10:04 AM Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2]
jimbrewer Offline


Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 1423
Loc: New Mexico, USA
One reason why I started using a float charger at night. The Penn West Duracell for my Ford F-150 at Sam's is still $105 though. Warranty not quite as good.

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#4486496 - 08/12/17 12:12 PM Re: Price of batteries? [Re: jimbrewer]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5257
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Good point! The warranties became less generous first THEN the battery prices began climbing.

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#4486549 - 08/12/17 01:26 PM Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2]
SrDriver Offline


Registered: 12/09/06
Posts: 2790
Loc: Southeast Alabama
Walmart here sells their "Value Power" battery here for just under $50.00 and tax if one is looking for an inexpensive battery.

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#4486600 - 08/12/17 02:33 PM Re: Price of batteries? [Re: SrDriver]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32655
Loc: ME
Originally Posted By: SrDriver
Walmart here sells their "Value Power" battery here for just under $50.00 and tax if one is looking for an inexpensive battery.


In five convenient group sizes! ,(I have a 65 in my f150 almost two years old now)

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#4486616 - 08/12/17 03:03 PM Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 9574
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
I just purchased a #35 battery from BATTERIES PLUS for $118 with dicount. Plus One batteries are made by DEKA in East Penn. Ed
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#4486629 - 08/12/17 03:29 PM Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2]
Errtt Offline


Registered: 11/14/10
Posts: 2806
Loc: California
Recently bought a battery for the wife's Lexus RX330. It was $200 but it was a Platinum AGM.
I miss the Costco price some years ago, and the coverage/return/exchange.

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