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Price of batteries? #4486330
08/12/17 06:40 AM
08/12/17 06:40 AM
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Posts: 20
marlton, new jersey, usa
chartrue2 Offline OP
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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?

Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2] #4486347
08/12/17 07:11 AM
08/12/17 07:11 AM
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Tn.
CourierDriver Offline
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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..


turn in your old jackets, shirts and other clothes to a Salvation Army or any homeless shelter this year...
Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2] #4486355
08/12/17 07:21 AM
08/12/17 07:21 AM
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The Midwest
skyactiv Offline
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The Midwest
An Everstart MAXX battery for my VW at Wal-Mart is $109.73.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Wanted: 2019 Ford Ranger
Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2] #4486364
08/12/17 07:27 AM
08/12/17 07:27 AM
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Connecticut
69GTX Offline
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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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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2] #4486383
08/12/17 07:49 AM
08/12/17 07:49 AM
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USA
NHGUY Offline
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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!

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

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

Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2] #4486411
08/12/17 08:35 AM
08/12/17 08:35 AM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Offline
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
They charge us a huge amount to haul off our lead.


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Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2] #4486416
08/12/17 08:38 AM
08/12/17 08:38 AM
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Georgia
AVB Offline
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Georgia
That is like waste oil. The oil recovery people used to buy waste oil, now they charge us to pick it up.

Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2] #4486447
08/12/17 09:04 AM
08/12/17 09:04 AM
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New Mexico, USA
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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.

Re: Price of batteries? [Re: jimbrewer] #4486496
08/12/17 11:12 AM
08/12/17 11:12 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Offline
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Good point! The warranties became less generous first THEN the battery prices began climbing.

Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2] #4486549
08/12/17 12:26 PM
08/12/17 12:26 PM
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Southeast Alabama
SrDriver Offline
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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.

Re: Price of batteries? [Re: SrDriver] #4486600
08/12/17 01:33 PM
08/12/17 01:33 PM
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ME
eljefino Online content
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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)

Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2] #4486616
08/12/17 02:03 PM
08/12/17 02:03 PM
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Florida, Cape Coral
Eddie Offline
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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


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2] #4486629
08/12/17 02:29 PM
08/12/17 02:29 PM
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California
Errtt Offline
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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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