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Price of batteries? #4486330
08/12/17 07:40 AM
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marlton, new jersey, usa
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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 08:11 AM
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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..


About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the USA every year/that's 1 in every 4 deaths. Thats 1,670 a day,,did someone say guns are dangerous..right...
Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2] #4486355
08/12/17 08:21 AM
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The Midwest
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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
Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2] #4486364
08/12/17 08:27 AM
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Connecticut
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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
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Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2] #4486383
08/12/17 08:49 AM
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USA
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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 09:08 AM
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california
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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 09:25 AM
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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 09:35 AM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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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 09:38 AM
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Georgia
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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 10:04 AM
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New Mexico, USA
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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 12:12 PM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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Good point! The warranties became less generous first THEN the battery prices began climbing.

Re: Price of batteries? [Re: chartrue2] #4486549
08/12/17 01:26 PM
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Southeast Alabama
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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 02:33 PM
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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 03:03 PM
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Florida, Cape Coral
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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 03:29 PM
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California
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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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