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#4624542 - 01/05/18 06:42 AM RockAuto now sells batteries
Kruse Offline


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RockAuto's latest email says they now sells batteries. The selling price of a few of them listed was not a bargain by any means.
I put two in my shopping cart just to see what shipping would cost. One was $17 and the other was $22.
No clue how they would handle a battery on warranty. One item that, IMO, is not a bargain at all.

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#4624591 - 01/05/18 07:48 AM Re: RockAuto now sells batteries [Re: Kruse]
Kira Offline


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If RA employs their "multiple warehouse = multiple shipping charges" formula, this'll die out real fast.

There is the safety issue to consider when shipping FLA's.

Ha, I've been saying that the battery industry wants to abandon wet, 19th century technology.
This could be RA just getting in on the ground floor....shipping AGM batteries is hazard free.

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#4624596 - 01/05/18 07:54 AM Re: RockAuto now sells batteries [Re: Kruse]
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Batteries have gotten ridiculous!
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#4624623 - 01/05/18 08:22 AM Re: RockAuto now sells batteries [Re: Kruse]
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I'll almost garauntee they are not shipping Flooded batteries, or if they do, they are shipping them dry with a separate container of electrolyte. Personally, I'd rather receive them that way since they would not have started to age.
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#4624630 - 01/05/18 08:31 AM Re: RockAuto now sells batteries [Re: Kruse]
Dan55 Offline


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GRP 35 Deka $175 Is that a Bargain?
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#4624633 - 01/05/18 08:35 AM Re: RockAuto now sells batteries [Re: ZZman]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
Batteries have gotten ridiculous!


That's what happens when you nearly outlaw lead in everything. I'm surprised you can even have a lead battery in a car in Kalifornia. Lead all over the road from accidents and Condors eating it!
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#4624664 - 01/05/18 09:05 AM Re: RockAuto now sells batteries [Re: Kruse]
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Going to cause a few problems once delivery is by drones. Also feel sorry for the the FEDEX guys tossing batteries around.

Don't think this is going to "fly".

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#4624685 - 01/05/18 09:22 AM Re: RockAuto now sells batteries [Re: Dan55]
mechjames Offline


Registered: 01/16/08
Posts: 516
Loc: Richmond, BC, Canada
Originally Posted By: Dan55
GRP 35 Deka $175 Is that a Bargain?


It's a Deka Intimidator AGM, not a flooded lead acid. A 9A34 for my Jeep (Group 34) from rockauto is $147 for an AGM.
I just looked it up and it seems that all they are selling are AGM batteries.


Edited by mechjames (01/05/18 09:28 AM)
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#4624701 - 01/05/18 09:37 AM Re: RockAuto now sells batteries [Re: Kruse]
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That scheme has disaster written all over it.
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#4624775 - 01/05/18 10:37 AM Re: RockAuto now sells batteries [Re: Kruse]
PiperOne Offline


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The pricing isn't that bad....the shipping hurts it though.
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#4624818 - 01/05/18 11:14 AM Re: RockAuto now sells batteries [Re: Kruse]
dogememe Offline


Registered: 04/15/17
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Rockauto needs their version of Amazon Prime... "Rockauto Pro for $100/year with free shipping" or something like that. Then this could be a sweet deal.

Looks like they don't charge a core so you can take your old one in to the auto parts store and get a $10 gift card for it. Add in the 5% discount codes that are everywhere for RA and it's not a bad price. Check this out, same exact battery, different sticker:



But warranty exchanges would be a disaster, and I think the convenience of getting it the same day (usually batteries just die, so you need it right away) is worth a few extra bucks.

You might say "but, but, it's an AGM battery, they don't fail under warranty" uh yeah, they do. Not nearly as frequently as regular batteries but it happens.
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#4624916 - 01/05/18 12:45 PM Re: RockAuto now sells batteries [Re: dogememe]
nthach Offline


Registered: 01/02/04
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Loc: California
Originally Posted By: dogememe
Rockauto needs their version of Amazon Prime... "Rockauto Pro for $100/year with free shipping" or something like that. Then this could be a sweet deal.


And even so, Amazon will undercut them ever so slightly. Case in point, I had to get a AGM JIS-terminal battery for my car. Amazon was a good $20-30 cheaper than O'Reilly but I have my doubts about them handling the warranty - especially if Amazon themselves didn't stock and ship it(which is good reason to check for the Sold and shipped by Amazon line for goods there). I got the battery locally in case I needed warranty service.

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#4624967 - 01/05/18 01:37 PM Re: RockAuto now sells batteries [Re: Dan55]
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Originally Posted By: Dan55
GRP 35 Deka $175 Is that a Bargain?
nope. $125 here forxan intimatator
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#4625149 - 01/05/18 04:30 PM Re: RockAuto now sells batteries [Re: Kruse]
Nyogtha Offline


Registered: 10/13/14
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Loc: San Antonio, TX
I look at the shipping charge here as approximately equal to a core charge, since it's about the same $$$ neighborhood and you can get FLAPS gift cards in different amounts depending where you go for recycling a battery.

I ran the numbers for my applications, Group 48 & Group 94R AGM batteries.

Looking at Group 48 AGM @ RA, the Exide AGM is 12% cheaper than the Pep Boys shelf price of a Bosch AGM (manufactured by Exide) plus 5% RA discount with code so no great savings there as Pep Boys offers discount codes ranging from 20% to 35% throughout the year, plus offering $30 rebates on Bosch batteries every so often. Exact same 48 month free replacement warranty, although I *think* an Exide labeled battery can be exchanged at any Exide battery dealer like Parts Plus. For Deka / East Penn, RA price is $186.79 minus 5% RA discount is $177.45 for Group 48 AGM. At Sam's Club, Duracell (East Penn / Deka) Group 48 AGM is $159.74 so Sam's Club is still 10% less everyday price and Sam's Club occasionally offers an extra $20 off auto batteries throughout the year.

Looking at Group 94R, the Exide is out of stock on RA so no price listed to use for comparison. The Deka Group 94R AGM is $195.79 minus 5% RA discount equals $186.00. At Sam's Club the Duracell Group 94R AGM is $169.52 so Sam's Club everyday price is 9% less than RA.
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#4625157 - 01/05/18 04:36 PM Re: RockAuto now sells batteries [Re: Chris142]
Nyogtha Offline


Registered: 10/13/14
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Loc: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: Chris142
Originally Posted By: Dan55
GRP 35 Deka $175 Is that a Bargain?
nope. $125 here forxan intimatator


That's a good price - the Group 35 / 85 AGM Duracell (East Penn) is $147.52 at Sam's Club.

After 5% RA discount the $175 drops to $166.25 still higher than both other prices.


Edited by Nyogtha (01/05/18 04:39 PM)
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