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Best Time For Battery Sales #5080965
04/20/19 05:08 PM
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borgward Offline OP
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The battery in my car is 6 years old. Have not yet load tested it. Car starts immediately. I want to buy new before the next cold season. Is there a best time price wise to buy a battery? Coupons, promotions?

Re: Best Time For Battery Sales [Re: borgward] #5080990
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Take a look at my similar question titled, "Replace battery every 3 years - needed or not?" - https://bit.ly/2Vh9awS

I got a lot of good feedback.

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Re: Best Time For Battery Sales [Re: borgward] #5080993
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Advance Auto overprices them and and you gotta line up your wizard points to get the best price. The price matters by size, so if someone says I bought a battery for my Micro Mini and it
only cost me $50, don't expect the same price.


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Re: Best Time For Battery Sales [Re: borgward] #5080996
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Try the dealer. You may be surprised.

Re: Best Time For Battery Sales [Re: borgward] #5081003
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I go to the Interstate Battery dealer and buy the "blemished" ones at a good discount


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Best Time For Battery Sales [Re: borgward] #5081016
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Costco. Interstate at the Silicon Valley Costcos.
No question warranty.


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Re: Best Time For Battery Sales [Re: borgward] #5081020
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1) buy a good desulfator

2) use it every few months.

3) Battery lasts a long time


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Best Time For Battery Sales [Re: Linctex] #5081039
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
Originally Posted by Linctex
I go to the Interstate Battery dealer and buy the "blemished" ones at a good discount


I worked at Interstate part time while in college and remember this. We had a rack in our back room with old (but good) batteries that customers gave us. They all sold for $40 regardless of size and had been fully tested on our Cetek device.

I snagged a group 65 with extra capacity during my last few months working there, and the battery lasted about 4 years (on top of its age at the time we acquired it in the store). Can't complain for $10/year cost.

Re: Best Time For Battery Sales [Re: borgward] #5081178
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Get the $50 value power from walmart when you find one made by East Penn (Serial number starts with EP).

Re: Best Time For Battery Sales [Re: eljefino] #5081258
04/20/19 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by eljefino
Get the $50 value power from walmart when you find one made by East Penn (Serial number starts with EP).



^^^^^^^^^

This if available in your area.


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Re: Best Time For Battery Sales [Re: borgward] #5082761
04/22/19 01:19 PM
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I would not go solely on price. I would get an Easy Penn.

Some say to avoid AGM in the hot states like Texas.


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