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Exide Battery files for bankruptcy #5444369 06/02/20 04:34 AM
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Re: Exide Battery files for bankruptcy [Re: Randol] #5444371 06/02/20 04:36 AM
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I had nothing but trouble with their batteries


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Re: Exide Battery files for bankruptcy [Re: Randol] #5444390 06/02/20 05:44 AM
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Shame!
I hate to see any company and its employees struggle.


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Re: Exide Battery files for bankruptcy [Re: Randol] #5444424 06/02/20 07:13 AM
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Not good, fewer battery makers equals less competition. frown


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Re: Exide Battery files for bankruptcy [Re: Randol] #5444426 06/02/20 07:17 AM
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Well, hope they make it.
Struggling under EPA cleanup mandates, maybe under the new administration they can find relief. Who knows.


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Re: Exide Battery files for bankruptcy [Re: michaelluscher] #5444428 06/02/20 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by michaelluscher
I had nothing but trouble with their batteries

X2. They keep losing huge accounts over low quality batteries.


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Re: Exide Battery files for bankruptcy [Re: Randol] #5444432 06/02/20 07:22 AM
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Recycling lead acid batteries while needed cannot be a great business. Lots of environmental concerns. (Rightfully so).


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Re: Exide Battery files for bankruptcy [Re: michaelluscher] #5444440 06/02/20 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by michaelluscher
I had nothing but trouble with their batteries

What brand are you using currently?.... in all five vehicles in your signature?


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Re: Exide Battery files for bankruptcy [Re: Randol] #5444455 06/02/20 07:58 AM
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Fifty years ago they were the best auto batteries availiable and I tested all manufactures batteries at Argonne Labs for their electric vehicle program. A great name down the drain. I feel bad for the company and especially those who worked there. Ed


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Re: Exide Battery files for bankruptcy [Re: alarmguy] #5444459 06/02/20 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by alarmguy
Struggling under EPA cleanup mandates, maybe under the new administration they can find relief. Who knows.

So, they shouldn't be responsible for safe handling of heavy metals?
I'm failing to see what the criticism is, if there is something more specific please elaborate...but otherwise blaming the EPA for a failing business seems misguided.
And the "new" administration has been in place for 3.5 years. So, how many more years are needed? 12?

Re: Exide Battery files for bankruptcy [Re: Char Baby] #5444476 06/02/20 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Char Baby
Shame!
I hate to see any company and its employees struggle.


Agree. I bought an Exide at HD last year and have been happy. Hopefully they can recover from this and maintain Domestic manufacturing.

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Originally Posted by Davejam
Originally Posted by alarmguy
Struggling under EPA cleanup mandates, maybe under the new administration they can find relief. Who knows.

So, they shouldn't be responsible for safe handling of heavy metals?
I'm failing to see what the criticism is, if there is something more specific please elaborate...but otherwise blaming the EPA for a failing business seems misguided.
And the "new" administration has been in place for 3.5 years. So, how many more years are needed? 12?


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Re: Exide Battery files for bankruptcy [Re: michaelluscher] #5444500 06/02/20 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by michaelluscher
I had nothing but trouble with their batteries


Same here.


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Re: Exide Battery files for bankruptcy [Re: Randol] #5444515 06/02/20 09:26 AM
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Re: Exide Battery files for bankruptcy [Re: Randol] #5444537 06/02/20 10:03 AM
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Rural King used to have Exide as their own brand. I never had trouble with them.


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