Batteries: What are the best ?

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Batteries: What are the best ?

Post by MarkInLA » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:19 pm

I need new 2032 tuner batteries. I saw an ad on e - b a y <(system does not accept correct spelling of eeeBay and it's 2015 ! !) for 10 Sonys for $5.45, new in blister pack, free shipping. Triple checking all the parameters, It doesn't look like a scam. Should I go ahead and order them ? Am I not noticing something, or is it that they aren't as good as other makes ? Sony has always seemed to make good quality products. Dibbs ?

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Re: Batteries: What are the best ?

Post by RichardUno » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:56 am

Might not be a great deal, depending on how fast your tuner drains the batteries. If a battery lasts for two years, then the last one will be 20 years old when it's installed, probably well past its shelf life. You might be better off just buying batteries as required so they will be fresh.

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Re: Batteries: What are the best ?

Post by Lovemyguitar » Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:47 am

I wouldn't buy anything from e - b a y that is considerably cheaper than what you'd pay elsewhere, and with free shipping on top of it. They are practically giving the batteries away. I smell a "catch".

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Re: Batteries: What are the best ?

Post by MarkInLA » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:51 am

RichardUno wrote:Might not be a great deal, depending on how fast your tuner drains the batteries. If a battery lasts for two years, then the last one will be 20 years old when it's installed, probably well past its shelf life. You might be better off just buying batteries as required so they will be fresh.
Wow, that never occurred to me ! My battery in my Snark gives me closer to 2-3 months , not years. I think the tuners that give you 2 years are the old cube-like Korg microphone type with the 9V battery. I still have the old gray and orange one. Maybe I'll go back to that and forfeit the convenience of the on board one.

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Re: Batteries: What are the best ?

Post by MarkInLA » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:56 am

Lovemyguitar wrote:I wouldn't buy anything from e - b a y that is considerably cheaper than what you'd pay elsewhere, and with free shipping on top of it. They are practically giving the batteries away. I smell a "catch".
Yeah, I know what you mean. But I don't think you can label an item 'new' on eeeBay if it isn't. But maybe they are new, just been on shelf too long and near dead anyway...

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Re: Batteries: What are the best ?

Post by MarkInLA » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:58 am

Aside from the above, is there a certain make that is considered the best ? I suppose it's probably Duracel. I used an A 440 tuning fork for decades and even made people I gave lessons to, buy one. This was to have them develop an ear for intervals and unison..I don't know why I stopped using it for myself. Maybe I'll go back to it...

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Re: Batteries: What are the best ?

Post by JohnNguyen » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:44 am

I bought Sony, Energizer, and Phillips from the bay before, and they all seemed decent so far, knock on wood!

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Re: Batteries: What are the best ?

Post by Andrew Fryer » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:48 am

Last lot of 2032's I bought was on amazon. 12 Panasonic for £2.98 incl postage 3 years ago.
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Re: Batteries: What are the best ?

Post by RoryJohn » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:07 am

Aside: I always carry around a few old batteries and a hiking sock in my fanny pack...Got myself the makings of a highly effective (yet innocuous) self defence implement should a donnybrook erupt unexpectedly.
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Re: Batteries: What are the best ?

Post by Lovemyguitar » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:09 pm

Well, since we're only talking $5.45, and assuming that it won't break the bank, buy them, and see how it goes.

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Re: Batteries: What are the best ?

Post by ashepps » Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:39 pm

By them from Costco, batteries are good and cheap for the number you get. I have heard they are made by Duracell. In any event they are more cost effective.

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Re: Batteries: What are the best ?

Post by MarkInLA » Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:41 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions. Yeah, I think I'm going to drive over the Costco and check it out. Mail order batteries does scare me a tad since someone mentioned shelf life. Maybe they are new since they're untouched by other shoppers. But, they don't tell you how long they've been in the warehouse. Could be years, and yet they're still deemed (legally) as new.....

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