Sunday, April 28, 2013


Is it just me, or have the price of batteries gone up significantly the past few years?

MBtGE showed me a cheap source of 4 D-Cells.  Your big-box home centers like Home Despot often have big cheap plastic flashlights on the end of the aisle.  It comes with one of those big block cube of a battery with 2 springs on the top.  These are often called a lantern battery.  The whole thing is often much cheaper than a pack of 4 D-cells, but if you pry the casing of the cube, inside, is 4 D-cells.  But don't destroy the lantern battery upon purchase.  Maybe the thing you need the D's is for light and heck, it comes with a cheap disposable flashlight.


jon spencer said...

But only sometimes there are D's are inside.

DLS said...

If battery power is proportional to battery volume, and I suspect it is, then filling a lantern battery with 4 D cells (crappy D cells too, I'm sure) is really cheaping out.

Old NFO said...

Yep, they are usually seconds that couldn't be sold as 'good' D-cells.