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    Default Best battery buys

    Help! I am getting ready to move to Canada and would like to load up on some batteries in anticipation of the ARC LS and to feed my LED collection. I would appreciate it if suggestions could be given to websites with the best battery buys. I am primarily interested in 123 and lithium button cells.

    Lights to you.

    Thanks. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Best battery buys

    I've had good luck with TNR Technical with two separate orders; one with 20 CR123s, and one with 100 AAs.

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    Try these guys:
    http://www.botachtactical.com/

    You can top-off your inventory with their current special of 288 EL123 batteries for only $520.

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    John3, it appears that you are somewhat a new member to this board, WELCOME ABOARD !!

    Many other members of this board have had bad experiences with botach. Would recomend you do a search on Botach before buying. If you still feel warm and fuzzy and place an order with Botach, best of luck!

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    for the love of God no botach!

    if you want some 123's of 1996 stock i'll sell ya mine for 2.20$ ea.
    (hint) i bought mine at botach and got screwd...

    dont buy from botach.its like you want to be punished!!! [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

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    Oh poor John3...

    Just so you know, quite a few of the members here, including myself, have had serious problems with Botach, or botch as I like to call them. I am still in dispute with them on my last order from last December, and it looks like they are just going to keep my money [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

    So if you feel lucky its up to you and maybe they have improved (doubt it), but I have had serious issues with 3 orders (out of 11) from them and 3 is enough for me to call it quits with them. It just isn't worth it when you can get great service for 5% more.

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    Default Re: Best battery buys

    Hi all. I just joined, but have been following this forum for a few months now.

    I just got some ge/sanyo 123s from a place called ZReiss in NY. For 12 or more, the price is $1.59 (until the next break at 48), which is the best price I've seen. I also got some clock batteries (303s) for .71 each.

    This was the first time I ordered from them - they only emailed me a confirmation notice, but they shipped the day after they got my order (I had to email them about when it shipped - they don't seem too chatty). It took around 5 working days to get them in CA. Also, the shipping is $7.95 minimum - mine went UPS.

    The batteries don't have any expiration date on them - since I haven't seen the sanyos before - this might be normal. I tested them all and they were around 3.23 +/- .01 V (on my new Sears craftsman $15 auto-ranging DMM [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] - thx for the tip!)

    I got them to use in my wife's camera - then I'll get the last drops out of them in my new arc LS (is it here yet?!!!) [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

    Supposedly cheap batteries will meet anyone's price, but I didn't take them up on the offer - as under $50 has a $5 service fee tacked on and my order was only $40 - doh!

    anyway, here's the link to the battery section: ZReiss batteries

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