Best battery buys

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Enlightened
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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.
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Mr Ted Bear

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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!
 

Brock

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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
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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.
 

Artie Choke

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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
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- 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?!!!)
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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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