Have you troubled yourself to read this Duracell Ion Core thread?
Well, yes, I attempted to read the 135+ posts of the thread. Sorry that you (and perhaps others?) perceive me as being an AskHole.
There were some posts that mentioned prices, but some of those were for AAA's. Also, some posts with prices were 3 to 6+ months old, and prices do change both up and down. My impression was that some of the really low prices may have been associated with Black Friday, and not necessarily still available.
So, I thought I might ask (for myself and possibly others) if the Sam's Club price for 8 AA plus 2 AAA was good, bad, or indifferent.