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Why are batteries so expensive?

And don't last?


Asked by staciandababy at 10:11 PM on Feb. 24, 2013 in Technology

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Answers (10)
  • I buy em in bulk at SAMs so much cheaper.

    Answer by funlovinlady at 10:18 PM on Feb. 24, 2013

  • I only buy/use rechargeable batteries.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:10 PM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • Because they're a must-have item. Everybody needs them, so they'll pay high prices.

    Answer by Ballad at 10:17 PM on Feb. 24, 2013

  • I buy 8 packs of AAs at the dollar store. They're not the best name brand but they get the jobs done.

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 10:22 PM on Feb. 24, 2013

  • Costco has 48 AA for 11.99 but some toys and baby items take ungodly numbers of weird huge batteries.

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 10:36 PM on Feb. 24, 2013

  • Yeah, like that Tickle Me Elmo doll everybody was so crazy about years ago. My daughter was given one, and the stupid thing went through batteries like nobody's business. Just plain AA's, but like six or eight of them at a time.

    Answer by Ballad at 11:18 PM on Feb. 24, 2013

  • Baby items....... riiiiiiiiight.....

    Look at the type you are using. If it's simple electronics, (ie a vibrator) don't get anything that is max power, or lithium anything. They work best on cheaper alkaline batteries. ( I like Ray-o-vac or CVS brand.)
    I got a Groupon for Phillips brand, and they don't work in any of my toys. Now I have 60 of them and they are worthless.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 12:46 AM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • Lol Anne. My vibrator went dead years ago. I did not bother replacing that battery.

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 1:13 AM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • Cause there are so many single women out there...Or some women are with men who think their place is in the kitchen which is loosely translated as the men have no idea of what to do in the bedroom...

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 1:46 AM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • Buy rechargeable batteries. They more than make up for their initial higher cost after many uses. I also try to buy less battery-operated items, such as rechargeable flashlights, which last years.

    Answer by hellokittykat at 8:49 AM on Feb. 25, 2013