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20 April 2009 @ 04:31 pm
This makes no sense  
Duracell AAA alkaline batteries, 16-count, $7.51

Duracell AAA alkaline batteries, 12-count, $12.85
Current Mood: confusedconfused
madshutterbug: Attitudemadshutterbug on April 20th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
But it does make cents.
sinboysinboy on April 20th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Could be that the supplier changed prices.
BaronLawbaronlaw on April 20th, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
They make it up in volume!
drewkittydrewkitty on April 20th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
4 pack of AAA batteries, blister pack, industrial grade $1

The 12 pack is probably a blister and the 16 pack is probably cardboard and shrinkwrap.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on April 21st, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
I've ordered them in the past, and both the 16-count and 12-count are packaged in blister-packs (that's the hard plastic shell, right?).
Maggiesillymagpie on April 20th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
Ooookay. Well, their mismarked merchandise is your financial gain, I guess. Peculiar.
starcat_jewelstarcat_jewel on April 21st, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
You'd be amazed how many people don't check prices.
n5red on April 21st, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
Given the number of Ph.D.s where you are, I suspect they sell a lot of the more expensive pack.
(Anonymous) on April 21st, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
The larger pack is older batteries, re-packaged?

Younger Brother
Miche: danger! high voltage!micheinnz on April 21st, 2009 07:25 am (UTC)
Pfh. Buy 16 rechargeables once, and then _no more batteries again for years and years_.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on April 21st, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
You have either better batteries or better rechargers, because ours last about six months, at best, and for the last three months or so only last about two hours at a time.
Miche: danger! high voltage!micheinnz on April 21st, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
We use rechargeable Energizers with the silver, green and black casing.

The only difference between NZ and the US I can think of is that our household electrical supply is 230V, whereas yours is 115V. I can't see why that would make batteries discharge more quickly or not recharge properly, though. (There might be one that I just don't know yet, though.)
(Anonymous) on April 21st, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
That is the way I usually see them priced - AA's much less than AAA's. I've been told it costs more to make the AAA than the AA - something about the chemical formulation needed to pack equal power into the smaller volume and have it last a similar amount of time.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on April 21st, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
But these are both AAAs, with the 12-pack costing almost twice as much as the 16-pack.