View Full Version : Maxell AA Batteries
05-24-2000, 07:58 PM
A co-worker eMailed this to me, and I believe it is a better deal than the one posted for 50 Energizer Batteries.
Get the batteries at VStore <a href="http://www.vstore.com/cgi-bin/pagegen/vstoretoys/onlinevstore/page.html?mode=itempage&file=/page/itempagev4/itempage.spl&prodid=1109078">here</a>.
Use coupon code 34262SRVY for $5 off.
With the $6 rebate, it total comes up to about ~$5. Not bad; now I can use my TalkAbouts w/o worrying about the power drain as much.
05-24-2000, 10:18 PM
Even though i don't like dishing out money, ie shipping fees, this is a deal you can't pass up, obviously I am not recieving my 60 free batteries... so 4.96 is the next best thing!!! Oh well I am getting ready to leave on a trip this should be a nice to get all the stuff when i get back!
05-24-2000, 10:33 PM
I missed that 60 battery promotion completely. Oh well...
05-24-2000, 10:45 PM
Damn 60 free batteries never came! I did it two times too! Anyone receive theirs?
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05-25-2000, 12:44 AM
I heard of some people getting their a while back. Bet they were not of the best quality. Probably an over-stock of some no name-brand species.
nope, never got em. Maybe they ran out
05-25-2000, 02:57 AM
never got them...battery brands dont matter tho. each battery can only hold so much. i dunno about the ultras tho...hmmm
Crunch It Now
05-25-2000, 02:59 AM
i saw this thing on tv - it was like, hard copy or extra or something like that, and they found out that the crappy store brand batteries, are actually made by energizer and duracell most of the time, and then the store just puts their name on them and pay duracell and energizer like, royalty fees or something. and they put all the different kinds of batteries to the test, and they are all almost the same - definately not worht spending 3 extra bucks on duracell instead of store brand....
05-25-2000, 12:13 PM
Interesting! Thanks for the tip, I'll keep it mind when I run out of the Maxell batteries.
05-25-2000, 12:33 PM
Yup yup, Crunchit gots it right. Most (all) generic brands (i.e. drugstores and supermarkets) are made by duracell, enegizer, and other large companies. The truth is a battery is a battery. The only difference is that of alkaline or heavy duty. Stay clear of heavy duty, they plain just suck. But if you purchase any alkaline battery you will get similar performance just as long as that they are not too old. In fact Consumer Reports did a test a while back and the battery that lasted the longest was a sanyo battery. Imagine that, but their conclusion was that there was so little difference with each battery that it doesn't matter.
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05-25-2000, 02:33 PM
Well All i can say is don't use the Panasonic batteries. They sux... The Ultra so last longer...
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05-25-2000, 04:04 PM
I got the generic batteries. For the price I am not complaining!
Thanks for the info. I too haven't received the free batteries http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/frown.gif
05-26-2000, 12:44 PM
Signed up for it...let's see what the outcome of this is...
I got my 60 batteries. You're right, they're some offbrand. "Radiant" brand. But they are alkaline, that's all I care. They came in like 1.5 weeks.
05-27-2000, 03:36 AM
i want my batteries... the ghetto sony alkalines rock.... get them if u can find them... ucla hilltop for you bruins
05-27-2000, 03:51 AM
Consumer Reports says "To hell with brand names on disposable batteries." Not in so many words... but they say "buy them by price" aka... who cares what brand they are.
So name brand or not... as close to $0 for batteries sounds good.
05-27-2000, 06:20 PM
I never received my free batteries either
05-28-2000, 03:41 AM
I didn't get my batteries either..but I got an email from my cousin saying he got 'em recently..he's been getting really lucky on all these deals, I hardly get anything..wonder if my mailman's living on my free stuff.
05-28-2000, 03:45 AM
yeah, GE Sanyo batteries or something like that were the best battery they tested. imagine. and it was like half the cost.
05-28-2000, 02:38 PM
Thanks for the deal!! I ordered the batteries, but I couldn't see an ETA for the shipping.... Im moving in about 3 weeks so i hope it doesnt take longer than that. Anyone know?
05-29-2000, 02:14 PM
Rechargeable NIMH is better deal in the long run, and less wasteful as well.
05-30-2000, 03:50 AM
Do they make rechargable AA NiMH? I love these kinds of batteries and opt for them whenever I can (in my MD player, camcorder, etc.).
No memory worries, quick recharge, and decent power. Good stuff.
05-30-2000, 07:46 PM
I just recieved my 40 maxells today, great deal...but the rebate asks for an actual store receipt..do i just print out the email conf.?
06-01-2000, 04:46 PM
Just got my batteries today too!
Cliffman, I'm going to print out the email confirmation that was sent to me...it has the date and the purchase price on it...
Didn't get any other original receipt...
Let's see what happens!
06-01-2000, 04:51 PM
You guys are right about people buying batteries and putting their names on them.
my friend works at radio shack, he says that their batteries are made by energizer.
06-02-2000, 02:06 AM
printed invoice for rebate...better work!!!
06-02-2000, 03:42 AM
Yeah, I have the same problem. It asks for an original dated sales receipt. Their was no invoice in the box. I hope they honor the e-mail invoice.
08-07-2000, 11:40 PM
Did anyone get their rebate?
I got my submission returned, with the reason "The recipt submitted is from a non-qualifying store".
08-08-2000, 12:18 AM
Just tried to order batteries at Vstore and this coupon has expired...maybe I'll try again later.
08-08-2000, 02:41 AM
I signed up for a long long time and still have not received any batteries. <grumble>
08-08-2000, 04:33 AM
dodo, find your email confirmation and call 'em up/email them about it. I got my batteries within 2 weeks of ordering. I also sent in the rebate but haven't heard back yet.
08-09-2000, 12:50 AM
Update -- I emailed VStore and got the following reply. Let's see where it gets me...
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We apologize for the error encountered while redeeming your rebate.
Please fax a copy of the letter received from the rebate provider to our
toll free fax number:
Once we receive the fax, we will contact our supplier for additional
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
If we can be of further assistance please contact us via email or call
us toll free at 877-878-6735 between 5:00 AM and 11:00 PM (Pacific
Time) Monday through Friday or 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and
08-11-2000, 11:14 AM
Why don't you just by a battery charger so you don't have to mess around with buying tons of batteries? I also have talkabouts and the battery charger comes in handy. The battery charger I bought works on alkaline batteries also, not just NiCad. It only cost me $8 on ebay. I would try that first.
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