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3.0 out of 5 stars Long lasting budget batteries - but at a price?, 29 Jun. 2011
This review is from: AmazonBasics AA Everyday Alkaline Batteries [Pack of 20] (Personal Care)
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With a plethora of budget brands out there offering alternatives to the more expensive leaders in the battery market (i.e. the ones where all the mark up goes in advertising), Amazon's little power houses face pretty stiff competition. So how do they fare? Well, for batteries I look for three things (I know it's sad).....

1. Longivity
2. Ease of opening/stroage (I'm serious - try opening some re-enforced plastic battery cases without gracing the floor with the entire contents or cutting off your index finger)
3. Price.

Amazon scores highly on the first two, not so well on the third, price. Yes, they do last at least as long as most(and compared to some I've tried, a lot longer)and yes, the packaging is spot on (from their prison to my mouse in under 20 seconds, enough time not to lose the all important wireless link!), but for the price? Well, suffice to say that a few percent less than current and they should fly out of dispatch, but it has to be said there are cheaper alternatives out there that deliver more or less the same performance for less outlay. Summary, good all rounders for non demanding appications (mouse, remotes etc) but only average value.... (well at least they leave you with all your fingers intact)!
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Initial post: 6 Jul 2011 09:27:10 BDT
I don't think it's sad - that's what I'd look for too!

Posted on 9 Jul 2011 17:02:20 BDT
Amazon really need to review the price if they want to compete with Maplin in this market! Currently you could get 80 AA extralonglife for a couple of quid more, and even at regular prices around twice as many as from Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2011 12:19:30 BDT
mb says:
Thanks for the suggestion. Maplin are significantly cheaper, even if the price you suggested was a special one.
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