Daily Offer 10/1/14: Duracell Batteries

Today at Electronics.Woot, instead of one thing in the daily deal spot, we’re giving you ALL THE BATTERIES AND SO MANY BATTERIES THAT IF YOU EVAR NEED BATTERIES AGAIN YOU’D BE LIKE “HEY I’VE GOT SO MANY BATTERIES!!!”!!!

And since it’s a special kinda sale, we thought it needed a special kinda discussion place that you can find here.

LINK TO THE OFFER: http://electronics.woot.com/plus/duracell-batteries-1



Duracell Batteries
Price: $16.99 - 169.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days (Monday, Oct 06 to Thursday, Oct 09) + transit
Condition: New


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Previous Similar Sales (May not be exact model)
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That’s… a lot of batteries. O_o

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Free nipple clamps?

Just bought the whoa pack, i sure hope they will last til Fallout 4 comes out…

A large pack of batteries is the first thing I ever purchased from woot, these sales always bring a tear to my eye.


Too bad they didn’t offer D size. The cost of those for my wife’s “marital aids” are making me go broke!

like these?

ha, yeah i was about to post the same thing.

I need C batteries. not sure if that is a good deal or not.

does any one use rechargable Cs, if so, which are he best value?

I need MORE POWER!!!

I got a pack of 12 AAs and 12 AAAs at Radioshack for $6.00.

Consumer-grade rechargeable C’s and D’s are just AA’s in a shell, with a higher price tag. Check the mAh ratings, it’s a scam!

In decades past, C’s (and D’s) were more popular, and it made sense to manufacture them separately. So, alkaline and carbon C’s are truly C’s, with higher capacity than their AA counterparts. But their sales volume has fallen off so sharply since the advent of NiMH chemistry, manufacturers just produce tons of the AA cores and wrap 'em differently.

You can find “real” ones, with appropriate capacity (~5AH for C’s, ~10AH for D’s) but they’re super expensive ($5/$10 ea) and usually a few generations behind in terms of chemistry.

Also, good luck finding a charger for the poor things. You could make an upsize adapter for a common AA/AAA charger, but the charge termination logic won’t match the huge capacity – either the -dV-detection will fail because the charger isn’t putting enough current into the cell for the sag to be noticeable, or the overcharge timeout will elapse while the cell is still happily charging along.

My verdict: Just get a set of adapter sleeves and use the NiMH AA’s you already own. Modern NiMH AA performance is on par with archaic carbon C’s and D’s anyway.

(Alkalike C’s and D’s still hold an edge in some ways, but devices that need that much power are going over to Li+ 18650’s anyway, so it’s largely moot.)

What other names can y’all come up with for a mess of batteries?

We used

Whoa Pack
Uber Pack
Super Fantastic Pack
Mega Pack

Maginot Line

Radioshack = .50 per battery
100 pack = .35 per battery
620 pack = .30 per battery

maybe a few cents more for tax for each

OverCapacity of Batteries!!!

thank you very much.

i do have some of those sleeves for C’s & D’s. I used the C’s on some of the Mr Beams LED lights i just bought from woot. maybe i’ll just get some more of those & use my eneloop AAs

Dreadnought Pack

what do i win for having the best name?