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Best deal on 123A lithium batteries

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n4voxgill

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Costco has 48 Alkaline AA batteries for $8.00. They have a shelf life of 5 years. I have used these batteries for years. Same power just less shelf life, but I don't use them in a device that it not used for 10 years, so I go for the much cheaper price.
 

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I have different devices that use both AA Batteries, and CR123 Lithium batteries. I own three SureFire flashlights that use the CR123 batteries. The Surefire Batteries are a great deal, compared to buying "Camera batteries" at any store ($6.00 each or 2 for $10.00 vs 12 batteries for $21.00 from SureFire).

I don't know what a good deal on Alkaline AA batteries has to do with devices that use CR123 Lithium batteries, because the CR123 isn't interchangeable with any other battery type. I think that the person who replied may be confusing the CR123 3 volt Lithium batteries with the L91 AA size 1.5 volt Lithium batteries.

I use Rechargeable NiMh batteries in all my radio receivers (that don't take special packs), and find them to be much less expensive in the long run, plus I'm not putting 20 or 30 batteries into the landfill every month like I used to do before I switched to rechargeables.

Mark
 

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Botactactical is a cop shop in Los Angeles, lots of my friends shop there but you have to be a cop to get in the actual store. I’ve bought lots of junk from them over the years including large CR-123 purchases with no problems and their prices are very good.
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Never, ever, deal with them. There are horror stories about them for years on various websites.

Battery station has them for $1.50, and cheaper if you are a member of a certain flashlight website.

http://www.batterystation.com/cr123a.htm
 
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