Is this the Lucas Electric that made electrical components for British cars in the 50’s and 60’s and 70’s, and for my 1970 Fiat 124 Spyder? They were famous for failing; I recall only one major electrical problem in my Fiat (there were plenty of other problems!).
@medz I agree, but I buy bulk packs of C/D/9V from Amazon whenever they have a sale. This is more like a backup multi-pack at a pretty good price - for non-rechargeables, of course! Kind of backup stock for emergencies, I guess.
@mike808@thebigtverberg I haven’t looked in a few years, but I don’t recall seeing lithium ion AA batteries on the market. The NiMH batteries are pretty good, though. I’m still probably going to buy this.
@Limewater@mike808 Awesome…glad it’s finally happening…now who will be the guinea pig to test these out…? Unless we can get Mooch on reddit to trial some if he hasn’t already… If any of these are good, it will be a game changer for me.
One caveat with these batteries is that they ship packaged in 2 AA or AAA packs, which means the boxes are gigantic compared to the bulk battery deals they have sold on here before. It’s also kind of a hassle to open up each pack individually.
Yo Meh.com the last time you offered these it was one or the other. I just got 100 plus AA batteries so I was hoping to get the triple A this time. I don’t need an additional 72 AA batteries. Why can’t 72 triple A for 11 dollars be done? Best Buy usually puts 48 pack on sale once a month on their daily site it is a 48 pack for 7 dollars. I guess I wait until then.
The last time I bought batteries from Meh, they were an acid-leaking disaster. Now the Quip debacle. I’m going to roll the dice and see if I can go the Trifecta. Who knows, maybe I’ll open the box and find a Foscam WiFi camera set?
I bought these the last time they were up for sale and the first package had swollen batteries that didn’t work. Buy at your own risk. I’d take advantage of the meh warranty, but between the shipping weight and the price, probably costs me more to send back.
@IcedCorn No warranty on Batteries but if they are defective Meh is a very friendly customer service company. Even @Chadp is ok sometime you get Panda socks when you order mustaches and you get some fun banter.
@leti1111 Agreed! The only time I ever had a problem with something I bought from Meh was one of those light saber lighters. One of the two was defective and they sent me a replacement with no hassle at all.
The problem with batteries is if they have been stored above or below temperature, or if they have been banged around a lot, they can leak. I trust Meh to stand by if I ordered them, but I’m not ordering because I don’t trust that the batteries were handled well before Meh got them or during shipment, etc…so I’m not ordering them. Energizer and Duracel is sooo expensive though…
Hey is this the same Lucas that put the crappy electrical components in British Leyland cars? Or in other words, is this the company that makes me still shudder when I think of a certain red MGB that spent more time in the shop than on the road?