My state has been charging me tax on Amazon since I’ve been using Amazon. Clearly it was already a thing but Meh wasn’t charging me bullshit-ass tax until like two or three weeks ago so I still want answers, DAMN IT.
@Dizavid Amazon has been collecting taxes because they probably have a presence in your state already. Mediocre is collecting now because they probably met your state’s threshold that requires the retailer to collect the taxes from you.
Because I can certainly say that I’ve filled in the line item for use taxes on my tax return. Just like how I’ve never bought a catshirt.
@Dizavid Regardless of when a site started collecting taxes, the site is not charging you tax. In other words, it’s not going to Snapster’s yacht fund. It’s going to your state’s treasurer.
The state is “charging” you tax. The site is just collecting and remitting it.
I harp on this because it’s a good lesson on why people should give a shit about their state and local governments. If you don’t like something they’re doing, you can get involved or get behind someone who wants to do a thing in a way you like better.
@baqui63@Bigbearballs I’m not buying them because I have a bunch already. That said, they are cheap and I might buy them for things around home where the low self-discharge (aka precharged) is the main benefit - things like clocks, remotes, scales, etc. I would not buy them for use in mobile devices - things like cameras, GPS, flashlights - whatever else people use AA’s in these days.
@mike808 Yes, 600 mAh seems very low. I recently bought a bunch of low-discharge AAAs called “PowerOwl” to refresh our 6 cordless phones. Rated 1000 mAh, 1.2V, no charger included (I already have a superb Maha). They claim to have great longevity, so far work really well, and were about $1.08 each.
@djslack@shahnm Right? Thankfully, usually the moment you run out of batteries means you just used up your last ones to successfully replace some, so hopefully you wouldn’t need more batteries in the time it takes to receive your order from Meh.
Of course, Murphy’s Law could strike, but I feel like the timing was perfect nonetheless.
@shahnm the same kind of dont-give-a-fuck madman who keeps those batteries free and clear of any refrigerator, that’s what kind.
A person who is simultaneously capable of two seemingly opposite things:
Disregarding all of society’s battery rules because they’re just, like, an artificial construct. None of this is real. Like the batteries, we can die and be recharged again, so why stay within some bullshit artificial lines?
Math does not compute based on the photos.
“16 AA, 8 AAA, 2 Chargers”
Photos show 16 AA in packages (8 each), 8 AAA in packages (4 each) plus 2 charges that includes 4 AA in each. That comes out to a total of 24 AA batteries, not 16. Unless the Photos are lies!
@neveraging Every single NiMH rechargable AA or AAA on the market outputs 1.2V, but the discharge curve keeps them above the cutoff threshold for most devices for significantly longer than you’d expect.
Almost any modern device will gladly work on these or any other rechargeable.
Still have 2 boxes of the Eveready Super Charge AAA, still have 2 Mighty Chargers all from Meh.Then i read how weak these are compared with minimum outputs and i just cant pull the trigger ty Meh anyway !!
@DaveFL speedlights are pretty power hungry, aren’t they? Plus, if you’re shooting an event and you have to go change batteries you may miss the best shot. I might carefully weigh the pros and cons before choosing these for something potentially important, but if your shoots are short or it’s just a hobby, there are few reasons they wouldn’t power them for some duration of time.
After dropping my opinion like that and starting to think of some of the reasons they might not be good, I did a little quick research. According to this experiment, NiMH batteries are actually really good for speedlights, with fast recycle times that stay consistent. But with the capacity of these I would expect them to last for about 100 shots on a charge. Maybe fewer.
@Teripie every solar light I have taken apart has had a NiMH AA or AAA (or two) inside it, so I’m inclined to say sure. They’re likely about the quality of the original batteries that come in the lights. And they’re pretty inexpensive.
When I received my batteries and chargers, I was rather stunned to see big inserts in the packaging proclaiming the AAs are 1650 mAh. Upon opening the package and looking at the batteries themselves, they are very clearly 1350 mAh. This seems like either a packaging mistake, or willful deception on Rayovac/Energizer’s part.
Are they perhaps trying to imply that one of these rechargeable batteries equals the lifespan of 1,650 alkaline batteries, or maybe that they are the equivalent to a 1650 mAh alkaline battery? I’m a bit confused.