deals30-pack super top extra heavy duty long life…

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Very misleading description on the site. These are carbon-zinc batteries ("heavy duty") and are not alkaline. In fact, their formulation is acidic.

These batteries are ok for low-drain devices, but they will not last long at all in flashlights or most electronics. They usually hold 1/4 or less of the charge of an alkaline and they self-drain faster than alkaline on the shelf.

I would recommend most considering this deal to wait for an alkaline battery deal. "Heavy Duty" almost always means carbon-zinc and not alkaline.

http://www.ehow.com/info_7871725_alkaline-vs-heavy-duty-batteries.html

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Yes DO NOT BUY THESE BATTERIES...they are the worst. I bought them once before. Battery life is maybe a cpl of day and after a month they started to leak acid. ended up in the trash. Total waste of money

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Not only that, it's actually $5.98 per package, as it is $2.99 shipping per deal ( shipping is for each individual package of batteries ).

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I agree,this type of battery should be avoided also keep in mind Tanga can take up to two weeks just to ship your purchase.

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Thanks for the comments, guys!

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(Sigh) Why do I always feel like I'm getting beaten up when I post a Tanga deal. I have never had a problem with them, although I understand that a few of you have. Regarding the battery price WITH shipping, please note that I DID include the price of shipping in my description.

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@belyndag: sorry you do post alot of nice deals on here. In addition to the shipping delays, I've bought stuff from tanga labeled on the site as new but arrived in a condition on than that.

keep up the good work, but understand most people probably won't care for tanga. if you haven't had problems with them consider yourself lucky.

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@belyndag: I too greatly appreciate your postings. Woot community is my "go to" place before I go to any other place on the Internet (except, of course, WOOT itself)

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@luke975 and @mjonczak: Thanks, folks. Sorry for the whining. My son leaves for college on Saturday. Still not sure how I feel about that "empty nest" thingie. Just feeling a bit sorry for myself. Argh! When did I become my mother!?!?!?!

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@belyndag: sorry your sons leaving for college. 1saleaday is another pia site. I ordered some plastic containers on the 28th of july. they just arrived today. To me that's unacceptable.

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@luke975: Oh, DS leaving for college is actually WONDERFUL! This is my special needs kid and he's 28. It's a miracle that he's doing this at all. Ordinarily I would post something to AtC to let folks know about it since quite a few know about him, but since TPTB came out with the new FAQs limiting AtC posts to those about deals, I dare not do so lest I be banned forever!

So far the most delayed purchase delivery I've ever had was from nomorerack.com. Nearly three months! I quit even checking out their site, although they seemed to have some good deals. I see that they're investing in a lot of TV commercials so I guess they're making enough money to upgrade their marketing. Hopefully they'll invest some of that money in upgrading their shipping!