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PRAM battery - at a price

Message #1 - Posted 2009/01/29 - eastender

Just been in town for a meeting and afterwards wandered down Tottenham Court Road looking for three half-AA PRAM batteries - Maplin had sold out and the only place that had any I could find was Micro Anvika - which wanted £15 each... Just found them online for £3.50 plus 60p post. Maplin's price are also more than £6. Talk about paying for the shop.

E.

Message #2 - Posted 2009/01/29 - whisky-dave

"eastender" <badluck@spamtrap.co.uk> wrote in message news:badluck-318D30.11424329012009@unknown.hwng.net...

Just been in town for a meeting and afterwards wandered down Tottenham Court Road looking for three half-AA PRAM batteries - Maplin had sold out and the only place that had any I could find was Micro Anvika - which wanted £15 each... Just found them online for £3.50 plus 60p post. Maplin's price are also more than £6. Talk about paying for the shop.

You should have told them, offered them a fiver and said you take my cash or I walk out the door with it, and buy on-line. With the credit crunchy I doubt
they'd want to see money walk out the door unless they've paid over the odds for the battery then that's up to them.

Message #3 - Posted 2009/01/29 - Jon B

whisky-dave wrote:

"eastender" <badluck@spamtrap.co.uk> wrote in message news:badluck-318D30.11424329012009@unknown.hwng.net...

Just been in town for a meeting and afterwards wandered down Tottenham Court Road looking for three half-AA PRAM batteries - Maplin had sold out and the only place that had any I could find was Micro Anvika - which wanted £15 each... Just found them online for £3.50 plus 60p post. Maplin's price are also more than £6. Talk about paying for the shop.

You should have told them, offered them a fiver and said you take my cash or I walk out the door with it, and buy on-line. With the credit crunchy I doubt
they'd want to see money walk out the door unless they've paid over the odds for the battery then that's up to them.

Personally I'm more for one of actually supporting the stores that give the good value in the first place, rather than those that'll happily charge you the worst price, unless you happen to know and are willing to haggle.

Jon B
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Message #4 - Posted 2009/01/29 - Adrian Tuddenham

eastender wrote:

Just been in town for a meeting and afterwards wandered down Tottenham Court Road looking for three half-AA PRAM batteries - Maplin had sold out and the only place that had any I could find was Micro Anvika - which wanted £15 each... Just found them online for £3.50 plus 60p post. Maplin's price are also more than £6. Talk about paying for the shop.

Buy two watch batteries of the same diameter and machine up a piece of brass to fill the remaining space. Make sure you get them in the right way around.

Total cost £1.00 and a few minutes work.

~ Adrian Tuddenham ~
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Message #5 - Posted 2009/01/29 - Richard Tobin

Previously, Adrian Tuddenham wrote:

Buy two watch batteries of the same diameter and machine up a piece of brass to fill the remaining space. Make sure you get them in the right way around.

Total cost £1.00 and a few minutes work.

I think you'll find that for 99.99% of the population, "machining up a piece of brass" is not a few minutes work.

-- Richard

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Message #6 - Posted 2009/01/29 - eastender

Previously, Adrian Tuddenham wrote:

Buy two watch batteries of the same diameter and machine up a piece of brass to fill the remaining space. Make sure you get them in the right way around.

Total cost £1.00 and a few minutes work.

Nice idea Adrian, but in my case there'd be more muck than brass.

E.

Message #7 - Posted 2009/01/29 - eastender

Previously, Jon B wrote:

Personally I'm more for one of actually supporting the stores that give the good value in the first place, rather than those that'll happily charge you the worst price, unless you happen to know and are willing to haggle.

Me too - I thought the man in Micro Anvika was being funny as first, but no he wanted £45 and possibly VAT on top for three tiny batteries. Perhaps he knows he's the only one in Tottenham Court Road with stock.

E.

Message #8 - Posted 2009/01/29 - J. J. Lodder

Richard Tobin wrote:

Previously, Adrian Tuddenham wrote:

Buy two watch batteries of the same diameter and machine up a piece of brass to fill the remaining space. Make sure you get them in the right way around.

Total cost £1.00 and a few minutes work.

I think you'll find that for 99.99% of the population, "machining up a piece of brass" is not a few minutes work.

Then stack some of the eurocent coins
that you couldn't bring yourself to throw away,

Jan

Message #9 - Posted 2009/01/29 - Adrian Tuddenham

Richard Tobin wrote:

Previously, Adrian Tuddenham wrote:

Buy two watch batteries of the same diameter and machine up a piece of brass to fill the remaining space. Make sure you get them in the right way around.

Total cost £1.00 and a few minutes work.

I think you'll find that for 99.99% of the population, "machining up a piece of brass" is not a few minutes work.

You could saw a bit off a bolt or a length of 0.5 inch diameter brass rod. As long as the ends are reasonably flat it will work.

Once you have made the spacer, it will cut the price of your batteries every time you change them in future.

~ Adrian Tuddenham ~
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