Varta Rechargeable Batteries $3.99 Harvey Norman

2 April 2008

Harvey Norman has packs of Varta High Energy AA rechargeable batteries for $3.99.
Pack of 4.

Also pack of 4 AAA High Energy Alkaline Batteries for the same price.

35 comments

  • admin EDITOR
    that seems cheap to me (being ignorant and all)
  • bigal
    does look cheap a quick look in the varta website, if its the ]power accu AA 2700MAH ones then double wow but i doubt it, the website does list AA batteris from 1400mAh through to 270mAh
  • geo78
    this is very cheap...but where did you find the deal, craftykiwi? does not seem to be in the catalogue...
  • golfwidow
    I couldn't find this on the website anywhere either? Is it just a clearence sort of deal instore or something?
  • lilpretzel
    In the online catalogue page 13. http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/6742/batteriesaa4.jpg
  • voteoften
    Are the AAA ones disposable?
  • Keeys
    hot from me...we need some after someone (the resident faries) have thrown most of ours out thinking they were normal ones :( :( Anyone know when the sale ends?
  • ozpete
    anyone have success in buying these - the text just says high energy whereas one picture shows rechargeables have the just picked up the wrong product image?
  • nod
    They look like they have 2 diff types in the piccie - the recharges and the high energy. Might be worth a call to HN to find out
  • craftykiwi
    Always worth standing your ground if it is a misprint and getting them to honour the picture deal even if they ahev made a mistake. Hubby wants some of these so will have a look when I pop in and see what's what!
  • bigal
    awe crap, I wanted to buy 4 or 5 AAA packs... the pictures are not rechargables for the AAA I want to take my vote back!!!
  • craftykiwi
    Did say that the recharegable were for the AA in the first line, even if there wasn't a picture at the time.
  • Wally
    Anybody know if these are a standard rechargeable battery that can use any recharger? I ask coz the last time I bought cheap rechargeables - Grandcell (alkaline)- it was only after I had tried to recharge them in a standard recharger and they started expanding + leaking - that it became apparent that they needed their own specific recharging platform .. :eek: :rolleyes:
  • bigal
    grandcell had special rechargable technology. i think the alkaline ones. I think they are pretty much the only ones in the mass market thats different
  • voteoften
    At teh Cottesloe/Peppermint Grove shop, I was told it was the wrong picture. I did however pickup a wireless LG spy camera setup for $94.
  • admin EDITOR
    :D - should we be asking what your going to be using that for voteoften??
  • enthusiast
    Great value there!! Get them while you can...
  • enthusiast
    oh yeah - stay away from rechargeable alkalines... You need NiMH for digital cameras etc. The higher number the better (2500+ is recommended)
  • craftykiwi
    Just popped in to Harvey Norman and tried for the cheap deal on Rechargeable but noticed a disclaimer taped to the desk saying it was an error. So looks like no go there. But also noticed that despite the special price on the alkaline they also have packs of 20 AA Varta alkaline batteries for approx. $15 which is better value if you need that many.
  • geo78
    it was too good to be true. if you want cheap alkaline AA batteries, just drop in your local officeworks for a pack of 20 on special for $9.99.
  • bigal
    i picked up 48 varta alkalines AA at office works the other day for 19.95 or there abouts... I didnt post a deal for this because the batter were a bit dated so I thought they might be getting rid of them
  • ozpete
    You can always buy Varta AAA or AA "HIgh Energy" Alkalines in a special 6 pack (4+2) at any GOLO for $1.79 a pack which equates to 30c each vs the 75c each that are available at Hardly Normal
  • craftykiwi
    geo78;44964
    it was too good to be true. if you want cheap alkaline AA batteries, just drop in your local officeworks for a pack of 20 on special for $9.99.
    Always wary of too cheap batteries after buying some once and having them leak everywhere. (Not that these Officeworks ones are necessarily like the ones we bought.) So we always buy well-known brand ones now.
  • craftykiwi
    ozpete;45108
    You can always buy Varta AAA or AA "HIgh Energy" Alkalines in a special 6 pack (4+2) at any GOLO for $1.79 a pack which equates to 30c each vs the 75c each that are available at Hardly Normal
    Are they close or after their use by date?? I know stores like Go-Lo and Reject Shop often sell end-of-line items or those that are close to end of use-by-date so need to check why so cheap.
  • ozpete
    the ones I have are June 2011 I agree about cheapies BUT these are marketed by Remington. Energizer and Shick are tied together so it looks like another tie in. Also if you go to their English website they have test results from a german magazine http://www.en.varta-consumer.com/content.php?path=/1197562912.html&&domain=www.en.varta-consumer.com I know they like others will only publish favourable articles but at least they have some, and they seem to be a reputable brand. my guess is that they are breaking into the market and are offering good value deals. We have been paying a very high price for batteries. In the US the prices are far far cheaper and thats for quality. Some competition is well over due. BTW on the packet they offer a moneyback guarantee (limit 1 packet per household)
  • craftykiwi
    Well June 2011 is great! Must look next time I am there.
  • admin EDITOR
    does anyone know the specifics of the difference between the cheapy batteries and the branded ones (apart from geographical pricing variation)
  • ozpete
    admin;45124
    does anyone know the specifics of the difference between the cheapy batteries and the branded ones (apart from geographical pricing variation)
    Not sure what you mean here. batteries can be of varying compositions. carbon, alkaline, lithium. Nicad NiMH etc Each has different price points and lasting qualities. The REAL cheap ones - the ones which would collapse if you squeezed them are mostly carbon based technology. check here some more details on each http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc-carbon_battery http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alkaline_battery http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel-cadmium_battery
  • craftykiwi
    Since Harvey Norman's is not honouring the cheap price on the rechargeable batteries just noticed that K-Mart has 20% off all Varta batteries so may help. Ends 9 April.
  • geo78
    20% off is not that much given that you can find somewhere else batteries with 50% off...do you know the prices after 20% off?
  • craftykiwi
    Not at this stage - just know if it was 20% off the price at Harvey Norman's that I saw the other day would have still been a bit too dear for my liking. Kmart usually tends to be cheaper from the outset so will have to pop in and have a look next time I am there.
  • craftykiwi
    admin;45124
    does anyone know the specifics of the difference between the cheapy batteries and the branded ones (apart from geographical pricing variation)
    Batteries contain acid for the chemical reaction so with the fact that some of the cheap ones we've had in the past end up leaking in the packet or item they are being used in (despite storing them properly), can only guess to cut costs they use a thinner casing or there is some gap in the casing join. No point saving a few cents here and there with the cheaper ones if they end up ruining an expensive quality item you are using them in.
  • geo78
    if someone wants cheap batteries, i just saw in BigW 20 no-name batteries for $4.14
  • donna6197
    Wish I'd read the comments before going to HN today.
  • ozpete
    maybe admin or Nod can mark this as expired

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