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Varta Rechargeable Batteries $3.99 Harvey Norman

Posted By: craftykiwi, posted 2008/04/02 09:53
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.
75°-+
  • admin2008/04/02 10:06:15
    that seems cheap to me (being ignorant and all)
  • bigal2008/04/02 10:19:09
    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
  • geo782008/04/02 10:21:10
    this is very cheap...but where did you find the deal, craftykiwi? does not seem to be in the catalogue...
  • golfwidow2008/04/02 10:31:35
    I couldn't find this on the website anywhere either? Is it just a clearence sort of deal instore or something?
  • lilpretzel2008/04/02 17:54:15
    In the online catalogue page 13.

    http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/6742/batteriesaa4.jpg
  • voteoften2008/04/02 22:37:29
    Are the AAA ones disposable?
  • Keeys2008/04/02 22:39:48
    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?
  • ozpete2008/04/02 22:55:59
    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?
  • nod2008/04/02 23:05:25
    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
  • craftykiwi2008/04/03 10:38:28
    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!
  • bigal2008/04/03 11:39:02
    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!!!
  • craftykiwi2008/04/03 11:46:56
    Did say that the recharegable were for the AA in the first line, even if there wasn't a picture at the time.
  • Wally2008/04/03 13:15:35
    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:
  • bigal2008/04/03 13:33:31
    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
  • voteoften2008/04/03 16:26:19
    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.
  • admin2008/04/03 18:12:52
    :D - should we be asking what your going to be using that for voteoften??
  • enthusiast2008/04/03 23:41:42
    Great value there!! Get them while you can...
  • enthusiast2008/04/03 23:43:01
    oh yeah - stay away from rechargeable alkalines...

    You need NiMH for digital cameras etc. The higher number the better (2500+ is recommended)
  • craftykiwi2008/04/04 14:40:11
    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.
  • geo782008/04/04 15:18:10
    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.
  • bigal2008/04/04 15:38:16
    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
  • ozpete2008/04/05 07:24:24
    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
  • craftykiwi2008/04/05 08:27:15
    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.



    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.
  • craftykiwi2008/04/05 08:29:09
    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


    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.
  • ozpete2008/04/05 08:54:17
    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)
  • craftykiwi2008/04/05 08:58:56
    Well June 2011 is great! Must look next time I am there.
  • admin2008/04/05 09:49:36
    does anyone know the specifics of the difference between the cheapy batteries and the branded ones (apart from geographical pricing variation)
  • ozpete2008/04/05 14:07:41
    admin
    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
  • craftykiwi2008/04/06 08:00:53
    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.
  • geo782008/04/06 10:20:19
    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?
  • craftykiwi2008/04/06 11:05:57
    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.
  • craftykiwi2008/04/06 11:09:13
    admin
    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.
  • geo782008/04/06 14:17:35
    if someone wants cheap batteries, i just saw in BigW 20 no-name batteries for $4.14
  • donna61972008/04/09 18:23:00
    Wish I'd read the comments before going to HN today.
  • ozpete2008/04/10 03:18:01
    maybe admin or Nod can mark this as expired

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