Batteries cheapest?

It's not often I have to buy batteries but needing aa and aaa - where the best place (cheapest) to buy?


  • Pollycat
    Pollycat Forumite Posts: 34,173
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    Pound shops have them - usually in packs of 16.
  • mashedavocado
    mashedavocado Forumite Posts: 112 Forumite
    What do you need them for? Cheap batteries are sometimes a false economy. If you need them for things that use a lot of energy, like cameras etc, you're best buying more expensive, long-lasting ones. For something like a TV remote then cheapies are fine :)
  • Wooden_Spoon
    Wooden_Spoon Forumite Posts: 26
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    Just for normal every day items e.g clock, computer mouse etc
  • armyknife
    armyknife Forumite Posts: 596
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    It's not often I have to buy batteries but needing aa and aaa - where the best place (cheapest) to buy?

    Rechargeable ones.
  • shammyjack
    shammyjack Posts: 2,685
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    Poundshop ones are rubbish !

    I buy Duracell Procell industrial in bulk .
  • brightonman123
    brightonman123 Forumite Posts: 8,532 Forumite
    I would go to supermarkets- high stock turnover, so fresh(er) supply.. Uniross /Energiser brand is usually reliable.

    get highest ampage you can afford, if going rechargeable ((at least 2000 mAH)
    Long time away from MSE, been dealing real life stuff..
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  • [Deleted User]
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    I needed a battery for my computer as the clock kept running slow and I kept getting error messages on there. I went to my local Mr T and they wanted well over £6.+ for a pack of two.I went to my local Kent Electrical suplliers and got exactly the same pack and brand for £2.00.Shop around if you can The expiry date on the pack is 2024 probably long after my 'puter gives up the ghost anyway :):):)
  • BookWorm
    BookWorm Forumite Posts: 2,449
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    Ikea sell batteries in packs of 10 for £1.50 and they are very good.
  • david39
    david39 Forumite Posts: 1,968 Forumite
    Pound shops mainly sell Kodak cheap batteries in packs of 12 for £1.
    As said above, these are no good for use where power applications are required.

    However, they also sell a range called Kodak Xtralife in packs of 5 for £1 and these are much better.
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