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    • WLM21
    • By WLM21 11th Sep 17, 9:59 AM
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    Would YOU buy a car battery on Ebay
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    • 11th Sep 17, 9:59 AM
    Would YOU buy a car battery on Ebay 11th Sep 17 at 9:59 AM
    I need a new battery for a campervan and have had a couple of suggestions which are on Ebay.

    I'm just puzzled .. would folk here buy a battery online

    Surely the postage is going to be pretty high, meaning this 'free post' is just added to the price.

    I have an 1989 1.6 turbo diesel VW van

    thank you for any advice provided
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    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 12th Sep 17, 10:32 AM
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    I buy online with no issues with the ones I've bought.

    However I always like to know from the seller that what I'm buying is less than 12 months since manufacturing date. I wouldn't buy anything older as you don't know if the charge has been correctly topped up while stored.

    I like bosch/varta - but unless the seller declares the age you need to email varta customer services with the code frm the battery for the to tell you the manufacture date. It's not possible to decode yourself AFAIK.

    Also note Varta normally sell (online) cheaper than Bosch - but they are the same battery made in the same factory.
    • Richard53
    • By Richard53 13th Sep 17, 1:22 AM
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    Just watch the measurements for the battery tray.
    Originally posted by decbel
    ... including height. And the position/orientation/type of the + and - terminals - been caught out by that one before.
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