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120 Pack Of Sony Ultra Heavy Duty Carbon Zinc Batteries (AA size). $25 + Free Shipping @ Adorama

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"Expiration dates are unknown until pulled from the warehouse for shipping. Shelf life is unspecified."
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"Expiration dates are unknown until pulled from the warehouse for shipping. Shelf life is unspecified."
Believe me, they know.
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Zinc batteries

Pros:

Really cheap
Long shelf life
An acceptable battery for low-drain devices like clocks, radios, and remote controls

Cons:
Lowest capacity of any battery besides NiCd's
An alkaline is usually better, even though it costs slightly more
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It's working well for me. I paid $26.99 though last week. But I'm buying more at $24.99

Thanks op
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Same price on Amazon [amazon.com].

However, read the mediocre-at-best reviews here [amazon.com].
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I would stick with alkaline batteries. These are like the ones found at the dollar store that do not last very long and just feel like you're wasting your money + adding more trash to be thrown away. (or in this case, more batteries to take to recycling).
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I would stick with alkaline batteries. These are like the ones found at the dollar store that do not last very long and just feel like you're wasting your money + adding more trash to be thrown away.
I think if it's for this price i wouldn't waste more expensive batteries for simple tasks. That's why i thought i would go for this after already having some
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Pass on these. Got like two packs 12 of AA carbon zinc for free from harbor freight. The coupon for free batteries shows up quite a bit but I never bothered to get more. Hard to find uses for em since they're only good for low-drain devices which only die once every two years or so. Clocks, remotes. They don't work well in wireless devices, LED lights, etc.

I tried using carbon zinc's in a Mr.Beams light I had in a hallway. Lasted about a week before the batteries died. Tells you quite a bit about the capacity.
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Maybe it's just me but carbon zinc batteries have always sucked balls on shelf life. Every single time I use them in a remote or flashlight they leak and ruin something.
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Carbon-zinc brings back such bad memories.... for me.
Honestly, I didn't even know that they were still sold.

So many flashlights thrown away because of leaked batteries; yikes!

Clearly, though, there are still applications for these... how much more are the Duracells alkalines that are always on sale? They leak.... but are guaranteed.
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Aren't these the 4packs at 99cents store??? Not really saving much. Plus these go bad sitting too long.
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I would stick with alkaline batteries. These are like the ones found at the dollar store that do not last very long and just feel like you're wasting your money + adding more trash to be thrown away.
Please recycle your batteries. Butts Buy stores usually have a bin for them. Some recycling centers have battery bins.
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Zinc batteries

Pros:

Really cheap
Long shelf life
An acceptable battery for low-drain devices like clocks, radios, and remote controls

Cons:
Lowest capacity of any battery besides NiCd's
An alkaline is usually better, even though it costs slightly more
One HUGE pro you didn't list is that carbon zinc isn't as leaky as alkaline. Thy don't leak as often and they don't drippy drippy leak like alkaline. So if you have any device you don't want destroyed by a leaking alkaline battery, then carbon zinc is the way to go. There were really leak proof carbon zinc batteries but they stopped making them in the 60's. Contrary to what some alkaline battery makers claim, all alkaline batteries leak. I've pulled out brand new alkaline batteries fresh out of the package from the two biggest brands that already started leaking.
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Please recycle your batteries. Butts Buy stores usually have a bin for them. Some recycling centers have battery bins.
No they don't. Battery recycling is only for rechargeable batteries. If you look at the BB bin, it'll tell you exactly that. Do not put disposable batteries into a battery recycling bin. It'll mess up the recycling process.

Alkaline batteries are supposed to be disposed of in the normal household trash. You are supposed to thrown them away.
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