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Promoted 07-29-2013 by DJ3xclusive at 10:07 AM View Original Post
Amazon has La Crosse Technology BC-700 Alpha Power AA/AAA Battery Charger for $29.99. Shipping is free. Thanks freesoul

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Edited July 29, 2013 at 06:11 PM by widgit
Amazon has La Crosse Technology BC-700 Alpha Power Battery Charger for $29.99.
It hasn't hit this price for a while. Last time it was at this price in Feb it went FP.
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Last Edited by MrMasterQ July 31, 2013 at 04:27 PM
Email from La Crosse about the Melt-down.

"Dear <Customer Name>,

Case Number: <Removed>
Please refer to this case in all future correspondence.

Regarding Model Number: BC900

With regard to issues of "melt down", this may be in regard to a recall of a very small number of units that were sold through one vendor over a period of a couple of months in late 2009, early 2010. The recall was for an AC adapter that did not fit certain requirement and was quickly addressed by us as a proactive measure.

While internet discussion forums and the like are a good resource to get others opinions on products, they also are generally marred by rumor and information that is not completely true. The BC-900 and 9009, as well as out other charging units have been in product by our company for nearly 10 years and have been very highly regarded in the industry. As always, if any signs of a flaw or failure occur, While unlikely to occur, we honor our units under the one year product warranty.

For efficient processing when responding to this e-mail please use your email program's "Reply" option to maintain the email thread. Please do not change the subject line of your email.

If you have not already done so, please provide your full name and contact information. This will enable us to serve you better and more efficiently.



Technical Support Representative

La Crosse Technology Ltd.

2817 Losey Boulevard S

La Crosse, WI 54601"
It seem like Thomas Distributing is not honoring their sale price and is canceling everyone's order. Please let me know if you got shipping tracking number instead. Thanks. July 30, 2013 at 9:30 PST. no longer has the deal for BC-900. I can't even find it on their website anymore. (MrMasterQ)
Amazon now $33.30 , 7:22am pst 7-30-13
Amazon now $33.25 , 7:00am pst 7-30-13

I too got the BC-900 from Thomas Distributing.

Here is a 10% discount code: SHOOTSMARTER
Gateway Page Discount 5% discount on orders coming from select gateway pages
Valid from: 1/19/2011 - 2/1/2015
ShootSmarter Discount for Shootsmarter promos
Valid from: 4/24/2012 - 5/1/2015

This drop the price down to $26.97 + S/H.


Subtotal: $29.97
Discount(s): $3.00
Taxes: $0.00
Shipping: $4.97



Quote from Larron View Post :
What are some of the gateway pages?
Hi not sure... I was just googling for the coupon codes and located one code. The other one but be from where I found the code that links it to get the additional 5%. It was strange when I tried different codes it did work. But this last one the sharpshoot code I thought it added both codes in.

Okay I got it I think. I got to

It auto adds one of the code in there. Next I add in "SHOOTSMARTER" this will only give 5% code but when add in the 2nd one "SPCBNE05" this allow me to get an additional 5% for a total of 10%.

Let me know if it works or not, thanks.



1 major concern with this option to buy the BC-900 from Thomas Distributing:

2) the BC-900 has had a history of overheating and fires. This is why I prefer the BC-700 even though it does not have as many features as the BC-900. The BC-700 does everything I need, and I don't have to worry about risk of fire. I've been using mine for 6 years and no issues.

More Info about the melt down:

Alpha Power Battery Charger
Detail Info:
PDF Manual:

BC-700 vs BC-900?

Alternative Brand with similar functions:
POWEREX MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer w/4pcs 2700mAh AA Rechargeable Batteries
Extra savings w/ promo code EMCXNVR99, ends 7/31 (Reduce by $5 off)
Plus $10 Prepaid Rebate Card from
about $40.00 after promo code and rebate card plus free shipping.
PDF Manual for the MH-C9000:


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The La Crosse Technology BC-700 Alpha Power Battery Charger has dropped to $29.99 plus free shipping at Amazon.
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Last edited by treyfer July 29, 2013 at 08:15 AM.
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I paid $22 in Oct. 2010. Normally you'd think the price of the same electronics would fall over time.
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Thanks OP. Got one.
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Have it. Love it. Brought a bunch of my rechargeables back to life. Highly recommended!
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Probably still the best bang for the buck charger out there. Been using them forever. Only negative is that when a cell is too depleted, it won't recognize it, and you have to charge it in a dumb charger first. There's a paper clip trick, but it would be nice if they just changed the firmware...
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Quote from apriori View Post :
I paid $22 in Oct. 2010. Normally you'd think the price of the same electronics would fall over time.
Not necessarily true. As better batteries have become more popular, the demand for good chargers has gone up. Increased demand = higher prices.
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Argh.... just bought this like 3-4 days ago....
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I'll say great charger! already have one. thinking I should buy another?
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Great charger!! I already have two or else I'd jump on it.

I've traveled to Mexico, India, London with this charger and an arsenal of Eneloops and the combination has never let me down.
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Argh.... just bought this like 3-4 days ago....
do an online chat with them and see if they will refund the difference.
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I am using the charger from the Sanyo Eneloop kit from costco. I know this is a better charger and it's very popular. but what does this do that the Sanyo can't? does it store more charge into the batteries? longer battery life? isn't it better to put $30 into more rechargeable batteries?
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