Target Clearance - White-top Duracell battery 4-packs (EDIT) now $3.65 (Duraloops)

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Target Clearance - White-top Duracell battery 4-packs (EDIT) now $3.65 (Duraloops)

Target has both AA and AAA White-top Made in Japan “Duraloops” on clearance (half off) for $6.08 each.

These are of course the re-branded Eneloops. Time to stock up!

The lighter the brighter the better.

Edited by: Backpacker Light on 08/11/2013 - 00:45
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Cool..hopefully its on sale over here on the best coast. Big Smile

Thanks for lookin out…

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this is still depends on location, i got 3 set yesterday for $6.08, and this morning went to a different store and it was $8.05.

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fishmaniac wrote:
Cool..hopefully its on sale over here on the best coast. Big Smile

Thanks for lookin out…

it does, got 3 set yesterday and 2 more this morning for my old man

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Thanks for letting me know so fast…Mr. “I got 3 yesterday”. Flat Stare

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:bigsmile: i bumped into it while shopping back to school for my brother. shouldda made a thread. my bad :bigsmile:
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Haha…just messin wicha.

Why $6.08? Is that targets clearance code – $.08?

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50%off, original price is $12.19

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Check your date codes. All duraloops from target have been +4 years old (which is why they are unloading them). Some older.

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all of mine were from july 15, 2012, i gues that’s not bad? also would you guys recommended to charge these AA with I4 intellicharger?

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I bought 3 packs of each. They checked out at 1.325 Volts or higher out of the package.
They had more, but my wife was standing there and she had the charge card.

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all of mine were from july 15, 2012, i guess that’s not bad?

Did you get that date from the embossed code on the seam of the battery? How do you read that code?

The lighter the brighter the better.

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vuanhquoc wrote:
also would you guys recommended to charge these AA with I4 intellicharger?

You can charge the AA’s in the I4 with no problem’s, even a single cell.

But the charge rate is fairly high for AAA’s, so you need to do at least two cell’s at a time, and place them in paired slots #1 and #3 or #2 and #4 (left to right).

The lighter the brighter the better.

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Backpacker Light wrote:
vuanhquoc wrote:
also would you guys recommended to charge these AA with I4 intellicharger?

You can charge the AA’s in the I4 with no problem’s, even a single cell.

But the charge rate is fairly high for AAA’s, so you need to do at least two cell’s at a time, and place them in paired slots #1 and #3 or #2 and #4 (left to right).

Aren’t the paired channels in the newer i4 chargers changed to 1&2 and 3&4? I thought I’d read that in one of HKJ’s reviews, or maybe it was just for the Jetbeam i4 pro?

Edit: This was the review I was referring to:

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?352459-Jetbeam-i4-PRO-Intellicharger-Review-Current-Voltage-Comparisons-for-Li-ion-amp-NiMH

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The other change is in regards of the paired charging bays. As before, there remain only two independent charging channels. This means that you can charge two cells at full current (i.e. 750mA x 2), or four cells at reduced effective current (i.e., 375mA x 4). But what has changed is the relative positioning of the paired bays.

Before, on the i4 V2, the paired bays were #1 & #3, and #2 & #4 (i.e., if you put cells in those two paired bays simultaneously, the charging current was split between the cells). Now, on the i4 PRO the paired bays are side-by-side (i.e., #1 & #2 are paired, as are #3 & #4). Truth be told, I find this new pairing more intuitive (i.e., cells side-by-side are paired, not spaced apart). But ultimately, any such arrangement is arbitrary. What really matters is to have this pairing clearly spelt out somewhere, either in the manual – or preferably – on the unit itself. Unfortunately, there are still no markings as to how the bays are paired. I found out by directly measuring it, but most would only be able to figure it out by noticing that some pairings took longer to charge than others.

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Backpacker Light wrote:
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all of mine were from july 15, 2012, i guess that’s not bad?

Did you get that date from the embossed code on the seam of the battery? How do you read that code?

the datecode were stamp on the back of the package under the bar code not on batteries. “2G15J1” . i tried to look for some kind of code on battery but couldn’t find any.

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My Target had lots of them for $6.08.  AAA's for the same price too.

 

Date code: 2H21J1

2=2012

H=August

21=21st day

August 21, 2012

The low mode should be lower.

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Ok got me some from 2012. They have a reflective green strip around the battery. There were some from 2009, 2011 and 2012. The others had no green stripe.

Yeah, but like flash said watch ur dates.

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You can save an additional 5% if you use ur Target card Wink Picked up some myself today. I counted about 25 packs of aa & about 15 of aaa at the store I went to. I thought the packs in plastic package were newer but now I see they’re not. So, I’ll go exchange the ones I got from 2010 for newer. I bet the older ones from 2010 would still be just fine tho. Thanks again & GOOD CATCH!

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Thanks for the heads up. I bought a couple of packs from the nearest Super Target for the price listed by the OP. They have the green strip around the cell so I assume that these are the 2012 versions.  I plan to include them with my flashlight gifts to friends and relatives.

If you are interested in Duraloops and don't have a Target nearby, Tanga is selling 2 4-packs for $12.99 with free shipping. I do not know which versions they are selling though.

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Aftrburnr wrote:
You can save an additional 5% if you use ur Target card Wink Picked up some myself today. I counted about 25 packs of aa & about 15 of aaa at the store I went to. I thought the packs in plastic package were newer but now I see they’re not. So, I’ll go exchange the ones I got from 2010 for newer. I bet the older ones from 2010 would still be just fine tho. Thanks again & GOOD CATCH!

how’s the number on the date code for 2010? is it 10? or 0? i assumed if it was 2009, it would be 9 in the front am i correct?

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9 = 2009
0 = 2010
1 = 2011
2 = 2012

I actually forgot about the date codes on the packs I read about a few years ago lol

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hmm so what if it was 3?

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As of a few minutes ago, the Target on Harbison Blvd., Irmo had 3. Now they have one and I have two; date code = 2I01J1. They had no AAA, and many-many empty pegs on their display (clearing stock in general).

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leaftye wrote:

gearjunkie wrote:

Thanks for the heads up. I bought a couple of packs from the nearest Super Target for the price listed by the OP. They have the green strip around the cell so I assume that these are the 2012 versions.  I plan to include them with my flashlight gifts to friends and relatives.

If you are interested in Duraloops and don’t have a Target nearby, Tanga is selling 2 4-packs for $12.99 with free shipping. I do not know which versions they are selling though.

What’s the first number in the date code?

The ones I bought all starts with 2.

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gearjunkie wrote:
leaftye wrote:

gearjunkie wrote:

Thanks for the heads up. I bought a couple of packs from the nearest Super Target for the price listed by the OP. They have the green strip around the cell so I assume that these are the 2012 versions.  I plan to include them with my flashlight gifts to friends and relatives.

If you are interested in Duraloops and don't have a Target nearby, Tanga is selling 2 4-packs for $12.99 with free shipping. I do not know which versions they are selling though.

What's the first number in the date code?

The ones I bought all starts with 2.

Great, all your batteries were manufactured in 2012.

 

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hmm so what if it was 3?

2013.  Is that what you got?  I'm tempted to go back and look for 2013's, but then I might actually buy them.  Must resist...resolve weakening...

The low mode should be lower.

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I’m going to go exchange mine. They’ll prolly think I’m crazy but I’ll tell em it’s like buying bread or milk for date code, ya want the freshest from what’s on the shelf hehe

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Thanks for the tip… grabbed 4-packs of AAs (that’s all they had).

The date codes (?) are different from what everyone else here is describing:
3 of them have: 3059868100 and 1 has: 2350868100.
All have the white top, green stripe, and “Made in Japan”.

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Strick9 wrote:
Thanks for the tip… grabbed 4-packs of AAs (that’s all they had).

The date codes (?) are different from what everyone else here is describing:
3 of them have: 3059868100 and 1 has: 2350868100.
All have the white top, green stripe, and “Made in Japan”.


That’s what the code looked like in my store. They were $8.53 too…no sale.
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tallboybass wrote:
Strick9 wrote:
Thanks for the tip… grabbed 4-packs of AAs (that’s all they had).

The date codes (?) are different from what everyone else here is describing:
3 of them have: 3059868100 and 1 has: 2350868100.
All have the white top, green stripe, and “Made in Japan”.


That’s what the code looked like in my store. They were $8.53 too…no sale.

That’s cheaper than regular of $12 or so LOL

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The Costco price for Eneloops (when they have them) is:

$20 for 10 pieces AA (averages out to 4 pieces for $8) and includes 2 plastic cases

$20 for 12 pieces AAA (averages out to 4 pieces for $6.67) and includes 2 plastic cases.

Inquire…Choose…Proceed

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my local store had plenty, use a 1.50 coupon on each = 4.58 each pack

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