thats a really good deal, they are probably 3rd or 4th gen eneloops that are re wrapped or at least comparable in discharge tests if they are duracell brand
I remember last year target was clearing out duraloop 1st gens (hold charge for 1 year) for around $3.80 a pack… I didnt find any at my store but dchomak hooked me up with 8 packs for around $30 shipped to my door I top them off every 6 months
I first read this thread this morning and found that a deal I didn’t even know about prior was back on.
A couple of hours later my wife handed me some cash and asked me to go to ToysRUS to pick up a toy for ToysForTots. A coincidence?, I think not! The gods are always directing towards the deals. Never mind I pigged out on the Target Duraloop sale last year, I cleaned out every Target in the area and spread them all over BLF. Still have some left too.
Since I was instructed to go there, it wouldn’t hurt to look would it? Here is what I saw.
The price for the AA’s are 12.99, just then a cashier came over and asked if he could help. I told him yeah, I thought these were 8.99 with a 40% discount on the second one. He scanned it and it came up at 12.99. Meanwhile I was checking BLF and found the online link to the 8.99 price and the 40% discount for the second. I asked him if they price match their own online price and he said yes.
I told him I would be right back, that I actually came in for a toy. I grabbed a toy that I know I would have liked if I was a kid and came back to his register. It took him awhile to finagle the price on the batteries, he was basically doing what ever I told him to do and he totals it up and then looks at me and says I can save an extra $9 if I get a ToysRUS card. Next thing I know, I donated $5 of the $9 saved to ToysForTots at the register and i’m walking out of the store with the toy, 2 packs of AA cells, a temporary credit card and the cash my wife gave me still in my pocket
Why did I do this? …………. Now the explanation:
While at the register, in a moment, in the blink of an eye I suddenly realized that if I buy the Duracell ion core cells I would then have a complete set. The Duracells made in China with the black top, the “Duraloops” with the white top, and now the Duracell ion cores - made in Japan. I know that because I checked. Now I have the full set to test and compare and post to this thread.
I also realized that by opening a new credit card I could test the free credit protection service that I signed up for, and is being paid for, by Home Depot when they got hacked! I should get an alert from them that a new card was taken out in my name. Got “paid” $9 to do this, and being as generous as I am, 0:) decided to donate just over half of that to ToyForTots.
If I recall correctly, the duraloops pictured with a black ring on the wrapper are 2.4Ah, made in Japan cells; they do not have a white ring on top like standard eneloops. I suspect they’re eneloop XX cells based on their capacity and load characteristics. I’ve been running a couple in my EDC for about a year now, and they’ve performed very well. Thanks for sharing the link!
—Edit— Fixed typos. I shouldn’t be allowed near a keyboard when I’m tired :weary:
The point and end result of my too long post above is that you probably can get this deal in the store. In fact I now remember actually seeing the 40% off on the second pack on the display in the store.
These cells really do test out to 2400mAh. I will post my comparison later.