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Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by vic, Aug 17, 2008.
Teach me for buying European
You didn't buy from the dealer, did you?
(Although, a top 3 year warranty battery costs $180 odd...)
Nah, haven't got one yet.
Looking around at prices and found most of them to be around the $200 mark.
Need to find one, jump start the car and go get one.
Or I could Holler for a Marshall for $199
Will see what prices I find by ringing around tomorrow
Prices are amazing! I picked up a two year warranty battery for the commode and it set me back $145 odd... from supacheap.
I've since learned that there are battery reconditioners about the place that will get you a battery for about 1/3 the price...
Cheapest I found outside rob's recommendations was K-mart. Batteries off the shelf. Little as $100 for something that will last a couple of years.
lol, I too was "living in the 70's" about the price of car batteries.
I needed one for my car last week, I figured about $80 should get me a good one....
However, after going to Kmart, they had batteries on special last week, I noticed most were in the $120-$180 range, BUT....
they also had MASSEE batteries and I got one for $57
The difference with Supercheap is that they get their batteries replaced or tested every week, apparently it happens on a Tuesday... you can be sure of getting a decent fresh battery.
I dunno whether you could trust a kmart battery to be as fresh. However, at $57 a pop - that's hard to argue against!
That "Battery World" mob are good. Batteries for everything from trucks to vibrators. Good prices too.
$200 doesnt sound too bad,compared to $150 I paid for a battery for the bike and I had to put the acid in it and charge it my self
$170 from K-Mart Auto.
Calcium Battery, Extra Heavy Duty, 2 year warranty, maintenance free, condition indicator, Exide Brand.
Car is happy again.
Quoted $330 from the KTM dealer for a Yuasa for my bike.
(Did find one at Intyre for $270).
FWIW, the Repco branded heavy duty in my rarely used car has lasted 9 years now, and never failed to start. Cost $130 IIRC.
Give me a call next time vic . I'd see what price I could've gotten for you.
( Trade pricing ) :wink:
Is that all? $680 quote from the dealer to replace the battery in the Jag on a routine service (cracked cover). Battery World to the rescue $280!
You could get the same battery from Ebay australia... approx $70. Loading the acid is a simple process.
Why couldn't you help me out this time???
Sorry, my psychic abilities seems to have diminished with age.
I should have caught on the day my ear started twitching, but I thought it was just my ipod earplugs
meh, it was all there for you to read.
I know your sort, wait till we've blown a heap of dough on stuff then you pipe up with "next time, ask me"
Well if the toolbar was working ... :-w