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Old 03-05-2011, 07:08   #1
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Where to Buy Batteries ?

Am considering new batteries and want Lifeline. A websearch shows Wholesale Batteries Direct - Batteries for RV, Solar, ATV, Motorcycle, Scooter, Wheelchairs & more... ..

Site says Free shipping. Is there a reason not to use a company like that, and who have others used? West Marine sells their own brand of AGMs, but I am wanting to replace with the same batteries we have.
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Re: Where to buy batteries

I haven't had any experience with this company, but some companies sell cut rate versions of name brand batteries. I once ordered two Lifeline AGM group 27 batteries from BatteriesPlus. The Lifeline site shows these batteries to be rated at 100 AH, but when I got the batteries the had a sticker on them with a rating of 95 AH. The lifeline site does not show a 95 AH group 27 anywhere. I can only assume that they make a "Sam's Club/Costco" version for discount stores that are rated slightly lower. Interestingly they were about $40 cheaper than anyone else had them. So far they are holding up ok, but I do wonder a bit if I bought factory seconds. Just make sure that you're getting what you expect from someone offering significantly better prices. I need to replace my house batteries soon and would be interested in your experience with whatever vendor you go with.
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Re: Where to buy batteries

I bought a motorcycle battery recently from someone like that, heck it could have been them. It turned out to be as advertised- a Chinese clone of a Japanese brand. Who knows, maybe the Chinese made the OEM battery.

You realise that these are not Lifelines.

And I would be remiss if I didn't implore you to consider 6V golf cart batteries at about 1/3 the cost of these AGMs. Buy them at Sams, Costco or any golf cart shop.

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Re: Where to buy batteries

Yeah..I guess you have to be caredul. I want the 31T 105 AH so it's pretty specific what I need unless someone was selling fakes, which I doubt.

I just wonder how and where others buy batteries if they are going to do the install themselves.
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Re: Where to buy batteries

We got ours here (Centex Batteries):

Official Lifeline and Sun Xtender Battery Dealer Distributor

We were able to pick up the pair of 8D Lifelines, but they were the best priced we could find - even with freight. Call them if you are buying more than 1 - they will substantially discount the freight. They sell a BUNCH of batteries - mostly for RVs - so their stock is fresh. Nice folks, too.
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Re: Where to buy batteries

I look on line then called my local lifeline dealer they came close in price plus if I have problems......
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Re: Where to buy batteries

I used a local "battery warehouse" place. They didn't have the lifelines I wanted in stock but they had them the next day. Good price, no freight and they put them in the car for me. Getting them out of the car and on the boat was my worry...

And the site listed in the first post seems to also have Lifeline.
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agm and gel batteries can be shipped easily cause they are not hazardous .. I used a local dealer with good prices and they did require my old cores for trade in. but as stated they did all the lifting.
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Good info...Thanks
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Re: Where to buy batteries

I got mine from Defender AGM Batteries
And had good service.
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