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#7973709 - 09/09/12 02:36 PM When did car batteries get so expensive?
Jacob645 Offline
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Registered: 05/31/08
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Last one I bought was $85. Got one for my Ram 1500 today for $130!!! It was the second cheapest they had with 2 year warranty.
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#7973714 - 09/09/12 02:37 PM Re: When did car batteries get so expensive? [Re: Jacob645]
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Thanks...I need two new ones for my truck.
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#7973724 - 09/09/12 02:40 PM Re: When did car batteries get so expensive? [Re: Jacob645]
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I don't know...last time I bought one for my truck, it was $40...$115 now.
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#7973730 - 09/09/12 02:42 PM Re: When did car batteries get so expensive? [Re: Jacob645]
Martyman3 Offline
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50 bucks on mine for a warranty after 4 years. Completely dead and no warning to boot.
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#7973745 - 09/09/12 02:47 PM Re: When did car batteries get so expensive? [Re: Jacob645]
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Minimum wage went up, cost of materials went up, taxes went up, cost of transportation went up, nothing went down.
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#7973752 - 09/09/12 02:48 PM Re: When did car batteries get so expensive? [Re: Jacob645]
bubba gump Offline
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cost of lead......the batteries I sell have went up about $25 each over the last 6 months
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#7973768 - 09/09/12 02:52 PM Re: When did car batteries get so expensive? [Re: Jacob645]
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Just bought a yellow top for my vette...ughhh! Not Cheap
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#7973785 - 09/09/12 02:58 PM Re: When did car batteries get so expensive? [Re: Jacob645]
kjwolvy Offline
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Tires got expensive too.

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#7973788 - 09/09/12 02:59 PM Re: When did car batteries get so expensive? [Re: Jacob645]
kjwolvy Offline
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Registered: 04/10/11
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And what I love is a motorcycle battery is half the size but cost twice as much as a cars.

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#7973871 - 09/09/12 03:23 PM Re: When did car batteries get so expensive? [Re: kjwolvy]
river-rat Offline
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Originally Posted By: kjwolvy
Tires got expensive too.


I paid 45 bucks for a fricken lawnmower battery
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#7973879 - 09/09/12 03:26 PM Re: When did car batteries get so expensive? [Re: river-rat]
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Originally Posted By: river-rat
Originally Posted By: kjwolvy
Tires got expensive too.


I paid 45 bucks for a fricken lawnmower battery
What!

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#7973892 - 09/09/12 03:29 PM Re: When did car batteries get so expensive? [Re: bubba gump]
chickenman Offline
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Originally Posted By: bubba gump
cost of lead......the batteries I sell have went up about $25 each over the last 6 months


Wait until you have to replace the battery in your Hoveround® grin
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#7973919 - 09/09/12 03:37 PM Re: When did car batteries get so expensive? [Re: chickenman]
woundedbear Offline
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Originally Posted By: chickenman
Originally Posted By: bubba gump
cost of lead......the batteries I sell have went up about $25 each over the last 6 months


Wait until you have to replace the battery in your Hoveround® grin


RIGHT!!!! They have to be sealed and not vented. My scooter uses twu batteries at $185.44 each.

Average life of them is three years.

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#7973922 - 09/09/12 03:37 PM Re: When did car batteries get so expensive? [Re: Jacob645]
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Registered: 10/23/06
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Now we are going to have thieves stealing car batteries in the grocery store parking lots.
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#7973929 - 09/09/12 03:39 PM Re: When did car batteries get so expensive? [Re: StephenB]
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Originally Posted By: StephenB
Now we are going to have thieves stealing car batteries in the grocery store parking lots.
now we're going to have theives stealing scooter batteries out of walmart parking lots.

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