Batteries, batteries everywhere

By Mir
May 6, 2009
Category Hot Hot Hot!

Look; I think it makes more sense to buy good rechargeable batteries than to keep shelling out for disposables, in general. I do. It’s better for the environment; it’s better for your pocketbook.

That said, I will often give my kids “regular” batteries so that I don’t have to worry about whether or not those batteries (and the toy they’re in) end up getting lost or damaged. And sometimes the batteries aren’t charged and we have a Wii emergency. Or something. So when I saw that today’s Graveyard Mall Deal of the Day is 100 alkaline AAA batteries for about $15 shipped, I couldn’t help thinking that that would keep us in batteries for a long, long time.

Just sayin’.


  1. I see AAA, not AA. Maybe I am looking at the wrong place.

  2. Not only are rechargeable batteries better for the environment because you use less, but they can also be recycled after they can no longer hold a proper charge.

    They can be recharged up to 1,000 times and last between 2-5 years. In addition to replacing disposable alkalines such as AA and AAA, rechargeable batteries are also the power source in many of our household electronics. Consider the rechargeable batteries found in laptop computers, cell phones, cordless phones, mp3 players, digital cameras, camcorders, two-way radios, electric toothbrushes, electric razors, power tools. All these contain rechargeable batteries that can be recycled at end of life.

    Visit, type in your zip code to find convenient neighborhood drop off locations.

  3. Sweet. Thanks!

  4. Yay! We are just running out of batteries from the last deals at Christmas…any chance of AA though? I only see AAA too. Which I can use for those darn Geotrax trains, but MOST of the toys us AA! Thanks Mir!

  5. On a different, but related note, the new low-discharge rechargeables (like the Sanyo Eneloop as well as the other pre-charged NiMH brands) are very nice. The other rechargeables “hold more” but, sitting out for even a day or two sees them lose their charge very quickly. The low-discharge ones are still usable after several weeks.

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