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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:56:36 PM on 7 July 2021.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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If there were any need for more evidence of why not to buy Duracells these days, here is one that I removed today from a friend's unopened packet of 10 AA cells with a use by date of March 2024. The other 9 showed no obvious signs of corrosion, but they went straight into the garbage can nonetheless:


 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:08:38 PM on 7 July 2021.
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 Location: Kanahooka, NSW
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I would never buy them.
I find the Aldi's blue coloured batteries sold at the checkouts very good both in capacity and leakage.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:54:03 AM on 9 July 2021.
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 Location: Alexandra, VIC
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Bursting with quality.

I think you'll find the "not for retail sale" duracells that come prepackaged with certain appliances/products would be of much higher quality.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:02:14 PM on 9 July 2021.
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 Location: Hill Top, NSW
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It's just like when I needed a new lantern battery a few months ago. Lots of choices, lots of different prices. However one glance at them showed that that they all came out of the same Chinese factory, therefore all identical.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:17:18 PM on 9 July 2021.
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 Location: Bathurst, NSW
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I have not bought Duracells for so long cannot remember the last ones I bought. Complete rubbish.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:12:40 PM on 9 July 2021.
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 Location: NSW
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Re Post #5, same here.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 1:26:38 PM on 23 July 2021.
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 Location: Gippsland, VIC
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It reminds me of the time I changed the batteries on my parents doorbell, around a month in service and they started to leak and died. Luckily it was caught just in time as the chemicals had just began to make contact with the battery contacts in the doorbell.

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