Battery Mate

It’s certainly not every day that I need 34 CR2032 3V lithium cell batteries, and staring at the stacks of packages in front of me on my desk that I ordered Monday and that arrived last night, I don’t really need that many. At least not all at once. But eventually I will, given that I have a whole bunch of LED blinky lights for my bike that are starting to go dim and that use that specific power source. Two batteries each, in fact.

But still, why 34? Because I found batterybob.com, a website that made me an offer I couldn’t refuse:

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In short I got 34 batteries for $33, free shipping — and no sales tax.

As a comparison, let’s take a looksee at the online version of Radio Shack (my previous battery supplier of choice) and see how they stack up:

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At that per-unit price, I’d be looking at $169.66, and though the dollar amount would have qualified me for free shipping, I’d certainly be looking at sales tax, bringing my grand total to about $184.

Gawd bless you Battery Bob!

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Will

Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."