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Posted 03 July 2008 - 04:59 AM
Do you need some new 'Deep Cycle' batteries? Buy them now, lead is going through the roof, apparently China and India are buying it all, and using it for solar, or selling it back as batteries. pete
Posted 03 July 2008 - 05:59 AM
yes sir. the prices of raw material have skyrocketed in canada.. re-cyclers are shipping everything to asia.. not counting all of the lare procesers of raw materials. north america is being beaten at their own game.
Posted 03 July 2008 - 12:58 PM
Yah, we feel the effect here in the States too. Lead costs more, it costs more to power manufacturing, and more to transport products to market. I bought a mid-size battery for my wife's car today WHOLESALE from my son's automotive repair shop for $85. That's at least $20 more (or about 33%) than I would have expected to pay 6 months ago. But I don't think it's practical to stockpile lead acid batteries for future use!
Posted 03 July 2008 - 03:18 PM
I think the Optima spiral wrap batteries have a very long shelf life.