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Best price in 123 batteries

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Cougfan2, May 29, 2011.

  1. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I just went to Batteries Plus off of TV Hwy in Beaverton today to buy some 123 batteries for my Surefire lights. The best price they had, buying in bulk, was $3.99 per each. OUCH!!! I bought 10, but am wondering if anyone else has found a better deal locally or mail order on 123 batteries.

    Maybe get a group buy going?
     
  2. FortRock

    FortRock Bend/Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wholesale Ourfitters (used to be Sportsman's Warehouse)....12-pack about $26
     
  3. wm36

    wm36 Hillsboro, OR New Member

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  4. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    buyamonkey West vancouver WA Member

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    Can't remember the price, but REI had them much cheaper than wholesale or fishermans marine.
     
  6. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I usually have the Surefire ones in stock for $24 per 12pack.
    Fresh from Surefire.

    I carry the silencers and flashlights also.
     
  7. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Deadeye. Looks like shelf life is 10 years from your link, so I will be conservative and assume 5 years for storage purposes.

    Coctailer, will you be at the next Hillsboro gun show? If you will be, let me know and I will pick up a couple of twelve packs from you if you have them.
     
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  8. vietboy1st

    vietboy1st Boston, Massachusetts Member

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    my local gun store has them $24 for 12 surefire batteries. You can;t go wrong with surefire battery. They have more juice than other brand also stay away from chinese batteries. Also don't order directly from surefire. Turn out you have to pay over $35 for a box of 12 batteries.... -_-"
     
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  9. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    Buying directly from Surefire.com will get you the freshest batteries, and guaranteed not to be cheap Chinese counterfeits that burst or fade. Yes, there are fake Surefire batteries out there, and no way to tell which are which; it has been reported on cop boards. Surefire.com sells a dozen for $22.50, but you do have to add shipping fees. For what it is worth, I had a Surefire light with Surefire battery in it stored in a bugout bag for FIFTEEN years, and when I recently pulled it out it was blindingly bright as new. I am in a fourth floor apartment, yet I can BLAST drug dealers parked in cars below me with a flood of light that causes them to peel out.....................elsullo
     
  10. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I have used a lot of SF batteries over the years, including the ones that came with new lights this year. I have been dealing with Brightflashlights.com: Your Source For Personal Carry Lights, Tactical Lights, Weapons Lights and AR15 Parts, Sights & Accessories for several years now and is a great guy to deal with. I have been using the Battery Station brand he sells. I just paid $60/50 batteries. I go though about a box a year and this is my 3rd box of these. I have not noticed any life difference between these and SF batteries.
     
  11. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Tried their web site, but is under construction. Will try later.
     
  12. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Call him. Trust me he is worth doing business with. The current site is leaps and bounds better then the one page he had a few years ago.
     
  13. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    Ammo dealer at the gunshow, sells the surefire 12pks for $19.
     
  14. Godspeed

    Godspeed Oregon Member

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    Wholesale Sports in Salem has Viridian (a company that makes green lasers/lights) 123 batteries for $4.99 per 3 pack. Im sure they have the same life as other brands.
     
  15. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Indeed the Chinese 123s have been bursting and destroying expensive gear.. buy US made. Streamlight markets the cheapest US made I have seen
     
  16. Rattleakak

    Rattleakak Columbia Gorge, OR New Member

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    buy the surefires and DO NOT buy any made in china 123s. Can ruin your light.
     
  17. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Read the info about battery at SureFire website.

    Sometimes surefire have free shipping deal.

    coctailer's price is very reasonable. Cheaper than whole sale sports.
     
  19. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I have a couple left at the PDX gun show.

    400 more coming in this week.