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    Source of cheaper/bulk batteries?

    Does anyone know of a local supplier of batteries in bulk, in particular 123A's?
    They are usually $10 to $15 each in the usual stores. US websites have them a lot cheaper (in bulk), but they won't ship to Canada.

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    Do you mean A123 batteries? The LiFePo batteries? Good luck finding a local supplier.
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    CR-123A Lithium batteries for flashlights, etc. The supplier that I got my last batch from is no longer in business.

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    Ahhh, those little guys. Check Deal Extreme. I've had good luck with batteries from there.
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    Thanks!!

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    Surefire has them for $22.50 per dozen, they won't ship to canada but any surefire retailer should have them at the same price.

    http://www.surefire.com/batteries.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdyno View Post
    Surefire has them for $22.50 per dozen, they won't ship to canada but any surefire retailer should have them at the same price.

    http://www.surefire.com/batteries.html
    Thanks, I ordered a dozen Surefires from Amazon.ca for that price. Unfortunately, most Canadian retailers charge a premium for Surefires in their stores.

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    you can buy from an online retailer, have it sent to package express and then have them forward it to your home address. looks like $8.75 as long as the parcel is small and less than 1lb.

    http://www.packageexpress.com/Forms/ShippingRates.pdf
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    I'm always leery of super cheap 123a batteries:
    http://www.surefire.com/batterycounterfeitwarning

    I don't want to screw up my Surefire $60 flashlights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdyno View Post
    I'm always leery of super cheap 123a batteries:
    http://www.surefire.com/batterycounterfeitwarning

    I don't want to screw up my Surefire $60 flashlights.
    Yeah, you want to buy them by the box, and understand the coding on them. That said, there are a lot of these consumed, they don't really get a chance to go stale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdyno View Post
    I'm always leery of super cheap 123a batteries:
    http://www.surefire.com/batterycounterfeitwarning

    I don't want to screw up my Surefire $60 flashlights.
    I'll check them when they arrive for the usual clues that indicate fakes. I already know what to look for (spelling mistakes, poor quality wrapping/construction, no expiry date) but you'd think Surefire would publish comparison pics on their website to show the difference between genuine and fake Surefire batteries.

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