Another big battery at $140

Submitted: Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 20:34
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So after the win with the Century Overlander 4WD battery a couple off weeks ago, I ordered another one as both the GQ's batteries were cactus.

The battery arrived today. A bit of dithering by the sales person stating the price of batteries had risen(I know that) and that they have now updated their pricelist and what did we charge you last time?......and I said $140.......they said, after some more dithering, $140 will do. All my Christmasses come at once. Last week I priced the same battery at Battery World in Wantirna, Vic at $209! The GQ is fully charged again.

Next time I might not be so lucky...lol


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Reply By: Member - Fred G (NSW) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 20:43

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 20:43
I just hope the sales person is as lucky when the boss finds out..:-)
Unless he /she is the boss ??
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 21:21

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 21:21
Ahhh for what could have been but for my honesty...! I had the GU in for new rear shocks, steering damper and a cranking battery today, prior to the big trip Willem. They gave me the bill and it was exceptionally reasonable. Half way down the road I figured to myself that they hadn't added the new Bond Battery to the bill. Brief moment of indecision and back I went. Sheepishly the owner told me that the garage crew had forgotten to add it to the work sheet! They were very happy that I'd returned and told them they'd neglected to bill me. As it happens, they gave me the Crown Lager battery but only charged me for a fosters lite so that was nice. I notice the difference between the two. She turns over like a 24 volt import now...real fast!

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(Hey between the batteries and the freeby jerry can and fuel on the DCR, you're probably wasting be your time buying a lotto ticket lol.)
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 21:22

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 21:22
Willem, Battery World are competitive but not the cheapest, but it still shows you the huge markup they make just for the price of a phone call to order it.. I hope the batteries serve you well!! Michael
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Reply By: TD100 - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 21:49

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 21:49
Willem,

Batteries are one of those items that end up with huge margins slapped on them and as it goes when you need a battery-you either buy one or you go nowhere.my best mate is an auto leccy,he puts a fair mark up on them but is still cheaper than most other places.for instance a battery you buy in repco for $122 i can get from him for $70 inc GST.thats the unmarked up price.i bought 2 800cca 160ah reserve batteries for the caravan with 3 year warranty for $224 inc GST.cant complain about that.cheers Paul
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 22:05

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 22:05
HAhahaha!, You have everyone running around like Chooks with their heads off down there!!. When are you Pee...ing off again ?. Got those bloody wheel bearings sorted yet?

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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 22:13

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 22:13
G'day Axle

Going to the Flinders next week for a week and then in mid May off to a remote part of Central Australia for a couple of weeks.

Fuelled up today as I could get diesel at a SUPER LOW price of $1.61.....hahahahaha......$479 later....sheeeeeessshhhhhh!!!!!!!



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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 22:53

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 22:53
Fuel price is a big pain in the rear!!, and the availiability of it is also a worry now with some suppliers!, Anyhow have a great trip, Lucky Bugger!.


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Follow Up By: Member - Dick (Int) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 07:51

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 07:51
Willem

Where are you going in Central Australia. I thought you had already covered most of the remote places.

Hope you don't mind me asking, just curious.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 08:25

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 08:25
G'day Dick

No I don't mind you asking but telling is something else.....lol

Suffice to say, we are going into the Great Sandy Desert.

Every time I look at a map I discover a track or a place I would like to visit. Trouble is that the rising fuel price is going to curb my travels severely after this trek.


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Follow Up By: Member - Dick (Int) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 10:09

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 10:09
Hi Willem

Hope you have a good trip in the Great Sandy Desert. Looking forward to your usual comprehensive report.

I think the cost of fuel is going to slow a lot of people down from doing long trips in the remote deserts. I filled the main and aux tank (270L) on my troopy the other day as I wanted to weigh it. The price was quiet a setback and that was a few days before the latest increase.

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