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Old 02-11-2011, 09:49 AM   #15
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One other thing... The original post mentioned his friend consulted. Consumer's Reports.

I have read many reports in CR where I have to ask what they are measuring.. For example Ford sold the identical car under both the FORD and MERCURY labels.. CR praised things like the legroom and the heater in the Mercury (More expensive) and panned the same things on the FORD (Cheaper) model, even though they were IDENTICAL in those areas. (The differences have to do with finish and options for the most part)

That is one example.. A friend who read GM reviews... Says the same thing about those cars....

I read a review once "Even though the Amiga is faster and more capable we feel the Atari ST is the better buy because it's cheaper"

Actually... The ST cost more by the time you bought two monitors it needed (The Amiga used only one)
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Costco Deep Cycle (Kirkland) Cheap and if they fail they will repace them for free, within the first 2 years. I think it's two years, If not, I know it's a long time. I dry camp alot and have alway had good luck
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I think the Costco 6V are awesome too. I had 4 in my last rig with a 2000 watt inverter with a 100 amp charging section and I even let the water go really low once and they were still working great after five years. I have 2 in my current rig also. They say Johnson Controls on them but US battery makes them for Johnson. US battery specializes in deep cycle batteries.
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New Battery

Well I did purchase a new battery. I appreciate all of the info I recieved on this site. It allowed me to do a survey of four places in my area. I ended up purchasing a battery at Advanced Auto. They had a 36 month warantee with an 84 month declining warantee. The battery was less than one month old. It tested for 12.7 volts and 850 CCA. They gave me $10.00 credit for my old battery. Cost was $124.00 w/Ct. tax , comparable to the others.

I wanted to buy from NAPA because he was a local guy, but he only had a 18 month warantee.

Sears had a good warantee, but didn't have any batteries less than 2 years old.

Car Quest looked at me kind of funny when I told him what I wanted. He finally looked in books and said he could get what I wanted in a few days.

Easy in Easy out, I'm done and thanks again.
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$124 for one battery?!
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I just picked up a battery;; AT Walmart; It was the same cr.amps and 50% lessthen at a well knowen auto shop;; WM. the way to go;;

Is a deep cycle battery though? I looked at Walmart and they didn't have any real good deep cycle batteries.
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