Yeah I'm not sure how U.S. and Canada shipping is so astronomical but I can get cheap stuff shipped from China for almost nothing. It takes 2-3 weeks, but it doesn't cost much if I can afford to wait.
I've bought all my "coin" batteries from China ebay sellers for years now. Walmart (or anyplace that sells Duracell/Energizer) usually prices coin batteries at $3-4 for a pack of 3. Instead I usually get 10-20 at a time (generic off brand) from China for a dollar or two. Even when there's a bad one in the 10-pack, each battery only costs a dime it doesn't really matter. Last time I paid a jewelry stand $8 to change the battery in my watch, the guy selected the battery from a whole drawer full of these China brands that he had on hand. Now I change my own batteries!
Scott, wife, 3 boys... and the dog
- 2008 Forest River Wildwood 32BHDS
- 1995 Chevrolet Suburban C2500 tow vehicle
- 1994 Thor Residency motorhome... owned 2007-2012