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Old 09-23-2015, 10:20 PM   #11
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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!

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Old 09-24-2015, 10:02 AM   #12
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I can't understand how you can get free shipping from the other side of the planet on anything in the couple-of-dollars range. The Chinese government must be subsidizing it.

I made the mistake of ordering something online from CW once. Not only was their free shipping not valid because it was an international order but they sent it via UPS which charges the highest customs brokerage rate of any of them (even when there is no customs duty). The cost was almost double by the time it got to my door.

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