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    The new year sales for geeks.

    If you happen to see any good bargins from either the shops or online retailers feel free to post them up here. I'll start you off with this one from Ebuyer. 144 AA Batteries for £10.95!

    Agfa Zinc Chloride AA Batteries Box of 12 x 12 pack.. | Ebuyer.com

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    Plus £5 shipping. Can pick up 300 Kodak batteries in local poundshop for £15 (5x12 AA packs for £3) with a max of 10 packs per customer. Just go through a few times or have the Mrs do it aswell. 5x pack of 15 AAA also £3 in local poundshop.

    Hmv also have 50% off everything online. And the sister in law picked up a £20 gift voucher for £10

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    Missed all the excitement of the Motorola Xoom being advertised from today at CPW for £199 only for them to add £50 once stores opened!

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    I hope most of the people buying these huge packs of batteries dispose of them properly instead of chucking them in the bin and then becoming landfill material. I imagine many won't bother though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I hope most of the people buying these huge packs of batteries dispose of them properly instead of chucking them in the bin and then becoming landfill material. I imagine many won't bother though.
    Getting shut of them is a PITA! I've got a stack of AA and AAA at work from keyboards and mice and nowhere wants to take the blessed things

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    Both my schools use recyclable ones - at my instigation- save the planet one step at a time

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    I've got a stack of AA and AAA at work from keyboards and mice and nowhere wants to take the blessed things
    Most branches of Sainsbury's round here seem to take them - even the smaller ones have battery drop-boxes near the tills.

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    Any shop that sells more than x amount of batteries by law have to have a scheme in place to recycle customers old batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Most branches of Sainsbury's round here seem to take them - even the smaller ones have battery drop-boxes near the tills.
    Ours did until somebody left a oap scooter battery on the counter which sparked a bomb scare

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Ours did until somebody left a oap scooter battery on the counter which sparked a bomb scare

    Oops! haha I think my stack of them could spark that one as well! We must have heading for a thousand battery's collected over 3 years

    Shame the nearest Sainsburys is so far away Someone said the local household waste site does have a box for them so might take then and blag it

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Oops! haha I think my stack of them could spark that one as well! We must have heading for a thousand battery's collected over 3 years

    Shame the nearest Sainsburys is so far away Someone said the local household waste site does have a box for them so might take then and blag it
    What about getting your own collection point from this company? Battery Recycling, Battery Collection, Battery Compliance

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    Battery-recycling law in force - Home News - UK - The Independent just about every shop selling batteries should be collecting them.

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    Round here, apart from in shops and car parks, every council dump has a battery recycling box

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    If anyone finds an cheap AV amp that handles DTS, please let me know

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    How about this Sony at Richer Sounds: Sony STRDH510 Black | AV Receiver | Richer Sounds
    For £129 it does DTS and Dolby (not DTS HD or Dolby HD though).
    Personally, I'd go for this Onkyo: Onkyo TXSR309 Black | AV Receiver | Richer Sounds which does do HD audio. At £169 it is a bargain (most places want £250 for it).

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