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Newbie - Where do Canadians buy Golf Cart Batteries?
« on: November 24, 2009, 04:25:37 PM »
Slowly sstarting a small system and I'd like to get 2x 6V golf cart batteries just to get the hang of it.  

I tried sourcing locally at Total Battery, but they are asking for 140$/each.

I've been told to go to the states and get some at either sam's club or costco for 65-75$/each, but I'd rather spare myself the drive.

So, fellow canadians, any good deals to be had? :)

Cheers,
S.
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Volvo farmer

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 06:27:26 PM »
Holy Mackerel, I paid about sixty bucks for mine, but that was 5 years ago.


http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/Green/EnergyConservation/RenewableEnergy/PRD~0102010P/6V%2BRen
ewable%2BEnergy%2BDeep%2BCycle%2BBattery.jsp


I guess as long as you ain't buying batteries or smokes, it's good to be Canadian. ;-)

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Re: Newbie - Where do Canadians buy health care
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2009, 03:10:31 AM »
lol :)

Thanks for the link.

-S.
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Where do Canadians buy Golf Cart Batteries?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2009, 06:21:31 AM »
Try Walmart, like everyone else in the world, eh?

Calgary's got a Costco, too; how about your city?


Aim for about 50 cents per Amp-hour.  A buck per amp-hour is too high.


People who run recycling depots can be convinced to let them go at times, particularly if you come with a voltmeter and show they guys that you've found a perfectly good one.  Often, it seems folks throw away good batteries.  Maybe they don't realize that it's their charger that's shot, not the battery.  I've picked up many that way.

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Re: Where do Canadians buy Golf Cart Batteries?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2009, 11:14:39 AM »
I'll give Walmart a try and ask friendsd who are members at Costco to have a look.

Have you seen car batteries at either ?


Good idea about the recycling center, might give it a try.

Thx!

S.

« Last Edit: November 27, 2009, 11:14:39 AM by morglum »

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Re: Newbie - Where do Canadians buy Golf Cart Batteries?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010, 05:19:57 PM »
Where in Canada are you located?  I went to a large golf cart/lawn & garden supplier that deals in golf carts in my area, after 5 years they replaced the batteries in some. I bought 8 a while back for $40 each,not sure if he has any left.  I have 2 of the 8 with 1 cell not as good but they sat all winter in the cold so they may have been fine before... They are Trojan t 105's

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