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Dave Smith    Posted 08-05-2021 at 07:11:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have a weedeater string trimer. The lithium ion battery charger quit working. I diagnosed it and found the part that plugs into the wall is not putting out any voltage. There has to be a transformer and bridge rectifier in it. a wire goes to the battery charger stand. It has a small computer inside of it to control the charge rate and lights etc. I am not able to find a new charger at a decent price.
    I went to Lowes and bought a new Craftsman weed eater for $99. It comes with the charger and lithium ion battery. I inquired about a spare battery. They have them for $90. (sticker shock) For $9 more I can get a spare weedwacker, battery and charger.
    Weird, weird, weird.
    Dave <*)))><

    Mower    Posted 08-13-2021 at 07:52:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • And yet with a couple minutes of searching, I was able to find 2 Craftsman branded V20 batteries (assuming you bought the el cheepo model that uses that battery) for $75 with free shipping.

    Your experience should tell you that Lowes doesn't want to be in the replacement battery business.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 08-05-2021 at 07:30:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Recently I needed a flashlight. Went to W------- and bought a new LED Lantern complete with battery for just under $5.00 Replacement battery is $8.00 Makes a person want to buy another?

    Gaspump    Posted 08-05-2021 at 09:00:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have had a full set of DeWalt 18.5v power tools for about 7 years now, set came with 2 batteries. One original battery failed in about a year. Went to get one and I saw close to $100 I went on ebay and bought a new Chinese one for $22, Worked great so I got another. After about 5 years with both originals goners and first Chinese one getting weak I went back to ebay and found 2 much stronger for batteries under $40 for the pair, they are great, stay stronger and last longer too. No need to spend original prices when aftermarkets work great.

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