Get 12 pre-charged rechargeable AAA batteries for $17.99

Or a dozen AAs for $21.99. Either way, it's not much more than you'd pay for the typical 4-pack. Just make sure to get a charger so you can juice 'em up again.

For about what you'd pay for a dozen disposable batteries, you can get Duracell's excellent pre-charged rechargeables.
For about what you'd pay for a dozen disposable batteries, you can get Duracell's excellent pre-charged rechargeables. Shnoop

I'm a big, big fan of rechargeable batteries. But it seems I never have enough to go around, what with all the Xbox and Wii controllers, kids' toys, flashlights, and other battery-powered gadgetry around here.

Today only, Pennywise.biz has 12 Duracell pre-charged rechargeable AAA NiMH batteries for $17.99 (plus a penny for shipping). To put that in perspective, my local Walgreens sells a four-pack for $15.99.

Need bigger ones? Shnoop (Shnoop?) has 12 Duracell pre-charged rechargeable AA NiMH batteries for $21.99 shipped--also today only.

Because these are pre-charged, they're ready for service right out of the package--highly preferable to the rechargeables that have to be, well, charged before you can use them.

Duracell says these CopperTops will retain their charges for a full year, and that you can recharge them hundreds of times.

Of course, you'll need a charger. Best deal I've found is the Duracell Value Charger for $5.76 (plus $5 for shipping). It comes with two pre-charged AAs (bonus!) and can charge up to four AAs or AAAs at a time.

Rechargeable batteries may have higher upfront costs, but they'll save you a small fortune in the long run. They're way better for the environment, too.

Bonus deal: From now until September 7, eBay is offering free item listings (meaning no insertion fees) on up to 100 auctions, regardless of starting price. Now's the time to unload your old gear!

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