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[IKEA] CR2032 lithium batteries $2.49/8

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[IKEA] CR2032 lithium batteries $2.49/8

I was browsing my local Ikea today and found this pack of CR2032 batteries at $2.49 for 8.

Compared to easily $6-$7 each at other retailers it is a great price of you need some.

Perfect for most car remotes or in my case Ecobee thermostat sensors.
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Nov 26, 2009
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Comparison was with other brick and mortar.... Amazon has them for fairly cheap too.
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Jun 13, 2017
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I would trust this more than Amazon/eBay ships from China. I had plenty that was delivered and lost charge shortly after.

Apparently this is regular price
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Sep 20, 2005
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$1.25 for three at Dollerama.
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Jun 12, 2014
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What's the best before date? I got a pair of Energizers a couple weeks back. They weren't cheap but they should be good till March 2024.

Edit: These are good for PC motherboards too in case anyone didn't know.
Frugalmeister
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Anyone who owns a Saturn or Dreamcast VMU(s) knows all about these. Seems like a good price. I wonder how they compare to dollar store batteries.
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Out of topic (sorta) but where can I find cheap 2412 3V batteries
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Frugalmeister wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 8:19 pm
What's the best before date? I got a pair of Energizers a couple weeks back. They weren't cheap but they should be good till March 2024.

Edit: These are good for PC motherboards too in case anyone didn't know.
I have never ever had one of these go out on me for my motherboard.
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KiraSensei wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 8:40 pm
I have never ever had one of these go out on me for my motherboard.
Mine has, or I suspect it has. Every time I unplug my system I lose the time and all my BIOS settings, including my RAID array. Still haven't found time to change the battery but from everything I've read, that's the culprit.
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kiloohm wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 7:39 pm
I was browsing my local Ikea today and found this pack of CR2032 batteries at $2.49 for 8.

Compared to easily $6-$7 each at other retailers it is a great price of you need some.

Perfect for most car remotes or in my case Ecobee thermostat sensors.
hiddenthread wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 7:46 pm
I would trust this more than Amazon/eBay ships from China. I had plenty that was delivered and lost charge shortly after.

Apparently this is regular price
In comparison, I've ordered a bunch of these off eBay and they lost charge in a week or two for my car remote. I found these at the same price OP posted at Ikea. I've been using the same battery for a year now.

These batteries are 20-30 dollars at Best buy and they didn't have any near the Dollaramas near my house.
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wrigley wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 8:01 pm
$1.25 for three at Dollerama.
so $6 for $2.5 at Dollarama, still $2.49 IKEA lithium batteries is way a better deal
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Feb 22, 2010
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These IKEA batteries don't last. Bought them last year, very light use, already used a whole pack for a kitchen scale. Pay more if you want quality.
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These are great for low drain items.. however on some slightly higher drain items, like digital kitchen scales, remote starter remotes, or even temperature thermometers, these don't really last too long before you get the low battery warning.
Same for the Dollarama ones. They are OK for the price however.
For more critical items, or where you don't want to replace them often, I use name brand units. I use these a lot at the office, whenever I service a customers machine, or send them a re-certified motherboard (I always replace the battery - since most machine that come my way are 5 to 8 yrs old). Last thing I want is for a customer to return a recertified board, because battery failed, settings reset, and something stupid like bios switching from IDE compatible mode to AHCI mode, and then always blue screening upon reboot, and customer thinking we sent him a dud. For $0.50, it's not worth it. I usually buy them from amazon (something like these: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B018L49A34), in larger packs. OK, they are about $0.50 each about, but I have noticed that they do last a lot longer. I used to buy the energizer or panasonic ones from digikey (in bulk packs of 100) our from mouser, but they no longer ship batteries to canada :(
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I find the $1.25 for 3 at Dollarama pretty crap, they don't seem to last very long. Use them in my car keyless remote + digital weight scale. They seem to last much less than a year...
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lorreilme wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 9:59 pm
so $6 for $2.5 at Dollarama, still $2.49 IKEA lithium batteries is way a better deal
It is a better deal, but Dollarama is way more convenient.

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