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    I understand some extra to ship accross borders because you do have to spend some extra time filling in forms. BUT, what a lot of places charge is close to criminal. In 02 it cost less to ship my Hartblei from Ukraine to the states, than it did to ship something to me in Vancouver from the states when we were on vacation.
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    BUT, what a lot of places charge is close to criminal.
    That's a fact. How could it cost $106 to put 4 batteries in an envelope and send them regular mail ? And it wasn't a temporary flaw with the billing soft ware because I tried with only 1 battery and the price for S&H was over $100. Do people actually see what their computers are trying to charge people ? Not likely.

    And thanks MATTKING for the tip but I found some of the bargain batteries won't last until lunch time and the Duracell or Energizer will last for months with full useage

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    You can list eBay auctions showing item price and shipping cost, and you can order the results by their sum, ascending order. This way you will filter out the scammers.

    In case you push the "I accept" button once too much, you can always not pay and immediately write a negative comment on the scammer exposing his dubious commercial practices. You can actually make a new username for this activity. The scanner will have to make a new username as well.
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    Anytime I go shopping online, I don't place my order until I know exactly how much I'm paying. Some Ebayer sellers are pretty honest. I've gotten refunds because the shipping is actually less that calculated on the site. There shouldn't be markup on shipping.

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    just remember that shipping Lithium(Li-Ion,Li-Po) batteries via USPS is NO LONGER ALLOWED. You have to use UPS/FEDEX/DHL now, or another carrier that allows shipment of Li-Ion batteries in packages.

    sad, but true

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    I haven't checked my local store recently, but here in the US, Ace Hardware lists a Duracell 28L and a Duracell 28A online. The A (Alkaline) version highlights "Medical" but admits to photo uses also. It shows as $6.49. The 28L is a lithium version that is $10-something. Last year I bought a PX28A in my local Ace for $5.79 as I recall. The A versions seem to be fine in my Canon A-1 and Bronica SQ-A -- in fact Bronica recommended against the lithiums for the SQ-A as being too variable in specs.

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    Earlier this week I bought a Kodak KS-28 silver oxide battery at Unique Photo in NJ for $6.95. They had a less expensive alkaline battery but did not have any lithium batteries. I would have preferred the lithium battery if only for its long shelf life. I use the size in Canon A-1, Canon F-1N, Bronica ETR/SQ/GS-1 and Minox 35 EL cameras. It gets the most use in the Bronica cameras. I don't remember whether I have tried a lithium in the Bronicas. In cold weather a silver oxide battery should work better than an alkaline. If a remote battery pack for the Bronicas was not sold it should be possible to make one.

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