You've Gotta Love A Boot Market Bargain!

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  1. Gandhi

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    Decided to pop to a local booty for a mooch seeing as how the sun's out. Wandering around thinking it was crappy until..... what's that.....?

    Sitting under someone's table.....a new looking 110AH Neptune Leisure battery with nary a smudge of dust on it. Waiting for the old "Give me 50 quid and you can have it" line I just asked and the price?

    £20!

    Get in!.. Just put it on a charger and it shows as being fully charged already.
    Was a 20 quid punt but looks like it paid off.
    (y)(y)(y)(y)

    Paul
     
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    Unless you didn't want another battery, in which case £20 down the pan.
     
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    i have just changed both my 110ah leisure batterys,both old ones look like new,and sit at 12.6 volts,but are 7 years old and tired,might car boot them out a £20 a pop.
     
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    They are worth about £15 for scrap!

    PS I have two 110Ah Powerline leisure batteries ( new March 2013) which I am removing this week to be replaced with larger capacity ones .... £35 each or £60 both.
     
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    Including postage!!!:imoutahere:
     
  6. Gandhi

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    That's what I thought regarding the scrap value as well.

    I've been looking on line this week to replace the two I've got so worse comes to the worse I'll take all 3 to the scrappy and get 40 to 50 quid for them anyway.

    The way I look at is if it's fine I've saved £100 if it's not I've lost a fiver.
     
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    Didn't know there was a scrap value of £15 from old batteries, we have a load of big, gel filled, back-up batteries, easy the size of MH batteries at work, been sitting round for years.
     
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    When you were checking its charge did it feel a little warm?


    JJ :cool:
     
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    @icantremember If no one else wants them and if you are going to be at Jaws's Thetford Bash, I'll take them off your hands!
     
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    Well I wired the inverter onto it at 5 o'clock, plugged the 17 inch TV and dvd player into the inverter and it's still humming happily away and the TV picture is fine. So fingers cross. Been three and a half hours.
    :)
     
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    Been 4 hours now. Anybody know how much juice a 17 inch TV running on mains uses? How long would you expect to get out of a fully charged 110 AH leisure battery if the battery was OK?
     
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    That's not enough. How about £90 each? :)
     
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    Well it's 11 o'clock so that's 6 hours continuous now..........
     
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    Turning it off now. By my watch that's 7+ hours straight through running a TV on an inverter.

    Looks like a good 25 quid spent!

    :Smile:
     
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    Thanks for that Mike .... PM on it's way.(y)
     
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    I'm sorry Tootles, I would have been happy to let you have them at £90 each but unfortunately someone got in before you!:rolleyes:
     
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