You've Gotta Love A Boot Market Bargain! (1 Viewer)

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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)

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chrisgreen

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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.
 

icantremember

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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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Gellyneck

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More than toes wet now!
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.
Including postage!!!:imoutahere:

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Gandhi

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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.
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.
 
May 29, 2013
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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.
 

makems

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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.
@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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Gandhi

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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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Gandhi

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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?
 

Tootles

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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.
That's not enough. How about £90 each? :)
 
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Gandhi

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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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