Battery accessories definitely fit in the category of little things that are easy to buy online and save a lot of money. I like to make larger, infrequent purchases of these general home supplies at online stores or online auctions.
Since I only buy these basic supplies a couple of times a year, I can afford to watch for the best sales and auction deals. There are some really great deals online, you just have to be there when they happen.
I like using an auction watch service that notifies me when auctions for certain items are currently being run. That way I don’t have to spend lots of time searching through current auctions, I can simply browse through the emails they send and click on the auctions that sound the most likely to have what I’m looking for.
Another nice thing about buying goods at online auction websites is that many times the sellers will have related items up for auction at the same time. This way you can save on shipping costs and pick up the additional items you will eventually need at the same time.
Before assuming that a seller will combine shipping on various auction items, take the time to read through their auction terms. If they do not mention whether of not they are willing to combine shipping, send them an email. Though most sellers are willing to offer shipping discounts on multiple items, there are some that will or can not do so.
I found a few auction sellers from whom I purchase all my batteries and battery accessories. I was able to find all the types and sizes of rechargeable batteries that I need, as well as chargers, wires, adapters and those little things that make my devices work the way I want.
The main thing to remember about shopping for battery accessories online is simply to get chargers and accessories that will work with the type of battery that you have. If a seller’s item details are not explicit enough that you are sure it will work with your batteries, keep looking. It can be frustrating to have to return items from online retailers or auction sellers.
There are various types of rechargeable batteries. Some hold charges longer and have longer overall life spans. Nickel cadmium batteries are the traditional battery and will eventually hold less charge over time. The newest batteries are lithium ion and lithium polymer batteries that will last longer and hold more charge.