I have been involved in selling batteries for about 25 years and it has always been my philosophy to work with the best battery manufacturers and to sell batteries that I have total confidence in. Sometimes you get offered deals that seem unbelievably true but you have to remember the old adage that you get what you pay for.
You can go down the local market and pick up cheap 20 x AA batteries for £1 or maybe you will see a pack of Duracell 4 x AA for £1. Beware of counterfeit batteries, they can look very convincing and can be at worst, dangerous or at best, simply poor quality. Check out the images above of counterfeit Duracell batteries.
Note the second image shows a remarkably good counterfeit copy. The images were sent to me as a example of what can be found on the grey market. Some are obviously copies and the more obvious copies will be sold cheaply where as the better counterfeits will be sold at close to the right price. You really need to watch where you make your purchase from.
When buying online, my advice is to check the company’s full contact details, including the phone number. Also, check for VAT numbers and company registration numbers. If the deal is too good to be true then it probably is.
Remember let the buyer beware.