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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 07:32 PM
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Batteries
I've been buying my hearing-aid batteries at Costco. The price is quite good (around 40 cents each, if I'm remembering correctly, which I may not be). However, recently they stopped carrying the size I use, #10, in the store I go to. I looked at the Costco online site but couldn't find hearing-aid batteries at all.

So I Googled and ended up buying some online at http://www.hearingusa.com The price wasn't bad at all, even with shipping added. I'll follow up this post when I get the batteries to let you guys know how long it took.

If they never show up . . . well, I'll post that eventually, too!
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 12:18 AM
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1. You might want to try calling Bowles Watch Co in Denver, CO
They carry hearing aid batteries, and has been supplying mine for quite some time.
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 10:43 AM
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2. Since I live in Denver
That would make a lot of sense! Thanks. I didn't know about them.

By the way, all I can find via Google is Bowles Adjustable Watchbands on South Birch. Is that the same company?
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 11:12 PM
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4. Yep.
That's the one :)
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 09:57 PM
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3. Thank you, that is good to know since I buy Costco#10s also
If they quit carrying them, will be in trouble. Thanks.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-07-06 07:48 PM
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5. You're not gonna believe this
but the king soopers in my neighborhood doesn't carry my size hearing aid batteries. Size 13. I have to go to the safeway which I HATE doing.
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 12:48 AM
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6. King Soopers near me used to
And may still. I haven't checked recently. But they were almost $1 each.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 04:11 PM
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7. I spend about 11.00 a month on hearing aid batteries
One day they will be rechargable.
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 04:45 PM
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8. That seems awfully steep
I'm spending around $4 a month. That's based on a price of between 40 and 50 cents each, and two batteries a week, or slightly less than a week.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 05:05 PM
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9. You may be right
I just know that the package I buy is 11.00. Perhaps the package lasts longer than a month, I never really paid attention.
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 10:11 AM
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10. Oops, didn't post when they arrived
My apologies for that.

They arrived in just a few days. I no longer remember exactly, but I do seem remember that it took less time than I expected.

I'm still using up the last of the Costco batch, so I haven't tried the new ones yet. I did notice that they have short tabs attached. The (major name) brand Costco sells have long tabs, which helps somewhat when putting the batteries into the hearing aids. That's unfortunate.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 01:16 PM
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11. You ordered the ones from Bowles?
Hope you did! I need to reorder my batch pretty soon.

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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 04:36 PM
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12. No, from hearingusa
Edited on Wed Aug-30-06 04:37 PM by DavidD
The Web site I gave in my original post.

I had already ordered them when I posted that info.
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