Mailport November 2013 Issue

Mailport: November 2013

More on VHF Batteries

In reference to the Mailport letter VHF Batteries in the October 2013 issue: I too have a Uniden MHS350 handheld VHF. I have had the batteries rebuilt at the local Batteries Plus store (www.batteriesplus.com). They replace the cells with higher MAH batteries and will rebuild almost any rechargeable battery with higher capacities, at competitive prices. I have also had them rebuild my 19.2-volt Craftsman drill batteries as well.

Dave Stephan
Bonnie Claire, Chrysler 22
South Patrick Shores, Fla.

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Based on the Mailport recommendation of the Batteries Plus store service, I called the closest store (Orange, CT) about rebuilding the N-mH batteries for my Panasonic cordless drills of which I have many. With exact info on the batteries given over the phone, I was quote $36 per battery with a possible discount for quantity. Upon arriving I was then quoted $90, more than new replacements. When I protested the price, I was then quoted between $10 and $20 which seemed more than reasonable. When I proffered a single battery for rebuild, the new estimate came to $60. By that time I had lost confidence and left, though not before noting that they have a wide selection of batteries for sale all of which seemed over-priced.

Posted by: MICHAEL B | November 15, 2013 8:42 AM    Report this comment

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