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  • +19 votes

    not a good idea to buy that many batteries like this, coz it will self discharge.
    with something this cheap u looking at aound 50% discharge in the first year.
    if u can use all 100 in less then year plz go get the rechargeable batteries, just for the environment.

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      batteries are recyclable

      We recycle thousands of batteries per month at my workplace

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      looking at aound 50% discharge in the first year.

      You may be confusing alkalines with rechargables. Alkaline batteries discharge at a far lower rate:
      "Cylindrical alkaline batteries will lose approximately 2% of their capacity per year" according to energizer, wikipedia says "<0.3%/month", and batteryuniversity.com states "2–3% per year (7-10 years shelf life)"

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        yes in theory it has very low discharge rate,
        but in real life not so much, good betteries like the "energizer" usually have a 7-10yrs expiration dates, the cheap one 3-5yrs, the $0.18 one with free shipping i bet the manufacturer don't even bother to test and put one on.
        theory is a theory, we ar not living in a perfect world, it may leak due to encapsulation/shorts/the purity of the chemicals, ect. this is also why energizer and Duracell still exist by sell something with a 10-100 times higher price.

        bottom line if u really planning to use 100 batties, plz choose the rechargables one instead.

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    Why is it so cheappp ? Btw does any one know where I can get these ?

    • +18 votes

      Kogan.com

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        No, they are probably the same as the Dick Smith ones that were absolute rubbish. I had to recycle without using most of the ones I bought from Dick Smith in their clearance sale. I had some that started leaking in the packet. Most leaked shortly after discharging. The capacity was nothing like most other Alkaline batteries, even the Coles brand, but more particularly Varta ones from Bunnings.

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    still have heaps from the $15 Masters 100 AA pack -_-

  • +5 votes

    Last time I bought those cheap Fujitsu batteries from jb hifi, 50% of them leaks in use. Damaging my equipments. Not worth the saving with these cheap branded batteries.

  • +2 votes

    Anybody use Kogan brand alkalines before?
    We talking cheapie alkaline like the two dorrah Sorny and Panaphonics or reasonable stuff like Energizer and Varta?

    So far I've been eyeing off an 50-pack from the Aldi stores that have them; even then I'm not sure how decent those are long term. I doubt I'll see the Varta's as cheap as they were last time.
    Got plenty of rechargeables but turns out most of my batt requirements at home are for wall clocks and remotes >_<

    Then again I do remember avoiding those big bulk packs of Dick Smith AA/AAAs when they were clearing them out …

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      Cheap alkalines are a false economy bc they often leak when discharged and can easily wreck valuable equipment. I have even seen so-called quality alkalines (Duracells) leak.
      Eneloops don't leak when discharged

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    Perfect. Just ran out of my stash of Target batteries from the $3 50-pack deals.

  • +9 votes

    These are terrible, avoid avoid avoid. Best used for landfill, it's not even a deal when you consider the price/lifespan of rechargable batteries.

    Honestly if your getting these for kids toys you'll be buying disappointment…because that's what happened to me and now I'm the uncle Tightarse that gets batteries that last half a second…not good for the never ending battle of uncle supremacy.

    Edit ***no doubt it may appeal to very few that look at price per unit. Hope I can save one person from dissapointment on a product that isn't a cost effective nor a decent standard.

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    I’ve tried Target, BigW, Aldi, DickSmith, Varta, and Duracell over the years (small or big pack). The one that leak often for me were Dicksmith & to my surprise, Duracell (not expired neither, best before are still like 2020). If u have used generic brand before, don’t see why it’s different with this one

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      Not really related to this post or your comment, but I felt like sharing anyway - the original generic AAAs I got with my Kogan TV purchased in 2014 are only just beginning to show signs of dieing!

  • +1 vote

    General comment on batteries - they must be one of the few things we buy that do not say quantity - mAh. Rechargeables state mAh capacity but not normal batteries so there is no way of knowing to compare.

  • +1 vote

    Bought the Ovela study table. Looks decent and looks similar to the one in Ikea. Thanks

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    Have had Energizer and Duracell leak, but both near the use by date. They tend to have the best capacity but not by enough not to pick up a bulk pack like the Aldi or Bunnings exclusive batteries for low power devices like, remotes, wireless mice and game controllers. Anything heavy duty gets the pricey stuff.

    I have dozens of rechargeables of all major brands in Australia, but their capacity drops so quick over not a very long time that they become as bad as eveready reds and so called "heavy duty". Again useful for low power devices but nothing else past the first 5 or so charges.

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    Just get the 40 packs of Duracell for $20 from Catch…
    Cant really go wrong…

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    How does Shipster work?
    Do you need to be logged into Kogan with the same email address?

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    From the comments, seems all brands of those alkaline batteries would leak. It happens to me too, Fujitsu.

    When leak happens, sometimes it corrodes the metal part in battery box, sometimes make equipment/toys unusable.
    Does someone know What's the best way to clean/repair it?

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      Scrub the terminals with vinegar inside small items such as toys or flashlights.

      If you've got more room (eg. car battery terminals) baking soda and vinegar mixed together on the terminal is allegedly easier, then scrub with small steel brush.

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    Are the batteries leftovers from Dick Smith?

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    The desk is sold out.

  • +1 vote

    Me no study, me no care.
    Me go merry a billionare.

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    Are the drawers soft close?

    Do people buy furniture online without getting a hands on feel of them first?

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      Why not?

      Ppl buy many other things online too

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        Well, I can't go to a kogan shop to look at the final assembled product, we don't know if the drawers slide out smoothly or close softly, don't know how thick the drawer bases are, and whether they can support 10kg.. some reviews says the materiel is flimsy and not durable looking.

        It seems like a big gamble to buy items like this, but that's just me I guess. Good price for furniture used in display homes?

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    $1 prepaid plan is the only item I shop at Kogan

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    Does anyone know how long Kogan takes to deliver the drawers? Moving to a new place in a week's time and wonder if I should buy now. These drawers are heavy, 37 - 50kgs.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks Op, copped the drawers.

    Also don't forget to connect your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership with your Kogan account before completing the purchase. Do this by clicking My Account in the top right of the page and then below where it says Account Details there is an option for QFF.

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    Thanks OP. was in the need for chest of drawers for kids (although wanted white) but for $59 and free shipping (via shipster) ordered 2.

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    I'm no greeny but to be honest if you were a true ozbargainer you wouldn't buy anything except for Eneloops. I personally find anything else distasteful… add to that it suits me perfectly that I can keep re-charging my Eneloops and in effect getting a new free battery each time. Can't say I delight much in buying 100 disposable batteries that end up as land fill and not much else.

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    Has anyone else that bought the drawers worked out which way around the thin 2-piece back goes onto the frame? black side in or out?

    Also anyone who is still yet to construct them drawers, make sure you don't miss where to insert pieces 13 at the bottom of each drawer when you get to it in step 3. I did and had already glued everything together but was able to still jam them in one hole at a time an hour or two or more after gluing the rest of the drawers together. Whether or not this warps the shape of the drawer will remain to be seen. I'm going to leave everything overnight before taking my best guess and trying to hammer on the back to the frame tomorrow.

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      Is it sturdy

      I still have mine in the box

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        Without the back and drawers in, it doesn't feel particuarly sturdy and I feel like I did a pretty good job putting the rest of it together as firmly as possible. Putting my hand on the top or sides without much pressure is enough for it to sway at the sides slightly. The weight of the drawers and the reinforcement of the frame by attaching the back is going to make the difference from here so it's best I complete that before giving it a final call on it's sturdiness. By all indications so far it seems like a high quality product but goddamn my naivety thinking it would arrive more whole and require less assembly.

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          Difficult/impossible to get the back panel to line up with the frame or no indication from the instructions on how to align it for even coverage on the frame.

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          Argh… I just unboxed it. This is going to waste half of my day.

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          @hypie:

          I ended up making a mistake with mine. I didn't center the back of it away from the edges of the frame and from certain angles you can see the non-black edge to it. A bit regrettable. I swear my back bit wasn't perfectly straight.

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          @hetzjagd:

          Just finished, I feel like I did a pretty good job. But it took like 3 hours… Pretty decent quality once it is built.

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          I can't fit 2 of the round screws but the glass door drawer is still holding strong

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          @hoaemhuff:

          what? there is no glass door in what we are assembling. You bought one of the other Kogan products in this deal. We're talking about the all-wood set of drawers.

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          @hetzjagd:

          Im just saying kogan furniture build quality is pretty good. I thought it will be flimsy or something along that line.

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