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PostPosted: 12 Oct 2017, 13:42 

Joined: 18 Jul 2017, 11:58
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Location: Savannah, Georgia
I just wanted to let you guys know that I accidentally stumbled upon a way to purchase batteries from Wal-mart without paying a core charge, or turning in an old battery.

While shopping for a battery, I decided to go with one from either Wal-mart, or Sams, mainly so I could exchange it easily if I have a problem. When shopping online at Sam's, if I put a battery in my cart and go to check out, a $12 core fee is added. When doing the same at Wal-mart, no such core fee is added.

I placed an order for an Everstart group 29 this morning while out in the marsh catching bait for the weekend. When I picked it up on the way home, there was no added core charge. $86.83 + $6.08 tax = $92.91 out the door.

If you need new batteries and don't have cores to trade in, this might be a good way to save a few bucks. I get that core fees exist to encourage recycling, but they are just another tax if you have nothing to recycle.

Now I have a shiny new group 29 deep cycle battery to replace the EP-50 car battery that came with my boat (it is almost new, so I am keeping it). Not only that, but when I checked last night, they had 5 in stock. When I ordered this morning, they had 7. I got one of the ones that came in overnight, with a manufacturing sticker showing 10/17. Fresh!


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PostPosted: 12 Oct 2017, 14:15 

Joined: 02 Jun 2015, 00:34
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Location: Mauston, WI
So what you're saying is buy the battery online and pick it up in the store?


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PostPosted: 12 Oct 2017, 14:22 

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Yep. No core charge was added when I checked out online. No mention of it when I picked it up.


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PostPosted: 12 Oct 2017, 14:26 

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. . . and then take your core to O'Reilly Auto Parts and receive a $10 gift card
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PostPosted: 09 Nov 2017, 16:24 

Joined: 24 Dec 2011, 22:06
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Here is some food for thought....

Our supplier of marine batteries PAYS US for our core batteries, thus we encourage folks to bring in a core, whether or not they’re buying a battery, for that reason-as the more we get the more we get paid, and the less a new battery costs the end user.

Wonder if that also applies to walmart’s?

Scrap metal yards buy them too.....


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PostPosted: 15 Nov 2017, 11:46 

Joined: 22 May 2017, 10:11
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Just did the same at my local Walmart. No core charge. Great advice.

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PostPosted: 18 Dec 2017, 18:29 

Joined: 04 Apr 2017, 23:03
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I too just bought a new battery at Walmart for a new motor I bought that is electric start. When the cashier told me about the core charge, I simply mentioned that it wasn't right to be charged for a core if one did not exist. New battery for a new motor.....he took off the charge. Cool!! A helpful Walmart associate! My lucky day!!


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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2017, 09:48 
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Dang, I just got a new Everstart Group 29 at Walmart. I had no core and they charged me a $30 Core charge (I'm in Georgia). Wish I had seen these posts before last week.



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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2017, 14:12 

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Y_J wrote:
Dang, I just got a new Everstart Group 29 at Walmart. I had no core and they charged me a $30 Core charge (I'm in Georgia). Wish I had seen these posts before last week.

Core charge is $12. I confirmed this with my neighbor, who works at Walmart here in Savannah, and at Sam's Club before that. If you were charged more than $12, head back to the store and show them their flyer: http://i.walmart.com/i/rb/33756-98567_C ... l-info.pdf


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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2017, 10:54 
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Got it, Mike. TY so much.. Headed into Walmart today.. Coolness.
I may just pick up another battery while there (paying online first ;) )



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