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Get Your next Batteries at Walmart Today! Where can you get the best deals and selection when buying batteries? Sure, you can stop by your local supermarket, gas station or electronics store and snag a pack of AAAs for the remote, but it's almost never going to be at the best possible price. And, if you need something specialized, like a replacement battery for a boat or a power tool, the chances of finding exactly what you need - without having to drive to many different stores - are pretty slim.

Lucky for all of us, getting the right-sized battery for every application - key fobs, home security systems, remote control toys, and the basics around the home - is as simple as going online. Many online battery retailers offer a much bigger variety than anything you'll find locally, with brands you know like Energizer and Duracell, along with store-brand options that can save you a lot of money for the same amount of power and longevity.

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3.5 stars
Tenergy Power

TENERGY POWER

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30 days

Disposable batteries are non-returnable

Established in 2004 in Silicon Valley, Tenergy Corporation specializes in comprehensive battery and charger products, especially rechargeables. They pride themselves on offering US-based customer support, answering questions about batteries for everyday home usage, providing troubleshooting and technical help, and guiding customers in choosing the right custom battery for projects and applications.

Given that Tenergy is its own brand of battery, you shouldn't be surprised that we didn't find our Duracell or OEM Moto cell phone comparison batteries in their inventory. Their 24-pack of self-branded AA batteries sells for just $6 (less than half of what the Duracell batteries cost). Tenergy Power doesn't carry any cell phone replacement batteries at all.

What you'll find on the Tenergy site that you might not find elsewhere are specialty batteries. Has your Airsoft gone lost its kick? Maybe your drone isn't flying quite as high as it used to? For various recreational items that require a battery, your best bet might actually be Tenergy. You'll find your options most easily under the Hobby & Toys heading. Even your Roomba and IRobot vacuums can get a boost with new batteries from this store. Check under the Application subheading in the Batteries category to see if they carry the specific type you need.

Keep an eye out for special deals. We spotted a free shipping code at the top of the site, for all orders over $50.

The return policy with Tenergy is reasonable. You'll have 30 days to return any rechargeable batteries for a refund; disposable batteries aren't accepted as a return for any reason.

We had originally thought that Tenergy would come in with a higher 4-star rating in our reviews. But, looking at the available feedback, we had to downgrade the company slightly. Why? A "B-" from the Better Business Bureau (under the name of Tenergy's parent company, All-Battery) for failure to respond to a handful of customer complaints was not what we were hoping to find. Our ranking would definitely go up if the BBB grade reflected improvements in the future.

On the other hand, we found nearly 3000 customer reviews giving Tenergy a rating of 4 or 5 stars out of 5. People seemed happy with the quality and pricing of the batteries, the speed of shipping, and the overall buying experience. And, on at least one third-party review site, Tenergy reps seemed to be responding promptly and appropriately to customer concerns and complaints.

You'll definitely get a good value from Tenergy batteries, compared with the familiar name-brand options on the market. (You'll even find Tenergy batteries sold in some of the other online battery stores in our review!) But, if you need name-brand batteries for some reason, Tenergy isn't going to be the retailer for you.

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3 stars
Amazon

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Return Policy:

Returns not accepted

Refunds only on defective products

What other store offers the same level of online shopping as Amazon? It's hard to think of one, isn't it? With more than 100 million members of its Prime loyalty program, this retailer offers free shipping and lots of extra perks - all on top of their in-stock inventory of, well, just about everything.

You won't be surprised to learn that Amazon has an almost uncountable array of batteries. From their proprietary Amazon Basics brand to household names like Energizer, Rayovac and ACDelco, you won't be lacking options when shopping on this site.

You'll also be able to take advantage of editorial recommendations in many battery product categories. For example, we found a helpful article from TheDrive describing the best off-road batteries for maximum power boost on rough terrain. (Granted, we found this article when searching for "marine battery", which isn't as useful, but we still appreciate the info.)

Let's take a look at our two comparison products: the 20-count Duracell AA package and the Moto G4 Play cell phone battery. For the Duracell batteries, you'll pay $12.84 and get free shipping if you're a Prime member. And, if you buy this brand and size of battery frequently, consider Amazon's Subscribe and Save program: you'll earn a discount of 15% on your first order (check the box for the coupon) and anywhere from 5-15% on every future delivery. You'll find lots of options for off-brand Moto replacement batteries, including some under $10. But, if you want to go OEM, you'll pay $13.95 with no extra charge for shipping. In fact, as Prime-eligible items, you could get the Duracell batteries and the Moto replacement battery same-day with no upcharge for the fast delivery.

With all of these positives, you're probably wondering why Amazon earned a middle-of-the-road 3-star rating, below most of the other retailers we evaluated. Simply put: it's the return policy (or lack thereof). While Amazon is known for having a crazy-good return policy on practically everything, batteries are specifically listed as "non-returnable". While we found some batteries that had good manufacturer warranties (usually the larger types for cars, boats, etc.), Amazon's overall policy is that you can only get a refund if a product is defective - not if you ordered the wrong size or just decided you need something different.

Of course, if all you want is a good deal on everyday batteries - and you've already got free shipping with Prime - you may not be so worried about returns, making Amazon a decent choice. On the other hand, if you're going for something specialty like a battery pack for a remote control toy, you may want to leave room for error by shopping with a retailer that will allow you to return it if needed.

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Some stores even offer a discount if you opt into their automatic delivery program, so that you're never left empty-handed when the video game remotes run out of juice or the smoke detector starts chirping.

As you consider the various online battery stores out there, how can you tell which one should get your business? Here are several criteria you can keep in mind as you shop:

  • Selection. A battery store is only a good option if they carry what you need! Does the store offer all of the battery types you need? Do you have several brands and package sizes to choose from?
  • Price. Are the batteries affordable? Does the store offer money-saving perks like free shipping or promotional discounts?
  • Return/Refund Policy. Because batteries can be considered "hazardous materials", not all stores accept returns. If you order the wrong size or just want to return your order, will the store allow it? Will you get a full refund, or should you expect a restocking fee?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best battery stores that you'll find online. We hope this information helps you find the exact batteries you need, with minimal hassle and maximum savings!

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