Protrek battery change scare.

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    Protrek battery change scare.

    I received a used Protrek PRG-40 from e-Bay a few days ago which needed new batteries. So as it needed cleaning, i stripped it all down, removing the 4 batteries as i went.
    Today, i checked in 5 local hardware shops for new batteries without any luck. I left a small jewellers till last as they prefer to fit the batteries themselves. I showed the assistant the battery and asked if them if they had any. She replied 'yes, they're £5' and they would fit it for an extra pound. I gasped and told her that the watch took 4 batteries. 'No problem' she said, 'that will be £24'
    So, as you might expect, i told her no thanks and left with a smile on her face.

    Upon returning home, i hit e-Bay again and purchased 10 batteries for less than the price of 1 from the jewellers.

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    Re: Protrek battery change scare.

    so the lesson of the story is, buy your own batterries on ebay and replace them urselves
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    Re: Protrek battery change scare.

    Another example of rip off Britain mally. Glad you came out on top.
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    Re: Protrek battery change scare.

    Yikes........................
    You only live once.....and some don't even do that!!

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    Re: Protrek battery change scare.

    I got some spares for mine about a week ago. I think I paid around £5 for 10 Maxells.
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    Re: Protrek battery change scare.

    Good for you mate!




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    Re: Protrek battery change scare.

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyC View Post
    Another example of rip off Britain mally. Glad you came out on top.
    Andy
    Yup, but it's not much different here alas.

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