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Old 06-17-2019, 11:52 AM   #1
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I went to take the A out for a ride over the weekend,wouldn't crank,it had been turning over very weakly for awhile and the battery charger would not bring it up sufficiently,I jumped it and went out for a cruise.I stopped on the way home and bought a new group 1 battery to the tune of $106.00 plus $27.00 core charge,in the early 60's I bought a new battery for $11.00,I guess with inflation it is about right.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:53 PM   #2
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I just bought a group 2 for my 40, it had a group 1. Paid about 85$ plus 18$ core, NAPA.
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Since gas went for $.25 a gallon (diesel $.17) back then, cost in the 60s X10+ would be about right for now. Somehow it just seems that a dollar went further.
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:11 PM   #4
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Since gas went for $.25 a gallon (diesel $.17) back then, cost in the 60s X10+ would be about right for now. Somehow it just seems that a dollar went further.
do not forget the taxes that have increased yearly at the speed of a race horse
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do not forget the taxes that have increased yearly at the speed of a race horse
Oh yeah - I am originally from NJ !! LOL
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Run a maintainer on the battery periodically, a good battery will last many years if never allowed to go dead.
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Tractor Supply. Around $70.00.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:50 AM   #8
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You did pretty good if that battery lasted from the early 60's until last weekend.
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:35 AM   #9
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man those core charges are nutz!!!!!!!!!!


yes Im from NJ
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Recycling=tree huggers.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:58 AM   #11
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man those core charges are nutz!!!!!!!!!!


yes Im from NJ
But you get those back.
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I went to take the A out for a ride over the weekend,wouldn't crank,it had been turning over very weakly for awhile and the battery charger would not bring it up sufficiently,I jumped it and went out for a cruise.I stopped on the way home and bought a new group 1 battery to the tune of $106.00 plus $27.00 core charge,in the early 60's I bought a new battery for $11.00,I guess with inflation it is about right.
Why didn't you Swap out the battery while you were there and avoided the core charge?

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Old 06-18-2019, 01:13 PM   #13
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Fyi



walmart core charge in nj is 12.
Walmart core charge in ny is 5.


Whats up wit dat?
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