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Old 13th Aug 2018, 1:49 pm   #21
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I was under the impression that in the fifties and later the EverReady battery man came to every shop every couple of weeks, replenishing the stock and replacing any batteries that had been around for too long - of course modern batteries have a much longer shelf life so this isn`t much of an issue now
The Ever Ready man definitely visited the shop where I worked throughout the 60s every week.
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 10:45 pm   #22
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None of the shops around here have any stock of the PP9s. Doesn't bother me, I've fitted 6-way AA holders to all my transistor radios and replenish them with a pack of poundland AA alkalines; though all my 9V/18V radios are on their original batteries!

Rapid also do a PP9-size plastic box for hiding an AA 6-pack inside.
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 11:47 pm   #23
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I recently bought the last one they had at my local branch. It had a date code on the bottom of 07/2018. I haven't used it yet so we will have to see if it is still fresh enough to go the distance, although that's difficult to gauge with casual listening. I suppose I could do a discharge test but then what is the point of buying batteries just to discharge them by testing? I am prepared to take the risk for a couple of quid.
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 10:52 am   #24
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Many thanks for this thread. I've just bought 4, mine are dated 04.2018. test OK on the "9volt batt" range on my test meter. I had another lucky purchase at the vintage/collectable shop at a local garden centre, a copy of ERT from 1962 with an Ever Ready ad on the front page. (see pic1) From this and other sources, I have made a slipcase to fit over a Screwfix PP9. Looks good in my TR 82. All I need is a picture of the bottom of this vintage style. a 1962 battery in a 50's radio is good.
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 12:14 pm   #25
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CPC are selling PP9 batteries at 2.95 plus vat of course . Would think that these will be well within the best before date !
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Old 17th Sep 2018, 12:57 am   #26
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Even cheaper and always within date are Asda AlkalinePP3 at 3.50 for a pack of two.
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Old 17th Sep 2018, 10:48 am   #27
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... or go to Poundland and get three Kodak alkaline PP3s, also well within date, and 50p change from your 3.50!

How does the capacity of an alkaline PP3 compare with a zinc carbon PP9?
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Old 17th Sep 2018, 10:55 am   #28
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Even cheaper and always within date are Asda AlkalinePP3 at 3.50 for a pack of two.
Even alkaline PP3 batteries don't seem to last long in radios designed for the PP9 and some kind of adapter is required. The PP3 is readily available at ok prices. The same is not true of the PP9.

Can't find Tim's 2.95 (ex VAT) PP9 on CPC's website so perhaps it's only available in the Preston store or maybe I've just not managed to manipulate Google correctly.

I still think Screwfix's out of date stock is worth considering for immediate use. Still available at 1.94 via 'click and collect'.

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Old 17th Sep 2018, 11:22 am   #29
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I have made a slipcase to fit over a Screwfix PP9. Looks good in my TR 82. All I need is a picture of the bottom of this vintage style. a 1962 battery in a 50's radio is good.
Is this any use?

http://www.royalsignals.org.uk/batteries/joe/PP9.jpg

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Old 17th Sep 2018, 9:56 pm   #30
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ajgriff , if you put the following code in the search box on the cpc website they come up at 2.95
BT0374908
i saw the batteries in their Trades catalogue i received through the post on saturday morning . like you if you put pp9 and search it came up with the full price , strange indeed.
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Old 17th Sep 2018, 11:27 pm   #31
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Thanks for that Tim. It looks like CPC has different pricing policies for trade and retail business.

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Old 20th Sep 2018, 2:00 pm   #32
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Hi
Just to clarify, CPC have special offer leaflets that are sent out every month for account holders, though you can find them on the website. The code is the same as the normal one with the suffix relevant to the leaflet added - 08 in this case.
It pays to look through these leaflets when ordering just in case you miss a bargain - their intention, of course.
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 1:56 pm   #33
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Looks like the price has now gone back up !
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