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    Where about in western cape/boland area can I get a decent deep cycle battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbike View Post
    Where about in western cape/boland area can I get a decent deep cycle battery.
    What is it for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Knipe View Post
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    This can be a risky buy. Can be cleaned and look good but 2ndhand!!!

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    Just stay away from Probe Batteries. The last few years the batteries went south. There batteries was good in the past when it was run as one man show, but anymore. Replaced my probe battery just before lock down and that battery last only 2 years ad 4 months in my vehicle. Same with few others we had in our other vehicles, max 3 to 4 years and then they just go dead. Same at my friend workshop for 4x4 camping trailers, last I counted 9 dead Probe batteries, and this is the big ones then.
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    There is just too many places to mention.
    Do a google search.

    You looking for a decent shop or a decent battery?

    Personally I like the gel batteries. They have much less issues than lead acid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    This can be a risky buy. Can be cleaned and look good but 2ndhand!!!
    What? How do you figure that? TakeAlot do not generally sell second hand goods?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbike View Post
    Where about in western cape/boland area can I get a decent deep cycle battery.
    Chat to current automation. Very clued up and good prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiksilver View Post
    What? How do you figure that? TakeAlot do not generally sell second hand goods?
    When you get a battery with a shiney top full of scratch marks, less than half capacity and multiple spring washers on each pole in a new box then for sure it is not new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    When you get a battery with a shiney top full of scratch marks, less than half capacity and multiple spring washers on each pole in a new box then for sure it is not new.
    Thatís like blaming Tops because you didnít enjoy the Johnny Walker, or TWT because you got a puncture in your new set of Dunlopís.

    Nearly every possible reputable product and brand of just about every consumer product and a few hundred reputable companies sell VIA Takealot.

    Take lot donít actually sell batteries, new, old, good or bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post

    Take lot donít actually sell batteries, new, old, good or bad.
    This looks as if it could be a battery
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    What Fluffy means is that Takealot doesn't supply the battery. They are merely the platform which hosts an independent third party seller.

    Fluffy is saying you should be shaming the actual supplier not Takealot.

    I agree with Ekkekan though that its not acceptable to create the impression of being a new battery only to have a refurbed unit delivered. The only question I have is whether you informed Takealot of the scenario.

    If not how will Takealot ever know to get rid of that Seller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Pint View Post

    If not how will Takealot ever know to get rid of that Seller?
    Checks and balances by them with the pictures and returns is the method to know what action to take. A number of posts here have pointed to the risks when buying a battery.

    In this case the seller removed the item which had quite a bit of stock. Did not pay attention to who the seller was as it was only my 2nd time I used them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    Checks and balances by them with the pictures and returns is the method to know what action to take. A number of posts here have pointed to the risks when buying a battery.

    In this case the seller removed the item which had quite a bit of stock. Did not pay attention to who the seller was as it was only my 2nd time I used them.
    But did you return the item to Takealot?

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    If a supplier has too many returns, returns that TAL must collect and manage, they will remove the product/s, even cancel the seller's account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    This looks as if it could be a battery
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    Sold by Blue Nova - Fulfilled by Takelot.

    It says so on the label.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy View Post
    sold by blue nova - fulfilled by takelot.

    It says so on the label.
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Pint View Post
    But did you return the item to Takealot?
    Yes and then bought a SMF100 which gave me 5 times the capacity of the returned one. At the time we discussed the testing etc. It turned out the figures by the Victron Smart controller showing the dud one was properly charged prior to the load test. At least that's how I thought when the graphic showed the old battery was in float.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    Yes and then bought a SMF100 which gave me 5 times the capacity of the returned one. At the time we discussed the testing etc. It turned out the figures by the Victron Smart controller showing the dud one was properly charged prior to the load test. At least that's how I thought when the graphic showed the old battery was in float.
    So where is the problem?

    You utilized a service that provides a platform for third party sellers. Third party delivered junk, the platform (Takealot) collected the junk and refunded or credited you. It also seems the third party was forced to remove the product.

    I must be a simpleton because I don't see where Takealot screwed up?

    Anyway we are now well off the topic so I'll shut up

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