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Unread 06-11-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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Walmart no longer pro rates batteries??? Rant

I purchased a medium sized Everstart 61 battery on 5/14/12 and this weekend (6/8/13) the battery was dead and wouldn't take a charge. Took the battery back to Walmart and they said the warranty had expired and that's that. No exchange, no pro rate, no discount, nothing! I understand that the battery is out of warranty but I still feel bitter. The battery Lasted one year and 24 days.


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Unread 06-11-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
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Wow, buy a duralast gold. 2 year pro rated and 3 year free replacement. Sucks that wal mart did that. I figure any battery has at least a 2 year warranty or some sort.
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Unread 06-11-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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Unread 06-11-2013, 01:13 PM   #4
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Around here it seems Walmart got out of the auto biz and is turning their shops over to jiffy lube. So it would not surprise me the rules changed.
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Unread 06-11-2013, 01:21 PM   #5
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Walmart sucks I try to spend as little of my money there as possible.
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Unread 06-11-2013, 01:21 PM   #6
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Go Diehard Platinum and forget about it.
4 year free replacement and 100 month prorated after that.

http://www.diehard.com/products/automotive
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Unread 06-11-2013, 03:10 PM   #7
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Buy an Autocraft Gold battery from Advance Auto... 3 yr free replacement 5 yr prorated after that. Buy it online and use the code "trt41" at check-out to get $40 off of $100. Plus they will install it for free if you are feeling lazy.
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Unread 06-11-2013, 05:25 PM   #8
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Walmart sucks I try to spend as little of my money there as possible.
Same here!
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Unread 06-11-2013, 10:15 PM   #9
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Unread 06-12-2013, 05:36 AM   #10
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Buy cheap, get cheap!

a dead giveaway would have been the 12 month warranty when so many 2-3 yr ones are out there.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 05:54 AM   #11
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Buy an Autocraft Gold battery from Advance Auto... 3 yr free replacement 5 yr prorated after that. Buy it online and use the code "trt41" at check-out to get $40 off of $100. Plus they will install it for free if you are feeling lazy.
dang wish i had one close to me in dallas. The closet is 90 miles. Thats a great deal with the $40 off and free in store pickup and install.
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Unread 06-15-2013, 05:29 PM   #12
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I understand being upset that your battery only lasted 13 months but why are you upset that the store won't replace the battery when the 12 month warranty you bought expired before the battery died?

You bought a 12 month warranty and the store honored that 12 month warranty.
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Unread 06-15-2013, 07:28 PM   #13
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Longest lasting batter I ever had was an Interstate dep cycle with the flooded wet cells, none of this new sealed crap. You had to top up the water every so often, but it lasted 13 years!
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Unread 06-16-2013, 10:02 AM   #14
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12 month warranty?, I agree that you got your moneys worth, just like most new cars with the 3/36 warranty, something is sure to go wrong with the car a day after the warranty expires.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 09:39 PM   #15
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Don't worry about what sticker is on the battery there are two major builders of batteries johnson control and exide. Exide batteries are hit and miss johnson contoles makes a much better quality battery. Just a few batteries johnson control makes are optima, orielys, toyota, interstate, die hard and les schawb. All are the same battery with different stickers
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