Originally Posted by rodsterinfl
Absolutely. Lifelines are good but pricey. Consider this though- Almost 5x the cost $285/Class 24, 12 mth full replacement warranty, five year pro rated warranty, 80 AH.
JC Maxx (Walmart) $94, Two year full replacement guarantee, 92AH
That's OK, they are cheap for a reason. NO ONE gives away resources like lead, just like there are no bargains on gold purchases. Do you have any data on how many of these (more than likely Chinese batteries, like just about everything else from Wal*Mart) have actually lasted more than 2 years.
I see many folks buying batteries there and simple returning them just prior to the expiration of the warranty for replacement after they have failed. Lifelines are expensive because:
• they are built in the USA to the highest quality standards
• other that the lead, the separator materials are much higher quality and thicker than found in other AGM batteries (if they are found at all)
• Lifeline's workers are actually paid a living wage that allow them to be productive members of this country
Need any more reasons? To paraphrase a line from a famous movie: "CHEAP IS AS CHEAP DOES"