> > The local Walmart... well, just no. I'll say that they don't stock them normally (I
> > did look there). In-store pickup would have meant placing an order, waiting for
> > delivery, then going to pick it up. I figured just getting it delivered would be
> > easier way to go.
> > I also checked Staples, where I've purchased watch batteries in the past. Via the
> > site, anyway.
> These guys have been expanding and will probably be near you in a few years if
> they're not there already, they ain't bad. A little overpriced maybe, I haven't
> - Stiletto
Right now they're half an hour away down the highway.
That's actually a distance we're accustomed to driving for something here, though hardly nearby. It's where the "local" malls are. I doubt they'll get any closer in the next decade.
The price per battery is about in line with what I paid, but they sell only 2- and 6-packs. I could probably use a couple more of them, haven't looked at other carts yet, and they offer a discount on that price.
It's still an online order, waiting, and in-store pickup, so probably no better than Walmart.
In any case, the batteries are welded to the contacts in the cartridges, so I needed other tools to change it, starting with the tri-1 screwdriver bit.
Post office does this a few times a year, delivering a notice that they can't deliver something. Usually they claim no one answered the door when they came up to it, didn't knock or ring the bell, and supposedly stood there long enough to wait and then fill out the form.
UPS has at least stopped leaving packages out by the trash.