Is This For Real?

Mike-Carter

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I've recovered from a very serious shock. Upon investigating batteries etc for my A-Class I went to Euro Car Sharks, come on, £429.99 for a battery???????????/ /WTF?, oh, they allow you to use a code which brings it down to a stupidly overpriced £279.49. What planet are they on and what planet do they think we're on. The battery in question is an
Exide AGM 096

This I can get on ebay for £115.
I'll never use ECP ever again as some years ago they specified a wrong oil for my car, sent me wrong size wiper blades and on another occasion listed an incorrect oil filter for a Seat Mii I had.
 
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Tayna Batteries are very good price & service. Several on here used them on line.
 

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This inspires me to bypass every MB dealer, I can wipe my own arse without MB smiling at me whilst relieving of some serious pound notes. To hell with them.
Try MB Grangemouth (seriously!).
Mention the forum as they do discounts and £5 delivery.

Also look at Tayna. Great service and quick delivery. An Exide battery will be under £100 + delivery.
 

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I fitted largest (size- and capacity-wise) available battery for this car, VARTA Silver Dynamic (from Tayna, as above) almost three years ago - £82 delivered.
 

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Blimey, batteries have certainly gone up in price.....Must be the result of Covid-19 :rolleyes:
Wonder just how much everything will price hike after lockdown ends :eek:
 
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I fitted largest (size- and capacity-wise) available battery for this car, VARTA Silver Dynamic (from Tayna, as above) almost three years ago - £82 delivered.

Try MB Grangemouth (seriously!).
Mention the forum as they do discounts and £5 delivery.

Also look at Tayna. Great service and quick delivery. An Exide battery will be under £100 + delivery.

Thanks fellers, I do believe I have found the fault thanks to Forrea.
See link. This is what my car does.

 

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Useful fella that forrea. Followed him for a long time ref my a class, Bert Rowe also very useful Google that.
 
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I've recovered from a very serious shock. Upon investigating batteries etc for my A-Class I went to Euro Car Sharks, come on, £429.99 for a battery???????????/ /WTF?, oh, they allow you to use a code which brings it down to a stupidly overpriced £279.49. What planet are they on and what planet do they think we're on. The battery in question is an
Exide AGM 096

This I can get on ebay for £115.
I'll never use ECP ever again as some years ago they specified a wrong oil for my car, sent me wrong size wiper blades and on another occasion listed an incorrect oil filter for a Seat Mii I had.

£115.00 - you paid too much! https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/exide/ek700/
 
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Wave as you drive passed ... ;)

Where are you getting it done?
I did but you must have had your back turned. Where??? Well I ain't too sure, I just typed in the postcode and there I was.:D:D
 

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Exide are a recognised brand...
Been around for donkeys years.
 
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Exide are a recognised brand...
Been around for donkeys years.
Yeah, I know. I've been on wheels since 1976, Exide, Ferodo, Mintex, Unipart, (never liked Ford's Motorcraft stuff. Never bought Mickey Mouse stuff.
More likely to be stood in the queue to get into ASDA ;)


What was the name of the garage? :rolleyes:
Distinct Motors, Park Road Bury.
 

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Yeah, I know. I've been on wheels since 1976, Exide, Ferodo, Mintex, Unipart, (never liked Ford's Motorcraft stuff. Never bought Mickey Mouse stuff.

Distinct Motors, Park Road Bury.

Not somewhere I've heard of .... but having Googled them, they're not far from a place I sometimes use for MOTs
 

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