Who Makes Sam's Club's "Member's Mark" Batteries?

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  1. Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee

    Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee Straight Awesome

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    I was just in Sam's Club buying some office supplies. Included in my needs were AA Batteries. Sams's offered 24 Energizer batteries for $10.00, and 48 Member's Mark batteries for $11.00 (essentially... obviously not on the mark exactly price wise - was a dollar's difference).

    I know that a major manufacturer makes them... I'm just not sure which one. Any ideas?
  2. Nautica

    Nautica Probably a Dual

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    It should say on the packaging...
  3. Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee

    Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee Straight Awesome

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    Nope. It says "Distributed by Sam's, Bentonville AR" ETc. Nothing about the maker, just country of origin - the USA.
  4. Sean the Puritan

    Sean the Puritan Endut! Hoch Hech!

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    Who cares? Even if they are only a little better than half as good as the name brand, it's still a good deal.
  5. Zombie

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    And odds are they are just as good as the name brand.

    Snatch them up and give them a try. If they suck well it's no big deal.
  6. Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee

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    I already bought them. I know it's a good deal.

    I just want to know who makes them! I'm curious!
  7. Parallaxis

    Parallaxis Reformed Troll - Mostly

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    Why not give us a little experiment ?

    Hook up your Sam's battery and an Energizer battery each to a little lamp or something and tell us which goes dead first.
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    AlphaMan The North Remembers...

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    I don't buy batteries from anyone else but Sam's Club. If I run out of AAA's for the remote, I'll go to Sam's and buy the 48 pack of AA/AAA combo. I know I'll use them eventually. I've never seen the Member's Mark batteries there, though. I'll keep an eye out for them...
  9. Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee

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    I've never seen the 48 pack AA/AAA combo.

    I will look for this, grasshopper.

    Still wondering who makes Sam's Club brand batteries!
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    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    I haven't bought AA batteries (or 9-volts, for that matter) in years.

    When the batteries that power my wireless microphone transmitters at work lose enough of a charge that they won't power the units, they still have enough juice to power a teevee or dvd remote for months.

    I will admit to not always using the "dead" batteries, though. :soholy:
  12. Powaqqatsi

    Powaqqatsi Haters gonna hate.

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    Assuming there's no value in not having to change them as often. Or in not having to carry extra batteries if it's for a device that you take out somewhere.
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    Tamar Garish Wanna Snuggle? Deceased Member

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    I have no way of knowing if this is true, but it is a post I found on a Tech BBS:

    Hmmm.

    Source.

    Hmm...given that it surely is possible that Member's Mark could be a duracell battery with the MM logo on it. :chris: