Amazon has the Sanyo Eneloop 1000 Super Power Pack Storage Case and Charger for $32 + $6 shipping = $38 shipped. Carrying and storage case includes C or D spacers for larger batteries, and comes with 12 AA and 4 AAA Eneloop rechargeable batteries. Charges up to 4 AA or 4 AAA cells.
Retail: $50

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    21st_Hermit Ben's cred: 85
    Posted 10:37 pm PDT 05/21/13

    "$32 + $6 shipping = $28 shipped"

    Well Barbaro, my math says $38?!?

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    Whistler Ben's cred: 264
    Posted 1:11 am PDT 05/22/13

    Yeah, looks like a typo on the price. Also, might be worth checking on whether these are the first- or second-generation Eneloops. Some of the older reviews complain that they're the former, and the case looks like what I got some years ago when these were first out.

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    ConfuciusTse Ben's cred: 0
    Posted 3:07 am PDT 05/22/13

    I got the deal earlier today where it was just under $36 shipped! I also noted the comments about possibly being first generation but they were from two years ago so likely that inventory is gone.

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    jim5k Ben's cred: 33
    Posted 3:29 am PDT 05/22/13

    It definitely shows the first generation (1000 charges). Plus it's from a third party vendor so it might be old stock. Here's the second generation (1500 charges):

    http://www.amazon.com/eneloop-2000mAh-Typical-1900mAh-Position/dp/B005DF4ZVM/

    And the third generation (1800 charges) is just coming out:

    http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-Rechargeable-Batteries-Newest-version-FREE-HOLDER-Rechargeable/dp/B009WW7Z3W

    Still a decent deal, but I'd still pick the second generation for only $3.22 more (at current price of $41.22). Not for the 500 more charges (I'm not going to be near 1000 cycles before they die), but for the newer stock.

    Also note: those older Amazon reviews were complaining that the picture temporarily showed the the 1500 version back in 2011 but they received the 1000 version. Apparently it was corrected by changing the picture to the older one.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3700
    Posted 6:02 am PDT 05/22/13

    First or second generation, either way I doubt most people will actually charge them more than 1000 times, nor is the stock age all that important in my mind because Eneloops are the premium product that is in demand so stock can't be all that old.

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    jim5k Ben's cred: 33
    Posted 8:19 am PDT 05/22/13

    Stock age is a consideration to me because I've had NiMH batteries die in as little as 1-3 years (PowerEx 2700 died at one year, Duracell 2650 died at 3 years). I've had better luck with lower capacity batteries (PowerEx 2300 6 years, Rayovac Hybrid 5 years, and both still going strong). I only recently started using Eneloop so I can't comment on those. Bottom line: NiMH batteries don't last forever. I expect 5 to 10 years out of them, so if this stock is over 2 years old, that's about 1/4 of their useful life. But I don't know how long term storage without use factors in.

    I also see the second generation Super Power Pack is out of stock again. Here is the kit I bought, which is a reasonably priced alternative (at least when the Super Power Pack is $50):

    www.amazon.com/Eneloop-Charger-Rechargeable-Batteries-Plus-Adpater/dp/B00B51D6NQ

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3700
    Posted 10:58 am PDT 05/22/13

    ^ They're not going to be more than a couple months old, high volume merchants like Amazon would have no reason to sit on old stock while selling new stock.

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    jim5k Ben's cred: 33
    Posted 11:26 am PDT 05/22/13

    But it wasn't Amazon. It was from a third party seller with limited stock. I'd be surprised if Sanyo/Panasonic is still making first generation cells. I say they're old (2011). The Eneloop website doesn't even list 1500 cycle cells under "products" anymore. I read this as they are only making the new 1800 cycle cells now (plus they referenced the 1500 cycle cells as "old Eneloop" on one page).

    NLee the Engineer says there is a date code stamped on the batteries. I checked the ones I bought a couple of months ago (second generation). They say "12-10-L". I read that as Oct. 2012.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3700
    Posted 12:21 pm PDT 05/22/13

    ^ AFAIK it was thru Amazon then when Amazon sold out the 3rd party listing became prominent.

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    Whistler Ben's cred: 264
    Posted 3:16 pm PDT 05/22/13

    It may not matter all that much, depending on how you intend to use these. But I'd be less concerned about age if they were being sold by Amazon. I'd expect Amazon to clearly state the specs and to be good about accepting returns. For all anyone knows, a third party could have gotten a deal on old stock and decided to try to move it with a promotion like this. Of course, you can always e-mail the seller and ask for details, if age and generation are important to you. My feeling is that if you want the latest and greatest, hold out. This is an OK deal but nothing all that stellar.

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    jim5k Ben's cred: 33
    Posted 3:23 pm PDT 05/22/13

    I can't say if the original deal was through Amazon, but the first listing I saw on Ben's had shipping charges. Amazon doesn't have shipping charges. Even orders "fulfilled by Amazon" qualify for free shipping.

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