5 ah battery with fuel gauge now at Home Depot...

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Looks like it's $30 more than the non-fuel gauge version. 

https://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-56-Volt-G3-2P-5-0-Ah-Battery-BA2800T/308667787


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More odd pricing
Only $5 more on the 2.5 Ah
Maybe the price will come down once the old inventory is gone.
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Yeah, you think more cells to keep track of so more circuitry so it should go up a bit more than the 2.5 ah battery, but maybe only double, $10, not 6 times.
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Having a fuel gauge is nice, but not a necessity for me, especially at that price.
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As long as they keep coming out with great tools I may never buy a stand alone battery, so not a big concern for me.  The kits have been an affordable way to stock up on batteries.
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Batteries are supposed to be getting cheaper. Actually, lithium battery cells ARE getting cheaper, and have been, very predictably, for the last decade or so. Disappointing to see this 7.3% increase. At the very least I’d expect to see small improvements like these come in at the same price.
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agree.  The Ego battery prices have come down a bit over time if my memory is correct.  But this is a step in the wrong direction pricing wise.
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The new 2.5Ah BA1400T battery is live on HD.ca for the amazing low price of...

Two hundred and seventy six dollars! Only 85% more than the US price of $149:

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ego-...
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YIKES !
Exchange rate says $200.  What is the extra $76 for ??
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HD Canada do that because... then they can put it on sale for $50 off, and still make great margins......... great for HD shareholders.
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They had a deal a few years ago where are you got a free 2Ah battery with certain tool kits, but I’ve never seen Home Depot Canada have a sale price on an Ego battery.
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Even better for the HD shareholders
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I'm also waiting if there is another free 2Ah battery promo this year, hopefully my wish will come true.
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That could be a nice goodwill promotion to unload the lld 2.5 Zh batteries without fuel gauge.
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That’s what I thought they were doing giving away the 2Ah batteries when the 2.5Ah model came out, which would make sense. But years later the 2Ah battery is still available, as is the 4Ah.

When one of the most important issues of carrying product is retail shelf space, this approach of holding on to legacy models doesn’t make much sense. There must be some good margins on the older batteries.
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I see RCPW has the 7.5 ah with fuel gauge available for pre-order now.

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Ill take out a personal loan, then when the 10ah is released I'll probably have to take out a second mortgage. Ha
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LOL. Hey, at least they have it discounted $30 for the preorder.
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Erik, your third and fourth mortgage will get you a 7.5Ah battery in Canada:

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ego-...
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No way it's worth that; I'll stick with mine w/o fuel gauge. I never look at it anyway.
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Our dealer pricing for batteries went up again this year (they just increased last fall as well). Recommended sale price for the 7.5Ah is now $349.99 and the new 10.0Ah is $449.99.

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@William - same. I run my batteries until they're dead. Only time I look at them is when the red light comes on and it's time to charge!

FYI, you're going to see a lot of the batteries over 300 watt hours (7.5Ah and 10.0Ah) skyrocket in price online because the DOT and carriers are cracking down on 49CFR Class 9 battery shipments not being declared as dangerous goods.

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