Differences between 5Ah battery supplied with the tool vs the 5Ah battery purchased separately?

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Is there a difference between the 5Ah battery supplied with the tool vs the 5Ah battery purchased separately. The price for the single battery looks to be the same as the cost of buying a tool in a kit which includes the battery and charger.  Example:

 https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ego-650cfm-handheld-leaf-blower-kit-5-0-ah-battery-and-charger-incl...    

vs.  

 https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ego-56v-arc-li-ion-5-0ah-battery-with-fuel-gauge-for-all-ego-power-...
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No difference other than price. Kit prices are always the best it seems regardless of brand of tool. 
The only thing you might see right now is whether the tool comes with Gen 2 (simple fuel gauge) or Gen 3 (multi segment fuel gauge) battery. But, still the same battery whether with tool or stand alone.
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As Mike mentions, really look at the kits (tool + batter) as it's a better deal than the bare tool or battery-only purchases. It's extremely rare to see the batteries themselves go on sale at a discounted price. Not sure why the batteries are insanely priced so high but most of us that prefer EGO's products have learned to accept it. 
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Like - That is a really good price if you got it for $348.00 as it has been going up and down from $398.00. Its a great package and yes - you should have received the Gen 3 battery with ( multi segment fuel gauge ) The 5 amp regular battery alone is listed at $298.00 and the Gen 3 battery is at $359.00. Batteries alone are formidable to buy - its best to look the the kits as they are the best deals. Good choice - Hope you enjoy. 
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Thanks for the replies guys. I was trying to understand Ego’s logic on pricing. It seems unless you have enough batteries as backup, it’s best to just go ahead and buy the kit and get a free tool plus charger.
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that is correct sir
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" I was trying to understand Ego’s logic on pricing". You are not alone! It is without logic.

When I purchased my Powerhead + Edger attachment together, it was $129, and the Powerhead alone was priced at $149. Neither included a battery. Go figure.
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Powerhead and edger attachment an all time great purchase.