Leaf Blower Battery

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Can someone please tell me how a replacement battery for the backpack leaf blower that's a little over a year old, costs almost the same amount of money as a brand new one?
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A replacement battery is a brand new battery. What exactly are you asking?
Did your battery fail? If so, it has a 3 year warranty and you should call EGO CS and start a warranty claim with them. 
They can be reached at 1-855-EGO-5656 (1-855-346-5656) from 8:30AM - 8:00PM EST (Monday - Friday) & 10:00AM - 6:00PM EST (Saturday & Sunday).
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Thanks Mike
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An item assembled of the individual parts will always cost more than the full package price...and like Mike said...you should be covered under your battery warranty 
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Lon -- While your battery IS currently under warranty, it will NOT be someday. At that point, your concern will be a valid one. The cost disparity will come into play. It is doubtful EGO is losing money on a NEW backpack leaf blower unit which includes a battery and charger. So, you are quite correct in asking why a new battery costs almost as much as a whole new unit with battery. It seems that after EGO has hooked us with a new unit, they can stick it to us with the cost of replacement batteries.

A backpack blower with 5.0 Ah battery and charger is 259 and a new battery is 249, while the blower with a 7.5 Ah battery and charger is 399 and a new battery is 349. A backpack blower tool ONLY is 149. Given the price of a backpack blower with a 7.5 Ah battery, a replacement battery should cost 250 minus the price of a charger (119 or 79). That brings a new battery cost well under 200.

I would like to understand the EGO pricing structure as well. Thank you for asking the question.
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It's very common in the cordless power tool world for the individual battery to be heavily marked up in price.

When needing a new battery, it's often cheapest, to wait for a promo to buy a kit and then sell the bare tools ;). Sometimes it's even cheaper to buy a kit just for the batteries alone!
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And when you buy a kit of 4 hand tools and 2 batteries it is even cheaper.  Buying more than one item creates a discount. 
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Yup. I had to replace a battery for my cordless drill and it was cheaper to buy a new drill with battery and charger than just buying a battery. I mean the entire kit was less than the price of just a battery. Wild.