The in store snow blower comes with two batteries, i know because i purchased one before ordering the 7.5ah one. For the most part any shipped to store or home products have batteries shipped separately. Fun fact, when i returned the 5.0 blower the home depot attendant didnt even bother to look inside, I am an honest person so i returned with the two 5.0 but could have easily swapped with the 2.5 i have, or simply not at all. Just saying, always check the boxes before driving away from the store IMHO. Especially those that look beat up or re taped up. For the price those batteries should really be given to you separately from the unit even in the store so you know they new un tampered with.