Rapid Charger on Kits ?

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So I've come to love EGO products, and after purchasing the powerload trimmer and powerhead edger, I am looking for a leaf blower (currently thinking about 530 & 580)

I have noticed the kits with the 5.0 come with a regular charger as opposed to kit with 7.5 which comes with the rapid charger.

Just wondering why Ego doesn't upgrade the 5.0 kits with the faster charger as well since based on Home Depot pricing, it's only a $30 price difference.
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It's because people complain about everything one way or another. Plus sticker price is all that people will look at in the store to determine if they buy Ryobi garbage or quality ego stuff. They don't care about fast chargers. They care about that stuff later when they get more tools.
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The battery prices are not insane. Do the math on cell cost. I can find one cell for about 5.00 each. So 28 of them is 140.00 add other battery part cost, product liability insurance ect. And 230 for a 5 ah battery is pretty stinking reasonable. Keep in mind the size of the batteries. The technology and the profits they must have. We are lucky they aren't more expensive.

However they could have used garbage cells in their batteries and then we would be complaining about our batteries over heating and dying fast.

Look at the prices of Makita and Milwaukee outdoor power equipment and DeWalt. Give me a break. This is free comprared to those tools.