I could ship the HBP40 (4.0 AMP EGO BA2240) to the USA for cheaper, even with the currency conversion, than walk into Home Depot, and buy the same battery, and wait for it to ship from Atlanta, GA. I highly doubt there's any form of DRM on these, which means they are easily swappable between the Honda stickered models (in red), and the EGO stickered models (in green). What gives EGO?
Patience may be a virtue on shipping, but I'd gladly ship the Honda Branded ones to my house if there's this much of a discount.http://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-56-Volt-4-0-Ah-Battery-BA2240/205163019
I can clearly see from this particular distributor that they will sell just about any standalone part or battery for less than what it costs in the states. Seems to be plenty others from google.
Ken, your right on the shipping costs, but for what you are spending in either case, I expect most of it is already baked into the price of the good, considering how it's handled at the national level, here in the US. If for whatever reason the shipping magically becomes more than $50.00 per battery, then of course it's a problem, and defeats my question.