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Old Jan 16, 2002, 12:43 PM
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Qualcomm 830's price just went up!

I emailed Mark Hackett to get more qc830's and he replied saying that he ran out and had to get more and the cost went up. Now the price for 10 is $32. Anybody know of another source?
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Old Jan 16, 2002, 01:24 PM
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I also emailed Mark and your quote isn't quite right: now 5 packs + charger will be $ 32,- and 10 packs + charger is $ 40,- Still a very good deal I think. Don't be too nervous with those Lions...!
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Old Jan 16, 2002, 01:29 PM
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My quote is 100% accurate: 10 packs for $32.
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Old Jan 16, 2002, 01:46 PM
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Then Mark maybe confused. My (his) quote is with shipping included!
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Old Jan 16, 2002, 01:47 PM
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Those batteries seem interesting....hmm..

Can you post the URL/email address where i could get some info and/or possibly order them?
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Old Jan 16, 2002, 02:23 PM
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Even at $3.20 a pack, the 830s are still great bargains for what they offer. The only other readily available surplus cells I've seen that come anywhere near matching their combination of performance and weight are the Neopoint 600s, which are a little smaller and lighter with a little less capacity and a slightly higher price. The larger Li-ion packs are a full ounce heavier, and when you can get >45 minutes flight with the 830s, adding weight to get even longer duration is a case of diminishing returns. The 830s are just about ideal for any GWS IPS-powered aircraft. Quite honestly, if I didn't already have some, I'd buy them real fast before the surplus dries up completely.
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Old Jan 16, 2002, 03:49 PM
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Correct Harm, he quotes prices with shipping included.
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Old Jan 16, 2002, 04:01 PM
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$3.20 a pack?

The closest replacement for DX-A drive planes (weight wise) is a 7x380 mAh 2/3AAA NiMh (a couple grams difference). That costs $12-16 depending on where you buy the batteries and if they're assembled or loose.

So let's see, "Should I get 830mAh @ $3.20 a pack or less than half the capacity at 4 times the price?"

Is this a trick question?

We all must remember that these are surplus cells. That means that they are either over runs, discontinued or failed QC, and that once they are gone, they're gone. As the supply dwindles, the price will likely go up (Economics 101).
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