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Old 11-26-2023, 05:57 AM   #21
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Tom, Costco has a great return policy and stand behind their product.
 
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Old 11-26-2023, 06:07 AM   #22
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From the Trojan website - they list these retailers.

Plan A: Continental Battery has two shops in Phoenix (one is in Mesa). They want you to create an account online before they quote prices and availability. Try that first.

Plan B: Take a trip to Eureka Springs Ark or to Branson MO and go to a Battery Outfitters store to buy them. Battery Outfitters have several stores in MO. The second screen shot shows prices for Battery Outfitters Trojan batteries. I would expect Continental Battery to be priced similarly.
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Old 11-26-2023, 10:44 AM   #23
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...I can't find Trojan batteries around here - except maybe a golf shop and they don't list prices...
Try this guy I mentioned before from the Mesa Marketplace. He is pushing Lithium but I bet he still has Trojans. Personally my Costco GC batteries are great.
https://www.thebatteryguy.com/
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Old 11-26-2023, 11:16 AM   #24
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Thanks for the advice guys! I have used the location of the Mesa Continental store, but it was a different company then so didn't contact them. As to Interstate, from what I have heard the warranties are 1 year so even if Costco is great with that, almost every battery will last that long and you are stuck with no warranty. As (I think) I mentioned, almost 2/3 of the reviews were bad on the Costco site for Interstates.
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Old 11-26-2023, 02:28 PM   #25
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Try this link for Trojan batteries. https://www.trojanbattery.com/ You can seach for dealer on their page.
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Old 11-26-2023, 03:31 PM   #26
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If I remember right, the Trojan website points me to 3 golf cart dealers in Mesa, nothing else.
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Thanks for the reply Carl. On some other web sites people have had complaints about the newer Costco 6 volt Interstate batteries not holding up well. I have had good luck with the 12 volts in auto applications but it has been many years since I had a pair of 6 volts. They held up very well back then.
I have a pair of the Costco 6 volts in my 3820FK. One of them just totally died and won't take a charge. The battery date of manufacture is March, 2022. They only have a 1-year warranty. I take good care of them, pull them out in the winter and keep them charged and make sure the electrolyte level is correct.

I decided to switch to Lithiums. Costco sells the Lion Energy 12v's for about $699.
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There used to be a guy at the Mesa Marketplace (I assume you know where it is) that sold batteries. Specifically Trojans at a good price. He would even deliver and install for you. I haven't been there for a couple of years so he may, or may not, still be there.
Mesa Marketplace is located on the north side of Baseline Rd about a 1/4 mile west of Signal Butte Road. Address is 10550 E. Baseline Rd. This is a good time to shop there during snow bird season. Fire station 217 located at the exit driveway of the swap meet, was my last 7 years of 34 total.
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