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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:38 am

And what group 20 years ago are you referring to?

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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:30 pm

powersurge wrote:... The only logical transaction is for the Leaf driver to BUY the battery, and then FINANCE the cost of the battery.


Does anyone know if there's a lender that would finance a battery?

I would presume the battery would need to come with a warranty for at least the same amount of years as the loan, and the car would have to have full coverage insurance, and that the lender would have to be placed as a leinholder on the title.
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:03 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:Lets go back about 20 years. There is no way a company would spend Billions to warehouse products (sometimes for years) just to repackage them and ship them all over the World knowing the profits on each package would be a few cents each...


Sears catalog. Sears was badly mismanaged, or Amazon would be a footnote in history.
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:07 pm

WetEV wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:Lets go back about 20 years. There is no way a company would spend Billions to warehouse products (sometimes for years) just to repackage them and ship them all over the World knowing the profits on each package would be a few cents each...


Sears catalog. Sears was badly mismanaged, or Amazon would be a footnote in history.


Sears was mismanaged from the ground up in nearly every aspect of their operation. I am amazed they have lasted this long.
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:11 pm

WetEV wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:Sears catalog. Sears was badly mismanaged, or Amazon would be a footnote in history.


Funny, a business that been around for 125 years is badly mismanaged.
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:21 pm

bowthom wrote:
WetEV wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:Sears catalog. Sears was badly mismanaged, or Amazon would be a footnote in history.


Funny, a business that been around for 125 years is badly mismanaged.

Sears was a soundly run company until the 1980's when the management screwed around with the business model trying to bring it upscale and bought KMart for the low end of the market. They never recovered from that. Sears Roebuck was the original Mail order company that sold anything and everything (including kits for building an entire house). It was the Amazon of its day.
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:04 am

bowthom wrote:
WetEV wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:Sears catalog. Sears was badly mismanaged, or Amazon would be a footnote in history.


Funny, a business that been around for 125 years is badly mismanaged.


That is how it "normally" goes. Sears was very much like the auto industry. They made promises to their employees that they could not keep. Competition forced them to be more competitive. Realize there was a time not so long ago (during MY lifetime) where Sears was almost the ONLY place to shop for a lot of America. So they negotiated, forced, or used employee attrition to get their way.

This caused more than a bit of a rebellion. I saw way too much "not my department" back biting there.
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:33 am

evordie wrote:Anyone seen this?

Warrants a new thread.
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:41 am

This seems wonderful... BUT we do not know WHAT was done, and whether the effect is temporary.

I remember that you could rejuvenate NiCad batteries by shocking them with higher voltage and amperage... But I do not know how long that "hack" worked....

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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:18 am

evordie wrote:Well, according to their replies (posted yesterday), it is not a temporary push-up: the process "will give you your typical 12 bars of life".
Man, this would help many people, if price is fine.


Does it work in Missouri?

I've found (basically by accident) a method to trick the car (a 2014 LEAF) into thinking it had like new battery capacity, just by driving and charging. However, the amount of power the battery takes from LBW to 100% doesn't change... So I don't think the increase is real.

As for this, show me.
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