How do they prorate batteries? - Team Camaro Tech
Bench Racing Stories, cruising and more.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 07, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Bryan
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 384
Question How do they prorate batteries?

I just came back from Walmart after exchanging my dead battery. I bought it new on 9/10/03. It had a three year free replacement, and a nine year warranty. They gave me a $19.50 credit. The first battery was $58.84 and had gone up to $62.28 today. How in the heck did I only get about a third of the credit when it's about 3.5 years into a 9 year warranty? I questioned the lady behind the counter, but it just calculated it for her at the register. Anyone have any clues?

1968 Camaro, 383 with Dart Pro 1 aluminum heads and roller cam, Holley 4160 750 cfm carb, 4-speed M21 Muncie, 3.73 12-bolt Eaton posi differential.

Bryan's Camaro
Bry68 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 07, 05:46 PM
Senior Tech
Paul
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,194
Re: How do they prorate batteries?

A 9 year warranty seems like a long time, i change mine out every 3 to 5 years, thats about as long as they last for me. Im not sure about the prorating.
1969 RS/SS DROPTOP is online now  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 07, 05:47 PM
Senior Tech
bill
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: new jersey
Posts: 601
Re: How do they prorate batteries?

well you used the battery for 3 years out of 9 so thats 1/3. thats what you got off or credited of.
jaguareats is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 07, 05:54 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Steve
 
thewebb1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Fergus,Ontario,Canada
Posts: 834
Re: How do they prorate batteries?

He should have got 2 thirds of $62.38 plus tax credit for the unused portion

67 Camaro RS350SS (already restored) 68Convertible(future project)
68 Coupe(restoring)On hold Gave to friend.
67 Convertible (restoring)
67 Coupe(parts car for now)
72 Chevelle Malibu
2-69 Jaguar xke roadsters (appeasing the wife)

http://www.camaros.net/forums/members/9169-thewebb1-albums-1967-rs-ss-camaro.html
thewebb1 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 07, 10:20 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Sunny So. Cal
Posts: 3,064
Re: How do they prorate batteries?

It doesn't sound right to me. You should be getting back 2/3's of the original cost which would be around $40.00. I would go back and deal with a manager who knows what they are doing.

I wouldn't buy another battery from Wal-Mart in the future. I get my batteries from Costco. They also have a 3 year free replacement policy on their 10 year batteries. They have never given me any problems on returning a battery that has failed under warranty.

67 RS Camaro 327/ 350 Holley 650cfm > Edelbrock Performer Intake > Pertronix Ignition > Accel Super Stock Coil and Wires > Hedman Hedders > Hotchkis Performance Springs > 15" Rallys all around

Camaro buds until the end!!!
Camaro Dave is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 07, 10:31 PM
Senior Tech
mike
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: west jordan utah
Posts: 1,868
Re: How do they prorate batteries?

I know your pain..........I brought back a battery to Wallmart did not last very long, and they had no clue on how to prorate the dam thing. I went through 3 different people, none who had a clue, and finally had to go to one of the main managers for a decision. It took me about a hour for this process, and after I pointed this major delay, and lack of service out to him, he just gave me a new battery no prorate. It just boils down to employees who have no experience, and float from job to job with no desire to learn. Seems to me they owe you more than the 1/3, and bring up the fact they made you have to come back to get it. I am not vendor bashing, but my luck at Wallmart has been poor at best.

nikkisdad is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
interesting way to revive Nicad batteries. clill Bench Racing 31 Dec 24th, 06 08:03 AM
Odyssey Batteries? BERRY251 Electrical & Wiring 6 Oct 20th, 06 09:46 PM
holy boiling batteries Batman !! 69z302 Electrical & Wiring 3 Jun 8th, 06 05:26 AM
Replacing Batteries Rons68 Bench Racing 20 Feb 9th, 06 09:41 AM
Batter in trunk - 2 dead batteries in 2.5 years Robert Stacho Electrical & Wiring 9 Jul 6th, 01 07:38 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome