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Inequality

Everyone knows why there is a disparity between the number of Hot Dogs in the packet and the number of Hot Dog Buns in the Packet.

But why do they make so many battery powered things that take THREE batteries when the batteries come in packs of FOUR
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Re: Inequality

Think positively - after three changes of batteries you'll get one free!
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Re: Inequality

Methinks it is to make you buy 4 of those 3-battery thingies every time. Then you will only need 3 of the 4-battery packs to run all 4 gizmos. What a bargain!
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Re: Inequality

Grasshopper, is the question not why do they sell batteries in four packs when many battery powered things only need three?
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Re: Inequality

It is to encourage you to go to Amazon and buy packs of 24 or more batteries and get them very cheap. Fortunately 24 can be divided by 3 or 4 or 2 so it is compatible with lots of devices.
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Grasshopper, is the question not why do they sell batteries in four packs when many battery powered things only need three?
You have great wisdom "master", but how am I to see in the dark without the right number of batteries for my torch?
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Re: Inequality

The number of batteries needed for a device to work is a technical constraint (multiples of 1.5v).

The number of batteries in a retail pack is an accounting constraint (profit contribution per unit shelf space/volume in shops).

Personally I use re-chargeable batteries for all my devices that take AA/AAA batteries and rarely need to buy a battery.
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...I use re-chargeable batteries for all my devices that take AA/AAA batteries and rarely need to buy a battery.
Try "lamping" an intruder with an AAA torch.
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Try "lamping" an intruder with an AAA torch.
Isn't that what a monopod is for?

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Re: Inequality

In line with above know of a case were two policemen one on only his second night on active duty were apprehending a burglar who was putting up quite a struggle. The experienced police officer shouted to the other "quick use your radio" so the inexperienced policeman did. He clocked the burglar over the head with the radio!
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Try "lamping" an intruder with an AAA torch.
You just get a Toshiba torch that takes their 18v rechargable battery, light like a searchlight and it would make a good club, too.
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You have great wisdom "master", but how am I to see in the dark without the right number of batteries for my torch?
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Re: Inequality

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It is to encourage you to go to Amazon and buy packs of 24 or more batteries and get them very cheap. Fortunately 24 can be divided by 3 or 4 or 2 so it is compatible with lots of devices.
Or packs of 12 from ASDA - still divisible by 6, 4, 3 or 2! The problem still remains that after your third refill of the device that requires 3 batteries, someone comes along with something that only needs two and leaves one lonely battery sat their all by itself (without telling you! )
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Re: Inequality

As you say I usually find there are batteries put safely in a drawer that mysteriously disappear when you go to get them and know one knows anything about them.
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Re: Inequality

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The number of batteries needed for a device to work is a technical constraint (multiples of 1.5v).

The number of batteries in a retail pack is an accounting constraint (profit contribution per unit shelf space/volume in shops).

Personally I use re-chargeable batteries for all my devices that take AA/AAA batteries and rarely need to buy a battery.
My own practice also Peter.
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