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These are counterfeit and/or gray market
November 19, 2016
These batteries are counterfeits worst case, or gray market best case. I got 6 packages of 4 batteries instead of the single 24-pack pictured. And the packages say "Alkaline Batteries", and do not say Duracell on them anywhere. If you google for "duracell fake" or "duracell counterfeit", there are lots of pages and YouTube videos showing the differences.
The batteries themselves say Duracell, so it's possible they were bought in bulk and repacked or something, but either way, something is not right with this. They are not the same as if I went to a local store and bought them. They work, but I wonder what else is wrong with them, like maybe they don't have the same lifespan or mAH of regular Duracell batteries.
Ordinarily I wouldn't be too concerned, but this in case I specifically paid for the Duracell name brand batteries because I wasn't impressed with the lifespan of the Amazon Basics AA batteries, so I bought these expecting them to be legit, and they are definitely not.