Thanks for the link. I always thought they took very little charge though. I still can't see them over the 1,000 charges for the rechargeables, but that's a great way to get more uses out of them for sure!Alkaline batteries CAN be recharged 20-30 times. In fact, here's a super deal on an Alkaline specific recharger -Expires 12/01/10. (Note: Never use a NiCad recharger on Alkaline batteries. The current is too high and the shut off sensor won't function.)
I'd be thrilled over a sale on rechargeables but batteries that get used once and thrown away just doesn't fit my mindset. There's no way to store (or afford!) a true long term supply of them.
I am sure you heard of Eneloops already. But if not(or anyone else didn't know), they low discharge rechargable batteries. In otherwords, charge them once and it will still work with (theoretical) 70% charge even after 3 years of storage. Charge lasts a long time I can tell you. I keep these in my preps and BOB and just charge them up as I would normally rotate batts. I keep a few duracells just in case though. Good for charge and store though. With a portable charger or solar charger, this is my option of choice.Solar chargers are inexpensive and portable.