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A friend of mine recently attended a 'Champaign Lunch', where he was compelled drink as much fizzy stuff as he could between the first and last courses. In an ideal world we'd ask restaurant staff to tell us stories about fatties stuffing themselves at All You Can Eat places, but we recognise that our members don't all work in the catering trade, so for the rest of you - tell us something about abusing freebies. BTW: Bee puns = you fail.

(, Thu 8 Nov 2007, 14:16)
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I get free AA batteries. Many, many free batteries.
I work in musical theatre and the wireless mikes used on stage (if you look closely you see them sticking down their foreheads like a dribble of blood from a headshot) are powered with AA batteries.

Because we can't run the risk of batteries failing halfway through a performance, we use brand new batteries every time. So there's a massive box of AA's backstage with well over half their power remaining.

I have been hoarding them at home. The box is so heavy I can't lift it. I forget why I started collecting them, but now I can't stop. I have a horrible feeling the ones at the bottom have started leaking, and they will all short out and go up in flames as a spontaneous incendiary bomb.

Any suggestions as to use for them? My Wiimotes eat batteries at quite a rate, but I am really collecting thousands of the buggers.
(, Thu 8 Nov 2007, 20:22, 9 replies)
I do much the same working in a similar venue. Knock them out to friends and family works for me. Christmas is a winner.
(, Thu 8 Nov 2007, 21:02, closed)

(, Thu 8 Nov 2007, 21:59, closed)
Send them to b3tans for knock down prices.
Like £2 for 10, we pay postage.
(, Fri 9 Nov 2007, 0:38, closed)
sellotape them together in series as the worlds largest and msot powerful battery snake... leave somewhere shorted and see what happens
(, Fri 9 Nov 2007, 0:45, closed)
Buy an iRiver mp3 player
Or you can just send them to me. I use rechargeables but I cannot possibly be even one second without ROCK!!!
(, Sat 10 Nov 2007, 2:43, closed)
freebie alert
yes i agree, send them to me and then i can post a story on here about how i got 30 AA batteries for free from the internet.
(, Sat 10 Nov 2007, 3:16, closed)
Same here
My old school had loads of AA and 9V batteries that had only been used once.

Oh, and LOTS of those pyrotechnic fireworks :D

Guess where they went?
(, Sat 10 Nov 2007, 11:14, closed)
Wire them all together in parallel to get high load bearing ability and low resistance and run your house with them through an inverter.
(, Sun 11 Nov 2007, 17:02, closed)
I have to say I'm a big fan of Mr Jack's idea =)

(, Mon 12 Nov 2007, 13:31, closed)

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