Fair enough. $200.00+ each in 2005 for the set. How many batteries in the set?
And please understand that I am not dropping the hammer on your decision toward your choice of batteries! I mean that! I am simply trying to convey that some of us out here haven't retired yet. And if the current government has it's way, maybe we won't be able to.
Point is, there are a whole bunch of us who still want a life for our families. And we are willing to buy "used".
Soooo, there are those who thought they had it all figured out (me), and then got notice that where they worked was going to be closed. The offer was made to keep my job if I wanted to move half way across the state. Not an option for me. I got caught in the middle. Unemployed for almost 2 years.
Enough of that. Getting off topic. But a good example on why someone would not want to run out and buy a couple AGM's (you never said how many you bought in the "set"), when a few phone calls and a small amount of research and legwork can save you the difference. A couple hundred of bucks is a big difference!
Maybe I just got lucky, Ned. I don't know. All I can say I can't see spending the extra on anything more expensive than flooded right now. With a little research into brand, availability, purchase price, warranty, etc...
Much more worth my money than an AGM.