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Old     (QuickVR4)      Join Date: May 2012       05-03-2019, 5:32 AM Reply   
Hey guys,

I ordered a new Optima Blue Top battery for my 12 SANTE 210 which was going to be my starting battery for the season. Upon arrival, I realized the battery was damaged in shipping (see pics). The dealer of course said I could return or keep for $50 which is their scrap price. He said as long as I could store it in a waterproof container there should be no ill effects. Looking at the pics, would you guys agree with this suggestion? $50 is a lot better than $275, but I also want a battery that performs correctly and not risk damaging my boat if it started to leak when charging.

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Old     (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-03-2019, 11:51 AM Reply   
Nope, nope nope! Id get a new one shipped and let the shipper work it it out with the carrier.
Old     (bass10after)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-05-2019, 8:07 AM Reply   
Kinda defeats the purpose of a sealed battery in the first place... that’s a no for me
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-05-2019, 3:01 PM Reply   
Option #1 Battery Recycle
Option 2,3,4,5 Please see option #1

Charge that thing and see what AGM paste is like!!! I’m just kidding don’t do that. $hit is nasty and corrosive
Old     (QuickVR4)      Join Date: May 2012       05-06-2019, 6:34 AM Reply   
Thanks guys!!!! I agreed with you all once I thought it over a little bit and your responses just reinforce that decision. There is no telling what would happen after that thing was drained and strapped to a charger!!!! Not much on science experiments inside my boat...I have enough of those when people drop food in my boat without me knowing it until a week
Old     (optimajim)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-06-2019, 2:39 PM Reply   
I'd very much like to see the box/packaging your battery was shipped in and the name/location of the retailer who sold it to you and extended that offer to you. Please email the information to with attention to Optima Jim and please recycle that battery. Thanks!

Jim McIlvaine
eCare Manager, OPTIMA Batteries


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