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Didn't you know, most rechargeable "D" cells on the market are just "C" cells with larger wrappers? Honest! And 6V "Lantern" batteries are sometimes made with "D" cells instead of the traditional "F" cells, their capacity can vary widely. I saw a "great deal" on some 6V lanterns with batteries, cheaper than just the battery from the same company (different battery though) and called the maker. Sure enough, the "specials" weren't so special, but if you just wanted to stash away a spare lantern...well, they did it for less.
So it could be those guys aren't fitting 10# in a 5# sack, but rather, using the 10# sack whether you bought 5 or 10# in it. Cheaper to order twice as many of just one battery case, probably.
I saw those batteries too, but the business on their web site about this being an AGM battery topped off with gel...uh-uh, don't like that. What on earth is the purpose of that, besides having a patentable novelty to claim is yours exclusively? Doesn't seem like a bad price for a plain AGM battery, but I just worry about counting my fingers after I shake hands with some vendors.
Maybe we need to encourage Sailnet to run product comparisons, so they can supply the goods are Sailnet customers have objective comparison guides.