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Considering the costs of shipping lead around, I think my choices would be highly influenced by the choice of who has a local distributor, so I'm buying "shipping" by the truckload rate rather than the residential delivery rate.
And, by reputation and warranty as well. I tend to prefer dealing with "known" vendors, and I'll pay a bit more for reputation when it is something that I can't really be sure of--like, which battery claims will be true.
But the more I learn about batteries, the more I'm starting to appreciate that they are less alike than it might seem. And some of these folks selling at higher prices--seem to have products that might be worth it.
Northstar? Dunno, never heard of them before today. We need more gummint test funding to do some more "deep cycle till it dies" comparative testing. Get working on the grant proposal, will ya?