Is there a market for a used 12v Prius battery or just scrap it?

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  1. Alphawolf

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    I have a 2 year old Optima Yellow top battery that was in my 2010 Prius I no longer have. I have no use for it but it's still under original warranty and I wondered if there is any market for used batteries? I've never in my life bought a used battery, but then this is a $237 battery so I do not know. Thoughts?
     
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    craigslist?
     
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    Facebook Marketplace is good, too. I wouldn't hesitate to pay about $75-100 if I needed it.
     
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    Probably need to be in northern Utah too:p.
     
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    Savvy buyers would show up with something like a Solar BA5, for testing. As a seller, if you posted a pic with the battery hooked up to such a device, displaying the Cold Cranking Amps and verdict, might move faster. Who knows.
     
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    It’s not a Prius battery per se, rather a 12V battery with a certain CCA rating that fits your car. I would buy one if it was cheap. Thing is even if you want to recoup 50% of the price you paid, it’s still going to be $100. Most new 12v batteries sell for $50-100.
     
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    New compatible batteries are more like $150~250.
     
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