A friend of mine uses batteries for his PV system that Telstra get rid of. Apparently due to their safety/maintenance schedule, they dont allow them to get anywhere near their used by date before they are replaced. Not sure how they get rid of them, aution maybe? But he gets them VERY cheap and he said they are really good quality. Just a thought anyhow! Good luck!
I bought two from Diggers several years ago…they were so sick looking after they reached my place (WA) and they died several weeks later. I complained to Diggers and the sent another two out…same result. I gave up and waited another year before feeling optomistic and trying again. They are still alive, and have definitely grown, but far from what I would say is a thriving plant for well over a years growth…hoping they do something special this summer. I am keen for my first cup of tea, but may have to wait a little longer!
I can help you with getting a great supply of NZ Whites for breeding. I’ve got some does which I breed for meat and am really happy with the outcome. I am in Serpentine, so let me know if you need any help/contacts.