I found cheapo batteries and chargers LOCALLY, and there actually NOT BAD
first a short story
I have four 3,000 mah packs and a peak charger on the way from ebay.
I paid $45 shipped for all four packs and $50 shipped for the charger
BUT, my problem is "like any big kid" I WANNA PLAY NOW
I called every local hobby shop for a cheap quick fix, average price on a 3000 pack was $60, average price on a 1400 "or some insanly low number" pack was $20
then a cheap charger was $30
so for $50 I could get rolling but man I didnt want to spend $50 on some stuff I just bought and am waiting for.
so then it accured to me "call RADIOSHACK"
and sure enough they had a package deal for a 5hr charger ni-cd or nimh and a battery pack for $30, man $30
so I go up there to pick it up thinking it would be a 1400mah or some again insanly low number and to my suprise it was a 2000mah pack with a charger.
I jumped all over it, and for a couple bucks more you could get the 3000mah pack bundle
here is a link to their website for all the r/c batteries
and here is the exact one I picked up
charger and battery
just thought I would share that for people who need some batts and a charger cheap, or for people who just need a back up system