jeff Drew , Dec 07, 1999; 12:00 p.m.
In the less acceptable category, my son returned from Germany with several of the mercury type batteries for my meters. Many are still made & available overseas. The silly part is the packaging, by Varta, is all in English for the US market. Need an excuse to travel? I think my wife would be upset if I were to "go get a battery" and leave her behind, but sacrifices must be made! :-)