My most recent batch of 9V batteries is measuring somewhat lower voltage than I am used to out of the box. Some are only 8.9+V. Seems EVERYTHING is getting cheaper these days, including the charge in the danged batteries. Sheesh. So, I have 2 questions: 1) For alkalines, how or where can you source batteries anymore to be sure that the pack does not have a lower level of charge out of the box? Costco and Target seem to be no longer reliable. 2) Is anyone using Li based rechargeables yet? Seems like there are some issues with those that are available. This never used to be much of an issue. Guess one can't take anything for granted.