After the rush to purchase generators, flashlights and other gadgets to weather the state’s latest winter blast, the batteries to power them might be hard to find.
But retailer Brandon Boozer said he has a never-ending supply, and he’ll keep his three Oklahoma City Batteries Plus stores open to sell them as long as customers keep walking in the door.
"We want to make sure we have what people need when they need it,” Boozer said early Thursday afternoon, after a busy Wednesday helping customers prepare for the city’s latest round of ice and snow. And like many residents who still remember the crippling ice storm in 2007, Boozer hasn’t forgotten what people need when the power goes out.
During that devastating ice storm, his stores didn’t run out of stock, and to repeat that effort, three pallets of additional inventory are headed from the store’s home base in Wisconsin.
Boozer said the biggest demand has been for flashlights and flashlight batteries, lanterns and generator batteries.
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