I just sent my son to get me some AA Duracell alkalines from the neighbourhood camera shop but they told him that they don't stock Duracells anymore because they are no longer "good" - a term which in my language can refer either to performance or to reliability, or both. They offered another brand. I seldom have a need for alkaline batteries for any purpose, so I don't really know what to make of this claim. If it makes any difference, I live in India and the Duracells we get here are made in China. Can anyone enlighten me?