About two years ago, I put an Optima yellowtop in my car. Yesterday, it completely shat itself in the middle of cranking. I got a jump and it didn’t have even have enough to keep the car running once I put it in gear and tried to start moving. Did some tests and it’s totally ruined.

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Problem is I’ve lost the receipt and have no idea where I bought it from. If I can’t get any money for it, I really don’t want to spend $250 on a battery that will do this to me again. I’m considering just throwing in a duralast gold or something at half the cost.

I never abused it or discharged it fully or left it sitting for more than a few days or anything like that. I hear Optima’s quality went down the shitter a few years ago. Did I get bit by that?