Can anyone remember when it was possible to buy a vehicle battery from a well know high street store (still thriving) which came in the form of a "kit" consisting of the battery itself with no electrolyte, together with separate bottle(s) of electrolyte? You had to add the electrolyte at home and then carefully charge the battery to precise instructions. The idea was to ensure that your battery was "factory fresh" with no dodgy usage history prior to you buying it. (Something that still worries me today). The reason I ask is that my son thinks I imagined this and that I am showing the first signs of old age. Is he right?