| Battery packs are not an item where I'm looking to save money.
Then I'm willing to sell you some high quality batteries! They'll be
expensive, but they'll be worth it!
(Of course, I'll buy them from cheapbatterypacks.com, test them, then
sell them to you at a 100% markup.)
Seriously, I've found the batteries I've bought from cbp to work very
well. Of course, I can say the same for anybody I've bought new
batteries from -- I've never had any problems with new batteries, no
matter where I've gotten them.
| >>Has anybody used these cells that are sold on cheap battery packs
| >>website? What are your opinions?
I envy you Doug. My experience is not a pristine as all that. However, it
is not a function of where I bought the pack but one of the pack itself. I
have had bad packs from low end and high end suppliers and the only
difference I saw was the willingness to make the pack good.
| Doug McLaren wrote
| "(Of course, I'll buy them from cheapbatterypacks.com, test them,
| then sell them to you at a 100% markup.)"
| Who did you learn that from, Larr Sribnick?
Larry Sribnick? Of SR Batteries?
And what is `that'? The smart Alec answer, the Bond villian weakness
of telling what my evil plan is, or the `buy low, sell high' buisness
I'm guessing it's the latter that you're commenting on ...
The idea has been around for far longer than Larry -- sell something
for more money than you paid for it, and if a little extra work makes
it sell for a lot more, go for it. So no, I didn't learn it from
Larry. (And I really have no interest in getting into the battery
business, if that wasn't clear.)
SR Batteries has always claimed to have higher quality than anybody
else (that's what their advertisements claimed, anyways, appealing to
emotion with a picture of a wrecked jet), and while it sounds like
you're skeptical, well, if they test the battery better, and construct
the pack a little more carefully than others, then their quality will
probably be somewhat better, even if the original source is the same.
Personally, I've never bought any of their batteries -- I'd rather
save the money and test the pack to death myself (or just use two
packs at once) than pay double (and their prices were, last I checked,
way up there.) But I can certainly see why somebody might be fully
willing to pay double for a battery that might be a bit more reliable.