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v5point0
Apr 14, 2011, 05:30 AM
I am in need of a new battery and

I am currently looking at this list: http://shop.ebay.com.au/_sacat/i.html?LH_ItemCondition=11&_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A2386&rt=nc&_nkw=macbook+black+battery&_dmpt=AU_Laptop_Accessories&_sticky=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_sop=15&_sc=1

VS

this one: http://store.apple.com/au_edu_94060/product/MA566G/A?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY#overview

and I am wondering if I should go with the Ebay option. I don't want to spend 200 dollars on an aging laptop, 30 bucks is more reasonable, but is it safe?

Has anyone has any experience to share? The sellers reviews have been mainly positive.



miles01110
Apr 14, 2011, 05:44 AM
Non-OEM batteries cannot be considered safe.

eman
Apr 14, 2011, 08:22 AM
An 85% discount on a battery, count me in (you think Apple is making a profit). The ebay sellers selling these batteries at $32 are making a profit. I just order 6 macbook replacement batteries from a third party ebay seller and they should arrive soon. I've used third party batteries before and they worked fine.

GGJstudios
Apr 14, 2011, 03:27 PM
Based on the number of problems people have reported with 3rd party batteries, I wouldn't trust or recommend any battery not made by Apple.

laudern
Apr 14, 2011, 04:36 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

I'm just assuming you'll getwhat you pay for

v5point0
Apr 15, 2011, 04:27 AM
I could still save money by going OWC which does have a better reputation then Ebay batteries.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5102/5620966717_6a6ab4d9ef.jpg

but not really much anyway.