What's the deal with these eBay MBP batteries?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sharky II, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Sharky II macrumors 6502a

    Sharky II

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    Hi

    I'd like a new battery for my 2.16GHz Core Duo MBP

    It's $200/£100 on the UK Apple Store, but on ebay there are a load of 'new' Apple MBP batteries for much cheaper - about 30% of the price of the Apple Store batteries.

    Some of them are from Hong Kong, some are from the UK.

    What's the deal? Are they the real thing - anyone ever order one? What's the catch?

    Thanks

    Edd
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Remember there are a lot of knock offs in the battery market.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    They are bootleg and their quality cannot be guaranteed unless you buy from a reputable seller like OWC. If they kill your computer, it's not covered.
     
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

    Scepticalscribe

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    Get an appropriate battery from a reputable supplier; you have spent a lot of money on a first class computer, why risk your computer's health for a false saving? Besides, as alphaod has pointed out, they are bootleg and you are not covered if anything goes wrong. Cheers.
     

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