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  1. #1
    Joe
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    My Sanyo 8100 battery is shot. I'm vacillating between buying a new
    battery or a new phone. Anyone know where I can get a battery for my
    8100 for under $20 that won't explode in my pocket?




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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Anyone know an inexpensive online battery store?


    "Joe" <joe5[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > My Sanyo 8100 battery is shot. I'm vacillating between buying a new
    > battery or a new phone. Anyone know where I can get a battery for my
    > 8100 for under $20 that won't explode in my pocket?


    I haven't heard of any non-oem Sanyo batteries that have had problems. Those
    previously reported battery phones were for mostly Nokias and some
    Motorolas, IIRC.

    Bob





  3. #3
    Frank Harris
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    Re: Anyone know an inexpensive online battery store?

    I've had good luck buying from www.cellularaccessory.com

    At http://www.cellularaccessory.com/8100batteries1.html
    they show a 1000mah silver 8100 battery for $35, not your $20.

    I've also bought from
    http://www.factorydirectcellular.com.../sanyo8100.htm
    where they have all 3 colors of a thicker, extended-life 1600mah battery
    for $25 each. Low prices, but more obscure customer service than above
    (if there's a problem).


    Joe wrote:
    > My Sanyo 8100 battery is shot. I'm vacillating between buying a new
    > battery or a new phone. Anyone know where I can get a battery for my
    > 8100 for under $20 that won't explode in my pocket?
    >


    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A680



  4. #4
    Joe
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    Re: Anyone know an inexpensive online battery store?

    what are my risks involved going with this $12 model on ebay?

    http://tinyurl.com/bajbz




  5. #5
    FWIW
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    Re: Anyone know an inexpensive online battery store?

    As much as I despise Ebay, I did find a brand new battery for my 5 year
    old phone on it.

    If it's not on that thing, it probably doesn't exist anymore.




  6. #6
    ojo-malformed
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    Re: Anyone know an inexpensive online battery store?

    On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 18:25:10 +0000, Frank Harris wrote:

    > I've had good luck buying from www.cellularaccessory.com
    >
    > At http://www.cellularaccessory.com/8100batteries1.html they show a
    > 1000mah silver 8100 battery for $35, not your $20.
    >
    > I've also bought from
    > http://www.factorydirectcellular.com.../sanyo8100.htm where they
    > have all 3 colors of a thicker, extended-life 1600mah battery for $25
    > each. Low prices, but more obscure customer service than above (if
    > there's a problem).
    >
    >
    > Joe wrote:
    >> My Sanyo 8100 battery is shot. I'm vacillating between buying a new
    >> battery or a new phone. Anyone know where I can get a battery for my
    >> 8100 for under $20 that won't explode in my pocket?
    >>



    I bought from factorydirectcellular.com one time. Everything was ok
    except that the first battery they sent wouldn't work because poor fit
    (bad workmanship) made it hard to keep it connected. The exchange was
    quick and ok except that I had to pay to send the bad battery back.



  7. #7
    Chris Sweeney
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    Re: Anyone know an inexpensive online battery store?

    For what its worth, the 8100 extended life batteries are clearance at
    most RadioShacks for $39

    ojo-malformed wrote:
    > On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 18:25:10 +0000, Frank Harris wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I've had good luck buying from www.cellularaccessory.com
    >>
    >>At http://www.cellularaccessory.com/8100batteries1.html they show a
    >>1000mah silver 8100 battery for $35, not your $20.
    >>
    >>I've also bought from
    >>http://www.factorydirectcellular.com.../sanyo8100.htm where they
    >>have all 3 colors of a thicker, extended-life 1600mah battery for $25
    >>each. Low prices, but more obscure customer service than above (if
    >>there's a problem).
    >>
    >>
    >>Joe wrote:
    >>
    >>>My Sanyo 8100 battery is shot. I'm vacillating between buying a new
    >>>battery or a new phone. Anyone know where I can get a battery for my
    >>>8100 for under $20 that won't explode in my pocket?
    >>>

    >
    >
    >
    > I bought from factorydirectcellular.com one time. Everything was ok
    > except that the first battery they sent wouldn't work because poor fit
    > (bad workmanship) made it hard to keep it connected. The exchange was
    > quick and ok except that I had to pay to send the bad battery back.




  8. #8
    Joe
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    Re: Anyone know an inexpensive online battery store?

    I bought a battery for $10 on ebay. I'll let everyone know how it goes
    - that is if they have internet at the burn unit




  9. #9
    Tinman
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    Re: Anyone know an inexpensive online battery store?

    Joe wrote:
    > I bought a battery for $10 on ebay. I'll let everyone know how it goes
    > - that is if they have internet at the burn unit


    You also have to be wary of the mAh rating of the batteries. I wanted to
    buy an extended battery for my Treo 650 and came upon an online Ebay
    "store."

    The store had three batteries for my phone, listed below in increasing
    order, by price:
    * A non-OEM 1400mAh battery.

    * An "OEM" Treo battery (no mAh mentioned).

    * An item labeled "FOR PALM SMARTPHONE TREO 650 EXTENDED BATTERY -
    1700mAh."

    OK, so I figured the OEM battery must 1400mAh, since who the heck would
    want a less-powerful battery--and obviously a battery listed as an
    "EXTENDED BATTERY" must have more capacity than OEM.

    Still, I took out my Treo's battery and could find nothing about its
    mAh. So I checked the manual: no mention of it there either. But its
    "specifications" state that it has "up to 4.5 hours talk time." I could
    find nothing about mAh on Palm's Website either--at least not with my
    searches.

    Then I checked the Web store's description for the 1700mAh battery and
    saw its talk time listed as "up to 5-6 hours of talk time." Seemed like
    an extended battery to me so I bought it. [Note: CDMA Treo's consume
    more power than GSM versions.]

    Was it an extended battery? NO! The Treo 650's OEM battery is actually
    1800mAh. I might be mistaken on this, but the OEM battery is also 3.7v
    whereas this so-called "extended" battery's is 3.6v. At 3.6v it means
    the battery has even less capacity than a 3.7v 1700mAh battery.

    In other words, I didn't buy an extended battery at all. Based on the
    Engrish text on the battery--FOR PAL TR 650--I'd say it's closer to an
    IED (why not write "FOR TREO 650?").

    Anyway, I filed a complaint with Ebay, and the CC processing company
    used for the transaction (buySAFE.com) and the charge was reversed
    (including shipping).

    In my case the seller claimed he did no wrong at all--and practically
    threatened me for filing a complaint. Ebay's "SafeHarbour" did nothing
    but send an incorrect (canned) reply; and the seller is still selling
    the same crap. I noted in my complaint the possible danger with
    rechargeable lithium ion batteries, and that after the--IMO--blatant
    misrepresentation by the seller I thought using the battery even as a
    spare would not do from a safety standpoint.

    It's also amazing that Ebay seemingly lets these people get away with
    selling items at low cost, only to make it up on shipping. They do this
    because Ebay charges commission based on the selling price, not on
    shipping. The same Ebay seller I dealt with had a few small items for
    $0.49--plus $9.99 shipping.

    Make no mistake, I should have read more about this seller, and
    researched the OEM battery a little more. But at the time I couldn't
    find the info on Palm's Website. (Finally found it on Treocentral.) And
    this seller had/has a 98% positive feedback score. But had I checked
    that in more detail, I would have seen that that translated into 3,257
    negative and 3,073 neutral feedback comments over the last 12
    months--and some of the "positive" feedback wasn't exactly positive.

    Oh, for the record, the Ebay seller in question is Eforcity Corporation.
    The Hotsync button on the cradle I bought (at the same time as the
    battery) has already stopped working. Buy at your own risk.


    --
    Mike





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