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Time to play guinea pig! OEM LP-E6 batteries for $17.95 from China

 
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Jul 31, 2013 00:37 |  #1

Just ordered 3 of these.
http://cgi.ebay.com …iewItem&item=19​0858581513 (external link)

Well as one of the new guys here I thought I'd take a chance on these and share what I find. I'm hoping all goes well, I'd love to be the one to find OEM LP-E6 batteries for under $20.00. Giving back as it were... :D

Never forgetting that misery loves company, I decided to share my find before I actually get my hands on the product. ;)
Just in case anyone else is feeling adventurous.

These are from eBay seller abc_battery, they have a feedback score of 99.5% with 791 sales. All of the feedback for the LP-E6 batteries seems to indicate that these are the real deal. We'll see...

Let the waiting begin.


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Jul 31, 2013 01:53 |  #2

Don't Wasabi batteries go for $15 on Amazon? SterlingTek LP-E6 battery also goes for $19.99. I suppose more options is always better?




  
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Jul 31, 2013 02:47 |  #3

I highly doubt these are OEM.


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Jul 31, 2013 03:04 |  #4

I use Wasabi batteries and I love them! :) No point in ordering these from ebay honestly. I would recommend Wasabi to anyone. They are reliable and communicate with the camera.


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Jul 31, 2013 04:21 as a reply to  @ JeremyKPhoto's post |  #5

Fakes being passed on as genuine. They fake everything there. Have you heard of the fake Apple store?


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Jul 31, 2013 05:36 as a reply to  @ shutterrelease's post |  #6

You knew its a fake and you still ordered it...and 3 of them? Should of just spent the money on strippers.

There are plenty of other more reliable after market batteries that cost less or the same and will do a better job. There's a thread in the accessories forum about canon and their anti counterfeit program.


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Jul 31, 2013 09:18 |  #7

I bought wasabi's of Amazon & paid $30 for 2 batteries and a charger, always nice having an extra charger around. I've had no problems using them in a 60D so I assume they are chipped for proper communication with the camera.




  
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Jul 31, 2013 09:45 |  #8

I bought 4 from another ebay seller, total comes to under $40. I have been using them for the past 2 months. Only issue is the capacity is lower (I estimate 60-80% of the oem battery). Otherwise they work just like the oem batteries.


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Jul 31, 2013 09:49 |  #9

bogeypro wrote in post #16169417 (external link)
I bought wasabi's of Amazon & paid $30 for 2 batteries and a charger, always nice having an extra charger around.

Did the same for my 5DIII. No issues.

I hope it works out for the OP, but I'd rather buy legit 3rd party batteries rather than take a chance with possible (probable) counterfeit "OEM" batteries.


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Jul 31, 2013 10:18 |  #10

1 of my SterlingTek started to give me an error. I called SterlingTek up and they sent me a replacement and shipped it via FedEx overnight. My other SterlingTek batteries work like a champ.


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Jul 31, 2013 15:10 |  #11

I'm pretty sure these are fakes... in fact I bought and received one already, and there are subtle differences between my OEM one.


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Aug 01, 2013 12:21 |  #12

While I commend you on your adventurousness, I'd suggest reading this thread, and being very diligent about determining if the batteries are genuine before putting them in you camera.


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Aug 01, 2013 13:58 as a reply to  @ KirkS518's post |  #13

I've ordered SterlingTek LP-E6 batteries via Amazon @ $15 a few month ago. One of them didn't work in the 5DII (the camera could not communicate with the battery), so I've emailed STK CS and they overnighted a replacement battery. Not sure why you'd want to try the "OEMs" from EBay when STK has good batteries with warranty and excellent support for less money.


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Aug 01, 2013 14:08 |  #14

A few years back we used to by off brand batteries because they all had HIGHER capacity then OEM.

I would much rather pay for an off brand that was not pirating itself as genuine. The Wasabi's I have are great.


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Aug 01, 2013 14:16 |  #15

1KIND wrote in post #16169596 (external link)
My other SterlingTek batteries work like a champ.

+1 for over 5 years now...


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