Windows 10: Where to buy a laptop battery?

  1.    21 Aug 2016 #1

    Where to buy a laptop battery?


    Trying to find a decent battery for my Y500, i know you can buy them off ebay, amazon etc but is there any other places? Or do you just take a chance and buy one from ebay?
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  2. Posts : 654
    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       21 Aug 2016 #2

    David9723 said: View Post
    Trying to find a decent battery for my Y500, i know you can buy them off ebay, amazon etc but is there any other places? Or do you just take a chance and buy one from ebay?
    Try Battery world. They are online and also have retail stores.

    http://www.batteryworldonline.com/

    Jim
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    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       21 Aug 2016 #3

    Hi:

    That's a Lenovo laptop, right?

    When it comes to laptop batteries, I would stick to OEM, even if it's a few $ more.
    Buying generic, 3rd-party or "after-market" batteries these days can be "penny-wise and pound-foolish", as so much of laptop technology is proprietary.
    I would likewise avoid eBay at all costs -- too many horror stories IMHO.
    Even Amazon buyers can be cheated, especially in the "marketplace", but at least one has some recourse.
    IMHO, it's not worth the risk or hassle.

    At least that is my limited experience over the years.
    I expect other members will have different advice about this.

    Cheers,
    MM
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  4.    21 Aug 2016 #4

    MoxieMomma said: View Post
    Hi:

    That's a Lenovo laptop, right?

    When it comes to laptop batteries, I would stick to OEM, even if it's a few $ more.
    Buying generic, 3rd-party or "after-market" batteries these days can be "penny-wise and pound-foolish", as so much of laptop technology is proprietary.
    I would likewise avoid eBay at all costs -- too many horror stories IMHO.
    Even Amazon buyers can be cheated, especially in the "marketplace", but at least one has some recourse.
    IMHO, it's not worth the risk or hassle.

    At least that is my limited experience over the years.
    I expect other members will have different advice about this.

    Cheers,
    MM

    Yes it's a Lenvo, i think they want over $100.
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  5.    21 Aug 2016 #5

    Tricky decision.

    Third party batteries can have better specs than OEM, at a fraction of the OEM price.

    eBay is fairly safe, if you deal with an eBay storefront (hundreds or thousands of sales), and use PayPal.

    I'd probably go with OEM, though. I'd worry too much with third-party.
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