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Is it safe to buy phone batteries off of eBay?

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Most of these are batteries from China. I'm debating whether or not I should buy these batteries from China for a much lower price than this Seidio battery for the HTC Inspire 4G. I have heard that Seidio is very reliable and has great batteries.

So which one should I buy?

http://cgi.ebay.com/2x-1600mAh-Battery-Charger-Data-Car-4-HTC-Inspire-4g-/220757511833?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item33662c4e99#ht_4938wt_1139

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Seidio-Innocell-1300mAh-Extended-Surround/dp/B004GHMS1C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301811043&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Seidio Innocell 1300mAh Slim Extended Life Battery for HTC Surround/ HTC Inspire 4G/ HTC Desire HD (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories[/ame]
post #2 of 5
I would trust ebay more.
seller has rep,
paypal,
refundable 30 day warranty.
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Someone did a benchmark of replacement batteries 1-2 years ago....

Actual performance varied greatly. Some only lasted half their rated life....
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Make sure the batteries you are buying are OEM. Third party batteries suck in general. I bought an OEM Samsung battery for my Rogue off of Ebay a couple weeks ago for $6, compared to $30 in a battery shop.
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Seido makes good batteries. They make an extended battery for the D1 that i've been considering.
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