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Old 19th July 2020, 04:58 PM
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Hopefully you will have better luck with yours. I got a Dell battery replacement (but I knew it was not a real Dell, too cheap) and it only lasted about a year. Original lasted 7 years.

I am not sure you could buy an original from Lazada or even Amazon. Probably would need to buy it directly from Dell.

I don't really use my laptop as a laptop as it is always in the docking station but when the power goes out it needs to last for a few minutes so I can save some work. Barely lasts that long.
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Zep, you might know about this stuff. On Lazada, someone had asked the question "is the battery expired" to the seller, and that piqued my curiosity. I found on my old battery a sticker with the date 2016/12 and I bought it brand new in the U.S. in May 17, so I assume that is the manufacturing date. On the new battery it has the date 2019/09. So I guess I'm ok now. I can't find anything on Google about "expiration dates" on Dell batteries.

Attached is the battery report for my old battery on July 10 and the new report on the new battery. The new one says manufactured by Samsung. The old one is on the right and you can see the Full Charge Capacity was only 3101. The new one is 39384.
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Don I created a new thread I feel this is important.

These so called items sold as branded but so much cheaper like the fake phones sold nearly everywhere including the malls such as Samsung, I purchased a Samsung fake and it does come up reading Samsung but? I'm thinking there's some sort of way they modified the software to read as branded but it's far from branded.

If it lasts though then good deal but my expeirence with much lower priced items like this has been extremely bad and I wont' do it anymore even if it means having to save a long time to get a quality product.

I guess the only exception could be those lower priced LED rechargable emergency lights or light bulbs, so far they outlast branded lights, not as bright but they operate well.
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Building materials are also a case in point, rebar is always undersized. Ply etc is always a size under, you ask for 1/2" you get 3 /8" you ask for 1 /4" you get 3/ 16" . We wanted some 1/2" ply and got 3 /8" . even arguing with them that it actually had 9 mm written all over it made no difference.
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Building materials are also a case in point, rebar is always undersized. Ply etc is always a size under, you ask for 1/2" you get 3 /8" you ask for 1 /4" you get 3/ 16" . We wanted some 1/2" ply and got 3 /8" . even arguing with them that it actually had 9 mm written all over it made no difference.
I have to bring in samples if not most of the staffing at our local hardware store can't speak English so I needed wire or the wire used to tie rebar together or can be used for anything like a clothes line and ? They didn't understand a word I was saying and I didnt' know the Tagalog word for wire but it's "Kawad" so I had to leave and went to another a much smaller hardware spot and he couldnt' udnerstand what I wanted but on his door he had the wire... so I pointed to that and was able to finally purchase.

Sometimes it's also a stocking issue but when I forget to bring a sample I always struggle getting the correct item.

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Sorry, off topic.

Zep, you might know about this stuff. On Lazada, someone had asked the question "is the battery expired" to the seller, and that piqued my curiosity. I found on my old battery a sticker with the date 2016/12 and I bought it brand new in the U.S. in May 17, so I assume that is the manufacturing date. On the new battery it has the date 2019/09. So I guess I'm ok now. I can't find anything on Google about "expiration dates" on Dell batteries.

Attached is the battery report for my old battery on July 10 and the new report on the new battery. The new one says manufactured by Samsung. The old one is on the right and you can see the Full Charge Capacity was only 3101. The new one is 39384.
I forgot to mention this. One of my concerns was that the battery the seller sent said Cells Made In China, Assembled in China, while the picture on Lazada said Cells Made In Korea. I thought this might indicate better quality so I ordered that one.

When I finally saw my old original Dell battery (you have to open the laptop) I found that it also says Cells Made In China, Assembled in China. So, maybe, that reference to Korea was not a big deal.

The seller has not commented on the negative review I gave him.
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Good info Don and very pertinent these days with online buying no different to a pump I purchased recently, the site says made in Italy but nowhere on the box nor in the instructions does it say made in Italy,,,,,,, simply on the pump "Italy STD" Which I hope I don't catch. I am sure it's made in China like most things and given where we are in the world now it's going to be difficult to not buy these products but I will try, wish us all luck there.

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I bought a vegetable slicer that was the one advertised on tv made in Italy. I got it at NCCC department store while I was living in Davao city. I got back to my apartment and open the box and the unit had no stamp on it made in Italy. I found a small stamp inside saying made in China. They had put a fake unit in the original box that the real unit comes in from Italy. that box states on it made in Italy.

I took the unit back to NCCC mall and went to the department store and told them this is a fake. the lady manager agreed it was a China fake, but she said their policy is no refunds. she would only give me a credit towards something else.

So, they sell me a fake item and won't return my money. I did use some choice words and told her what she could do with her department store.

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I have to bring in samples if not most of the staffing at our local hardware store can't speak English so I needed wire or the wire used to tie rebar together or can be used for anything like a clothes line and ? They didn't understand a word I was saying and I didnt' know the Tagalog word for wire but it's "Kawad" so I had to leave and went to another a much smaller hardware spot and he couldnt' udnerstand what I wanted but on his door he had the wire... so I pointed to that and was able to finally purchase.

Sometimes it's also a stocking issue but when I forget to bring a sample I always struggle getting the correct item.
Samples work for some things but I was amazed that I have to bring my old grimey oil filter in so they can size it up.

So you have to put on your old clothes, drain the oil, remove the filter, get cleaned up, drive to the next town with the messy filter in a bag, show it to the counter person (in doing so get your hands dirty again), bring the new filter home, put your old close on again and then install the new filter, then add the new oil.
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an interesting video on youtube is " factory of the world " but as anyone who has bought an Apple Phone or PC will see the words " designed in California USA " made in China ! made in China for $25 sold to the world for $1000 same applies really to any brand of PC or Electrical appliances even our SONY TV was made in China !
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