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When will the lithium battery situation settle down?

I am pricing out an S6 Edge+ battery since I am looking at 2 phones and both of them have a battery with anode and cathode waves that make me think they are on borrowed time. These phones need the 3000mAh battery and very few eBay sellers seem to know this and sell the 2550mAh battery for this phone.

The battery from iFixit is priced right and I know it won’t be the 2550mAh you want to avoid. While the shipping isn’t a killing issue, it brings the price up way more then I hoped it would be. $10 is way more then it used to be. I can deal with it, but this isn’t great for anyone.

Do you see the post Note 7 scare coming to a close or is it here to stay longer then it needs to be?

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The reason for the higher than normal shipping charge is obviously due to a myriad of issues related to shipping lithium-ion batteries these days, which is still a serious deal in our eyes. It’s not something we think is going to go away any time soon.

At this time, we're only able to ship orders containing batteries via FedEx Ground/UPS Ground. Unfortunately, this means a higher shipping charge depending on the destination. We’re located in California, so the closer the destination is to California will likely result in less expensive shipping costs.

iFixit Pro customers get discounts on shipping. If you’re interested, you can check that out here:

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I know but it's just getting tiring at this point. It made sense to be picky about it to an inch of the packaging quality when they were taking Note 7's back but outside of maybe a few people, those are gone. Bulk isn't a decent solution in this case, as one of the two I told them to make a call on or we'll assume no fix and I'll keep them has a bad board but a good screen and the other one has a bad screen (port damage) but the board works. If both of them worked, then it may have been a better option. I can only make one phone.

If the battery wasn't sealed to an inch of its life to the point where you change it with a major job and get it done (and they weren't questionable) it would have made sense to use removable tape and deal with it later.

There's a point they are going to need to calm down, take a step back and let the Note 7 hysteria go. The only thing it does is encourage buyers to buy one from a lying seller. Which is why so many of the eBay listings lie about the 2550 battery compatibility - they know people who do it don't know better (and I warned them to watch for that scam) and they buy it to get a decent price on shipping and the part. It's $9.30 to ship a battery that costs $19.98, so a lot of the cost has moved to shipping costs to cover for all of this Note 7 hysteria. I'm sure the manufacturers love this crap because they sell more new phones.


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