Battery from Unauthorized seller..

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Has anyone bought a 7.5ah battery used or claimed to be new without packaging? I noticed there's one or two sellers on ebay consistently selling 7.5ah batteries for 200$ or less.

I really want a 7.5ah battery for my backpack blower. Would also be a nice upgrade for my snow blower. I obviously know there's no warranty on unathorized sellers and no way of knowing the truthful history of the battery but with the price of a 7.5ah battery at HD at 387$ I'm tempted to take the risk of getting one for 200$ or less.
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I am also thinking of doing this.
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Why would you need a 7.5, when you can get a Shotsky thing-a-ma-bobber, and daisy chain together a bunch of 5.0 AH ones?
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Always when buying from eBay make certain that you can return the item if issues arise. Also check with the seller and check thier customer service ratings.
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Lol ATE. Good point
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For anyone considering this, you can take into account that eBay and Amazon both have buyer protection programs.  While the batteries may not be covered by Ego's official 3 year warranty, you're at least covered against DOA (dead on arrival), as well as however long the seller's required guarantee period is.  Amazon's program is the A-to-Z guarantee, not sure what eBay's is called.

I've thought about this before, but can't quite wrap my head around the justification.  Considering you can get a 5.0  with a tool for $300 (16" chainsaw or backpack blower), it's hard for me to rationalize the extra 2.5 AH capacity against having one go back quickly, and then having a door stop.

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I wouldn't do it. To chance that much money on something without a warrantee is risky. The 5AH battery sells for $219 with warrantee. a better buy. and if u follow these threads they do fail. I have one 7.5AH that failed one year from manufactured date.
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Great point Fred.  Why buy a 7.5 with no warranty when you can get a 5.0 with a full warranty for about the same price.
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I would like 7.5ah batteries for that added extra runtime when I'm down the street snow blowing for the neighbors who hired me, just to not have to walk back home and grab fresh batteries and walk back.
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Holsters !
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backpack


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Or EGO could just make a blow molded tray with overmold edges (think metal pan like they have at the resteraunt buffets) and the same top that's already used on the battery compartment, to drop in and sit right behind the snowblower battery compartment/housing and inbetween the handles.
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anyone tried to return an e bay purchase 6 months or a year after it was purchased? i doubt e bay would give u much help.