View Full Version : eBay battery scams?

05-02-2007, 07:37 AM
I looked up CGR-D54 battery listings on eBay. I found quite a few auctions selling pairs of these for $45. Odd, because the retail value is $300.

Or is the resale value of batteries really low?

05-02-2007, 07:42 AM
Get these.


05-02-2007, 08:03 AM
I do have two of them for my DVX. The contacts don't hold up as well as the Panasonic's. As a result, a stiff breeze or sudden movement will jostle the battery and shut down the camera.

I think the contacts have corroded. I put some velcro strips on them to give them some leverage, so the problem is intermittent now.

David Saraceno
05-02-2007, 09:23 AM
Got scammed on a counterfeit Z1U battery two years ago off of eBay.

Stay with the proven.

Ted Spencer
05-02-2007, 10:36 AM
I bought one of these:


...for $40 and have had no problems with it, although I can't say I've torture tested it. It seems to last about as long as the stock battery and fits snugly.