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187 of 193 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2009
Warning: as they do with many things, Amazon lumps all reviews of this battery together, irrespective of who the seller is. Some sellers sell brand new batteries, some sell used or refurbished or non-Apple batteries. This you can see from some of the other reviews. Read the description carefully, to see what the seller that YOU are dealing with is offering. I got mine from "Nextop2100". They sold an authentic Apple OEM battery (new), but in bulk packaging. The battery I received was brand new, made by Apple, exactly what I wanted.

If you're not sure what you're ordering, email the seller and ask!

Oh, and in case you haven't figured this out yet: most non-book items sold on Amazon.com are NOT sold by Amazon; they are sold by third parties. It's like buying on eBay, but somewhat more reliable (if you don't get what was described, Amazon will help you out). Near the top of the page it will say "Ships from and sold by (name of vendor)".
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102 of 112 people found the following review helpful
on August 10, 2009
I purchased this battery on March 9, 2009. It does not hold charge. It does not function as a battery, in essence it is a very expensive paper weight. I contacted Rocio Valdivia, the seller, who simply stated that he does not have to send me a refund.
Do not purchase from this seller. This is at best a very bad seller, at worst, fraud.
Avoid Rocio Valdivia.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2011
Following our fellow reviewers here I bought full boat Apple MacBook battery replacement from Amazon... as usual Amazon came through for me. Ok, so the first battery that I received failed to take any sort of a charge whatsoever. Charger wouldn't even light up either yellow or green. Amazon said "no problem" and immediately sent out another battery. Whoops, it didn't work either. I couldn't believe that I had the luck of receiving two dead batteries. I finally Googled the issue and caught the following hint: Remove the battery and plug in the computer and see a green light on the charger... That went according to plan. Then I was told that only after the computer was up and running to then drop in the new battery... et voila! The computer is now blinking the battery's built in LEDs, and the charger is looking good and is not dead like before. I really hope that Amazon reads this and drops a note about it into each order, and I feel bad sending them back (on their dime) what was most likely a very good battery. Why it takes a crazy procedure like this to fire up a new battery I have no idea... but probably it's the answer for the other folks that wrote here about their own problem batteries.
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35 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2008
I did receive the battery within several days. However, the battery was apparently a "recycled" or "refurbished" one. When I click "purchase" online, it was promised a "NEW" battery from Apple. Although the battery reached fully charging capacity, I still thought I was cheated on this product. I didn't bother returning the product to the company which I believed would make my holiday spirit turning sour..
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2011
I was sent a cheap, third party, non-Apple manufactured battery. Everything on this listing indicated an actual Apple battery, but I received a fake. The battery lasted for a few weeks, and then only would hold 2 hours of charge. DO NOT purchase.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2011
Although this battery does work in my MacBook, the title of the item says it is Apple and uses the same serial code as Apple's MacBook battery IT IS NOT A CERTIFIED APPLE BATTERY! I just took my MacBook into the Apple store today and they told me I could not receive another battery to replace this one because this is not an apple product. It is a replica and they believed that is why the battery life did not last as long. This company used the unique Apple MacBook serial code which is solely exclusive to the APPLE MacBook battery, which this product is not.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 20, 2009
It's Apple battery. It's expensive. But it keeps your MacBook running, it fits properly, and doesn't blow up when charging. Its all that I require of the battery. Make sure you buy from Amazon as an actual seller. It seems all the people who left low scores got a cheap knock off version from 3rd party sellers. Otherwise there is not much to review, it's the same one that came with your laptop. I just wish my original battery didn't die after only 2 years of light use. Here's hoping this will keep working until I retire the MacBook with it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2009
Based on comments in other reviews, I was expecting a third-party knock-off or used battery. Instead, I got a new Apple logo'ed battery (from Nextop2100) for about $50 less than other sources. OK, maybe it is a third-party knock-off or used, but it looked legit to me. I speculate -- emphasize, speculate -- these are older, surplussed MacBook batteries that Apple doesn't use/sell anymore. In any event, I needed a replacement that would last at least a year and this filled the bill.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2011
My current MacBook battery lasted me for over 4 years and 1800+ cycles before it went down to 80% capacity. Now it only lasts for about 3 hours maximum where it used to go for 6+ hours on one charge.

I read a lot of the reviews for the cheaper imitation batteries (and I know $29 seems more appealing than $100), but decided to go with an original one for three reasons:

1. I want a battery that will last another 4 years. I am very happy with my first battery and did my best to maximize it following the tips on Apple.com. If this battery lasts for another 4 years and 1800+ cycles, I will be very happy with it.

2. I would rather by 1 battery than several. Every review I read said the imitation batteries stopped working after 3 months. Some reviewers said that was okay, they could just by another battery. Those costs pretty quickly add up to much more than the cost of one battery that last 4 years.

3. I can count on this one. I have been in Mongolia for 3 out of the 4 past years with the Peace Corps. This battery has been through a lot, including -40 degree winters. I couldn't ask for more than that.

I bought mine from Apple.com, used the Education/Government discount and got it cheaper than on Amazon.com.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2010
The description for this product clearly stated that this was a battery for an Apple Macbook, but upon arrival it was clearly not an Apple battery, but a knockoff. I definitely feel like perhaps there was some deception in the description. However, since I needed a new battery and this one was compatible, I decided to keep it.

In comparison to the genuine apple battery I previously had, this battery does not keep its charge as long. It definitely works, but I seem to have to charge it more often.

I have in the past also purchased non-Apple batteries for a Macbook and found the overall life span to be significantly shorter than a genuine Apple battery, so I'm assuming that will also be the case for this one.

Long story short--not worth saving the $20 or so for a knockoff. Buy the real thing. It'll cost you less in the long run.
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