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Not an OEM charger but a fake - not resemble the posted pictures
on March 26, 2012
I ready many of your reviews before deciding to buy this product from this supplier. When I first compared the price from this company to others, the price seem reasonable and not questionable that the product would be fake/counterfeit. I reviewed very carefully the pictures that was posted on this site with the OEM pictures provided by Sony and they represent identical. So I went ahead and bought this charger, along with the OEM battery. When I received it, first thing I did was to charge the battery that I bought with it so I can start using it. After 10 minutes of charging, the LED went off from the charger, so I thought it was done charging (I assumed that the battery I bought was initially charged by the suppler. I took the battery out and placed in the camera, turned it on and checked the battery gauge. It first showed that it was full (all bars), but then quickly after a few minutes, the bars started to drop. Eventually after 5 minutes or so, the battery is completely drained. So, my first reaction would be maybe I got a bad battery. I then used the original Sony charger that came with my camera to charge this battery. It took almost 2.5 hours to charge the battery to full. I then tried it out on the camera to see if the battery holds the charge or not and after about 1/2 hr of using it, the battery bar did not quickly drop like it was earlier. This made me to believe that the battery was not the problem, but the charger that I bought from M-Z. This time, I used my original OEM battery and placed it in the charger to charge. Same thing happened with this battery - charged for 10 min and LED light came off. I knew right away that I've got a bad charger. I took it off the wall and started to inspect it carefully and as I suspected, the back of the charger did not even look like any of the pictures that was posted on this site. I did some digging around and read about counterfeit chargers on eBay and surprisingly found this charger was listed as one of the them. I then contacted M-Z to return and they went ahead approve right away without asking any reason why. M-Z refunded everything back to me, except the return shipping, which I've been contacting them to pay, but they never reply back to my emails.
Buyer beware...there are lot of companies out there trying to fool you and take your money. Make sure to check them out on BBB to ensure they are legit. As for this company, I would NEVER buy anything back from them again. Its not about the money but the principle that I am so disappointed in them.
Also, I think Amazon should routinely check their sellers to ensure they don't ruin their reputation, as I am not as trusting the company as I've been because of this seller.
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