More info. on bizarre Battery mystery at Amazon
Just today I decided to take another peak at the bizarre picture of a Samsung Battery being sold at Amazon marked "Not for Sale."
There are about 11 reviews shown for this item and here are 3 of them:
"“What I got were 2 Samsung batteries of a different model that DO NOT FIT THE GALAXY SII PHONE and so are completely useless. ”B. May | 1 reviewer made a similar statement“The picture is of the correct battery. ”Simon | 1 reviewer made a similar statement“Haven't heard back from optimum trade, if I'm not mistaken bait and switch is against the law in mystate. ”Dennishh Hmm.... The mystery grows deeper. Amazon should definitely look into this cause I can't find anywhere else a battery marked "Not for sale" along with calls of "Bait and Switch" and "Battery doesn't work with the phone."
The fact is AT&T website doesn't list this type of battery spec on their website when you do a search for a Samsung Galaxy S ii battery. So, I did a BING search of this thing:
What I discovered is apparently it appears on line 7 that EBAY is selling this battery.
Click on the EBAY link and there is a picture/photograph of the battery being sold (at a much higher sale price than Amazon).
Notice something different? I did. The "Not for Sale" marking is not present in the picture/photograph of what I guess is the mAh 1650 i777 spare battery.
So what really is the point of this experiment here? Simple. I've heard from countless bulls/longs that buying from EBAY is risky.... and Amazon is never risky.... You get what you pay for at Amazon and you may not at EBAY.
I think that I just blew that whole argument out of the water. The reality is you have to be super careful no matter where you shop from. Have to check the reliability and trustability and order history feedback numbers of 3rd party retailers to see if you should buy from them.
Another point out of this is where the heck is Amazon's policing? If the reviewers claims of Bait and Switch and talk of receiving a battery that doesn't work....and you have this bizarre photograph.....where is Amazon? Aren't they supposed to make sure their 3rd party retailers are not violating any laws...selling legit goods?
Just a thought......from someone..again....that has absolutely no legal background and just simply ran across this due to needing to buy a Samsung battery for my Galaxy S ii phone.