Who still ships 18650 rechargable batteries to Australia?

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Greatwhitehunter
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Who still ships 18650 rechargable batteries to Australia?

IN the past 2 years I’ve bought 18650 cells from Banggood, FastTech and Gearbest.

Around June Gearbest and FastTech stopped shipping them to Australia.

I placed my last Banggood order on 18 August.

Today when I tried to reorder the identical batteries from Banggood again (Panasonic 3400Mah protected button tops) they tell me they can no longer ship to Australia.

Ouch.

I read the IATA regulations on shipping, it prohibits Lithium Metal, but not Lithium Ion batteries from what I can see. These rechargables are Lithium Ion so what is the fuss??

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They still send, but you need to pay their price: http://www.international.mtnelectronics.com/

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I also find difficulties buying batteries, and only find aliexpress that sell batteries with reasonable price.

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i ordered 3 sets of these from banggood on the 11th,

http://www.banggood.com/2PCS-INR18650-30Q-3000mah-20A-Power-Li-ion-Batte...

they arrived early this week, but buying the 3 sets i got the free tracking so i dont know if that changed anything. i would say maybe try again with the order if you still need them

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Banggood is shipping to Australia (I checked just now).  smile

I ordered 30Q Button tops about 10 days ago, they left China 6 days ago, & should be delivered in the next 2-3 days.

 

Btw, it could be that their shipping to Aus depends on which warehouse (or drop shipper) the particular batteries are coming from.

 

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Greatwhitehunter wrote:
Something wierd is going on.

Banggood will ship these (8 pieces)
http://www.banggood.com/8PCS-NCR18650B-3_7V-3400mAh-Protected-Rechargeable-Lithium-Battery-p-1087293.html

But not these (4 pieces)
http://www.banggood.com/4PCS-NCR18650B-3_7V-3400mAh-Protected-Rechargeable-Lithium-Battery-p-90989.html

I checked them, & both will ship to me.  smile  wink

 

Best Regards,

George

 

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Hey lads!
Where you been George? You haven’t been active as much?

I just checked they should ship? But only certain shipping methods work.

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Hey lads!
Where you been George? You haven’t been active as much?

I just checked they should ship? But only certain shipping methods work.

Interesting, as they only offer me 1 shipping method, with the choice of with/without tracking/registered.  undecidedwink

 

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This guys in your neck of the woods.

http://stores.ebay.com.au/supersports600/_i.html?_nkw=blazar&submit=Sear...

+1
Yass will be a little more expensive than the Chinese vendors but he sells top quality stuff. Any problems will be made right and you won’t have a long wait.

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Yep i just checked Gearbest to get HE2 you can only shipping using UAE registered air. $10 extra. I always try and ship with Aussie post any ways. Its funny because it will still be an Australian post delivery no matter who you ship with. So depending on what port it lands in it could still be shipped via air either way?

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Yep i just checked Gearbest to get HE2 you can only shipping using UAE registered air. $10 extra. I always try and ship with Aussie post any ways. Its funny because it will still be an Australian post delivery no matter who you ship with. So depending on what port it lands in it could still be shipped via air either way?

wink Don't forget we are talking about Banggood....  wink  smile

Or at least, I am....

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Yea both shops work out the same price right now i think either way it doesn’t matter.

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Yep i just checked Gearbest to get HE2 you can only shipping using UAE registered air. $10 extra. I always try and ship with Aussie post any ways. Its funny because it will still be an Australian post delivery no matter who you ship with. So depending on what port it lands in it could still be shipped via air either way?

Yeah me too UAE registered. Each battery has different shipping fee, not based on their weight. for example :
4 HE2 around $10
4 HE4 around $17

As far as I know gearbest also calculate profit from shipping fee. for example, SWM T25C discounted at $19.99 but shipping was close to $6 while other items with the same weight and same shipping method cost only around $2 or $3 shipping fee.

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Must be fairly recent, because I got 26350s from banggood last month. My favourite is still Fasttech Australian registered line shipping, Gearbest offers something similar but they ages to pack and send.

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Yep Fasttech $2 shipping is amazing it cost us like a $1 just to send a letter now! If i chose that option it usually arrives in like 10 days.

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BG have been making me sweat this out, but all good now

I placed an order for 4 NCR18650B’s (about $23.82AUD) some 10 days ago and was getting the run around but today I just got confirmation that they have been shipped out.

Hopefully they get here this year

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Ragsy wrote:
BG have been making me sweat this out, but all good now

I placed an order for 4 NCR18650B’s (about $23.82AUD) some 10 days ago and was getting the run around but today I just got confirmation that they have been shipped out.

Hopefully they get here this year

Might as well swim there and grab them it would be faster lol

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gadabout wrote:
MRsDNF wrote:
This guys in your neck of the woods.

http://stores.ebay.com.au/supersports600/_i.html?_nkw=blazar&submit=Sear...

+1
Yass will be a little more expensive than the Chinese vendors but he sells top quality stuff. Any problems will be made right and you won’t have a long wait.


+1 again on supersports600. Great service, good range of cells, and delivery only takes a few days.
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A few months back I bought a couple of 14500 Keepowers from supersports600 (approx. $20AU) – fast only took 2 or 3 days from memory

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Just a quick heads up:

I’ve bought 3 sets of batteries from banggood last month (10th September, 10th September and 16th September), as of today all have arrived to me in Sydney. It took an average of 20 days for them to come to me (or 3 weeks), which is worth it considering the vast savings over buying from eBay.

I do notice that Fasttech and Gearbest are no longer shipping to Australia, but as far as I know Banggood is still doing it somehow. Buy up as many as you can now, next year the prices will increase when the restrictions come in place that totally ban batteries on airplanes.

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RaVeN wrote:
Just a quick heads up:

I’ve bought 3 sets of batteries from banggood last month (10th September, 10th September and 16th September), as of today all have arrived to me in Sydney. It took an average of 20 days for them to come to me (or 3 weeks), which is worth it considering the vast savings over buying from eBay.

I do notice that Fasttech and Gearbest are no longer shipping to Australia, but as far as I know Banggood is still doing it somehow. Buy up as many as you can now, next year the prices will increase when the restrictions come in place that totally ban batteries on airplanes.


With the recent increase in Li-ion shipping costs by the Chinese retailers, there isn’t much of a saving compared to buying from the above mentioned Australian retailer.
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Banggood still has free shipping to Australia though. I just ordered a few weeks ago as I mentioned previously, and i saw they still have free shipping now.

The seller mentioned on this thread, “supersports600”, is selling 2 Samsung 30Qs for $26. From banggood I can buy 2 Samsung 30Q for 8.49USD or ~11.5AUD. At 44% of the price, it’s worth waiting 2 weeks extra for me IMO.

Not sure how long Banggood will keep shipping free though, thats why I’m getting a bunch of batteries right now.

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In another topic a few weeks ago I mentioned that I placed an order for Sanyo NCR18650GAs (re wrapped as KDLIGHT) from Kaidomain

Well they arrived so I can say that KD ships batts to AUS

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I just recently purchased a few sets of batteries from Banggood, no problems order went through and order is now saying shipped.

yesterday i saw there was some good deals on the 30Q’s so was going to purchase some more and now its saying ‘not in stock’ checked for some other batteries and same thing ‘not in stock’.

have the shipping circumstances changed again in the last few days? or as aussies are we only able to purchase 4 batteries from china? lol

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Not helping with the question really, but those panasonics were pretty famous but with the newer SANYO GA's , or if you prefer longer cycle life (like the panasonics) the LG MJ1, is there still a reason to prefer the panasonics?

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Ragsy wrote:
BG have been making me sweat this out, but all good now

I placed an order for 4 NCR18650B’s (about $23.82AUD) some 10 days ago and was getting the run around but today I just got confirmation that they have been shipped out.

Hopefully they get here this year

or maybe next year Wink
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DoNkEyConN wrote:
I just recently purchased a few sets of batteries from Banggood, no problems order went through and order is now saying shipped.

yesterday i saw there was some good deals on the 30Q’s so was going to purchase some more and now its saying ‘not in stock’ checked for some other batteries and same thing ‘not in stock’.

have the shipping circumstances changed again in the last few days? or as aussies are we only able to purchase 4 batteries from china? lol

no i tried to but this means that they don’t ship down under no more?
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Just sharing what I experienced (my location: Philippines, which is quite near China, and Canton/Guangzhou, which seems to be Banggood and possibly Gearbest main offices).

Ordered some 18650s (with plastic case) from Banggood around mid-August, order didn’t arrive and upon inquiry, their shipping company has disallowed shipping 18650s (even in protective plastic cases) to the Philippines, so the order got cancelled and refunded. (This is my first time to order 18650s online, as I’m new to these types of batteries…)

I tried ordering from AliExpress early September (one order from LiitoKala store [18650s] and another order from PKCell store [18350s]). Both were shipped using Turkey Post. I’ve already received the Liitokala order, while the other PKCell order has also arrived in my country (haven’t gotten them, but they’re already at the local post office).

But now, I’d like to reorder a few more batteries. The LiitoKala store has removed Turkey Post as a shipping method (upon my inquiry, they say Turkey Post disallows batteries now, or something like that) and now they’re using their own method (“BPost”). The PKCell store in AliExpress has also removed Turkey Post as a shipping method, and now only has Fedex/DHL (with $30-50 shipping fees! whereas the Turkey Post before was only something like $3-5).

So it does seem there are fewer and fewer shipping methods nowadays… Crying

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