If these were genuine I would have thought Panasonic had better QC, or perhaps as these are unprotected 18650 batteries made to fit inside laptops they’re not so concerned about slight cosmetic issues? I’m just concerned maybe I’m not getting what I’ve ordered…
I suppose they could be new batteries with the tabs torn off (sloppily I may add). But they look more like used batteries from some kind of pack, like keisler says… Look like all the ones I pull from laptop packs. Too pricey for used I think.
I've disassembled a couple of laptop battery packs and they sure look like they have had tabs spot welded.
You can't say 100% they were used especially since this model has been recently released on the market. Maybe these cells simply had tabs and they took them off, they were not necessarily used and most likely they were not.
The reason for my misspellings — which drives me nuts — is that when I go to write a reply, the message thread disappears! So I have to go by memory, which ain’t very good any more. I could open another browser and look at the thread, but I’m too lazy.
But sorry for the misspelling. I’m an editor/writer so those mistakes just kill me.
My real last name is also German and much harder to spell. You’re lucky yours is so easy.
One thing you’d have to do is eliminate the sharp edges on those torn tabs. Like I said, I tear apart lots of battery packs, and those tab remnants can be like razor blades. I sand mine down VERY carefully — so as not hit the real metal — with a dremmel.
>>>>>they did email me straight away with the pics which is good service,
Actually, that is pretty darn amazing customer service. I’ve never has ANY ebay seller (I know yours isn’t an ebay seller) e-mail a photo to show something changed. And I have something like 1000 buys at this point.