Seems like I got a six-pack of counterfeit/fake Samsung ICR18650-30B cells :-/

The seller said you sent a false picture…. :person_facepalming:

Have you check your dmm battery level?
Sometimes dmm just gives very strange reading.

Related: Sony VTC5A 6-pack sale from Turmera Powerflagship store

Definitively smells like crooks. :facepalm:


Cheers ^:)

So much for the false slogan “We got your back” customer protection nonsense by AliExpress. From what I can gather, AliExpress tend to favor the sellers more than the buyers.

Got 4 disputes so far, all were successful.

How does it work really, Agro? What’s the best evidence that you used to back up your case?

All my cases was packages that wouldn’t arrive. In the ones with tracking that was easy - I could show the item was never sent.
In untracked it was even easier - I said the order was not here, I confirmed that I checked with my local post office and that was it - no evidence needed, I got my money back.

This is as far as things have gone for now. Unfortunately for me, the cells right now are inside a nearby recycling bin as I disposed them :facepalm: quite recently (I have poked inside with a flashlight through its insertion hole, and found a green “Samsung” wrap leaning out).

I am going to make the utmost to get them back so I can put them in my recently acquired Lii-500. Since the cells are damaged, even a NOR test will only last minutes.

This is a legitimate defense of our rights and in any case, I swear to God they'll know.


By the way:

Related link:

These button tops look very Chang Jiang FST to me, don't you think? :|


Another by the way, they're now going to hear from cousin Sam:


Are these also similar?

Vete a saber, gracias por el apunte g_sintornillos (curioso apodo).

For non-spanish speakers:

Who knows, thanks for the insight g_sintornillos (curious nickname).

Related manufacturer links:

Jiangsu Zhihang New Energy Co., Ltd.

Just noticed these Zhihang New Energy cells are only 3x lobed.

By the way, recovered all the cells from the nearby recycling bin just a while ago. Did it with this ;-) “tool”:

Be ready to pay dear crooks.

Cheers ^:)

Creo que en realidad a todos los que frecuentamos este sitio nos faltan un par de tornillos...

One more post!

Whoooeee! :partying_face: Thanks, I didn’t even notice. Here’s hoping for 7000.

I love to hate sb’s milestone giveaways. :person_facepalming:

I hope it works out and you get your money back. In the original dispute message with aliexpress. Why didn’t you mention that Samsung cells only use 3 prong tops and that these cells are 4 prong and not made by Samsung. Proving they are counterfit. Idk but it may have helped with the check box on counterfeit goods
And even asking that the seller provide proof that Samsung has given them written permission to sell their goods as aliexpress claims. Because if they had Samsung’s grace to sell loose cells. Then the seller would be getting the cells directly from Samsung and not a middle man. As far as I understand and I maybe wrong. Samsung only sells directly to oems. Just some food for thought

Speed4goal, the mere fact that the videoclip I made and linked in the OP is refuted by the AliExpress Case Management team means they're either technically illiterate or biased (without excluding the possibility of being both as I believe it could be, true OR logic versus XOR).

As you can see above I sent a related inquiry to Samsung SDI Security Reporting Center, hope I get an answer so I can upload an email screenshot for them to see.

There are certain things in all of this stuff who simply smell straight bad, like the dispute “message history” being deemed invalid for final resolution. This leaves me with 500 characters of comments.

If I were the old me, I'd already sent all of them DIAF.

I'll make sure to play my cards right, suggestions welcome. 4x prong/lobe thing noted, I asked Samsung SDI about it.

Cheers ^:)

some samsung cells esp the 26 series have a top contact with more and smaller holes.
but never 4.
those look close enough to lg that it would be no surprise if the cells you linked wind up as fake lg’s.

Did you pay with paypal?