We’ve had had real problems sourcing and freighting Li-ion 18650 batteries for a while. However…DX are now offering them internationally.
Has the problem eased? Can people comment from experience on what is the current status with international freight of these batts. Can we get them readily again from China. Where can we now get these batts at best prices. Fasttech? DX etc.
Have had no problems at all getting batteries, best deals lately are the Panasonic protected 3100mah at DX for I think around $11 a pair and the Samsung 2600mah protected at Banggood for around $8 a pair.
4 Panasonic 3400’s, came individually wrapped in clear thin plastic bags. These were then packaged in a quite thin bubble wrap lined brown paper parcel about the size of a pack of cigs. No problems at all with delivery maybe 4-6 weeks ago. They were hardly, if at all, protected in that packaging. Not even a cheap nasty plastic battery box.
But if you prefer I could tell you a tale of smugglers, a hunchback, a hollowed out bible and too much rum.
BG are like the other Chinese stores. Some will rave about them, others condemn. Myself, I found them to be good for the two orders Ive done (last 8 weeks or so). They delivered my batteries to the west island no worries.
“Thank you for your recent order with DX.COM. This email is to let you know that your order is currently being processed. Our system will update your order status as soon as new status information is available.”
14 days later they sent out the “we are currently awaiting restock on one or more of your items” email.
Fasttech and Banggood seem to still have protected 3100 pannys.
They are both located in China. Slow shipping to me but no problems on my end with small orders of 4 items or less.