Have you ever experienced mobile phone or laptop battery anxiety? You know, the fear of power running out during a critical business call or presentation. It happens more often than you think.
The battery in my two-year-old cell phone has been getting weaker and I’ve had to start re-charging it in the middle of the day. I found my battery anxiety level rising, so I journeyed over to Fry’s to find a new one. Well they didn’t have the OEM battery in stock. But, right next to that empty slot on the rack was a third-party aftermarket battery claiming to be the same model as the OEM battery. It had the same part and model number printed on it just like the one that came in my phone. Heck, it was even made in China just like the original!
Not wanting to wait or search online for the OEM battery, I took the leap of faith and purchased the aftermarket product for around $17. What a waste of time and money that turned out to be.
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