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OM-D Third Party Battery Now Available....

Here - fill your boots. A nice reassuring 99%+ feedback as well.

Two of them winging their way to me now....
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Re: OM-D Third Party Battery Now Available....

Two for me from different suppliers, so hopefully one at least will turn up.
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Ordered 2 myself. No camera yet but whenever it arrives I'll have power for it.
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Re: OM-D Third Party Battery Now Available....

and all 128 of them have gone


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Oooh, it's been relisted and already another 50 sold.... two ordered
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Re: OM-D Third Party Battery Now Available....

Thanks for this Derek. I've ordered two to go with my spare genuine one which is on its way from SRS today.
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Re: OM-D Third Party Battery Now Available....

Thanks for the heads up. A pair for me. I notice the same seller selling them in 3's for a slight discount.
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Re: OM-D Third Party Battery Now Available....

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Thanks for the heads up. A pair for me. I notice the same seller selling them in 3's for a slight discount.
Currently out of stock again, but remember to check the cutoff point in cost after which you might incur import duties/VAT. several smaller orders might end up cheaper in the long run.
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Currently out of stock again, but remember to check the cutoff point in cost after which you might incur import duties/VAT. several smaller orders might end up cheaper in the long run.
More awkward than anything. I thought the cutoff for VAT was 40, it seems that that is for gifts only, the actual cutoff is 18. Import duty cutoff is quite high so not an issue. I'm sure that if charges are less than 9 then they are waived, but things may have changed.
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Re: OM-D Third Party Battery Now Available....

Saw the ebay site last night but hestitated and by the time I went back today all gone. Nevermind, SRS just called to say they have my original in so all's well that ends well.
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Re: OM-D Third Party Battery Now Available....

I ordered two, but have just had an email from them stating that they have discovered they cannot be recharged in the Olympus charger, only their own, which they can sell me at a discount. Their charger comes out at about 3, but only comes with a European shaver-type plug. I'm undecided what to do.
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Re: OM-D Third Party Battery Now Available....

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I ordered two, but have just had an email from them stating that they have discovered they cannot be recharged in the Olympus charger, only their own, which they can sell me at a discount. Their charger comes out at about 3, but only comes with a European shaver-type plug. I'm undecided what to do.
I ordered the three pack and had the same email as Stephen but they offered the charger for free so I have gone ahead with it (for just over 20 it's got to be worth a gamble)

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Re: OM-D Third Party Battery Now Available....

Exactly what Dave said, also.
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Re: OM-D Third Party Battery Now Available....

Sounds a bit dodgy to me. Glad SRS came up with the genuine goods - even if the original is a bit expensive.
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Re: OM-D Third Party Battery Now Available....

for info, the threshold for import vat and duty was recently lowered from 18 to only 15. I got stung importing a CD from the states, the CD cost 15.30 and I ended up paying 11.06 in excess vat and royal mail 'processing fees' (3.06 vat and 8 fee).

I've also been offered the free charger. I've got my free 'Focus' battery coming at some point, but it will still be handy to have spares.
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Re: OM-D Third Party Battery Now Available....

odd...the message from the ebay supplier was...

Very sorry sir,before we sent the battery to you,our colleagues in the

inspection department find that this battery can't charged by your original

charger,but can put the battery into your camera charged by AC adapter,or use

our Band charger.The battery work well in camera,can show battery level.
In order to solve the problem, we can give you a $8.99 charger for free


I didn't think the battery would charge in the camera as they suggest?
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