Looking for a cheap laptop battery? Better read this first!
I want to share a few comments about laptop computers and how important it is to get the right replacement batteries. If I had a nickel for every student who’s either ruined a laptop, or whose laptop has experienced a drastic decrease in functionality because of a wrong cheap laptop battery, I’d be quite wealthy. Now – believe me – I don’t have anything against money, but I don’t want to profit from others’ expense. Most people I know feel the same way.
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Forgive me if my tone is a little imperative, but I really don’t like it when my students – many of whom are living from “hand to mouth” to get their education – get scammed by some fly-by-night techno-opportunist who’s trying to make a killing on his new “cheap laptop battery” business.
As you know, the Internet is filled with cheap laptop computer scams, and you need to be careful. There are many valid offers too. Here again, the old rule of thumb is a good one: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
The wrong cheap laptop battery can do irreparable harm to your computer!
Some Internet vendors don’t care if the battery they sell you will actually work in your computer. They’re not concerned about whether you’ll be able to use your laptop for homework, non-linear digital video editing, or the host of other applications you bought the thing for. All they really want to do is sell you a battery – that is, you and everybody else.
You see, they make their money by focusing on volume; they’re not banking on repeat business from satisfied customers. In fact, you might say they’re a lot like Barnum and Bailey – subscribing to the philosophy that there’s a “sucker born every minute.”
Don’t let them “sucker” you into one of their scams!
So, can you actually get a good deal on a cheap laptop battery? You bet you can!
Here are a couple of simple pointers to keep in mind when shopping for a replacement battery for your laptop:
· Make sure you record all the correct information about your laptop before your place your order for a cheap laptop battery.
First, this is a good time to see if you currently have the correct battery in your laptop. Don’t be fooled – just because a battery fits the slot does not mean that it’s the right one for your computer.
After verifying which battery you should have, it’s a good idea to get someone to read the model and serial numbers aloud to you while you write them down legibly. Are there any numbers on your current, worn out battery? If so, record them too. Don’t rely on your memory! And, whatever you do, don’t go running to your desktop to place your online order while reciting your battery information out loud. Write this stuff down!
After you’ve clearly written down all your information, repeat the process to double check your accuracy. The next point is equally important!
· Buy only from reputable “cheap laptop battery” dealers.
Following this tip will save you a lot of money and needless frustration. You know what I’m talking about here. Who hasn’t been burned by vendors who offer products at cut-rate prices and then fail to deliver the goods?
With regard to cheap laptop batteries, people have sometimes bought dead laptop batteries that cannot be returned. No fun there!
Make sure you take the time to read the ads carefully to see if what they’re offering is actually what you need. If you’re not sure, ask someone who knows. Failing to “swallow” your pride once in a while in order to gain some valuable information is what gets some people into trouble. Don’t let this be you!
Okay, I believe you’re the one who needs a cheap laptop battery – right?
If so, armed with these two simple pointers, you’re now ready to conduct your search. Remember, it’s all about accurate numbers and reputable dealers.
Thanks for taking the time to read this little piece about buying a cheap laptop battery.
Good luck in your search!
Dr. John W. Luton
Associate Professor ~ Mass Communication
Elizabeth City State University (NC)
To read more of Dr. Luton’s articles about TVs, computers, and other electronic products, check out the following links on the Pulse Media International home page:
About the Author: Dr. John W. Luton
When he’s not writing articles for Pulse Media International, Dr. Luton serves as associate professor of mass communication at Elizabeth City State University. His specialty – teaching students how to watch movies and surf the Internet for deals!
However – to appease the university administration -- he skillfully disguises his real activities in language that’s a little more palatable, like “cinema studies,” “mass media law” and “advertising.”
However, we at Pulse Media are so on to him! But we’ve got to give it to the professor. He knows his technology and he’ll always give you an honest opinion!
Dr. Luton has also written an award-winning novel titled, “Bluebird in Belgium.” It’s a phenomenal read. Check it out.