Reliable Authentic Battery vendors

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  1. kisianik

    kisianik New Member

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    Hi.
    Usually I buy my batteries from imrbatteries, but today they are out of stock for VTC5a, so what other reliable USA vendors out there besides Liion Wholesale.
    Is Ilumn can be trusted? Good sale price today.
    How about orbtronic?

    Anything else I missed?
     
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    The Cromwell VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    ilumn is where I get all my batteries.
     
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    AndriaD Shine on, you crazy... VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    Actually it's illumn.com.

    Better than them for prices, is liionwholesale.com. But I like illumn's battery boxes better.

    Andria
     
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    Illumn, liion, and imr are the big 3.

    Orbtronics I've seen are lower amperage cells targeted more at flashlights and such.
     
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    I think Orbtronic has genuine cells but do not buy Orbtronic branded batteries for vaping.

    they have the 30Q for 4.99 right now.
    Know what you are buying go by Mooch's recommended battery list.

    battery mooch.jpg
     
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    I didn't realize they were a vendor. Thanks.

    $4.99 is a good price for the 30Q.
     
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    Thanks
    I love Mooch table (I did not see the one you posted anywhere yet)

    [​IMG]

    And his reviews as well.
     
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    Thanks for comment about boxes, last shipment from IMR had a few broken battery cases. Price for VTC5a today is the best from illumn at $5.49 (sale), and I need 14 of those, will save a few bucks.
     
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    Are they reliable? If the price is right?
    Just trying to get more vendors, just in case of "out of stock" issues.
     
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    as stated the main 3 are

    illumn.com
    Liionwholesale.com
    imrbatteries.com

    orbtronic.com is an alternative as stated, just don't buy any of their brand for vaping, they are generally re-wrapped Panasonic/Sanyo low end batteries, look at the big battery names, Samsung, LG, Sony

    another alternate is RTDVaper.com
     
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    I seen them mentioned once somewhere, prices generally higher than the rest of 3, but good to know as substitute. Thanks
     
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    illumn purchase requires regular PayPal account, am I right? No guest PayPal purchase, like IMR does. It is a pity if it is true - not for me.

    Edit. So far the worst Checkout protocol I ever, ever seen. Fastech is even more simple and easy.
     
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    I will not buy batteries from FT or 3F or any of the Chinese company's.
    heck I do not even know if they sell batteries.
     
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    I won't buy 'em from amazon or ebay either, after getting burned with some counterfeits from ebay. No matter what the wrapper says... you just don't really know what's under that wrapper.

    Andria
     
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    Did I ever mentioned purchasing batteries from China? Where that came from?

    I just mentioned cumbersome checkout process.

    VTC5a @ IMR $6 if you buy more than 12, and I need 14, but they are out of stock.
    Liion Wholesale $6.59

    And Illumn is just $5.49 at this moment (sale price). So, I endured checkout hassle for some savings only and presence of stock. Illumn Checkout system boot me out more than 10 times with some errors, what a headache. But it is done now
     
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    5.99 at orbtronic.
    https://www.orbtronic.com/sony-vtc5a-18650-battery-high-drain-imr-us18650vtc5a

    they have at least 20 so hurry.
     
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    Too late, I got it cheaper, saved $7 with illumn compare to orbtronic. You can see that I asked about reliability of orbtronic in the beginning of my post, since no one said it is reliable source, I did not included its price for comparison.
     
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  18. I think they were referring to you mentioning Fasttech was better, which is China.

    I just want to mention we have automatic bulk discounts too, so our price was $6.46 each for 3-24 total batteries (or $6 if you got up to 25 total batteries of any type). Seems our price is a little higher for VTC5A at this moment than others, will bring that up and see if we can't lower our price soon.
     
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    I mentioned Fasttech due to my frustration with Illumn check out process. Meaning, if China can do so easy, why can't we. I would never buy vaping batteries even at regular USA based general vaping vendors.

    I can see that Liion has proactive thinking, I wish you guys have similar to IMR bulk purchase tiers (starting from 12), not so many people need 25 batteries at once. Creating Holiday discounts would be a nice touch as well. Illumn beat everyone price with sale promotion - they stated that their regular price is $8.
    If your price was very close to illumn or even to IMR, I could switch due to the check out headache, as you are in the top 3 reliable vendors for authentic batteries.
     
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    Just for the people in the UK in case any have looked on here, a few companies-

    Fogstar, Batteries plus and Nkon. I tend to use Fogstar now as they offer free shipping and it often works out cheaper than the others, although they no longer offer LG HE4's or HG2's due to the new wrapping.
     

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