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Best Buy Digipower BLS-1 replacement battery $4.99

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by dougjgreen, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
  2. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    In for 2 at that price, nice find!
     
  3. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    Unfortunately, I personally have no use for this deal I stumbled on, because I bought 2 Halcyon BLS-1 replacement batteries and a charger for $21 about 3 weeks ago from Amazon.
     
  4. scottz

    scottz Mu-43 Regular

    135
    Jun 18, 2011
    Littleton, CO
    Thanks for the notice, I just snagged 3 at the local store for pickup tomorrow.
     
  5. asaulo1

    asaulo1 Mu-43 Veteran

    294
    Feb 21, 2012
    just got one for my "not here yet" EP3 as a backup battery... I also ordered some generic ones from ebay with the charger so I should be pretty set for my cruise... yahoo!!!!
     
  6. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks! I may have to order one or two. One of my generic batteries gave up today. It just gives a charging error on the charger.:mad:
     
  7. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

    667
    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Morris
    Does this work with EPM2 and the original charger? thanks!
     
  8. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    If the original battery is a BLS-5, the BLS-1 is compatible with it. Oly changed from the BLS-1 to the BLS-5 to meet some new regulations in Japan, but the BLS-1 and BLS-5 batteries and chargers are interoperable - despite there being some contradictory information in some of Oly's documentation.
     
  9. Darthpnoy88

    Darthpnoy88 Mu-43 Regular

    103
    Dec 27, 2012
    California
    Picked up 3 myself for my $90 brand new E-P1 :D
     
  10. blynott

    blynott New to Mu-43

    8
    Jun 15, 2013
    North Carolina Coast
    Bob
    Thanks for the tip. Just picked one up from a local BestBuy. It was marked "Clearance"!
     
  11. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    Which is why they are selling it for $4.99, and not $30 or so.
     
  12. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I was going to post that this deal is perfect for the $90 E-P1. :biggrin:
     
  13. ReallyBadPictures

    ReallyBadPictures Mu-43 Regular

    181
    Jan 12, 2013
    I just picked mine up (plenty available all over DFW BTW...) and charging it now.

    Thanks....
     
  14. RichardB

    RichardB Snapshooter

    442
    Nov 19, 2012
    Maryland, US
    Richard
    I got one of these DigiPower batteries from Best Buy when the deal was first posted, and it has worked fine through a couple power cycles. The battery label has specs that are as good as or better than the OEM battery.

    The price is now 10% lower at $4.49, shipped. If I needed more, I would get them now, because Best Buy seems to be clearing them out.

    A note on compatibility: The BLS-1 and BLS-5 batteries deliver the same voltage and are equally compatible with cameras that either fits in. The difference is that the BLS-5 communicates with the BCS-5 charger through a 4th electrical contact, which is missing on the BLS-1 and BCS-1. Users have reported that a battery of either type can be charged in either type of charger. However, Olympus has explained that the -5 combination saves electricity and prolongs battery life. If I had a BCS-5 charger, I would use only BLS-5 batteries so as to make use of the charger's capabilities.
     
  15. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    Except that BLS-5 batteries cost MUCH more than BLS-1 clone batteries - especially with a deal like this. Like $50 vs $4.50 I hardly think that tradeoff is worth it.
     
  16. DeoreDX

    DeoreDX Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 13, 2013
    Alabama
    They were $4.99 on the web page but were only $2.99 at my store. So if you are doing an in-store pickup might be worth it to just stop by the store instead of ordering them for pickup in the store.
     
  17. TetonTom

    TetonTom Mu-43 Regular

    Looks like they have them in stock at my local store. I'm going to get 3 or 4 for my wife's epl5. We love our Oly cameras, but are still used to Nikon DSLR batteries...
     
  18. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    Out of stock at our two local stores.
     
  19. sfmurph

    sfmurph Mu-43 Regular

    68
    Jul 4, 2013
    San Francisco
    I just picked one up at my local store in San Francisco. They had like 5 more. At checkout, the cashier remarked at how big the price drop was: "That's like 90% off. Good for you for finding that!" Thanks to this forum!
     
  20. Stewmander

    Stewmander Mu-43 Regular

    50
    Apr 16, 2012
    Sacramento, CA
    Awesome find! I came across this a few days ago but didnt realize it was free shipping so I waiting until I had time to pick up in store to order one. When this thread stated that the price dropped to $4.50 and had free shipping I ordered one for my E-PL1 right then! Thanks again, killer deal for a great camera even with so many more advanced models in the line.