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DigiPower - Lithium-Ion Battery - BP-BLS1
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That price appears to be an open box item only available at that store. But they have them at most other stores - not open box - for $4.49 still a great deal. They will also offer free shipping for them at the $4.49 price.
This is not an open box (I think). At BB open box items state that in the title like here
Sony - Soft Carrying Case - Black - LCSU10
When I check for the item at other stores, the price comes out to $4.49 but with free shipping offered.
It very well might be that the actual in-store prices have been dropped to $2.99 elsewhere - but not listed as such on the website - I ran across this phenomena with a Panasonic battery that was listed at a $9.99 clearance price (normal price was $49.99) with free shipping, and when I showed up to get one, the batteries were being sold in-store for just $4.99 and they had three left in stock. When I told the sales clerk that I was debating whether to take one or two at that price, he offered to sell me all 3 for the price of two of them. I took the deal, and re-sold two of the batteries for $15.99 each on ebay
Not bad and the price of $3 is only $1.50 cheaper than the delivered price but I thought that others might look in their area for enough left over for 1/3 a cup of coffee at Starbucks...
anything for the GX1?
Amazon also has it for $4.49 as an add-on item...
Amazon.com: Digipower PS-BLS1 BP-LS1 Replacement Li-Ion Battery: Camera & Photo
Did the company go out of business? not sure why the plummeting price.
Thanks, RBP! I just got 2 spare batteries for my ep3....$6. :smile:
Interestingly, this $2.99 price does not show up for my stores on the website, but that's the price they are selling at in the stores when and if they are in stock. I just picked up the last 2 of these that were in inventory from the Mira Mesa, San Diego store. I can also vouch for the fact that the Carmel Mountain Ranch San Diego store has none of these in stock.
I got mine from the Mission Viejo BB as the one in Irvine was OOS. Last 2 as well.
(also picked up a couple of Samsung batteries for 2 bucks each...on ebay now )
I think it's because Olympus started using a different type of battery in its new cameras, and perhaps Digipower manufactured too many spare batteries for the older cameras.
I bought one of these batteries and it works fine.
The other thing is, Best Buy has pretty much stopped carrying most m4/3 cameras, and they have put all the m4/3 spare batteries, both for Olympus and Panasonic, that they had in stock at dirt cheap clearance prices. Olympus still uses this battery (actually, the slightly different BLS-5, but they are interchangeable with the BLS-1 and BLS-1 clone batteries) in the EPL-5 and the E-PM2. They only changed batteries for the high end OM-D and E-P5.
Stopped by my local Best Buy and grabbed 2 of these. Thanks for the heads up!
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