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Buy replacement watch battery’s from Amazon is a real lottery I have tried 4 different sellers from their site and all the battery’s have been flat and probably old stock. Three out of the 4 sellers just don’t answer emails. My advice based on my experience is do not buy button cells  from Amazon.
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  • Olinda99
    Olinda99 Posts: 1,240 Forumite
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    i assume they wete bought from amazon marketplace - in which case i agree - it is the wild west there.
  • jon81uk
    jon81uk Posts: 3,785 Forumite
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    Buy replacement watch battery’s from Amazon is a real lottery I have tried 4 different sellers from their site and all the battery’s have been flat and probably old stock. Three out of the 4 sellers just don’t answer emails. My advice based on my experience is do not buy button cells  from Amazon.
    Remember you are talking about sellers via Amazon marketplace, not buying from Amazon themselves.

    Always check who the seller is before ordering.
  • peter_the_piper
    peter_the_piper Posts: 30,268 Forumite
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    I usually buy them from a watch shop or Timpsons, most have reputations to uphold so dont have old stock.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
  • letsbehonest
    letsbehonest Posts: 1,098 Forumite
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    Thanks, I tried that and they don’t sell the battery’s
    "Imagination is more Important than knowledge"
  • elsien
    elsien Posts: 32,964 Forumite
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    jon81uk said:
    Buy replacement watch battery’s from Amazon is a real lottery I have tried 4 different sellers from their site and all the battery’s have been flat and probably old stock. Three out of the 4 sellers just don’t answer emails. My advice based on my experience is do not buy button cells  from Amazon.
    Remember you are talking about sellers via Amazon marketplace, not buying from Amazon themselves.

    Always check who the seller is before ordering.
    No, my latest ones from Amazon, but not their marketplace, were flat. 
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • Belenus
    Belenus Posts: 2,554 Forumite
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    Over the years I have bought dozens of watch batteries from various eBay sellers for about £1 each and never had a dud.
    A man walked into a car showroom.
    He said to the salesman, “My wife would like to talk to you about the Volkswagen Golf in the showroom window.”
    Salesman said, “We haven't got a Volkswagen Golf in the showroom window.”
    The man replied, “You have now mate".
  • mersey
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    Same as above never had a problem.
  • letsbehonest
    letsbehonest Posts: 1,098 Forumite
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    lucky you, where did you buy your batteries from?
    "Imagination is more Important than knowledge"
  • sparky0138
    sparky0138 Posts: 487 Forumite
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    Belenus said:
    Over the years I have bought dozens of watch batteries from various eBay sellers for about £1 each and never had a dud.
    Was just going to say the same. Never had a problem on eBay.
  • Belenus
    Belenus Posts: 2,554 Forumite
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    lucky you, where did you buy your batteries from?
    No specific seller. I just search eBay for the battery I want and, provided their feedback is ok, I select the cheapest seller selling a known brand.
    A man walked into a car showroom.
    He said to the salesman, “My wife would like to talk to you about the Volkswagen Golf in the showroom window.”
    Salesman said, “We haven't got a Volkswagen Golf in the showroom window.”
    The man replied, “You have now mate".
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