|Submited By: A. Leghart on 07/23/2010|
Great discount from buying APC-branded replacement battery. Comes packaged well, no damage. Clear installation instructions. NO RETURNS.
That s part of the price difference. APC lets you return your old batteries for recovery/recycling. This manufacturer will not. I did manage to contact the local warehousing facility (only 20-30 minute drive from my office). But, they kept handing off the phone call. One guy wanted me to prepare a shipping manifest with materials, weights, etc., then told me I couldn t drive my little Honda up to their warehouse...he thought I had a delivery truck.
The fifth guy said it would be no problem. Leave it in the original packaging, tape up the terminals, and take it to another warehouse at a different location. He said it "should be fine" for me to drop off...but wasn t sure who or where or if they would actually take it from me.
I ended up finding a local computer recycling company who took them with no problems.
Don t buy these unless you have a recycler already lined up. The typical places like AutoZone, Sears, etc. won t take these batteries. If you re in SoCal, see AES Electronics Recyling in Fullerton. Free pickups if you have a lot of stuff.