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  1. #1
    Thrive Informant
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    Battery bargain(??)

    Abe's of Maine is taking preorders for the battery for $74.18 and free shipping. Amazon is charging $90.
    However, if you Google "Abe's of Maine scam", they appear to have a very bad reputation.
    Doesn't sound like it's worth the possible trouble. Anyone know any different?

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    Thrive Pursuant
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    Abe's is a fairly well known discount retailer. They specialize in cameras and other electronics. I wouldn't say they are a total scam, but they do have a bad reputation. It mostly comes from selling products they don't have in stock, difficult return policies, incorrect shipments and things of that nature. I ordered a battery from them years back and it took them three weeks to fulfill it. I haven't done business with them since, personally and while I won't badmouth them, I wouldn't recommend them either.

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    I ordered the screen protector for the Thrive from them a couple days ago, I saw the bad reviews with delays and all that but decided to take a chance. We will see how it goes.

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    Thrive Conveyor
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    I bought my first DSLR from them a few years back (my dad also) and we had no problem with them at all.

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    Thrive Pursuant
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    I don't know that I would take too many chances on the battery. It seems the Thrive battery is fairly unique, but still, there have been plenty of counterfeit batteries in the industry.


 


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