Would you pay a $700 for 4 tested 280Ah lifePo4 cells that could be delivered to CONUS within 1 week?

Craig

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Hi all one of my battery suppliers has a decent price on 280 AH cells they are allegedly made new in 2020.
I have been selling LTO cells on e-bay for a while now and have tested around 400 of them So I have a pretty efficient testing method set up.
My thought is to bulk buy these 280Ah Cells test them and resell them here and on e-bay I would as always offer a cheaper price here for forum members than I do on E-bay

Right now my target price would be be about $700.00 for every 4 cells. This would include shipping and a full test report of the capacity of each cell as well as an Internal resistance value. The E-bay price would be around $950.00

This is not a set in stone deal. I'm not looking to sell anything just now. Just looking for thoughts on price and interest.
 

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Seems reasonable enough given no duties / taxes & fees for the purchaser off ebay or here as that's rolled in.
Price Target wise... Considering a BattleBorn and similar 120AH Battery is floating around 1,000 USD +/- $150 then your bang on the margin for raw cells I think. Maybe have a couple of different 4S BMS' (lower priced like the DKYB ? or whatever they are) and of course the Chargery's LOL.... for those wanting more serious builds.

BTW: None of the recent stuff has arrived SSR's and other... One package got to 50KM from me, all the way from Hong Kong and now it just got scanned in Korea ! UPS can't explain how that happened.... DHL wants 380+ for duties & fees on my $32 worth of N95 masks ! BUT they are holding it for 3 weeks now because they can't resolve it and won't respond anymore... Be Cautious when figuring out the shipping, seems like Stoopid is in charge with the companies now.
 

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Seems reasonable enough given no duties / taxes & fees for the purchaser off ebay or here as that's rolled in.
Price Target wise... Considering a BattleBorn and similar 120AH Battery is floating around 1,000 USD +/- $150 then your bang on the margin for raw cells I think. Maybe have a couple of different 4S BMS' (lower priced like the DKYB ? or whatever they are) and of course the Chargery's LOL.... for those wanting more serious builds.

BTW: None of the recent stuff has arrived SSR's and other... One package got to 50KM from me, all the way from Hong Kong and now it just got scanned in Korea ! UPS can't explain how that happened.... DHL wants 380+ for duties & fees on my $32 worth of N95 masks ! BUT they are holding it for 3 weeks now because they can't resolve it and won't respond anymore... Be Cautious when figuring out the shipping, seems like Stoopid is in charge with the companies now.
Sea shipping seems to be ok but Air is the problem according to Jason And Allan. Just not enough planes moving.
 

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Having things shipped DDP is very important. I just ordered a bunch of Mini Circuit breakers and got a bill from UPS a week later asking for a 27.5% tariff for Uncle Sam. My mistake. Thats why I want to do the leg work so others do not have to.
Thanks for the reply Steve
 

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So, these would be LTO batteries? I'm not really familiar with the chemistry, or what changes would be required over using conventional Lithium Ion Batteries if any.
 

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Thanks Craig for clearing that up. Yes, I would be interested in 4 280ah batteries. Please keep me informed.
 

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@Craig Hope you are able to build a sizable business selling lithium batteries. It will be really good for some of the people who have been having various problems buying from Chinese providers.
 

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Ohh my, your in for a shocker there... LFP to Canada from USA is fraught with problems and costs...
Fortunately the debacle of trying to get LFP to Canada prevented me from buying those defunct BYD Storage Batteries everyone got so up about until it became known they were NOT anywhere near what was advertised.

@Brain send Craig a PM here in the forum, we don't post our emails publicly to prevent getting spam attacked.
 
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