Today I read about some discussions of fake Nikon EN-EL3e being sold in Malaysia, at price not much different from ORIGINAL!
Here’s the picture comparison of the genuine and fake batteries:
So, how much is fake battery selling in the market IN MALAYSIA? From what I heard, RM150.00. Original new Nikon EN-EL3e is selling at RM175.00 at ShaShinKi:
Fake EN-EL3e is not being sold at very low price, the reason is simple. They want you to believe that it is ORIGINAL, but cheaper than what you can get from other dealers who are selling genuine Nikon EN-EL3e.
So, what is the down side of getting a fake battery?
Not all third party batteries are bad. There are still good third party brands, but if you are paying RM150, make sure you are getting the original Nikon EN-EL3e and not double the price of what you paid for the third party brand.