Why would a "brand new" battery only last for 6 cycles?
I recently purchased a battery for my macbook pro that was sold and priced as new. Once I had it installed it would only charge intermittently and since I had wrung the rest of the hardware out already I decided to take a closer look at the "new" battery and something odd caught my eye. The bar code giving the S/N had been purposely vandalized so it could not be read. I contacted the company and was assured it was new and the wiped UPC was due to some story involving the supplier making sure no one but them got the batteries.... yeah okay. Now if I had gone to Apple, for only $10 more plus tax + shipping I would have received a brand new battery (with legible S/N I'm sure) that they install with a warranty twice as long as the 6 mod I was given. Fast forward 4 mos give or take and my discount oem new battery won't hold a charge and the cycle count is at 6. 6? That doesn't sound like new at all, in fact I feel like I have been defrauded by a company that most consider reputable. ANy ideas on what I should do next and what is thought of any responsibility I may have to my fellow man to do everything I can to make sure folks are aware? And do I need to worry about potential damage caused by this battery?
Is this a good question?