Quote Originally Posted by Maris View Post
My last lot of Dexter Mat Cutter blades came from Eckersley's art supplies in Brisbane, Australia. Price out of the discount bin was $1 for a pack of 5 blades. I was overcome by acquisitiveness so I bought 5 packs. But I did not buy all they had.

My latest encounter with price outrage was CR2032 button cells. From the local electronics store $4.31 each, from China via Ebay $0.179 ea. Someone is making a motza and I doubt that the Chinese are losing on the deal.

What makes you sure that the Chinese made crap is more reliable than the real deal?
I don't mind paying for the major brand name in batteries when the reputation is rock solid and proven. I spend $80 on lithium AA batteries for my EOS1N; I wouldn't dare put Chinee/grey market stuff in. Never take shortcuts with things like batteries when you could be left "dead in the water" at a critical time.