Our previous battery rebuild vendor is missing!
We have issues with the product we purchased from our
previous battery rebuild vendor.
Five quick "Caveat Emptor" examples of what we hear
from new clients and then a link to amateur examples:
We recently purchased product from another
battery vendor that called us with what sounded like a great deal.
We are now having problems with their product but cannot find them.
Ladies and Gents, we have rebuilt packs they have previously recelled. Ouch.
A New Company is advertising and the
prices are really great but when we read your site and started
questioning them we discovered they are using consumer grade cells and
not offering any real service to improve my battery or performance.
Yes, and let me also explain that
showing a picture of a multi-story facility does not mean you are so
big, it means that your margins on low quality cells is so large you can
afford to rent space in this type facility.
Their name brand package is
comparable to our new economy line except that in our economy line we
explain to you Exactly what you get with economy.
When they call here pretending to want
a battery serviced their questions are never about the battery and camera
relationship. IT is questions like, what is this wire in my battery
for? No, we do not tell them.., the truth anyway.
A new company
recently called and introduced themselves to us and were asking
for our business. They are a new company but they say they have several years experience
in the industry.
Why did they close the other times?
We know. We are not excited about it but we have rebuilt packs they have previously recelled or built new.
In September 2006 a peachy lady calls here asking for employment, wanting to work out of her house
in another Southern city and state. She stated that she and her other lady partner,
of a few months, had a cat fight in 05 or earlier in 06, and split what was left of a company they inherited
from the deceased owner. (He had been in business for twenty years
and we at REI would not do business with him.)
She stated that she and her
x-partner are now fighting over who
gets the company name of the dead owner it was inherited from. The
individual claims over 20 years in business. I guess so, if you
include the years in the dress shop. So she is now sourcing
sub-contractors for batteries, or was it dresses?.
Why did they close the other
times? We know. We are not excited about it but we
have recelled packs they have previously recelled or built new.
A company called, introduced themselves to
us and said they had many consecutive years in business.
In our Webster's dictionary consecutive
means continual. We cannot find in Webster's dictionary
where consecutive means: Closed, sold, closed, re-opened.
We know their work first hand and will never use them for
overflow assembly sub-contracting.
The retail battery vendor, the franchise guys. They have a few retail
locations across the country and are known to use mostly third world or a
few brand name, consumer grade, very low end cells. We have rebuilt packs they have previously recelled. Oh, we won't
even go into that discussion.
Another is late
2007 BRAND NEW with a background in rebuilding laptop batteries. Our
long term take on rebuilding certain batteries including laptop batteries is
at: Laptop Batteries
Bait price but
when you call the price is very different.
low end Chinese cells or hundreds of other off brand or consumer grade
battery cells, Toshiba,
packs that should NEVER be rebuilt or recelled, which gives rebuilding a bad name
marketing, hook and get the order this time, not expecting repeat business.
To us the above vendors mean nothing positive and are toxic.
From coast to coast we have seen so many
broadcast battery rebuilding companies close, open again, silently
close again, come back under a different name, and then close
again. They always come back with a crafty spin, gimmicks, cheap
prices, and plugging brand names while using cheap cells.
We know because we get your calls later when you have problems.
Through all of our own challenges we have kept our doors open
faithfully for your business since 1989. Never closed, never
re-opened. Our FAQ sheets supply you
with total detail on every item we assemble and specifications for
every cell available as well as what to look for in a good vendor
and a bad vendor.
Rathbone Energy is a:
SBA Certified HubZone
Empowered Certified Company in an underdeveloped economic area
of the Appalachia's: Cocke County - Newport, Tennessee. Consistently
serving the battery industry since 1989.
Doing business with a HubZone
Empowered company may provide tax benefits for your company.
We qualify as a HubZone because
This Appalachian area has an average yearly per
person income well under the national poverty level, +/- $18,000.00
Has an average unemployment level well above the
national average, +/- 10%.
Borders the Cherokee Indian Reservation of the
We chose this location to give Hope and employment to some and be an example for many. You can provide a great
benefit by placing your orders with us today. And it is
Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, NASA, and Federal Government preferred vendor and authorized
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Thursday, September 18, 2008