1,352 OF THESE HAVE BEEN SOLD ON THIS AUCTION AS OF 2/5/2014! (See upper right hand corner of this auction page, just below the auction price, for the current number)
Bid/Buy with Confidence;
I have a 99% (or better!) feedback rating, comprised of over 24,700 total positive feedbacks.
You don’t get a rating like that by selling things that don’t work as advertised, or by treating customers with only the utmost respect!!!!!
I have a Bachelors Degree in Business (4-year degree) and an Associates Degree in Electronics Technology (2-year degree), so I am well versed in what I discuss below. I had a 22-year career with GE Healthcare involving electronics before I started this eBay business.
If you find an item cheaper ANYWHERE, email me with the price and web address (URL) and I can usually meet or beat it. Just email me if you need something, or a part of something like a drill trigger switch, motor, etc. For how to email me, see the section below entitled “How to contact me with questions”.
Get $10.00 Cash Back for sending me your old charger!
If you return to me any of the Coleman battery chargers shown in the pictures on this auction, you will receive a $10 refund on your PayPal account once I receive it. Some of the chargers did not have the Coleman name or model listed on them, but they are still eligible for the refund. If you don’t see your charger in my auctions, then it would be best if you emailed me to verify it really is a Coleman charger. For how to email me, see the section below entitled “How to contact me with questions”. When I ship this new charger to you, you will receive a sheet with a label on it that you can cut out and paste onto you box. This sheet also contains details on how much it will cost to ship, and how to protect the item from damage.
I require that the charger (or charger parts) is/are complete for the $10 cash back offer, and not cosmetically damaged (case cracked or taped together, etc). Paint or scuffs and scratches are OK. If you only have one of the TWO items that make up the slow charger, I can only give you a partial credit. The two items are the AC adapter (wall-wart) and the battery base (part that the battery plugs into). You can email me if you don't have a complete charger, or if you are unsure it is a Coleman charger. You can also get the credit if you send me the 1-hour charger, which is only comprised of one part, not two. For how to email me, see the section below entitled “How to contact me with questions”.
The charger parts sent for the cash back must not be missing any electrical parts, or missing pieces of the plastic housings. If you cut the cord, it may still be eligible for the cash back, but usually only if you left at least 3 inches of cord coming out of the ends of the devices. I have been sent chargers where the battery portion looks as if it were run over by a car (well, OK, not quite THAT bad, but where large pieces of plastic were gone). Those would, of course, NOT be eligible for the cash back.
The company that made the original chargers, Team Products, went out of business in 2007. Therefore I can't buy new plastic body components (I CAN get almost any electrical or electronic component however). So that is why I must require that the charger be COMPLETE for the full refund.
NOTE: If you DO NOT have an old Coleman charger to send back for the $10 credit on your PayPal account, then you just won't get the credit, and that is fine. You just pay for the auction and ignore all information about the $10 cash back offer. And if you send two chargers, you get $5 for each additional charger (I only pay you for the shipping expense once, not for each one sent).
This auction is for one NEW name-brand 3-4 hour charger that will charge all the various types of Coleman 18 volt batteries with FULL OVAL posts (as opposed to slide-in type batteries or batteries with half-oval posts... see auction pictures). It will work with Coleman batteries with TWO or THREE terminals. AND this charger will not easily burn out like the original Coleman chargers did. I cosmetically and electrically alter this brand NEW name-brand charger to fit BOTH styles (and all 8 variations too) of the Coleman 18 volt batteries. This charger is a replacement for the SLOW and the FAST chargers made by Coleman. It may not fit into your Coleman tool case, as it is slightly larger, but you can just cut away a portion of the inner plastic casing to make room for it. For instructions on how to email me, see the section below entitled “How to contact me with questions”.
I have applied for a patent (patent pending) on this design also. That is why this auction states it is “NEW (other)”. I buy them new, and then alter them electrically and cosmetically. I then test them immediately before I ship them with Coleman batteries. There is no picture of this item on the auction for proprietary reasons.
There are about different 8 styles of batteries sold by Coleman with full- and half oval posts, and if you view all 12 pictures on this auction (upper left hand corner of this page), you will see some of them. But there are 6 other variations also. One is all green, one is mostly black with red tabs on the side. Some have 2 metal contacts (terminals) on the post for the electrical connection, and some have 3. This charger will charge ALL of the FULL OVAL post batteries. It will NOT charge the HALF oval post batteries. See pictures for the difference!!
See the section below entitled “How to contact me with questions”, if you have any questions.
This item weighs 1 pounds 1 ounce before it has been put into a shipping container.
Shipping (Domestic and International);
I only NORMALLY ship to the 48 contiguous United States, but I do make exceptions. If you live outside of those 48 United States (Hawaii, Alaska, Peurto Rico, a US Territory or use a military address) or live in another country, please email me for a shipping quote BEFORE YOU PURCHASE THE AUCTION. If you buy the item and THEN email me, I will not be able to offer you the best rates I have available. To email me, see the section below entitled “How to contact me with questions”.
Standard shipping is either via USPS 2-3 day Priority Mail with tracking or USPS First Class Mail with tracking. No matter which method you choose, you will receive a tracking number emailed to you from that carrier. It is my choice which one I use. If you want a specific method that I use, then email me before you buy the auction, as it is difficult to change it once you have made the purchase. To email me, see the section below entitled “How to contact me with questions”. If you want FedEx, be sure to give me a NON-PO BOX address, since FedEx does not deliver to PO BOXES!
My auctions are shipped almost every day of the week and sometimes on Saturday, unless something unusual comes up. If something does come up, orders will be shipped out the following business day. Never does it take more than one extra day for me to ship an item. Overnight service is available also, for an additional fee (see the OVERNIGHT shipping section below for info on that).
Picking up an order at my business;
There is a $3 fee to pick an item up at my location if you live near Milwaukee, WI. And you will also pay WI State Tax of 5.6%. This fee pays for my time to make arrangements with you. It would be best to email me if you want to pick an item up. To email me, see the section below entitled “How to contact me with questions”.
Overnight FedEx service is no longer available.
I must charge STATE sales tax of 5.6% on shipments to Wisconsin locations (or items picked up in Milwaukee). There are no additional shipping or handling fees to pick this item up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin other than the sales tax of 5.6%.
Please give me a CORRECT address and your phone number!!
If the Post Office cannot locate your address, the item will be returned to me. If this happens, I can either refund your auction payment (minus the original shipping fee, the return shipment delivery fee if any, the eBay listing fee, the selling auction fee and the PayPal fees if any), or I can ship it to another address if you pay another shipping fee of $4.99. So it is a good idea to provide me with your phone number in case I need to contact you. It is also a good idea to be sure your email and physical addresses on your PayPal and eBay accounts are correct and up to date.
If the FedEx cannot locate your address, and it is incorrectly given to me, then there will be a $10 fee charged to you in order to receive your package. That is what FedEx will charge me, and I just pass the charge on to you for providing me with an incorrect address. Sorry, but you’ve been warned!
I ***WILL*** combine shipping!
If you would like more than one of an item on an auction, or win more than one of my auctions, email me for the discount you would get. To email me, see the section below entitled “How to contact me with questions”. Usually, the shipping fee is about $1.49 more per additional pound of weight, but not always. Some auctions are special. If you wait to pay for all the items you buy at once, then the combined shipped will be automatically calculated for you when you attempt to pay for any of the items.
BEFORE YOU PURCHASE THE ITEM, email me for a shipping quote. To email me, see the section below entitled “How to contact me with questions”. If you buy the item and THEN email me, I will not be able to offer you the best rates I have available.
How to contact me with questions;
Email me by clicking anywhere on the words "Ask a question", which are located very near the bottom of this auction page.
If you ordered the wrong item (this happens more often than you would imagine!);
All items may be returned to me within 14 calendar days of receiving the item. You will have to pay to ship it back to me. A full refund (minus certain fees) will be given once the item is received back in the same working condition that it was sent to you in. The fees not refunded are the shipping fee, the PayPal fee and a processing fee of 20% of the auction price (to test the item and restock it). You also will not receive the refund until you respond to the eBay email that I will have them send to you. It will state that you are returning the item to me for a refund. That will then allow me to get back the 15% in selling fees that I have paid to eBay for selling the item to you.
If I shipped the wrong item (very rare… see my feedback!); you have your choice of the following –
If you are in a hurry to receive the right item, just order another one, and then you can ship me the incorrect item later. When I receive it, you will get FULL CREDIT (no fees at all) for the initial order. I will email you a prepaid shipping label for FedEx, so all you do is drop it off. You pay no shipping fee to get it back to me.
If you aren’t in a hurry, or you don’t want to purchase a second one, then I have to require that you ship the wrong one to me first… THEN I will ship the correct one, once I get it and test it to be sure it is indeed the same one I sent you and is in working order. I will email you a prepaid shipping label for FedEx, so all you do is drop it off. You pay no shipping fee to get it back to me. I have to do it this way, as otherwise I have found that the buyer just seems to “mysteriously” forget to ship back the incorrect part!
If an item arrives damaged or not working (even more rare, since I test all items before they ship); See the WARRANTY section below.
This new item is sold as-is. No warranty implied whatsoever. The reason is because many of the items I sell are electrical in nature, and lightning could strike your house (or the item). I can’t expect to be held responsible for situations like that! My 21,000 positive feedback record (over 98.5%) should indicate to you that I do NOT sell junk. I test all items thoroughly. It never pays to sell someone a defective item… it is more of a hassle than anything, so that is why I test EVERYTHING. You may have heard the expression, “you spend 95% of your time on the 5% of your sales that have problems”. I have found that to be VERY true and don't like wasting my time!
YOU NO LONGER NEED TO OPEN OR HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT (this is new as of 11/09). Just go to PayPal.com and you will see the options you have to choose from. But opening a PayPal account is NOT required any longer!!!!!!
I accept PayPal, Paymate, ProPay and Moneybrokers USA. But you can also easily pay via your checking account, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. WI residents will be required to pay 5.6% State sales tax. Free Pick Up in Milwaukee, WI. Email me by clicking on the link entitled "Ask a question" located in the upper right-hand corner of this auction page if you want to make other arrangements. Please pay within 4 days.
I will ONLY leave feedback after feedback has been left for me. Too often sellers get threatened with negative feedback after they have left positive feedback in advance. Sorry about that, but it is what ALL the savvy sellers on eBay now do, which is to leave feedback once feedback has been left for them!
WARNING ONE! Be kind to your Ni-Cd batteries, and they will last a very long time!!!!!!!!
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. This mean you NEVER leave your battery pack charging on a 3-hour charger for more than 4 hours (4 hours is needed to charge a battery fully if it has not been charged in a while)! Those 3-hour chargers constantly charge at .4 amps (400ma), even when fully charged. If you charger a battery for more than 4 hours, all that does is heat up the cells. And remember, heat is NOT a friend of the NiCd cell (see the below section on 1-hour chargers)! It will make the life of your battery pack much shorter. If at all possible, buy a timer and set it to be on for only 3 to 4 hours. You will get much longer life out of the battery pack that way.
WARNING TWO! Beware of other battery sellers on eBay!!!!!!!!
Often, these sellers have bought batteries that have been on someone’s shelf unsold for many months or years. A NiCd battery cell has approximately an 18-month shelf life if not recharged. If the seller is unwilling to charge the battery for you, and you want a refund, you may be stuck shipping it back to them (with you paying shipping back to them, and possibly paying the shipping for a new battery sent to you).
WARNING THREE! Beware of non-BRAND tools sold on eBay!!!!!!!!
The price may look good, but wait until the battery pack needs replacing (prematurely, as often they are made with inferior NiCd cells), or the tool needs servicing! Try to locate a dealer that sells parts or does repairs! Or find out FIRST what you have to do to get service, once you pay to ship it to them for repair! The cheap imports often use cheap materials that aren’t made to last like name-brand tools.
WARNING FOUR! Beware of “FIX YOUR BATTERY PACK” auctions on eBay!!!!!!!!
I have had numerous buyers tell me horror stories of auctions that purchased for information on how to fix their defective battery packs. 1) You can replace NiCd cells that are bad, BUT YOU CAN’T SOLDER THEM! Heat is NOT a friend to a NiCd cell… it makes their life MUCH shorter if exposed to excessive heat. They must be fusion welded, which produces virtually no heat. Fusion welders are VERY expensive! 2) Yes, there is a trick that you can apply a voltage to a cell to “shock” it into pretending to be good again, BUT THIS IS A VERY TEMPORARY SOLUTION! The cell will very quickly revert back to its defective status in a few hours or days in most cases. If that really worked, don't you think I would also sell a version of it? I don't like to disappoint people, so I won't sell it.
Copyright JRL Enterprises, LLC, February 24, 2011