Recommendation for after Market MacBook Pro Battery Replacement

Hi all, I am looking for a recommendation for after market battery replacement for my 13" unibody MacBook Pro mid 2010. It is the A1278 model.

The original one swollen two years ago and I got a replacement from BetterBatt. Now it is swelling again and I need a new one.

I guess my option is either to get another one from BetterBatt or elsewhere.

BetterBatt has it for $53 + shipping and 400 days warranty.

iFixIt has it for $72 + shipping and 1 year warranty (I think)

eBay (many sellers I think sell the same product) $35 shipped and not sure about the warranty probably none.

aubatteries.com has it for $78 + shipping with 3 years warranty but I have read negative feedback about them. Shipped from China though they say it is local stock. I don't know how easy it is to deal with warranty claim.

Has anyone got any recommendation? Thanks.

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      i bought one of these batteries from ebay as well. worked for about 2 seconds then never again. paypal refund.

      ended up paying more from macfixit and it's been working fine for me.

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    Are they really genuine Apple?

    Found this in the description:

    New APPLE Original Battery, with very minor scratch

    I am not sure what does it mean with the minor scratch.

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    Can't speak for macbook batteries specifically but bought TG5 camera spare batt and charger from betterbatt. No issues and staff very willing to answer any questions, this was pre-buying though.

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    Just out of curiosity, did you contact betterbatt about the swelling? Wondering what their response was.

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      Yes and was very good response. They sent me a replacement. I have received it and fit it in. So far so good.

      I have experienced the macbook turned off when the battery was showing at 40% but probably it will get better as I cycle through (hopefully). I have not used the macbook much since.

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