Sony Battery Rip Off!
I need to change the battery on my Sony NWZ-S739F and NWZ-A845 MP3 players. I bought them to drown out the noise when on public transport and some colleagues eating at work. In the past I could get the correct batteries from ePrey at under £10 including P&P. It is an easy job and with care takes less than 20 minutes. The batteries are unavailable on the bay at the moment so I contacted Sony Repair Centre for an estimate... Ye Gods! Over £73 pounds EACH just to have batteries fitted! I reiterate, it is a simple and easy job if you have the tools and patience. Why not sell the batteries for owners to fit at their own risk? I shall now do a less elegant alteration where at least batteries will be cheap and easy to change.
I've always gone on about the great sound quality (For MP3) of these Sony products but will certainly never buy another Sony product again. £146 for a couple of £4 batteries... NEVER!