Just had a rude awakening and thought I would pass it along. The battery on my Blackberry went dead and wouldn't recharge. I went to the Verizon store and they wanted $39.95 plus tax for a new battery. The clerk, a very nice young man, suggested I try Ebay. Ebay has them by the dozens...new...for $3.95...My God, I couldn't believe the markup. Learned a valuable lesson, hope it helps someone else.