I just bought a "New" UPS. It's 4 years old. Did I get ripped off?
Posted on 2010-09-17
I just bought a couple of the APS SMART-UPS 420VA. Paid about $100 each, good money. The eBay seller description said "New"
When I opened the box, the units look clean and pretty new except for:
1) A paper taped on top, "Quality Assurance Test" dated Nov 2006.
2) The Battery itself has on the bottom a date of 2006.
Ok, so even if the UPS unit has never been used in the last 4 years... IS THE BATTERY and reliability of the unit STILL good enough? I've always been under the impression that a UPS which is more that a couple of years old sould be replaced.
Did I get ripped off?