Is it possible that a six years battery has been charged only 69 times? (I did 4 - 5 charge the past 4 days)
Yes it is. Especially with corporate (former company machines) that have been lying in storage for a while. However, this can lead to this kind of unpredictable battery behavior...
The one you have, with a Design Capacity of 51.83, is a 6-cell battery. And to have a Full Charge capacity of 30.88 is pretty good for a 6-year old "grandpa" battery.
However, if you have a warranty or promise of some sort from the seller that he would provide a better battery, it won't hurt to contact him
PS: I'm really thinking to buy a 9 cell battery and I saw that you are selling that...
As for me, yes, I have some excellent, New (old stock) 9-cell Genuine I.B.M. T43 batteries. They show an estimate of 6 hours after a full charge, so that's pretty cool: x200,x60T,x61,T42,x41 Tablet,T60,T61,R61,T400 BATTERY
As for shipping them overseas, see my post above where I explain about our Postal Service regulations and my policy about overseas shipments. If you have a relative living in the U.S. or a forwarding service (within the U.S.) that I could send the battery to, that might be OK. They could then find some shipping method to get the battery to you, or bring it with them on their next trip to Italy: http://safetravel.dot.gov/definitions.html
and http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/ ... eries.shtm
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