[OT] hopefully easy question

Andrew Gould andrewlylegould at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 15:12:17 UTC 2015

The url below has 2 battery options (Compaq Presario v5000):

I'm not promoting Batteries Plus (nor am I speaking against them).  If you
find what you want, you could try searching eBay using the specific battery
model number.

Good luck,


On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 9:57 AM, William A. Mahaffey III <wam at hiwaay.net>

> I am looking on Ebay for a battery for an older laptop I have. I used the
> following search, assembled in their search bar:
> http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_sop=15&_nkw=compaq+presario+v5000+battery&_ipg=200&rt=nc
> This turned up a bunch of chargers 1st, which I don't want. Is there a way
> to add a 'negate' to the search string ? I tried adding '+(!charger)' to
> the URL text-string & got *only* chargers. FWIW, I am doing this under FBSD
> 9.3R, XFCE desktop, firefox, all FreeBSD, just to make it peripherially on
> topic :-) .... TIA for any (quick, don't bang any heads on walls over this)
> clues.
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