Where to buy 18650 batteries these days?

It’s been a while since I build a battery pack, and the 18650 market seems to have changed.

A couple years ago I bought LG HG2 18650 3000mAh 20A batteries from 18650BatteryStore.com for less than $4 each. I take it those kinds of deals are a thing of the past?

Can anyone recommend a good source shipping to California? I’m looking for decent quality 18650s with at least 2,500mAh and 20A.



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battery junction seems decent. They sent the wrong order when I cancelled, and they hemmed and hawed about covering shipping back too, but came around. DECENT/ Even 6 months the price might drop. production is way down.