Well thanks to some good tips, I was reffered to a pretty sweet deal on Amazon US. These appear to be the aftermarket batteries like the ones everyone has been searching for, but this kit also comes with a few other nifties. Not too bad of a price if you're looking for a reliable Amazon seller compared to an overseas eBayer. If you follow my blog, i'm STILL WAITING on my aftermarket grip to review from overseas. So if you're impatient about getting your batteries in a hurry, Here's more of the information about the 'kit'.
LP-E8 ACCESSORY PACK includes 6 of our top Canon accessories
1) 2 -Professional DIGITAL LP-E8 1500mAh Batteries w/2 Year Warranty
2) Mini black wire bendable tabletop tri-pod
3) Digital Matrex SD/SDHC Card Reader
4) Memory Card Wallet 5) LCD Screen Protector Kit.
Here's a snapshot of their Amazon feedback as a seller.
This is what my charging area looks like the night before a shoot. Tomorrow i'm just helping out with a Wedding, so I gotta get my charge on. In these images you'll see my aftermarket 5D Mark II (or 7D) batteries, and my Eneloops. It's going to be a light day, so i'm just bringing one camera out 5D Mark II, 24-70mm F/2.8, 100mm Macro IS, 50mm F/1.4, two 580 EX II flashes, and Radio Popper PX's.
I talked about these batteries a little while back when I placed my order on them. I've been using China shipped aftermarket batteries for years on my Canon 5D Mark II & Canon 7D (same batteries). I use aftermarket battery grips for both of those cameras also. Since i've been using them with absolutely no problems, it was a very easy decision for me to try out the 550D / T2i batteries coming out of China. I'm very happy with them. They work like normal Canon OEM batteries. They seem to last just as long, and unlike my other batteries, I can charge these on the Canon OEM charger. They also display the battery life indicator on the Canon EOS 550D / T2i. With shipping you can get them for as little as $10 bucks each. I was a little skeptical at first, but the T2i videos seem to blend in seamlessly along with the other cameras and is now seeing just as much, if not more, use during the gigs. It's never been used for any photography, but as a third video camera, it rocks! These batteries are a big help on long jobs. These aftermarket batteries for the Canon EOS 550D / T2i rock! You can purchase the batteries by clicking here.