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The customs declaration is widely misunderstood. You can look up what “gift” means in your particular country.

For most countries the tax is higher, not lower, on items declared as a gift.
For the USA, “gift” means that you intend to give it to someone else as a gift, not that it’s a gift from the seller to you or that you’ll resell it.

There’s a minimum below which there’s no import tax — lower for gifts than sales — but either way, a single flashlight isn’t likely to cost enough to be taxed.

it’s worth remembering that the insured value — if the package is lost — is the declared value.

So by lying about the intended use (“gift”) and the value, the sender actually sets up the receiver to be in worse shape if something goes wrong.

Not that explaining this makes any difference at the sender’s end. They won’t understand it.

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teacher wrote:
Brett H wrote:
As for the shipping, did they mark your customs declarations as “gift”? They did on mine and I wonder if this raises any red flags?
I didn’t realize yours had got nailed by customs also Brett… Shocked What luck for you two………. Facepalm What is a customs declaration?? I’ve never seen one in any of my ‘China’ stuff’.. Question

No, actually mine did not appear to be stopped by customs. I was just noticing that “gift” designation on the side and wondered about customs seeing that multiple times and deciding to check it out. I could be way off on this thought though.

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Gift, tool, parts, I’ve seen em lie in many ways on the customs form, very seldom is the truth told.

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DB Custom wrote:
Gift, tool, parts, I’ve seen em lie in many ways on the customs form, very seldom is the truth told.
Maybe to stop theft by postal workers…

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Well hank, that might be true for the US , here in Europe they love to tax stuff
At around €22 tax is due
And that is VAT, import and fees that all in all start at €32 (~$35) to pay to the mailman. On a $25 light with an honest label not worth buying.
And one has the invoice of something so when something goes wrong along the way no seller has given me bdms about declared value.

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The Miller wrote:
Well hank, that might be true for the US , here in Europe they love to tax stuff At around €22 tax is due And that is VAT, import and fees that all in all start at €32 (~$35) to pay to the mailman. On a $25 light with an honest label not worth buying. And one has the invoice of something so when something goes wrong along the way no seller has given me bdms about declared value.

I agree Miller, everything I have ever sent to GB or Canada, I have been asked to declare it as a gift!

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Right, you have to look up your own country’s definitions to know what the words mean.

Here’s a link for the US rule as of the time I post — Note the attention triggered if multiple packages come through in a single day.

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Note: Most personal shipments worth up to $200, and gift packages worth up to $100, will pass duty-free as long as the recipient does not receive multiple packages in a single day whose cumulative value is more than these amounts…. If you wish to receive automatic updates to this Q&A, select “Subscribe to Updates” …
(emphasis added)

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Again, that’s the current US rule. Your country’s rules may differ; and they do change over time.

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Jaxman Z1 with a MT-G2 Q0.

Looks great!.

Much better than the XHP50 that was in it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_3:16 

Flashlights:

x6 Sk68 modded 3 Nichia 319AT, 3 Cree XP-G3 - x1 Solorforce P60 drop in custom XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver - x2 Lumintop EDC05 CW - x2 Jaxman E2L tripple XP-G2 S4 
x1 Jaxman Z1 Zoomie, w/ Cree MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Acebeam K40m thrower with MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Xintd SC-82 V5 Limited Edition C8, XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver
x1 Convoy L6 moded with a Cree XHP-70.2 P2 1D LED - x1 Rare Olight x7 Maurauder with a Nuetral White LED - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Nichia 219c - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Cree XP-G3 - x2 Zebralight SC5w MKII  

x6 Lumintop Tool AA - x1  x2 Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 - x1 Lumintop ODL20C - x1 Lumintop GT mini - Olight i3E EOS - x2 Zebralight SC600w Plus MK IV XHP 50.2 4500k 80 CRI - x1 Fenix CL30R - x1 Lumintop C01 Bike Light - x1 Lumintop Zoom 1 - x2 Zebralight Sc700d

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Hey soverignknight I do like the looks of that. Can you tell me a little more about your mod. Did you just swap the emitter or do the driver too? Are you using the original brass pill or did you get another one? If original, how did you get the star off the brass, mine seems glued on.

Please illuminate responsibly

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I ordered a brass pill, and a stock driver from Jaxman. I basically contacted Jaxman via email for the requested parts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_3:16 

Flashlights:

x6 Sk68 modded 3 Nichia 319AT, 3 Cree XP-G3 - x1 Solorforce P60 drop in custom XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver - x2 Lumintop EDC05 CW - x2 Jaxman E2L tripple XP-G2 S4 
x1 Jaxman Z1 Zoomie, w/ Cree MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Acebeam K40m thrower with MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Xintd SC-82 V5 Limited Edition C8, XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver
x1 Convoy L6 moded with a Cree XHP-70.2 P2 1D LED - x1 Rare Olight x7 Maurauder with a Nuetral White LED - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Nichia 219c - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Cree XP-G3 - x2 Zebralight SC5w MKII  

x6 Lumintop Tool AA - x1  x2 Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 - x1 Lumintop ODL20C - x1 Lumintop GT mini - Olight i3E EOS - x2 Zebralight SC600w Plus MK IV XHP 50.2 4500k 80 CRI - x1 Fenix CL30R - x1 Lumintop C01 Bike Light - x1 Lumintop Zoom 1 - x2 Zebralight Sc700d

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do you prefer the Z1 26650 running on 1 or two batteries?.
thanks.

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The XHP 50 model will only operate on two 26650s. It does not have a boost driver using the stock driver. As for one/two battery preference, I prefer two for the size.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_3:16 

Flashlights:

x6 Sk68 modded 3 Nichia 319AT, 3 Cree XP-G3 - x1 Solorforce P60 drop in custom XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver - x2 Lumintop EDC05 CW - x2 Jaxman E2L tripple XP-G2 S4 
x1 Jaxman Z1 Zoomie, w/ Cree MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Acebeam K40m thrower with MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Xintd SC-82 V5 Limited Edition C8, XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver
x1 Convoy L6 moded with a Cree XHP-70.2 P2 1D LED - x1 Rare Olight x7 Maurauder with a Nuetral White LED - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Nichia 219c - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Cree XP-G3 - x2 Zebralight SC5w MKII  

x6 Lumintop Tool AA - x1  x2 Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 - x1 Lumintop ODL20C - x1 Lumintop GT mini - Olight i3E EOS - x2 Zebralight SC600w Plus MK IV XHP 50.2 4500k 80 CRI - x1 Fenix CL30R - x1 Lumintop C01 Bike Light - x1 Lumintop Zoom 1 - x2 Zebralight Sc700d

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thanks, I have a modded Z1 from CRX at 3.5A 130,000+ Kcd running on 2 × 26650’s.
good enough for me.

sovereignknight wrote:
The XHP 50 model will only operate on two 26650s. It does not have a boost driver using the stock driver. As for one/two battery preference, I prefer two for the size.

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would there been a difference if the light from 3.5A using 2 × 26650’s to 5.5A LED4P Driver using 1 × 26650?.
KCD?.
benefits or disadvantages?.

thanks.

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Jaxman Z1 Help needed.
Hi I am trying to find out the sizes of the O ring on the Tail and Body Inside the Jaxman Z1. could be 019. seem thick on the tail.

I have some on the outside ( but not sure if they even supposed to be there ), but I am sure the ones on the inside would fit the outside.

anyone with a Z1 if you could measure please.

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