Nitecore EA4 L2 (XM-L2) Announcement and Crazy Sale!

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Nitecore EA4 L2 (XM-L2) Announcement and Crazy Sale!

Hello All,

We’re very happy to announce this exclusive batch of XM-L2’d EA4s!

I’ve been working on getting these done since I got my first XM-L2, and am quite pleased with the results.

We’ve only been able to boost the output to over 950 OTF lumens (models vary slightly), but this results in lower heat during operation!

Of course, to get the ball rolling we’re going crazy with the discounts.
Take 25% off the current price on the website!

This applies to the EA4, EA4W, EA4 L2, and even the EC25 and EC25W.

Use Coupon Code “iscrazy”. Wink

I apologize for not being able to compete with international sellers. I have to pay an exorbitant 12.5% for customs fees, though this isn’t as bad as our European friends!
On any profit I make I have to pay California income tax, and Federal income tax. I also have to pay for a business license, pay LLC fees, etc.
The shipping costs listed on my website are very close to what I pay to the USPS, who raised their shipping fees again (a ridiculous amount for international buyers).

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Enticing, too bad about the gap going unfixed…

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Is there any more info. on the EA8?I already have a EA4 with U2 emmiter, but am interested in the EA8 with the XML2.Hopefully with the EA8 they will let it stay in high mode and it will have a proper low.Thanks for this great offer!-Rick

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RAW74 wrote:
Is there any more info. on the EA8?I already have a EA4 with U2 emmiter, but am interested in the EA8 with the XML2.Hopefully with the EA8 they will let it stay in high mode and it will have a proper low.Thanks for this great offer!-Rick

Hi Rick,
No plans at this current time regarding the EA8s – I haven’t even gotten them in hand yet!

Craig

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Awesome news :D!

Pitty it will cost arm and a leg with international shipping, but good luck with this light, you have plenty of light wackos in USA and Im sure you should sell this out pretty fast :D!

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for Gemany is that correct?

nice XM-L2!!

Fasttech doesnt have them. 46$ with registered airmail tracking the last time i checked. that's 30$ cheaper Wink

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I cannot compete with HK shipping costs. that 17$ would be the USPS’s fault, not mine. if I could offer lower cost shipping, I would.

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Very tempting even though I already own the "old" model. Damn it Craig! Do you have to give such great deals??? lol! $56.33 with the discount!

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Great way to compete. Offer something a little better than everyone else. I’m still wanting one of these, if I.get one it will be from you. Now if you put a xpg2 in a Nitecore EC1 I probably couldn’t resist Smile

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atbglenn wrote:

Very tempting even though I already own the "old" model. Damn it Craig! Do you have to give such great deals??? lol! $56.33 with the discount!

Uhm, how are you getting that?!

This is extremely tempting.  Just got the EA4 original yesterday, and love it.

Your Total

$74.95
Sub-Total:

 

$3.87
United States Postal Service (First-Class Mail):

 

-$18.74
Discount Coupon: iscrazy :

 

$60.08
Total:
 
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infinitusequitas wrote:

atbglenn wrote:

Very tempting even though I already own the "old" model. Damn it Craig! Do you have to give such great deals??? lol! $56.33 with the discount!

Uhm, how are you getting that?!

This is extremely tempting.  Just got the EA4 original yesterday, and love it.

Your Total

$74.95
Sub-Total:

 

$3.87
United States Postal Service (First-Class Mail):

 

-$18.74
Discount Coupon: iscrazy :

 

$60.08
Total:
 

 

Click go to checkout instead of pay with paypal. Enter code, then pay with paypal

 

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that’s the original EA4 – the XM-L2 version is the EA4 L2 and the slightly higher price.

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Right... but that's for the older version of the light.

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csshih wrote:
that's the original EA4 - the XM-L2 version is the EA4 L2. Craig

oh!!!!!!!! Thanks Craig. I wasn't going to buy one anyway since I already have the original. Which BTW, I'm extremely please with.

 

P.S. I thought I clicked on the link you provided. My Bad! This is what unfortunately happens when you get older!! 

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csshih wrote:
I apologize for not being able to compete with international sellers. I have to pay an exorbitant 12.5% for customs fees, though this isn't as bad as our European friends! On any profit I make I have to pay California income tax, and Federal income tax. I also have to pay for a business license, pay LLC fees, etc. The shipping costs listed on my website are very close to what I pay to the USPS, who raised their shipping fees again (a ridiculous amount for international buyers).

It is truly too bad that you have to apologize for living and selling in the US.

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In fact, I have thought a lot about not linking it, but it is part of me, like it or not.

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it really is. but its the truth. there is no way a us dealer can compete with chinese on shipping or price. the only way to make up for it is faster shipping and better customer service.

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I knew this would happen. I just purchased 2x of the standard EA4 (which I love) and now something better is available. I love the fact that you're in California! So, I need to ask myself...do I really need 3x EA4's?

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I’m a neutral kind of guy….

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duro wrote:
I'm a neutral kind of guy....

I'm definitely not neutral, I'm very opinionated...oh, we're talking about flashlights, sorry!!!  

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cool! not enough $ on hand to upgrade now… i love my ea4w

do you know if an ea4w l2 is in the works?

most of the time i find myself using the 2 lowest modes for practical use so an upgrade of 20-25% isnt necessary… at least not today… ask me again tomorrow and i may cave Smile

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am I even considering it ? I already have an EA4 , EA4w is on the way …I think I need help Smile

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jmpaul320 wrote:
cool! not enough $ on hand to upgrade now… i love my ea4w

do you know if an ea4w l2 is in the works?

most of the time i find myself using the 2 lowest modes for practical use so an upgrade of 20-25% isnt necessary… at least not today… ask me again tomorrow and i may cave Smile


no EA4W L2 planned at this time, finances a bit low from working on other projects Smile

Craig

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Pulsar wrote:
it really is. but its the truth. there is no way a us dealer can compete with chinese on shipping or price. the only way to make up for it is faster shipping and better customer service.

I love it when you guys complain about the price being higher in the US. Have any of you guys searched for this light, or any other light for that matter, in the UK? Whatever the price is in Dollars, we just put a pound sign there instead! Rip off Britain!

For example I was looking for an Axe and wanted a Fiskars X27. Best on the market IMO. £147 Amazon UK, $46 Amazon US! I bought it from Amazon US and even with delivery and customs it was only £45! What makes it worse it is made in Finland which is closer to me than you guys!

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csshih wrote:
I apologize for not being able to compete with international sellers. I have to pay an exorbitant 12.5% for customs fees, though this isn’t as bad as our European friends! On any profit I make I have to pay California income tax, and Federal income tax. I also have to pay for a business license, pay LLC fees, etc. The shipping costs listed on my website are very close to what I pay to the USPS, who raised their shipping fees again (a ridiculous amount for international buyers).

I’d rather pay a few $$ for your superior service than save a few $$.

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thanks Smile I very much appreciate the support.

Craig

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marcl wrote:
Pulsar wrote:
it really is. but its the truth. there is no way a us dealer can compete with chinese on shipping or price. the only way to make up for it is faster shipping and better customer service.

I love it when you guys complain about the price being higher in the US. Have any of you guys searched for this light, or any other light for that matter, in the UK? Whatever the price is in Dollars, we just put a pound sign there instead! Rip off Britain!

For example I was looking for an Axe and wanted a Fiskars X27. Best on the market IMO. £147 Amazon UK, $46 Amazon US! I bought it from Amazon US and even with delivery and customs it was only £45! What makes it worse it is made in Finland which is closer to me than you guys!

Marc.


Im dont know about axes, but many of their products are made in China :D!
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duro wrote:
I’m a neutral kind of guy….

I’m definitely not neutral, I’m very opinionated…oh, we’re talking about flashlights, sorry!!!  

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marcl wrote:
Pulsar wrote:
it really is. but its the truth. there is no way a us dealer can compete with chinese on shipping or price. the only way to make up for it is faster shipping and better customer service.

I love it when you guys complain about the price being higher in the US. Have any of you guys searched for this light, or any other light for that matter, in the UK? Whatever the price is in Dollars, we just put a pound sign there instead! Rip off Britain!

For example I was looking for an Axe and wanted a Fiskars X27. Best on the market IMO. £147 Amazon UK, $46 Amazon US! I bought it from Amazon US and even with delivery and customs it was only £45! What makes it worse it is made in Finland which is closer to me than you guys!

Marc.


Im dont know about axes, but many of their products are made in China :D!

Yeah you are right but the Axes are made in Finland and so they should be for the price.

Marc.

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Thanks for making this great offer available Craig!

I ordered my 1’st EA4 from you and I’m really pleased with it. What I really like about this light is that it’s great for gifting (with Eneloops & charger) to family & friends who wouldn’t be candidates for a Li-Ion battery light.

Can you buy the XM-L version from Fasttech for $9 less? Yes. $9 folks, come on; for a US based retailer and the newer LED?

Complete no-brainer for me! Like itguy08 said ``I’d rather pay a few $$ for your superior service than save a few $$.``

If you`re thinking of buying this light, how can you not go for for this exclusive version?

p.s. I’m just a customer, no affiliation with illumination supply or Craig.

DAM

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I’ve often wondered if the web based shipping calculators that some vendors use for calculating USPS shipping to Canada are wonky. For example I’m looking at 3 Picatinny rails from a US based seller on eBay, they are $10.00 each, but then the shipping to Canada is $20.00 (USPS Priority Mail International Padded Flat Rate Envelope). Those 3 rails from a Hong Kong seller are $8.00 each with shipping included. So the math works out to this: rails from HK: $24.00, same rails from USA $50.00 (but perhaps as much as $70.00 if customs adds more taxes and duties and collection fees). I’m guessing that if those rails were sent via USPS First Class it would be about $3.00, but many US sellers are understandably reluctant to use this method as there is no tracking or accountability.

Then to make it even worse for Canadians trying to buy from US, for some reason if those cheap goods come from China, they simply seem to sail straight through customs. But from the USA, customs sets them to the side for valuation (another few days of delay), then slap duty and taxes on them, and then the Post Office charges another $5.00 fee to collect the taxes.

In spite of ‘NAFTA’, it seems like Canada and the UK are both severely disadvantaged when purchasing items from US sellers and the reason seems to be purely political on our side, and it doesn’t seem like USPS is doing much to help the US sellers either.

Regards, TS

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TS,

The USPS almost doubled their shipping costs to international customers. As for ebay, people set whatever shipping costs they’d like – many do this to get a bit more profit.

Yay, USPS. Sad

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