Anyone else have trouble with their order from Aurabuy?

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Could not believe it as they kept sending me emails saying they didn’t have the right phone #.
Anyway, they still have the dirty lens but do not seem to have the paper disc under the star (at least on the one I took apart). I’ll check through the rest of them tomorrow.

First one worked fine for like 3 cycles then went dim.
So I started messing with it, ending up throwing out the stock driver and putting one out of the Ultrafire F13’s from OL’s group buy a few months ago. I had resistor modded that one and it pulls 3.43 amps at the tail cap on high at start up settles around 3.2, so in it went with a used XM-L T6.
Cleaned the lens as best I could without having access to 0000 steel wool.
Braided the tail cap as well as the driver spring.
Had to use one of the thin butterfly spacers over the emitter from FastTech. Ground down the reflector bottom outside edge as it was wanting to short out the wires.

Turned out great, no rings and it still throws good, better than most C8’s and has nice spill.
Has really good thermal path as the head gets nice and warm, output holds well.

WARNING; For whatever reason these Jacob’s do weird things if you use a long cell. Even after changing the driver, I think it has to do with the battery tube being anodized and maybe the tube is not making good contact with the tail cap ring when using a long cell. I found that by taking the brass colored cap off the driver spring it helps with cell compatibility

After modding this one, it is not the lazer that the stock small die emitter is, but I have lot’s of them to toy with.
I think the next mod is going to be a de-doomed XPL.

Anyway, hats off to Aurabuy, they did deliver.
Later,
Keith

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Could not believe it as they kept sending me emails saying they didn’t have the right phone #.
Anyway, they still have the dirty lens but do not seem to have the paper disc under the star (at least on the one I took apart). I’ll check through the rest of them tomorrow.
First one worked fine for like 3 cycles then went dim.
So I started messing with it, ending up throwing out the stock driver and putting one out of the Ultrafire F13’s from OL’s group buy a few months ago. I had resistor modded that one and it pulls 3.43 amps at the tail cap on high at start up settles around 3.2, so in it went with a used XM-L T6.
Cleaned the lens as best I could without having access to 0000 steel wool.
Braided the tail cap as well as the driver spring.
Had to use one of the thin butterfly spacers over the emitter from FastTech. Ground down the reflector bottom outside edge as it was wanting to short out the wires.
Turned out great, no rings and it still throws good, better than most C8’s and has nice spill.
Has really good thermal path as the head gets nice and warm, output holds well.
WARNING; For whatever reason these Jacob’s do weird things if you use a long cell. Even after changing the driver, I think it has to do with the battery tube being anodized and maybe the tube is not making good contact with the tail cap ring when using a long cell. I found that by taking the brass colored cap off the driver spring it helps with cell compatibility
After modding this one, it is not the lazer that the stock small die emitter is, but I have lot’s of them to toy with.
I think the next mod is going to be a de-doomed XPL.

Anyway, hats off to Aurabuy, they did deliver.
Later,
Keith

:~
I hope that my work ok, I’m not into modding…

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This’ll teach me to try to make the family laugh.
I figured, well, never heard of “dd4” but I’ll see what I can find on their website and buy something and see.
That was my first mistake.

Well, I can always tell the story and see if y’all get a laugh out of it.

Starts with an attempt to be funny at home. What I ordered was three pairs of these, valued at 96 cents a pair:
http://www.dd4.com/goods/Convenient+Floor+Polishing+Dusting+Cleaning+Foo...

(and it took multiple tries to get that, as their website repeatedly crashed and ended up with four copies of different attempts to create orders — one of which, finally, I was able to pay for.

(Don’t everyone jump on that bargain, they’re showing zero stock now, must have sold out.)

And the package delivered contains: two little metal knives, somewhat dinged up —- with the paperwork for the three pair of slippers, and valued at $15 for Customs.
Customs opened and closed the package en route — one of the labels on the outside is from Customs saying they’ll bill me if I owe anything.

So once I figured out how to send a message to “dd4” I let them know — both to cancel the bogus orders showing as unpaid, and that the one I paid for was mis-fulfilled.

The reply, with my order number right in the subject line, said:

“Due to the warehouse mistake, they only send you 3 shoes instead of 3 pairs of shoes. Now they wants to send you the others. But as the shoe is sent with random color, so they need to confirm the color of the shoe you received, so they can arrange shipment to send you the others. Please kindly advise us the color of the shoe you received … and the order number …”

I think they’re pulling my leg.

But what the heck. I sent them photos of every label, and every scrawl on the outside of the envelope and on the outsides of the box inside the envelope.
And photos of the knives that were in the box, because they were somewhat dinged up, as delivered, anodization scraped in places, like they’d been stepped on or something.

We’ll see.

Offhand, if y’all want to buy something from what used to be Aurabuy, now DD4 — let me know how it goes, here.
Big bargains, yup.

Jacob A60 for $5.47, free shipping: http://www.dd4.com/goods/Jacob+A60+Cree+Q5+3-Mode+310LM+White+LED+Flashl...

Don’t blame me if you try buying that and get fuzzy slippers instead, though.

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Hank,

My wife and I could NOT stop laughing, reading about your shoe (note: singular) shipment :)!! Sorry!

Having said that, I just got my shipment of Jacob A60s from DD4, and it was FAST (from their U.S. warehouse). Here’s some pics:

Notice that they shipped theme priority mail :)!! And no, I didn’t pay extra (or anything) for the shipping.

And, here’s one of them:

And I was surprised that they came with a nice lanyard and attachment:

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I’m guessing this place is selling odd lots and remainders.
The Jacob A60 link is dead, search finds nothing close on their website now.
Oh, you can get Sipik SK60 clones for uh $35 (!)

On the other hand, if you’ve got a big battery pack, $211.38 for a streetlight: http://www.dd4.com/goods/LED+street+lighting_4295.html

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Got mine today ... that was fast...very fast .

 i had a bunch in my cart and mistakenly hit the refresh and lost them all. i went back and there were only three left ...Chibi M was right the phone number issue was i was putting  the - in the phone number and ---'s were messing up and causing an error ..Crazy site but crazy cheap price ,crazy great light 

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A60 comes with plastic or alu reflector?

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A question for the guys that have receved the light: are you old client of Aurabuy? Because for me that I’m not, the flashlight will arrive with standard shipping, the slowest. I’m just guessing…

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A60 comes with plastic or alu reflector?

Plastic reflector of decent, albeit not perfect quality.
Still need to grind off the plating on bottom edges if changing emitter star, ask me how I know Smile
Later,
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Manx wrote:
A question for the guys that have receved the light: are you old client of Aurabuy? Because for me that I’m not, the flashlight will arrive with standard shipping, the slowest. I’m just guessing…

Never bought anything before from Aurabuy. I placed two orders for A60s. First one was credit card and got it Fedex express. Second order was placed on PayPal and has not been received. Both showed that they were shipped the same day. Will post when the second order arrives. Both were free shipping.

Typical free shipping from China runs 2 weeks to 10 weeks for me.

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Second order showed up. Came first class mail from California. The A60 was in good shape. Came with another new DD4.COM mailer bag folded neatly in the box.

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Never bought anything before from Aurabuy. I placed two orders for A60s. First one was credit card and got it Fedex express. Second order was placed on PayPal and has not been received. Both showed that they were shipped the same day. Will post when the second order arrives. Both were free shipping.

Typical free shipping from China runs 2 weeks to 10 weeks for me.

Ok, thank you very much.
My is in transit to hi destination. The same old month to wait… Wink

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Ok, thank you very much.
My is in transit to hi destination. The same old month to wait…

I quote myself…
The Jacob A60 is here!
It took 24 days from the order to shipping/italian custom/my home. Not so bad anyway.

The flashlight is very small (I’ve thinked it was bigger), it is very nice and I like so much!
The only problem is with the tailcap modes; the flashlight start “High” and if you half press may time, you will find Low e Blinkys modes. Maaaany times. No problem, for 4euros shipped for me this is the deal of year!!

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Hi, Guys
This is Summer from DD4.com. I read all your discussions about orders from DD4.com. Sorry I didn’t see it at the first place. If you still have problems with DD4 orders, please PM me. I’m here to help.

Regards!
Summer

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Summer_DD4 wrote:
Hi, Guys This is Summer from DD4.com. I read all your discussions about orders from DD4.com. Sorry I didn't see it at the first place. If you still have problems with DD4 orders, please PM me. I'm here to help. Regards! Summer

 

Where did Jacob A60 disappeared?

When you will restock it?

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Hello,
Thanks for asking. I think Jacob A60 is out of stock permanently in AuraBuy store on DD4.com. DD4 doesn’t purchase products itself. There are sellers who build up a store on DD4.com and sell. That’s how DD4 works. Sorry that there is no seller selling Jacob A60 for now. I don’t know when it will either.

Regards,
Summer from dd4.com

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There are sellers who build up a store on DD4.com and sell. That’s how DD4 works. Sorry that there is no seller selling Jacob A60
I looked at the dd website today, they show the Jacob A60 for sale: http://www.dd4.com/goods/Jacob-A60-Cree-Q5-3-Mode-310LM-White-LED-Flashlight-Torch-w/-Strap-Black-(1*18650)_667.html

(hard to tell if this is a good driver, apparently they can vary a lot.

Summer_DD4 says, DD4 is a front for “sellers who build up a store” whoever they may be. I’m dubious.

Seems like DD4 also shares mailing list information with whoever these “sellers who build up a store”

I was actually on the site trying (unsuccessfully) to figure out how to get DD to quit sending me nonsense like this:

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! You’ve got a coupon from store Smiling shopping.

Coupon amount: $3.25 … available when your order amount reach $97.56.

Store: Smiling shopping

(the “Smiling shopping” link resolves to something at DD4)

I’d recommend getting a free email address and using it only for registering at any online site like DD4, so if they share it and spamming starts, you can delete the address.

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Dear Hank,
Thanks for you doubt and question.
1, Jacob is out of stock.

2, DD4 doesn’t share mailing list with seller. Only who bought or cousulted in some specific store will get coupon from this store. I think you may buy or consult in this sore.

3, Could you please send your email address to cs@dd4.com? We will unsubscribe your email address.

Have a nice day.

Summer from DD4

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so I’m curious.

Click on this: http://www.dd4.com/goods/Jacob-A60-Cree-Q5-3-Mode-310LM-White-LED-Flashlight-Torch-w/-Strap-Black-%281*18650%29_667.html

that’s “DD4 seller Sold By Aurabuy china(Mainland)”

How do you tell it’s out of stock?

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Dear Hank,
Thanks for your asking. The stock shows 0, which means it’s out of stock.

Sku : LP6671106N
Stock : 0
Total Cost : $10.94
Your current selection : Colors : [Black]

Regards,
Summer from DD4.com

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You should restock it...

Plenty of guy here were shopping only Jacob A60's from your store.

I personally took around 15pcs from aurabuy.

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Can DD4 go shopping for us?
That is — ask suppliers you’re in contact with to read a “wish list” from people here?
They might know it’s available, or might decide it could be made profitably.
It’s like having free help from designers/engineers, to plan product that could be made well at a profit.

As an example, folks here like the Jacob A60 and would buy more good ones.
(But people here would recognize, and would not want, a bad copy — so we have to be careful who we ask!)

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I agree... Get us good old Jacob A60 at better prices than DX and you'll attract more costumers to your store.

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Hello,
Thanks for you suggestions. DD4 will try hard to get the flashlights at better price.

Have a good day.
Summer from DD4.com

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Aurabuy sells great items IDEA. The problem is like many other shit from China, when it is not working they will pretend they don’t know you and let you scream till you die and never answer you. I lost $200 phone with them. They played dead and still do. Funny thing… I should have been warned. They say it plain on their WEB site. Look at the page: http://www.aurabuy.com/why-buy-from-us/ – Nowhere it says that they will support defective stuff. They say they offer BEST PRICE – Personalized service ( oh! personal all right. They don’t answer claims) – They say they assure quality ( Quality crap ) – They say they offer Massive product (Oh! Man! Learn English Mister Chinese) What is that supposed to mean? – They say they have optimized payment and shipping. (Sure, when its time to get the money they are quick, but when it’s time to honor warranty it’s another question – They say they offer Discount and free coupons (That’s the same as point 1), Did you notice never they mention they will support your product after purchase. No. They don’t. You buy, it’s yours truly. And only yours baby. They don’t know you anymore.

I guess I should stay positive with this adventure. I did learn something. Be careful when you buy. Pay with a credit card and if anything goes wrong make sure you make a claim to them within 100 days to the credit card company. They can reimburse your purchase only if your claim is within 100 days. After that you are up shit’s creak.

For now on I will always purchase big ticket items in one single transaction, one item per transaction, keep all records and build a file right of the bat. So if something goes wrong I can make a claim via the credit card company. Of course, that is if I still have the courage to try another Stupid Chinese Company, which I can guaranty, it’s not going to be soon.

Jim & Viau

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