XTAR 18700 Li-Ions group-buy (Status in 2nd Post)

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XTAR 18700 Li-Ions group-buy (Status in 2nd Post)
I'll buy XTAR 18700 2400mAh at price 12.50 USD/pair inc. shippment
7% (7 votes)
I'll buy XTAR 18700 2600mAh at price 13.50 USD/pair inc. shippment
47% (46 votes)
I'll buy both or several of same type (Tell how much and which)
10% (10 votes)
I'm not interested in this group-buy
36% (35 votes)
Total votes: 98
Edited by: Vectrex on 08/23/2012 - 16:11
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UPDATE 17/JULY/2012 - (after one year) price went up to $14.5

and no need to send messages to ledoman anymore except when the price changes

 


UPDATED 14/JULY/2011 - PROMOTION EXTENDED UNTIL 31/JULY/2011

So finaly here we go.


Transfer the payment directly to PayPal account paypal@qualitychinagoods.com

during payment process create a message with the following:

  • Subject: BLF batteries promotion
  • your BLF member id
  • clearly state how many pairs and which batteries you are ordering
  • anything else you find it neccesary like different shipping address, etc
  • update: add 2$ if you like registered mail and state it in this message

At same time PLEASE send CC or PM to me your id and how many of which batteries did you order, so I'll count orders in a case something goes wrong. If you don't have account yet, create one! I've found in the poll quite a few anonymous votes.

If anything goes wrong, please contact Serena (szws@szwholesale.com) and me if you wish, but remember I'm just the same guy as you are. 

The exact final date when this offering expires is not defined yet, but I expect it should last at least two weeks. Prices can be found in a Poll questions at the beggining of this thread.

EDIT: Agreed duration is one month from today and one can buy 2400mAh at promotional price, too!

I hope you'll enjoy it and everything goes fine. Good luck to everyone!


 

 

I've followed good job of a Don and Budgeteer and tried to negotiate group-buy with szwholesale.com for a quite good price.
Serena from szwholesale.com is also looking for dealers (info at szws@szwholesale.com), but for us she has prepared an offer if we buy at least 50 pairs of each type.
Be aware - offer is walid only 3 days which is somewhat to short. I'll try to prolonge it.
I've manage to prolong timeframe to 30 days.

Referential threads are:
 - http://budgetlightforum.com/node/1929  (Don)
 - http://budgetlightforum.com/node/2389  (Budgeteer)

Retail prices:

- http://www.qualitychinagoods.com/xtar-18700-2600mah-protected-batteryxtarb2600-p-1943.html
- http://www.qualitychinagoods.com/2pcs-xtar-18700-2400mah-rechargeable-protected-batteries-p-1929.html

Any comments are apreciated, but respond to poll fast if you think this might be a deal for you!

A note from Serena:

"And if one who wants to get the batteries at that price please contact Serena(szws@szwholesale.com) or transfer the payment directly to our PayPal account(paypal@qualitychinagoods.com ) with notice about the batteries promotion on BLF."



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Its going to be hard to get 50 of the 2400 sold when the 2600 is only $1 more. I'm not in as I just bought 4  otherwise I would have been keen.

 

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I'll buy XTAR 18700 2600mAh at price 13.50 USD/pair inc. shipment:  I'll take 5 packs (10 batteries) = $67.50

Its actually only saving me $0.75 from their wholesale site so Im not exactly thrilled. I think they could (and should) do much better in reducing prices for us. Either way, Im in need for a few more or these.

Let me know if its a go.

Thanks!

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The 2400's seem like the way to go since the 2600's barely have more capacity in Matt's tests. But I'm already in good shape with my stock of 18650's (8 of them) with a pair of LMR's on the way.

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FlashPilot wrote:
I'll buy XTAR 18700 2600mAh at price 13.50 USD/pair inc. shipment:  I'll take 5 packs (10 batteries) = $67.50

Its actually only saving me $0.75 from their wholesale site so Im not exactly thrilled. I think they could (and should) do much better in reducing prices for us. Either way, Im in need for a few more or these.

They might change their price lately. Currently wholesale price is 12.99 USD without shippment. Can you recall what was the price last week?

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ledoman wrote:

FlashPilot wrote:
I'll buy XTAR 18700 2600mAh at price 13.50 USD/pair inc. shipment:  I'll take 5 packs (10 batteries) = $67.50

Its actually only saving me $0.75 from their wholesale site so Im not exactly thrilled. I think they could (and should) do much better in reducing prices for us. Either way, Im in need for a few more or these.

They might change their price lately. Currently wholesale price is 12.99 USD without shippment. Can you recall what was the price last week?

$52.50 / 5 = $10.50

Good catch! They jacked their price up $2.49/pair in one weeks time. Sorry, but thats just a friggen rip-off. If this group purchase doesnt go through, I definitely wont be doing business with this vendor now or any time in the future. Thank you for your efforts though.

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Weird, however these are much better deal than any trustSomething out there for the price.

XTAR 18700 2600mAh at price 13.50 USD/pair inc. shippment is a good deal in my book for a pair.

The 2400 are also worth considering.

At less than 7usd a piece you get a really nice protected 18700...

kragmutt wrote:

They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

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brted wrote:

The 2400's seem like the way to go since the 2600's barely have more capacity in Matt's tests. But I'm already in good shape with my stock of 18650's (8 of them) with a pair of LMR's on the way.

Only 2600's for me. The Sanyo brand (made in Japan) boasts renowned ISO certification, reputable construction, quality control and longevity. I would expect these to be far more reliable, safer when pushed to its 2C limit and last for several more charge cycles over time. Think: Mercedes vs. questionable Hyundai. Does anyone have any idea who manufacturers the 2400's?

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Budgeteer wrote:

 

XTAR 18700 2600mAh at price 13.50 USD/pair inc. shippment is a good deal in my book for a pair.

 

I agree... if the deal goes through.

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I haven't voted, but I would take a pair of one or the other (not both) for those prices.  I think the reviews said they would fit pretty much any modern light that takes 18650 and they are only 3-4 more than the fire labled Trustfires.

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It's easyer to count if you do wote ;-), but I'll try keep in mind.

What do you folks generaly think about pricing?

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Well, I picked the 2600 since that is the most popular so far and they are Sanyo based. 

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Is XTAR the only company that makes 18700 batteries?

Do they fit in most 18650 lights?  I was unfamiliar with this battery until I read this thread and did a little Googling on it.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

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trooplewis wrote:

Is XTAR the only company that makes 18700 batteries?

Do they fit in most 18650 lights?  I was unfamiliar with this battery until I read this thread and did a little Googling on it.

XTAR make 18650 protected batteries. They just opted to call them 18700 since they are longer by a few mm.  Other manufacturers simply say protected 18650 and don't care if they make a cell longer 4mm by size.

It's actually clever from XTAR. At least no1 would complain the 68,5mm long batteries were too long for use in some poor flashlights.

These are just like trusfire flame 18650 protected perhaps 1mm longer... (size wise)

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ledoman wrote:

It's easyer to count if you do wote ;-), but I'll try keep in mind.

What do you folks generaly think about pricing?

Come on folks, lets get in on these great deals! PLEASE DO VOTE.

I think the $13.50 price for a pair of Sanyo 2600's is a very good price and Id like to see our members (especially the ones with MCE, XML or P7) buy into these. As mentioned, I'll take 5 packs right off the bat if we can get the rep to live up to all the hype they've already left on this forum. If not, its just more hot air from a floundering vendor that sends us packing back to their competition.

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I'm in. Wanted a pair of these Sanyo cells for quite some time now. I voted for 1 pair of 2600 mAh cells. Buy, people!

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Would join but i'm pretty well stocked atm.

Perhaps if i suddenly need 10 units soon i'll join. (Some cyclists just might kick in')

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The poll looks prommising. ATM 45% of you are voting for 2600mAh version, very few for 2400. I've tried to agreed even better price as I think I saw retail price of an 2600mAh lower than 15 USD last week, but couldn't check it as their site wasn't responsive then (at least for me).

Keep going......

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A pair of Sanyo cells with protection ?   and the price is too high ?  [ I meant the Xtar 2600's = sorry ] 

Hmmm , Check this out , possibly one of the better Sanyo buys  [ as a comparison ] 

If I didnt already have some ...  [ again Xtar 2600 ]   Got the flue , my head hurts , and thinking ATM is hard .. 

 

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Ahhh Surprised, that's because it includes the case Wink

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This google cache leaves a bitter after-taste, but the price is still good. I will take a pair.

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I'm in for 2 pair of 2600s.  Tell me where to point and when to pull the trigger.

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I'll take 1 pair of 2600. Was just thinking which 18650 I should buy when I saw this thread - good timing!
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Budgeteer wrote:

Weird, however these are much better deal than any trustSomething out there for the price.

Are you sure about that?

The pair of Trustfire Flames that I got a month ago from Manafont for $10.39 test out to 2538mAh and 2508mAh @ 0.5A.

(and >2300mAh @ 3A)

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Vectrex wrote:

This google cache leaves a bitter after-taste, but the price is still good. I will take a pair.

 

When I looked at that I thought they were $12 each not a pair. Thats why I went the battery/charger deal. Cry

 

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mitro wrote:

Budgeteer wrote:

Weird, however these are much better deal than any trustSomething out there for the price.

Are you sure about that?

The pair of Trustfire Flames that I got a month ago from Manafont for $10.39 test out to 2538mAh and 2508mAh @ 0.5A.

(and >2300mAh @ 3A)

Yep, that's nice out of a TF but im afraid of consistency for those.

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Your fears aside... They aren't a better deal. And the way you said it, I could have read it at CPF.

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Smile hardly. CPF would not let you keep any trustSomething debate going and nobody would have said anything good for the TF.

If you think price performance well TF beats the XTAR hands down. Nobody did however assess how both do after several cycles. Also worth to mention XTAR's are visibly better made. The 18700 fature sanyo internals. That has to be good in my opinion. Generally good made cells costs way more than XTAR.

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We are still short on quantity. I thought there will be more demand on proven hight quality cells. Anyone ?

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I'll take some - three pairs of 2600.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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