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Just got an email from LAZERPOINT

FocalPrice.com seems to have an offshoot starting May 17th - I just got an email from them.  Lazerpoint.com - They said 13% off in a coupon they sent me , but when entered it appears to be only 3% .... anyone else get this email?   I dunno, but their pricing doesn't seem to be anything to about.  But, I thought I'd check with other BLF'ers before making a purchase.  So whadda you think?  Thanks - Nutz.

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I also got this email. A few weeks ago I got some of Focalprice for their Iphone/Ipad/Ipod accesoir shop - they start some special stores at the moment.

Back to lazerpoint:

The prices are ridiculous. Why does the products cost more as on the focalprice.com?

Some examples:

http://www.lazerpoint.com/headlamps/fenix-hl21cree-xp-e-r4-4-mode-warm-w...

US$ 31.79

http://www.focalprice.com/LF949B/FENIX_HL21Cree_XPE_R4_4Mode_Warm_White_...

US$29.41

http://www.lazerpoint.com/headlamps/1w-3-7v-3-modes-zoom-led-super-brigh...

US$ 12.79

http://www.focalprice.com/LH040B/1W_37V_3_Modes_Zoom_LED_Super_Bright_He...

US$ 11.35

http://www.lazerpoint.com/flashlight-accessories/fenix-flashlight-ad102-...

US$ 5.09

http://www.focalprice.com/LF937W/Fenix_Flashlight_AD102_Diffuser_Tip_Whi...

US$ 4.41

Edit: Link problem fixed

Light up the darkness.

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A hack, perhaps?

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None of those links are working for me. Looks like the server is down.

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I had a look through all their lights before, mostly what we see elsewhere...as would be expected.

 

There were a couple of things that stood out though - 

 

Ultrafire C3 XR-E for $5.69 is an absolute steal, if you don't have one...get one now!

http://www.lazerpoint.com/cree/genuine-ultrafire-c3-cree-q5-wc-5-modes-190lm-900ma-white-light-led-flashlight-torch-silver_3867157

 

The other one stood out for not so good reasons. 

http://www.lazerpoint.com/others/bx0507b-l-portable-explosion-proof-searchlight-silver_2202144

Just what the hell is that thing? 3 x XR-E mounted in a big tube pretty good for $24.81...insane at $248.19

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Piers wrote:

Ultrafire C3 XR-E for $5.69 is an absolute steal, if you don't have one...get one now!

Wary, but snatched one.  Thanks!

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JohnnyMac wrote:

None of those links are working for me. Looks like the server is down.

Same here.

 

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Couldn't resist the C3. Even got greedy and took the Coupon1 3% discount to get the price down to $5.52. It's got to be too good to be true. My worry is that China will start making flashlights from used nuclear containment vessels.

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I was even  greedier Smile Ordered two C3, learned from previous deals when I always ordered one and than it was hard to give it away. 

Is it the same light as this one http://budgetlightforum.com/node/1350 tested by Budgeteer except that is not SS, but silver like on the picture below?

 

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The SS ones and the aluminium ones are completely different creatures.

They are about as reliable as 30 year old Ducati motorcycles.

But are easy to fix.

 

No idea why, but I love them.

I own something like ten of the things.

 

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

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

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So you  recommend them at such a price? Which version is better: SS or aluminium? In the description it says:

"Material

hard oxygen stainless steel body, aluminum light cup and glass lens"

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UDO wrote:

I was even  greedier Smile Ordered two C3, learned from previous deals when I always ordered one and than it was hard to give it away. 

 

You're greedy? I ordered 4 of them! Silly
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Eight anyone? I can already see the "sorry, this item is out of stock" e-mail on the way.

The picture of the front end of the light looks odd, like there is a bezel of some kind on the front. On my very similar Aurora light, the stainless head has a built-in lip around the inside of the head that holds the lens and reflector in.

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I hope there isn't any "Kinks" in the order. I just ordered one and hope it's not to good to be true. I think that Don likes C3's and even likes the SS model better than the aluminium. I have an aluminium one that went south and this will be a nice replacement. It even has 5 modes. I'm excited can you tell? I don't know if I can maintain this level of excitement for the three weeks or more that it may take to arrive. Anyone had any experience with this company? Smile

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JohnnyMac wrote:

UDO wrote:

I was even  greedier Smile Ordered two C3, learned from previous deals when I always ordered one and than it was hard to give it away. 

 

You're greedy? I ordered 4 of them! Silly

I went for 3. Silly

Soldout seems near. I want them to be SS tough!

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

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I just had to order one C3 for $5.52.  By the way, how many websites does focalprice need?  They have focalprice, their wholesale site wsdeal, discoverybargain, and now lazerpoint.  Did I miss any?

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I ordered 1 for $5.52 yesterday, the current status is 'shipped'. I really hope they ship the SS version! Had to order it for this price, I get a Big Mac here for that sum, but the light lasts longer Big Smile
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Their live support is a bit weird.

I just opened the live support window, and seems like I can view a chat of somebody else...

Though not a very interesting one.

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I'm in a dispute with focal /wsdeals over SS c3's     http://budgetlightforum.com/node/66?page=2

they've lied on their descriptions and sent me  a bunch of  junk instead of the ligtht I ordered ... they've  had this C3 at a giveaway price  on their site  for a month and I've called them every name in the book and they haven't changed the description yet .. call me greedy but i ordered 25 (a month ago ) ..I was gonna order 100 ..obviously i'm glad i didn't ..I have no idea who or what Lazer point is ..I am hugely burnt and couldn't give a damn about stainless steel C3's from any company if they were giving them away ... good luck to you all if it leads back to focal .... RUN.

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I ordered 4. It went through the processes and now states Shipped on 18/05/2011.

Let's hope it's ss version.

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Sounds like they just sent you a whole bunch of copies of the wrong light (and a stupid showerhead light, awful). The 10% off thing is just torn from the little red book of Chinese customer service; it's like starting a letter with "Dear Sir". I've gone ahead and made a .pdf of the web page and downloaded their pictures of the C3. The thing that disturbs me is the brownish tint of the stainless, like these have been in a fire or something. I'm hoping for the best and hopefully you can get your issue worked out with them, though for such a large number of lights, they probably aren't going to be as cooperative and may insist on returning the lights, certainly at their expense.

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brted wrote:

Sounds like they just sent you a whole bunch of copies of the wrong light (and a stupid showerhead light, awful). The 10% off thing is just torn from the little red book of Chinese customer service; it's like starting a letter with "Dear Sir". I've gone ahead and made a .pdf of the web page and downloaded their pictures of the C3. The thing that disturbs me is the brownish tint of the stainless, like these have been in a fire or something. I'm hoping for the best and hopefully you can get your issue worked out with them, though for such a large number of lights, they probably aren't going to be as cooperative and may insist on returning the lights, certainly at their expense.

Hah! It sounds like we both had the same exact idea to cover our butts with this deal. I made a PDF of the page too in case they try to change the description later. I just checked and mine is still in the packing stage. Did you place your order yesterday as well?
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Hey quick question for anyone that already has a C3... what size o-ring would fit the groves in the center of the main body tube? I want to install GITD o-rings like Trustfire uses on the F25. It makes for a sweet looking torch. I'm guessing either 18mm or 16mm.

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I have only the alu version - the 18mm are a little bit loosely, the 16mm (I have only the orange not the GITD) fit well.

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There are a lot of different SS C3s and clones out there. I have a 98mm Aurora SH-035 branded one and a 93mm Ultrafire C3 branded one. The grooves in both are quite shallow and a 16mm ring is going to roll about most annoyingly. To get them to stay in place you'll probably have to go to q4mm but you are going to break some getting them over the flare of the body tube. I'd use 16s and some glue to hold them in place. I'm not fond of the styling of the F25 anyway. But tastes vary..

 

I'd go for much thicker rings than the usual Chinese ones - they'll be more trouble to get on but stand a good chance of staying in place once attached.

 

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

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

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   This is what i ordered 25 of : http://www.wsdeal.com/LF654S/Genuine_UltraFire_C3_CREEQ5WC_5_Modes_190LM_900mA_White_Light_LED_Flashlight_Torch_Silver.ws

This is what they sent 25 of instead  and want me to pay shipping 25$ back to them

http://www.wsdeal.com/LF627S/12_LED_Three_Modes_Purple_Light_Checking_Money_Flashlight_Torch_Silver.ws

And another 25$ to send the right item .. after a month of them jerking me around are  you surprised i don't trust them to send me the right item ?? i don't want to hate anyone ... these people make you hate them .i wish i was face to face with them and could solve this quickly . a screwdriver buried into their thigh might work well .

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It was their mistake, so they should pay for return shipping (or maybe send you even more C3's), but with this number of lights I can understand them wanting them back. I wouldn't even want one of those crappy 9-LED lights if they were free.

That's going to be a tough one to work out. You don't want them giving you money back for shipping right now and then them thinking they are off the hook. They would still owe you the original shipment. You will want clear proof that they understand the terms of any kind of agreement. What should happen is they pay you now to return the lights, then they ship you the original order when they receive the returned ones. Hopefully you used PayPal and can get it all sorted before anything expires. You might file the dispute right now and then ask PayPal for time extensions as this thing drags out.

Their price for the C3 is about the same though and the pictures seem to be exactly the same as Lazerpoint's (no surprise since they are all focalprice).

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A PDF file of the webpage seems like a good idea and I just did that. I hope that I won't have to resort to it and they ship the propper item. Not a lot of money on the line (ordered just one) but I'm still willing to stand up for the principal if something totally out of harmony with what they advertise arrives. We're in this together and any upcoming suggestions are appreciated.

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 they switched pics on a titanium sunwayman too on me  and what was a TI is now a  regular black one  that's 70$ we haven't begun to fight about .

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the price is up to $15.89 now for the C3...

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