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Bahco 2444 Knife (made in Sweeden by Mora) – $16.90
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Hultafors Heavy Duty GK Knife (made in Sweeden) – $15.04
on eBay
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Bahco 2449 Curved “Wrecking” Knife – $39.02
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The Bahco 2444 is the only exclusive Australian knife posted but the 2449 and Hultafors are as cheap as I’ve seen available in Australia.

I’ve owned the Hultafors Heavy Duty knife for a long time and its my favourite work knife since.

The Bahco 2444 is made by Mora in Sweden, the 2449 is made in Taiwan but all Bahco tools have a lifetime warranty. The wrecking knife states on the packaging you can use a hammer to hit the spine to cut into things. Also interestingly Snap-On owns Bahco and the knives come in “Snap-On Industrial Tools” packaging.

I have purchased the 2444 and 2449 but they haven’t arrived yet.

The 2444 is available here in NZ at Bunnings among others for as little as $8. I believe they are a rebranded Mora Companion F. Great knifes for the price.

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Woolies has 4 packs of Energizer Lithium AA and AAA for $15. Usually $21, and I rarely find these on sale anywhere. Sale likely ends tomorrow (Tuesday) as new sales usually come out on Wednesdays.

Bought a set to keep spares in my truck.

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Manual Man wrote:

The 2444 is available here in NZ at Bunnings among others for as little as $8. I believe they are a rebranded Mora Companion F. Great knifes for the price.

Thats a really good price, Bunnings in Aus doesn’t have any Bahco products.

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They are a rebranded mora companion actually,u are correct!

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Harvey Norman has Maglite 3D LED Flashlights for $20+ delivery (seems to be $10)

In the past I was keen on D cell torches but not nowdays as I prefer smaller torches iwth LiIOns. This may appear to some

http://www.harveynorman.com.au/maglite-3d-led-flashlight.html

 

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This may be old news for some, but I just discovered that RS-Online offer free delivery for web orders.

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Ejected Filament wrote:
Woolies has 4 packs of Energizer Lithium AA and AAA for $15. Usually $21, and I rarely find these on sale anywhere…

Back on, $14.99 for 4 packs of AA, probably AAA too.
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With our dollar being so weak now, what have you guys been buying? Everything “budget” is getting pushed up just that little bit to make it un-budget.

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Pretty much stuff-all, apart from some OSHPark boards, & components from RS.

I have to comment again about the service from RS-online; I had placed one order for a bunch of driver components, a couple of which were not in stock (listed as 3-4 days to get in).

They split the order, & EACH package (of which there were three) was sent via either TOLL or Couriers Sleaze, arriving within 1-2 days from being sent. I was not expecting a courier service for free delivery, especially on a few bucks worth of components!

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Not a lot here either. Even the group buy lights that were cheap are getting more expensive every day.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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FmC wrote:

Pretty much stuff-all, apart from some OSHPark boards, & components from RS.

I have to comment again about the service from RS-online; I had placed one order for a bunch of driver components, a couple of which were not in stock (listed as 3-4 days to get in).

They split the order, & EACH package (of which there were three) was sent via either TOLL or Couriers Sleaze, arriving within 1-2 days from being sent. I was not expecting a courier service for free delivery, especially on a few bucks worth of components!


Couriers are odd, RS might have an arrangement where prices are a fixed annual fee. One of delivery clients get the shaft, while regular account holders can get very reasonable pricing.
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Yea I’m sure they will have a contract with couriers. Although it’ll cost us $15 to send it, RS is pumping through hundreds of deliveries per day with them and have probably negotiated some miniscule cost.

I haven’t bought anything for a year or so! Just still browsing here and there though. Nothing really that exciting lately!

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Only necessaties, such as the A6 GB!!

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Only necessaties, such as the A6 GB!!

The $25.00 US for this light showed on my bank account $34 something. The dollar is still slowly dropping. I wouldn't be surprised if it dropped a lot more.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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I noticed my order of the A6 also came out to about $34 which highlighted how poor the Aussie dollar is at the moment. It’s been worse, but also better too. I tend not to buy any torches that are $US30+ for that reason. One exception is the Convoy X3 I purchased recently, this was thanks in part to a Lightscastle $15 credit I won in another thread.

 

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I just bought 4 x 30Q batteries with MM's coupon from BG for $25.20 Aussie. I thought that was a good deal in todays market.

The wifes going to hit the roof with how much the BLF comp light build is costing when we have a big bill on the credit card from my US trip still to pay of. Innocent 

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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All my life the $AU fluctuates between US$0.60 and US$0.80 in normal times. This is the range where its meant to be, at times it can be a tad under US$0.50, but its rarely above US$0.90 (until recently). The reality now is not that the AU is doing badly, its actually the US$ is recovering. The reason we hit parity, even surpassed it wasnt due to an exceptionally strong $AU, it was largely due to a weak $US.

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MRsDNF wrote:

I just bought 4 × 30Q batteries with MM’s coupon from BG for $25.20 Aussie. I thought that was a good deal in todays market.

The wifes going to hit the roof with how much the BLF comp light build is costing when we have a big bill on the credit card from my US trip still to pay of. Innocent 

I’ll be getting those batteries too mate, was a new BG coupon code made? Can you post it here or PM me the code? Might get 8

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Heres the link to MM's thread.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/37267#comment-714825

Heres MM's link.

7.8.2015

Samsung INR18650 - 30Q 3000mAh   (non-aff)

 

Code: M4D4BLF price:  $ 5.84

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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MRsDNF wrote:

Heres the link to MM’s thread.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/37267#comment-714825

Heres MM’s link.

7.8.2015

Samsung INR18650 – 30Q 3000mAh   (non-aff)

 

Code: M4D4BLF price:  $ 5.84

Thanks mate, ordered a bunch

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Oh dear:

Dear Benjamin,

Thanks for your email and sorry for the inconvenience caused.

For your order 7977824, the coupon M4D4BLF used for the items 2xSKU136605, SKU151996,2xSKU071426 and SKU232544. You have bought the item SKU232544. It can’t use the coupon code.

Hope your kidnly understanding.

Best regards,

Lisa

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I'd suggest you point her to the thread linked above. They must of sold quite a few of these batteries with that coupon.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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MRsDNF wrote:

I’d suggest you point her to the thread linked above. They must of sold quite a few of these batteries with that coupon.

Yep did that. Also said that if they aren’t going to refund the difference to cancel the order

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Maybe we can trade internally on here? Anyone have a Convoy S2 365nm to offload?

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I bought one of the 30Q batteries using Martin’s code and his Aff link. No problems encountered with the correct discount price appearing. I just tried again and it comes up as $5.84 so the coupon is still active for SKU232544

 

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4 of for 24.60 (US) - 5% for BLF

gives us after converting (http://coinmill.com/AUD_USD.html) AU$31.69 - ouch

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Anyone interested in trading my SR Mini Intimidator for your Zebralight SC62W? Due to the value differences I’m happy if you throw in two 3400 cells to make up the difference. I have the box and whatever it came with; pouch, attack bezel etc.

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I don’t have a zebra light to trade, but I do have a Nitecore EC25W brand new in the box. Also I dont have any 3400mah but I can throw in a AUD25 Spend anywhere coupon to buy a pair if you are interested?

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Anyone interested in trading my SR Mini Intimidator for your Zebralight SC62W? Due to the value differences I’m happy if you throw in two 3400 cells to make up the difference. I have the box and whatever it came with; pouch, attack bezel etc.

I don’t have the SC62, but I do have the SC52, PM if that interests you at all

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Thanks for the offers guys but definitely after the 62 for its impressive size:out ratio. Have the 600FW and its terrific.

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