DInodirect discount on C8 Q5 + battery +charger, just 10.30$ (Be quick!!) + else

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DInodirect discount on C8 Q5 + battery +charger, just 10.30$ (Be quick!!) + else

Well, title says it all. Now I really regret I bought some of these on ebay without charger and battery...)

It's not some perfect flashlight, but this discount is really hot (at least in my eyes).

 

I'm just tihnking weather to order two or three? Shocked 

 

PS: Or 4 Shocked 

 

PPS I have also found I think decetly priced and decent R5 MRV clone http://www.dinodirect.com/led-flashlight-cree-r5-5mode-370lm-panda-l8.ht...

Comments from more experienced users are welcome, espeecially about second link (because I alredy know about first flashlight, I had it in my hands, it has not bad throw, build quality, at least from outside, is quite OK) 

Edited by: gorann on 07/18/2011 - 17:44
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Have a link?

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I'm pretty sure it's free shipping for everything. For $10, probably not the greatest, but not much you can lose.

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Ya I tried to purchase two and there were only outrageous shipping options, the cheapest being $53.
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On the "c8" offer, the title say "flashlight+battery+charger" but the description of package content say only "flashlight"...

You ask customer service why?

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That's weird. It says free shipping for everything on their site right at the top. Maybe this one is shipped from Antarctica instead of China like usual.

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gorann wrote:

No, I didnt see that. I left live chat

I think we can trust the title.

(But even without these additional items its somewhat cheaper than anywhere else...) 

Has anyboy managed to pay with free shipment?

I'm afraid I'll lose this deal 

I'm also noticing they have some other bugs on that side, with that 1$ discount item (for first shopping on the site), sometimes showing 1$ when checking out, and something item real (higher price). Be careful about that 

 

Thanks for the heads up. Did you try with PP express checkout?

 

EDIT : That would still ask for shipping option in PP express checkout Silly

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Direct PP checkout seems to work.

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Found a working coupon "cabin10". Now makes the deal even better - $9.27

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I buy some stuff from DD and i had no problem, only some delay (maybe just lucky) but is it true that shipping is so slow and customer service usually doesn't answer..

The deal is really good. On manafont the same kit is $19. The problem is that you can't order it with free shipping. Maybe is only a mistake or maybe not...

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The deal is still up on that C8.  The coupon (cabin10) works and its showing free shipping now. Smile

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Now in HK are 6 in the morning. Maybe they will fix the problem when they start to work.

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VFMaddict wrote:

The deal is still up on that C8.  The coupon (cabin10) works and its showing free shipping now. Smile

The coupon works but no free shipping for me..

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gorann wrote:

????

With paypal???

MY is still not working... only cca 100USD  shipment Shocked

How many lights did you buy? 

 

Very weird.  I didn't order but came back here first.  When I went back to order it showed the full deal in my cart and free shipping with the correct discount for the coupon.   But then when I went to pay with paypal it goes straight to an error screen.  Tried several time and the same each time.   About 7 hours to go on the deal so I'll retry again later.

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DD have worked hard earning their 'Avoid' rating http://budgetlightforum.com/node/182

Since one of their 'cons' reads "Employs deceptive marketing campaigns by temporarily manipulating prices and promotions" I'm surprised to see so many being tempted to take the risk.

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With coupon

Product Total:    US$ 9.27
Shipping:    US$  66.38
Insurance:    US$ 0.00
Total:US$ 75.65

LOL

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 try clearing your cookies .. it just sounded like the right thing to say .:)

 i see the problem .. the light says sunday .. but it's monday here .. amybe you can't buy a monday light on a sunday or vise versa

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gorann wrote:

Yeah, I follow you. 

Monday incompatible with Sunday. 

PS: In my despair (Ok thats a little to strong word) I quickly erased cookies for that site  in my Opera browser and now  Paypal works but still no free shipment)

Well you Do get a little wound up ..i remember you not being able to buy the sony battery charger off amazon too ... you need to chill out  and remember this isn't gonna be some super light either .. it's probably a bad knock off like the t-mart c8 that everyone got so mad about because the pill and tail were junk.....maybe some of these sites don't want to tear down an item off their site and just have a way of freezing an item while they change prices or descriptions etc ..maybe someone has been screaming at them .. "where's my batteries and charger" and they left that in the description by mistake .. i don't know .. just thinking out loud .. but relax man  the deals will come to you .. you're a natural born hunter .. you'll find em ...grrr

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Uh, why are people complaining about something they can't even buy at the price they want to? I mean, maybe it's supposed to be $10, or maybe not and they just screwed up the listing, but afaict nobody's even paid for anything and yet there's so much complaining here.

For ~$10 I (and many others here) got a similar, and shitty, c8 clone from tmart. Even then you either go through the process of returning it if not satisfied or learned a lesson for not very much money. I swear, some of these chinese stores aren't very good, but their customers are even worse.

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gorann wrote:

Ive lost lot of my my time dealing with scammers, which tried to scam me to pay 10X more than  the price of the product, and thats not enough to complain????

Also,  we in this part of the world (oh yeah, maybe you dont believe it, but THERE IS whole world outside US, you should ckeck it out Wink ) dont have Tmarts, we have our own shitty stores. 

Ill recommend you to dd CS if you like em so much

 

Please do not worry, i will check it and fogure it out. i will keep the members here to know the details later. thanks

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gorann wrote:

Ive lost lot of my my time dealing with scammers, which tried to scam me to pay 10X more than  the price of the product, and thats not enough to complain????

Also,  we in this part of the world (oh yeah, maybe you dont believe it, but THERE IS whole world outside US, you should ckeck it out Wink ) dont have Tmarts, we have our own shitty stores. 

Ill recommend you to dd CS if you like em so much



T-mart is a similar shop to DX, KD, DD. In the same deal, it was the intl members who somehow got the proper lights instead of shitty one we did in the US. I wasn't happy but said pretty much the same then.

I've stated many times in the past these dealers would do better to improve their CS up to intl standards. It's ultimately the customer's frustration that makes the difference between a simple mistake and some greater rant.

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Shipping is $39.13 for me on a ten dollar light that kind of ruins this deal for me and reminds me of this.

 

http://dinodirect.com

Exclamation Mark AVOID Exclamation Mark

Pros:

  • Live chat support during Chinese New Year holiday!
  • Decent selection, some unique products
  • Functional website organization
  • Fast shipping sometimes

 

Cons:

  • Unscrupulous and desperate seller
  • Employs shady business practices such as spamming forums by lying, paid shills
  • Employs deceptive marketing campaigns by temporarily manipulating prices and promotions
  • At least one case of stealing user photos for their product description
  • Inaccurate, imprecise product descriptions
  • Prices are higher than average for a Chinese distributor

I heard the shipping on the $16 dollar UFH2 headlamp was going to be over $20 dollars also.

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gorann wrote:

I just wanted to warn others. 

If it's any comfort, you aren't alone:

Google results "Dino Direct scam"  50,200 results!

http://www.google.com.au/webhp?hl=en&tab=ww&q=led%20flashlight#hl=en&pq=...

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We are having professional stuff checking this now,  please do not worry, we will figure it out as soon as possible. Sorry for some mistakes.

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gorann wrote:

Yeah, I can get carried away or too attached sometimes Big Smile

 

But this site are  P U R E     S C A M M E R S.

The things they are sing are not "business practices", those are pure scamming practices! 

There is no bug on the site, no bug at all, this, what we experienced, is ther usual practice (waiting or someones mistake to pay large shipment rate...). Read for example this http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1454154 and there is lots of outher instances on the internet.

They intentionally dont offer free shipping for that item... and scamin lowlife from their CS knows that very well, and he gives no answers, intentionally...

 

So, I urge this site site admin once more to ban DD from this forum and to stop advertising them (ie to allow their agents to start gift topics etc) because there'll be more harm than good for members, from dinodirect.  
(And this harm from dd can come in many ways - lying CS, long waiting for items, for few onths, scamming practies connected with shipment fees, wrong items delivered etc, I probably forgot something, ah yeah they deliver wrong invoices with higher prices...)

Thank You gorran for saying what I and many others were thinking.

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Anybody actually successfully order one of these with the free shipping?  Something seems amiss...

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Be-Seen Triker wrote:

Semur, can you also confirm this flashlight ships with a charger and 18650 battery?

 

Yes, the flashlight will be sent with the charger and the 18650 battery, and our related stuff is changing the shipping fee now, and it will be better soon, i will make a post here if everything is ok.

 

And i want to tell the members here that not all of our products are free shipping now, please check here:

 

http://www.dinodirect.com/help/additional-shipping-fee/

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gorann wrote:

SO, if I understood well what you are saying, and in this context,

difference between small mistake and scamming practices is in the customer's eyes only.  

And therefore there is no difference between trying to scam someone and little mistake. 

And also you dont have the right to "rant" when someone tries to scam you.  

If I understood it well - it is interesting logic. I'll be benevolent and assume that you didnt researched this whole issue enough, and their practices, and testimonials about these same practices that can be found over the internet. 

Nevermind, I dont want to argue Smile , I just wanted to warn others. 



As far as I can tell, nobody was let down for something they paid for which would constitute a "scam". I have no idea why it's so obscenely expensive for shipping out of their warehouse in antarctica instead of HK, but that's the consumer's choice to purchase or not. I mean, plenty of things on ebay have overinflated shipping costs, but ebay isn't a "scam".

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we have updated the status of the flashlight in the background , it the flashlight will be free shipping, but the price on the website will be a little higher, you can check it later. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Shipping cost went down to $19.88, but thats still far away from being free...

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heinzeins wrote:

Shipping cost went down to $19.88, but thats still far away from being free...

 

will be alright soon

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