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DX USA warehouse now operational

The Dealextreme warehouse in the US is now open, BUT they don't ship to Canada.

How will this affect everyone, since I'm not from the US, I hope this divide things up and lessen things going out of HK, so others could also get faster processing.

 

http://koti.mbnet.fi/ollins/dx/usawarehouse.php

 

http://club.dealextreme.com/forums/Forums.dx/threadid.954315

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I would take HK Post over USPS any day except during the Chinese New Year.

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Things seem to cost less, and ships faster, too. Win-win.

edit: My bad, they cost the same. 

I remembered r5-a3 used to be more, but I guess they dropped the price. 

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/trustfire-r5-a3-cree-xp-e-r5-3-mode-230-lumen-memory-led-flashlight-1-aa-1-14500-39062

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/trustfire-r5-a3-cree-xp-e-r5-3-mode-230-lum...

Also, btw, the r5-a3 from DX is now newer crappy version, and at at least the last one I got from KD is still good version, so get it from KD.

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I just ordered a P7 dropin from that page so we will see how this works out. They need more selection but this could be pretty cool if they really ship fast.

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and so many items there are relate to the flashlights. it also opened in UK. unbelievable.

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I do not know how their business works with these UK and US warehouses. But they have to pay customs taxes and vat for introducing all those items in a country. If a product in the US costs the same as in HK (shipping included) I can only conclude that these products are incredibly cheap and that they could be sold for 50% less on the HK site and they would still make a lot of profit.

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Import tax to the US generally isn't very high. Intl shipping can cost more.

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I hope they are smart about how they choose what to stock in these warehouses. Here is an idea DX if you are reading this, if something has 30 likes on Facebook chances are you are going to sell a lot in the US.

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Just a comment about DX and warehouses... what does DX need a warehouse for? They never have anything in stock. They seem to order almost everything from their Chinese suppliers on-demand, which is what results in the ridiculous delays from customer order to finally posting the item.

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sb56637 wrote:

Just a comment about DX and warehouses... what does DX need a warehouse for? They never have anything in stock. They seem to order almost everything from their Chinese suppliers on-demand, which is what results in the ridiculous delays from customer order to finally posting the item.

Good point!

 

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No shipping to Canada? Bah, c'mon!

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mfm wrote:

I would take HK Post over USPS any day except during the Chinese New Year.

If your in the USA I wouldn't, USPS takes 2-3 days, whereas HKP takes 7-14 days.

But I would take HKP over China Post, they run ~21 days to the USA.

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No shipping to Canada? Bah, c'mon!

Actually it's not their fault, shipping from the USA to Canada is very expensive and required different paperwork for customs than for most other countries. For most countries we just use the little green form, for Canada it's the large several parts white form; much more time consuming and cost.

I've shipped there myself a few times and the paperwork for Canada from the USPS is a real pain compared to other Countries and it cost ~x3 more in postage.

I know it takes much longer from China Post, but it is much more cost effective for DX; in-fact they would have to raise theirs rate considerably if they shipped from the USA to Canada rather than China.

Blame the USPS, not DX, it really is not their fault on this; they would loose money on each and every item shipped.

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i wonder if rmas will be quick too. im sure they still use the same process. every flashlight ive ordered from DX have been either defective or doa. ordered a 502b with a bad led. an mte sf15 p7 where one of the dies flickers. tf1200 5*q5 that did'nt get full power. so far ive been happy with solarforce/manafont. i told my brother in law about dx months ago and he just received a fandyfire that died on him after a week. hopefully their service and qc will improve. i wanted to get the aurora sh034 but didnt see it on that site.

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DX's returns warehouse has been located in Miami FL for years now, I wonder IF that is where they have put their USA product warehouse now.  Wow! I could actually get items in one day then.........Cool

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Im in the process of RMAing 2 X2000 lights from DX right now. The RMA address they gave me is in San Leandro, CA.

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Darn, looks like they changed that too; times are changing.

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picrthis wrote:

DX's returns warehouse has been located in Miami FL for years now, I wonder IF that is where they have put their USA product warehouse now.  Wow! I could actually get items in one day then.........Cool

I actually did ride my bike over there out of sheer boredom one day back when I was living in Miami a couple of years ago. And it's really just another, non-descript warehouse, right next to a bunch of other warehouses that look pretty much the same.

And truth be told, I'm not sure how I am supposed to feel about this. I've been a DX customer for just about 5 million years now and my impression these last few years was that they were growing too fast. So, on the one hand, this could be great for those of us in the continental US, but then again, if they can't handle their logistics in HK with, what amounts to essentially, unlimited skilled, free labor, I can't help but wonder how they expect to manage a warehouse from the other side of the planet. 

QC is a huge issue in this business because it costs money in more ways than one: there's the obvious upfront cost because having bodies stuff items into envelopes costs money and it costs quite a bit more here than it does in HK, but then again, DOA items cost money as well.

The Germans learned this the hard way when the German-built and assembled Passats that were the very definition of rock-solid turned out to be crap when assembled in Mexico. Attempting to fix it cost them pretty dime, too. Yes, I know there's the tax issue and it's more complicated than that; well, it always is, really. But my point is, this could really go either way.

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Looks like a lot of old P7 stock.  Interesting how its a Finland website.

I didn't see anything I would buy there.  They do have the updated P7 Magic Shine bike lights (front and back) but still at the ~$80F/$60R price tags. 

The web site could use some work too.  Many pictures are not loading and several links are broken.



The Fin-ish site is just something some guy, presumably from Finland, built, and not in an official capacity. 

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sb56637 wrote:

Just a comment about DX and warehouses... what does DX need a warehouse for? They never have anything in stock. They seem to order almost everything from their Chinese suppliers on-demand, which is what results in the ridiculous delays from customer order to finally posting the item.



I think they do have a "warehouse" to store things just before shipping, or stock popular items, even if it means just a place for packing. For example, they usually ship from HK, even though the production base is across the border in Guangzhou. As for need for US warehouse, I think that rather explains itself since the suppliers aren't local. 

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I really want to order this light to see if it the older version with the good Nanjg driver, but I don't want to end up with another XML pill I have to change the driver on if it isn't. Anyone else need a 501B XML possibly 1.4 amps max or possibly direct drive?

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafire-wf-501b-xm-lt6-5-mode-510-lumen-m...

Edit: Nevermind DX has much more than what's listed on the link available at the US site including the P-60 drop in and a bunch of other XML lights.

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lol what happend to NAFTA

this is an opportunity for an enterprising border crosser

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If anyone just wants a cool light to test it out with. This looks pretty awesome:

 http://dealextreme.com/p/900157380

People who got it claims it's not broken like the 2nd batch 5*cree ones.

or if you want to help e1320 out but don't like the 501b, these are same drop-in in different shell:

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafire-wf-502b-xm-lt6-5-mode-510-lumen-memory-white-led-flashlight-with-clip-1-18650-900155238

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafire-c1-xm-lt6-5-mode-510-lumen-memory...

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agenthex wrote:

If anyone just wants a cool light to test it out with. This looks pretty awesome:

 http://dealextreme.com/p/900157380

People who got it claims it's not broken like the 2nd batch 5*cree ones.

That is another one of those that I wondered about, do we get the good version or the garbage one? This is going to be interesting to follow what they actually sent us.

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Well, it's got the $26 drop in (right next to it on the last page now), with the 25mm driver instead of the 19mm one that came with the 5*cree ones. So, at least you can get the replacement driver on dx that fits. $9 more for the 3x18650 host isn't bad either.

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Too bad they decided to stock the 220V version of the led floodlight, mostly useless in the only country they'll ship it to

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Two days and still packaging. Looks like they operate the same no matter where they are located. I'm sure it will still be a lot faster. Is there a better way to search for this stuff than the link with the pictures?

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I ordered that Trustfire 1200 5 x Q5 on the 3rd and got it today (the 8th). I can't say their operating efficiently though, because I paid for one of them and got two instead. LOL

They were in two separate packages. Smile

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measurements on both?

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Be-Seen Triker wrote:

mitro wrote:

I ordered that Trustfire 1200 5 x Q5 on the 3rd and got it today (the 8th). I can't say their operating efficiently though, because I paid for one of them and got two instead. LOL

They were in two separate packages. Smile

They were streamlining the RMA process...

Now THAT right there is funny! Laughing

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agenthex wrote:

measurements on both?

1.56A on 2 cells and 1.05A on 3 cells. Both lights were within .02A of each other. I used fully charged AW 2900s.

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