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OK... how about these ones. They are well known on the forum and if a good price was offered, maybe more people could see what's all the fuss about:

http://www.dinodirect.com/flashlights-1000lumens-cree-t6-led.html

http://www.dinodirect.com/flashlights-1000lumens-5mode.html (note, that this one is with battery and charger ...since it's probably crap, how about flashlight only with even better pricing?)

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Coolperl, I agree. Either a triple xm-l or the Trustfire X9. I didn't notice the posts above regarding people wanting one. I love mine and would have no problem getting another.

But of course, price is king.

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SashiX wrote:

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So $62.69 for the V10A is this months deal?? This is BLF, not CPF. We need deals most of us can afford.

+1  Wonder if DD knows what Budget means.

It's actually a very good price, 20 bucks less than normal price. Of course it's not a budget light, it's even more expensive than Fenix brand, IMO.

 

That deal is not for this forum or for a group buy, that's their price for the next 12h.

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Vectrex wrote:

My vote goes to the Xeno E03 XM-L in T5 neutral or even T4 warm maybe with the diffuser Xeno TW15 included. The Sunwaymans might be too expensive even after a nice discount to generate much interest. The target price after discount should be under $40 (or even under $30) to go with our "budget" theme.

I'm with you on this one. It's a shame DD doesn't carry any Xeno lights. Under $30 should be the target for all of these group buys as they will get the most sales from us that way. The Xeno E03 normally sells for just over $30 so if they could give us even a 20% discount they'd sell a lot of them. Wink
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coolperl wrote:

OK... how about these ones. They are well known on the forum and if a good price was offered, maybe more people could see what's all the fuss about:

http://www.dinodirect.com/flashlights-1000lumens-cree-t6-led.html

+1 This is a very good light! Their current price of $37.71 is actually quite good, and group buy price could be even lower..

Summer: How good offer can you make? We want Skyray STL-V2 for a good price!

[The reason for me being so excited is that I finally received my FF STL-V6 from DX and it's great!! ~48k lux@1m without modifications!!]

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coolperl wrote:

OK... how about these ones. They are well known on the forum and if a good price was offered, maybe more people could see what's all the fuss about:

http://www.dinodirect.com/flashlights-1000lumens-cree-t6-led.html

+1 This is a very good light! Their current price of $37.71 is actually quite good, and group buy price could be even lower..

Summer: How good offer can you make? We want Skyray STL-V2 for a good price!

[The reason for me being so excited is that I finally received my FF STL-V6 from DX and it's great!! ~48k lux@1m without modifications!!]

So you see a price of $37.71 for the Skyray STL-V2 on DD website?

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OIC, I stand corrected. It was EUR instead of USD.. I hate links with currency baked in. Sad

Summer: Adjust the group buy price to $35 and you will sell many of those!

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

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Shouldn't we start a poll and vote? This is getting nowhere.

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people are discussing light they want vs lights offered. we need separate post to discuss what we want and leave this one to discuss the offered ones

i like these SWM but they are costly - once i see the final price i can make a choice.

IDK who has any experience with these are they worth the money - they look good ... good UI etc ...but ??

 anyone want to start a post/poll of which lights we would like offered post a link

also i understand DD has some bad rep and people here dont want us to get ripped off. I REALLY appreciate that , i do. but i would say be careful posting.

you know what the site is and buying from HK/CHI

better yet start a post to discuss it in depth or a specific point

just my 2 cents

 

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The trouble with the Trustfire X9 is the erratic or poor draw and that it is difficult to mod the driver and especially the emitter.

I suggested (at Post 52 of this thread) another High Quality 57mm headed light that can be used as either 1*18650 or 2*18650.   Take a look at the links I posted there inc. 2100's comments on the quality of its body.

I think it would be a better GD than the X9.

Will the Trustfire X8 the better option as it is tried and tested?

The Palight has a 57mm head, almost the size of an X9.   The Trustfire X8 head is only 48mm, far smaller.

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Hikelite wrote:

VFMaddict wrote:

The trouble with the Trustfire X9 is the erratic or poor draw and that it is difficult to mod the driver and especially the emitter.

I suggested (at Post 52 of this thread) another High Quality 57mm headed light that can be used as either 1*18650 or 2*18650.   Take a look at the links I posted there inc. 2100's comments on the quality of its body.

I think it would be a better GD than the X9.

What doesn't make the Palight erratic. There isn't a large number of people to report about it. What makes the current draw good on that one?

First, if it has the ability to run 1*18650 or 2*18650 it is extremely unlikely to be unregulated.

Second, even if it is turned out to be as erratic as an X9, it is far easier to mod the driver on it than it would be modding an X9.

 

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The V10a price is great. Seriously I can't believe people are criticising it, I understand it wasn't the best choice for them to offer to a budget forum but people were asking for it and I do not see how anyone can expect them to sell a fully variable sunwayman for less than $60 when there are others paying over $100 for it. I am one who also can't afford it even at the greatly reduced price, but quit complaining.

 

I recommend the Trustfire TR-3T6 (3 cell version) or another go on the Fenix E21 since I missed that one last time.

 

It seems to me it is best for them to offer 'budget' versions of higher named brands many on here wouldn't otherwise consider but can be brought into the right price bracket with the help of a promotional discount. Fenix E series and Jetbeam B series seem ideal candidates..

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RedForest UK wrote:

Fenix E series and Jetbeam B series seem ideal candidates..

I'll add ITP to that list. But JB and ITP are 10-12 bucks overpriced, compared to any other store. So they should make them at least $20 cheaper.

PS: what about SWM C10A

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if im choosing from the lights offered i'd go for the v10a.

but i would really prefer the palight xm-l light.

DRY, ITP A3, Tk-703, E03, Aspheric DBS V3, Sanmak 5500 HID,Costco HID,  sc600, TK41, TK-40 and my reliable FJ-40. Love them all!Smile

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DD was able to offer their $74 Fenix TK50 for $47 at another forum, so why not the $63 V10A at $35..?

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At manafont, who are a good base rate for 'cheap' chinese prices a TK50 retails at $85. The V10a is $84, that price on the TK50 is a little better comparatively but maybe they had greater profit margins already on that. The V10a was already on special offer, so asking to half a special deal price is not the same as asking them to halve a normally priced product.. The deal for the V10a is the best they can do according to their own rep, and with free shipping included, I believe that.

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OK, after mention C10A model, I checked the specs. Very similar to V10A, 3 mode + "hidden" strobe and cost 15 bucks less. I will be very happy with it aswell Big Smile (90x21 mm, Nitecore D10 size, so quite small AA light)

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SashiX wrote:

OK, after mention C10A model, I checked the specs. Very similar to V10A, 3 mode + "hidden" strobe and cost 15 bucks less. I will be very happy with it aswell Big Smile (90x21 mm, Nitecore D10 size, so quite small AA light)

 

Basically the V series is variable control? So you're spending $16 more if you're looking for that feature. Otherwise they're essentially the same light. Seems about right. 

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Infinitely variable, using a magnetic control ring.. That adds more than $16 value to most lights that use it.

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RedForest UK wrote:

Infinitely variable, using a magnetic control ring.. That adds more than $16 value to most lights that use it.

 

Oh I'm not questioning the value. I was trying to t understand and explain the differences. I'm still contemplating whether I want to invest in a decent variable control light. To be honest, I don't mind the flashlight telling me which level of brightness I'll use. If I have 3 modes then I won't need to bother fiddling with adjusting a few lumens. But whatever the base price I do think $16 is definitely fair for the variable feature. 

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@Summer

In your first post, you said choose first between the 2 Sunwayman, then you'll tell us the discounted prices

Can we make it the other way around? Tell us the discounted prices first, to be the basis of our choice

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Just to weigh in here...the SUNWAYMAN V10A looks awesome, but dude its a $63 USD single AA I cant afford that its kind of expensive...this is the BudgetLightForum...maybe try to have an offering at a lower price point for some other people here too...

 

Regardless thanks to all for the contributions and suggestions, Im sure you guys will decide on the best light at the best price...

 

Its a very good forum in general here, lots of great info to read up on.

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Well, thanks for your discussion here, i am also in a mess now. Let's just make a poll and i will let you know later. thanks

My house : www.dinodirect.com/~p.12bc/

If you want buy anything, please contact with me for the magic link, I can give you the lowest price.

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Sunwayman C10A

 

or any Jetbeam (BC10)

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Let's all remember that the two Sunwayman lights originally offered are already set as low as they'll go and aren't being offered as the group buy anymore. 

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Since the last group buy was a success why don't you do it again?

I'm sure many of us missed it and I know I woult take some UltraFire UF-H2 for that price.

And you should put also a powerful light like the x8, x9 or a triple XML for our boats/trains/planes. Tongue out

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Group buy in September here

 

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/4416

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If you want buy anything, please contact with me for the magic link, I can give you the lowest price.

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V10A for $40?

Can you get the XM-L version? Summer?

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