Fake Convoy S2+ from Gearbest COOL WHITE (uggggg) just received

49 posts / 0 new
Last post

Pages

MountainKing
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 12/01/2011 - 03:20
Posts: 2268
Location: Lost Islands ™
Fake Convoy S2+ from Gearbest COOL WHITE (uggggg) just received

Here are the pics guys and a video. What do you guys think? Ordered a NEUTRAL WHITE and received a FAKE COOL WHITE. Full refund/paypal?
Any ways, I have NO USE of a cool white flashlight. That head spring would melt on medium. So flimsy….

Video showing cool white flashlight:
https://youtu.be/i0FgK3cOSlo

Pics showing fake and real convoy:
Full res gallery:
https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public/Flashlight/Convoy%20s2%2B

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
Do not support this brand.

DINODIRECTSCAM COMPANY. DO NOT BUY
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

Edited by: MountainKing on 01/08/2016 - 09:14
will34
will34's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 41 min ago
Joined: 12/18/2012 - 00:12
Posts: 3609

I thought they got rid of their fake batch after that round? When did you placed the order?

MountainKing
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 12/01/2011 - 03:20
Posts: 2268
Location: Lost Islands ™
will34 wrote:
I thought they got rid of their fake batch after that round? When did you placed the order?

W1512020006103950 Dec 02, 2015 18:06:10 PM

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
Do not support this brand.

DINODIRECTSCAM COMPANY. DO NOT BUY
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

Hannoveraner
Hannoveraner's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 months 4 days ago
Joined: 12/10/2014 - 15:09
Posts: 100
Location: Europe

Many thanks MountainKing for the pictorially comparison! Wink

May I copy the pics to post/use it into the german TLF :quest:

Many greetings from Germany

-X3-
-X3-'s picture
Offline
Last seen: 15 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 07/16/2014 - 03:28
Posts: 2708
Location: France, Angers

Eh, it’s not like there is a ton of threads warning everyone about this site…

"-X3-, is there any place in your house without a flashlight ?" 

My Flashlight public album (mods, emitter swaps, eye candy)

My reviews channel (French language, Olight, Thorfire, Sofirn, Lumintop : 60+ lights tested)

My personal channel (including Olight SR mini, S1, S2, S1A and S-mini disassembly)

M4DM4X blog, saves you $$$ 

L4M4
L4M4's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 hours 45 min ago
Joined: 12/08/2013 - 13:43
Posts: 1283
Location: Germany
X3 wrote:
Eh, it’s not like there is a ton of threads warning everyone about this site…

But but but… there’s a chance of saving $1,16! That’s a lot of money!

Seriously – buy Convoy products without the BLF code directly from Simon.
He hears us and makes, what we need – so give him some money for that.

ReManG
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 1 week ago
Joined: 04/25/2015 - 22:52
Posts: 2541
Location: Between the Mexico's

I will buy from Simon, or if I need it faster, from Mountain Electronics as his stuff is directly from Simon and has been checked. For the money, you cannot beat a genuine Convoy.

ALL of my links are non-affiliated for your pleasure...

My Reviews

Lithium Ion Battery Safety 101

 

MountainKing
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 12/01/2011 - 03:20
Posts: 2268
Location: Lost Islands ™

Hannoveraner wrote:
Many thanks MountainKing for the pictorially comparison! Wink

May I copy the pics to post/use it into the german TLF :quest:

Many greetings from Germany

Of course. It’s totally free and no need to give me credits. Information should be freely available to every flashaholic Smile Download and use the high res images from this link https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public/Flashlight/Convoy%20s2%2B

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
Do not support this brand.

DINODIRECTSCAM COMPANY. DO NOT BUY
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

MountainKing
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 12/01/2011 - 03:20
Posts: 2268
Location: Lost Islands ™
L4M4 wrote:
But but but… there’s a chance of saving $1,16! That’s a lot of money!

1. I paid it $12.36
2. I thought those fake S2+ was something of the past.
3. I was ordering this for a friend and he was finding it expensive. This is the lowest I could go as a deal.

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
Do not support this brand.

DINODIRECTSCAM COMPANY. DO NOT BUY
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

Hannoveraner
Hannoveraner's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 months 4 days ago
Joined: 12/10/2014 - 15:09
Posts: 100
Location: Europe

MountainKing wrote:
Hannoveraner wrote:
Many thanks MountainKing for the pictorially comparison! Wink

May I copy the pics to post/use it into the german TLF :quest:

Many greetings from Germany

Of course. It’s totally free and no need to give me credits. Information should be freely available to every flashaholic Smile Download and use the high res images from this link https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public/Flashlight/Convoy%20s2%2B

Great, thx!

JasonJ
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 1 day ago
Joined: 05/12/2014 - 12:00
Posts: 359
Location: Bay City, MI

He found $5 more to be too expensive?

Honestly, If it were me, I’d just have paid the difference or bought the dang thing for him. Especially if I was concerned about getting a legit product.

But to your point, I’d be inclined to try and have GearBest remedy this first before I filed a paypal dispute. Paypal is going to ask, maybe even require, that you try to work with the seller first anyhow.

freeme
freeme's picture
Offline
Last seen: 39 min 41 sec ago
Joined: 11/14/2013 - 22:00
Posts: 7618

Fake Convoy are junks with high failure rate. Get your refund and trash it. Cool

©freemex1thedeals.com

muzzleblast
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 5 months ago
Joined: 12/28/2015 - 18:19
Posts: 81
Location: Middle Tennessee

I am new to the hobby and looking to build a collection. Posts like this are very helpful and reassert the importance of working with dealers who offer quality products and customer service. Thank you for sharing your experience.

BIGWOOD
BIGWOOD's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 1 month ago
Joined: 11/17/2011 - 16:16
Posts: 701
Location: Vancouver, BC

@Mountainking - feel for ya.

Did you mod that light in the "real S2+"?  In the pic, it's missing the driver retainer ring.  I assumed you did something to it as it also has a bunch of solder on the pill.

MountainKing
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 12/01/2011 - 03:20
Posts: 2268
Location: Lost Islands ™
freeme wrote:

Fake Convoy are junks with high failure rate. Get your refund and trash it. Cool

I was going to test how long it can take mid mode before failing or test it on high mode…. _

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
Do not support this brand.

DINODIRECTSCAM COMPANY. DO NOT BUY
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

MountainKing
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 12/01/2011 - 03:20
Posts: 2268
Location: Lost Islands ™
BIGWOOD wrote:

@Mountainking – feel for ya.

Did you mod that light in the “real S2+”?  In the pic, it’s missing the driver retainer ring.  I assumed you did something to it as it also has a bunch of solder on the pill.

This is what happened Smile
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/43085
I am currently waiting for a driver (BLF A6) from Banggood and will soon order a replacement led/PCB Smile

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
Do not support this brand.

DINODIRECTSCAM COMPANY. DO NOT BUY
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

duvallite
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 01/08/2016 - 00:09
Posts: 158
Location: Greater Puget Sound

muzzleblast wrote:
I am new to the hobby and looking to build a collection. Posts like this are very helpful and reassert the importance of working with dealers who offer quality products and customer service. Thank you for sharing your experience.

+1. I’m currently looking at either a Convoy C8 or a XinTD C8, but now won’t be considering GearBest just to save a buck or two.
BIGWOOD
BIGWOOD's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 1 month ago
Joined: 11/17/2011 - 16:16
Posts: 701
Location: Vancouver, BC

MountainKing wrote:
BIGWOOD wrote:

@Mountainking - feel for ya.

Did you mod that light in the "real S2+"?  In the pic, it's missing the driver retainer ring.  I assumed you did something to it as it also has a bunch of solder on the pill.

This is what happened Smile http://budgetlightforum.com/node/43085 I am currently waiting for a driver (BLF A6) from Banggood and will soon order a replacement led/PCB :)

 

Ah yes I remember your post now.  Sucks when that happens.  They should redesign the insulator so it doesn't act like a guillotine.

BIGWOOD
BIGWOOD's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 1 month ago
Joined: 11/17/2011 - 16:16
Posts: 701
Location: Vancouver, BC

Skytrooper wrote:
BIGWOOD wrote:
I assumed you did something to it as it also has a bunch of solder on the pill.

 

I just checked my five genuine Convoy S2+ lights; none of which have been modified in any way. One of them, a red one (purchased from Simon's store on Aliexpress), has even more solder on the pill than the one in Mountainking's photo.

 

It's not a big deal.  I was just wondering since mine came with a retaining ring on the red s2+.  The retaining ring makes it easy to change out the driver since you don't need to heat up the entire pill to solder it to the driver.

bugsy36
bugsy36's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 1 week ago
Joined: 07/11/2014 - 18:15
Posts: 2475
Location: Florida USA

Simon has told me many times that his light is often counterfeited. The quickest tell tale sign is to look inside but as good as Simon is to us and considering he really is "the little guy" it is always worthwhile to directly from him - even if a couple/few dollars more.

It's the simple things that we take for granted that cost us the most

Ευκαιρία λέει πιάσε με από το μέτωπο γιατί μόλις έχω περάσει δεν θα με πιάσειs

SawMaster
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
Joined: 05/03/2015 - 17:18
Posts: 1802
Location: SC USA

Can’t go wrong with Simon or RMM. I’ve had good luck with FastTech Convoy C8’s so far but otherwise I tend to be wary of GB and BG etal; all it takes is one bad deal and you’ve lost what little you thought you were saving by buying from them.

Phil

fishx65
Offline
Last seen: 6 days 18 hours ago
Joined: 07/04/2015 - 22:59
Posts: 78

Send GB a PM on this site and they will send you a real S2+. I went through the same thing back in August and they took good care of me.

MountainKing
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 12/01/2011 - 03:20
Posts: 2268
Location: Lost Islands ™
fishx65 wrote:
Send GB a PM on this site and they will send you a real S2+. I went through the same thing back in August and they took good care of me.

Just did (for resending a real one). I hope they get this roght. The fake one’s spring is so poor I am sure it will ‘melt’ or suffer some kind of failure on medium setting (400—500 lumens)

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
Do not support this brand.

DINODIRECTSCAM COMPANY. DO NOT BUY
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

J-Dub74
J-Dub74's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 03/14/2015 - 17:17
Posts: 2231
Location: Michigan

Thanks all for posting. I figured it was only a matter of time. I agree with all the people who’ve said to buy either directly from Simon’s Ali store or from Richard at Mountain Electronics. Those are my go-to guys every time. I’m reporting all this to Simon. Gearbest should be cutoff IMHO but it’s not up to me.

J-Dub74
J-Dub74's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 03/14/2015 - 17:17
Posts: 2231
Location: Michigan

bugsy36 wrote:

Simon has told me many times that his light is often counterfeited. The quickest tell tale sign is to look inside but as good as Simon is to us and considering he really is “the little guy” it is always worthwhile to directly from him – even if a couple/few dollars more.


+1 and don’t forget that Simon offers a 15% discount to BLF members on this light in his store.
metz3006
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 1 week ago
Joined: 05/05/2015 - 09:09
Posts: 24

I ordered one red and one blue Convoy S2+ from Gearbest on December 31, 2015 and received them both today.

Based upon your images above both are authentic.

MountainKing
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 12/01/2011 - 03:20
Posts: 2268
Location: Lost Islands ™

First message this morning from CSGearbest:

_Hi MountainKing,
Thanks for contacting us about this issue.
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may have been caused.
We are arranging the reshipment of a convoy s2+ to you and exceptionally with tracking number.
It will be shipped within 3-5 business and will be delivered to you within 10-25 business days after dispatch.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
If there are any additional problems or further queries, please feel free to contact us and we will do our very best to assist you.
Best Regards
Gearbest Customer Service
http://www.gearbest.com/_

Pretty impressed and happy. Hope they follow up fast with it Smile This thread can serve as information between a real and fake convoy.

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
Do not support this brand.

DINODIRECTSCAM COMPANY. DO NOT BUY
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

MountainKing
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 12/01/2011 - 03:20
Posts: 2268
Location: Lost Islands ™

Just got a PM from csgearbest. They have shipped me a replacement (with tracking) Waiting for it to appear. Hopefully, it is a legit one. Happy with the outcome although annoyed with having to wait 1 more month.

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
Do not support this brand.

DINODIRECTSCAM COMPANY. DO NOT BUY
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

J-Dub74
J-Dub74's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 03/14/2015 - 17:17
Posts: 2231
Location: Michigan

MountainKing wrote:
Just got a PM from csgearbest. They have shipped me a replacement (with tracking) Waiting for it to appear. Hopefully, it is a legit one. Happy with the outcome although annoyed with having to wait 1 more month.

I’m fairly certain that the next one you receive from them will be real. They have far too much bad press to risk botching this. A month delivery time though? You could just demand a refund and Simon would get you one in half the time. That’s just my opinion of course…
MontyPyfon
MontyPyfon's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 4 weeks ago
Joined: 05/03/2015 - 05:46
Posts: 321
Location: QLD. Australia

I think this is a prime case of where a Supplier (not the storefront) caught cheating should be held more accountable.

They should not just ship a replacement, but TWO replacements.

That way they will eventually learn that honesty IS the best policy.

To many flashlights, too many batteries. Wife is going to kill me Smile
Q8 (Still coming), S2+: 10, SRK style: 6, C8: 10, L2: 3,  L6: 2, Couri XM-L2: 1 LuckySun BLF SE: 3, EagleEye X6: 2   and lots more....

Monty

DanielM
DanielM's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 weeks 1 day ago
Joined: 05/09/2014 - 01:31
Posts: 1804
Location: Romania

So the whining really helped

Old-Lumens wrote:
I love modding, but I don't have much use at all for flashlights in general.

Pages