[DD] Protected TF 18650s, pair @ $6.71 shipped

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[DD] Protected TF 18650s, pair @ $6.71 shipped

Looks like DD has protected TF 18650s on sale for $8.39. Well, that is the price as off now and DD's prices tend to go and down all the time, so it's a good idea to verify that they're still $8.39 or less before you hit check out.

When you use "BLACK2S", you get 20% off (thanks for the coupon, btw :)), bringing the total down to $6.71 for a pair of 18650s. Now, are these genuine or fake? Your guess is as good as mine. Judging from the pictures, I'm inclined to say they might be the real deal (the fake ones I got a while ago didn't have the hologram and did use a different font, but that obviously doesn't mean these aren't fake).

How to order:

Go here, go to the check out page, make sure the price hasn't gone up, check the box next to "using a coupon code", enter "BLACK2S" "Thanksgiving" as coupon code, check if you still have the $1 coupon they gave you for signing up, use that if you do (yay!), check out. Done.

Like I said, I do not know if these are fake, so don't go and order a bajillion unless you're feeling particularly lucky today. Wink

 

Edit: Updated coupon code. Added affiliate code. Thought I'd give being a DD shill a shot. Can't wait to get my own beachfront property in Idaho. Wink

Edited by: Oxy Moron on 10/28/2011 - 09:34
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  This is indeed a great deal. I was able to buy a bunch of li-ons in different sizes from dino last month for a great price after coupon and such. They seem very well made and i haven't had any problem. I remember i paid 6.99 for 18650 so this is a great deal.

 Anyone looking for a Trustfire C8 with stainless bezel should get this: http://www.dinodirect.com/flashlight-900lumens-5mode.html

 Using "BLACK2S" coupon will bring it down to $19.35 . No damn group buy needed. 

 The thing about dd is they WILL raise the price if it seems to be cheap after coupon, they did this to all the item i order Smile

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Oxy Moron wrote:

Looks like DD has protected TF 18650s on sale for $8.39. Well, that is the price as off now and DD's prices tend to go and down all the time, so it's a good idea to verify that they're still $8.39 or less before you hit check out.

When you use "BLACK2S", you get 20% off (thanks for the coupon, btw :)), bringing the total down to $6.71 for a pair of 18650s. Now, are these genuine or fake? Your guess is as good as mine. Judging from the pictures, I'm inclined to say they might be the real deal (the fake ones I got a while ago didn't have the hologram and did use a different font, but that obviously doesn't mean these aren't fake).

How to order:

Go here, go to the check out page, make sure the price hasn't gone up, check the box next to "using a coupon code", enter "BLACK2S" as coupon code, check if you still have the $1 coupon they gave you for signing up, use that if you do (yay!), check out. Done.

Like I said, I do not know if these are fake, so don't go and order a bajillion unless you're feeling particularly lucky today. Wink

 

haha, the coupon code is only valid before 00:00, October 24th.

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.

For all of you: Best Regards

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If they are real TF flames is a good deal!

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Ordered a couple of these, they'll go well with my 3T6 from FP Smile

 

Thanks for the heads up!

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Why are there 2 kinds of trustfire 18650 protected on DD one for $15 the other for $8.39 ?

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marty wrote:

Why are there 2 kinds of trustfire 18650 protected on DD one for $15 the other for $8.39 ?

That's why i am suspicious, expecially after some case of "fake flames". Sorry..

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Davx wrote:

marty wrote:

Why are there 2 kinds of trustfire 18650 protected on DD one for $15 the other for $8.39 ?

That's why i am suspicious, expecially after some case of "fake flames". Sorry..

Check out "original" price Big Smile

Original Price: US$ 33.56
Price: US$ 8.39

Original Price: US$ 22.97
Price: US$ 15.39

So first one has much better discount.
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Damn my impulse buying spree...

 

Does anyone know how to cancel an order at DD? They say through RMA but that won't work for unshipped orders...

Should have sticked with buyincoins, their flames where good and not much more expensive.

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Vortex wrote:

Damn my impulse buying spree...

Does anyone know how to cancel an order at DD? They say through RMA but that won't work for unshipped orders...

Should have sticked with buyincoins, their flames where good and not much more expensive.

Why you want to cancel it?  I hope it's not my fault. Maybe i'm wrong and this are good Flames. I think seller couldn't even distinguish between "good" and "bad" cell... Someone report bad flames also on DX, so... For $6 you can't go so damn wrong..

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I bought them.. if are bad we could ever speak bad of DD everywhere and open a dispute in paypal XD

I bought also a 504b xml and a wonderful microfiber cleaning glove for 1$... all less of 20$ xD

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MixoMaxo wrote:

I bought them.. if are bad we could ever speak bad of DD everywhere and open a dispute in paypal XD

I bought also a 504b xml and a wonderful microfiber cleaning glove for 1$... all less of 20$ xD

Now you only have to wait one month (if our custom is fast as asual Wink). I received one week ago an item shipped on the 9 of july...

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Thanks for heads-up!

I gifted away my original set of TF Flames, afterwards realized I have nothing to feed my 980L Big Smile

No, Xtar´s can´t do it, they give 4A+ and safety trips...

These are just what I needed.

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I am a member of the gang that bought Fireflames.

Also my first 18650 torch,a Kingston UF-2100(Whatever that is?).

 Just have to wait an see if we won the lottery.Exiting?

Thanks Oxy,

   Lennart

 

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Well I bought a pair.  I hope they are good. 

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thx Smile

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I ordered the 14500 yesterday, before this post. $5 to gamble on the 14500 protected.

The 14500 is Also a victim of fake flames, even affecting our DX now, so ill see what arrives from DD.

 

Are the BIC flames still keeping it real? (wait.. they don't have 14500 flames?) Or manafont, slightly more, but guaranteed?

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Vortex wrote:

Damn my impulse buying spree...

 

Does anyone know how to cancel an order at DD? They say through RMA but that won't work for unshipped orders...

Should have sticked with buyincoins, their flames where good and not much more expensive.

They are very good. 

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okwchin wrote:

I ordered the 14500 yesterday, before this post. $5 to gamble on the 14500 protected.

The 14500 is Also a victim of fake flames, even affecting our DX now, so ill see what arrives from DD.

 

Are the BIC flames still keeping it real? (wait.. they don't have 14500 flames?) Or manafont, slightly more, but guaranteed?

I was eyeing these flames at DD to ship with the group buy but I doubted they're real. I ended up getting the ones from Manafont as I' much confident with them(shipped also with another order).

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Well I figured I better get some more of these at this price.  I just ordered 3 more sets. 

Thanks for the link.   

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I have the same SKU coming, but i ordered before the holidays and they shipped last Wed.  See if they arrive today.

I purchased at 10.39, but i wanted to use the $5 gift card that i had.

 

I have a pair of genuine TF Flames that gets me 22xx mAh @ 1A.  I can put them through the discharger. If good then i think i will get another pair.  (I have too many Xtar 2600s, 12 of them....and they recently changed to a purple silver label which looks way cool....nicer than AW!)

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Anyone see anything else worth purchasing with this coupon?

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2100 wrote:

I have the same SKU coming, but i ordered before the holidays and they shipped last Wed.  See if they arrive today.

I purchased at 10.39, but i wanted to use the $5 gift card that i had.

 

I have a pair of genuine TF Flames that gets me 22xx mAh @ 1A.  I can put them through the discharger. If good then i think i will get another pair.  (I have too many Xtar 2600s, 12 of them....and they recently changed to a purple silver label which looks way cool....nicer than AW!)

+1 for the new xtar label . I agree way nicer Wink

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sweefu wrote:

Anyone see anything else worth purchasing with this coupon?

SWM V10A (Not exactly a budget light, but.. Well worth the premium)

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sweefu wrote:

Anyone see anything else worth purchasing with this coupon?

Jetbeam RRT-2 XP-G R5.  Literally unbreakable light.  usd87, but usd70 shipped after 20%. Ring control.  Other lights are 120g but this tough one is at 160g!  No reports of issues

Torture test  :

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Davx wrote:

Why you want to cancel it?  I hope it's not my fault. Maybe i'm wrong and this are good Flames. I think seller couldn't even distinguish between "good" and "bad" cell... Someone report bad flames also on DX, so... For $6 you can't go so damn wrong..

Don't worry buddy, I'm happy that you pointed out there are 2 different versions of this item. Besides I started reading on DD's forum and decided for myself this wasn't a seller to deal with to begin with. I made a little scene on their forum even stating that these must be fake and they didn't even bother to defend their goods. They just said they canceled my order and will refund in two days. Also, I ordered two sets, so that's 2x $6 plus the $2 insurance I didn't ask for they added to my order.

I've been dealing with Chinese sellers for years and I don't need any more warning than a seller selling the same item twice at a different price point.

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Damn! I have just bought 6 pairs at MF and spent USD22 extra Sad

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Thanks for the heads up.  That's my first ever set of 18650s ordered.  Now for a charger.

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@gorann:

Could do a dischargetest with both batteries (charged them and then discharge each battery with one flashlight and the same mode - if the runtime would be similar, the cells are identical). This would be great, because the trustfire of DD are the best price at the moment.

Light up the darkness.

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No problem. The price of DD is great and the most DD products are really nice (the grouß buy things - my friends like the Ultarfire H2, I love the UF 2100) - I think I will buy 2-3 more pairs of the flame trustfire.

Light up the darkness.

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gorann wrote:

i received in last few days glames from DD and from DX. 

Flames from D have silver sticker, flames from dx dont have silver sticker.

But I think dflames from dx come with consistent voltage (Practically all of them at 3,85-3,86) , but flames from DD often have lower voltage, somewhere like 3,80, and sometimes 2 batteries in the pack have different vltage - not always. 

From the outside there are the same.  

That should send up a red flag that these are fakes or old stock they should all be the same voltage.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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