Shame on DinoDirect [was: "Ummm.... Anybody recognize this beamshot?"]

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Shame on DinoDirect [was: "Ummm.... Anybody recognize this beamshot?"]

Hi everyone,

I don't want to make any accusations yet, but anybody recognize this beamshot at DinoDirect? I'm almost sure that I've seen it somewhere here on BLF... without the DinoDirect watermark.

http://www.dinodirect.com/ultrafire-wf504b-led-flashlight-5mode-600lumen...

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Edited by: sb56637 on 10/20/2011 - 11:43
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At least those beamshots are real. EDIT: But from wrong light Big Smile

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/134

 

Like in this one too, some of product pics and beamshots are taken from fonarevka.ru

http://www.dinodirect.com/led-flashlight-super-bright-1000lm-5mode-cree-...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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That shot was on BLF for sure. I remember the forked stick and the description of the fence way in the back. Can't remember the light or user though.

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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So through this new business partnership we're now all entitled to flashlights at cost? Big Smile

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hmmm... I'm gonna say it's the Uniquefire S10 on 14500 posted by brted Wink

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I've even seen photos (flashlights, beamshots) from BLF on Ebay.

Thommy's x9 photos were on some European website, a actual shop. The were mingled with other ones from other websites.

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Wow. Yeah, they were using my S10 beamshot and I didn't care because at least it was a real beamshot for that light. But they aren't doing themselves any favors by saying that's a beamshot of a XM-L T6 light.

Shame on Dino for applying random pictures and saying they are beamshots of that light.

Unless Dino has been doing beamshots in my backyard . . .

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What a filthy company. Their [AVOID] rating will be maintained for a long time in the future, no amount of promotional deals and sales reps here on BLF can undo their dishonesty.

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This is where I remember seeing the beamshot:

 

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/149

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If they use your beamshot I think you should ask for free schtuff :d

 

 
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Looks like they were using a beamshot of the 504B with XR-E R2. But the light they have the picture attached to is a 504B with a XM-L T6.

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mizjif wrote:

This is where I remember seeing the beamshot:

 

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/149

You remember wrong Big Smile

Beamshot is from UniqueFire S10.

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Ah well, same backyard. 

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Strange.you get discounts beside DD,and simultaneously discontented that they have stolen  beamshot))

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Whatever torch they use your pic for they need to at least give you that torch free of charge.  Of course the one thing they REALLY need to do is ask your permission before using your pics.  Does this place never learn??  

They claim their reviews are legit then say they get them from somewhere else. Then they say even though they are from somewhere else they are still for the correct light even though most of them are obviously for a different light and sometimes the reviews are 3 yrs old for a light that didn't even exist a year ago.  Even most of (if not all) the beam shots they use are obviously not from the light they are selling.

I've taken advantage of 3 of their group buys here but would NEVER buy something off of their website directly. Group buys to change their rep do nothing since they are specific special deals handled directly by a specific rep. Nothing in common with a regular "off the street" sale from their website.  Until they clean up their act I will never recommend them to anyone.

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Hei, it's Brted fence! So it's famous now! Laughing

Zulus, we take the best we can from a seller that make 1 good thing and 3 mistake...

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sb56637 wrote:

What a filthy company. Their [AVOID] rating will be maintained for a long time in the future, no amount of promotional deals and sales reps here on BLF can undo their dishonesty.

it has already been shown here that many people could care less about their dishonesty. They are only interested in a great deal. Some have even asked for others to give Summer a break as he works very hard to get us deals ":o)

     Not sure I understand your comment. By the way, WHEN is the next DD Group Buy?

 

Hoo-yah!

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Zulus wrote:

Strange.you get discounts beside DD,and simultaneously discontented that they have stolen  beamshot))

Two separate issues. I'm happy with the discounts, not happy with the fraudulent reviews and pictures. Doesn't seem strange to me.

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saypat wrote:

it has already been shown here that many people could care less about their dishonesty. They are only interested in a great deal. Some have even asked for others to give Summer a break as he works very hard to get us deals ":o)

     Not sure I understand your comment. By the way, WHEN is the next DD Group Buy?

 

Hoo-yah!

 

Why continue to support dishonesty? Where does it end? There are still plenty of companies willing to conduct business ethically and that's where my money will go. I don't like the notion of companies trending towards dishonest, deceitful business practice and having that being accepted as the norm. 

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What a bunch of scumbags I will never buy from DD again F**k them!

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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brted wrote:

Zulus wrote:

Strange.you get discounts beside DD,and simultaneously discontented that they have stolen  beamshot))

Two separate issues. I'm happy with the discounts, not happy with the fraudulent reviews and pictures. Doesn't seem strange to me.

It is impossible be by half pregnant.(hope the translator translated it is correct).Or you do not buy beside dishonorable seller or buy,but do not try to express the mother Tereza.All simply))

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brted wrote:

Wow. Yeah, they were using my S10 beamshot and I didn't care because at least it was a real beamshot for that light. But they aren't doing themselves any favors by saying that's a beamshot of a XM-L T6 light.

Shame on Dino for applying random pictures and saying they are beamshots of that light.

Unless Dino has been doing beamshots in my backyard . . .

IDEA - Why not allow DD to come around and do all their beamshots in your garden on the provision that they leave you a free sample of each...............Laughing

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I haven't bought anything from them. Every time I get tempted I either think about things like this or find a better price elsewhere even after all of the discounting and manage to stay away.

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Zulus wrote:

It is impossible be by half pregnant.(hope the translator translated it is correct).Or you do not buy beside dishonorable seller or buy,but do not try to express the mother Tereza.All simply))

None of these places has 100% good information on the products they are selling. Lumen claims, runtime, currents, all seem to come from random number generators sometimes. That's true for DX and KD definitely, though Manafont seems to do pretty well and makes corrections if they have bad info. I ordered two items from Dino and got what I asked for along with better than average customer service. So while they have some dishonest practices, they are legitimate sellers, not scam artists like the people selling fake Trustfire flames. I wouldn't recommend them in general, but if you know what you're getting into, it can pay off for you. I could go to a more reputable dealer and get the same thing for more money, but then I'm only punishing myself.

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I don't think DD is going to change if people continue to buy from them. Money talks. In general I think you can get deals that are just as good or better elsewhere.

DX is annoying and slow but they aren't outright dishonest IMO. There specs are off because their employees don't know anything about most of the items that they are selling. There is some logic to their specs. With DD it is obviously dishonest. DX does provide pictures that they take and actual reviews by actual customers.

DD is more blatantly dishonest than most of the rest.

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That is wrong. Where is that picture of the dino dog.

 

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums

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DD should at least cite where the photo came from.  DX lets users post pictures and the pictures have the user attached as "uploaded  by".

Oh well it would do better for the rep of DD if they just added the ability for customers to submit photos of the products they sell instead of grabbing images off a search engine.  Many times not even the right product

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I love that picture

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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weiser701 wrote:

Why continue to support dishonesty?

Because some people are easily bought. Something as insignificant as a couple extra bucks in their pocket is enough (in their mind) to justify overlooking the blatant dishonesty that happens right in front of them.
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I believe in letting people know to be careful around a dealer like this. I also believe in getting a good deal. To me, that's one of the reasons for a forum like this: so that we can get good deals and not get hurt.

If we were really trying to make a statement and control bad behavior through our purchases, we wouldn't be buying from China in the first place.

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