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Flashlight Manufacturers and Distributors on AliExpress
Edited by: Fin17 on 01/25/2018 - 17:44
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Please add stores that are known to you.

And give your feedback on the stores from the list.

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I ordered jaxman X1s from AliExpress.. very reliable.

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Opening post links blacklisted by AdAway sources

 

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laughing


Ok, tomorrow I'll replace the links to "goo.gl"

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What are these strange links?
http://ali.pub/ and a letter/number combo lik 1ctnly
Why not the normal Ali links?

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You might wanna include Sofirn to this list. I don’t know this for certain, but I believe they are manufacturing a few of quality Budget lights, under different Chinese names.

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The Miller wrote:
What are these strange links?


It's links shortener. Allows to view statistics

Change it to Google shortener ( goo.gl )
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Fin17 wrote:

The Miller wrote:
What are these strange links?


It’s links shortener. Allows to view statistics

Change it to Google shortener ( goo.gl )

Why use it at all?
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Sorry, it's not the link shortener's fault, but its redirection to the http://s.click.aliexpress.com/ ad host. Thanks anyway, the store numbers can be spotted in the redirective url mess.

 

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Fin17
please explain why you “links for stats” act and look strange

for example, Convoy store, this is the link:
https://convoy.aliexpress.com/store/330416?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.3ETPbK
We can ignore and remove the part after the ? leaving
https://convoy.aliexpress.com/store/330416

Yet your goo.gle link is:

Quote:
XXXXX://login.aliexpress.com/?from=sm&return_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsec.aliexpress.com%2Fquery.htm%3Faction%3DQueryAction%26event_submit_do_login%3Dok%26smApp%3Daeshop-coresite%26smPolicy%3Daeshop-coresite-home-anti_Spider-htmlrewrite-checklogin%26smCharset%3DUTF-8%26smTag%3DMjEzLjI1MS4xODIuMTEwLCxiOWRjMGY4NDEyZjY0MDFlODc0OTI1YmFkZjczMzZmNQ%253D%253D%26smReturn%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fconvoy.aliexpress.com%252Fstore%252F330416%253Faff_platform%253Daaf%2526cpt%253D1499591182678%2526sk%253Deub6yrrBy%2526aff_trace_key%253D5b857887320b471b90db50db7ebc3ca7-1499591182678-01955-eub6yrrBy%26smSign%3DgV8HYFLa5xLQMXr4cp%252FLVQ%253D%253D%26smLocale%3Den_US

changd https into XXXXX

It looks like you want US to provide you with shops that can be nice for BLFers and then make commission from sales while eople use this topic.
Combined with an innocent looking question for feedback on the shops it looks like a friendly shop overview benefitting us, while the strange links and looooong things actually inside it suggest it mostly benefits you.
I have no problem with people having deal posts and posting aff links, however those are done by themselves, if somebody would ask for deals to be posted, comments on shops and then uses this crowd-generated-content and friendly suggestion it gives for gain it just goes a tad too far imho.
So can you just add a non aff link (non commission) to each shop? clearly marked as such. no link shortener, just the basic link so it is very clear it is not a commercial link.
People can then still use your commercial links if they want to but it would change the topic into what you are trying to suggest it is Wink

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The Miller, thanks for the explanation, I am very clear the intentions of the seller Fin17…

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4/5 of his threads he makes money off.
Yup mate, thanks for helping us.
Did you just join BLF this year to make money?

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 The Miller, you are right!  I added non-affiliate links.


Trevi_luxBox, this section of the forum is called  "BLF User Negotiated Deals".
I sincerely ask for your tolerance...

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Fin17 wrote:

 The Miller, you are right!  I added non-affiliate links.


Thanks, now it is also a nice service and if I find a good shop I will post it.

Ah Elfeland
https://elfeland.aliexpress.com/store/1925442
lots bought the S70s there and good prices

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The Miller,  I bought Astolux S41 SS in the Elfeland store in December.

Very satisfied with the price and speed of delivery

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Thanks for answering my question

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The Miller wrote:
Ah Elfeland https://elfeland.aliexpress.com/store/1925442 lots bought the S70s there and good prices

Elfeland also has Convoy products now.

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Box wrote:
Thanks for answering my question

I’m also cruious about this…

"Hey -X3-, do you have a flashlight ?"   "-X3-, can I borrow one of your flashlights ?" 

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

My reviews channel (French language, Olight, Thorfire : 30+ lights tested)

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

M4DM4X blog, saves you $$$ 

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Some of those stores offer BLF discounts. It would be good to include them in the table.

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I bought 2 Manker E11 from this store in AliExpress. I believe it is Manker store there!
Fast shipping and products are tracked, being good (branded) quality lights!

https://mankerlight.aliexpress.com/store/1406554?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.z...

EDIT: just saw this in sb56637 thread http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1151991#comment-1151991
So…maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned this store Facepalm

DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P" 

REVIEWS : Amutorch S3 - XPG3-S3 /  AM S3 vs Neal 219c  /  Amutorch AM30 - XHP70.2 / Nitefox UT20 / Sofirn SF14 & SP10A / Sofirn SP32A / Sofirn SP10B / Odepro KL52 / Acebeam H20 / SS AAA / Wuben TO10R / BlitzWolf BW-ET1 / Odepro B018 / DQG Slim Ti

Mods and tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7                         Convoy S2+ TIR Lenses on: XML2 / XPL-HI                             Others: Convoy S2+ Mini (Biscotti 3 & 1*7135)

Sofirn K6 Discussion: 1 / 2 / 3                                Triple TIR Lenses & XP-G2                                     MY GIVEAWAY = ACTIVE

 

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 Add Manker distributor  store

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Added  OLIGHT Official Store

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What is actually Liitokala’s official aliexpress shop? This post mentions this link:

https://liitokala.aliexpress.com/store/133859

But in other discussions I’ve seen this one being listed as the official seller:

https://liitokalahongkong.aliexpress.com/store/217753

In my Tree

My collectionEmisar: D4 / D1 / D4 (broken) ― Convoy: C8 Clear / S2+ Clear / S2+ / S2+ UV / S6 ― Nitecore: Tube / Thumb / Concept 1 / HC30 / HC33 / TIP / TIP CRI / TINI ― Lumintop: Tool AAA / Tool AA / HLAAA / EDC05 ― Sofirn: SF10 / SF12 / SF12 / SF14 / SF14 / SF14 / SP10A / SP10A (gifted) ― Jaxman: E3 ― UTorch: UT01 ― Trustfire: Z2 ― Skyfire: SF-065 (trashed)

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Added  BORUIT Official Store

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The links in the “graph” are incomplete and dead-end to “log-in” when clicked.
Copy/paste works for some. Not all.

The reason for this thread is intentional and un-announced click bait

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ARsee wrote:
The reason for this thread is intentional and un-announced click bait


This is a special section of the forum, in which affiliate links are allowed.

But non-affiliate links are placed in the right column of the table.

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the links work fine for me (all of them). But who decides the language at AliExpress? With every link I click on, the language changes, first Russian, then Portuguese, then Italian, etc? This happens so often when I click on AE links, even though I am logged in on the English site.

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FPV wrote:
the links work fine for me (all of them). But who decides the language at AliExpress? With every link I click on, the language changes, first Russian, then Portuguese, then Italian, etc? This happens so often when I click on AE links, even though I am logged in on the English site.

When a link is provided, it probably assumes the language set by the person who wrote (copied) the link and sent it to Fin17.
You can define your language on AliExpress Store, both on computer and APP after opening the site, I guess.
I have English as my default language as well but sometimes I find myself opening the site in Spanish, Russian, Deutsh as well…

DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P" 

REVIEWS : Amutorch S3 - XPG3-S3 /  AM S3 vs Neal 219c  /  Amutorch AM30 - XHP70.2 / Nitefox UT20 / Sofirn SF14 & SP10A / Sofirn SP32A / Sofirn SP10B / Odepro KL52 / Acebeam H20 / SS AAA / Wuben TO10R / BlitzWolf BW-ET1 / Odepro B018 / DQG Slim Ti

Mods and tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7                         Convoy S2+ TIR Lenses on: XML2 / XPL-HI                             Others: Convoy S2+ Mini (Biscotti 3 & 1*7135)

Sofirn K6 Discussion: 1 / 2 / 3                                Triple TIR Lenses & XP-G2                                     MY GIVEAWAY = ACTIVE

 

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Following up on Persechini’s question, I’m still curious which Liitokala store to use. I see the “Liitokala Official Store” mentioned most often, but the “Liitokala Official Flagship” store is listed here, and there’s the “LiitoKala Power Co., LTD” the “LiitokalaVaricoreFlagshipStore” the “Liitokala Factory Store” the “Liitokala Direct Store” and probably others I’m missing.

I feel better about buying from a reputable store on AliExpress, but there are so many allegedly “Liitokala” stores, I’m not sure which is the most trustworthy, or official.

Anybody have any ideas?

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