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maildroid wrote:
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Will there be a long tube to buy ?

The problem with a long tube is that they did not design the battery carriers to be stackable. If you took two carriers right now and put them end to end they simply will not work regardless of whether or not you have a long tube.

If demand were high enough, they could design a new set of battery carriers and a long tube to put them in.


What about the ones from the blf gt?

I suppose if you convert them to the 6v (2S2P) that the MF04 uses they might work. You would also need to compare the carriers diameter and length to make sure it physically fits.
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I’ll see if there’ll be a 20% discount on 11/11 singles day, if there is i’ll make the purchase at 710rmb (usd 103) for the Mateminco MT35Plus. Fingers crossed! Big Smile (auto discount would always be way easier than if i were to haggle on their aliwangwang chat platform, which is a fair bit more diffcult than bargaining in person when you are visiting China)

I thought these enthusiast flashlights are only available for sale online. You mean they actually sell these in retail stores in China?

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SKV89 wrote:
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I’ll see if there’ll be a 20% discount on 11/11 singles day, if there is i’ll make the purchase at 710rmb (usd 103) for the Mateminco MT35Plus. Fingers crossed! Big Smile (auto discount would always be way easier than if i were to haggle on their aliwangwang chat platform, which is a fair bit more diffcult than bargaining in person when you are visiting China)

I thought these enthusiast flashlights are only available for sale online. You mean they actually sell these in retail stores in China?

Yes you can buy them off retail in China esp in the big cities. Not exactly in big departmental stores, but more of enthusiast shops as well as small pushcart or “cubicle” kinda stores, which may carry other things like cigarette lighters, typical stun guns, maybe the occasional taser (or china copy of the taser, god knows what they are capable of), laser pointers, binoculars/telescopes, even fireworks cakes and cigarettes/liquors etc. Ultrafire/Trustfire/Supfire is quite easily obtainable, they’d be used by the general masses. More like a gift shop kind of thing.

You’d be able to find the higher end and specialised stuff that enthusiasts dig and don’t mind spending slightly more premium from dedicated flashlight/knives/survival stores, some people want to have a feel of the light first and they would want some after-sales support (maybe to sell as second hand later).
However, i guess more often than not, a fair % of folks buy them online via platforms like taobao, suning, JD etc, as you know…..we enthusiasts probably already know what we prefer.

I’m going Taipei next week, for sure it’s going to be the same thing there in the night markets (both the touristy ones and the more favoured by the local ones), a mix of the super budget stuff, prob you’d find a good amount of ****fire stuff (nothing wrong with them other than the 18650s which you’d run a risk of getting fakes of the actual ****fire legit product Big Smile ) , and if you are lucky you might find some Mateminco, Acebeam, Fenix, Olight etc.

Hey, i’ll keep you guys posted and post a new thread if i do find some good budget stuff in Taipei in the night markets, just for info sharing. While i do not think i’ll be able to get them for a good price, coz the sellers themselves are getting from Taobao and the likes anyway…….maybe they enjoy bulk discounts that’s the only difference.

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Wow nightmarkets selling a MS12 or MF04 is kind of hard to imagine. But Im surprised people in China would have interest in flashlights considering how bright the cities are

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Does the MF04 have a step down? If so, when and can you bump it right back up as long as handle is not too hot?!

Solitude breeds contemplation which creates clarity. 

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Forgive me for my temporary insanity!! If I knew how to mod this,,,it would be a great deal.

AFTER further contemplation, WHY would I want this light?! I sometimes analyze and study lights for hours!

So many LED’s are NOT centered,numbers are questionable,comes from China and now some reported issues w/ Banggood, and I have a light that has more than twice the lumens, much bigger hot spot, NO step down for turbo, and at least as much throw for the NW version.

YES,,,My torch costs a lot more!

TN42vn90

902 yards over frozen Schuylkill River..ONLY 39% of its total throw capability of 2103m/2300yds. . Big Smile

Solitude breeds contemplation which creates clarity. 

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There seemed to have been a blackout around 11/11….

Curious to learn if there was a blowout sale of the MoFo 04 for 11/11 last year.

We all could use an Armstrong of Throwers? Thumbs Up

—Any coupon codes for the MF04 these days? TIA!

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