A GIVEAWAY that may take a while ;)

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A GIVEAWAY that may take a while ;)

UPDATES: 30th July 2018

a) Despite nothing has been decided yet about the emitter(s) of the FW3A, there is a possibility to have 2 emitters choice [XP-L HI 3D (~4875K) & LH351D 4000K 90CRI]. (See FW3A thread )

If that is the case, the person that will be randomly selected to win this GAW, will be able to chose the emitter for his/her prize .

b) RULE #5 of this GAW has changed.
Before: “5) if the winner doesn’t answer in a 24H period (more or less), I will draw a new winner through the same method as stated on point 4);”

NOW : “5) if the winner doesn’t answer in a 4 days period (more or less), I will draw a new winner through the same method as stated on point 4);”


Hi BLFers!

For almost a year and half I’ve been learning a lot here, sharing some experiences, spending lots of money in lights that – if I thought deeply about that – I don’t “really” need Facepalm , and I’ve also gained lights and other materials (from members and manufacturers)!

I am grateful for this and, in some way, I want to reciprocate all these things! Yeah, I know that it may be hard, but…I’ll try! Big Smile

So, I´ve been thinking to make a Giveaway (my first) here on the Forum! At first I wasn’t sure about what to make, but I’ve been making my mind and ended up this decision!

I will GAW a FW3A flashlight!

Many of you are probably familiarized with the TLF / BLF special FW3A! For those who are not, here’s the thread where you can find more information and, eventually, subscribe to purchase a light as well: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54239

The FW3A is a project that will take some time to be done (as you can read on that thread’s #1 post), and some aspects/specs are not defined yet! Hence the title of this GAW: “A GIVEAWAY that may take a while Wink


Despite this, here are my definitions, conditions and rules for this GAW:

1) to be a member of BLF before this GAW’s opening (new members subscribed on BLF after this GAW opening time will not be considered);

2) say that you are IN for the GAW in a creative way, always complying with BLF rules (I will not assess creativity, I just find it entertaining Wink );

3) the GAW starts today (19th april) and ends when I receive the notification to pay and ship the 2nd light I subscribed for on FW3A’s thread ;

4) when I get that notification, I will draw the winner on the 3rd attempt at https://www.random.org/ . The winner’s name will be posted here (on the top of post #2 ) and I will contact the winner via PM to proceed to the correct light’s shipment;

5) if the winner doesn’t answer in a 4 days period (more or less), I will draw a new winner through the same method as stated on point 4);

6) I will update post #2 with the list of people that are IN. Numbers will be from 33 to “N” (just because Big Smile );

7) to keep the thread easy to follow and to update, please avoid making multiple posts / comments (this is a forum and we are free to comment, so this is just a kind request Blushing to easy my task);

8) After the GAW is over, title will change and a post will be writen to inform about it.


If you have any doubt, feel free to ask! Wink

Thanks BLF members for all the knowledge sharing and also the funny moments one can experience here Wink
Best regards Cool

Edited by: MascaratumB on 07/30/2018 - 06:57
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List of “INs” Cool
(If I miss someone in the middle, alert me for that Innocent )

33 –  Dioda
34 –  pinkpanda3310
35 –  djozz
36 –  RobertB
37 –  Zulumoose
38 –  pennzy
39 –  bmengineer
40 –  Illumenated
41 –  CRX
42 –  lichan
43 –  FlashIight
44 –  DavidEF
45 –  slmjim
46 –  toddcshoe
47 –  Henk4U2
48 –  Nev
49 –  Agro
50 –  Ormbett
51 –  legopacific
52 –  cu42
53 –  Lim_Wee_Huat
54 –  Blackbeard
55 –  ohbreeeezy
56 –  XXX-Man
57 –  Geuzzz
58 –  Sidney Stratton
59 –  giorgoskok
60 –  ledoman
61 –  argolite
62 –  adsum
63 –  CJ Avlis
64 –  dealgrabber2002
65 –  Macka17
66 –  brad
67 –  JakeDjanitor
68 –  raccoon city
69 –  Snoballz
70 –  AlexGT
71 –  Caleb
72 –  korkfoto
73 –  zelee
74 –  Borri
75 –  southland
76 –  Xoroxronis
77 –  Boaz
78 –  Lexel
79 –  g_sintornillos
80 –  Joss
81 –  yelve
82 –  Persechini
83 –  moderator007
84 –  Xikex
85 –  radioshaq
86 –  Wrathbringer27
87 –  Saigon
88 –  juhha
89 –  abhinit90
90 –  selis
91 –  Kozy
92 –  vorlon
93 –  scarnific
94 –  Streamer
95 –  Blackdragon1230
96 –  wiley07
97 –  skinny_tie
98 –  ZozzV6
99 –  NotSoBrightGuy
100 –  Backpacker Light
101 –  tedh35
102 –  Jiffy
103 –  akoposilester
104 –  jpil
105 –  nquinn
106 –  Serp
107 –  joechina
108 –  WestBam
109 –  power911
110 –  Satan@103TFS
111 –  WalkIntoTheLight
112 –  staticx57
113 –  Jack Kellar
114 –  lumenzilla
115 –  slickpenguin
116 –  Matchoo
117 –  ste-zo
118 –  antiparanoico
119 –  Bort
120 –  - X3-
121 –  AdrianWA
122 –  vorlon
123 –  SoulCraves
124 –  BrightKen
125 –  sacrileizei
126 –  KeepingItLight
127 –  Firelight2
128 –  bwl123
129 –  stolikat
130 –  jamesearljonesisascab
131 –  Acrobatic_Whale
132 –  Kepling
133 –  gchart
134 –  ControlTheController
135 –  oto
136 –  d_t_a
137 –  teacher
138 –  Saved by Grace
139 –  litenutz
140 –  Gebe
141 –  Kindle
142 –  Nitetime
143 –  sbslider
144 –  Ford Prefect
145 –  heatwaves
146 –  Virisenox_
147 –  TheShadowGuy
148 –  kikkoman
149 –  mmalive
150 –  avani733
151 –  F_B
152 –  xxx
153 –  Tooreal
154 –  verge
155 –  spaceminions
156 –  WhitedragonBC
157 –  adnj
158 –  lichtpfadfinder
159 –  TheOnlyDocc
160 –  NuggetMcNugget
161 –  toxiccoccyx
162 –  Umpi2000
163 –  10fold
164 –  Unloco
165 –  Man Without Shadow
166 –  Alienon2wheels
167 –  ChibiM
168 –  cujo255
169 –  hank
170 –  lohtse
171 –  Yokiamy
172 – 
173 – 
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Knee-deep IN Big Smile

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Nice giveaway Smile

link to djozz tests 

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I’ll take one

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Let me see if I can get in….

Oh yeah – I’m in. I’m a handsome devil aren’t I?

Beam me up!

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Sexy little critter .I’m in.

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Count me in for this one!

Edit: That wasn’t very creative of me. Let’s see what we can do about that.

I want to win a giveaway,
but I’m from Canada, and they always say:

“Ships CONUS, or else you pay”
But I didn’t see that note today

So here I am, I hope I win
and I hope it includes damn shippin’

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Oh wow what a creative giveaway. I’m totally IN!

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Very Nice Thumbs Up

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I am the negation of out for this GAW!

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Fun giveaway. Count me in! Can’t wait for the FW3A to be released!

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EDIT: Just want to come back and say that I actually wasn’t so sure about the design/appearance of the FW3A at first. I didn’t like the hard ledges at the top and bottom of the battery tube. But I went back and looked at the thread (after already joining this GAW! Facepalm ) and saw that the prototype now has a ramping shape on it, and looks really good. So, now I REALLY want one! Innocent

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Happen on BLF one occasion.

For a charger he searched

Then converted and churched

In the Flashaholic congregation.


Our convert, then one day did find

A giveaway, for which he pined.

He sez " Thanks, I'm in!"

"And sure hope I win,

Custom light that's a nice, rare find!"


Great... Carnac the Magnificent tells me I just signed up for yet another expensive hobby.

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I woo women with my sensuous and god-like trombone playing. I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in 20 minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love and an outlaw in Peru.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello…I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I’m bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang-gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.

I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don’t perspire, I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail…Last summer I toured New Jersey with a travelling centrifugal force demonstration…My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me.

I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I have performed several covert operations for the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of physics do not apply to me.

I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago, I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four-course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prize-winning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis. But I have not yet won a single BLF Giveaway.

I’m in. As well as my obvious plagiarism of Hugh Gallagher.

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Can’t beat all of the above.
Just have to add a very small cupholder to my walking-stick. That is …if I win.

I always think long and hard before I say something really stupid.

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I am having fun with this guys Big Smile
Thanks for being “in” Cool

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My wife might not be all in, but she is not the one doing all the work! I am.
I am the one who has to hide them in cars, trucks, garage, backpacks, gearbags so my wife doesn’t complain about all the flashlights sitting on the mantle!

Thanks you for providing me the opportunity to hide more flashlights!

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Let me in..

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I’m breaking in, thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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I’m in (a box) Smile

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in !