Cheap recoil thrower cheap ($7.95) via slow blimp from China

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Cheap recoil thrower cheap ($7.95) via slow blimp from China

I’ve seen some chinese recoil throwers in various old threads here, but I don’t think I’ve come across any for sale until now.

Here we have what the seller calls New C12 Q5 LED light lamp Waterproof Zoomable Flashlight Torch 5 mode camping. It’s not zoomable & the pictured light is clearly a recoil reflector.

I think this host has also been known as the UltraFire WF-008. This one has the “E-Smarter” “brand.” The venerated OldLumens reviewed a very similar light in 2013.

There was a similar light available (with a larger reflector?) branded with GoRead and Sipik.

I just ordered one to try out.

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I ordered one because I need to have at least one recoil thrower in my collection, but received a weird traditional reflector light.  The battery tube says Ultrafire Z11.  Probably just an innocent mistake.  Contacted the vendor.

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I offered 4 for it. Looks interesting

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Looks like my order could be here tomorrow. We’ll see if I get what I ordered.

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Wow, I never knew somthing like this existed in a portable flashlight form. I ordered one. Thanks for sharing this.

Sometimes being a newb is the best part of a hobbie

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I didn’t get what I ordered. I got a ultrafire z11 thingy, too. I’ve requested a refund.

Update: And the refund was granted, along with a pre-paid shipping label to a US address.

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Did you file a dispute or just PM the seller?  I PM'd the seller and was offered a $1 refund.  Have you actually been refunded yet?

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I just did a return request. They issued a mailing label. No refund yet, it looks like they should receive it tomorrow.

I see that the listing has been updated to show the light I received, though the light in the photos is branded esmart, rather than Ultrafire.

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OK, thank you eas. Smile

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The only recoil thrower that I managed to buy in the last few year, although it really was one, had a miserable 15mm diameter reflector instead of one that went all the way to the edge like the original WF-008.

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Agro wrote:
Another similar but different light on Ali:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Recoil-Thrower-Q5-3-mode-LED-Flashlight-...

It is a gamble, but i bought one. The pictures show a mirror that covers the whole diameter, but last time i bought one, the actual flashlight had a much smaller mirror. Let’s see how this one goes, I do not have high hopes.
Thanks for the heads-on Agro!
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I believe Pelican manufactures a line of recoil flashlights…