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Kaidomain ?? Whats going on ..

So far I have had 2 orders cancelled , and now I have an order that has vanished ....  I have the paypal receipt that shows I paid for the item , but Kaidomain does not show the order ?

Is KD going down hill ?  whats happening @ KD ?  Does anyone know ?  

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Ughh, that doesn't sound good. By any chance are you using two account names with KD? All I know is that they have been consistently adding new products as they always do during the last few days.

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9/11/2010 8:32:50 AM and this one left HKP 16-Sep-2010 (didn't arrive yet). I have got an email replay 9/18/2010. It was about, they will give me a price reduction on my next puchase, because I have got a defective item. So I guess, yes, they are still alive there.

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Hmm, now that you mention it, I've been waiting for a package that has been dispatched four weeks ago. I think it's time to contact their customer service.
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Same account , for over a year now ...  I will wait for there reply .. 

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from my own experience with KD, they always sent my orders late, and only after i contacted them via: http://www.kaidomain.com/SiteMessages.aspx and complained. however, lately (last month) that "arrangement" stopped working. 10 days after ordering flashlight marked as: "ship in 1-3 business days" and the order was not shipped, I went trough that: http://www.kaidomain.com/SiteMessages.aspx routine but that time nothing happened. my messages left unanswered . there is always the dilemma with dispute opening via paypal, is it fair, should they get few more days to respond, but that time i was too busy to go trough that root of begging to get what was already payed for, so i opened an dispute via paypal. after two days paypal informed me that they closed the dispute as it was resolved. that means that the disputed payment was refunded. So, for the meantime ordering from KD will have to wait for a wile. if they lingering with your order and not responding your messages within 45 days from the day you payed (was it 45?) you can\should open an dispute. opening an dispute is a bit like ruining to mummy and cry, Many times using that tool is coming at the expense of the ego, other times it feels dirty, as if you damaging someone else's livelihood, Every case should be handled with decency, and for its own matter. lately KD is acting strange, so at list in my case they deserved a spank. Don't believe they will fall so easy, if the owner will vaporize, someone else will bay the site. Orders from over a year... you should tell them you have a word at some forums and you're going to discourage other potential buyers. you can also open dispute about an recent order (as an excuse), and write there also about that year old order, so at least you will get their attention.
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For some strange reason my order is not showing on the web ...

But they did reply saying the item was being packed ...  So hopefully all is well , as I really want that reflector ....  

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After waiting for more than 3 weeks on DX to send me a warm white plugin, I ordered

it 2 days ago at KD. Today they have marked it "shipped" in my account. So if there is

something funny going on at KD, its that they have set a higher pace at their warehouse.

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If they replied and wrote that the item was being packed or something like: "Hi Friend, Please do not worry. We will send it to you ASAP." It sound ok, maybe it will be shipped in few days, they never lied to me. One time i paid from paypal account that used different email address than the one used for my KD account, and although i was logged in to my KD account during the transaction, the purchase did not show. they do have very nice deep reflectors at KD
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Are you talking about this? http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=9770

 

Let us know how that goes.

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Yes, thats the one. In another thread I saw this http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12501.

Better specs up to 12 volts, so you dont have to think about putting it in a single or multible battery

light. This is not in stock, so I cancelled and bought the one from KD.

 

ITC unfortunately dont seem to have a warm white P60

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They do, the LC-Yellow. Solarforce claims it's a "P38B" bin 4000K when I emailed them.

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This: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280534988227&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_1956wt_955 ?

I have totally overlooked that one. I searched on Warm White and it gave nothing, but warm alone gave the link. Cant do anything

now. KD says it is shipped. But on the other hand I may take the ITC one too. I like warm white lights and its a 18 volt P60, which

is nice when you have several bodies.

 

Many thanks for the information agenthex.

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Many thanks for the information agenthex.

I can likewise say the same about the KD module. Their interface makes search impossible to do. Sad Let me know if it's good since I might buy one, too.

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I have no self-discipline, I just got the LC-Yellow.

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As adverticed very warm white (yellowish), just like an incan bulb. To get rid of the SOS

i imidiately swopped the 5 mode driver for a 3 mode I had. Now its 8.4 volt max.

 

If you need the color of the light (I do sometimes) this one is recommended. Cheap

but not the brightest led in the World, as its only a Q3. Original only 4.2 volt max.

 

Here is the difference between the Warm White P60 Q3 and the Q5 in a Romisen G2 II Q5.

The P60 to the left.

 

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5797/ledcolor.jpg

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Seems like warm instead of neutral 5A?

 

I also figured out what SF meant by "p38b": P3-8B. I hope it's not that warm, and more like 4000K as they also claimed. Well, we'll see.

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Yes its very "warm", but a good thing is that it shows colors better than the

ultra white led´s you find in many lights now.

 

Looking forward to see how your the solarforce is comparing.

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Btw, do you remember if the default driver had correct memory for modes or how did it work in general?

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So true agenthex, sigline. I just wonder, isn't 8B like 2800K? If it is all that warm, please give us your opinion on how it works and looks outdoors etc.

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I've been waiting 3 weeks for my KD order to be mailed, and over 1.5 months for my DX order to be mailed. Not happeh.

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agenthex wrote:

Btw, do you remember if the default driver had correct memory for modes or how did it work in general?

 

I only tried it a few times to see if it worked, than I swopped it with the 3 mode driver. But it worked

fine then. I did not look to much into memory, so I dont remember.

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I noticed another strange thing in KD.

 

There is  a "ask a question" form in "my account" which i have used before. Its still there but the "submit" button is missing...

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juhi81 press F11 key to get your browser at full screen mode (with whatever browser you're using). if you're using Firefox with stylish extension you can also add new style for kd with something like: . . @namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml); @-moz-document domain("kaidomain.com") { .btn{position:absolute; left:50px; top:325px;}} . . they positioned the button very low, and it doesn't look like an innocent mistake (for me at least)
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juhi81 wrote:

I noticed another strange thing in KD.

 

There is  a "ask a question" form in "my account" which i have used before. Its still there but the "submit" button is missing...

That had me stumped too. The solution was to adjust the text zoom to make the font smaller, as the button was covered by another part of the page. KD's website really, really sucks.
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Nautic wrote:

Yes its very "warm", but a good thing is that it shows colors better than the

ultra white led´s you find in many lights now.

 

Looking forward to see how your the solarforce is comparing.

 

Just got the LC-yellow. It's similar but slightly better than the DX neutral. It's about 4000K as they said, but NOT a p3-8b.  Draw is 1.1A instead 0.6A of DX one, so it's brighter, but slightly warmer (DX is maybe 4500K).

 

The driver's also different. DX maintains constant current at 0.6A, so with two batteries, it's about as bright as SF, whereas the SF ramps to about that on 2 cells. However the DX maintains its brightness better as 1 cell goes down. On the LC-Yellow, when the cell is at 3.8v, the draw is only .45A

 

So there you have it. Perhaps a bit better on 1 cells, tint is close enough, but not a huge win. Worth the price.

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Howdy Ya'll.  First post so please be gentle...Wink

 

I've browsed and searched quite a bit, but can not find any truly high praise for the vendor "KD"

 

I am a bit concerned as to their legitamacy, as I placed an order with them on 10/11/2010 and have a PayPal reciept,

but no contact from them.  No conformation of order placed, no packing and shipped date, etc...

 

So, please tell me that I didn't send my wife'sTongue out hard earned $$$ into the great "abyss".

 

Any encouragement, or "education" that ya'll can provide a newb is greatly appreciated.

 

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Welcome to BLF Eric!

 

As far as I my experience with free shipping Hong Kong dealers goes, you have to wait at least 3 weeks for your package. It's the standard Kaidomain/DealExtreme free shipping time. For the status of your order, just log in to Kaidomain, Go to "My account", and them press the "recent orders" link. It should send you to a page that shows your order status.

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Hi Eric, if you ordered without creating an account, you will probably not receive a confirmation. A friend of mine had ordered without logging in before and he also had absolutly no reaction from KD. Sadly those orders are not shown by KD system ATM. However 3-4 weeks later the shipment arrived magically.

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Had the same problem and wrote to KD a few days later. They answered within 12 hours!!!!! They have improved on that point.

Here is what I got:

 

"Your order number is xxxxxxxxx. It was shipped last Saturday.
Orders typically deliver within 2~4 weeks from shipment.
Please note to login your KD account before you checkout next time, so you can track your order status in your account.
I'm afraid this order can't be seem in your account if you didn't login.
But still, we are taking care of it. Don't worry."
So one better login next time before making orders.
One other thing. The item above was shipped allready when I contacted them. They are speeding up on that too

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