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Hello from Greece

Hello guys,

I am new to this hobby and I like budget lights. So, after my disappointment reading CPF (WHAAAAT, you don't have at least 5 surefires????? AND your lights cost less than your car????), I found BLF and believe it is a friendly place to talk about lights that don't need me to sell my house.

I started with an Aurora P7 2-mode and a Trustfire S-A2 3-mode and love them! The Aurora is very bright and a perfect flooder for a walk in the dark (this little thing draws 2.8A at tailcap) and S-A2 throws really nice for its size (but has a really idiotic "memory").

Of course I have about fifty more lights I want to purchase and the reviews here are really useful and fun to read (again and again lol).

So, nice reading you guys and I will start writing too when I have something to ask or say.

Let a flooder be my wife and a thrower be my mistress

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Hi Aleister!

 

Good to have you here. Please do join in - everyone's opinions matter. And we do want to hear them. Unlike CPF...

 

I don't actually own any light that cost more than my present car.

 

But all of my computers do.

 

Many of my previous cars cost about the same as a Maglite, but I got bored with fixing them at the side of the road when they broke. Given the UK climate, that usually involved rain... Or snow Sad

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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I understand you, I have the exact same thing with computers, every computer I own costs a small fortune (I am a web developer to my defense so I need expensive computers :p).

Cheap cars... You reminded me of my first car, twenty years ago, a zastava yugo! You will not believe how many ways it had to annoy me. I will tell you just two things, after I purchased it, I found that the - extra - cassette player was connected by mistake with the brake light valve, so when I was hitting the breaks it stopped playing! The second thing was a loose spring inside the horn button on wheel... When it wanted it started activating the horn! One day it started beeping when I was waiting for a red light behind another driver and he was pissed, left his car and came to my window :p:p:p

But I give it credit for one thing... One day we had a terrible flood and I saw many expensive cars on the side of the road that couldn't keep the engine running and the yugo was passing easily like a boat in 50cm water :p:p:p

Let a flooder be my wife and a thrower be my mistress

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I've never owned a Yugo. But a Nissan Bluebird that had done 400,000km before I bought it was "fun". You never knew which bit would fall off next. I kept a welder and all sorts of tools in it at all times. I still have it, though the engine got given away a few years ago.

 

The real advantage of junk cars is that it really doesn't matter what happens to them, you can park them anywhere and leave the keys in them as it is worth more to the insurance company than it is to you. Unfortunately no thief was ever that desperate...

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Welcome!

*You reminded me of my first car, twenty years ago, a zastava yugo! You will not believe how many ways it had to annoy me.*

Being from a country which was part of ex Yugaslavia that mass produced those poor excuse of a car i can say that those cars actually were not that bad. Any1 could fix it. Spare parts were cheap. Safety was ridiculous tho...

Advertising is still worth a laugh:

http://www.autosoviet.altervista.org/ENGLISH-automotorusse9-E%28Yugo%29.htm

I own a FIAT. There is a joke floating around for FIAT cars that says: How do you get spare parts for a FIAT car? Drive behind another FIAT. Big Smile

Anyway, welcome to BLF which is a great resource for flashligts with a vast and kind user base not biased toward any paritcular manufacturer althrough some have their own preferences but those are not nazi style enforced as can be seen on CPF.

Have a nice stay.

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lol Budgeteer for the FIAT joke! A Yugo joke: Why does a Yugo has the thermal wire of the back window on the outside? So  when you are pushing your Yugo, your fingers stay warm Laughing

But you are right, it was an honest real-low-budget car and we can't expect it to be built like a bmw.

 

Thank you both for the warm welcome Smile

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The jokes round here were saved for the Ladas. 

 

What do you call a Lada with twin exhausts?

A wheelbarrow.

 

What do you call a Lada with a sunroof?

A skip (or dumpster for those who live on the other side of the Atlantic)

 

Or the man who went to a scrapyard who wanted new sparkplugs for his Lada - the scrap dealer thought that was a fair swap.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Hello Aleister, a warm welcome to BLF! Glad you joined all the way over in Greece. Enjoy yourself here!

Anyone here from Africa? Or Antarctica? I think those are the only two continents that we are missing.

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Aloha and welcome to BLF Aleister! Smile

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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I think fishinfool is from alaska. I've heard you can see antarctica from his front porch, or maybe it was the country of africa...

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LOL  It was Sarah Palin that said something about seeing Russia from her house or something like that.  I spent over 22 yrs. in Alaska and absolutely loved the experience but there's really something special about living in Paradise - Hawaii. 

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Aleister wrote:

you don't have at least 5 surefires????? A

Can you tell me wht you don't have 5?

I want 5 good reasons

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how2 wrote:

Aleister wrote:

you don't have at least 5 surefires????? A

Can you tell me wht you don't have 5?

I want 5 good reasons

1) They

2) cost

3) far

4) too

5) much.

Smile

 

Not to mention Matt's review here.

 

Actually, since I am not a citizen of the USA, I really feel that American nationalism should not enter into my purchase decisions.

 

Except in the case of Harley Davidson motorcycles where I'd strongly recommend compulsory medication for all purchasers.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Don wrote:

Nissan Bluebird

 

My first car passed on from my dad to my brother to me. never serviced it ran for ever. Then it died in 2004

new car Honda Jazz

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LOL  It was Sarah Palin that said something about seeing Russia from her house or something like that.  I spent over 22 yrs. in Alaska and absolutely loved the experience but there's really something special about living in Paradise - Hawaii. 

 

Man .. that is quiet a switch from Alaska to Hawaii...

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Don wrote:

Nissan Bluebird

 

My first car passed on from my dad to my brother to me. never serviced it ran for ever. Then it died in 2004

new car Honda Jazz

 

You could keep the Jazz in the boot of one of my previous cars, an Audi 100 estate which dumped all its hydraulics at speed on the A90. No steering or brakes - oh yes, and collapsed suspension. At 80mph. Theoretically I still had brakes but having lost the servo I couldn't get the pedal to move.

 

Needed a new driver's seat too...

 

Then I had two Bluebird estates. Those 3 between them had done something like 700,000 miles.

One of the Bluebirds lunched its clutch at T in the Park. Real fun getting it out of a muddy field then...

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Don wrote:

Actually, since I am not a citizen of the USA, I really feel that American nationalism should not enter into my purchase decisions.

Well said.

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Don wrote:

Actually, since I am not a citizen of the USA, I really feel that American nationalism should not enter into my purchase decisions.

Exactly, even more, if we want to be just I think we should not buy US made items since we need to balance all these people that buy only US stuff LaughingLaughingLaughing

 

Just kidding, if the price is right for the item I am buying I don't care where it comes from. But price should be right and US made lights are just expensive.

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Aleister wrote:
But price should be right and US made lights are just expensive.

And when the price is right, the shipping cost is not.  Sad

Wellcome Aleister.

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Vectrex wrote:
  

Man .. that is quiet a switch from Alaska to Hawaii...

Tell me about it.....From one extreme to the other.  Cool

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion