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The RC-C6 is available in several places - this could be the cheaper Q3 version, it is not possible to tell from the pictures. I have one and as zooming lights go it is not bad at all. I'd say it is worth it. Lightake had the Q3 version on offer a while back.

The Skyray S-R5 is available is several variants. Good light, well made, nice body.

The Trustfire F23 is one of my favourite lights - lovely but heavy. The switch can be fragile. Fran82 killed his one with a drop.

That is the new body shape 504B - someone here has one - but my memory is failing on who it is.

The SST-50 light is essentially the same body as the Uniquefire L2/Solarforce L2/old WF-504B. They are all P60 lights and I'd not buy any P60 sized SST-50 light as it is not well enough heatsinked to be driven at the 5A an SST-50 needs. Nor is 5A out of an 18650 a clever thing to do unless you buy (expensive) IMR cells. It is probably little or no brighter than a well-driven MC-E and costs a lot more.

 

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 have the 504B and the C6 and I agree with Don. Both are very nice lights which I can recommend.

Cheap quality is good - Expensive crap isn´t

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Aleister wrote:

Hello, I am thinking of getting the following from shenzhen-wholesale:

These are stuff I like and are not available at DX, or they are cheaper (with the posting fees) from DX.

What do you think? Do you see something you don't like or something I can do better at SW?

Thank you

 

Whats the shipping price and weight?

Enter into Hongkong post see what you get.

Don I have the new ultrafire 504B body  which I have put the ultrafire XPG R5 1mode drop-in.

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Don wrote:

The SST-50 light is essentially the same body as the Uniquefire L2/Solarforce L2/old WF-504B. They are all P60 lights and I'd not buy any P60 sized SST-50 light as it is not well enough heatsinked to be driven at the 5A an SST-50 needs. Nor is 5A out of an 18650 a clever thing to do unless you buy (expensive) IMR cells. It is probably little or no brighter than a well-driven MC-E and costs a lot more.

Yes, I know it would never perform 100% on a p60 dropin with just one 18650, I just think that, what the heck, an SST-50 is an SST-50, how bad can it be? And I also like the body so it is not so big difference to add $15 more and get the dropin too.

 

 

 

 

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how2 wrote:

Whats the shipping price and weight?

Enter into Hongkong post see what you get.

The shipping for this order is $33.80 using EMS (China -> Greece)

 

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Aleister wrote:

how2 wrote:

Whats the shipping price and weight?

Enter into Hongkong post see what you get.

The shipping for this order is $33.80 using EMS (China -> Greece)

 

 

What was the weight i tried to order but was put off by the shippping cost due to the weight.  I do not know how they calculate it.

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Aleister wrote:

how2 wrote:

Whats the shipping price and weight?

Enter into Hongkong post see what you get.

The shipping for this order is $33.80 using EMS (China -> Greece)

 

 

What was the weight i tried to order but was put off by the shippping cost due to the weight.  I do not know how they calculate it.

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Aleister wrote:

how2 wrote:

Whats the shipping price and weight?

Enter into Hongkong post see what you get.

The shipping for this order is $33.80 using EMS (China -> Greece)

 

 

What was the weight i tried to order but was put off by the shippping cost due to the weight.  I do not know how they calculate it.

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Aleister wrote:

how2 wrote:

Whats the shipping price and weight?

Enter into Hongkong post see what you get.

The shipping for this order is $33.80 using EMS (China -> Greece)

 

EMS tends to cost about ten times as much as ordinary post from HK. I will only use EMS if I get it for free.

 

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

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

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Shipping cost are $3.75 per light.

SKYRAY S-R5 XP-G R5 LED aluminum Flashlight

TrustFire F23 XP-E LED Stainless Steel Flashlight

UltraFire BJ08A 5-mode Q5 LED aluminum Flashlight

These can be had cheaper on other sites

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how2 wrote:

What was the weight i tried to order but was put off by the shippping cost due to the weight.  I do not know how they calculate it.

The weight is 981 grams.

 

 

 

 

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I think these companies make  a profit on shipping. That's why I don't buy from them.Cry

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The same weight by HK Bulk Post (Which does have its issues) would be HK$65 or about US$6

 

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:

The same weight by HK Bulk Post (Which does have its issues) would be HK$65 or about US$6

That's the fundamental problems they think we don't know, about shipping cost price, they are profiteering.

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how2 wrote:

Don wrote:

The same weight by HK Bulk Post (Which does have its issues) would be HK$65 or about US$6

That's the fundamental problems they think we don't know, about shipping cost price, they are profiteering.

 

EMS is a lot more expensive than HK Bulk Post which must be around the world's cheapest. I found this price page but I don't know what the currency unit is.

http://www.ems.com.cn/serviceguide/e-zi-fei-biao-zhun.html

 

It would seem to cost either 295 or 355 currency units to send 1kg to Greece. I presume the price is in Renimbi/Yuan but may be in internal non-convertible Chinese currency. 335 Yuan works out as US$53

 

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 always choose EMS (even on DX) instead of HKP even if it's more expensive. It is fast and I always get the package (for example, my last order on DX was split in two by their choice, EMS package arrived 5 days after they sent it, HKP package hasn't arrived yet, two months after send date...).

 

The "way" to minimize EMS cost is to make less - bigger - orders, in DX sometimes it costs even $0 to choose EMS on bigger orders ($150 - $200).

 

Anyhow, SW doesn't even have HKP option and their quotation (I guess the cheapest alternative) was with EMS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aleister wrote:

Anyhow, SW doesn't even have HKP option and their quotation (I guess the cheapest alternative) was with EMS

Don't think so. Currently I'm talking to them for some parts. They give me prices for HKP I think.I have three samples:

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Quantity    Unit Weight    Total Weight
(PCS)    (Kg)    (Kg)
1    0.115     0.115
        0.115+0.1

Post costs   $6.72

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Quantity    Unit Weight    Total Weight
(PCS)    (Kg)    (Kg)
3    0.115     0.345
        0.345+0.2
Post costs  $13.07

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Quantity    Unit Weight    Total Weight
(PCS)    (Kg)    (Kg)
6    0.033     0.198
3    0.036     0.108
1    0.035     0.035
3    0.115     0.345
Sum        0.686+0.3
Post costs   $20.53

Don't know why they have put additional +0.3 kg. It might be the packaging. I think I'll have to ask.

I hope you got a clue how they calculate postage prices. It looks like $30 per kilo.