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Sounds like Neil is robbing Peter to pay Paul.

1. Put up a website and collect money from customers (Peter), for lights that are not (yet), in stock.

2. When enough money comes in, pay the Factory (Paul), for a MOQ of 500 lights (of each color)

He does ship.. just not when you order
Think of it as a prepaid group buy, and wait patiently
Dont bug him with emails that he can do nothing about.

Your light will ship, when:

1. the group buy is funded,
2. the factory is paid,
3. the lights are built, and
4. Neil receives them, and
5. ships them.

Do not expect his wife to explain that to you by email.

Myself, I dont order from Neil, because of this thread.

"High CRI Lights for Sale":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/75426

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never had an issue with him, always shipping my orders within a few days or so and they arrived without any problems.

one thing he should list more clearly is the actual stock of lights so that u dont order something that is not in stock…

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I’ve had two orders arrive within 8 calendar days from order to doorstep (Los Angeles). From what I can tell, the item is likely shipped in a bulk container, then received by a local Chinese shipping company where someone slaps a USPS shipping label over the foreign one. USPS delivers the last leg of the trip.

If an order does not ship within 2 working days, I would reach out to ensure it’s in stock.

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Current Collection:

Before BLF helped me see the high CRI light: Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XP-G2

After BLF helped me see the high CRI light: Wowtac A2S NW | FW3A SST-20 4000K + 18350 tube | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Reylight Pineapple Mini Copper Nichia 219B | Fireflies SS AAA Nichia 219B SW45k D220 | Reylight LAN Ti Nichia 219C + tritium | Astrolux S41 Stainless Nichia 219C | Convoy S2+ -Orange- 7135x8 T6-3B | Reylight Titanium Pineapple Mini | SkyLumen LEPvn | Convoy S2+ Grey SST-20 4000k | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | Thrunite T10 Ti | Klarus Mi7 Ti | Singfire SF-348

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jon_slider wrote:
Sounds like Neil is robbing Peter to pay Paul.

1. Put up a website and collect money from customers (Peter), for lights that are not (yet), in stock.

2. When enough money comes in, pay the Factory (Paul), for a MOQ of 500 lights (of each color)

He does ship.. just not when you order
Think of it as a prepaid group buy, and wait patiently
Dont bug him with emails that he can do nothing about.

Your light will ship, when:

1. the group buy is funded,
2. the factory is paid,
3. the lights are built, and
4. Neil receives them, and
5. ships them.

Do not expect his wife to explain that to you by email.

Myself, I dont order from Neil, because of this thread.

I think this sounds like from a Charles Dickens novel. and very similar to the businesses ran by Charles P….. and Bernie…. That means you can’t just stop taking new orders and catch up with the old ones because the new funds have been spent on yourself already. That’s why you can’t trust anyone and hire anyone else but your wife.

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I would simply assume that all 1-man-shops are doing it this way. There is no way a single person could fund several hundred of retail flashlights in a variety of colors, types, and models (let alone other brands and accessories). If a person had that kind of money under the mattress they probably wouldn’t need to work as a flashlight reseller.
Most smaller shops operate like this, ever been to your local, small-scale gun shop? They don’t have 500 different Heckler & Koch in stock because it would require half a million.

Different story for manufacturers like Olight et al, those are actual companies and not a small operation with proper business models, distribution partners and larger commercial agreements.

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Hey, so I just received my Lumintop FW21 Pro from Neal, which I ordered on 2 August. I think that’s pretty great, given that it came from China (I think…). He answered some questions for me, kept me updated, sent notices when it shipped, tracking info…

For some reason, the two Imalent lights i ordered from him came earlier this week even though I ordered them at the same time.

Oh and this is off topic but man… This FW21 is gorgeous. I’m sitting here trying to find another Lumintop light to order Smile

I’ll 100% buy more lights from Neal

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I have a pretty positive experience with him. Ordered something but shortly after found it cheaper elsewhere and with free shipping (Neal’s shipping cost $25). Responded within the hour and got my refund no questions asked. The shipping price is a pretty off putting but if I literally can’t find it elsewhere I’m willing to give him a shot.

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I had to request a refund on some orders previously, but now it seems that everything is back to normal with Neal … he really liked to buy with him due to the news. And now that everything looks right, I already have a list of three more lights to place the order … Thanks Neal !!!

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Hello people!

Does Neal looks at this forum for feedback about how he's doing?

Well, I am here for some bad news. I was taking a look at the Loneoceans' Lume1 driver thread and took a peek at Neal's gadgets website:

 

 

I have seen this sort of disturbing, stupid spammy stuff in other sites. In Neal's site you have to eat it whole, it won't go away by clicking close on the pop-ups. Really piss poor stuff. I really can't help to get amazed at this, because if that stuff even remotely works people must be braindeads. It makes me feel like kicking whoever is in charge's ass for turning the shopping experience into a piece of shite. Facepalm 

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Usually my installed content blocker prevents these pop ups.

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Current Collection:

Before BLF helped me see the high CRI light: Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XP-G2

After BLF helped me see the high CRI light: Wowtac A2S NW | FW3A SST-20 4000K + 18350 tube | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Reylight Pineapple Mini Copper Nichia 219B | Fireflies SS AAA Nichia 219B SW45k D220 | Reylight LAN Ti Nichia 219C + tritium | Astrolux S41 Stainless Nichia 219C | Convoy S2+ -Orange- 7135x8 T6-3B | Reylight Titanium Pineapple Mini | SkyLumen LEPvn | Convoy S2+ Grey SST-20 4000k | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | Thrunite T10 Ti | Klarus Mi7 Ti | Singfire SF-348

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jon_slider wrote:
Myself, I dont order from Neil, because of this thread.

This thead, and I myself still have a tritium optic where one of the tritium vials emits no light. Asymmetrical…

But, the lume1 is exclusive to Neal for now. So what am I to do?

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ZL SC62(w) | Jaxman E2L XP-G2 5A | Purple S2+ XPL-HI U6-3A | D4 w/ Luxeon V | RRT-01 | Purple FW3A, 4000K SST20 | Baton S1
Boruit D10 w/ Quadrupel Fet+1/Anduril | EagTac D25C Ti | DQG Slim AA Ti | Jaxman E3 | UF-T1 by CRX | Olight S15 Ti | Nitecore EX11.2
L6 XHP70.2 P2 4000K FET+7135 | Jaxman M8 | MF02 | Jaxman Z1 CULNM1.TG | Blue S2+ w/ ML Special | Thrunite T10Tv2
Supfire M6 3xXHP50.2, Sofirn C8F, Unfinished: Sofirn SP70, IYP07/Tool AAA hot-rods, Jetbeam E3S
Others: Nitecore EC23 | Nebo Twyst | Streamlight ProTac 1AA | TerraLux LightStar 100

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That's fine, scalpel_ninja, but what if your browser can't use a proper content blocker? The above screenshots were taken on a smartphone running Opera browser.

Still, if you are running a web store and people has to use a content blocker in it, it certainly says something bad about it.

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Barkuti wrote:

Hello people!


Does Neal looks at this forum for feedback about how he’s doing?


Well, I am here for some bad news. I was taking a look at the Loneoceans’ Lume1 driver thread and took a peek at Neal’s gadgets website:


 

 


I have seen this sort of disturbing, stupid spammy stuff in other sites. In Neal’s site you have to eat it whole, it won’t go away by clicking close on the pop-ups. Really piss poor stuff. I really can’t help to get amazed at this, because if that stuff even remotely works people must be braindeads. It makes me feel like kicking whoever is in charge’s ass for turning the shopping experience into a piece of shite. Facepalm 

If you are familiar with script blocking you can disable it all together on pc.

But if your on say a mobile device at home there is a more “advanced” method which you would use a raspberry pi and run Pi-hole and all network activity would go through the “Pi-hole” rather than to a DNS server managing ads and returns an unspecified address so no ads load at all. Mind you this method only works on your own network and wouldn’t apply if you are not at home/where the “Pi-hole” is connected.

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I believe I understand what Barkuti is trying to get at. A good shopping experience should not require content blockers or Pi Holes to get rid of pop ups. However, Neal’s site is what it is. There are plenty of people lining up (myself included) to purchase the products he stocks. Rumor has it he’s a one-man operation and has little time or resources to refine the storefront. If his stock is selling well, I don’t think refining the site will be at the top of his priorities. Neal is not Hank of Emisar. I’m fluent in speaking Mandarin and can type pretty detailed (not perfect) messages in Chinese. The thought had crossed my mind to reach out and find out more about him. However, it would only satisfy a curiosity as I don’t have the ability to help him in any practical way.

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Before BLF helped me see the high CRI light: Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XP-G2

After BLF helped me see the high CRI light: Wowtac A2S NW | FW3A SST-20 4000K + 18350 tube | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Reylight Pineapple Mini Copper Nichia 219B | Fireflies SS AAA Nichia 219B SW45k D220 | Reylight LAN Ti Nichia 219C + tritium | Astrolux S41 Stainless Nichia 219C | Convoy S2+ -Orange- 7135x8 T6-3B | Reylight Titanium Pineapple Mini | SkyLumen LEPvn | Convoy S2+ Grey SST-20 4000k | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | Thrunite T10 Ti | Klarus Mi7 Ti | Singfire SF-348

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scalpel_ninja wrote:
I believe I understand what Barkuti is trying to get at. A good shopping experience should not require content blockers or Pi Holes to get rid of pop ups. However, Neal’s site is what it is. There are plenty of people lining up (myself included) to purchase the products he stocks. Rumor has it he’s a one-man operation and has little time or resources to refine the storefront. If his stock is selling well, I don’t think refining the site will be at the top of his priorities. Neal is not Hank of Emisar. I’m fluent in speaking Mandarin and can type pretty detailed (not perfect) messages in Chinese. The thought had crossed my mind to reach out and find out more about him. However, it would only satisfy a curiosity as I don’t have the ability to help him in any practical way.

I’m not inferring that’s “extra” steps are required for a good shopping experience but you already mentioned running some form of adblock so mentioning “A good shopping experience should not require content blockers” seems moot, I mention this as ads are more invasive than ever on any particular site in general compared to days past and was just giving a solution that could solve the dilemma of souring a shopping experience with “ads”.

Its a personal preference of mine to block ALL ads everywhere unless the ads support a business or content creator then exceptions are made on a case by case basis.

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I absolutely agree and do implement similar blocking measures in my browsing practices. I too was trying to offer Barkuti a solution by suggesting an ad blocker to make shopping Neal’s site a bit easier. But I think his point was the presence of such pop ups implies it’s a poorly designed site, and it is.

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Current Collection:

Before BLF helped me see the high CRI light: Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XP-G2

After BLF helped me see the high CRI light: Wowtac A2S NW | FW3A SST-20 4000K + 18350 tube | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Reylight Pineapple Mini Copper Nichia 219B | Fireflies SS AAA Nichia 219B SW45k D220 | Reylight LAN Ti Nichia 219C + tritium | Astrolux S41 Stainless Nichia 219C | Convoy S2+ -Orange- 7135x8 T6-3B | Reylight Titanium Pineapple Mini | SkyLumen LEPvn | Convoy S2+ Grey SST-20 4000k | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | Thrunite T10 Ti | Klarus Mi7 Ti | Singfire SF-348

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scalpel_ninja wrote:
I absolutely agree and do implement similar blocking measures in my browsing practices. I too was trying to offer Barkuti a solution by suggesting an ad blocker to make shopping Neal’s site a bit easier. But I think his point was the presence of such pop ups implies it’s a poorly designed site, and it is.

Thing is that the “ad” that is mentioned is and isnt a “pop up” as runs a script and produces its windowed message in the browser rather than opening a new window to avoid the traditional means most common adblockers use, so from just a standpoint of design its quite good since it avoids regular means of removing them.

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Ah, I see! Heh, I learn something new every day.

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Before BLF helped me see the high CRI light: Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XP-G2

After BLF helped me see the high CRI light: Wowtac A2S NW | FW3A SST-20 4000K + 18350 tube | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Reylight Pineapple Mini Copper Nichia 219B | Fireflies SS AAA Nichia 219B SW45k D220 | Reylight LAN Ti Nichia 219C + tritium | Astrolux S41 Stainless Nichia 219C | Convoy S2+ -Orange- 7135x8 T6-3B | Reylight Titanium Pineapple Mini | SkyLumen LEPvn | Convoy S2+ Grey SST-20 4000k | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | Thrunite T10 Ti | Klarus Mi7 Ti | Singfire SF-348

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Souichirou wrote:
If you are familiar with script blocking you can disable it all together on pc.

But if your on say a mobile device at home there is a more “advanced” method which you would use a raspberry pi and run Pi-hole and all network activity would go through the “Pi-hole” rather than to a DNS server managing ads and returns an unspecified address so no ads load at all. Mind you this method only works on your own network and wouldn’t apply if you are not at home/where the “Pi-hole” is connected.


Is that even pulling any different domains for the pihole to block?

I do run a pihole, it’s pretty fun. I also block and reroute all DNS that isn’t going through the pihole on my network.

Old Lumens Contest 2020 - Hand-made light category

ZL SC62(w) | Jaxman E2L XP-G2 5A | Purple S2+ XPL-HI U6-3A | D4 w/ Luxeon V | RRT-01 | Purple FW3A, 4000K SST20 | Baton S1
Boruit D10 w/ Quadrupel Fet+1/Anduril | EagTac D25C Ti | DQG Slim AA Ti | Jaxman E3 | UF-T1 by CRX | Olight S15 Ti | Nitecore EX11.2
L6 XHP70.2 P2 4000K FET+7135 | Jaxman M8 | MF02 | Jaxman Z1 CULNM1.TG | Blue S2+ w/ ML Special | Thrunite T10Tv2
Supfire M6 3xXHP50.2, Sofirn C8F, Unfinished: Sofirn SP70, IYP07/Tool AAA hot-rods, Jetbeam E3S
Others: Nitecore EC23 | Nebo Twyst | Streamlight ProTac 1AA | TerraLux LightStar 100

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I ordered it about 3 months ago and it still hasn’t shipped!
I’ve sent a couple of emails inquiring about it, but no reply.
I suspected it was out of stock and when I looked at the page for the item I ordered, it was in stock!
I’ve emailed them to tell them that if they have something out of stock, to cancel it, but they’ve ignored me.

The paypal protection expires in November, so I’m going to apply for it before then

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Barkuti wrote:

That's fine, scalpel_ninja, but what if your browser can't use a proper content blocker? The above screenshots were taken on a smartphone running Opera browser.

Opera can use just about any Chrome extension.

https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/install-chrome-extensions/

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raccoon city wrote:

Opera can use just about any Chrome extension.

https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/install-chrome-extensions/

The extension is meant for desktop Opera. Android opera is based on Android Chrome, i.e. no Chrome apps, no extensions, etc. Bugger, and crap. Hope people awakens to the idea of using a mobile device with a much higher level of means and skill, demanding a lot of stuff which for now is “only desktop”. I understand a mobile platform imposes certain limits, but in practice they could be a lot less than what they are now. When I see people spending @#$% in a smartphone and how clumsy is their actual experience I can only huff and puff… Facepalm 

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Souichirou wrote:
… If you are familiar with script blocking you can disable it all together on pc.

But if your on say a mobile device at home there is a more "advanced" method which you would use a raspberry pi and run Pi-hole and all network activity would go through the "Pi-hole" rather than to a DNS server managing ads and returns an unspecified address so no ads load at all. Mind you this method only works on your own network and wouldn't apply if you are not at home/where the "Pi-hole" is connected.

On mobile I can use AdAway. That's no “Pi-hole”, but I can selectively blacklist sites with it. However, I wonder how can I obtain the web addresses to which the @#$% popups or spammy windows point to.

Mmm, wait, I opened nealsgadgets again, clicked over one of the popup windows and obtained this:

 

https://cdn.shopifycdn.net/s/files/1/0031/0155/6806/files/QQ_20190130142645_480x480.png?v=1593355494

 

Well, that cdn.shopifycdn.net is candidate for the blacklist. 

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Barkuti wrote:
... ... ... ...When I see people spending @#$% in a smartphone and how clumsy is their actual experience I can only huff and puff… Facepalm

If I had a dollar for every time I saw a person over age 50 who had major difficulty answering a call, completely unable to figure out to make a call, unable to use recents, unable to figure out how to create and use a contact, unable to receive a text message, unable to figure out how to use visual messages, unable to function in email, unable to use any browser, unable to bookmark a page in a browser, unable to do a google search, completely unable to optimaly manage their home screen, completely unable to avoid clicking on junk and ads so as to severely clutter their browser with dozens of ad pages, I would have enough money to design and market a simple operating system just for them.

 

I have met dozens of people who have used Windows for years, and have no idea where defrag and disk  clean up are. No idea how to drag and drop, no idea how to click and drag. Only proficient at clicking on ads and downloading junkware.

 

 

Not to brag or anything, but I'm kind of a big deal to my flashlights.

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So guys, obviously this vendor has some struggles but I also see good experiences.

I placed my order before I found this thread so it’s a bit late but I can always dispute with PayPal. However, should I be worried?

I ordered my D4SV2 with Hank from intl-outdoor and he ran out of battery so I ordered the battery with Neal. I’m just concerned that Neal’s order will arrive way after the D4SV2 so I’ll order another battery from a local vendor (illumn) but, aside from that, I can wait.

I know this thread is a complaint thread so you’ll tend to see more negative experience posted, but some of what’s being shared here is concerning. Especially the “rob Peter to pay Paul” comment.

Also, I ordered a convoy s2+, a few short tubes for it, and some batteries. Is he not able to ship batteries outside flashlight bodies? I didn’t know that would be a problem.

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Zerosvn wrote:
So guys, obviously this vendor has some struggles but I also see good experiences.

I placed my order before I found this thread so it’s a bit late but I can always dispute with PayPal. However, should I be worried?

I ordered my D4SV2 with Hank from intl-outdoor and he ran out of battery so I ordered the battery with Neal. I’m just concerned that Neal’s order will arrive way after the D4SV2 so I’ll order another battery from a local vendor (illumn) but, aside from that, I can wait.

I know this thread is a complaint thread so you’ll tend to see more negative experience posted, but some of what’s being shared here is concerning. Especially the “rob Peter to pay Paul” comment.

Also, I ordered a convoy s2+, a few short tubes for it, and some batteries. Is he not able to ship batteries outside flashlight bodies? I didn’t know that would be a problem.

I believe Neal cannot sell bare batteries due to shipping restrictions. It has to be purchased with a compatible flashlight and he will ship the battery installed in the light with an insulating pad. The disadvantage of ordering from Neal is if there is something out of stock or a problem with the order, you might not get any feedback on it. It’ll just sit unfulfilled for a long time. I usually get a screenshot of my cart and message him to verify everything is in stock. Once he replies and I place the order, I let him know by sending the order number to him.

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Multiple budget knives


Current Collection:

Before BLF helped me see the high CRI light: Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XP-G2

After BLF helped me see the high CRI light: Wowtac A2S NW | FW3A SST-20 4000K + 18350 tube | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Reylight Pineapple Mini Copper Nichia 219B | Fireflies SS AAA Nichia 219B SW45k D220 | Reylight LAN Ti Nichia 219C + tritium | Astrolux S41 Stainless Nichia 219C | Convoy S2+ -Orange- 7135x8 T6-3B | Reylight Titanium Pineapple Mini | SkyLumen LEPvn | Convoy S2+ Grey SST-20 4000k | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | Thrunite T10 Ti | Klarus Mi7 Ti | Singfire SF-348

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scalpel_ninja wrote:
I believe Neal cannot sell bare batteries due to shipping restrictions. It has to be purchased with a compatible flashlight and he will ship the battery installed in the light with an insulating pad. ………….

I bought some 10440 batteries from Mountain Electronics way back in 2016.
They came to me (in their original boxes) tucked in an old fashioned plastic 2D flashlight.
So this is a matter that is not limited to Neal and the present time.
It has to do with regulations concerning the transport of LiION batteries by plane.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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I’ve bought several items from Neal. Never had an issue aside from some items taking some time to arrive. That’s par for the course when buying from China.

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Update: Neal responded via messenger and helped me cancel the batteries. The promptly shipped the rest.

Thanks Neal!

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Neal is very responsive via Messenger. Might be your parcel was unintentionally misrouted using wrong zip code... 

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