Best/quickest place to buy Convoy and Kdlitker?

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Best/quickest place to buy Convoy and Kdlitker?

Hello everyone I am new here and this is my first post so hopefully its in the correct forum.  After reading and lurking here and on CP forums Ive decided to order a Convoy C8+, M21 variant, and also a KDlitker E6 since I like the look and drop in compatibility.  I have used Aliexpress for a few items such as clone surefire M600s and M300s but don't know if they would be the best place to order from again.  What is the best website to order these lights from that has the fastest shipping and is also safe?  Thanks in advance!

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I personally like Fasttech, but many will say order from Simon’s Convoy store on Aliexpress.

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  1. would be the official convoy alix store.
  1. would be BG.

15 to 30 day shipping to the states.

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It's not the quickest, but the best place to get Convoy flashlights is here:

https://convoy.aliexpress.com/store/330416

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Thanks for joining the gang, Kyleag89!

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The quickest place to get Convoy flashlights in the U.S. is probably Amazon, but they don't have much of a selection, and their prices might not be all that great.

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 Wow that was some quick responses!  Is mtn electronics good to buy from?  They have 2 hosts I want and ships from the usa.

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Yes on Mtn

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Yes, Mountain is great to deal with and Richard is a good BLF friend.

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 Awesome thanks guys!  If I order a Cree XHP 50.2 and a C8+ host from MTN which driver would work best?

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Yes Mountain (Richard) is Excellent - sets the gold bar at the highest level that other vendors only aspire to. He is also a member here on BLF. His products are top shelf and his Customer Service is second to no one. Buy with the utmost confidence and he's here in the US.

Racoon's link above to Simon's Excellent CONVOY store on AliExpress above is also the best to buy from on AliExpress.  Simon is also a member here on BLF and is very responsive to us and any message you send him (PM). Simon owns CONVOY Flashlights. The suggestion by RC to order from Amazon is good if you want to order within the US and not wait 4 weeks for flashlights to arrive from China.

Bort's suggestion above of FastTech is not what I've experienced the past two months - I've had NIGHTMARE experiences with 5 orders so I recommend to avoid them. Yes FastTech has a rep here on BLF but they do not have PM (messages) turned on so they are worthless in helping when you have problems like I've had. Take your chances with FastTech at your own risk. Who knows, you might get lucky. 

 

Hope that sums it up for you.

 

 

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max wrote:

Bort’s suggestion above of FastTech is not what I’ve experienced the past two months – I’ve had NIGHTMARE experiences with 5 orders so I recommend to avoid them. Yes FastTech has a rep here on BLF but they do not have PM (messages) turned on so they are worthless in helping when you have problems like I’ve had. Take your chances with FastTech at your own risk. Who knows, you might get lucky. 


 


Hope that sums it up for you.


 


I’ve had slow shipping time on my last order (2 months) but otherwise no problems.
What issues have you had?

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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IMHO, the absolute worst is Gear Best.

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@Bort I talked about some of my issues here:

https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77897?page=1

See my post #35 and #50. 

It's gotten worse since then but don't want to take up the OP's time with that here.  I just wanted to give the OP another perspective and warn him that there are two sides to every coin. He asked for quick place to buy flashlights and do NOT recommend FastTech for "quick" or "safe". 

 

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max wrote:

@Bort I talked about some of my issues here:


https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77897?page=1


See my post #35 and #50. 


It’s gotten worse since then but don’t want to take up the OP’s time with that here.  I just wanted to give the OP another perspective and warn him that there are two sides to every coin. He asked for quick place to buy flashlights and do NOT recommend FastTech for “quick” or “safe”. 


What is the deal with the rejected/returned bit, i’ve never heard of that before?

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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In the US try https://mohrlumens.com/. They restock and sell out of most stuff pretty quickly. Just check the site every now and then.

They currently have the Osram C8+ that includes a battery for $32 shipped.

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Take a look at Adventure Sports Flashlights/Lumencraft. Both sites essentially the same, and by same owner. A standup guy and frequent contributor. Only downside is a limited selection.

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As others have recommended, the official Convoy flashlight Store on AliExpress is the best place to get Convoy stuff.

Buying directly from Simon you will get the latest and greatest Convoy flashlights, hosts, drivers, firmware, etc. Plus he has very high quality standards and stands behind what he sells. And if you want something custom, he is usually very accommodating.

Shipping wise, it takes about 2-3 weeks to get it to the US. Not bad compared to other Chinese vendors.

Oh, and BTW, welcome to BLF Kyleag89!

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I routinely receive shipments from Simon in 10 – 12 days. ✅

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I have to say that this has been the most helpful forum Ive ever been a member of!  You guys have responded so quickly and with excellent information and advice.  I ordered an Ultrafire UF506b off Amazon for now to play around with until my Convoy and Kdlitker arrives.  I love to tinker with small projects and like to modify anything and everything I can.  laughing  I will be ordering a C8+ from Simon's Ali store as well as a KD from kaidomain.  I have looked on all the websites and didn't get a good vibe on fasttech and I guess that was a good feeling!  I don't mind waiting for items from China but in my past experience vendors can vary a lot!  I have ordered about 2 dozen items from Aliexpress lately and most have arrived within 4 weeks but not all.   

 

EDIT:  I forgot to ask if there is a certain brand of p60 drop in that is better quality, or are they all about the same?  I don't want to spend a small fortune on them but don't want to buy a known poor quality item because I didn't ask the pros first! lol