When a deal is too good to be true?

11 posts / 0 new
Last post
jeff51's picture
Last seen: 14 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 03/26/2019 - 17:36
Posts: 1237
Location: Middle of Texas
When a deal is too good to be true?

Just saw this on a youtube ad.

$40 for 100K Lumens. Looks like the IMALENT MS18. At $40 that’s a heck of a discount.
Many of the screen shots are the same.
I wonder what you actually get for your $40?
Any takers?

How about the knife that melts through a trampoline? No?

All the Best,

RobertB's picture
Last seen: 1 day 17 hours ago
Joined: 12/18/2015 - 17:49
Posts: 3742
Location: USA, Michigan
Jeff51 wrote:
When a deal is too good to be true?

99.99% of the time



Jeff51 wrote:
I wonder what you actually get for your $40?

A gaping hole in your wallet with nothing to show for it. Or an empty box on your doorstep

Last seen: 1 hour 40 min ago
Joined: 11/02/2018 - 17:07
Posts: 1413
Location: Vancouver, WA

One word: Fake. They show different flashlights in that ad: Mateminco MT09+, Imalent MS18, amd a no name 900 Lumen one from AE. 100,000 lumems is expensive. Period.

Quadrupel's picture
Last seen: 8 hours 22 sec ago
Joined: 12/03/2017 - 10:40
Posts: 754
Location: Lithuania

No Paypal…

Last seen: 3 weeks 2 days ago
Joined: 06/01/2010 - 10:26
Posts: 2489
Location: london
Quadrupel wrote:
No Paypal…

There is paypal for me.

Last seen: 10 min 26 sec ago
Joined: 08/03/2018 - 21:03
Posts: 583
Location: United States

I don’t know why I even clicked on the link. Material: ABS

You can't compare the big flashlight in the sky to the little flashlight in your hand.

Lightbringer's picture
Last seen: 12 hours 41 min ago
Joined: 08/30/2016 - 14:12
Posts: 15882
Location: nyc

Well, it’s got “Furniture power”, so I’d definitely give it a shot.

Seriously, when was the last time you saw a light with… wait for it… wait for iiiiiiit… Furniture Power!

Maybe it’s armoir-plated.

Okay, let’s table this discussion. I just had to get that off my chest, but I didn’t want to drawer this out.

Carry on.

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

turkeydance's picture
Last seen: 1 day 38 min ago
Joined: 02/20/2020 - 18:53
Posts: 1087

motion requires a second


Last seen: 2 hours 25 min ago
Joined: 09/19/2020 - 08:53
Posts: 323
Location: Philippines

100k lumens in a plastic flashlight?, hmmm. Furniture power? Wracking my brain trying to translate that one.

Wish they’d shown longer shots of the girl, she’s hot.

I feel sorry for people who don't have a hobby or interest to escape to.

ShyOne's picture
Last seen: 1 month 1 week ago
Joined: 08/08/2019 - 23:23
Posts: 388
Location: Cortez, FL Cuchara, CO Homeport..AL

Jeff51 wrote:
When a deal is too good to be true?
Almost…. always.
There are rare exceptions…. ✅
Usually you find those “rare exceptions”, they don’t find you. Wink
wle's picture
Last seen: 2 hours 46 min ago
Joined: 01/07/2015 - 13:49
Posts: 2571
Location: atlanta ga

a LOt of that does not make sense
it claims to have 8 21700 cells, then later == Battery: 32650 lithium battery( Built-in battery)

also claims “MS18 rechargeable flashlight comes with 18pcs Cree XHP70 “

i would expect a cheap piece of crap with maybe the equivalent of 1 18650 built in, and 1 blue/green/purple led with a narrow beam

"You never have the wind with you - it's either against you, or you're having a good day."
    Daniel Behrman, "The Man Who Loved Bicycles".
It never gets easy, you just go faster.   
-Greg Lemond.