Lithium batteries forbbiden via airmail again? this time forever?

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Lithium batteries forbbiden via airmail again? this time forever?

http://www.hongkongpost.com/eng/publications/notices/2011/20110222a/inde...

 

That means that we will not be able to receive anymore Li-ion batteries from HK based retailers?

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DX have been using China Post for recent orders.........this may explain why.

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Yes,apparently the are serious now, aren't allowed anymore , the last 14500 flame I bougt  at DX  are in the mail now, registered trough China Post...left China 20 days ago not arrive yet... if send by HKP would be in my hands in 6 days...

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Just ordered some 18650 ...  Oh oh !   ....    

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my second to last order I ordered 4 18650's and 6 16340's and wondered why they were sent through china post..this explains why..my last shipment was through hkpost and there were no batteries in the order..at least we have china post to take the slack..takes longer, but better than nothing..

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Some use Singapore Mail and I were thinking the suppliers were in Singapore Smile Now I get it.

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of four 18650s from DX were sent by HKP. The package left HK Feb 10.

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I ordered Li-Ions from Manafont yesterday and got all the notices that the package was dispatched to the Post Office. Am I up the proverbial creek with no paddle or batteries?

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So what do you guys recon? Should we start stocking 18650's? Do they have a half-life?

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Doesn't it only restrict air shipping?

I think ground/sea shipping isn't effected by this.

But will take much longer if not by air mail.

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Thanks for the info. Im going on a trip to HK next month, so I recon

one of the things I´ll bring home are Li-on batteries.

Cheap quality is good - Expensive crap isn´t

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Nautic wrote:

Thanks for the info. Im going on a trip to HK next month, so I recon

one of the things I´ll bring home are Li-on batteries.

 

You will return by boat? by sea? because they are not allowed via plane

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yes, hes gonna swim back

knowing nautic hes gonna smuggle them.... i wont say where

LMFAO

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I´ll smuggle them in my flashlights. They will never find them there. Cool

Cheap quality is good - Expensive crap isn´t

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i received a order of 16340s today

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fran82 wrote:

Nautic wrote:

Thanks for the info. Im going on a trip to HK next month, so I recon

one of the things I´ll bring home are Li-on batteries.

 

You will return by boat? by sea? because they are not allowed via plane

A lot of airlines still allow lithium-ion batteries, generally one installed plus one or two extras.  If not, nobody would be able to bring their laptop computers anywhere because what are laptop batteries other than packs of 18650s?

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good point..my camera uses a lithium battery pack also and so do a lot of cell phones..etc etc..

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18650 in fact all Li-ion deteriorate over time ..  If cheap 18650's dry up , its either surface mail ...

Or find some AAA or AA powered lights ..   Push come to shove , id wait 3 months for a new supply of 18650's to arrive via boat . 

!8650's are available locally , but @ $35 a cell , yeah , one battery $35 , they can eat my shorts . 

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It's quite a coincidence that I ordered 3 AAA lights and 2 AA lights last week Smile Still looking for some good 2xAA light with neutral tint and good low modes. Fenix TK20 or LD25. Then I'll be safe. Smile

 

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I ordered several 18650's from a seller on ebay at the begining of January, they never came Sad

On the plus side though I contacted the seller and they instantly refunded me the full amount and an appology that they didn't have any more in stock to send.

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Just tape them to your torso and legs and hope for the best......and try to look normal. Laughing

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Oh, another "Midnight Express" (the movie) scenario Shocked

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fishinfool wrote:

Just tape them to your torso and legs and hope for the best......and try to look normal. Laughing

That's it - just strap 'em up right next to the smack - the lithium ion cells will be the least of their worries! Laughing

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I often buy hi-max off ebay. Last time they sent them from Germany (or it does seem that way) which is quite strange! Will keep doing so.

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Budgeteer,

Do you have a particular seller that you'd recommend? Have you tested the batteries?

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jb1 wrote:

Budgeteer,

Do you have a particular seller that you'd recommend? Have you tested the batteries?

Yes and yes, the batteries have a bit longer runtime that XTAR 2400mAh which are true 2400mAh batteries. Compared to the only genuine Trustifre flame 2400mAh i had, these are considerably better and also by visual inspection made better. Protection circuit worked fine on the one i tested but did not botheryet on others.

I had no issues with the seller and i got them reasonably quick with extremely well done packaging. I got them always in a box with alot of padding material. Top notch packaging.

Be sure to make an offer! I buy 4-6 pieces at a time. The more you buy the less you pay per battery. I would never bother to get trustfires saving a dollar or so compared to these.

I can highly reccomend those without any aftertoughts.

I made the few transactions outside ebay. So they probably reduced the cost considering they have not to pay ebay comission fee of 10% that way.

Hope it helps. Communication is somehow engrish but still good enough to understand.

Batteries shipped usually in 1 or max 2days. I always got them in under 2 weeks from departure. As fast as 8 days in one occasion.

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They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

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Actually, I don't get them.

Even LiPo-s seem perfectly safe when not being charged... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7A0HH_QyPE  Wink

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Budgeteer,

Thank you for the detailed response. I just ordered 20 from Manafont so if those don't get shipped, I'll re-order from this guy. In the future, I'll just make the purchase from him. Waiting several months for a product is new to me since anything I've ever ordered is typically on our doorstep in less than 1 week here in the U.S.

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Thats pretty decent shipping time!

How come you ordered 20?

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Hmm, maybe they gave you my tracking number? I ordered two of them via the bay.

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Budgeteer wrote:

Thats pretty decent shipping time!

How come you ordered 20?

I have no rechargeable batteries and 5 flashlights on order which will account for 10. Gives me 10 spares or a reason to order more flashlights. Plus, the price dropped to a cheaper price than DX sells them for when purchasing 20. Does your eBay seller also sell other sizes?

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