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Just another nube checking in after lurking

Hey all, what up! Just another new guy. I have been lurking for a while looking to buy something fun. Thanks for all the great info. I made my first purchase the other day. I bought a Fandyfire Rook ($28.90). I’m an E-cig guy who makes mods from the ground up. So I have been into batteries (and soldiering) for a while (about 4 years give or take). I have also bought thousands of items from Alibaba over the years. (shopping is half the fun right?)

I went with the Rook because I have a boatload of 14500’s around. (something like a hundred still not opened) Having switched over to mostly 18650’s this year I figured I would put them to some kind of use.

Next order will be for a 18650 something cheap though. I almost bought a Ultrafire C8 TC for $5.79 (give or take a few cents) the other night from KaiDomain but by the time I found my credit card they were sold out. (oh well I want the new U3 anyway) Well no, I actually wanted the T6 for under $6.

Well anyway thanks for the cool site, I’m sure to be around as I already feel that little monkey on my back whispering in my ear telling me I need more flashlights.

I’m a junky, I mod lights so I can sell lights so I can buy more light to mod so I can sell lights to buy more lights to mod.

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Welcome aboard. This is just the first step in a 12 step recovery.

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Nice to have you here 18sixfifty. Feel free to post photos or beam shots of your purchase. We’d all enjoy seeing them.

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Welcome to the forum .

Do quite a bit of research before you decide what light will best suit your particular needs .

You will need a thower , a flooder , an EDC , a headlamp , a keychain light and at least one flashlight you buy just because it looks really cool . Or several .

Then buy a whole lot more flashlights . If necessary , invent new needs for your flashlights .

Get into modding flashlights when you realize that there are no commercially available lights that are perfect for you .

Keep us posted on your progress .

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Welcome to BLF!

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I’m beginning to see that already.

I’m a junky, I mod lights so I can sell lights so I can buy more light to mod so I can sell lights to buy more lights to mod.

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jacktheclipper wrote:

Welcome to the forum .

Do quite a bit of research before you decide what light will best suit your particular needs .

You will need a thower , a flooder , an EDC , a headlamp , a keychain light and at least one flashlight you buy just because it looks really cool . Or several .

Then buy a whole lot more flashlights . If necessary , invent new needs for your flashlights .

Get into modding flashlights when you realize that there are no commercially available lights that are perfect for you .

Keep us posted on your progress .

Laughing

 

 

 


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Welcome, have some fun!

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jacktheclipper wrote:
Get into modding flashlights when you realize that there are no commercially available lights that are perfect for you .

Then you realize there is no perfect so you decide to collect as many lights as possible...

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Have a nice time here, 18sixfifty!

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G’day mate. Welcome Smile

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Welcome to the family, 18sixfifty! Spending time here = spending money. I hope you are prepared. Smile

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Welcome from one noob to another.

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Welcome to the forum, 18sixfifty.

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Welcome!  I suggest buying complete lights and using them.  Modding them is fun, but boy is it addictive (ie. expensive), especially when you are able to program your own drivers.

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Thanks to everyone for the welcome. I can see how this could get expensive and fast.

I’m a junky, I mod lights so I can sell lights so I can buy more light to mod so I can sell lights to buy more lights to mod.

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texas shooter wrote:
Welcome aboard. This is just the first step in a 12 step recovery.

Ha! Yeah… A step BACKWARD!!!! I WAS normal until I found this crowd!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!!! Silly

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