Flashaholics Anonymous: The Flashlight Purchase Refusal Kudos Thread

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Flashaholics Anonymous: The Flashlight Purchase Refusal Kudos Thread

This thread is set aside for members to reward themselves for each month they can go without spending anything on flashlights.

Rules are:

1) You are encouraged to post every month gone without making ANY flashlight or flashlight accessories purchases.

2) You are encouraged to report back each time you vow to go a month with no purchases, and then again if (when!) you fail. If you don’t post failures, this thread may well go dark quickly.

3) If, after succeeding one whole month (Hah!), a member wishes to renew their vows of non-spending, they are encouraged to re-post.

Let’s get in therapy. Everyone of us is LONG overdue!

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Just spent $100 on an Olight and Convoys. I vow to go through May 9th without making a single flashlight purchase.

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Just now I got in (or are in the mail) a truckload of parts I need to keep myself busy the coming month, so no purchases needed until may 9th Wink

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This will be difficult to dooo….

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$300+ spent past month on flashlights alone, I’m doomed.

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I've cut way way back on purchase as I just don't have much time for this hobby and have plenty of hosts and parts for planned mods that have been sitting for months (some over a year), but I still make occasional purchases and don't know that I could go over a month not making a purchase!

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I will not comply!

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I will comply in in month of July- Aug.. that’s when I’ll be on vacation for 1 1/2 months to Asia :bigsmile:

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Hi, I’m a flashaholic and it’s been less than 12 hours since my last purchase. I’m two Nitecores away from selling my body on the street corner.

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No purchases planned, i want to do some replacing so if can sell a few lights i have their upgraded replacements in mind. I don’t have time to post a bunch of lights though I am far too busy right now

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Maybe I should join the program too…

On the other hand, this flashlight-fetish might blow over again..

..hm…
But they will need upgrading in the future, when (for example) XP-G3 comes out…

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DayLighter wrote:
I will comply in in month of July- Aug.. that’s when I’ll be on vacation for 1 1/2 months to Asia :bigsmile:

Think of all the good deals on flashlights you can get while you’re over in Asia. Smile
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I havent purchased a flashlight in over 4 months, maybe 5 or 6 months……Lost track of time haha

Although I just said I’d buy a K50vn PDT. On the bright side, I sold all my laser stuff, minus the few that are special to me. Still have a 3.2W 445nm MagLite for sale though hint hint

In the end I’ve sold way more than I’ve bought so Silly I dont have a problem anymore

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Livinloud wrote:
In the end I've sold way more than I've bought so Silly I dont have a problem anymore

Huh?  Does that mean you've stole some to sell?  Maybe you have another problem! Laughing

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No means I have some cool friends who give stuff away, GF who buys stuff for me, etc….. Big Smile

Some things I feel like I “stole” just because the price was dirt cheap but I am no thief Wink

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Do we all have to chant, “I have seen the light……………………………………………………………..but I didn’t buy it”

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..I still have to buy some though…
That recoiler from FT, something like a HD2010 perhaps (wide reflector everyone seems so happy with), I have zero flashlights with a 90° head, yet to explore driver-land…
And how about a mercury vapour lamp? :bigsmile:
No, I’m not done yet..
Sorry guys.. Tired

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unknown00101 wrote:
DayLighter wrote:
I will comply in in month of July- Aug.. that’s when I’ll be on vacation for 1 1/2 months to Asia :bigsmile:
Think of all the good deals on flashlights you can get while you’re over in Asia. Smile

I was thinking the same. You think they’d have a factory direct place in Shenzhen?

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Acquire more parts.

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Rub some bacon on it.

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Shenzhen is manufacturing city.. even fasttech and wallbuys and most aliexpress store bought stuffs from there Smile

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I’m doing my best not to buy any more flashlights for quite a long time. I’m going to build up the ones I have before I do that. That should take me quite a while.

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I’m just one day in and already I’m fighting the window shopping!

I’m guessing we need to add some additional rules:

4) You can be gifted, but not get – or in anyway motivate or manipulate – someone to get anything for you.

5) You can sell something, but not rebuy or replace said item.

6) You may only purchase something for someone else, but not with your own funds.

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Rusty Joe wrote:
I’m just one day in and already I’m fighting the window shopping!

I’m guessing we need to add some additional rules:

4) You can be gifted, but not get someone – or in anyway motivate or manipulate – anyone to get anything for you.

5) You can sell something, but not rebuy or replace said item.

6) You may only purchase something for someone else, but not with your own funds.

So over the next 2 weeks it will be:

7..8..9..10..11..12..13..14..15..16..17..18….. Screw it, just buy some flashlight stuff. Silly

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What about “rent to own” aka “hun want to buy me this flashlight, I’ll pay you back May 31 when I am allowed to buy one”

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Livinloud wrote:
What about “rent to own” aka “hun want to buy me this flashlight, I’ll pay you back May 31 when I am allowed to buy one”

Nope. Silly

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rojos wrote:
I got real close to falling off the wagon a few times already. And it’s been less than a week. This is not gonna be easy.

I hear ya. It’s going to be hard with deals like this always in our faces!

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Of all the perversions, abstinence is the most perverse. I wish you well in your endeavor of self flagelation as it will provide a greater abundance of lights for the rest of us. Moo ha ha haaaa!

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I’ll join! I just purchased a Maglite 3D from a thrift store; looks almost new! Hopefully it’ll keep me busy enough that I won’t feel the need to buy another light for a while.

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I need a intervention but first I think Rusty needs to add another rule to the op: No entering flashlight giveaways for the avowed month. 0:)

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I haven’t spent anything on flashlights, or anything related, this year, and actually for several months before that. I’m not happy about it, but its easy. I’m broke. The real bummer though is how much new and cool stuff I’m way behind on. I don’t even have an XM-L2, a multi-emitter light…ugh.

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