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$800 flashlights stolen!!!

In skimming the news, I saw were some soldiers stole and sold some weapons. But, what really caught my attention was when they mention that $800 flashlights were in the booty too. These must have been some badazz flashlights to get mentioned with all that weapontry.

Anybody know anything about those lights?

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/15/11717393-marines-sold-stolen-combat-weapons-to-gangs-china?lite

 

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cehowardGS wrote:

In skimming the news, I saw were some soldiers stole and sold some weapons. But, what really caught my attention was when they mention that $800 flashlights were in the booty too. These must have been some badazz flashlights to get mentioned with all that weapontry.

Anybody know anything about those lights?

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/15/11717393-marines-sold-stolen-combat-weapons-to-gangs-china?lite

 

Or a $5 flashlight the US Government paid $800 for.
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cehowardGS wrote:

In skimming the news, I saw were some soldiers stole and sold some weapons. But, what really caught my attention was when they mention that $800 flashlights were in the booty too. These must have been some badazz flashlights to get mentioned with all that weapontry.

Anybody know anything about those lights?

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/15/11717393-marines-sold-stolen-combat-weapons-to-gangs-china?lite

 

Or a $5 flashlight the US Government paid $800 for.

Laughing

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My nephew is a Navy Seabee stationed in Guam and they got issued Surefire A2 LED Aviators.  But if they lose or break it then they have to pay for a replacement out of their pockets.  Ouch!

 

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wouldn't be hard to rack up 800$ with surefire lights lol..

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bose301s wrote:

cehowardGS wrote:

In skimming the news, I saw were some soldiers stole and sold some weapons. But, what really caught my attention was when they mention that $800 flashlights were in the booty too. These must have been some badazz flashlights to get mentioned with all that weapontry.

Anybody know anything about those lights?

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/15/11717393-marines-sold-stolen-combat-weapons-to-gangs-china?lite

 

Or a $5 flashlight the US Government paid $800 for.

This, sadly.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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pounder wrote:

wouldn't be hard to rack up 800$ with surefire lights lol..

Sadly, this also...

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wouldn't be hard to rack up 800$ with surefire lights lol..

 

That's 4 or 5 lights at current prices.  About 1.5 yrs. ago he sent me one as a birthday gift when he found out I was into flashlights.  I told him thet he just became my favorite nephew.   Big Smile

 

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Wow..$800 per unit???

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I don't understand why someone issued a Surefire light would have to pay to replace a broken one? That's the point of their warranty, and with the military bulk buying from them you'd assume they would send back shipments of broken/damaged lights for repair on a relatively regular basis.

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As an officer in the Army I had to do an investigation on lost property (just about every officer does at some point).

The item was a (1) handheld radio.  No hi-tech stuff here (no freq hopping, nicad batteries), although it was (to some limited extent?) programmable.

Charger and spare battery were 'missing' also.  Total...$1200 (over a decade ago).

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@cehoward: Dont you do that again. I thought someone stole your flashlights! Tho I wondered why someone should steal your lights and not your bikes.. ^^

Funny article btw... 2 million total, 800$ flashlights. I wouldnt even have mentioned them.

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RedForest UK wrote:

I don't understand why someone issued a Surefire light would have to pay to replace a broken one? That's the point of their warranty, and with the military bulk buying from them you'd assume they would send back shipments of broken/damaged lights for repair on a relatively regular basis.

 

Maybe they do have some kind of agreement with surefire but that's what my nephew told me.  It's probably the Navy's way of trying to save money and cut costs.  He's coming here on vacation in June so it will be interesting what he brings us as gifts.  I always tell him not to bother but he never listens.  I raised him so maybe that's why he buys me nice gifts.  Last year he got me a 42" sony lcd tv and blueray player.  I guess you could say that I raised him well.   :bigsmile:

 

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@cehoward: Dont you do that again. I thought someone stole your flashlights! Tho I wondered why someone should steal your lights and not your bikes.. ^^

Funny article btw... 2 million total, 800$ flashlights. I wouldnt even have mentioned them.

You got me there!! Big Smile I am at work now, and just mounted my two Keygos Ke-5s on my 89 Centurion Ironman Master.  And believe you me, I'd be one hot cookie if anybody stole any of that. That goes for the lights and/or the bike. BTW, everything stays close to me. I am in my cube typing this and my bike is about 3 feet away.. Life is dam sweet!! Wink

On the $800 lights, I was just curious because of the high price. I dunno!! Laughing

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i'd like to know, too

I purchased the lights I used in the army myself (at least he ones that were not permanently part of a vehicle Smile )

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Maybe a surefire hellfighter?

Edit: Looked it up they are 5,100 dollars. Shocked

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On the graph. If you remember the good days under Clinton when the economy was booming we had no debt increase. Love him or not, he knew economics better than any president we have ever had. Sadly, I don't think Obama has the economic chops to match what Clinton did. Even more sadly, we will be at war over oil until it runs out or we find another fuel.
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Speedsix wrote:
On the graph. If you remember the good days under Clinton when the economy was booming we had no debt increase. Love him or not, he knew economics better than any president we have ever had. Sadly, I don't think Obama has the economic chops to match what Clinton did. Even more sadly, we will be at war over oil until it runs out or we find another fuel.

As fun as political discussions are why don't we try to refrain from dragging another thread off topic. 

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It probably was a surefire that cost $300.  But, do you guys realize how expensive shipping to our military in the middle east is?  From what I remember, it costs $18 to transport a $4 gallon of gas during peace to Iraq.  Costs $42 a gallon to send it further in.  And can cost around $600 to send it in to a hostile environment...IT'S RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE!  Cost several hundred thousand dollars to transport a humvee to iraq also...

 

So, that may be the reason the flashlight was so expensive

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fishinfool wrote:

He's coming here on vacation in June so it will be interesting what he brings us as gifts.  I always tell him not to bother but he never listens.  I raised him so maybe that's why he buys me nice gifts.  Last year he got me a 42" sony lcd tv and blueray player. I guess you could say that I raised him well..   :bigsmile:

 

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scaru wrote:

Speedsix wrote:
On the graph. If you remember the good days under Clinton when the economy was booming we had no debt increase. Love him or not, he knew economics better than any president we have ever had. Sadly, I don't think Obama has the economic chops to match what Clinton did. Even more sadly, we will be at war over oil until it runs out or we find another fuel.

As fun as political discussions are why don't we try to refrain from dragging another thread off topic. 

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sintro wrote:

It probably was a surefire that cost $300.  But, do you guys realize how expensive shipping to our military in the middle east is?  From what I remember, it costs $18 to transport a $4 gallon of gas during peace to Iraq.  Costs $42 a gallon to send it further in.  And can cost around $600 to send it in to a hostile environment...IT'S RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE!  Cost several hundred thousand dollars to transport a humvee to iraq also...

 

So, that may be the reason the flashlight was so expensive

 

I think that is the answer. It really is a $300 flashlight, but it cost $500 to ship it to the country in question. That makes it an $800 light!! Wink

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fishinfool wrote:

He's coming here on vacation in June so it will be interesting what he brings us as gifts.  I always tell him not to bother but he never listens.  I raised him so maybe that's why he buys me nice gifts.  Last year he got me a 42" sony lcd tv and blueray player. I guess you could say that I raised him well..   :bigsmile:

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very Pinoy my good sir!

 

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cehowardGS wrote:

scaru wrote:
As fun as political discussions are why don't we try to refrain from dragging another thread off topic. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you... Wink

my bad Embarassed   edited my post...

anyway

I'm past wondering what the 800 flashlight is.  Now I'm wondering how I can sell some flashlights to the military Silly

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@cehoward: Dont you do that again. I thought someone stole your flashlights! Tho I wondered why someone should steal your lights and not your bikes.. ^^

Funny article btw... 2 million total, 800$ flashlights. I wouldnt even have mentioned them.

You got me there!! Big Smile I am at work now, and just mounted my two Keygos Ke-5s on my 89 Centurion Ironman Master.  And believe you me, I'd be one hot cookie if anybody stole any of that. That goes for the lights and/or the bike. BTW, everything stays close to me. I am in my cube typing this and my bike is about 3 feet away.. Life is dam sweet!! Wink

On the $800 lights, I was just curious because of the high price. I dunno!! Laughing

Wait, you are 70+, still working, do a lot of sports and turn into the black hulk when someone puts hands on your bikes? Dayum you remind me of my grandpa! Silly

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cehowardGS wrote:

NightCrawl wrote:

@cehoward: Dont you do that again. I thought someone stole your flashlights! Tho I wondered why someone should steal your lights and not your bikes.. ^^

Funny article btw... 2 million total, 800$ flashlights. I wouldnt even have mentioned them.

You got me there!! Big Smile I am at work now, and just mounted my two Keygos Ke-5s on my 89 Centurion Ironman Master.  And believe you me, I'd be one hot cookie if anybody stole any of that. That goes for the lights and/or the bike. BTW, everything stays close to me. I am in my cube typing this and my bike is about 3 feet away.. Life is dam sweet!! Wink

On the $800 lights, I was just curious because of the high price. I dunno!! Laughing

Wait, you are 70+, still working, do a lot of sports and turn into the black hulk when someone puts hands on your bikes? Dayum you remind me of my grandpa! Silly

Yup, still working. I gotta pay for my toys!!  Wink

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dthrckt wrote:

cehowardGS wrote:

scaru wrote:
As fun as political discussions are why don't we try to refrain from dragging another thread off topic. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you... Wink

my bad Embarassed   edited my post...

anyway

I'm past wondering what the 800 flashlight is.  Now I'm wondering how I can sell some flashlights to the military Silly

If you start a company, I am in on it!!!Wink

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Does your wife know you call her a toy?

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Does your wife know you call her a toy?

Yup!!

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