Do you loan friends your top lights?

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Bort wrote:
petr9999 wrote:
Why dont u just tell the person how much the light costs, and that if they lose it/break it, that's what it will cost them?
unless you get a deposit upfront you will never see that money asking for money upfront does not friendship make

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It's not something you just go out and say to a good friend.  "Oh hey, by the way, this is an expensive flashlight that costs $150, and batteries are $10 a piece, if you break it or lose it, you bought it."

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It depends. I have some friends to which I'd lend any flashlight or power tool I have and there are family members that will never touch anything worth more than a few bucks.

Some people have respect for other peoples property and some dont. Some appreciate a nice built flashlight and some dont..

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atbglenn wrote:

The next time a friend asks to borrow your expensive flashlight, ask them if you can borrow their girlfriend 


This is not a fair comparison ………….

flashlights are treasured more than gf/wives…..

dont quote me, a friend told me that

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from past experience i never lend friends or family my good lights, they get my old lights like the UF C3 P4, if i really don’t like them they get a keyring light

http://www.fasttech.com/products/1604/10000369/1040707-20000mcd-white-li...

case in point my mother wants to borrow a light she gets the SS UF C3

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RIX TUX wrote:
atbglenn wrote:

The next time a friend asks to borrow your expensive flashlight, ask them if you can borrow their girlfriend 


This is not a fair comparison ………….

flashlights are treasured more than gf/wives…..

dont quote me, a friend told me that


i’m not quoting you, am i technically?

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Don’t lend out; give, instead! Smile

That’s what mini-m@gs and SK68s are there for, after all. No, wait, the minis are for modding first, then giving them away.

Everybody who really knows how to treat a torch and cells of all chemistries sensibly can ask for almost all of my lights (except for the E2L-AA and the solarforce T4, those are just too dear and nice, and a few other shelf queens).

I was quite disappointed when I was being returned a light and found out they had discarded the erneloops in it, replaced by the cheapest alkaleaks to be found. They were proud of that, even! “The batteries were empty, so I have bought you new ones!” |( “Now, which part of “rechargeable” didn’t you just understand?…”

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sixfink wrote:
I was quite disappointed when I was being returned a light and found out they had discarded the erneloops in it, replaced by the cheapest alkaleaks to be found. They were proud of that, even! "The batteries were empty, so I have bought you new ones!" |( "Now, which part of "rechargeable" didn't you just understand?..."

 I lent my zebralight to a friend.  Had a 14500 in there.  He was really happy with how bright it was.

Got it back a week later.  He is complaining that it's not as bright.  "Did you charge the battery?"  (I have him a nitecore i2 charger).  "No, I just put in a new battery."

He threw out the 14500... 

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sixfink wrote:
I was quite disappointed when I was being returned a light and found out they had discarded the erneloops in it, replaced by the cheapest alkaleaks to be found. They were proud of that, even! “The batteries were empty, so I have bought you new ones!” |( “Now, which part of “rechargeable” didn’t you just understand?…”

 I lent my zebralight to a friend.  Had a 14500 in there.  He was really happy with how bright it was.

Got it back a week later.  He is complaining that it’s not as bright.  “Did you charge the battery?”  (I have him a nitecore i2 charger).  “No, I just put in a new battery.”

He threw out the 14500… 


Partial blame to the lender for not telling them they were rechargeables.
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RIX TUX wrote:
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sixfink wrote:
I was quite disappointed when I was being returned a light and found out they had discarded the erneloops in it, replaced by the cheapest alkaleaks to be found. They were proud of that, even! "The batteries were empty, so I have bought you new ones!" |( "Now, which part of "rechargeable" didn't you just understand?..."

 I lent my zebralight to a friend.  Had a 14500 in there.  He was really happy with how bright it was.

Got it back a week later.  He is complaining that it's not as bright.  "Did you charge the battery?"  (I have him a nitecore i2 charger).  "No, I just put in a new battery."

He threw out the 14500... 

Partial blame to the lender for not telling them they were rechargeables.

Told him the battery was rechargeable, and gave him a freaking charger to charge it.  He's never getting anything better than a AA Sipik again.

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I loaned my SC600 to a colleague at work only to get it back with new scratches after a few minutes of use.
He was sorry though once I told him how much it was and that I paid for it myself.

The best light is the one you have on you when you need it.

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infinitusequitas wrote:

RIX TUX wrote:
infinitusequitas wrote:

sixfink wrote:
I was quite disappointed when I was being returned a light and found out they had discarded the erneloops in it, replaced by the cheapest alkaleaks to be found. They were proud of that, even! “The batteries were empty, so I have bought you new ones!” |( “Now, which part of “rechargeable” didn’t you just understand?…”

 I lent my zebralight to a friend.  Had a 14500 in there.  He was really happy with how bright it was.

Got it back a week later.  He is complaining that it’s not as bright.  “Did you charge the battery?”  (I have him a nitecore i2 charger).  “No, I just put in a new battery.”

He threw out the 14500… 

Partial blame to the lender for not telling them they were rechargeables.

Told him the battery was rechargeable, and gave him a freaking charger to charge it.  He’s never getting anything better than a AA Sipik again.


you did it right – shame on him, next time give him a pack of matches
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Scratches bother me and the only thing that bothers me more is disregarding instructions whether on batteries, dropping/damage or neglect

The Journal of Alternative Facts

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I keep two Maglites on hand to give out as loaners. They are factory 2-D LED Maglites with NiMh batteries in them.

They last about 8 hours so I haven’t had anyone throw the batteries away on me yet Smile

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Rezolution wrote:
I keep two Maglites on hand to give out as loaners. They are factory 2-D LED Maglites with NiMh batteries in them.

They last about 8 hours so I haven’t had anyone throw the batteries away on me yet Smile


You will, I would consider duct tape or locktite if your batteries are valuable to you, I never loan eneloops

The Journal of Alternative Facts

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of Alternative Facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists."

 

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