1x18650 XP-E Flashlight for $2.99; Deal?

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1x18650 XP-E Flashlight for $2.99; Deal?

I ordered one of these yesterday.  Probably a dud, but for $3 I figured I'd give it a go.  I'm hoping it's at least moddable and has a pill of some kind and will accept some form of real reflector (I'm afraid to hope for it coming with an alu reflector).

Edit: US user( s ) report $1.00 (fast-ish) shipping for them.  For me in Canada it was free shipping estimate at 20-30 days.

Edit2: US user( s ) also reporting some form of tracking info is provided for that $1 shipping.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=141014095871

poozoo

If they are good, I'll order a bunch for giveaways to Li-Ion competent friends.

Anyone already have this?

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Free slow shipping to Canada.

$1.00 quick shipping to USA.

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Hi,

I don’t have that light, but I bought a different, 26650, light from the same seller, poozoo. Shipping was pretty fast, and the light wasn’t bad.

I know that you can’t tell yet, but was wondering if this could be used to host 20mm 3up emitter star? Dimensions say 24mm, so I’m thinking of getting one, just to try also.

Thanks for the heads-up!

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You read my mind. I have the 3-up TIR and star sitting right here, and I was thinking about that too. I’ll probably get these in a mini Mag before that light arrived, but the dimensions sound like there’s a chance. I doubt the pill will be happy with a 20mm star though.

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I just got two torches from poozoo, good seller…

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Flomotion wrote:
I just got two torches from poozoo, good seller…

Was one of them that $13 1×26650 champagne coloured light? Looks nice, but I resisted for now.

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relic38 wrote:
Flomotion wrote:
I just got two torches from poozoo, good seller…
Was one of them that $13 1×26650 champagne coloured light? Looks nice, but I resisted for now.

Yep…

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relic38 wrote:
You read my mind. I have the 3-up TIR and star sitting right here, and I was thinking about that too. I’ll probably get these in a mini Mag before that light arrived, but the dimensions sound like there’s a chance. I doubt the pill will be happy with a 20mm star though.

Heh, heh.

BTW, I also have one of these coming in to try:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/3691

gcbryan said it fits a TIR, so I’m thinking that the 3up with a Carclo lens should fit also ?

P.S. Sorry to kind of semi-hijack your thread…

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Well at that price can’t say no. I am in for 2. Likely swap emitters with something brighter out of my bin and give them away…….they should work with CR123’s….

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I have a couple of XP-E2s here that need a home. Might dedome one and see if I can get a tiny thrower out of some small host, maybe this one. Probably needs a real reflector though.

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poozoo must be wondering why he all of sudden got a bunch of orders… “BLF Effect” :)!

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Really looks like an S5. Beer

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Ohh, if it’s anything like that, I’m happy. Solid pill, moddable tailcap, alu reflector!
This $2.99 one is probably a cost reduced clone with none of that, but one can hope. Big Smile

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Relic,

Maybe the same as this one:

tivo532 wrote:
Used the same pill.
Replaced reflector (OP).
Used XM-L2 T6 1C
Used 2-Mode LED Driver Circuit Board for Flashlight DIY 3V~4.2V DC / battery guard / direct drive / 17mm
Used insulation/centering gasket.
Assembled and turned on: Wide beam and brighter!
2.7A at tail cap (from 1.7A)
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Hi,

I bought one earlier, and already got an email saying it shipped :)… However, no tracking #, so I sent email asking if he was going to be able to provide one. No harm asking, I guess?

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i ordered two, so i hope it’s a good deal Smile

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Hi ohaya, definitely no harm in asking, but I doubt a $3 order will get a tracking number. Oh, but you paid for shipping, maybe the $1 shipping is tracked? Let me know, if so I’ll update the OP.

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Ordered one. Nothing ventured, nothing gained…

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Looks like a neat edc. Ordered a couple. Probably will try a nichia in one of them.

Thanks for sharing the finding.

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The listing was pretty confident in mentioning XP-E R2, repeated several times… quite bold for an ebay listing Smile Hopefully this guy didn’t just take his supplier’s word for it… I kinda suspect this is an XR-E, because I have an UF-S5 with XRE that looks exactly like that. And also the emitter in the ebay picture looked like it has a ring around it.

My S5 was $5+, has the utmost crappiest driver I have ever seen, with puke-inducing pwm (really!) on mid & low and not recognising soft-click in between blinks during SOS mode (meaning you have to noob yourself and full-click your way back to High).

But it works nevertheless. And for $3 it’s good for the host & emitter alone, XR-E or XP-E doesn’t matter, so I’m in for a couple myself.

Thanks for the find.

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relic38 wrote:
Hi ohaya, definitely no harm in asking, but I doubt a $3 order will get a tracking number. Oh, but you paid for shipping, maybe the $1 shipping is tracked? Let me know, if so I’ll update the OP.

I emailed him and he sent a tracking #, but also it is now appearing in my.ebay.com. Also got notification email from Ebay, but that didn’t have the tracking #, but it does appear in my.ebay.com.

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Does the tracking number work? I’ve never had any luck with those ‘direct in eBay’ tracking numbers. They usually just say “shipped” with no further routing info.

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relic38 wrote:
Does the tracking number work? I’ve never had any luck with those ‘direct in eBay’ tracking numbers. They usually just say “shipped” with no further routing info.

I’ve ordered bunches of stuff on Ebay from China/HK, and on the ones that provided tracking #s (almost all of them), the numbers did/do work.

The one from poozoo for this order hasn’t started working yet, but I just got that yesterday.

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I couldn’t give a stuff about a tracking number for something so cheap.

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spaceboy wrote:
I couldn’t give a stuff about a tracking number for something so cheap.

True. Cheap enough that I’d rather have the cheapest shipping than a tracking number that costs more.

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That’s actually what surprised me when ohaya mentioned it… why bother with a tracking number on this? They should have the option to go for free ‘slow boat’ shipping. Must be ePacket or something…

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Will there be problems if the tailcap from this light is used in C8/C12, mechanical and electrical wise?

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relic38 wrote:
That’s actually what surprised me when ohaya mentioned it… why bother with a tracking number on this? They should have the option to go for free ‘slow boat’ shipping. Must be ePacket or something…

I’ve always had a suspicion that sellers always pay for tracking, even if they don’t give you the tracking number.

Think about it, if you were a seller, and you sold me a $100 light, and then shipped something with no tracking, and then I complained that I never received it.

What would your recourse be?

So, I think that, for their own protection, they have to get tracking numbers…

I know that that’s what I’d do.

I also think that it’d be kind of a bother for the seller to get tracking for some shipments, but not for others. I’d just be easier to get it for all shipments.

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ohaya, that’s a good point. The alternative is to get tracking on significant items (say $20-30 or more) and take the risk on lower priced items. The profitability of this would depend on how many shipments are lost. i suspect very few (I’ve had close to 100 in the last six months, one was lost). Using that statistic, if they saved $100 by going with no tracking (assuming $1/package) then that sub-$20 lost package still nets them $80. Just a hypothetical, but they would have the real stats and could make a much more knowledgeable decision.

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Not sure how that tracking would work. No codes are attached to any of the ‘untracked’ packages I receive.
Maybe there is some hidden code or something somewhere, but I don’t see it anywhere.
I also only have to sign for officially tracked packages, ones that the sellers ship untracked go straight in my mailbox.

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