Deal Alert: Tmart CrapFire 18650 for $0.01 (Ended)

58 posts / 0 new
Last post

Pages

ryansoh3
ryansoh3's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 4 days ago
Joined: 08/04/2012 - 08:21
Posts: 3893
Location: US
Deal Alert: Tmart CrapFire 18650 for $0.01 (Ended)

Hey everyone, Tmart is selling CrapFire 18650 cells for $0.01 shipped.

Link: http://www.tmart.com/ULTRAFIRE-18650-3.7V-2400mAh-Battery-Blue_p125694.html

Coupon: dab4cc9f6f

Limit: 300 pieces

Source: http://laserpointerforums.com/f46/18650-battery-0-01-tmart-com-85216.html

Please don’t use them in multi-cell lights as these probably are not protected and have a very very poor capacity along with safety issues.

I’m ordering one just for laughs, maybe blow it up by overcharging. >)

BLF ≠ B-grade Flashlight Forum

 

Edited by: ryansoh3 on 09/10/2013 - 19:48
OscarM
Offline
Last seen: 5 years 1 month ago
Joined: 11/16/2012 - 14:20
Posts: 1002
Location: Sweden

Thanks for sharing! I also ordered one…

leaftye
Offline
Last seen: 53 min 5 sec ago
Joined: 07/25/2012 - 17:43
Posts: 4293
Location: San Diego, CA

What the hell, I ordered one.  If I feel the need to give away a cell to someone I don't like, this will be it.

I actually tried to order 100.  I'm an evil person.  The coupon code only works for one cell....but wait, let me try a second order...  Nope, only 1 per customer.

The low mode should be lower.

Buster Friendly
Offline
Last seen: 7 years 5 months ago
Joined: 08/11/2013 - 17:04
Posts: 48
Location: Scotland

uh, where do I redeem the voucher code?

leaftye
Offline
Last seen: 53 min 5 sec ago
Joined: 07/25/2012 - 17:43
Posts: 4293
Location: San Diego, CA

Buster Friendly wrote:
uh, where do I redeem the voucher code?

Start the checkout process with Paypal.  It'll return you to Tmart to finish your order, and it's there that you can enter your coupon code.

The low mode should be lower.

Buster Friendly
Offline
Last seen: 7 years 5 months ago
Joined: 08/11/2013 - 17:04
Posts: 48
Location: Scotland

For the UK it is coming to £0.27

Bloody typical, getting ripped off big style. Paying 2700% more than our American friends!

:bigsmile:
djozz
djozz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 29 min 1 sec ago
Joined: 09/07/2012 - 17:04
Posts: 18312
Location: Amsterdam

There is a sort of myth on the forums (I think it is a myth) that the only ok chinese battery is the Trustfire flame. My personal guess is that all those ****fire batteries are of comparable quality (not great, just ok) but that the market is polluted with rewrapped (often 'Ultrafire') disposed batteries from old electrical equipment. If you avoid ebay you're probably ok in most cases.

jmpaul320
jmpaul320's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 4 hours ago
Joined: 05/22/2012 - 09:06
Posts: 4190
Location: CT

tempting as is basically a free battery, but i dont want to have to worry about these going nuclear

thanks for the deal alert though!

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
Best wish, May
Tmart service team

 

Soumil wrote:

PLEASE HELP ME GEARBEsT! IM LITERALLY CRYING!

 

RMM
RMM's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 9 months ago
Joined: 07/23/2013 - 13:47
Posts: 4006
Location: USA

Thanks for posting!

Mountain Electronics : batteries, Noctigon, and much more! What's new? 

ryansoh3
ryansoh3's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 4 days ago
Joined: 08/04/2012 - 08:21
Posts: 3893
Location: US

Yes please be careful with these cells, as they are probably recycled battery packs, old and tired from use/abuse.

BLF ≠ B-grade Flashlight Forum

 

Boaz
Boaz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 16 min ago
Joined: 11/07/2010 - 09:31
Posts: 8004
Location: Birthplace of Aviation

Yeah they are probably those Samsungs that Ubehebe is always talking about with a protection curcuit slapped on them ..:P

                 υμεις εστε το φως του κοσμου ου δυναται πολις κρυβηναι επανω ορους κειμενη

                            Dc-fix diffuser film  >…  http://budgetlightforum.com/node/42208

Streamer
Streamer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 11 months ago
Joined: 12/01/2011 - 21:06
Posts: 3792
Location: TX

Couldn’t resist a penny. Must treat it with all respect. Smile

LIght_Of_Day
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 4 months ago
Joined: 08/29/2010 - 22:04
Posts: 171
Location: The Sunshine State USA

Thanks for the heads up on this deal.
I just ordered one and if it were not for the directions about going through paypal first I may have given up in trying to apply the coupon code. Now it’s just a waiting process. It shouldn’t take very long if they ship from the USA.

luminarium iaculator
luminarium iaculator's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 11 hours ago
Joined: 07/07/2013 - 09:09
Posts: 2291
Location: X
ryansoh3 wrote:
I’m ordering one just for laughs, maybe blow it up by overcharging. >)

I will admit that I previously ordered tons of crappy fire brands(ultrafire, spiderfire, uniquefire, fandyfire, thrustfire, GTL, etc.). I had all possible issues( low mah, unable to charge fully, overcharged, some smoked while charging) but they did never exploded.

Now I would not want them even if someone gives me 1000 pcs for free.

They could actually work good in 1A lights if they are good ones.

Flomotion
Flomotion's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 12/02/2012 - 15:13
Posts: 1405
Location: Pacific Northwest

Well, I did it, too, as info in OP, and whammo J) Party It works… Silly Love

Flomotion

bdiddle
Offline
Last seen: 11 months 17 hours ago
Joined: 12/14/2012 - 14:36
Posts: 814

Maybe it would be a good idea to cut the wrapper off and see if there are markings on the can.

Newb

leaftye
Offline
Last seen: 53 min 5 sec ago
Joined: 07/25/2012 - 17:43
Posts: 4293
Location: San Diego, CA

djozz wrote:

There is a sort of myth on the forums (I think it is a myth) that the only ok chinese battery is the Trustfire flame. My personal guess is that all those ****fire batteries are of comparable quality (not great, just ok) but that the market is polluted with rewrapped (often 'Ultrafire') disposed batteries from old electrical equipment. If you avoid ebay you're probably ok in most cases.

HKJ tested Ultrafire batteries that came directly from Ultrafire plus two vendors.  They all had the inconsistent results we expect from Ultrafire.  I've only seen one okay Ultrafire result, and that was for the 26650 that had a label very similar to the Trustfire flames 26650.

The low mode should be lower.

Boaz
Boaz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 16 min ago
Joined: 11/07/2010 - 09:31
Posts: 8004
Location: Birthplace of Aviation

I hope this isn't a scam like the XXX eneloops ....

 I don't want to have to get into a paypal dispute and wait forever for my penny back.

                 υμεις εστε το φως του κοσμου ου δυναται πολις κρυβηναι επανω ορους κειμενη

                            Dc-fix diffuser film  >…  http://budgetlightforum.com/node/42208

spaceboy
Offline
Last seen: 6 years 9 months ago
Joined: 05/12/2011 - 16:16
Posts: 438
Location: Edinburgh

I only looked at this thread because I thought it might really be branded “Crapfire”. Disappointed.

tallboybass
tallboybass's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 8 months ago
Joined: 05/23/2013 - 17:58
Posts: 1049
Location: Tulsa, OK - USA

Boaz wrote:

I hope this isn’t a scam like the XXX eneloops ….


 I don’t want to have to get into a paypal dispute and wait forever for my penny back.


LOL!

I feel the same way…had to open a dispute when I didn’t receive my $5.94 meter from T-mart!!

spaceboy
Offline
Last seen: 6 years 9 months ago
Joined: 05/12/2011 - 16:16
Posts: 438
Location: Edinburgh

Coupon has expired. It says it could only be used 50 times.

FMcamaroZ28
FMcamaroZ28's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 months 1 day ago
Joined: 10/08/2012 - 09:05
Posts: 972
Location: New Jersey

Even for a penny…. I don’t want it.

tallboybass
tallboybass's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 8 months ago
Joined: 05/23/2013 - 17:58
Posts: 1049
Location: Tulsa, OK - USA

FMcamaroZ28 wrote:
Even for a penny…. I don’t want it.

+1
Speedsix
Offline
Last seen: 12 months 2 days ago
Joined: 12/04/2011 - 14:49
Posts: 1676
Location: San Diego, California

Got one. Thanks for the heads up. $0.01 shipped is a pretty goods deal even if the battery is as bad as most Ultrafires.

oRAirwolf
oRAirwolf's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 9 months ago
Joined: 12/08/2012 - 05:26
Posts: 550
Location: Denver, CO

Looks like the coupon code has been used up. I get an error saying the code could only be used 50 times.

I was going to order 300…Mostly just to waste resources.

ohaya
Offline
Last seen: 11 months 6 days ago
Joined: 03/16/2013 - 19:01
Posts: 5332
Location: US

Same here “This coupon could only be used 50 times.”

RaceR86
RaceR86's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 years 9 months ago
Joined: 02/22/2012 - 08:32
Posts: 3777
Location: Norway

luminarium iaculator wrote:
... I would not want them even if someone gives me 1000 pcs for free. ...

+1

BLF LED database – collaboration spreadsheet and latest news about where to buy LEDs
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/19342

leaftye
Offline
Last seen: 53 min 5 sec ago
Joined: 07/25/2012 - 17:43
Posts: 4293
Location: San Diego, CA

luminarium iaculator wrote:
Now I would not want them even if someone gives me 1000 pcs for free.

 

I'm sure there's something they're good for.  They could go in the solar lights in the yard.  Or even buried in the yard as IEDs. Big Smile

The low mode should be lower.

djozz
djozz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 29 min 1 sec ago
Joined: 09/07/2012 - 17:04
Posts: 18312
Location: Amsterdam

leaftye wrote:

djozz wrote:

There is a sort of myth on the forums (I think it is a myth) that the only ok chinese battery is the Trustfire flame. My personal guess is that all those ****fire batteries are of comparable quality (not great, just ok) but that the market is polluted with rewrapped (often 'Ultrafire') disposed batteries from old electrical equipment. If you avoid ebay you're probably ok in most cases.

HKJ tested Ultrafire batteries that came directly from Ultrafire plus two vendors.  They all had the inconsistent results we expect from Ultrafire.  I've only seen one okay Ultrafire result, and that was for the 26650 that had a label very similar to the Trustfire flames 26650.

I did not know that HKJ had tested them, so Trustfire flames are indeed a bit more trustworthy than Ultrafire batteries, thanks for pointing out Smile

waehrik
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 1 month ago
Joined: 05/29/2013 - 18:08
Posts: 48
Location: MA

I too came here hoping that there was a product labelled CrapFire. My hopes were dashed.

It’s a little sad though that such a thing might be considered reasonable, but after all they have UniqueFire and FandyFire.

I think a better label for this one though would be ONfire

Boaz
Boaz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 16 min ago
Joined: 11/07/2010 - 09:31
Posts: 8004
Location: Birthplace of Aviation

The earlier TF flames were much better than the later ones . My old Dx 14500 TF flames are better than the newer fasttech 14500s.

 I have some trustfire blue 18650's that came with 502B's from Dino direct that aren't all that bad for an el cheapo battery .

 

I wonder how they can afford to send these ...??  

 

                 υμεις εστε το φως του κοσμου ου δυναται πολις κρυβηναι επανω ορους κειμενη

                            Dc-fix diffuser film  >…  http://budgetlightforum.com/node/42208

Pages