Where can I buy 18650s for delivery to Ireland?

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Where can I buy 18650s for delivery to Ireland?

Any suggestions for a good value supplier of 18650 batteries for delivery to Ireland? I want only good quality protected batteries.

So far as I can see, the Asian suppliers can no longer ship LiIon batteries. My own most recent order was returned to the sender, and others report that Hong Kong Post, Singapore Post and China Post are all rejecting any packages which contain LiIons. (See the thread No Internationally shipped Li Ion battery anymore) Sad

When I first started using 18650 batteries earlier this year, I bought 2 pairs of Xtar 2600s from Amazon UK for STG11.99/pair, which is US$19.27

Then I found that FastTech was selling 2600mAh Samsung ICR18650-26F for US$9.53. By buying 3 pairs and using the BLF coupon, the price came down to US$26.85, which is US$8.95/pair — less than half the Amazon price

I made several orders from FastTech, but haven’t got as many batteries as I need. So where can I get more at a decent price?

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I thought some were still getting through, sent in cases or foil? Maybe you can ask Torchy for prices to Ireland.

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Wallbuys will start shipping Panasonic 18650’s via Singapore Post in a few days. 3400mAh NCR18650B protected $18.50.

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Chloe wrote:
I thought some were still getting through, sent in cases or foil? Maybe you can ask Torchy for prices to Ireland.

Thanks for the link. Unfortunately, Torchy’s prices seem to be as high as Amazon’s

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I recently bought some batteries at www.nkon.nl, I have not done much research on their prices (they seem fair), but they have a very good selection of li-ion batteries (and other batteries as well). Got them two days later, but I'm in the Netherlands of course.

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djozz wrote:

I recently bought some batteries at www.nkon.nl, I have not done much research on their prices (they seem fair), but they have a very good selection of li-ion batteries (and other batteries as well). Got them two days later, but I’m in the Netherlands of course.


Thanks for the pointer.

However, I don’t see ay 18650s there.

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Bean darach wrote:
djozz wrote:

I recently bought some batteries at www.nkon.nl, I have not done much research on their prices (they seem fair), but they have a very good selection of li-ion batteries (and other batteries as well). Got them two days later, but I'm in the Netherlands of course.

Thanks for the pointer. However, I don't see ay 18650s there.

Sorry, should have said that, they are a bit hidden, scrolling down in the NiMh-section, the Lithium-section just shows the primaries.

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djozz wrote:
Sorry, should have said that, they are a bit hidden, scrolling down in the NiMh-section, the Lithium-section just shows the primaries.

Thanks for the pointer. The prices on their list make me feel like a fool for not having bought more 18650s from FastTech while I could Sad

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FastTech says that some stuff is getting through via Singapore Post.

So I have placed an order. Fingers crossed

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I got my 18650’s delivered from Fasttech on Saturday, they came in a plastic box, and were well encased in foil too!

Took just under 3 weeks, well inside the customs ban time!

and the lord did utter….‘let there be light’……..and CREE said ‘how much?’

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Bean darach wrote:
Any suggestions for a good value supplier of 18650 batteries for delivery to Ireland? I want only good quality protected batteries.

So far as I can see, the Asian suppliers can no longer ship LiIon batteries. My own most recent order was returned to the sender, and others report that Hong Kong Post, Singapore Post and China Post are all rejecting any packages which contain LiIons. (See the thread No Internationally shipped Li Ion battery anymore) Sad

When I first started using 18650 batteries earlier this year, I bought 2 pairs of Xtar 2600s from Amazon UK for STG11.99/pair, which is US$19.27

Then I found that FastTech was selling 2600mAh Samsung ICR18650-26F for US$9.53. By buying 3 pairs and using the BLF coupon, the price came down to US$26.85, which is US$8.95/pair — less than half the Amazon price

I made several orders from FastTech, but haven’t got as many batteries as I need. So where can I get more at a decent price?

BLF Coupon? Where is that? In the same boat as yourself but have just held off buying. At the mo I don’t have anything to put the batteries in but I wasn’t about to buy a torch for batteries that were too expensive.

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BLF Coupon? Where is that? In the same boat as yourself but have just held off buying. At the mo I don’t have anything to put the batteries in but I wasn’t about to buy a torch for batteries that were too expensive.[/quote]

In your shopping cart of FastTech, there is a place to enter a “Coupon Code”. Just enter the 3 letters BLF, and you get 5% off all flashlight-related goods

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Bean darach wrote:
FastTech says that some stuff is getting through via Singapore Post.

So I have placed an order. Fingers crossed

The package was shipped on 4 October, but this morning I received a Paypal refund for the order.

I presume that the package was rejected by Singapore Post Sad

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jpil wrote:
http://eu.nkon.nl/sanyo-eneloop-aa-aaa-batteries.html

The 18650s there are:

And the following are out-of-stock:

So the cheapest available batteries from Nkon are the EagleTac 3400s at $43.17, which is very nearly 3 times the price of the Panasonic NCR18650B from FastTech at US$16.46 (after the 5% BLF discount). Plus Nkon wants €2 for shipping.

Doesn’t look like good value Sad

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TME is also an option for EU consumers. At least they have acceptable prices.

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these guys are based in the UK and still ship lithium batteries but they still aren’t as cheap as the chinese stores..

http://www.ledfiretorches.co.uk/batteries-chargers.html?cat=122

 

 

 

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charlestt wrote:
these guys are based in the UK and still ship lithium batteries but they still aren’t as cheap as the chinese stores..

http://www.ledfiretorches.co.uk/batteries-chargers.html?cat=122

Sadly, each page on a battery like this one says:

“Unfortunately we are no longer able to dispatch Lithium-ion batteries not contained within equipment to an overseas address due to Royal Mail regulations for air freight.”

So that’s no delivery to Ireland Sad

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Can’t they ship by regular post?

Finaly, proud owner of a Powerex Maha mh c-9000 for my Eneloops:)

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Thanks for the Code but at this rate not sure I’ll be ordering anything. As someone also says why can’t they just ship over land? Their prices are so much better than nearby I’d be happy to wait a month. As long as I do get them and at Fasttech prices.

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not sure about other country, but Banggood and Gearbest doesn’t ship to my country, but i have success from this Aliexpress shop. they have LG, Samsung, Panasonic cells. Good luck.

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Nkon.nl surely ships Smile

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