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I’ve just had my second consecutive order for 4 Pana PDs cancelled and refunded after being returned by Singapore Post. Sad

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So this last sh** is real and no1 accepts liions anymore?

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

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I’ve just had my second consecutive order for 4 Pana PDs cancelled and refunded after being returned by Singapore Post. Sad

How quickly are they being returned after ordering and shipping?

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I ordered just them with batteries :

https://www.fasttech.com/p/1243102

Extension Tube For WF-900 / TR-1200 / TR-500
Black / SKU: 1243102

It’s $6 more with BLF code to pair of ncr’s.

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photon1k wrote:
I’ve just had my second consecutive order for 4 Pana PDs cancelled and refunded after being returned by Singapore Post. Sad

How annoying!! Sad Can you use HKP instead?

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I’ve just had my second consecutive order for 4 Pana PDs cancelled and refunded after being returned by Singapore Post. Sad

How quickly are they being returned after ordering and shipping?

I was wondering because my shipment of a Sipik SK68 with 2× 14500 was en route.
Ordered Oct 1.
Shipped Oct 4.
Arrived in the states Oct TODAY!

Edit: USPS Priority FC (5-8 days).

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I’ve just had my second consecutive order for 4 Pana PDs cancelled and refunded after being returned by Singapore Post. Sad

How quickly are they being returned after ordering and shipping?

The last order was placed Oct 1 but not shipped until Oct 10 because of their holiday. FT told me last night, (Oct 10) that they had received them back from SP. Seems like very fast turnaround. I’ve already received my PP refund.

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Chloe wrote:
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I’ve just had my second consecutive order for 4 Pana PDs cancelled and refunded after being returned by Singapore Post. Sad

How annoying!! Sad Can you use HKP instead?


It seems that FT prefers SP over HKP for battery shipments. I suppose I could ask them to use HKP, but I would think they know which one has the best chance of success, based on the number of returned packages they’re getting from each postal service.
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How strange, I ordered 4-18650s and a 4-cell battery charger/pack from FT, gave them the option of how to send, and they used HKP!

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I don’t see why they would use SP when they have that announcement on their site stating that SP is refusing all Liion batteries… At least it is a fast turnaround though.

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I had two orders in before the holidays. They sent the “non battery” by SingPost and the “battery” package by ChinaPost. The batteries were returned to FT. My latest four battery orders were sent HKPost.

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I meant eels.

did you obtain a driver that runs on electric eel power?

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mfm wrote:

Did you receive actual packages through an actual postal carrier?

If you did then you should know that there are lots of packages crushed, pierced and damaged without any sledge hammers involved.

But juding from the number of packages I have received with totally inadequate packaging, many people must have the picture that the postal service is transporting just their package only and it’s laying on a bed of feathers.

Lots of snarky comment people in here I missed, why yes of course I’ve received packages, but nothing ever seems to have been damaging enough to pierce a battery, or else what I had gotten would have been damaged significantly in most, if not all cases. However, being dropped several times and knocked around is more than enough force to displace any magic “insulators” you are relying on Chinese companies to always insert (magnets even are displaced this way) and impacts with force enough to depress a tailcap button would be common. So yes, more likely I’d say. Ask yourself how many products have you returned with holes in them because of postage vs how many products you have received in bashed/crumpled boxes? If you stop and think a minute, you will realize that this illustrates the “more likely to take an impact displacing probably non existent insulators and depressing the tailcap switch than to pierce or have enough force to crush a metal can.”

And Koyotee, you might want some functional understanding to go with functional literacy before becoming trollish and realize that relying on Chinese companies to always insert non-moveable insulation pads, place them correctly or even use them at ALL if they can get away with not, is extremely unlikely, especially since they cant even get our orders correctly a high percentage of the time. I’ve found Chinese companies are so corner cutting and error prone, I’d be surprised if most companies even packed them correctly in the first place, even if they had “insulating pads” in most cases, since there is no official regulation and it cant be checked up on on xray. Even if a miracle occurred and we could expect 90% of them to be properly packed, the postage is frequently taking bumps to those 10% that aren’t. And we’ve all received many many non punctured packages that are thrown/smacked/dropped/banged with insufficient force to damage a battery. Yes not very likely to happen…but I’d expect moreso than someone using enough force to puncture a metal can through packaging.

Anyways, poorly thought out snarky posts aside, when someone posted an official document on the regulation, it became apparent there is another motive in this regulation. It seems the fact that a flashlight can act as an isolator seems to be more important, and that fire is seen as more of a threat than explosion, which I wasnt considering, and its being aimed at larger multi cell packets. (I’m sure now snarkies will say they have thoroughly considered this of course, thats why they didnt post on it Wink ). So it actually does make sense after all with those priorities.

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Bort wrote:
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I meant eels.
did you obtain a driver that runs on electric eel power?

New bioelectric flashlight in the pipe? Smile

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I’ve received a couple packages from FT now within about two and a half weeks, not with batteries, but packages do seem to be moving well now for me.

But yes, as always, they look they took an awful lot of smaller bumps and bashes, in fact the lights tailcap was depressed and when I inserted a battery it was already on “on”. Imagine that. But still not a single high enough force hit or puncture for a new battery to be damaged and vent Wink

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I meant eels.
did you obtain a driver that runs on electric eel power?

New bioelectric flashlight in the pipe? Smile


apparently, i wonder what the energy density is :bigsmile:

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Bort wrote:
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I meant eels.
did you obtain a driver that runs on electric eel power?

New bioelectric flashlight in the pipe? Smile


apparently, i wonder what the energy density is :bigsmile:

Depends on the # and quality of fish you feed the “cell” and how hard you prod it with the switch to release voltage of course! Wink

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B42 wrote:
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B42 wrote:
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Ouchyfoot wrote:
I meant eels.
did you obtain a driver that runs on electric eel power?

New bioelectric flashlight in the pipe? Smile


apparently, i wonder what the energy density is :bigsmile:

Depends on the # and quality of fish you feed the “cell” and how hard you prod it with the switch to release voltage of course! Wink


one could create an automated prodding device, chinese fish may not cut the mustard, japanese fish on the other hand….

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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Whats that Bort? They taste good with mustard when their capacity starts getting low? Excellent! Love

If they come in 18650 size, I’ll take a dozen. Plus a few dozen of whatever fish is their favorite snack.

Got any baby eels around 10440 size?

edit
Now I’m hungry & I have no food. :ghost:


Counterfeit 18650s, 2,<a href=“http://

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I got a ticket a couple of hours ago from FT stating that my order of 2 KK ICR26650 (4 cells in total) were not being shipped with my last order. Reading the posts here, I was hoping they would get through.

I guess that means I won’t be ordering some NCR18650PF cells from them until this mess is sorted out. Sad

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I got a ticket a couple of hours ago from FT stating that my order of 2 KK ICR26650 (4 cells in total) were not being shipped with my last order. Reading the posts here, I was hoping they would get through.

I guess that means I won’t be ordering some NCR18650PF cells from them until this mess is sorted out. Sad

Bombard them with orders! Some will get through Big Smile

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This time around, I put through a single order of 3 pairs of NCR18650PF and guess what? They’re being shipped to me. I am tempted to see whether the 26650 were in fact removed from the shipping package as the picture provided by FT shows a biggish package being sent to me.

Well the ticket hasn’t been resolved yet, so if the KKs have been removed and I get refunded for them, I’ll try ordering them again.

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Rod911 wrote:
I got a ticket a couple of hours ago from FT stating that my order of 2 KK ICR26650 (4 cells in total) were not being shipped with my last order. Reading the posts here, I was hoping they would get through.

I guess that means I won’t be ordering some NCR18650PF cells from them until this mess is sorted out. Sad

That is a let down. What reason did they give for not shipping the cells? Because yes, I thought this was a problem now resolved in the main too. In this instance it seems worse because they were not even returned by the courier.

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I got a ticket a couple of hours ago from FT stating that my order of 2 KK ICR26650 (4 cells in total) were not being shipped with my last order.

Did you choose Singapore Post?

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I got a ticket a couple of hours ago from FT stating that my order of 2 KK ICR26650 (4 cells in total) were not being shipped with my last order.

Did you choose Singapore Post?

That option has been disabled for more than a week, at least for me.

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I got a ticket a couple of hours ago from FT stating that my order of 2 KK ICR26650 (4 cells in total) were not being shipped with my last order.

Did you choose Singapore Post?

That option has been disabled for more than a week, at least for me.

Me too. No Singapore Post option.

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That is a let down. What reason did they give for not shipping the cells? Because yes, I thought this was a problem now resolved in the main too. In this instance it seems worse because they were not even returned by the courier.

Their response:

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We’re writing to tell you that due to current strict inspection of the aviation security, packages containing lithium battery will have high possibility of being return to us.

Considering the risk of being returned, we are compelled to take out the battery 2pcs of 1263001 and send the other parts of this order. We will arrange refund once gets your confirmation.

Sorry for being unable to arrange the shipment for the orders that included lithium batteries, because there were too many orders being affected. Your understanding would be highly appreciated.

I have replied to them asking them to confirm the above because, after seeing a picture of the package (it’s quite big), I have my doubts it was actually removed. If it was removed, I would try and order the KKs by themselves as the NCR18650PF order seemed to go through ok.

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I ordered 2 18650s from Fasttech on October 2nd, they were shipped on the 4th, and I received them on the 15th.

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Rod911 wrote:
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Chloe wrote:
Rod911 wrote:
I got a ticket a couple of hours ago from FT stating that my order of 2 KK ICR26650 (4 cells in total) were not being shipped with my last order.

Did you choose Singapore Post?

That option has been disabled for more than a week, at least for me.

Me too. No Singapore Post option.

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That is a let down. What reason did they give for not shipping the cells? Because yes, I thought this was a problem now resolved in the main too. In this instance it seems worse because they were not even returned by the courier.

Their response:

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We’re writing to tell you that due to current strict inspection of the aviation security, packages containing lithium battery will have high possibility of being return to us.

Considering the risk of being returned, we are compelled to take out the battery 2pcs of 1263001 and send the other parts of this order. We will arrange refund once gets your confirmation.

Sorry for being unable to arrange the shipment for the orders that included lithium batteries, because there were too many orders being affected. Your understanding would be highly appreciated.

I have replied to them asking them to confirm the above because, after seeing a picture of the package (it’s quite big), I have my doubts it was actually removed. If it was removed, I would try and order the KKs by themselves as the NCR18650PF order seemed to go through ok.

I have been on so many threads I don’t know where I am but I was sure FT said something along the lines that HKP was nearly back to pre-clampdown state and then…they refuse to even send yours to to, I’m presuming HKP! What a crazy situation. Every week it changes, sometimes by very large amounts.

I think someone said Wallbuys had a courier that would ship Li batteries and I’ve seen a couple of people saying their Wallbuys orders (I don’t know what they entailed) had come through.

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My last order from FastTech has li-ion cells, they sent it by HKP on Saturday. Fingers crossed it doesn’t end up in Russia. >.<

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I got a message today saying they removed the cells from my order and refunded me for them. :_(

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We’re writing to tell you that due to current strict inspection of the aviation security, packages containing lithium battery will have high possibility of being return to us.

Considering the risk of being returned, we are compelled to take out the battery and send the other parts of this order. We have arranged refund for the battery. PayPal should be sending you a confirmation e-mail in a moment.

Sorry for being unable to arrange the shipment for the orders that included lithium batteries, because there were too many orders being affected. Your understanding would be highly appreciated.

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