Review of Mountain Electronics (RMM's store)

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Review of Mountain Electronics (RMM's store)

Just a very quick review. I bought 2 Samsung INR18650-20R 2000mAh for $6.25 each and 5 resistors and a couple feet of 18 gauge wire.

This was delivered fast and with low shipping cost. A couple bucks if I remember correctly.

I also noticed that their prices on some other items are very competitive. For instance MT-G2’s on noctigons are only $21.85 Buy five and it’s down to $20.50 this is as good as Anyone and you will get them fast.

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/opencart/index.php?route=common/home

I have to say I was very pleased with this order.

I’m a junky, I mod lights so I can sell lights so I can buy more light to mod so I can sell lights to buy more lights to mod.

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Just placed my second order for some hosts and parts for a build.
The first order for batteries was shipped coast to coast in 3 days.
Very nice to have a US dealer for the fast service and delivery.

Items seem to be added every hour, which is very good for us Smile

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Nice! Sucks they don’t have any 3400mah unprotected batteries Sad

This looks awesome: http://www.mtnelectronics.com/opencart/index.php?route=product/product&p...

From Foy’s review looks like they used to have a High CRI XML2 led option available. Would be nice to get the driver flashed with Dr. Jones and disable memory and default it to start on high Big Smile

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Keepower 3400 mAH 18650's and got them in less than a week and so far running in series for my MT-G2 .

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Every order I place is fulfilled fast and accurate, great prices, packaged well and even ingeniously. (I think Richards wife does that! Wink )

Yes indeed, it’s really nice to have the things he’s stocking so close to hand. Rapidly becoming the one-stop-shop of the flashoholic realm. Smile

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Placed my second order tonight
First orders arrived in foam cut to allow products to sit in perfectly
Arrived coast to coast in less than a week I couldn’t be happier with this kind of service
Worth the price and then some

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placing an order as we speak!!!

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Ordered some 20R’s and a Noctigon MT-G2 a few weeks ago, no problem at all. Fast handling and shipping times. Product very well packaged. I have no problem recommending them. Wink

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Lima Bravo wrote:
placing an order as we speak!!!

same here Smile

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RMM is my first choice for light products now.  Made about 3 purchases, some were gifts.   Which by his packing standards you almost don't need to present wrap the stuff to "gift" it to someone. Smile

 

Story time... It sorta reminds me of FastTech when they first started out.   Myself and a bunch of others were making requests for all sort of mod items, which sometimes they eventually stocked.  That was neat to see. 

In the beginning it was great when FT listened to us.  They also made product corrections... for example when I told them to edit their labeling of "copper pill" to "brass" for their P60 drop-ins.  In fact all the corrections that BLFer's submitted regarding... true driver output, actual battery capacity, etc, etc.  made FT great - better then their competition. 

Then they grew big and the Li-ion shipment debacle happened.  Now FT doesn't or can't respond to all their customers, although they are still very popular.  But now we've gained more American suppliers.  Some of whom are very competitive and supply the same stuff.  So I don't like to order oversees when I can avoid it. 

 

Richard is vastly different from FT in that he's a modder like us.  I think he has a decent idea of what products are good and what he likes. 

There are a few minor things I would like to see sold like silicon grease, maybe Nyogel, 4200mAh 26650s, dummy cells (AA, C, D, etc), maybe a ThruNite MCC-4 Charger for DBCstm  Tongue Out .   But in a short time his store had grown considerably.  So I'm very happy with Richard's work and wish him the best.

 

toysareforboys wrote:
Sucks they don't have any 3400mah unprotected batteries
  Here they are (Pana unprotected) -   I'm sure you seen them by now. Smile

 

Plus RMM has an excellent return policy (see Returns) - though I've never had to use it.   I once returned a defective flashlight to China... that was a big loss for me.  Made a ~$60 light cost ~$85, with about 60 days shipping time.   So stateside shopping is much nicer.

נֵר־לְרַגְלִ֥י דְבָרֶ֑ךָ וְ֝אֹ֗ור לִנְתִיבָתִֽי   (Psa 119:105)   

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I have placed quite a few small orders. All of them have come quickly and very well packaged. Prices on many items are very competitive.

My PayPal address: oldlumens (insert the @ sign here) gmail.com

My YouTube Flashlight Video Channel

The BLF Modding Links Thread 

http://imageshack.com/a/img922/1374/jQ2wdL.jpg

 

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Since you mentioned Nyogel I’ll ask.

Is there anything comparable more readily found in your typical hardware stores? Or maybe even a Marine Supply Store I was thinking like a West Marine or such??

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Very nice to have a US based seller who has a very good idea what parts we are looking for.
Shipping is always same day on all my orders.

Richard is expanding his product line at a rapid rate with a nice selection of current items.

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Lima Bravo wrote:
Since you mentioned Nyogel I'll ask. Is there anything comparable more readily found in your typical hardware stores? Or maybe even a Marine Supply Store I was thinking like a West Marine or such??

lots of ppl mention Super-Lube grease - I've never tried it though (dealers e.g. Harbor Freight, Walmart, Amazon

A few like the oil (HomeDepot, Amazon).  I think I would prefer the grease in 1/2 oz size.

You may find silicone grease from Ace Hardware or any Scuba shop.  Only get non petroleum based. 

Con:  it produces black (maybe gritty) residue... so I'm trying new stuff.

Around the house you may have sewing machine oil.  some ppl say that works too.

 

This Grease & Lube thread (see CPF) is pretty comprehensive on the subject.  It started back in 2009 and still going  -  you'll find a lot of suggestions.

see also Poll (CPF)

 

I think RMM worked on Christmas... I asked him not to do that.    got a message on the 25th saying my package was being shipped.  Maybe he's a Grinch?

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When you are doing something you love, it’s not considered working :bigsmile: Still need a break though over there at Mountain.

Anyways, I was blogging on a fishing/boating site I frequent and mentioned his U2 C8 for <$30 and >1000 lumens and I got 2 pm’s from friends asking about it. I referred them to his positive reviews and they couldn’t have been happier to find a descent US source for batteries and other goodies. I actually even ordered that little light at that price last night…lol…. HOW can you beat that deal??

Wish I had seen it before XMas as that would have made a great gift to my brother in law.

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I have had two perfect orders from them already.I placed a third on the 23 and I saw it was shipped on the 24th!Who ships on the 24th?Richard and his family have done great job with this store.They do a great job on getting orders out quickly and packed very well.The web site has also grown very quickly for the short time it has been up.My ownly fear is that Richard is gonna get burned out at this pace.He is a great asset to this community and I would hate to lose him just so I can get batteries fast at a great price.Hope everyone has a great Holiday!-Rick
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Update. I think we have a new record for turnover time. My package just shipped 11 hours after I ordered it. LOL.

Can’t wait until he gets those darn 3400 mAh 18650’s on January 4th or so. Those things will go like Hot-Cakes!!

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Actually received my package today. That’s impressive for the cost of shipping. Mountain kicks butt. Thanks Richard.

That little C8 is a nasty SOB for it’s size. I already lost ownership to my son though….lol…. Guess I’ll be ordering another.

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Lima Bravo wrote:
Actually received my package today. That’s impressive for the cost of shipping. Mountain kicks butt. Thanks Richard.

That little C8 is a nasty SOB for it’s size. I already lost ownership to my son though….lol…. Guess I’ll be ordering another.

Lost both of my C8’s to my son for bike lights…………………..

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Just received my first order (King Kong 26650 cells). Very happy with the price and service.

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I placed an order for a custom P60 drop-in and it was built and shipped in less than 10 hours. ( a couple of days before Christmas no less ) Impressive !!

I was provided with tracking number and order arrived well packed.

RMM is very helpful if you need additional info or advice on what to pick to fit your needs.

I can totally recommend Mountain Electronics.

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Stay away, all mine!

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Both my orders shipped the next business day and arrived in 3 days with ample packaging materials. Pretty great prices especially for a US seller. Definitely my go to for parts and batteries (I have enough flashlights for the time being. Smile ).

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Both my orders shipped the next business day and arrived in 3 days with ample packaging materials. Pretty great prices especially for a US seller. Definitely my go to for parts and batteries (I have enough flashlights for the time being. Smile ).

Can not parse this sentence. Undecided

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18sixfifty wrote:
Just a very quick review. I bought 2 Samsung INR18650-20R 2000mAh for $6.25 each and 5 resistors and a couple feet of 18 gauge wire.

This was delivered fast and with low shipping cost. A couple bucks if I remember correctly.

I also noticed that their prices on some other items are very competitive. For instance MT-G2’s on noctigons are only $21.85 Buy five and it’s down to $20.50 this is as good as Anyone and you will get them fast.

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/opencart/index.php?route=common/home

I have to say I was very pleased with this order.

Prices are very competitive with overseas suppliers with much quicker shipping and large inventory of xml emitters with lots of various tints and bins.

Lj

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18sixfifty wrote:
Just a very quick review. I bought 2 Samsung INR18650-20R 2000mAh for $6.25 each and 5 resistors and a couple feet of 18 gauge wire.

This was delivered fast and with low shipping cost. A couple bucks if I remember correctly.

I also noticed that their prices on some other items are very competitive. For instance MT-G2’s on noctigons are only $21.85 Buy five and it’s down to $20.50 this is as good as Anyone and you will get them fast.

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/opencart/index.php?route=common/home

I have to say I was very pleased with this order.


I just got a king kong 26650 & XM-L2 U2 1B? on copper from them. Im very happy with the order!
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Wow. Ordered 4/22, delivered 4/26 — barely long enough for me to forget what’s in the package!
Thank you.

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I dig the cheap shipping and excellent customer service. Rich has been more than helpful every time I’ve had a question.

Steve

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I’ll not repeat all the great and accurate comments above (and after) about Richard’s fast, accurate and resonably priced product supplies for those of you who mod. I now buy all my batteries and supplies from him.

I CAN tell you that he has made a lasting impression on my collection by selling lights he himself has modded. I now have three (and counting). We all know that there exist certain budget lights with build value beyond their price. Richard finds them, researches them, tests them, buys them in bulk (a capital commitment by him) then brings the RMM-modded light to we buyers at a fantastic price point with critical improvements in customizable functions.

Good show, Richard. You are the master of your niche’.

There will always be more darkness than I have lights.

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Maybe I’m the only one with a negative experience. I ordered a couple batteries. A couple days later I checked the order status, and it said “completed” so I figured they probably shipped it already. Then last night instead of a shipping notification, I get a pay pal invoice for 84 cents, which I paid. The invoice said “for goods and services”. I mentioned in the notes that I paid it, but politely asked for an explanation of the charge—no reply to that.

Today after I had been at my desk a few hours it dawned on me that I wasn’t getting very good service and I sent an email to Richard saying that I didn’t really like getting a vaguely worded invoice this far into the order process when I thought I had completed my order (which did say ‘completed’ for the status) and that I would be writing a negative review.

Now to be fair, he was very communicative. But very adamant that his home page did specify that WA and UT customers would get a separate invoice. But in 20 something years of ordering from the Internet, I’ve never seen a store do this, so it wasn’t something I expected. I’m not really a fine print reader and I take some responsibility for that, but I’m supposed to read the fine print of every web site to see if the order I placed was really placed and not waiting on a second transaction in order to ship? I reject that sentiment. I’ve never read the fine print of goinggear or amazon to see if completing an order actually means completing an order. I put in my card info, press ‘pay now’ and stuff arrives at my doorstep.

Again, in the sake of fairness, he did apologize for the slow shipping, and I understand my email had an irate tone, but he kind of treated me like I was stupid for not reading the fine print on his web site. And instead of being apologetic about the rickety e-commerce site (I build these type of sites for a living) he was running, he informed me that his volume in WA was too low to justify the expense of making his system work correctly. Ok, got it, you only want happy, high volume customers. And apparently “we ship FAST” only counts if you don’t owe an extra 84 cents on your order, regardless of what the order status says.

Yes, I am a grumpy old man, just one kid shy of yelling “get off my lawn you kids”, but I’m also a loyal customer to dozens of stores that give me great service, and I do my best to reward the truly great sellers like Illumination Supply and hkequipment by showering them with praise and telling everyone I know how awesome they are, and in all honesty, I didn’t see a high degree of awesomeness from Mountain Electronics for my first order. It’s a good thing I always put in a small “test order” the first time I use a seller Smile

He did give me a full refund for both invoices, but I’m going to go against the grain here and say avoid Mountain Electronics.

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