Keenwin Flashlights?

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Keenwin Flashlights?

Found them on Ali Express
The prices look tempting, though the minimum amount is 10 pcs. From the pictures quality looks good for the price. Does anyone have any experience with these lights?

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hmmm.. keenwin RC40 look nice for the price… even with the shipping it only cost less than $4/light for XM-L?
interesting…I bought several lights from aliexpress, I received them all albeit it a little slow Smile

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$38 shipped for 10 looks like a steal... Hhmm, too good to be true?

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yeah, it almost sound to good to be true, but at least aliexpress hold the money in the escrow until you satisfy with the purchase.. much better than ebay.
now the question is.. should you buy from the seller that has 0 rating? :~
or the just having a promotion sale to promote their new store?
according to them they selling it at lost right now ( to promote the new store)
i’ll take the chance and buy the RC50 hopefully it’ll do the resistor mod ( as most driver with 2 switches)

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can wrote:
Newb here, second post. OK, Just bit on 10 flashlights RC40. Still haven’t recieved my tangsfire yet, http://budgetlightforum.com/node/26717 So I guess I will have to play with my lowly 2-aa led maglight in the meantime, till I get some real flashlights. Actually i have never even held a “real” flashlight in my hand before.

Welcome to BLF.. don’t worry, someday you will have more flashlights more than you can need it for Wink

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can wrote:
Newb here, second post. OK, Just bit on 10 flashlights RC40. Still haven’t recieved my tangsfire yet, http://budgetlightforum.com/node/26717 So I guess I will have to play with my lowly 2-aa led maglight in the meantime, till I get some real flashlights. Actually i have never even held a “real” flashlight in my hand before.

Welcome to the forum fellow flashlight comrade,

I am not sure I fully understand your post. Did you order the 10 from them and haven’t received it? If so, please explain. Like when you ordered and so on.

I should have said, welcome to the hobby as well. You will one day have plenty of Real flashlights. Keep that AA Mag. Those are neat, and there are tons of cool mods that can be done to them. They are one of my favorite little lights. I have a few modded ones I have picked up from fellow members.

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can wrote:
Newb here, second post. OK, Just bit on 10 flashlights RC40. Still haven’t recieved my tangsfire yet, http://budgetlightforum.com/node/26717 So I guess I will have to play with my lowly 2-aa led maglight in the meantime, till I get some real flashlights. Actually i have never even held a “real” flashlight in my hand before.

Lol, that C8 will blow you away compared to that 2AA Maglight, I hope you have a 18650 battery!

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Thankfully, it looks like it doesnt come with the cheap battery or charger. If you dont cancel your order and receive your lights, please dont recharge your batteries inside the flashlights. Chinese cells and chargers are notoriously cheap and can be very dangerous. If a cell vents inside of the flashlight while recharging, it could become an aluminum fragmentation bomb.

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The price is to good and I think you will not get 10 for it, only one flashlight.

It is written

a rc50 flashlight , original price : 498 yuan

this are round about $80. Why should they sell 10 in a lot for $50? I think you will get one flashlight. The lot of 10 is a mistake.

Take a closer look at their other products:

Power bank: 10 pieces/lot for $11,8, each $1,19

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Ultrae-mobile-power-charge-treas...

the same but only one for $8 + same shippoing costs as the ten.

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/High-quality-power-bank-18650-Sa...

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Buwuve wrote:

The price is to good and I think you will not get 10 for it, only one flashlight.

It is written

a rc50 flashlight , original price : 498 yuan

this are round about $80. Why should they sell 10 in a lot for $50? I think you will get one flashlight. The lot of 10 is a mistake.

Take a closer look at their other products:

Power bank: 10 pieces/lot for $11,8, each $1,19

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Ultrae-mobile-power-charge-treas...

the same but only one for $8 + same shippoing costs as the ten.

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/High-quality-power-bank-18650-Sa...

if they make a mistake then I just have to file dispute with them and since aliexpress have the copy of the page at the time you buy the stuffs from their site as assurance you will get what’s posted by the seller.
if the seller didn’t honor it, then they don’t get the money Big Smile

and if you look at this posting from them
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Stainless-steel-with-flashlight-...
the price is for lot of 10 item and you can see how much per piece is

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Packaging Details Unit Type:lot (10 pieces/lot) Package Weight:1.000kg (2.20lb.) Package Size:30cm x 10cm x 20cm (11.81in x 3.94in x 7.87in)

Doesn’t seem like one flashlight.

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DayLighter, you’re right about ali. There’s no risk beyond disappointment if this doesnt pan out and it clearly states “US $23.58 / lot 10 pieces / lot , US $2.36 / piece”. If there’s a problem, I’ll file a dispute and be protected. Its far easier than dealing with paypal and Ive done it before.

I dont see these light on their corp web site. Perhaps they’ve been discontinued and they dumped their inventory. The mini usb charging port connector seems to have been the weak link from a poor design leading to the failure of that part. I caved and ordered RC40’s and 50’s. If they actually arrive, I’ll fill the charging ports with epoxy so others wont blow themselves up before gifting them.

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well.. I don’t plan on charging the battery through flashlight anyway, so the charging port doesn’t really bother me
although it’s nice to have “emergency” charging port especially when you’re away from home Smile
but you shouldn’t rely on it other than emergency charging from your car or laptop
I bought RC50 with intent to give them away.. at less than $5 it’s a no brainer as it is an EDC light that most people will be happy to receive Big Smile

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Pour : now keenwin logo ‘s rc50 , only lacd logo ‘s , both not the same logo just , the product is the same !

Does it mean that actual product is not Keenwin?

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Pour : now keenwin logo ‘s rc50 , only lacd logo ‘s , both not the same logo just , the product is the same !

Does it mean that actual product is not Keenwin?

I think it’s keenwin light but just no logo on it… just like TR-J18, they have another light the same as TR-J18, same body, same driver, except no logo on it Smile
most likely these lights are meant for free promotion, who knows.. maybe the seller get these light free or almost cost to nothing Big Smile
but for under $5 for XM-L light?.. can’t complain Wink

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hmm.. Keenwin RC40 at Amazon.com is still selling RC40 for $90
and Keenwin RC50 for $100

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Its advertised on amazon but not selling.

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I purchased a lot of the RC50's. We will see what happensTongue Out

I figured if I get 10 than I can sell them a $10 a piece in the USA. 

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I havent seen any activity with my orders so I just inquired with the seller. Ali will cancel the orders automatically in 10 days if they dont ship.

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I havent seen any activity with my orders so I just inquired with the seller. Ali will cancel the orders automatically in 10 days if they dont ship.

remember it’s Chinese new year.. they won’t be back to work until 2/6 or 2/7 Smile

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Thanks DayLighter. I should have known that… its been one of those days today.

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This is definitely one of those "too good to be true" type items.  There is no way that 10ea of the Keenwin RC50 should sell for about $50, shipped.  But, seeing as AliExpress has a good reputation (although they don't take paypal, which I prefer to use for online transactions) I have to believe that somehow it will come out right. So, even though the warning klaxons in my head were loudly going off as I clicked through to purchase this - I did it anyway.

 

I mean, the webpage is pretty specific - "10pcs / lot, $ 3.57 / piece"  The standard meaning is that you have to buy a lot of 10 pieces, and they give a price of $35.62 to purchase the lot.  I mean, could they really stretch that statement to mean that there are 10 items in the box?  (flashlight unscrewed into pieces, battery, lanyard, clip, box...)  Dunno.  We'll see.

 

Me, and a lot of other purchasers are going to be really pissed if they only send one flashlight for that price.  At this point, my worry is not so much towards the quality of the received product..., I just can't see how they can sell 10 for that price.  We'll see how this turns out.  Even though I put my money up, I'm not really very hopeful, LOL.

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The seller is new and may be offering this to establish a reputation.  If he/she honors his/her word, goodwill will be created and they will get future BLF member attention and sales.  If not honored, we will not take him serious nor wish to do any future business with him/her.

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Yes, the seller is new and is selling discontinued product.  That all adds up  The only thing that doesn't add up is the price.  It's too low.  If it pans out and I, and others - received what we ordered, then the seller will be a hero.  Then maybe they will expand beyond plastic USB battery power boxes, into something that I would want to buy from them...

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I think you will get 10 pcs of cheap lights, not the ones in picture.
You may not get your money back, because aliexpress usually honers sellers.
you will have to return back that crap to get your money.

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I canceled my order . I don't want to deal with all the hassle if this goes poorly. I doubt the  will ever send anything and let the deadline pass and  alliexpress will refund the money. These lights are being sold for much more individually on the same site, they have to see that and change their mind. Plus they have no rating to lose.  

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well.. at that price, it won’t kill you even if they sell an old light.. keenwin make a decent light and these light is discontinued model.. who knows they maybe got it for even cheaper price.. they just need to move them to build up the rating.. either way I have faith in aliexpress as I deal with them several time.. like it says: they will hold the money until the customer happy with the purchase before the seller get the money Big Smile

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Did someone have their order shipped? I’ve placed mine on Jan 28th and see no progress on it.

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I canceled mine and got no response from them. Most likely I will get the refund when the 18 days are up. 

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Preguila, what does your order say?  I ordered Feb 5th, so mine is still sitting on "awaiting shipment" - but I thought AliExpress automatically canceled the order if the item wasn't shipped by supplier within 10 days?  Yours should be past that point.

 

Yup - it was a "too good to be true deal"... though, I cannot figure why.  With AliExpress, the supplier doesn't get their money until the purchaser receives the item, so I can't see why they would try to sell something they don't have, or for a price they don't want to uphold.

 

Guess all that tried this will see pretty soon...

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