Flashaholics Anonymous: The Flashlight Purchase Refusal Kudos Thread

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can we make a thread that gives kudos for going 24 hours without a purchase?

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
Best wish, May
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Rusty Joe wrote:
rojos wrote:
I got real close to falling off the wagon a few times already. And it's been less than a week. This is not gonna be easy.
I hear ya. It's going to be hard with deals like "this always in our faces!":http://www.aurabuy.com/ultrafire-cree-xm-l-t6-5-modes-1600-lm-tactical-l...

 

That's cheating. You are to OP and are taunting us!

 

Really enjoying this one. I can see the night sweats, the shaking fingers trying not to hit the buy button. The look on someone's face while thinking, how will they know if I bought one or two and didn't tell anyone...

Love it

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Now I’ve got to go through May 23rd since, because of Banggood’s error, I had to buy the 18650 battery tray for the SR51, or else I wouldn’t have been able to use or test the light. But if not for that, I’d be merrily on my way toward a month with no purchases.

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I haven’t spent anything on flashlights, or anything related, this year, and actually for several months before that. I’m not happy about it, but its easy. I’m broke. The real bummer though is how much new and cool stuff I’m way behind on. I don’t even have an XM-L2, a multi-emitter light…ugh.

Do you have a charger for 18650’s?

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I have a Trustfire that works good, had it for a couple years now. Thankfully I bought a decent one when I had cash.

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No purchases for me for at least 1 month! Must get my funds aside for Amsterdam Big Smile

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12 days in now. I nearly bought a light on this thread. Thank goodness that another member bought it before I could.

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i didnt buy anything today…… yet

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
Best wish, May
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Soumil wrote:

PLEASE HELP ME GEARBEsT! IM LITERALLY CRYING!

 

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jmpaul320 wrote:
i didnt buy anything today...... yet

Cant give you kudos for that..

I ordered some emitters yesterday..And a nice light the day before. I have not bought anything today either..

I see a nice deal coming. Ultrafire F13, only 10$. I sure am glad Im not refusing to buy any flashlights with all these great deals and group buys lately.

"Edit"

Oh, noooo. Though this was the flashlight purchase kudos thread.. my fault..

Embarassed

0:)

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RaceR86 wrote:

jmpaul320 wrote:
i didnt buy anything today…… yet

Cant give you kudos for that..

I ordered some emitters yesterday..And a nice light the day before. I have not bought anything today either..

I see a nice deal coming. Ultrafire F13, only 10$. I sure am glad Im not refusing to buy any flashlights with all these great deals and group buys lately.

“Edit”

Oh, noooo. Though this was the flashlight purchase kudos thread.. my fault..

Embarassed

0:)

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I guess you did not like the joke then.

btw, If anyone seen the series breaking bad, they might remember this scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsC--nzYtXo

So funny, and bad of them... Assuming you know what is going on.. Big Smile

oh well....

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RaceR86 wrote:

I guess you did not like the joke then.

btw, If anyone seen the series breaking bad, they might remember this scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsC—nzYtXo

So funny, and bad of them… Assuming you know what is going on.. Big Smile

oh well….

I did! My response was just a little.. excessive.
My apologies RaceR86, no harm meant! :bigsmile:

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Well, my joke was on the edge... (I also see I misspelled/used a wrong word.)

No harm meant. 

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I woke up this morning ,went outside and the sun was shining brightly ...i took it as a sign 

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Does signing up for a group buy count? No money has changed hands yet…

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I don’t think I have this issue since I have already splurged over $450 in one month on lasers and flashlights.

And being in my final year in High School without a job I basically don’t have any money left to spend.
I do however waste an enormous amount of time window shopping and adding things to my cart in Fasttech
when I know full well I don’t have the money to pay for it Silly I suppose it’s just wishful thinking.

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Just now I got in (or are in the mail) a truckload of parts I need to keep myself busy the coming month, so no purchases needed until may 9th Wink

I reordered a xml-colour that I ruined during a test, replacing things does not count, does it? (oh, and a few tiny springs, that is too little to count either Innocent)

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I ordered two lights for $2.40 saving me about $67 on their retail price, so just over a month

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rojos wrote:
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I ordered two lights for $2.40 saving me about $67 on their retail price, so just over a month

Doesn’t count if the lights were imaginary. Crown


excellent, my last order was the starry light group buy and before that was december (and a free light for review if it ever arrives)

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I made it longer than May 9th – short of needing that 18650 SR51 battery tray – but now I’m fighting to keep from getting anything for another month.

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ive been buying a bunch of stuff the past few weeks – nothing horribly excessive – as in its all within my financial means and what not

my wife today asked me – honey how many flashlights and related items did you buy this week and how much… after i told her 3 lights and a charger and about $190 she said “ oh thats not bad “

shes not helping lol

on the bright side there was an extra $175 from overtime in my check this week

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
Best wish, May
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PLEASE HELP ME GEARBEsT! IM LITERALLY CRYING!

 

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Quitters disgust me.

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Quitters disgust me.

So you prefer people to continue smoking or drinking? Silly

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So, I really don’t need more lights. That’s not what this is about for me.

This is a hobby, a form of entertainment. Something I enjoy doing.

With that in mind, I made kind of a decision a while ago that buying stock lights cheats me out of a large part of the experience. It’s a lot more entertaining and time-consuming to make what I want instead of trying to find one already built. And thus I can easily justify buying parts and tools when I have a good idea to improve a light in my collection. And then not only do I get the pleasure of making it, but also the pleasure of using something of my own creation, and the fun of writing up a post about it.

But brand new lights which won’t get modded? Nope, it has to be something really special for me to justify that.

This approach seems to get me more for less.

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Funny you mention that ToyKeeper, just yesterday the first new “expensive” light I’ve bought in 2014 got here (an SR51), I was supposed to leave it alone and just use it. Know how long that lasted? 8 hours from the time it got here, one 30 minute walk with it. Then it got a complete tear down and resistor mod, dedome and direct bond MCPCB and now even more (driver swap, series -> parallel conversion, possibly even an SBT-90) is in the works.

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Reminds me of an AA meeting. Are you off the wagon, or on the wagon this week?

What would this forum be if no one bought lights? Trying to quit while in a flashlight forum is akin to committing treason.Tongue Out

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