Flashaholics Anonymous: The Flashlight Purchase Refusal Kudos Thread

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1) You are encouraged to post every month gone without making ANY flashlight or flashlight accessories purchases.

I bought some gift lights and they are all sent, does that count as falling off the wagon?

2) You are encouraged to report back each time you vow to go a month with no purchases, and then again if (when!) you fail. If you don’t post failures, this thread may well go dark quickly.

I have not bought a light or parts …(no wait a minute) ok I bought some xhp70 and commited to buy some nicha “c“emitters.

3) If, after succeeding one whole month (Hah!), a member wishes to renew their vows of non-spending, they are encouraged to re-post.

Let’s get in therapy. Everyone of us is LONG overdue!

I know I need help (in taking apart a 15 emitter monster that has a bum driver, help!
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I had kind of forgotten about this thread… I’m pretty sure I “fell off the wagon”, so to speak, by getting a Meteor. But it was really handy for exploring caves and ancient ruins last week!

Also, I’m not sure how to count production samples for the BLF A6. I didn’t technically pay money for them, but instead a lot of time was spent. I wonder if this means downgrading from “addict” to “dealer”. This might mean I’m no longer on a downward spiral of addiction, but actually circling the drain at the bottom. Sad

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TK, I wouldn’t count the production samples, or any light that you didn’t purchase. I’ve been off the wagon for quite a while now, but I’m hopping back on. My wife says I gotta stop doing group buys! I’m already in for the X6-SE v2 and D80 group buys. But except for those, it will possibly be at least next year before I buy any more flashlights at this point. I’m not counting any that may need to be bought at the request of friends and family, though. That doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. I’m only counting lights that I purchase myself for myself or as gifts.

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I was going to pick up an M3XS and M23 for their awesome throw, but then I figured they would eventually be released in HI with better tint.

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1 year without buying lights, mainly because paypal kept asking me for a credit card, which I do not own… This should be resolved now…

NO don’t resolve it. Stay strong and resist the urge to buy more flashlights. :>)
I bought 3 Trustfire L2M aluminum flashlights from Fasttech because they were about $9 each and came with a XM-L T6 drop in. I pay that much for the drop ins alone, so the flashlight is like free. But because they were so cheap I bought 2 more. What do I need 5 L2M’s for??? Nothing but I’m a flashaholic and can’t stop!!! So be thankful and don’t resolve your issue. Congrats on a 1 year chip. :>)

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ToyKeeper wrote:
Also, I’m not sure how to count production samples for the BLF A6. I didn’t technically pay money for them, but instead a lot of time was spent. I wonder if this means downgrading from “addict” to “dealer”.
Yep, you’re a dealer now!

But how you wish to look at it is up to you. Perhaps… by creating a more perfect light some people will stay satisfied longer, feel less need to buy often. You are helping to create a designer higher potency drug, at a cheap price!

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I told myself that after red Convoy S2+ and two Xtar H2 headlamps my only light related buy that I will ever need want will be Lumintop’s group buy SHTF light but ended up buying four more lights and some batteries and diffusers and now the fifth one is on order, just have to pay…

And that group for Lumintop BLD SD10 V2 is not even active yet!

I blame autumn, its getting dark and as every year, my light addiction kicks in exactly when the summer goes and autumn comes, makes sense to me 8) ! Not to my lady though and I cant lure her to the dark light side with that red S2+ either Big Smile !

Oh, its not just autumn with its longer dark nights but also the fact that I ordered from GB and their shipping is sloooow so none of the lights, except for the S2+, are on my hands yet :D! That might as well fuel my purchasing spree!

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I now only have five lights in circulation (sold the rest) and I'm gettin' itchy again. 

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Well, if at least one of those lights isnt worthy, then you know you wont be able to resist the urge!

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I never considered selling any flashlights. In general when you sell some of your lights do you guys make money, lose money or break even? Do you sell to friends or online? If online where? Thanks

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I managed to get my last month’s expenditures under $150!
So I ordered a $32 light.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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Haven’t joined a giveaway in months but did get the X6 SE, BLF Ti, and on the list for the AAA clicky. The CU SS GB is too rich for my blood and the K6 is just a clicky Minimag and I have my own plans for a DIY version. Too many and can’t have them all. My biggest collection is in parts(drivers, LEDs, switches, springs, reflectors, mcpcb’s, optics) and a huge backlog on ideas.

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Once the current group buys finally finish, I’m back on the wagon for a while.

… until then, it’s open season.

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Rufusbduck wrote:
… and a huge backlog on ideas.

That sounds familiar. Smile

I have way too many projects waiting to be done.

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Hello, my name is Duck and I bought another flashlight last month. I think for the sake of those fighting this addiction this thread should be linked in the op of every GB started and stickied at the top of the recent posts page. The only thread to be stickied there. :Sp

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

Scott

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Windsurf wrote:
I never considered selling any flashlights. In general when you sell some of your lights do you guys make money, lose money or break even? Do you sell to friends or online? If online where? Thanks

Sell them here!
If it’s a really crappy light, I don’t bother because it’s not worth the shipping cost. But If it’s a light that’s nice but just my taste, I usually sell it for a little less than can be bought elsewhere. Modded lights bring a small “profit” (not really if you count the cost of the time modding)

My Favorite Modded Lights: X6R, S8 , X2R , M6, SP03

Major Projects:  Illuminated Tailcap, TripleDown/TripleStack Driver

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Rufusbduck wrote:
Hello, my name is Duck and I bought another flashlight last month. I think for the sake of those fighting this addiction this thread should be linked in the op of every GB started and stickied at the top of the recent posts page. The only thread to be stickied there. :Sp

I agree or even better when you log in a warning screen with a skull & cross bones should fill the screen with a warning to go back!!

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I think I need a “-holics anonymous” thread for music toys. My art room is slowly being assimilated by the KORG.

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ordered anything since last week my wife took my debit card after I promised I wouldn’t order anything after the olight S1 then went on to order a nitecore MT10A, so I don’t know if that counts,but Iam still waiting for a Rocher AS31 build by Tom E, uhhh I need help.

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Hopping on the wagon! I have some good stuff in transit already, and hopefully that holds me over for a while. =)

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I bought four of the A6-SE’s. I re-sold two to friends at the price I paid. One more I gave away for my 2K post give-away here on BLF. The last one, I use every day. I’m also in the GB for the Lumintop D80-SE, for four of them. I don’t know what I’ll do with those. I’ve also signed up for the X6-SE v2 – one set of SS/CU and two AL sets. Hoping to gift those AL sets for Christmas, and keep the SS/CU set for a Christmas gift to self. Wink Then, there’s the re-vamped SD10, which has been re-named to SD4A, and the GB hasn’t started yet, but I’ve expressed interest already in the discussion thread. I had one from the last SD10 GB, but I sold it to a friend, in hopes of getting the new one. I also bought two of the DQG Hobi’s, but one was for my Dad, and he paid for it. And, I got a CooYoo Quantum for my Step-Mom, that Dad also paid for, because she liked his Hobi for reading at night. All of these are BLF GB lights. My bank account is sad right now. :_(

My wife says I need to stop buying flashlights. I think she’s right, but I’m afraid that if I don’t get in on these GB’s while they’re available, I might miss “The best flashlight ever made” and kick myself forever! I really need help. I didn’t just fall off the wagon. My wagon has been broken down and used for kindling for all this money I’m burning!

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DavidEF wrote:
I really need help. I didn’t just fall off the wagon. My wagon has been broken down and used for kindling for all this money I’m burning!

More like you fell off the wagon and then the wagon ran over you. This is the hardest time of the year because we all use Christmas as an excuse to buy way too much stuff and giving very few for presents and keeping most of the stuff for ourselves.

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I don’t understand this thread. Why on earth would I stop buying flashlights? I mean, I could if I wanted to, but why would I want to? Really, no problems over here guys! Really…

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I don’t understand this thread. Why on earth would I stop buying flashlights? I mean, I could if I wanted to, but why would I want to? Really, no problems over here guys! Really…

Classic denial… Evil

Rule 1-1 as it applies to life, take it as it comes.

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I’ve been fighting to not buy one of these. I’ve tried every tactic- too expensive, don’t need it, have enough AAA-format lights now, what I have now is good enough, better things to spend my money on- and all are faltering against my insane love for tiny lights. I’m thinking of getting a Hugsby XP1 (which will require also buying an XP2 so I can use 10440’s) since the XP1 is cheaper in hope that it will quell the desires somewhat.

I’m running low on ammo to fight this with. Please send some ammo money so I can handle the onslaught.

Phil :bigsmile:

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I am so off the wagon, I counted up today, I have 8 project lights either here or inroute, which is way to many.

Thank Goodness most are not more than an emitter swap and run it DD.

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jfong wrote:
Hopping on the wagon! I have some good stuff in transit already, and hopefully that holds me over for a while. =)

I am not sure if buying stuff and waiting until it arrives counts for “being on the wagon”…

I am pretty sure that is just addiction with a time lag (waiting for the hit).

I say start you counting when the last light arrives and then see how long you go. I wish you more success then I have had recently.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
I had kind of forgotten about this thread… I’m pretty sure I “fell off the wagon”, so to speak, by getting a Meteor. But it was really handy for exploring caves and ancient ruins last week!

Also, I’m not sure how to count production samples for the BLF A6. I didn’t technically pay money for them, but instead a lot of time was spent. I wonder if this means downgrading from “addict” to “dealer”. This might mean I’m no longer on a downward spiral of addiction, but actually circling the drain at the bottom. Sad

humm Im thinking about the guy from Breaking Bad. TK your the guy in the back cooking up the Killer Pharmaceutical Grade stuff at home.

I mean this is the Stuff that BIG PHAMRA does not have yet!!!

Addict – nah.
Enabler – Sort of like calling Che` a communist.
Dealer – nothing so crass.
Evil Chemist – now that is getting closer Wink

I think you should start a company called “Krokodil Coding” !

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Yeah, it’s all her fault. Now way would I be doing this but for the new UI. Except for the AAA GB of course, mumble mumble.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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Only got into the GroupBuy BLF 348 coz I never in my life owned a Nichia219...honest...really....you know it's the TRUTH ! Innocent   So never got off the Wagon....just reached out when going by Nichia Tree...Sealed

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