Flashaholics Anonymous: The Flashlight Purchase Refusal Kudos Thread

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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.

Oh, please. You are easily capable of building a better one yourself. You didn’t need to join a group buy. ;P
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Maybe, but it would take me 2 years to make 5 of them.

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

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Ronin42 wrote:
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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. =)

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

It does if you order from Gearbest!

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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Nothing since the June 25th post made above, they never did send me a postage paid box to send back the damaged because of bad design though, so much for the lifetime warranty

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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Warranties cover defects in materials and workmanship in your example, not bad design or shoddy materials of the whole production.

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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Fritz t. Cat wrote:
Warranties cover defects in materials and workmanship in your example, not bad design or shoddy materials of the whole production.

Most recalls seem to be related to poor materials or bad design.

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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Bort wrote:
Fritz t. Cat wrote:
Warranties cover defects in materials and workmanship in your example, not bad design or shoddy materials of the whole production.
Most recalls seem to be related to poor materials or bad design.

Does this help?

Product Recall vs. Product Warranty Insurance product recall insurance Know The Difference

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Ronin42 wrote:
Bort wrote:
Fritz t. Cat wrote:
Warranties cover defects in materials and workmanship in your example, not bad design or shoddy materials of the whole production.
Most recalls seem to be related to poor materials or bad design.

Does this help?

Product Recall vs. Product Warranty Insurance product recall insurance Know The Difference


The company says my experience should not happen and said they would send a return postage paid box.
I know from being a flashaholic its bad design, but they say its defective.

In the end i have an expensive unreliable flashlight from an “upscale” company that does not stand behind their lifetime warranty.

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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Oh and BTW its been three weeks since I purchased (or received) may last lumens fix.

(I did finish three “existing” mods though).

four more to go.

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With my just getting billed for the last GB i was in, and Christmas coming, and me needing some home-stuff I am hopping on the wagon Smile Let’s see how long I can hang on!

Honestly, there’s no lights I need on the GB horizon, can’t justify the Thrunite Ti that was tempting me, they’ve sold out on the V5 “buckle”, I have some light projects to do with what I already have on hand (does that count?), and many other projects/chores waiting I think I can go at least 2 months, maybe 3, without another purchase. Gonna try.

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Today I saw a post about “look to your left… the first thing you see is what you would hoard as a dragon”. But I don’t think I need to be a dragon for this one. What I saw was a pile of bare-metal lights, and it made me realize I now have 16 different models:

  1. Reylight BLF Ti
  2. Sinner Cypreus
  3. CNQG Brass 18650
  4. CNQG Brass AA
  5. Olight S10 Ti w/ MELD
  6. Convoy S7
  7. bare BLF A6
  8. BLF X6v2 SS/Cu
  9. BLF X5 Cu
  10. BLF-348
  11. DQG Tiny AAA IV
  12. Cooyoo Quantum SS
  13. DQG Fairy
  14. stripped Zebralight SC52
  15. Thrunite T10T
  16. EagleTac D25A Ti

… and #17 on its way soon, I think, because someone decided it’d be a good holiday gift.

5 different metals, 6 different categories of button/twisty, 7 different battery types, 11 different families of emitter, 13 different UIs.

I might have a problem.

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Ronin42 wrote:
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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. =)

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.

lol, good insight! By my measure, I kind of fell off the wagon because I recently bought something… for a friend… but only didn’t also get one for myself because of limited stock. :8)

By your measure, I have yet to start counting, which gives me a fresh start when I get some packages soon! :bigsmile:

Ronin42 wrote:
Oh and BTW its been three weeks since I purchased (or received) may last lumens fix.

(I did finish three “existing” mods though).

four more to go.

Good job! Hang in there!!! Beer

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It’s “18sixfifty“s fault. He offered a well-modded C8 with 2 good cells for $20 with free shipping and I just couldn’t resist. Going for a restart to try again.

Phil

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I’m really proud of myself for resisting the 47 Copper P1 deal. First time I’ve been able to resist Copper. Crown

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Hey, I got an ad in the mail today for something which might help if you’re trying to quit.

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Well, running help me quit… I ran out of money. Tired

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ToyKeeper wrote:

Hey, I got an ad in the mail today for something which might help if you're trying to quit.(click for bigger version, or full size)

Misleading & False advertising. I used them & they did Not stop me from craving lights.

TK, I am Very disappointed that you have posted this here.  wink

 

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I Lolzenged.

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I am soooo off the wagon. I spent a grand in two weeks and will probably spend another 500 this week. I love it, I am sooo high on flashlights I can fly...like a beam of light through the sky. Who has something they want to sell! BTU Shocker? I already have two but have no issue buying another.

Anyone need a sponser?

lol!money-mouth

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jhalb wrote:

I am soooo off the wagon. I spent a grand in two weeks and will probably spend another 500 this week. I love it, I am sooo high on flashlights I can fly...like a beam of light through the sky. Who has something they want to sell! BTU Shocker? I already have two but have no issue buying another.

Anyone need a sponser?

lol!money-mouth

jhalb, I am envious as you have achieved greater enlightenment than I have.  wink

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mapache wrote:
I Lolzenged.
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besides vesture of bloods xpg-3 emitters i don’t think i’ve bought a thing this year ….OTOH i already have a few lights …

Almost everything I mod is better than anything I buy . for starters i only mod lights I already really like so i’m taking a nice light I like already and making it just that much better …Hard not to like what you’ve already loved when it just gets better and better. My ramping Ak-O-ray is now a much nicer light with a sweet nw xpg-2 4A in it . and my BLF AA-Y4E is the bomb with a nichia 219c.

I’m such a lazy modder anyway .So naturally I’m modding the best of the best of lights I can easily mod..Even modability has been factored into my decision to buy or not to buy .

it just keeps getting better

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Haven’t got anything new since D80. But I did purchase a few spare drivers. Wink

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Well I’m cured. :>) Although I have 9 flashlights within arms length and always have at least one flashlight on my person whenever I’m up and around, day or night, I haven’t even had the desire to buy anything new. Just lost that love’n feeling… :>)

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Hello, I am The Miller and I am a flashoholic.
Yes i made the mistake in ordering some small primary cell cheap zoomies lately.
But I was able to resist ordering the Convoy L6 NW for now!

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Windsurf wrote:
Well I’m cured. :>) Although I have 9 flashlights within arms length and always have at least one flashlight on my person whenever I’m up and around, day or night, I haven’t even had the desire to buy anything new. Just lost that love’n feeling… :>)

Well that didn’t last long. Started having the old cravings again. Ordered a Chrome L2 from Fast Tech, plus a Lii-500 charger to measure the real capacity of all my various batteries. I also ordered a few parts and pieces from Solarforce. It looks like Solarforce is transitioning out of the Flashlight business or at least out of the P60 line. So wanted to pick up a few parts.

I’m also looking at a big light a Convoy L6 or Trustfire Jxx of some kind. Don’t really need a big boomer of a light but when did that ever matter. Seems like button top 26650 are out of stock everywhere, at least for the quality ones.

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I have successfully switched to another hobby. I am taking a pottery class and have only spent $19 on flashlight related stuff in the last month, when my budget used to be $150 a month. Unfortunately, the cost of pottery making started with $375 for 10 classes and adds up from there, so I am spending more than I was before.

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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Switched hobbies, or added a hobby? :D. Just a temporary distraction I say. ;). The pot is beautiful by the way.

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