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Had an order pending since 20th of January. It was part of a larger order, that was shipped and arrived at my house.

Since I needed the item for Carnaval(Carnival?), I no longer needed it. And lots of people at the forums were complaining about the item not shipping.

Made a refund request/cancel order on Thursday night, and got the funds today.

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Every month their shipping is more and more slowly

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Be-Seen Triker wrote:

Finally got part of my order from DX.  At least the charger is here!  I got the Ultrafire WF188.  This thing is HUGE!  I'll write up a review and mod sometime soon.

Also got a few battery boxes; 18650/16340.  The ones I got fit the 16340 easily but the 18650 should be unprotected, or a quick mod with a hobby knife is required.  I have a water sealed box coming still.  We'll see how far behind that one is.

I ordered 5 each of the plastic protective cases and other than them taking forever to get here (48 days) my protected trustfire 18650's and 16340's fit just fine.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafire-2-18650-4-cr123a-battery-protective-case-2-pack-18074

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/2-18650-4-cr123a-battery-protective-case-2-pack-26711

 

I also ordered 5 of these but they were not part of this shipment.  So that's 48 days and counting for these waterproof cases. Frown

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/2-18650-4-123a-batteries-waterproof-case-holder-54458

 

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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  Great minds think alike and their orders ends up on the exact same slow ass boat.

I wondered about that also with those little plastic darts but until something actually happens--I'll leave it alone.  If something does happen the I'll cut them out with an exacto knife or melt them down.

I have an UltraFire WF-139 and it works great but my protected 18650's are a little bit too tight for comfort so I use my Pila IBC most of the time.  One thing I've learned about Li-ion batteries and charging is that no matter how good the charger is--you never leave them alone at home while they are still charging.  Better safe than sorry.

 

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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If you are needing to charge 4 at a time your only real options are either a hobby charger or a pair of two-cell chargers. Or the XTAR WP6 but it isn't exactly a budget device last time I looked. The two-cell (Or 6-cell)  chargers are a lot less flexible but much more convenient.

You can get 18650 holders from Virtual Village but they are too long and need one or two 2mm magnets even with my longest protected cells. I've no idea what sort of cells they were originally designed to hold

http://www.virtualvillage.co.uk/5-x-rechargeable-18650-3-7v-lithium-batt...

But I don't see them on the .com site.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Be-Seen Triker wrote:

I have one charger that I trust "home alone" although I would never leave home... I don't have to mind it.  Unfortunately it is for 16340 cells.

Since I need to recharge 18650's on a regular basis, 4 at a time, I need something reliable that will actually top off these cells.  I have 2 that are consistent... one slightly high and one slightly low.  Both need friendlier holders which I can resolve.  Maybe better holders will resolve the WF-188 as well.  It just scares me that the voltage will go that high to try to get the battery to 4.2v exactly on an open circuit.

What kind of charger do you have? 

BTW, I got those waterproof battery cases from DX earlier today and they are very nice.  I only had to wait 49 days.

 

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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fishinfool wrote:

BTW, I got those waterproof battery cases from DX earlier today and they are very nice.  I only had to wait 49 days.

Dang fishinfool - they must like you better. My order took 50 days.   LOL

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jb1 wrote:

fishinfool wrote:

BTW, I got those waterproof battery cases from DX earlier today and they are very nice.  I only had to wait 49 days.

Dang fishinfool - they must like you better. My order took 50 days.   LOL

LOL 

 

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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I've purchased from DX multiple times and have had to rma an ultrafire 502b, trustfire tr1200,and an mte sf-15. the return process have always been long and communication can be difficult. otherwise they have great prices and a big selection of products.

03/04/16 

 

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Another DX package arrived today. I order the good flame 18650, some cheap holsters and 3 butan lighter. Chinapost needs 22 days. This is ok.

After opening I was a little bit confused - six red bubble foil [ I don't know the correct english word for it] packages. In the past the batteries were never packed in foil. Everything is in perfect conditions Cool

Light up the darkness.

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Buwuve wrote:
six red bubble foil [ I don't know the correct english word for it] packages

 

"bubble wrap"

 

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Thank you.

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Apparently DX is starting to ship enough fast, sadly for my case through CP which reach my country in many more days than HKP...a week ago I made four orders around three item each,  two from DX and two from KD ...

I have four RA code registered packets which 'left' and 'outward' yesterday, lets see who win this race...

Also both postal services seem very efficient as all is sent...or they lie?

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Received my lux meter and some RCR2 cells from DX today, 17 days after ordering. The meter comes packaged in a plastic box with a snap closure. The meter rests in the cutouts of the foam lined plastic box. Cells were in the usual taped bubble wrap. DX seems to be on a roll.Cool

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I also think DX has been on a roll lately. My favorite vendor is still manafont but the orders I have been getting from DX have been between 7 and 11 days from order. I think that's pretty impressive. I also think they have the best website. It's easy to find what you want and checkout is painless. They have never sent me anything broken or wrong either. I might be setting myself up here but I hope they keep up this new standard.

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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I ordered some pretty high-volume stuff (5 HDMI cables) 3 weeks ago. No sign of shipment yet. I'm not that bothered - one identical cable here would buy 37 from DX. And they aren't for me and I've ben paid for them already.

 

But it would be nice if they got around to shipping them faster.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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The shipping times are just so wonderously random, It seems to be down to them not haveing most of the items in stock and instead have them supplied on demand.

Occasionally I've ordered things they must have had sitting there waiting to be sent out as they were amazingly fast.

It's all part of the DX experience.. Silly

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I ordered this Nite Ize Backbone case from DX : http://www.dealextreme.com/p/nite-ize-protective-waterproof-cloth-digital-camera-bag-with-belt-clip-camouflage-size-s-70237 .

Firstly, received it must faster than previous orders.

I tried to open/close the zip a few times ( never seen a zip like it before ) - one of the the zipper snaps broke off.

Requested a replacment from DX ( attached a photo ), DX agreed the next day !

Dear customer

Sorry for the inconvenience. We’ll arrange a replacement for you. Do you wanna pay $2 for a tracking number? Pls advise

Regards

 Sent a copy to Nite Ize. They haven't even bothered to reply.

So DX > Nite Ize.

 

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They pack emitters mounted on stars in only bubble wrap package inside the envelope. From the damage to the emitters' domes it looks like they were lying in a pile and not protected from scratches, prior to shipment.

Happened twice with XP-G on 16mm base (the second was sent as a replacement to the first due to these defects, received with much minor defects but of the same kind - deep scratches in the dome).

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Hey it's Peter the Spam guy again...

Curious about J888 as well. Location looks like HK (?), why bother ordering through DX? Ah nevermind, he is in the UK...

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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I have never had an issue with damaged products from DX. Lately their shipping has been really quick again like the DX I became enamored with years ago. I just need to learn to never order from December through March.

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I've had good luck with DX.  Some of my orders have been slow, but others were very fast.  Their customer service seems acceptable.  I got a SkyRay S-A1 that fried, and they sent out another a couple days after I reported it, without asking for pictures or causing any hassle.  The new one promptly fried too, and I requested a refund, which again took just a couple days from the time I requested it to it being in my paypal account, no questions or hassles.  They also have a nice selection of non-flashlight products.  Occasionally things ship same or next day.  I still can't believe they had an, umm...  female-specific accessory (hey, it takes batteries at least!) in stock and shipped it ~12 hours after I ordered it.  Then again, I once waited a month for something to ship, with their customer service just giving an excuse about new year's delays.  Their descriptions seem to be the most accurate of any chinese product store I've used, with them pointing out the actual capacity of batteries.  (i.e. "product print 9000mah, actual 1300mah" and similar)

--Bushytails

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While researching the Ultrafire brand, I ran across a site perpetuating itself as the "Official Ultrafire Web Shop" and on their "Bad List Website" tab is Deal Extreme.  They claim that DX is selling Ultrafire rip-off's.  But I have also read somewhere that the "Official U W S" is an Ebay seller of Ultrafire flashlights and the site I saw may not be a legit manufacturer sponsored website.

Not trying to bad mouth DX or that other site, as I have not ordered from either, but anyone know who's claims are correct?

Thx.

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I am waiting on an order from DX that shipped 7/7/2011 according to the tracking number it has not even entered Australia ...I contacted DX there response was to wait ...lol...Ive already waited over 40 days ...this is my third order from DX the last 2 orders arrived within 3 weeks ...I think this will be my last order from them

will wait another 24hrs then open paypal dispute

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jonhobart wrote:

While researching the Ultrafire brand, I ran across a site perpetuating itself as the "Official Ultrafire Web Shop" and on their "Bad List Website" tab is Deal Extreme.  They claim that DX is selling Ultrafire rip-off's.  But I have also read somewhere that the "Official U W S" is an Ebay seller of Ultrafire flashlights and the site I saw may not be a legit manufacturer sponsored website.

Not trying to bad mouth DX or that other site, as I have not ordered from either, but anyone know who's claims are correct?

Thx.

 

Probably true, they sell a lot of clones

 

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I have two lights coming from DX. The first one is from China. It took 27 days until they gave me a notice that it had shipped. The note also said 7-10 days for shipping. We'll see.

The other light I ordered from the new DX USA warehouse. I ordered it on the 12th and it shipped on the 17th (supposedly). What happened to the fast shipping promise from the USA warehouse?

Sucks but I am used to it I guess.

I've got lots of bright ideas.

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yeah there as slack as ! Im on 45 days since notify'd shipped and still no sign of order Frown

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I ordered some small 2-3$ thingy last year.

Not just yet here.

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slow delivery

To be best myself

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Fast delivery from their UK warhouse to France: 5 days.

No risk of additionnal customs fees because it is within Europe.  Shipped with Royal Airmail Signed For (priority handling & registered delivery), each item in bubbles enveloppe, all enveloppes in a larger plastic bag.

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