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Ebay Deal Alerts & Discussion Thread

Ebay deal alerts and discussion thread.  Can be used for when you have an Ebay related matter you wish to discuss, but don't want to create a whole stand alone thread. 

Can be used for the separate discussion thread requirement of the  The BLF Deal Alert Thread for Ebay related postings.

Here are a couple more specific Ebay Deal Alert threads:

deal alerts: @ ebay, all flashlights below $5

deal alerts: @ ebay, all flashlights below $10

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$139.97 shipped.  Link in pic.


I got one from this same vendor.  Arrived in a couple days (From Chicago) in perfect shape.  Definitely, my favorite unmoddified outdoor light.

There is some info on this light here.

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Anyone pick up one of these yet?  Appear to be longer than a SRK.  So far, they seem to all be bid only and are going to high for my taste.

EDIT: I see the same vendor also sells the above light as "buy it now" for about $57

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Anyone pick up one of these yet?  Appear to be longer than a SRK.  So far, they seem to all be bid only and are going to high for my taste.

 

Wow, never seen it before! And I thought WOW only $20, but then I realized it was through bidding.

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They’re selling for $50+.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Anyone pick up one of these yet?  Appear to be longer than a SRK.  So far, they seem to all be bid only and are going to high for my taste.

Oh wow. They finally made a better looking light than the sky ray king but they really messed up the head design. Then they went overboard with a red anodized head.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Anyone pick up one of these yet?  Appear to be longer than a SRK.  So far, they seem to all be bid only and are going to high for my taste.

I dunno… private listings plus auctions equal bad news in my book. I can’t imagine any legit reason for the listing to be private, and I can see all kinds of potential for shill bidding.


 

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Anyone pick up one of these yet?  Appear to be longer than a SRK.  So far, they seem to all be bid only and are going to high for my taste.

I dunno… private listings plus auctions equal bad news in my book. I can’t imagine any legit reason for the listing to be private, and I can see all kinds of potential for shill bidding.

The front half of the light comes from a 9x xml t6 solarstorm bike light called the xt90. Then this whole light is labeled as a sky ray king which was one of blackshadows first lights they made. Strange frankenstein mix there.

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http://m.ebay.com/itm/381101245523?nav=SEARCH

Here is the middle front half as a bike light with a different machined front bezel with gold anodizing.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/5400Lm-3x-CREE-XM-L-XML-U2-LED-Flashlight-Torch-18650-/291335777447?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43d4f72ca7#ht_6708wt_1074

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This light looks nice

NItefighter, says XML2, but pic shows XML.

price is $12.95, shipping is $4.50 so total is $17.50

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Icon Rogue 1 AA (or rechargeable AA or 14500 — see notes)

Gray, $5.95, free ship CONUS: http://www.ebay.com/itm/261478827951
Green, $6.95, free ship CONUS: http://www.ebay.com/itm/251791857703

Icon has been out of business for a while, so these are probably the end of the tail. Don’t expect a warranty.

However, for 6 or 7 bucks, these are really nice lights. Not very bright (H/L), but no blinkies. Very well machined. Just over 1” in diameter, 4.5” long, so a bit bigger than a typical AA light. Forward clickie, which isn’t my personal fave, but whatcha-gonna-do?

It has an interesting regulation circuit that got some panties twisted over in the other place… basically, it runs on high for 10 minutes and then steps down a bit. If you turn it on and off after it steps down, it starts the bright cycle all over again.

Among the downsides that I’ve been able to figure out:
- tint lottery — one of mine is sorta NW, other is COOL
- no tailstanding
- everything seems to be glued to within an inch of its life, so no easy mods/swaps. (I have heard of people boiling these sorts of things in bags, but that seems to melt more parts than it releases, so I’m not doing it.)
- threads are anodized, so if your battery is a little longer than a typical AA, you don’t get continuity. I threw a loop of solder wick in there to make contact for both eneloops and protected 14500s. The head doesn’t screw down perfectly tight (1/16” gap) when you have a longer battery in there, but there are enough threads engaged for it to be solid. Waterproofness might suffer.

The seller I linked did actually ship pretty quick, but that might be the ~50 mile distance between us.

If I was giving these as gifts, I’d strip the anodizing from the threads so people could use rechargeables without messing around.


 

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:
EDIT: I see the same vendor also sells the above light as “buy it now” for about $57
FWIW I think BLF has some experience with eBay sellers calle “brotherhuang”. I don’t recall whether the experiences were good or bad overall, but it might be worth searching to try and pin it down. A glance says negative, but I thought the consensus was positive at one point? Like I said, better do some research.

If there was going to be a good version of this light, it would quite possibly be the initial batch. Do you folks really want to wait to get onboard with this thing until it’s $35?

Still fine, still on a break. One day I’ll catch up with you folks! previous wight catchup Wink
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ChibiM wrote:

This light looks nice

NItefighter, says XML2, but pic shows XML.

price is $12.95, shipping is $4.50 so total is $17.50


If you would use a credit card, you can get it for $12,95 within shippin on Aliexpress (same seller). One of feedbacks say, that it will come with a XM-L and not a XM-L2. Avaiiable in CW and WW.

Light up the darkness.

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ruffles wrote:
Icon Rogue 1 AA (or rechargeable AA or 14500 — see notes)

Gray, $5.95, free ship CONUS: http://www.ebay.com/itm/261478827951
Green, $6.95, free ship CONUS: http://www.ebay.com/itm/251791857703

Icon has been out of business for a while, so these are probably the end of the tail. Don’t expect a warranty.
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– everything seems to be glued to within an inch of its life, so no easy mods/swaps. (I have heard of people boiling these sorts of things in bags, but that seems to melt more parts than it releases, so I’m not doing it.)
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Thanks for the heads up. I wouldn’t mind picking up a couple of ICON flashlights, but I think I’d need to gut and upgrade them. I Googled a little looking for driver pics. All the glue helps explain why I didn’t find anything.

Still, nice find!

Still fine, still on a break. One day I’ll catch up with you folks! previous wight catchup Wink
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I posted this in another thread, but decided to move it here as that thread was about another light.  Not sure if it's a good deal, but it looks interesting.  5 26650's, 18 emitters, side switch.  $40.  Doesn't specify the head diameter and I know nothing about the vendor.  Link in picture.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

I posted this in another thread, but decided to move it here as that thread was about another light.  Not sure if it's a good deal, but it looks interesting.  5 26650's, 18 emitters, side switch.  $40.  Doesn't specify the head diameter and I know nothing about the vendor.  Link in picture.

Those seem to go normally $110+ so I wouldn't be holding breath and really expect to receive 1 for $40.

 

Nice photoshop Big Smile

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

I posted this in another thread, but decided to move it here as that thread was about another light.  Not sure if it’s a good deal, but it looks interesting.  5 26650’s, 18 emitters, side switch.  $40.  Doesn’t specify the head diameter and I know nothing about the vendor.  Link in picture.


If you check out the order history, as of right now it says 26 sold. BUT only 1 has sold at $40 and that was today. Whatever else they were, they sold for 7.99
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Damn.  Even though it's only like $2.22 per emitter (Hopefully, not XM-L L2 bin), I wasn't going to buy one.  Now the intrigue has me too curious. The vendor seems to have  legitimate history.  Maybe the account was sold.  I see the light is supposed to have 90mm head .  Smile Oh what the heck.

Ordered one.

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So whats the deal with the photo shopped pic in Post 16? 

I've been trying to get it, but I seem to be even thicker headed than normal tonight.

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That SRK has been steadily dropping in price… I’m interested to see how far it goes.

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dthoang wrote:

Too good to be true?

Maybe.  I have bought SRK's and I4's for just a hair more.  We'll find out.

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Wonder if he accidentally posted everything for his purchase price…

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B42 wrote:
Wonder if he accidentally posted everything for his purchase price…

Price make a wrong, so sorry.

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You know when they say if it’s too good to be true it probably is?
Well here is the deal (probably).
I was following some nightrider bike lights. Two different sellers came out with deals that were, well cheap enough that I could buy them and resell them and double my money, so I bought 6, then later I bought 2 more.
I also gave eBay a heads up that these will probably never show up (bogus tracking number given) after three calls and about 2 hours on the pone with eBay they “credited” my money back. Except for when I check the actual transaction they only sent the money for one light.
Well two more phone calls (they keep saying they will take care of it) finally I had PayPal, call eBay (while I was on the phone and get the bottom it.
Point being for some reason some “established” accounts appear (maybe they were sold or loaned to some one else) to cash in.
If you look this same sell has sold 303 of the SRK lights but no one has provided positive feedback you on any of them.
The SRK lights may or may not be a way to “steal ebay/paypals money” and out time but these lights are just too god deal.
Interesting in that they are the only ones without the “22000” writing on them, they are totally blank; maybe they fell off the truck before they could be printed? Or well who knows.
If you invest enough time you will get your money back, but I have seen this with $600 tents being sold for 45 from Estonia also well this is how accounts get closed.
Don’t think of it as you are risking money, think of it as you are investing time.
Cool lights but I just don’t need one I have enough.

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I've haven't had to spend much time getting a refund.  I just file a claim on ebay and they do the rest.  Always has worked for me so far.  That being said, I avoid the obvious scams too.  Worth a risk to me because I would like a swap out one of my existing toilet plungers for a 90mm side-switch toilet plunger.  Would prefer 9 emitters instead of 18 though.

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dthoang wrote:
From same seller.

SRK 3x XM-L for $13.99
NiteCore i4 for $12.99
NiteCore D4 for $19.99

Too good to be true?

To me it looks too good to be true.

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OTH,
last year I was able to buy a 6 x XM-L2 SRK from DX for about $21. And it had a threaded pill plate.

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Looks like robust and well made flashlihgt, with a potential for modding.
Just ordered one, can’t wait to take it apart Wink
By the way, DX sells the same flashlight for $38, FT for $34, KD for $44, so I think this is a good deal…

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^ That's definitely not a good sign.  That and my tracking number is still not active.  Probably will be contacting Ebay next week if still inactive.  Looks like the folks that called it a scam were probably right.

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