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Thanks for posting. I always appreciate it when others take the time to show the actual product to the rest of us. 

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lampliter wrote:
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Bicycle Flashlight kit $4.80:

https://m.vipon.com/#/product/7185056

I ordered this and got it today with prime.
I was really surprised; it came with 4 2032 batteries for the tail light and when I opened it to put in a battery; there was a 18650 2600mah already in there.
Really solid and came with a usb single battery charger.
The zoomie has no slop in it either.


Yeah, this is a decent deal just for the flashlight and bike mount alone.

The rear light is just a bonus. Not a fan of having to replace 4 2032 batteries. They should have used a rechargeable there, too.

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Pete7874 wrote:
lampliter wrote:
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Bicycle Flashlight kit $4.80:

https://m.vipon.com/#/product/7185056

I ordered this and got it today with prime.
I was really surprised; it came with 4 2032 batteries for the tail light and when I opened it to put in a battery; there was a 18650 2600mah already in there.
Really solid and came with a usb single battery charger.
The zoomie has no slop in it either.


Yeah, this is a decent deal just for the flashlight and bike mount alone.

The rear light is just a bonus. Not a fan of having to replace 4 2032 batteries. They should have used a rechargeable there, too.

They sent 4 but it only takes 2. I don’t care for this type of battery either.

When you're up to your ass in alligators; it's hard to remember your original intention was to drain the swamp.

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lampliter wrote:
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The rear light is just a bonus. Not a fan of having to replace 4 2032 batteries. They should have used a rechargeable there, too.

They sent 4 but it only takes 2. I don’t care for this type of battery either.

Funny because I went to Home Depot yesterday to buy 2 2032 batteries for the garage remotes and they were over $8…

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siata94 wrote:
Funny because I went to Home Depot yesterday to buy 2 2032 batteries for the garage remotes and they were over $8…

I didn’t bite on this, but had the same thought… almost worth the price just for the batteries (and charger if you have a use for it).

I never buy button batteries in stores anymore. They’re 10x the price that they go for online.

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Funny because I went to Home Depot yesterday to buy 2 2032 batteries for the garage remotes and they were over $8…

I ended up getting a coupla dozen of ‘em for my cheepie calipers for 8bux.

Any electronical doodads that use ‘em will come with the cells, too, and you can usually get ‘em cheaper than just the cells alone.

Crazy…

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at Home Depot, 2 pack was just under $8, 4 pack was $10.xx, 6 pack was $13.xx. I was tempted to buy the 4 or 6 pack until I saw
that the batteries in the 4pack was made in Malaysia, the 6pack was made in China and the 2pack was made in Japan. I bought the 2 pack…

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You can get 2032’s on Amazon, fairly cheap.

When you're up to your ass in alligators; it's hard to remember your original intention was to drain the swamp.

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yes I was impatient and didn’t think it’d be $8 for 2 at HD, was willing to pay extra to pick up as HD is just 1 mile away.
Next time…

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The Sony 2032 are very good for the money —most of the time no more than a $1 a piece

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Prime Membership Giveaway: Ends 2/24/20 @ 4pm CT

If you are not a Prime member then you can enter for a chance to win 1 of 20

one year Prime memberships.

No purchase required,only a post in the thread on Amazon owned Woot.

Read the rules.

 

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As usual give the good deals to new customers —- the loyal prime members don’t qualify

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chops728 wrote:
As usual give the good deals to new customers --- the loyal prime members don't qualify

But to get in on Prime deals you must be a member.

It's a common practice by many companies to offer something for a new signup.

Amazon used to have special Prime membership pricing on Prime Day but I have not seen it in a while.

I cancelled my membership on Prime Day and then joined with the lower price.

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unfortunately mine is payed up for 9 more months —- things like years of loyalty means nothing to these companies anymore — my first year of prime was $69.99 —I can’t remember how long ago that was

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I’m piggybacked on my wife’s account. 2 for the price of 1. Davie

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amazon and aliexpress both have CR2032s under $.10 each, though you may have to buy 20 of them
at least the shelf life is long

most button batteries and coin cells can be bought for under $.20 this way

some alkalines like LR44 can be under $.08

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Every other year I order 5 or 10 packs of all the common lithium button cells from Aliexpress, and they cost $2 or less. Sometimes the batteries run 70% as long as the brand names, but I get 10 for the price that I would pay for one locally. For some devices if the batteries are hard to replace, I pay extra and order Energizer or Duracell from Amazon.

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Tonight on Woot at 12PM CT the TW LED desk lamp at $1.00

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Auckey USB C 30W with power delivery $7.50 off with coupon code 2ZS9U7VU


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08199Z96G/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smi...


 


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Trustfire 700 lumen mag ring dive light $10 was $30. 26650 not included.

Well, what the heck…looks nice and stout

“Link”:https://www.amazon.com/TrustFire-Professional-Flashlight-Waterproof-Unde...

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peg matite wrote:
Trustfire 700 lumen mag ring dive light $10 was $30. 26650 not included.

Well, what the heck…looks nice and stout

“Link”:https://www.amazon.com/TrustFire-Professional-Flashlight-Waterproof-Unde...

Thanks for the heads up. I just ordered one.

My Future's So Bright...well, my flashlights are anyways.

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Just fyi on the DF008, KD had it here for $30: http://kaidomain.com/S024233-TrustFire-DF008-Cree-XM-L2-700-Lumens-3-Mode-LED-Diving-Flashlight-with-Holster-Black,

and on Ali for $23 here: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32790377769.html?spm=2114.12057483.0.0.27e31c02bBNPlO

It's been listed since 2017 at best, rated at 700 lumens, and it's driven at 2.4 amps, as the KD listing says. No way can it do 700m (meters) like the Amazon listing says - Ali store says 200-300 meters.

For $10, probably still a good deal. Maybe that wrist holder is worth the $10 alone. Reviewer on Ali says it requires long (protected) 26650.

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Tom E wrote:
No way can it do 700m (meters) like the Amazon listing says

They must have confused 700lm with 700m. Smile One of the images in that Amazon listing shows 300m range.

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But the pic says 7500 cd, which is like 173 meters. 7.5 kcd sounds too low for that light anyway. 250-300 meters sounds about right.

The specs are a mess - who knows... But 700 meters as the description says is wayyy too high.

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Reviewer on Ali says it requires long (protected) 26650.

Dang I have one Thrunite protected but others are flat tops.

Also it appears to start with strobe but for $10 I couldn’t resist.

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“Currently unavailable”… whew! LOL

Probably would’ve bought a bunch even though I really don’t need any more lights.

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After I did some research, decided against it. They probably had only bout 3-5 of them, I'm guessing.

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Thanks for sharing your research. It’s part of what makes this community so valuable.

More Photons!

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Just received the TrustFire DF008.

Feels much better built than any $20 Harbor Freight light. I like it a lot more than a couple of Coast brand lights I bought from Home Depot for around $30 – $35.

The magnetic ring that you turn to go through the mode/levels has a good quality feel to it. With a battery in it, the feel of the DF008 is solid and comfortable. It’s a quality made product.

I left it on for ten minutes on the high level in my office, and it didn’t even begin to get warm. It starts off on strobe, but you can quickly and easily spin right past it to get to the light levels. Though I don’t think strobe is necessary on a 700lm torch, much less a dive light. I think I only see two light levels, to my eyes anyways.

Luckily one of my Wowtac 26650 batteries is long enough to use in the TrustFire, I tried a Shockli, and a Sofirn 26650 5500mAh batteries but they did not work in the TrustFire. Those batteries were to short and rattled around in the torch.

So, for $10 the TrustFire is really good. Too bad it didn’t come with the wrist holder seen in pictures, but that can be ordered for another $10.

My Future's So Bright...well, my flashlights are anyways.

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