Ok, what do you want for Nov group buy from Dinodirect (updated 1st GB for 2012!!)

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If you wanna know, I got my Jetbeam RRT-2 XM-L at much lower prices last time in the 70s.  I could not even post the real price in CPF.  Keyword is last time.  People PMed me and i could not recommend it, simply because that offer is gone.  (people complained or something)

I think Coolperl, your goodself DID mention something about the BC40's GB price of about $50 last time was bad.  CPF's GB had what...$45, DD can do that.  So now it's $42.  So people are aiming for $37 now?     IIRC it's in this thread.   Perhaps someone can drop HKE Stanley or Andy an email and see if they can do $40 or so.  Thanks!

 

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I don't say the prices are high (ok, they are for ITP). I admit, the price for BC40 is great. No doubt. I don't expect them (DD) to get lower. I'm only questioning "group buy" hype, for the same price as available in the shop using coupons. I mean... what's the benefit here? Why someone has to participate in a group buy, when he/she can buy it for the same price just using a widely available coupon?

Again. I'm not questioning prices just the product choice.

For this reason, I'd suggest some other product which can't be bought for cheap with available coupons.

Anyway ...let others talk. I have enough stuff in my collection and I guess there are other folks here more interested in a group buy.

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2100 wrote:

fran82 wrote:

Sadly that itp A3 is SINGLE MODE (be carefull)

Yes, Ric mentioned before that it's literally impossible to source multimode drivers for AAA that small, that's why the CQG S1 AAA is also single with its 11.5mm dia.  iTP A3 is 14mm. My Tank TK-703 is also single mode.  Maybe there are, for more advanced lights.  IIRC the Skilhunt Ramble I AAA has 2 modes but that's 16mm diameter thick.

I orderd this one wanting the small single mode one. I received the slightly bigger 3-mode. Length around 70 mm.

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18650: Ultrafire WF-502B XM-L, Ultrafire WF-504B P7, Ultrafire C8, SkyRay King 3x XM-L (gold)

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So perhaps they sell A3 Upgraded version. I remember someone told that he/she received R5 version instead.

I'm with coolperl, no GB needed if you can buy it with coupons whenever you want. Just my 2 cents. (and yes, great prices for Klarus and JB already)

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2100 wrote:

2 Klarus P2A $29.69---$26.45

Summer will post the codes soon. Just add on to the end of the thread if you are interested in a particular light and post the number of pcs.

Please send me this code, many thanks Summer and 2100.

 

Just to ask, is this P2A close in quality to the LD20 or Fenix E21?  Is the circuit in it good, etc?  Thanks.

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For me

LD20>P2A>E21

All have very good circuit (efficient), P2A in high mode it is over 200 lumens, and in low mode last almost 30 hours.

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So perhaps they sell A3 Upgraded version. I remember someone told that he/she received R5 version instead.

I'm with coolperl, no GB needed if you can buy it with coupons whenever you want. Just my 2 cents. (and yes, great prices for Klarus and JB already)

I should have put it more clear. I indeed received the upgraded version. (It is mentioned on the head of the flashlight). On the box stands that it is an XP-G R5 LED. But I know to litte about led's to be able tell if it is or not.

AAA: UF-T1, ITP A3 EOS, Tank007 E09
AA/14500: Xeno E03 XM-L T6 NW, Solarstorm SC01, Astrolux S3 (BLF X5), nameless EA41 copy, Ultrafire C3 XR-E Q5
18650: Ultrafire WF-502B XM-L, Ultrafire WF-504B P7, Ultrafire C8, SkyRay King 3x XM-L (gold)

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i am going to buy the Klarus P1A for 6$ from DD these days. giftcards (from DD customer service), 400 dinopoints (you know where they come from hehe), oneworldweshare coupon, no fonarevka.

that's hilarious, really.

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kreisler ...you're going hardcore Wink

A few more orders and they'll ban you  Laughing (j/k)

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kreisler wrote:

i am going to buy the Klarus P1A for 6$ from DD these days. giftcards (from DD customer service), 400 dinopoints (you know where they come from hehe), oneworldweshare coupon, no fonarevka.

that's hilarious, really.

I thought that only one giftcard could be used at a time???

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and they'll ban you  Laughing

DD would ban me?

hmm.. i have the feeling that the DD saga never ends (black friday sales, christmas sales, clearance sales, new year's sale, spring festival sales, etc.).

yep. THEY must end me.

Laughing

haha

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Stippier wrote:

SashiX wrote:

So perhaps they sell A3 Upgraded version. I remember someone told that he/she received R5 version instead.

I'm with coolperl, no GB needed if you can buy it with coupons whenever you want. Just my 2 cents. (and yes, great prices for Klarus and JB already)

I should have put it more clear. I indeed received the upgraded version. (It is mentioned on the head of the flashlight). On the box stands that it is an XP-G R5 LED. But I know to litte about led's to be able tell if it is or not.

Aaahh, I remember colored A3 version as well. Did you get it in black or it was colored one?

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I did order the black version. The one from this link: http://www.dinodirect.com/flashlight-itp-a3-eos-standard-mini-keychain.html

AAA: UF-T1, ITP A3 EOS, Tank007 E09
AA/14500: Xeno E03 XM-L T6 NW, Solarstorm SC01, Astrolux S3 (BLF X5), nameless EA41 copy, Ultrafire C3 XR-E Q5
18650: Ultrafire WF-502B XM-L, Ultrafire WF-504B P7, Ultrafire C8, SkyRay King 3x XM-L (gold)

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OK, thanks Wink

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Anybody has the 15% coupon?  Mine can't work.  (actually I noticed some of the coupons haven't been working just a few days ago when i was getting my 20mm star, $8 drop-in, batteries etc)

Good luck on buying.

NB...ok the onewordweshare still works, -5 for $30. Fonarevka 6% is evergreen.  I can't get SAVE10ME for -10 off $50 to work but i never used that after Christmas though.

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2100 wrote:

Anybody has the 15% coupon?  Mine can't work.  (actually I noticed some of the coupons haven't been working just a few days ago when i was getting my 20mm star, $8 drop-in, batteries etc)

Good luck on buying.

NB...ok the onewordweshare still works, -5 for $30. Fonarevka 6% is evergreen.  I can't get SAVE10ME for -10 off $50 to work but i never used that after Christmas though.

Hi you all, our save10me and SAVE18OFFME are valid to Jan 4th. Go for your new year's Plan.

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Hi Summer - When does the special sale price on the Klaurs P2A start?

 

I still see the price as 29.69USD...

 

Thanks.

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esrevenge wrote:

Hi Summer - When does the special sale price on the Klaurs P2A start?

 

I still see the price as 29.69USD...

 

Thanks.

Considering the fact that no other website has Klarus stuff on sale, the 29.xxUS$ is already the sales price, isnt it? (has been like that since black friday and pre-christmas ..)

Not much time left, before the price goes up!! see here:

@Summer

Will prices go up or fall after 1 day and 23hrs? haha

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esrevenge wrote:

Hi Summer - When does the special sale price on the Klaurs P2A start?

 

I still see the price as 29.69USD...

 

Thanks.

Here we still have this two coupon,

Coupon Code:  SAVE10ME

Storewide $10 off with order more than $50

Coupon Code:  SAVE18OFFME
Storewide $18 off with order more than $80

Duration: Dec.10, 2011 00:00 - Jan.04, 2012 23:59(PST)

And after SAVE10ME coupon, the price of Jetbeam BC40 is same to our Group buy price.

The first two products I will share it in Jan 4th. Hope everyone a happy new year!

My house : www.dinodirect.com/~p.12bc/

If you want buy anything, please contact with me for the magic link, I can give you the lowest price.

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To people who think of buying the Klarus P2A for 26.xx$ on Jan 4th:

Me too, i had thought of buying the P2A .. but now i will be pulling the trigger for the P1A, for various reasons. one reason is the flexibility of cells. it is reconfirmed info (from Klarus company) that one can run the P1A with 1x 14500's *without* harming the circuit/driver/PCB and without harming the Cree LED.

With 2x AA-sized cells one has the problem of inserting cells with the exact same voltage, say 2x 1.2V NimH or partly discharged cells (2x 1.1V NimH, 2x 1.4V Alkaline). If you dont, then it is common knowledge that the cells will degrade, i.e. become bad much faster. One effectively decreases the life expectancy and capacity of the higher-voltaged cell, e.g. when you mix a 1.22V Eneloop AA with a 1.08V Eneloop AA in the Klarus P2A.

With 1x AA, you cannot mix cells. If the cell is partially charged or discharged, doesnt matter. Eneloop, Alkaline or 14500's, doesnt matter. You dont degrade the quality of the cell.

And obviously, the P1A with 14500 is going to be brighter than the P2A with 2x AA's.

Yet, the P1A is not the 100% perfect EDC because, compared with the custom Quark X, it is bulkier, doesnt support the 10's of Fenix diffuser stuffz and other 21.5mm-bezel-sized accessories, and is heavier. Still one of the best value 1x AA brand name torches you could buy at 7$-22$, depending on your DD giftcards.

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How are you getting the P2a for $22? I don't have any DD gift coupons, what codes are you using to get the $22 price?

 

Also, I think 1x 14500 will be risky on a P1a/BA10, it will run ok but it will bypass the circuit and run direct drive, which can damage the LED if the current is too high.. The 2x AA lights should be fine also, as long as you don't mix partially used cells with fresh off the charger ones or different chemistries, I keep most of my eneloops in pairs anyway and if not can top-off two seperate ones then know they are both the same.

 

Even if you do mix poorly matched cells eneloops are very tough, I found two a friend had run flat down to 0.01v each and left them for about a month and after recharging they performed fine at nearly full capacity.

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Use oneworldweshare (-5.00$) for 30.00+ orders, then use 400 Dinopoints (-4.00$), then you got your 22$. If you have already done the surveys (200 Dinopoints), then ask your sister Wink who lives in your room haha to do the surveys and gather the 200 points. And maybe she forgot that her birthday was tomorrow and not in August 2012 Wink

DD gift coupons (DD giftcards) .. you get them from DD customer service (chat) when Dino has delivered wrong/fake items. In case of wrong received products they offer partial refunds in form of very generous DD GC's (non-personalized!) which can be used by any 1 DD customer as payment method (as opposed to paypal payment method).

Oh, i didnt know (exactly) about the direct drive. direct drive means a.o. that the brightness isnt regulated by the PCB (and you would lose the 2 modes) .. and it's then the same behaviour as with competitive products (Fenix LD10, Jetbeam PA10, Jetbeam BA10, ..). Acceptable, i guess. Most importantly, neither the PCB nor the LED (as you are fearing) are going to be damaged; this is official Klarus and Cree info/specs (in email communication with Klarus and Cree engineers). (sorry for me being the smarta$$ hehe..)

Yes, i would guess that Eneloops are tough. Will buy some Eneloop AA's and AAA's one day -- they're a must, the originals!

The topic of poorly matching cells (differently topped off Eneloops, Lithium primaries, Li-Ions, Akalines, ..) of a singular chemistry and brand has been documented in articles (yawn) and in videos too:

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Hmm.. I'm not sure what you mean about my sister (I do actually have one who's birthday is in August, but she doesn't live in my room!) I did one of the surveys just now but the other seems unavailable. Thanks for reminding me of that $5 off coupon though, that's a good % off.

 

I think the P1a will probably be fine, though I wouldn't always trust what the engineers/manufacturers say; it reminds me of Nitecore explicitly stating their D11.2 could run 14500 li-ion cells ok, but in reality it ran direct drive (dimming etc still worked but no regulation and very high current). This led to LEDs overheating and boost circuits getting damaged.. The P1a also uses a boost only circuit so there can't be regulation of current from a cell until it's output voltage (under load) drops below the vf of the LED (around 3.2v with an XP-G I think), this would worry me if I was considering running li-ions as at 4.2v fresh off the charger current could be 1.8A plus, which would be unhealthy for the LED at best.

 

I would just measure current with a 14500 fresh off the charger as soon as you get it just to be sure, if it's below 1.6A then you should be fine. I certainly wouldn't try IMR 14500s in it though as they have very low internal resistance and would possibly damage the LED even in short bursts.

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could be 1.8A plus, which would be unhealthy for the LED at best. I would just measure current with a 14500 fresh off the charger as soon as you get it just to be sure, if it's below 1.6A then you should be fine.

good idea. i dont have a DMM yet (although they cost only 3$ on ebay, made in Chi*a) but i will ask my neighbors to help out with the amperage measurement. Those 3$ digital multimeters dont really handle very well amperages over 200mA, although they are "designed for" up to 10A.

regarding the sister .. check your pm! Wink

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P1A would be nice for EDC but I would really like lower low...seriously something like 3lumens, then the 30, then the 90 or whatever.

 

Fenix LD10 has great modes, 3-13-45-100.

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Fenix LD10

Fenix is a world-class company, China's #1 brand in mass manufacturing high quality flashlights; their very first public flashlight model was released in 2005, the Fenix L1P. If both the Fenix LD10 R5 and the Klarus P1A cost equally 15$, then i would be hard-pressed to take a well-reasoned decision and choose one over the other. I would have to compare side by side, beam pattern, actual throw, tint, tint, tint, etc.

However, in RL since the LD10 (55$@HKE) and the P1A (7$@DD) are priced world's apart -- this is an easy one. For sure, the P1A has a much better price-performance ratio.

( and for the very perfect EDC i still prefer the Quark X 1x 14500 over any other contenders )

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Summer wrote:

Hi all the members, I have chosen this two products:

Olight™  Cree XM-L LED 380Lumens Flashlight  http://www.dinodirect.com/flashlight-380lumens-led-cree.html the group price is $52

ITP A3 EOS 3 Mode Mini Keychain Flashlight  http://www.dinodirect.com/keychain-flashlight-3mode-aluminum-alloy-itp-a3-eos.html

the group buy price is $18.69

Any one who have intersets about this two products please give me the message.

Summer - is there any chance we could still get the olight for this price?
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SAVE10ME does not work.

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sweefu wrote:

Summer wrote:

Hi all the members, I have chosen this two products:

Olight™  Cree XM-L LED 380Lumens Flashlight  http://www.dinodirect.com/flashlight-380lumens-led-cree.html the group price is $52

ITP A3 EOS 3 Mode Mini Keychain Flashlight  http://www.dinodirect.com/keychain-flashlight-3mode-aluminum-alloy-itp-a3-eos.html

the group buy price is $18.69

Any one who have intersets about this two products please give me the message.

Summer - is there any chance we could still get the olight for this price?

Hi friend, I am sorry, this product is out of stock, happy new year.

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ludow wrote:

SAVE10ME does not work.

I will tell you all if there are some new coupons.

My house : www.dinodirect.com/~p.12bc/

If you want buy anything, please contact with me for the magic link, I can give you the lowest price.

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