My neighbor is jealous about my Solarstorm Dx4S

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My neighbor is jealous about my Solarstorm Dx4S

As the title says, my neighbor has seen my Solarstorm Dx4S and would like to get the same.
Unfortunately the model is quite old, the only sources where it is still available are in China and due to Covid19 restrictions sellers like Gearbest currently cannot ship these items to Europe.
I’ve been looking for alternatives with similar features and in a similar price range, but all I can find is plain junk where the reviews posted underneath say pretty often “stopped working after a week” or something like that.
I truly love the features of 4x LED instead of just one and 2× 18650/26650 in series, also the size of the Dx4S is about perfect for my taste and the price is very good compared to other brands, or at least I haven’t found any good alternative yet.

Does anyone know a source within Europe for the Dx4S or an alternative reliable model?

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Atm almost everey seller is out of stock (discontinued). Only Banggood has ONE piece left.

LINK

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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I’ve seen that one, but one piece left usually means either a returned piece, case of warranty that they try to sell again, or a leftover piece listed in their computer that doesn’t really exist.
I’d rather not order that one.

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Have a look LINK in the first post – not 2×18650 but much more modern and probably better/as good. If you’re lucky you might find one that ships from CZ or Russia or the EU warehouse, Spain maybe

maybe a

Astrolux EA01S
4*SST40 11000LM 500M USB-C Anduril (link is external)

$ 42,71
code: BGEA01S

or

Astrolux® FT02S
4* XHP50.2 7000LM Anduril 18650 /21700 /26650 (link is external)

$ 48,96
code: BGAFT02S

or

Astrolux® FT02S
4* SST40 7000LM Anduril 18650 /21700 /26650 (link is external)

$ 41,96
code: BGAFT02S

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Those are all items that ship by BangGood from CN and as pointed out above, due to Covid19 restrictions they cannot ship to Europe these days.
Still it’s a nice list of alternatives that I can search for at local resellers here in Italy, so thanks for that.

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Whar COVID restrictions? All is like it was before, maybe an extra week wait in Amsterdam.
And that’s very likely because of poor logistics of PostNL. Because it occurs IN and OUT.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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I would believe that, if I hadn’t already tried three times.

Twice from Gearbest, starting last october, watching their estimated shipping date being pushed back every week by another week until I gave up and took my money back.
Gearbest doesn’t say why that is, but that part I figured out when I tried ordering through Amazon from a seller located in China and received a mail in return asking me to cancel the order because due to Covid restrictions he isn’t allowed to ship the item.
I’ve asked Amazon support what this means and they confirmed what the seller wrote, only items “shipped by Amazon” are guaranteed to be delivered because those ship from within Europe.

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Tthey have never not shipped to UK from banggood so far as I know, covid or not. Maybe it’s an Italy issue, never had a problem to the UK.
Also some of those (not at this precise moment), will be available from EU warehouses, you just need to look every now and again.
the ec03 (3 leds) is available from CZ if of interest. LINK

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G0OSE wrote:
the ec03 (3 leds) is available from CZ if of interest.

That one looks really nice, thanks for the link, I’ll give it a try.
Otherwise, yea, I guess it may be an Italian thing and all I can do is wait until this Covid mess is over.

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ThomasP wrote:
G0OSE wrote:
the ec03 (3 leds) is available from CZ if of interest.

That one looks really nice, thanks for the link, I’ll give it a try.
Otherwise, yea, I guess it may be an Italian thing and all I can do is wait until this Covid mess is over.


Before you do, check that page I posted in the first reply, ot better still PM Fin17 LINK and he’ll probably get you a discount code, make sure to specify you want it from CZ warehouse when you ask.
They do THIS version, with sst-40 leds from CZ neutral white or cool white.
Astrolux EC03
3x SST40 5700LM I USB-C

$ 37,99
code: BGBFJ01

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Thanks again for that additional info.
I’ll be a new customer at BangGood, so I’ll get an even better discount for my first order.

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Mate i’m from Italy like you, i keep getting my delivery without problems,in the last 5 months i received like 20 or more flashlights and parts,some take 2 months to arrive but last ft02s from banggood arrived in 15 days