Update: 100% scam ... "3800lm" 3xXM-L T6 + 3x18650 + charger at ebay for about $15

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Update: 100% scam ... "3800lm" 3xXM-L T6 + 3x18650 + charger at ebay for about $15

Original post left below for reference. It turned out to be 100% scam.

 


 

Here it is:

3800lm 3xT6

http://www.ebay.com/sch/?_nkw=3800lm%20t6&_clu=2&_dmpt=US_Flashlights&_fcid=53&_localstpos=&_stpos=&gbr=1

 

It's possible to get it for $15 or near that. Usually it's about $45.

The seller has 0 rating, though.

 

I've bought 2, I hope it wasn't a mistake.

 

Good luck!

 

Viktor

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Edited by: viktori on 04/10/2012 - 22:53
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You are the Crash Test Dummy! Shocked

 

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Think it was a mistake?

I figure ebay/paypal will protect me. Or so I hope.

This is my flashlight collection.

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148 listings by that user are identical. No other products just 148 triple XM-L and 0 feedback.

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wth, I just got high bid at 17.5, why not, ebay or paypal will refund lol

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Bunch ending right now!  I just knabbed one at $14.50.  Loaded the page and had like 15 seconds to make a decision to bid! 

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all done for 8 hours

imo, there's no way we see that merchandise, but it was fun anyway

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Hmm, yeah I kinda jumped the gun being influenced by the ticking clock.  It's only $14.50, so it's not a huge loss although I guess PayPal will still refund within the 45 days (I've never had to file a dispute with PayPal).  I haven't paid yet, I'm watching what's going on for awhile. 

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The seller now has feedback, and GOOD NEWS... 

 

He has "good projects" !!!

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could be they're just trying to get noticed and get some feedback - or could be total scam Yell

edit: if it does come, I'll take that drop in out, stick it in my big plastic headlamp and sell the rest here for like $10 lol

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The user that left him feedback is from Hong Kong and has 0 feedback. 

http://myworld.ebay.com/eriopoooc

 

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I contacted Ebay's customer service and reported as "Suspected Fraudulent Activity".  I was never given an option to enter my own words.  I also emailed the seller asking why they had numerous auctions for the same flashlight selling so cheap. 

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Hikelite wrote:

148 listings by that user are identical. No other products just 148 triple XM-L and 0 feedback.

 

A few other listings now, including this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TrustFire-CREE-XM-L-3800lm-3-T6-LED-Flashlight-T...
Isn't it the same torch? Also got a similar Skyray. Prices are all over the place; very odd Undecided

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@ Garry: "I also emailed the seller asking why they had numerous auctions for the same flashlight selling so cheap."


"We like make happy many buyer. This good flashlight best dollar. Use rainy day no problem, he like duck! Have nice day please Smile

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I got mails that my orders are shipped.

This is my flashlight collection.

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The torch is the same, but that usre has 148 item listed in his store and they are all the same product.

That torch has been re-branded and cloned by several companies.

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viktori wrote:

I got mails that my orders are shipped.

Let us know if you get a tracking number that works.

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Lensman wrote:

"We like make happy many buyer. This good flashlight best dollar. Use rainy day no problem, he like duck! Have nice day please Smile

Smile

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garrybunk wrote:

viktori wrote:

I got mails that my orders are shipped.

Let us know if you get a tracking number that works.

-Garry

I don't think there's gonna be a tracking number for a $15 order...

I'm relatively new on e-bay, do I have to request a tracking number or is there some automatic procedure that determines what gets a tracking number and what doesn't?

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The total weight of that set, flashlight, charger and batteries should cost close to $15 even in HK to be shipped.

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viktori wrote:

I don't think there's gonna be a tracking number for a $15 order...

I'm relatively new on e-bay, do I have to request a tracking number or is there some automatic procedure that determines what gets a tracking number and what doesn't?

I would go to "My Ebay" -> "Purchase History", find the item in the list and look for a tracking number listed there.  Seems it can take a couple days.  This was the only way I could track my TomTop order (which never showed up anyway). 

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Lol, it's free shipping for me, to Croatia...

I'm starting to think we'll never see this. Sad

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don't worry about it (other than being disappointed) - ebay has refunded my money before

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Hikelite wrote:

The user that left him feedback is from Hong Kong and has 0 feedback. 

http://myworld.ebay.com/eriopoooc

 

 

Yeah, I was confident about that without even having to check Laughing haha

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His last one is 14 hours.

He could do a runner.

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I'll bite.  I'm watching the auctions now and will jump in for 2 at the last second.  At the very least I could use the extensions and and internals for spares. At best I'll get decent lights for next to nothing.

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uhoh

no longer a registered user

http://myworld.ebay.com/yishouge611

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dthrckt wrote:

uhoh

no longer a registered user

http://myworld.ebay.com/yishouge611

Ummmm... Does that mean you get your money back?

Boycott Nike

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dthrckt wrote:

uhoh

no longer a registered user

http://myworld.ebay.com/yishouge611

In that case this has SCAM written all over it.

If it looks too good to be true then it almost certainly is.

 

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one way or another...used paypal.

i emailed seller, since ebay says to do that first....i'll report here

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SCAM.. price was to good to be true.

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148 auctions for the same item from a 0 feedback user, who later had a feedback from a 0 feedback user from HK. This is the situation when one doesn't look at the price and moves past this.

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