Best deals on Convoy? Ali or flashlight brand or?

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Best deals on Convoy? Ali or flashlight brand or?

flashlight brand has 15% off now.
Im not sure who had the best prices because convoy took all their prices down on ali.
any ideas?
looking for s21d 519a4500k and a m21d 70.3 5k

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Wait till the real Convoy store listings are back up and deal with Simon. You will be assured of getting the real thing and someone who, in my experience, cares.

I believe Simon takes down most bigger items over CNY to prevent orders having shipping delays which adversely affect a stores rating on AE. Something like that.

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^^^^… +1

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as far as pricing goes, it appears to me that Convoy’s Ali store (convoy flashlight store), which is not Convoy LED Store, or any other store with “Convoy” in it, has pricing about $5 below any other store, and free shipping without minimum spend (except for batteries).

Beyond that, almost all of Simon’s listings have a well matched bundled battery option, which other stores usually don’t.

Beyond that, Simon’s site has lots of emitter choices for each model, and other stores seem to be very limited in that regard.

I do wish he would keep his store up, allow us to make orders. He can put a big note saying “We are on vacation celebrating Chinese New Year. Any order made between Jan. 13 and Jan. 29 will be received on Jan. 30, and your payment will not be processed until inventory is confirmed”. He can put up this wording and make the customer check a box at checkout that they understand the effective date of the order is Jan. 30.

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Thanks. Been chomping at the bit. on a flashlight binge and was looking at their store for a couple weeks before it shut down.
Ill continue looking for reviews and vids

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Get them from Convoy directly.

They’re my only 100% trusted source for any Convoy lights.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
Liitokala Aliexpress Stores Battery Fraud: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60547

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The best and only place to buy Convoy flashlights is the Convoy store on AX.

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I got a number of Convoy flashlights not from the official Convoy store.

I didn't have any issues with them, but now I use the official Convoy store mainly because of the huge selection there.  :THUMBS-UP:

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Gotta say….the multiple replies (above) regarding what “store”to order the Convoys from made it very confusing.

Post#6: What’s “Get them from Convoy directly”?

Post #7: And, there’s many “Convoy store names on AX”

— Convoy Factory Store
— Convoy Official Store
— Convoy LED Flashlights
— Convoy Torch Store
— Convoy Lighting Store
— Convoy Online Store

Post #4: “as far as pricing goes, it appears to me that Convoy’s Ali store (convoy flashlight store), which is not Convoy LED Store, or any other store with “Convoy” in it, has pricing about $5 below any other store”

— Wut?? Big Smile

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“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” That is why there are a confusing number of stores on AE that sell convoy and make use Convoy in their name. AE doesn’t seem to mind confusion as long as money is being spent.

Simon Mao’s store which is the real deal is the Convoy flashlight Store Follow that link and bookmark that page to avoid confusion.

Aliexpress Store No.330416

BTW, it will celebrate ten years on Aliexpress on April 1 this year. No joke.

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Erion929 wrote:
Gotta say….the multiple replies (above) regarding what “store”to order the Convoys from made it very confusing.

Post#6: What’s “Get them from Convoy directly”?

Post #7: And, there’s many “Convoy store names on AX”

— Convoy Factory Store
— Convoy Official Store
— Convoy LED Flashlights
— Convoy Torch Store
— Convoy Lighting Store
— Convoy Online Store

Post #4: “as far as pricing goes, it appears to me that Convoy’s Ali store (convoy flashlight store), which is not Convoy LED Store, or any other store with “Convoy” in it, has pricing about $5 below any other store”

— Wut?? Big Smile

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Yep, confusing. I kept finding Convoy flashlights that looked interesting to me, put it in my Cart, hen browse around for a few minutes, then go try to find it again, and pfff… gone. Nothing in the cart. WTF? I would search Ali for, for example, “Convoy S2”, and click the first link with the name Convoy in it. It took me a couple of days to realize there were several Ali Express stores with the name Convoy, but then I realized that only one is the original owned by the Convoy owner, Simon.

Convoy Flashlight Store

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DunninLA wrote:
Erion929 wrote:
Gotta say….the multiple replies (above) regarding what “store”to order the Convoys from made it very confusing.

Post#6: What’s “Get them from Convoy directly”?

Post #7: And, there’s many “Convoy store names on AX”

— Convoy Factory Store
— Convoy Official Store
— Convoy LED Flashlights
— Convoy Torch Store
— Convoy Lighting Store
— Convoy Online Store

Post #4: “as far as pricing goes, it appears to me that Convoy’s Ali store (convoy flashlight store), which is not Convoy LED Store, or any other store with “Convoy” in it, has pricing about $5 below any other store”

— Wut?? Big Smile

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Yep, confusing. I kept finding Convoy flashlights that looked interesting to me, put it in my Cart, hen browse around for a few minutes, then go try to find it again, and pfff… gone. Nothing in the cart. WTF? I would search Ali for, for example, “Convoy S2”, and click the first link with the name Convoy in it. It took me a couple of days to realize there were several Ali Express stores with the name Convoy, but then I realized that only one is the original owned by the Convoy owner, Simon.

Convoy Flashlight Store

Correct, and that’s where you want to go.

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Same boat here…I always buy straight from Simon. I’d like him to have the most profit out of any deal, but you’re also assured of getting the real thing.

I think with those two lights, and with Flashlight Brand (a relatively new seller as far as I’m aware) you’re probably ok ordering from other sellers. In the past we’ve seen a number of times where the S2 and +, C8 and some others have had Convoy-marked hosts but had different internal parts…sometimes that was fine and sometimes people were pretty disappointed. These lights are new enough and don’t seem to have been capitalized upon by the unscrupulous copycats yet. On that note, even Banggood, who despite their shortcomings is generally honest about the items they sell, has had accidental non-Convoy Convoy lights for sale at times. I think they took care of most customers once the error was realized, but they’d bought them from someone else and thought they got the genuine lights…not so. So Banggood is a viable source for Convoy, too, if they happen to have what you want in stock. Just easier to deal with Simon directly and you know he’ll take care of any issues should something arise.

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MtnDon wrote:
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” That is why there are a confusing number of stores on AE that sell convoy and make use Convoy in their name. AE doesn’t seem to mind confusion as long as money is being spent.

Simon Mao’s store which is the real deal is the Convoy flashlight Store Follow that link and bookmark that page to avoid confusion.

Aliexpress Store No.330416

BTW, it will celebrate ten years on Aliexpress on April 1 this year. No joke.

Thanks for the clarification and the link Thumbs Up

Funny, all those other “secondary stores” I listed were showing up more easily when I’d search Convoy lights previously. As someone noted, prices and product options sometimes would change from one page to another.

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