Banggood Torch Offer Back On Meco XPE-Q5 600 Lumen 7W Zoomable LED Flashlight £1.60
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Banggood Torch Offer Back On Meco XPE-Q5 600 Lumen 7W Zoomable LED Flashlight £1.60

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Found 27th Jun
The Meco banggood torch offer is back on.
At £1.60 delivered you can't go wrong as they are fairly powerful when only using a single Alkaline AA cell. Quoted as 6oo lumens which is overrated but it shines nicely down our 50m garden. A zoomable lens is also a welcomed bonus.
Bought these before and still going strong.

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I don't doubt these are okay torches, but 7W for an AA battery is a bit high, regular alkaline AAs will not be happy putting out nearly 5A, they only reach their rated capacity at ~0.1A.

For £1;60 a fair price, but they are not 600lumen....

Original Poster

These run also on the 3v lithium cells for the higher outputs. Still nowhere near the BG ratings. I use plain old AA's which work fine at close range using the zoomable lens. Probably only 150-200 lumens using the AA's

I have two of these 1st one I ordered via this site was better quality than the 2nd one I ordered , still can't complain for the price. Going to ordered another one for the car.
Thanx for post Op Heat Added

looks like a bargain for a single battery torch. ordered cheers

Choosing Paypal takes you to a Chinese language PayPal site. Not happy typing my password there

Original Poster

Reverts back once logged in.

Dozens of sellers offering these and similar on Aliexpress for under £1.50, cheapest I've paid recently is £1.30 delivered. I bought around five of them from Ali, all from different sellers and had no issues - they're also the three-mode versions high/low/strobe - cold from me sorry.

freakstyler

Dozens of sellers offering these and similar on Aliexpress for under … Dozens of sellers offering these and similar on Aliexpress for under £1.50, cheapest I've paid recently is £1.30 delivered. I bought around five of them from Ali, all from different sellers and had no issues - they're also the three-mode versions high/low/strobe - cold from me sorry.



​Got a link then?

thekesslerboy

Choosing Paypal takes you to a Chinese language PayPal site. Not happy … Choosing Paypal takes you to a Chinese language PayPal site. Not happy typing my password there



I've used BangGood a few times in the past, BangGood is a reliable enough Retailer. :-)

So you'll be fine ...

Amazing for the money

I use mine with 14500 batteries

Pocket sized quality

Have a look on budgetlightforum for a lot of advice about cheap torches. But be very wary using lithium batteries in too-cheap stuff. Generally speaking, from about as little as £5 you'll get decent quality stuff that uses AA/AAA, maybe £8 upwards for stuff using lithium.

chimp14uk

Got a link then?



Yeah, no problem. aliexpress.com

Search for AA Torch, Flashlight, Cree Torch etc. Hope this helps.

Original Poster

A Cree fake for £1.30 maybe and I've had a few. There maybe torches cheaper but these I've found reliable and except both types of batteries. Both of mine are still working after almost 2 years with regular use. £1.60 well spent.

I would avoid this offer. Banggood used to be fairly reliable but they have become appalling of late. They are now far worse than Gearbest ever good who strangely have got a lot better in the last year or so.

I use Banggood, not as often as I used too since moving over to Aliexpress but I've had zero issues with them. I stopped using them as my primary source of Chinese knick-knackery as they got expensive with the same stuff often being sold on Ali significantly cheaper.

Original Poster

I have about 15 accounts with various Chinese and Hong Kong retail sellers and all have their advantages and disadvantages.
Never had issues with Banggood. Have placed 47 orders to date Had a recent DOA item and it took 3 days with video evidence to sort. the problem. Item was resent straight after.
Aliexpress agreed is cheaper on some items but not all especially when you factor in their postage costs.
Others that have Europe based warehouses are sometimes an advantage while we're still in the EU however this could be short lived.

packard

For £1;60 a fair price, but they are not 600lumen....


Defo not 600 lumen, this is probably around 20 lumen
Not sure why Chinese vendors like Banggood, Gearbest, Aliexpress etc still allow them to sell these overrated capacities.

Not sure if this is also sold on eBay using the same description? eBay should be more strict and might rule in your favour if you open a dispute

freakstyler

I use Banggood, not as often as I used too since moving over to … I use Banggood, not as often as I used too since moving over to Aliexpress but I've had zero issues with them. I stopped using them as my primary source of Chinese knick-knackery as they got expensive with the same stuff often being sold on Ali significantly cheaper.


That's probably because Aliexpress refuses to use Paypal...
With Paypal, customers would get some protection and even free returns sometimes.

I read that Aliexpress originally used Paypal but not sure of the reasons why ukbusinessforums.co.uk/thr…16/

I've only used Aliexpress these last few years and that was well after 2011.\

Edit: This article may give a clue: reuters.com/art…603

"No reason was provided why both parties decided to end their partnership, but a document obtained by Reuters showed PayPal was unhappy with AliExpress's rising consumer business on the platform, which is meant for business transactions, and wanted to raise transaction fees for certain accounts."
Edited by: "louiselouise" 28th Jun

MaximusRo

That's probably because Aliexpress refuses to use Paypal... With Paypal, … That's probably because Aliexpress refuses to use Paypal... With Paypal, customers would get some protection and even free returns sometimes.



Actually, the last time I did a bulk order on Aliexpress PayPal was listed as a payment option but it was grayed out. Still though, when you're only dealing with a £1.60 torch or similar low value items the risk is worth it in my opinion and its not like Ali doesn't offer you any protection, they have a dispute system.

freakstyler

Actually, the last time I did a bulk order on Aliexpress PayPal was … Actually, the last time I did a bulk order on Aliexpress PayPal was listed as a payment option but it was grayed out. Still though, when you're only dealing with a £1.60 torch or similar low value items the risk is worth it in my opinion and its not like Ali doesn't offer you any protection, they have a dispute system.


Do you mean a bulk order on Alibaba? I thought that is the site for bulk purchases, is it not?

Some on Aliexpress offer bulk prices/listings.
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