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Donate for Japan Earthquake and DX will send you a flashlight with DX Logo in return for your donation £3.10del @ Dealextreme
Donate for Japan Earthquake and DX will send you a flashlight with DX Logo in return for your donation £3.10del @ Dealextreme

Donate for Japan Earthquake and DX will send you a flashlight with DX Logo in return for your donation £3.10del @ Dealextreme

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A massive earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale struck the east coast of Japan on Friday 11th March 2011, triggering a tsunami which has left a trail of destruction and many dead or missing. DX today has created a "deal" where you can donate US $5 to Japan.

1) All proceeds generated by sales of this product will be donated to help disaster relief efforts in Japan via Hong Kong Red Cross. (http://www.redcross.org.hk/en/home.html)
2) DX will send you a flashlight with DX Logo in return for your donation. (SKU 47821)
3) The donation period is from March 17, 2011 (14:00pmHKT) to March 24, 2011 (14:00pmHKT). Only 7 days to donate so that we can help the survivors as soon as possible.
4) You can buy multiples if you want to donate more.
5) The amount of donation will be updated constantly in our forum, blog, Facebook and other DX social networks.
6) DX will give publicity the evidence of donation payment on DX forum, blog and Facebook after this activity to show where your money goes.

You are needed. Please help Japan to overcome this difficulty!

Here is Hong Kong Red Cross donation channel if you want to donate as an individual:
donation2.redcross.org.hk/onl…asp

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http://www.dealextreme.com/forums/Forums.dx/Forum.-100~threadid.853312

122 Comments

Certainly a worthy cause, the destruction has simply been staggering.

I've used your link to the redcross to donate as I've little use for the torch. Maybe DX can send the money they would have spent on the torch and postage to donate it to the relief fund.

For those worried by the currency values on the HK Redcross site 1HK$ is about 8pence..
So 100HK$ is about £8,
500HK$ is about £40

Edited by: "lateknight" 18th Mar 2011

What gets me about all this donation stuff is the fact that we ourselves in the UK have poverty kids being abused people with no where no live and no end of charities that require funds yet everyone is sending money out the country, I know im going to get blazed for this but I would rather support what's needed here than help the people out the and yes I do feel sorry for them but surely its up to there government to help fund what's needed.

Japan is not a 3rd world country and is a very well off place so why do we need to help them the big question here is if the roles where reversed do you think they would send money to help us, just look at New Orleans when the hurricain went through there there government made 100 of millions of dollars available to help house and care for the people they wasnt taking donations all over the place for it.

Japan are the 3rd richest country in the world so why do they need our money.




Simple they don't need our money, the Jap gov have already said they are making over 3 trillion yen available for rescue and rebuild.

charity begins at home.

Yep, ordered two of these. Nice way to donate.

just look at New Orleans


and look at how well that's turned out..

that said, I agree with you to a point.

Flashlight? Not their 'flashlight'???

ordered 2, good find.

Fleshlight???

A massive earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale struck the east … A massive earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale struck the east coast of Japan on Friday 11th March 2011, triggering a tsunami which has left a trail of destruction and many dead or missing.



Has it? Goodness, has it been in the news at all then?oO

Good to see the usual 'charity begins at home' miserable sods are still going strong. The place has been annihilated, it's a once in millennium disaster; their economy is going to be trashed after this and they do require international aid, first world country or not.
Edited by: "hugekebab" 18th Mar 2011

polly69

What gets me about all this donation stuff is the fact that we ourselves … What gets me about all this donation stuff is the fact that we ourselves in the UK have poverty kids being abused people with no where no live and no end of charities that require funds yet everyone is sending money out the country, I know im going to get blazed for this but I would rather support what's needed here than help the people out the and yes I do feel sorry for them but surely its up to there government to help fund what's needed.Japan is not a 3rd world country and is a very well off place so why do we need to help them the big question here is if the roles where reversed do you think they would send money to help us, just look at New Orleans when the hurricain went through there there government made 100 of millions of dollars available to help house and care for the people they wasnt taking donations all over the place for it.Japan are the 3rd richest country in the world so why do they need our money.



Actually Japan was a big contributor to New Orleans following the disaster. Their economy is going to slam into the ground following this disaster. They need help. Try to use facts in your discussions, rather than automated assumptions.

Source: america.gov/st/…tml


Edited by: "hugekebab" 18th Mar 2011

Here's an article about how it will affect their economy: nytimes.com/201…tml

andyken

Has it? Goodness, has it been in the news at all then?oO



Don't worry, it's one of those low-profile things, you wouldn't know about it unless you study the news carefully.

A massive earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale



err, It was 8.9

Not to be picky, but it was a 'Magnitude 8.9' quake, or 'Magnitude 9.0' depending on who you listen to. But it certainly wasn't on the Richter scale, they haven't used that in donkey's years.

Good cause.

Charity begins at home, it doesn't end there. Maybe I'm being cynical but I always imagine, if you ask the 'charity begins at home' crowd for a donation to help kids in the UK, they'd reply, 'UK kids don't need charity, that's what welfare is for, there's kids far worse off than them starving in Africa.'

Japan is a rich country, yes, but that doesn't mean when everything you own and most of your family has been utterly obliterated you can just nip down to the shops and replace them. People are injured, sick, starving and cold, and the Japanese civil defence can't get to everyone - charities are needed, and they depend on donations.

As for the earthquake, it was first recorded as 8.9 and then officially revised up to 9.0. Let's not start talking about it as if it was a dodgy insurance claim.

I do agree with Polly to an extent, at least her first paragraph.

Whilst we still have children living in poverty or in abusive homes here I wouldn't usually give to other countries.
BUT this is an absolute tragedy and on a massive scale so I do feel they need it at the moment, and also to know the world is helping and thinking of them.

We are the human race and should feel sympathy for anyone who is suffering, in this country or any other. Just because there is suffering in our own country does not mean we should not care for people suffering elsewhere and try to help even if it is only a gesture. Give to the UK charities and to Japan and keep everyone happy.

thought it said fleshlight for a moment.

for very personal reasons i'm afraid my charity only goes to certain places

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''Japan is a rich country, yes, but that doesn't mean when everything you own and most of your family has been utterly obliterated you can just nip down to the shops and replace them. People are injured, sick, starving and cold, and the Japanese civil defence can't get to everyone - charities are needed, and they depend on donations.''

I couldn't agree more. It really doesn't matter how rich the country is. The Red Cross,Save The Children, Shelterbox etc go in as its a humanitarian crisis. They use their resources to help. They use what they have, then when they can't do anymore because they've run out of funds, what then?
Then what happens when there is another crisis, and there will be, somewhere else in the future. They have no money to attend another country? Maybe a poorer country like haiti because people resented their invovement in Japan and using their funds helping them? Then inevitably another country will suffer.

Also if you really don't think the Japanese need our help then consider those out there helping them risking themselves under extreme circumstances. British people. So if you can't bring yourself to support the Japanese then consider your own. It may make their lives safer and a little easier as they work tirelessly with little resources.

rant over.

The hot deal would be to find a charity taking less than 10% of donations as administration and promotion fees, its a disgusting amount when most of the organisation runs on volunteers... if anyone finds one for Japan please post and I'll contribute.

Also...


Today is Red Nose day...


rednoseday.com

polly69

What gets me about all this donation stuff is the fact that we ourselves … What gets me about all this donation stuff is the fact that we ourselves in the UK have poverty kids being abused people with no where no live and no end of charities that require funds yet everyone is sending money out the country, I know im going to get blazed for this but I would rather support what's needed here than help the people out the and yes I do feel sorry for them but surely its up to there government to help fund what's needed.Japan is not a 3rd world country and is a very well off place so why do we need to help them the big question here is if the roles where reversed do you think they would send money to help us, just look at New Orleans when the hurricain went through there there government made 100 of millions of dollars available to help house and care for the people they wasnt taking donations all over the place for it.Japan are the 3rd richest country in the world so why do they need our money.



Well there are enough place for all children in the UK to live. The ones that are homeless is from their own choice.

As people have said have you seen the state of New Orleans!

Well this all depends on what figures you wish to use. Most would say the most relevant figures are the IMF's GDP per capita where for 2010 Japan doesn't make the world top 10.

There is a much bigger spread of wealth demographic in Japan than there is in the UK and I would like to think that the international community would help us if (not likely) we had a disaster of this scale.

While I'm not in any way trying to take charity away from UK needs I think at times like this you have to put it into perspective of the scale of what has happened in Japan.

So donate $5 and pay £3.10 for postage of a promotional torch. Maybe I'm too cynical but aren't DX just piggybacking on this disaster to promote themselves?

Regardless of that, unless you actually need a promo quality flashlight it's £3.10 wasted that could be sent directly to The Red Cross (or whoever you may prefer to give to). A direct donation of the total amount would be far more beneficial - at least then you know it's getting there quickly and there's no skimming going on.

But if you were going to buy a cheap torch anyway...

Dear Mr Echo

So donate $5 and pay £3.10 for postage of a promotional torch. Maybe I'm … So donate $5 and pay £3.10 for postage of a promotional torch. Maybe I'm too cynical but aren't DX just piggybacking on this disaster to promote themselves? Regardless of that, unless you actually need a promo quality flashlight it's £3.10 wasted that could be sent directly to The Red Cross (or whoever you may prefer to give to). A direct donation of the total amount would be far more beneficial - at least then you know it's getting there quickly and there's no skimming going on. But if you were going to buy a cheap torch anyway...



I think you have got something wrong, you pay $5 (£3.10) for postage they donate ALL of that to Red Cross, and send you a torch FREE of charge & Free P&P

I've bought these torches before and they are excellent. Ideal for kids' for cub camp etc, plus a very worthwhile cause. We are all human beings and I hope that if a disaster on that scale ever happened here, people would want to help us.

polly69

I know im going to get blazed for this but I would rather support what's … I know im going to get blazed for this but I would rather support what's needed here than help the people out the



So I'm assuming you give to UK-based charities?

polly69

and yes I do feel sorry for them but surely its up to there government to … and yes I do feel sorry for them but surely its up to there government to help fund what's needed.



Oh wait, no you don't - it's the government's job.

polly69

Japan is not a 3rd world country and is a very well off place so why do … Japan is not a 3rd world country and is a very well off place so why do we need to help them



Therefore neither do you need to bother 'helping those closer to home' - the UK's not a developing country.

Thanks OP for highlighting the cause here, but I think a direct donation to the British Red Cross is going to be much better, simply because they can get tax relief on your donation through gift aid.

I'd urge anyone who can spare something to give it there.

I can see that people may have personal reasons for giving, and there is only so much any one person can give, but anyone who suggests that we should sort out all our ongoing issues at home (and where exactly is that - Europe, UK, England, Wales or maybe just the home counties?) before donating to this cause should make themselves known and be prepared to deny any outside help if they ever end up in anything like a similar situation. The world is home to us all.

Just try to bear in mind the people affected by this were living normal lives, just as we do now, until only a week ago.

anthony712

I think you have got something wrong, you pay $5 (£3.10) for postage they … I think you have got something wrong, you pay $5 (£3.10) for postage they donate ALL of that to Red Cross, and send you a torch FREE of charge & Free P&P



In which case I'll shut my mouth
Fair enough but it still stands that unless you actually want the torch it's not the best way to donate.

rogerburdass

I can see that people may have personal reasons for giving, and there is … I can see that people may have personal reasons for giving, and there is only so much any one person can give, but anyone who suggests that we should sort out all our ongoing issues at home (and where exactly is that - Europe, UK, England, Wales or maybe just the home counties?) before donating to this cause should make themselves known and be prepared to deny any outside help if they ever end up in anything like a similar situation. The world is home to us all.Just try to bear in mind the people affected by this were living normal lives, just as we do now, until only a week ago.



*applause*

The charity thing has become a bit of business thing in it's own right and I am pretty cynical at times. The number of donate your own clothes bags that come through the post, I'd have to be walking around naked to deal with it all :).

This disaster is huge for Japan and the country's infrastructure is under a lot of strain. As someone commented on the New Orleans thing, someday the shoe may be on the other foot. Rising sea levels could see problems in UK (maybe more gradual). And you never know - things like hurricanes could hit us (fingers crossed not).

Rather than waste postage, and add another piece of tat to my house I went direct to the Red Cross website and made a donation. Ultimately you choose where your money goes, but hopefully I added something at a small level.

We have that many charities on the go in this country - Kids,Dogs,Tigers,Cancer etc.etc.If we gave to all,we would need charity ourselves. I bet all the (Directors) drive round in Limo's.I never ever give to charity.In view of the horrifying bad luck and problems in Japan,I have made an exception.
Lets hope our efforts and money get to the right places.They cetainly need it.

gbspurs

Fleshlight???

Oh dear

GAVINLEWISHUKD

Well there are enough place for all children in the UK to live. The ones … Well there are enough place for all children in the UK to live. The ones that are homeless is from their own choice.


don't be a ****

I'd rather have DX send the flashlight to Japan; they have more need than I do. Sad to see people debating as to whether they should donate money or not...been hearing people saying this is a retribution for Pearl Harbour. Makes you lose faith in humanity...

I'd urge everyone to instead just donate to the Red Cross! Any amount that you donate, gift aid will add a further 28.21 % at no cost to you.

The Red Cross was on the news last night seems there doing nothink to help the people, also why are countrys like hong kong sending in food they are like much closer to japan than us.
Also i wouldnt send my money to DX as you dont know where the money ends up.
Edited by: "copystuff" 18th Mar 2011

Good cause....but....

Was I the only one to click into this from the sidebar getting REALLY excited thinking it was something to do with a WWE promotion? No? Anyone???

i cant believe some people!!

if you dont believe in this cause, then just click on the deal for the 47inch plasma. why do you bother criticising other peoples' charitable intentions?!

japan is not a poor country and without help, they are gonna be heavily deflated in funds and who will make your sony bravia TVs then!?!?!?!

not being funny, japans economy collapsing will probably affect your life more than third world county and UK homeless kids - not to say they are not a worthy cause

its simple, buy/donate if you feel like it or just dont!

Good cause.....Heat added.
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