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    Default Best place to buy "real" non-labeled 18650 batteries

    I have several flashlights and a few lasers that take these but I cant find a good USA source for a battery that will hold a charge for long. anyone have any ideas?

    From what I have read people re-label batteries from the trash

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    here you go: http://illuminationsupply.com/batter...1906774b765f70

    illuminationsupply is run by forum member csshih. you'll have no problems buying from him.


    Quote Originally Posted by dream beamz View Post
    I have several flashlights and a few lasers that take these but I cant find a good USA source for a battery that will hold a charge for long. anyone have any ideas?

    From what I have read people re-label batteries from the trash
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    Quote Originally Posted by dream beamz View Post
    I have several flashlights and a few lasers that take these but I cant find a good USA source for a battery that will hold a charge for long. anyone have any ideas?

    From what I have read people re-label batteries from the trash
    You can try these. I've used them and they run up to twice as long as typical batteries, and are ~$5 cheaper than other comparable batteries.

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    Just wanted to inform that on the 5th I ordered two batteries from the guy mentioned above by TJ. Ten days later and no batteries. I'm going to cancel the order today and buy them from Craig (Csshih) instead. Should've gone with a trustworthy source.
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    I have ordered from Craig with no problems, flashlights, batteries,mhopefully soon more flexmods and a pixelpusher. The only thing he needs to stock now is lasorbs.

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    he also (along with laserman532) hooked us up with awesome insanely bright laser etched flashlights for nwlem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugeek View Post
    I have ordered from Craig with no problems, flashlights, batteries,mhopefully soon more flexmods and a pixelpusher. The only thing he needs to stock now is lasorbs.

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    suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dream beamz View Post
    From what I have read people re-label batteries from the trash
    Yes they get them from old laptops etc . You can buy new "sleeves" from china and relabel them to look like new. It's a racket. I too have been looking for a good source for 18650s. Now have 5 flashlights that run off these. Need more batteries. Got a link to Csshih?

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    the link is:

    https://illuminationsupply.com/

    Quote Originally Posted by steve-o View Post
    Yes they get them from old laptops etc . You can buy new "sleeves" from china and relabel them to look like new. It's a racket. I too have been looking for a good source for 18650s. Now have 5 flashlights that run off these. Need more batteries. Got a link to Csshih?
    suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.

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    Oh, you listed that in your post already .. heh .. thx ..

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