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    Chinese Copy of PBSF Turbo and Blinky

    This is a cheap copy of the PBSF Turbo and Blinky. IMO, it is a winner. I got 5 of them off Ebay. For the first two in making an offer from $5.98 with free shipping, I offered $4.50 for 2. That was accepted. I went back and offered $4.00 for 3, that was accepted. BTW, the fastest shipping I have ever got from China, 6 days to my door!!

    The copy is red.. I can get 7 of these for the same price as one PBSF Turbo and 6 for the same price as one PBSF Blinky.











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    Why those little weasels - that's why we give them "most favored nation trade" status......

    Thank you commie-loving bastard-rich people - may I have another?

    But - I digress......
    Sorry about my comments - I thought you wanted honest feedback.
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    Good to see the beam pattern is the same. I checked out another PBSF clone with a horrible beam pattern some time ago, Sunlite brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Cranium View Post
    Why those little weasels - that's why we give them "most favored nation trade" status......

    Thank you commie-loving bastard-rich people - may I have another?

    But - I digress......

    Pardon me, and I know I am slow, but ????????????????????????????

    I guess it is good being slow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechBgon View Post
    Good to see the beam pattern is the same. I checked out another PBSF clone with a horrible beam pattern some time ago, Sunlite brand.
    That is what got my attention. First, they copied the design. Ok, I will go for it, I know they are going to turn out to be a piece of junk. But, low and behold, for 1/5 to 1/6th the price, they are almost right there with the original. I had been wanting another SuperFlash, or a Radbot 1000 to outfit my bikes with 2 on the framestays and one in the middle. That would have been pretty expensive with having 9 bikes..These little jewels are just that ticket!
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    That's a great price for two mounting brackets alone, if you get reasonably functional lights as well, it's a no-brainer! I bought a cheap PBSF copy from XLC, and it's rubbish, the output does not come close to the real thing. I'm tempted to try the eBay cheapos.


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    Here's a pair of photos that show a glimpse of the internals. The housings are nearly identical, but you can see that the components on the PCBs are not:

    PBSF


    XLC copy

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    Chris, I'm at work, and I have two of the copies on my bike today. I got one on the rear of my helmet and one on the back of the bike. When I saw your post, I took one off and looked at it real close. The one I have is EXACTLY like the XLC. I can even see inside and see the EXACT numbers (4219) (83) (D2) on the circiut board.

    However, the ones I have work great. They come close to my PBSF Turbo and it is really hard to see the micro difference.

    Here is a sloppy beam shot I took. The PBSF is on the LEFT, and the Copy is on the Right.
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    Planet Bike is one of the several importers of the same piece,
    Drop by the Taipei Bike Trade show and talk to the manufacturer directly,
    they are Business people.. if you order enough units , they will put your name on it.

    I looked around some of the UK sites they have different brands
    because their importers chose another one.

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    Here is a YouTube Vid of the cheap copy of the PBSF.. The cheap copy is the same one the XLC is branding..In this youtube vid, you can see how bright it is.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56l5vDBIjOA
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    Quote Originally Posted by cehowardGS View Post
    This is a cheap copy of the PBSF Turbo and Blinky. IMO, it is a winner. I got 5 of them off Ebay. For the first two in making an offer from $5.98 with free shipping, I offered $4.50 for 2. That was accepted. I went back and offered $4.00 for 3, that was accepted. BTW, the fastest shipping I have ever got from China, 6 days to my door!!
    Do you recall the eBay seller by any chance?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aushiker View Post
    Do you recall the eBay seller by any chance?

    Thanks
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    Here is the link, and from what I see they ship super fast. I got my other 3 today. Making me have 5 of them. Since I have talked about this deal here and on a flashlight forum, the seller's demand has went up. Hence, he is not taking the lower offers anymore. IMO, for the $5.98 it's a deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cehowardGS View Post
    Here is the link, and from what I see they ship super fast. I got my other 3 today. Making me have 5 of them. Since I have talked about this deal here and on a flashlight forum, the seller's demand has went up. Hence, he is not taking the lower offers anymore. IMO, for the $5.98 it's a deal.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cycling-Bike...item231c7054c4
    Thank you.

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    placed an offer for 4.50 - see if they take it.. good to have extra for friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalrider View Post
    placed an offer for 4.50 - see if they take it.. good to have extra for friends.
    I have done one for two units at $4.00 each. I suspect a knock back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aushiker View Post
    I have done one for two units at $4.00 each. I suspect a knock back.

    Andrew
    they countered at 5.50 for a single unit - will give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalrider View Post
    they countered at 5.50 for a single unit - will give it a try.
    I have been countered at $5.00 each for two units. Order will be placed tonight.

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    Drop by the Taipei Bike Trade show and talk to the manufacturer directly,
    they are Business people.. if you order enough units , they will put your name on it.
    Is that show still at the end of June - and don't forget - you can save big if you decline unit packaging and buy bags of them with no packing........
    Sorry about my comments - I thought you wanted honest feedback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socalrider View Post
    placed an offer for 4.50 - see if they take it.. good to have extra for friends.
    I like a lot of extras to go on my framestays, helmet and backpack.. His demand has went up, since I blabbed this all over the net. Glad to see others getting a good deal too.

    I think he is still taking $5 offers, not anymore below. Maybe his supply has ran out, and waiting for a resupply..
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    Fingers crossed, and nice find! Got one for the girlfriend so she won't hassle about more bike stuff! Genius!

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    This morning I offered $4/each for two, they countered at $5/each for two, so I countered at $4.50/each for two and they accepted it.

    We'll see how long it takes to get here.

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    I got 2 for $5ea a few days ago, marked as shipped on 5/2 & I'll post when it arrives.
    Last edited by brandini; 05-09-12 at 10:17 AM.

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    Got here Thursday or Friday so 7 days and it's perfect. (the same mushy beam pattern) but for $25 less than a perfect one, it's a STEAL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandini View Post
    Got here Thursday or Friday so 7 days and it's perfect. (the same mushy beam pattern) but for $25 less than a perfect one, it's a STEAL!

    What I tell ya!!

    On just eyeballing the copy and the original, I could say the copy is about 95% as bright as the original. However, the cost is 1/5th or less.
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    Has stocking stuffer written all over it!

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