Originally Posted by stealle
I looked at all the options out there. I knew I could find something cheaper... something I could afford a little easier. *But in the *end I *had to ask myself. Do I want to spend this much money one something that will probably be underspec'd and will probably die after the 30, 60 or 90 day (at best) warranty expires. Or, do I want to get something that will probably be overspec'd and will definitely last at least a year or else it will get repaired for free from Optotronics (provided it is not abused/misused). *At the end of that year I can trade it through the upgrade program. Or, I can just keep what I've got and expect it to last for many years to come.
I just purchased a genuine RPL-265 from Jack yesterday. I can't wait to get it!!! I'll make sure to post lots of pics and report on it's performance. I feel confident I won't be disappointed. It's a feeling I wouldn't have had purchasing from DX or OEM.
Originally Posted by EchoDelta
Now, *What I wanted to say was, *I would'nt utter the words DX and OEM in the same breath.
One is a US based retailer (OEM) vs a Hong Kong based retailer (DX).
I have read nothing but good things about OEM (Frothy Chimp).
DX on the other hand, *Can at times be a pain in the ass to get issues resolved.
This comes from a guy that recently plunked down over $600.00 for a so-called 400mW "RPL type" laser *to a Hong Kong based
Talk about hypocrisy. *In the end, *I may or may not be sorry. *Time will tell.
I take back what I said about OEM. *I really just steared clear of DX and Wicked Lasers for an expensive greenie. *I mostly looked at LaserGlow, Nova,and *Optotronics when I was "shopping" as I believed those would provide a quality laser. DX might be good for reds like the DX200 and some other inexpensive reds and greenies (it's hit or miss), but it's kinda hit or miss. I don't think I would ever plop down >$200 on a laser at DX. *And well, WL I wouldn't ever purchase a laser from them... maybe some accessories.