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BitLasers no longer selling handheld lasers

Grix

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I'm sad to announce that after over 5 years in business, BitLasers.com will no longer be selling handheld lasers. If you've visited our store in the last month or so you may have noticed that many models have disappeared from the catalog. At the time of writing, only one piece is left: 700mW Forest Green 520nm Handheld

After the last stock is sold, it's over, we won't be restocking any more handheld lasers.

I created BitLasers in 2012 mainly to support the then extremely young cryptocurrency market, and I'm very happy with how popular that has become as a payment method. All of it is probably not just because of me of course, but since I opened the store, numerous other laser related merchants have started accepting bitcoin too, including Wicked Lasers, Sanwu, Fasttech, Eudaimonium, DTR (although he had to stop due to some trouble) etc.

Eventually I started accepting other payment methods as well, such as paypal. The store never got very big, but it helped a lot with paying bills while I studied, and it has also taught me a lot about managing a business, customer service etc. It has been a valuable experience.

The reason for the closure is multifaceted. For one, I'm about to start my master's thesis and will likely have less time available. Another reason is that my financial situation has changed somewhat and I no longer strictly need the extra money. A third reason is something that I'm sure everyone feels the looming presence of in this hobby these days: Law. Lasers have become more and more restricted in the recent years, and although I believe I'm still operating within the legal boundaries, it's becoming a liability.

Note that this post only applies to the handheld lasers we sell. I will still sell and support laser show related products such as the LaserShowGen software and the Helios Laser DAC. I'll probably redesign the entire site with that in mind though, so there might no longer a proper "BitLasers" brand any more.

I'd like to thank everyone who bought anything from the store at one point, or helped me in any other way on this forum. I probably won't be super active here from now on (as I haven't been in the recent months either). If you need me, the quickest way is my email: gitlem at gmail.com
 
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BowtieGuy

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Grix, sorry to see Bitlasers go, although it sounds as if this will be the best for you.
Thanks for providing some quality lasers for the past 5 years, and good luck in your advanced studies! :beer:

Do be sure and check in now and then! :yh:
 

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You must always do what you feel is best for you in your current situation, and if you feel this is it, then this is the way to go. I appreciate the warm good-byes and hope the best in whatever the future holds for you :)

-Alex
 

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I never bought from bitlasers, but it still sucks to see another seller of quality lasers go. I wish you the best in your future endeavors.
 

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Sorry to see you go, but best wishes with your next project. Bitcoin has really come far the passed few years. :)
 

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Oh, sorry to hear that. Even I did not buy anything from BitLasers, but I was aware of them. Pitty we are loosing another portable seller in the market. Hopefully some new will appear. Especially if they could deliver some advanced and/or smart hosts and unique wavelengths (even special DPSS like 561 nm on request).

Good luck with your master's thesis. :beer:
 
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DTR

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Sorry to see you go. Been good working with you over the years but good luck on your master's thesis and future endeavors.:beer:
 
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CurtisOliver

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Sorry to hear that Grix. Thank you for your service to this forum. And best of luck with your future endeavours and education. :beer:
 

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I never realized just how young you were when looking at your sight over the past 2 years! The professionalism of your store speaks for itself as you have planned and working on a great future :):beer:
Iv'e also never purchased from you but mostly because your location worried me some because of customs??
Best off luck:)
 

Lifetime17

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Hi G
Yes as others said already sorry to hear the news. At least your relationship here was great with forum members. And also a great products . Good luck buddy wish you well always.

Rich:)
 

10fenny

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Well hopefully the helios dac will keep you with is for awhile. Less and less handheld companies were getting...
 

paul1598419

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Good luck with your education, Grix. I know how it is when the constraints of life get in the way of less important endeavors.
 




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