- Mar 29, 2008
Dave, Thanks for your help! I'm really confused atm... I really need these as hosts... so using them as flashlights are not exactly an option. We have payed for the original DJr's has anyone contacted Dorcy to see if they can do anything for us? The 11 originals can not really cover the 28 we ordered. Dorcy is a pretty big company and mass produce their own torches, can't a run of 17 extra originals be done... after all they provided a sample of their product and did not supply the same product as the sample.. (btw yes I understand Dorcys situation... but its the principal) I'm happy to pay for shipping to and from Dave in exchange for the originals. Therefore Barry would not have to make new heat sinks and everyone else is happy.
As Dark Horse wrote above, he will NOT be able to do this at this time. CharlieBruce is working on one and I mailed a host off to Ehgumus yesterday so he could look at designing one.
No one has heard from Tommi for awhile. He was ill the last time he posted. Tommi is the one that has been working with the contact at Dorcy. I do not even know who it was. My total involvement (besides as a member of the GB) has been as a re-shipper to save y'all money. Tommi is in Oz. Unless someone else can find and take over the contact at Dorcy, we are on our own. I am operating at that level for now.
With the above in mind, in order to utilize the heat sink you already purchased from DH, you will either have to find an original Dorcy Jr., find another host that you can use it in, or modify it to fit another host. Many of the older style host are still available. A couple of sources have been posted in this thread. I picked up three at a Target this week.
These next comments are NOT aimed at Bobhaha. They are for everyone. Neither DH nor Tommi could have foreseen this. I know that both DH and Tommi are sorry about how it worked out. However, neither of them could have known, anticipated, or prepared for this change in style. They are NOT responsible.
I cannot even see trying to hold Dorcy "responsible" for this. The model numbers are the same. Heck, it took US a while to figure out the change and we are the ones that are utilizing them! They shipped exactly what we ordered. If someone can get Dorcy to exchange or replace these, we should be very grateful. Dorcy would be doing it to be nice to us, NOT to correct a mistake. If someone contacts Dorcy about this, I recommend that you keep that thought in mind.
I have no doubt that we will still be able to use these hosts. We just need to give Ehgumus and/or CharlieBruce enough time to get something designed. The only real POTENTIAL loss to the members of this GB is the cost of the DH heat sink. Even that will only be a loss if you decide to make it one. If you use the heat sink in another build, you have lost nothing.