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I can't say for 100% sure but I'm pretty sure that XPL customer service is just plain poor. I tried to contact them about a pen I got that said "burning" and I received a rely on improper English script. I'd say you couldn't add enough zeros to this chance of a refund.
0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% chance of refund.
I did end up getting a refund. May or may not be because of Sta's (Starmute's?) help.

(Grateful either way, Sta :yh:)
 

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I did end up getting a refund. May or may not be because of Sta's (Starmute's?) help.

(Grateful either way, Sta :yh:)
Yep, I'm Starmute, but here on this forum, I'm Sta. :beer:

I'm surprised that you got it - Peng asked me to have you prove that it was defective! But at least this shows that he's acting in good faith. Great that you got the refund. :D
 
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So I finally got the laser from BestBuy and it seems to max out at 120mW. Kinda disappointed but I guess that's what I get for taking a risk. The host is a very hefty and sturdy host though. It can fit star caps and the Sanwu 3X expander. It also came with a tripod, some crap-fire batteries, and those cheap glasses.

Kinda mad that they lied to me when I emailed them. I asked if it would be over or between 500-1000mW, even though it was marked as 5mW, and they said yes it was. I know most lasers are only advertised as 5mW to bypass restrictions though and I was kinda hoping that the raised price might be an indicator of a much more powerful laser regardless.

Oh well. Not every hunch turns out to be correct.

Edit: It also mod hops BADLY. Like every few seconds.
 
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Oh wow true bummer:( LiLdutch, over $100 and a month of waiting and anticipation:yabbmad:
Curtis, he has a link in post #81.
 

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GSS, thanks :)
I took a look at the post. It is highly unlikely that you would get a 532 above 500mW with a 16340 battery, you need 18650 for the higher current draw of the IR diode. But for only around 100mW with mode hopping, this is a raw deal.
 
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It is one of the truer raw deals isn't it. Its really earking me and no chance for LiL to get a refund, unless this forum teams up for him?? $100 for something not even on par with a $7 higher output 301." at least mine has limited mod hopping".
 

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It is one of the truer raw deals isn't it. Its really earking me and no chance for LiL to get a refund, unless this forum teams up for him?? $100 for something not even on par with a $7 higher output 301." at least mine has limited mod hopping".
They have offered me a refund but that requires me to send it back to them and pay the shipping. I'll probably just keep it instead, and change out the module to something else.
 

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So I finally got the laser from BestBuy and it seems to max out at 120mW. Kinda disappointed but I guess that's what I get for taking a risk. The host is a very hefty and sturdy host though. It can fit star caps and the Sanwu 3X expander. It also came with a tripod, some crap-fire batteries, and those cheap glasses.

Kinda mad that they lied to me when I emailed them. I asked if it would be over or between 500-1000mW, even though it was marked as 5mW, and they said yes it was. I know most lasers are only advertised as 5mW to bypass restrictions though and I was kinda hoping that the raised price might be an indicator of a much more powerful laser regardless.

Oh well. Not every hunch turns out to be correct.

Edit: It also mod hops BADLY. Like every few seconds.
Well that sucks, thanks for taking the risk to review this though.
 

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I recently bought the 50mw 589nm Spartan from dragonlasers. It took 5 days for my echeck from paypal to go through and now they have my order marked as "processed".

Does this mean my order is shipped? If so where can I find tracking? I'd really like to know what is going on and if my laser is on its way. Any help you can give me is appreciated:)
 

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I recently bought the 50mw 589nm Spartan from dragonlasers. It took 5 days for my echeck from paypal to go through and now they have my order marked as "processed".

Does this mean my order is shipped? If so where can I find tracking? I'd really like to know what is going on and if my laser is on its way. Any help you can give me is appreciated:)
You will get an email and you can check on DL site under my orders or w/e it is. The one i recieved said it had already been delivered to someone in Italy ! It took a few email from me and a few days from them to get an explanation from Adam. TNT can have duplicate tracking numbers !.....
 

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You will get an email and you can check on DL site under my orders or w/e it is. The one i recieved said it had already been delivered to someone in Italy ! It took a few email from me and a few days from them to get an explanation from Adam. TNT can have duplicate tracking numbers !.....
They just shipped today. Got an email about it...

Well that's quite a bit longer than I had hoped for. Maybe it's because of the holidays.
 

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You should get a 589. I know you are trying to build one, but it probably would be easier to buy one like the rest of us. :p
You are spending more on parts. :D

Congrats on reaching 5000 posts. :beer:
 

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Well the tracking number from Dragonlasers hasn't worked yet, and I've had it for about two days. Think I should message them and ask what's up? Or wait another day or so?
 

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Well the tracking number from Dragonlasers hasn't worked yet, and I've had it for about two days. Think I should message them and ask what's up? Or wait another day or so?
When I purchased mine, I messaged them after 1 day and the next day it worked -- best to message them sooner rather than later. :)
 




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