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I'll try to make this review short and sweet, but most importantly, honest.
I know there has been alot of negative press for joker and his shipping, and its probably warranted in some respect. I can understand that these lasers, with the quality standards that they are built to does take time, that being said mine took just under a month to get to me, even though it was promised sooner. I was fairly patient and in the end I did end up getting it even with a few Tracking numbers that werent correct.

I dont know enough about these lasers to geek out with the lot of you, but from my newbie perspective I can say a few things about it.
I was very very careful to put the batteries in the correct way, was almost tempted to video doing just to cover my ass, but i didnt and it ended up working properly. The first issue I encounted, albeit a silly one due to inexperience was the focus ring i previously mentioned. It was screwed too tightly into the heatsink so the ring that is used to handle with your fingers would just thread off. I ended up using my fingernail to knock it loose from the heatsink and tightened the ring and holder(for lack of a better term) together seperately and havnt had a problem with that since.

Over the past few days I have noticed that the lens inside the focusing ring is a little loose. I can still focus it but if im not very careful it will move when i shine the laser around.

Now I will say that the construction of the laser is neat, sturdy and overall wonderful. Aside from my lens issue, and it could be normal, its a great product honestly. I think everyone here can attest to Joker's customer service and product quality, he just needs work on the shipping and he would really have a great thing going.Once I got the laser focus I was able to hone in on different objects and watch the smoke start rolling, which is always fun!Very pleased with the product.

He always seems very eager to help or make things right. When I first encounted issues with bogus tracking numbers, i gave him the benefit of the doubt and he did end up giving my a proper tracking number and was very helpful to answer any questions i had and responded in a timely manner for being on the other side of the world. I do believe it is also worth mentioning for my minor delay i did receive a partial refund which most certainly eased some frustration and meant that he was sincere.

Anyways thats about all I got. If you got any questions or if I left anything out please feel free to ask. Thanks for the great laser joker!
 

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You don't need to make 2 threads in a row about the same thing. THATS SPAM!

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Yep, I saw 2 in a row, but you did make them, your only 2 threads, at different times.

I myself thought all the rules about double posting and asking things you can look up were picky at first, but I quickly learned that they are not, it's how we keep the place form filling up with duplicate stuff, but you did not make 2 in a row, I was mistaken about that. " Cowboy tips hat "
 
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I didnt know i made 2 in a row. I took what i wrote in my problem thread and put it in a review subforum where it belongs. No worries i pulled it out of the original.
 
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I didnt know i made 2 in a row. I took what i wrote in my problem thread and put it in a review subforum where it belongs. No worries i pulled it out of the original.
It is okay. Ignore this RedCowBoy thing ... You can make a review thread it is your own right to :beer:

Thanks for sharing it Josh !
 

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I'll try to make this review short and sweet, but most importantly, honest.
I know there has been alot of negative press for joker and his shipping, and its probably warranted in some respect. I can understand that these lasers, with the quality standards that they are built to does take time, that being said mine took just under a month to get to me, even though it was promised sooner. I was fairly patient and in the end I did end up getting it even with a few Tracking numbers that werent correct.
Thanks for your review. Would love to see some pics of your laser :beer:
How long does it take for you to receive the laser because some of the member reflected that sci-fi lasers shipment may take up to few month it is hard to get a real tracking number from sci-fi lasers: See below:

http://laserpointerforums.com/f41/joker-how-difficult-provide-real-tracking-number-96225.html

Thejoker301: As you show up already. Would you mind spending a little time on responding the following thread? My fellow LPF members are still waiting for your answer. I am sure your buyer want to know too:

http://laserpointerforums.com/f41/s...-truth-customers-uphold-his-claims-96983.html

http://laserpointerforums.com/f41/can-you-guys-please-stop-recommending-sci-fi-lasers-96984.html
 
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Yes I see gtokie's original thread, I am caught up on the story now, seems he got a bad tracking number as well, this just baffles me, but here is the rest of the story as gtokie said it.

QUOTE: Well today i decided to check out the progress of the order and it was delivered to a mailbox in NYC, which is 1500 miles away from me in the midwest united states. Was I given a fake tracking code, or is this common with shipments. Ive ordered tons of stuff online before but ive never had this happen before.

I know sometimes things take time to ship and get places but i was told it was ship and was given tracking information, and now this. I have since emailed joker about an hour ago, not response yet. :END QUOTE


I want to be helpful, joker maybe you need some reading glasses so you can get these tracking numbers right ?
 
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Yes I see gtokie's original thread, I am caught up on the story now, seems he got a bad tracking number as well, this just baffles me, but here is the rest of the story as gtokie said it.
Nice find Cowboy. I didn't aware of this.:D

Sad to see another sci-fi customer received wrong tracking number :cryyy:

I want to be helpful, joker maybe you need some reading glasses so you can get these tracking numbers right ?
It is not working. Please look at hutt132's thread He received 4 or 5 wrong tracking #. Some are the confusion of Israel Post :crackup: so having a reading glasses will not completely avoid the problem.
 
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Yes I see gtokie's original thread, I am caught up on the story now, seems he got a bad tracking number as well, this just baffles me, but here is the rest of the story as gtokie said it.

QUOTE: Well today i decided to check out the progress of the order and it was delivered to a mailbox in NYC, which is 1500 miles away from me in the midwest united states. Was I given a fake tracking code, or is this common with shipments. Ive ordered tons of stuff online before but ive never had this happen before.

I know sometimes things take time to ship and get places but i was told it was ship and was given tracking information, and now this. I have since emailed joker about an hour ago, not response yet. :END QUOTE


I want to be helpful, joker maybe you need some reading glasses so you can get these tracking numbers right ?
And you might need glasses too as where you are going too it will be hard for you to see anything at all :beer:
 

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joker, i emailed you about the lens. Im sure its an inexpensive part but i would like to get something different than this lens jingling around in there and not sitting still. Is there a good place perhaps more local i can just buy one online for cheap, or one that can even be an upgrade, if thats possible. Thanks!
 
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joker, i emailed you about the lens. Im sure its an inexpensive part but i would like to get something different than this lens jingling around in there and not sitting still. Is there a good place perhaps more local i can just buy one online for cheap, or one that can even be an upgrade, if thats possible. Thanks!
Sure let me check. I will reply asap. I can send you one ASAP
 

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Thanks joker, is it possible for me to buy a better one locally, or is it all pretty much the same. Thats my only gripe on the laser itself
 




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