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    Default HELP. I've got a habit...

    Since February I have bought

    Two QIII Nuwais ( gifts )
    5watt Nuwai
    Glass lenses for the Nuwais
    Orb Raw
    Orb Raw NS
    Cells and blue Luxeon for Orbs
    Fenix P1
    Fenix LOP
    Fenix Civictor
    56 keyring lights
    6 chinese lights ( gifts for the neighbours )
    50 Battery Station 123's
    6 Rechargeable 123's
    Probably other stuff I forgot
    Oh,
    and a house.


    All these to go with the Surefire M3, E1, QIII, the various Maglights I have and others. So my question is;

    I have clearly developed a habit so what should I do ?? Try and kick it or go with the flow. Problem is, I can see myself lying to the wife, hiding new torches and sneaking out of bed at night to get my 'fix' in the closet.




    06.06.06 Update.

    I forgot the Fenix L1p on the original list
    And also ,now I have 50 key ring lights to add to the list
    And, as it turns out, in about 8 months, a baby !!
    Last edited by Jay R; 06-06-2006 at 04:37 PM. Reason: Updated

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    Buttrock Re: HELP. I've got a habit...

    Too late for medical help now. Just soothe the savage beast by feeding it more lights!!!!!!!
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    Default Re: HELP. I've got a habit...

    You're toast, buddy. Just like the rest of us.

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    Default Re: HELP. I've got a habit...

    eeehhhrrrmmmm.... buy em both ??
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    uh oh... I think you need one of those HID lights
    - nexro

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    Default Re: HELP. I've got a habit...

    I believe if you have CPF as your default page in your browser like me OR visit more then 5 times per day you have a serious problem, its called financial problems and marital problems...its because you see something cool and MUST have it - you just HAVE to have one even though you have 20, 50, 100 flashlights already

    How many of your wife's and girlfriends support you in your habit?

    Mine DOES thank jesus, mary, joseph and all those other gods and beings watching over us and the universe.

    Imagine this, finding a more intelligent life out in the universe and digging on their lighting technology Just imagine what it could be like, the possibilities are amazing especially if they are thousands of years ahead in technology then we are and we are in the infant stage of technology I believe.
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    As long as it doesn't affect you making the house payment, buy ALL the lights that you want! And occasionally buy the wife something so she doesn't get pissed.

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    Default Re: HELP. I've got a habit...

    Mine buys herself. Thankfully we do not have a house payment BUT we have everything else everyone has not to mention this new flood insurance BS we have to fork up.

    I restrict myself actually, we are trying to put together enough to make another light order and that's no small feat, our stock is running short and we have to maintain inventory on everything we sel in the event someone has a problem and returns something or want's an exchange

    So take the missing house payment I have and multiply that times 5 for the average middle class home in the suburbs. What really yanks me is that the property value is going UP and not down like I thought. Ours went up which is good but the people that had 12 feet of water also went up too. Really strange.
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    "HELP. I've got a habit..."

    Do you walk into the liquor store and ask for Alcoholics Anonymous brochures too? Seriously, we're not the one's to help you, we're as addicted as they come.
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    Man, you got it bad, you should be ashamed of yourself!! Get a grip!! Let me see if I can help you? Okay, yes, here is the solution. Box up all that crap and send it to me for disposal! I'll see to it that no one else gets their hands on this stuff!! PM me for my addy, Let's get this taken care of immediately! Go quickly, hurry now! Doug
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    Default Re: HELP. I've got a habit...

    Quote Originally Posted by dtsoll
    Man, you got it bad, you should be ashamed of yourself!! Get a grip!! Let me see if I can help you? Okay, yes, here is the solution. Box up all that crap and send it to me for disposal! I'll see to it that no one else gets their hands on this stuff!! PM me for my addy, Let's get this taken care of immediately! Go quickly, hurry now! Doug


    Now let's see, you want what and how many?

    Let me get you a price quote for our tiny inventory

    Nothing is this world is free Big Daddy

    PS: I like email much better by the way.
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    Kevin, I was actually refering to Jay but...........If you are in the shape he is in please, do yourself a favor too, ship it to me. We must stop this madness somewhere now don't we, hehe!! Doug
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    Just think of me as the monkey on the back removal machine!! Doug
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    Default Re: HELP. I've got a habit...

    Thanks for the suggestion Dtsol but somehow I think that if I ship them all to you I'd just start feeling the need to go out and replace them.

    Guess I'm just sunk !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay R
    Since February I have bought

    Two QIII Nuwais ( gifts )
    5watt Nuwai
    Glass lenses for the Nuwais
    Orb Raw
    Orb Raw NS
    Cells and blue Luxeon for Orbs
    Fenix P1
    Fenix LOP
    Fenix Civictor
    56 keyring lights
    6 chinese lights ( gifts for the neighbours )
    50 Battery Station 123's
    6 Rechargeable 123's
    Probably other stuff I forgot
    Oh, and a house.
    What, *no* HDS? Now, there's something far wrong here ...

    You really, really *need* to get at least two HDS lights. With some luck you may find a couple left from the ongoing sale of the discontinued B42.

    Hans

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    Default Re: HELP. I've got a habit...

    Since joining, I've bought (in vague order):

    Arc AAA-P
    HDS B42XR (sold)
    Fenix L1P (gave away)
    Fenix L0P
    CR2 Ion
    McLux III PD
    Fire~Fly III
    Jil Intelli
    Jil 1.3W UV
    Fenix L2P head on L1P (sold)
    Fenix L2P body (sold)
    Fenix P1
    Surefire A2 WH
    HDS U60XRGT
    McLux III PD (another)

    And in the mail/on order I have:

    Exolion
    Jetbeam Jet-1
    Orb Raw Ns
    Custom UWOJ FLuPIC boards for the Exolion and Jil Intelli

    But I've stopped. "I can stop anytime", and I have. This is it for now, and it'll take a whopper of a light for me to buy anything more. HDS U85GT maybe, or mod my U60XRGT with a UXOJ if I can. And if for some reason an Exolion pops up for sale, I wouldn't pass it up. But seriously, that's it. I hope.

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    Default Re: HELP. I've got a habit...

    the next phase of this "habit" will be this

    - you have a problem when you ordered a light, it hasnt even arrived yet and already you are buying parts to mod it , now that is sick,
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    Default Re: HELP. I've got a habit...

    Quote Originally Posted by roguesw
    the next phase of this "habit" will be this

    - you have a problem when you ordered a light, it hasnt even arrived yet and already you are buying parts to mod it , now that is sick,

    After that you will start buying parts to mod flashlights that you haven't even ordered yet.
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    Ouch. And I thought I was bad. Since joining I've bought quite a few lights as well. It really is a VERY addicting hobby. I don't know what it is about it, but for some reason it just makes me want to buy more and more. At least I know I'm not alone.

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    Default Re: HELP. I've got a habit...

    Well I am 57, retired and have no idea how I got hooked by flashlights. I
    started my small collection about 4 weeks ago and I cannot stay away from
    CPF and every other webpage I can find on flashlights. At present I have
    or have on order, Fenix L2T, Streamlight Poly 4AA Luxeon, Dorcy Hawkeye,
    an Egear Stretch Light 1W Luxeon, MiniMag 2AA and now I want one for my
    Key Chain. Looking at either an Orb Raw or a Fenix P1. My wife thinks I am
    totally nuts but we only live once. Next thing is to find some huge convention
    which will display most lights and then meet other screwballs like myself for
    whom Torches are a way of life and something to be blessed!!!. LOL. Zeide

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    The 12 Suggested Steps of FlashAHolics Anonymous

    1. We admitted we were powerless over flashlights--that our lives had become unmanageable.
    2. Came to believe that a Light greater than the ones we bought could restore us to sanity.
    3. Made a decision to turn our will and our flashlights over to the care of Great Light as we understood it.
    4. Made a searching and fearless inventory of our flashlights.
    5. Admitted to the Great Light, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our flashlight inventory.
    6. Were entirely ready to have The Great Light remove all these defects of character and lenses.
    7. Humbly asked Him to remove our flashlight void.
    8. Made a list of all persons we had infected, and became willing to share our flashlights with them.
    9. Made direct loans of our flashlights to such people wherever possible, except when exceedingly bright lumen output would injure them or others.
    10. Continued to take flashlight inventory and when we were missing our favorite brand and model, promptly admitted it.
    11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with The Great Light, as we understood It, praying only for knowledge of The Greats Light's will for us and the battery inventory to carry that out.
    12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other FlashAHolics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.




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    Every flashlight I buy is always absolutely self-loathingly the very last one that I will ever buy. I have kicked this vile habit with every purchase!

    Also every big expense will never be equaled, it's the pinnacle of high cost over usefulness!!!

    It can only get so dark.

    There are only so many walks at night or things to see behind/under/into.

    I have an ORB RAW 3W that my wife is keeping until Father's day. I've just bought the coloured drop ins for MINIMAGS. I have a KL3 on order and a new tailcap.....surely that's enough??



    Anyone see the new INDIUM yet???? HDS85GT???




    ...and don't call me Shirley!!!

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    Default Re: HELP. I've got a habit...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nyctophiliac
    ...and don't call me Shirley!!!

    Roger, Roger.

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    Just as I thought I'm the only one addicted... until I read your post.
    By the way, do you....
    ...sleep with and caress your lovely lights >10 times thru day and nights?
    ...can't stop fantasizing how you can make your lights more powerful,
    prettier etc.?
    ...call out names of famous flashlight models in your sleep, and having your wife/gf question you the next morning?

    Submit your soul to the Light, Resistance is Futile
    Looking for Retina-Scorching,tiny,pocket flashies.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderclad
    do you....
    ...sleep with and caress your lovely lights >10 times thru day and nights?
    ...can't stop fantasizing how you can make your lights more powerful,
    prettier etc.?
    ...call out names of famous flashlight models in your sleep, and having your wife/gf question you the next morning?
    It's an addiction, not a perversion....

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    addiction, perversion, its a fine line we walk lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by roguesw
    addiction, perversion, its a fine line we walk lol
    Right you are roguesw. Makes me think of the members here who volunteered suggestive information about them and their lights in the bath!

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    how many of you people actually GO outside in the dark? lol

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    It's a cheaper than women and cars.

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