I was emailing Greg at Brightguy my personal info to preorder the E2 and asked him if he heard any news from SF regarding the release of the light, he says that SF would ship by the end of...March?, maybe I read wrong (I wish)but, have you guys heard anything regarding this?
I MAY very well be mistaken here, but I thought that maybe Brightguy was only receiving the hard anodized E2's which are supposed to ship after the gun metal E2's. I think that is why they are expecting their shipment later, because it will be only for hard anodized E2's.
As for the gun metal E2's, I think that they are still expected to ship inside of a week.
Actually, the news isn't good: they are still awaiting packaging and it will be at least another two weeks before the E2GM starts shipping- the HA may follow soon after- or may be 2-3 months down the road- stories at SF differ. They all agreed on the delay for shipping however.
Tim, the E2 came in a plastic bag that was bipartited with one section holding the light and the instructions and the other holding a shrink-wrapped DL123A. It looked as if it came from SureFire, it just surprised me.
Bucky, don't you mean the E1 instead of the E2 you thought you were getting?
I'm all for minimal "protective" packaging!
Certainly if I walk into a shop, It'd be nice to have a clam-packed with colourful inlay... For "display" purposes atleast...
The minimal utility packing gives SureFire a tougher "to-be-used" feel rather than a "This-should-be-kept-in-the-packaging-you-bought-it-in" impression!
When I ordered from Botach [never again], I got the same heavy-duty plastic (heat-sealed I think) just like the replacement Lamp Modules etc. The E1, M2 and stuff I bought from a shop came in this clam-pack which was a real pain to open.
The gift boxes and the "Owner Handbooks" are classy though... When I buy SureFire's for gifts, I'll get 'em...
If it was just the plain light with nothing else, it would have been the distributor sample package. As it came with batteries and instructions...I have no idea why you got yours like that. Did the bag have a folded cardboard flap with the SF logo and part number on it? Every E1 I have ordered has come in either the plastic clamshell or the more recent gift box version. I've never had a light come in a baggie- just lamps, batteries and accessories.
How much will the E2 cost when it comes out?
That looks like a real nice light.
I kind of like the E1 too. Nice small light. Any comments on it from thoes who own one?
Where did you guys buy the E1? I don't see it on Brightguy's website and I would like to order from them again as I got the last flashlight from them very fast.
Bucky, Do you have the NEW E1?
Am I right in thinking that the clip is now removeable with one of Alan's Keys?
The E1 is superb! I will be buying more. I'll even be buying them for gifts. This is a high honour (not because I don't give gifts [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] but) because I only give gifts that are the highest quality, and usually very useful. I'll stand by my gifts. I use the same products.