HDS 18350/18500 Battery Compartment Pre-Sale

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By any chance will there be any of these available if we missed the pre sale?

I assume so, but just wanted to ask in the off chance.
 
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Yes, there should be.

Sorry I’m pretty new to these HDS pre-sales. Is there an email list I should sign up for to be notified of any leftover/extra 18350 and 18500 battery compartments that are available for purchase?
 
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Sorry I’m pretty new to these HDS pre-sales. Is there an email list I should sign up for to be notified of any leftover/extra 18350 and 18500 battery compartments that are available for purchase?
Watch here and on the HDS EDC FB page.
 
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Hogo stated recently in another thread that they hope to be caught up on all back orders by the end of April. Fingers crossed.
 
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It's been like 1 1/2 years since I ordered these. I have not been updated on the status other than reading a post here and there. Has anyone who ordered been receiving email updates or is this the norm?
 
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I guess we were very patient with the HDS light backorders. This backorders are fulfilled or actually currently in fulfilling....

Yes we were waiting for 1.5 years more or less, guess we can wait till everything is done. Even if nothing will be shipped in May....
 
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1,5 years already ? Feels like 2 weeks. The reasons for the „delay“ are within this thread. HDS will deliver - they always do.
 
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We are still getting the back ordered lights out the door. This has taken a lot longer as Henry is contacting folks to make sure shipping addresses have not changed. It is slow going. I expect the tubes to go out the door mid June or thereabouts. That can change... but considering where we are now with shipping the back ordered lights, it seems reasonable to me that the specialty tubes will be about another month.
 
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OH, my mistake, thank you for clarification! 18500 is still what I'm gonna go for, I think a spacer is a more than suitable solution to run 18350s if I want to. Very excited for this!
We are still getting the back ordered lights out the door. This has taken a lot longer as Henry is contacting folks to make sure shipping addresses have not changed. It is slow going. I expect the tubes to go out the door mid June or thereabouts. That can change... but considering where we are now with shipping the back ordered lights, it seems reasonable to me that the specialty tubes will be about another month.
Thanks for the update. Sadly, I passed away 6 months ago but refused to go gently into that good night until the tubes were delivered to my crypt. My address has changed to : Happy Hollows, Bldg A-3, tier 4, section 8, hall 12, drawer B-2. Thanks!
 
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Thanks for the update. Sadly, I passed away 6 months ago but refused to go gently into that good night until the tubes were delivered to my crypt. My address has changed to : Happy Hollows, Bldg A-3, tier 4, section 8, hall 12, drawer B-2. Thanks!
We will hold yours until last then... so you can hang on a little longer. LOL!
 
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Very interested in this "new" run of tubes..... Looking forward to how any 'leftovers" are going to be offered..................

I really should have gotten in on the 'pre-buy'

Anxiously waiting how to acquire one of these............ actually both tubes are desirable...
 
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How is Henry contacting us to confirm shipping addresses? Email or ravens?
 
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Guess in HDS style with mail snails to ensure getting information as fast as possible :crackup:

Sorry could not resist.
 
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I received a backordered light a couple of weeks ago without being contacted to confirm my shipping address, so YMMV.
 
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It was the same on my side two lights received, and at the end a lucky HDS customer. But the Lights backorder was only a year. The tubes preorder was in october 2020, the remaining Nichias were sold in Mai 2021.
 
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