RIP Lighthound.

X_Marine

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Oh lord, that is a great loss..
I spent many hrs in his diff stores checking things, trying this and that, etc..
Just can't do dat on the net. Dangit..
Wish John and his crew all the best, he will certainly be missed.
Many thanks.
X/BillyD..
 

camoman2

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I just found this out today, and it really sucks. I have done a lot of business through Lighthound. Now I will have to order my Solarforce stuff through Solarforce sales.
 

mikespike2

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Can't believe they are closed. They were the only place I ordered lights and batteries from.

Not that they owe us anything, but many questions are left with a lot of customers, a statement or few comments to be passed along to the community would surely be appreciated.
 

Essexman

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Aaarrrrrgggghhhhh noooooo! How slow am I, just tried to find the Lighthoud store and came across this thread. Such a great online store, gone. Will miss them.
 

Ozgeardo

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I to just went to look for the Lighthound store and found this thread.
They were the first store I ever bought any serious flashlights (torches to us Aussies) from, plus all manner of other bits and pieces.
Never a problem shipping to Australia (unlike many other on line stores).
Looks like Battery Junciton for my next shopping list (one of the few other stores that ship to Australia with no hassles).
 

ipig

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just searched my e-mail today to find out what shop i'd last used for batteries, rip :(
 

Str8stroke

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ipig, funny how over a year later, people still miss the quality services & products Lighthound provided. Have a great new year my friend.
 

2wenty

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Its been years since Ive needed batteries and just figured remember the name of who I used to order them through (I knew it had hound in it). Such a bummer. Im still really bummed about MBI. Lots of things that have been around in my life for a long time have been going away. I guess the only guaranteed thing is change. Might as well enjoy what we have this moment even more.
 

Howiezowie

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I know this thread is old, but adding something that might prove useful:

I ordered batteries from lighthound.com 11 years ago, back in 2013.

I used a unique email address for my account with them, which was never used ever again or anywhere else. I never received any emails to that address in the 11 years since my transaction with them.

A couple of weeks ago, my email provider quarantined a scam/phishing email delivered to that address. The type of email I was sent is the "Internet Is A Dangerous Place" email scam

Obviously, the list of customer email addresses that ordered from them has been leaked. This happens all too often, but one benefit of using unique email addresses for every entity I interact with online (who is not a personal friend or relative,) is that I can both identify the original source of a breach, and selectively block any further incoming mail to a compromised address.
 

ghostguy6

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That trick used to work back in the day but now there were are random email generators that will send the scam emails to any address. The easiest way to block theses is to have a very unique email domain but they are costly and eventually even the generators will randomly find them. Nothing is completely safe online anymore.
 
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