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richbuff

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Thanks for popping in and letting us know that you are all good/ok/fine. A lot of people were worrying about you, and a lot of people were wondering how you are doing.

I started missing your regular contributions a while back, when I checked regularly for the appearance of your highly anticipated Meteor M43 review, and none ever appeared.

I feel very grateful that your past few reviews on recent products were provided by you to us, even though you were super busy at the time that you made and provided the reviews.

Your review of the Niwalker MM15 is what got me started on high-performance flashlights.

I think the flashlight industry should offer you double the income to wrest you from your current work; that is still not commensurate with how extremely valuable your contributions to this industry are. However large an offer, whatever it takes, would be the correct offer to get this done.
 

kreisl

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when I was asked to take on a whole new bunch of responsibilities (and travel) - basically, doing the work of an extra 1.5 individuals on top of all my old responsibilities.
1.5 + 1 = factor 2.5 ? 😵
If you're getting now 2.5x of your original pay, then no complaints here :p

At least a 50% increase in pay, for a total 1.5x factor, would be great to begin with.

I hope things are working out for you, maybe you could review again some zebra lights for us on the very next occasion. They're always hot items on CPF.
 

flashflood

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Hi all,
I know I haven't been around for a long time - sorry for not stopping by earlier to give y'all an update. :oops:

My work life got pretty crazy last year, when I was asked to take on a whole new bunch of responsibilities (and travel) - basically, doing the work of an extra 1.5 individuals on top of all my old responsibilities. Unfortunately, this will likely get even worse in the short-term as we loose even more people (and then I will need to train some new folks to help take some of the load off). Between that and my whisky reviewing hobby (http://whiskyanalysis.com/), I have had NO time to even test any of the flashlights I have on hand.

I feel bad about this situation, since I had more than a dozen lights in various stages of testing before the end of last year. I have since informed all the makers who have asked that I am no longer taking lights for the foreseeable future. I do hope to post at least a cursory analysis of the lights on hand, but not sure when I will find the time. :sigh:

I appreciate all the well wishes, and will try to check in a bit more frequently. :wave:

No need to apologize. You've provided an incredible service to this community, for years, for free. Given all the added work responsibility, we can certainly understand why you'd be focused less on flashlights and more on whiskey...
 

desmobob

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<SNIP>I have had NO time to even test any of the flashlights I have on hand.

I feel bad about this situation, since I had more than a dozen lights in various stages of testing before the end of last year. I have since informed all the makers who have asked that I am no longer taking lights for the foreseeable future. I do hope to post at least a cursory analysis of the lights on hand, but not sure when I will find the time. :sigh:

I appreciate all the well wishes, and will try to check in a bit more frequently. :wave:

No need to apologize; you have provided the forum with an incredible wealth of information and a hugely valuable resource for members making purchase decisions.

I belong to several hobby forums and I can't think of any individual who has provided so much for the members. Best of luck with the whisky reviews! (I like Balvenie Double-wood.)

Take it easy,
Bob
 

Crazyeddiethefirst

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Your service has been admirable, and I credit much of my knowledge base to your consistent approach and methodology of testing. I appreciate you letting us know what is going on-I wanted to write & inquire but my logic was if your time was stretched to it's limit then emails from a large group wouldn't help. I wish we could help...
Thanks for the years of evaluations you have provided!
 

selfbuilt

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Thanks for all the support and understanding everyone. And no, kreisl, my work pay did not go up - although that certainly would have been nice! :p

This summer has actually been busier than before, as I'm now bringing new staff up to speed. But we've agreed that I will go back to a more standard work arrangement by next summer. But for now I'm still swamped!

I've just started a sales thread in the marketplace, for some of the most recent lights I've reviewed. You can check them out here. Depending on interest, I may do some additional sell offs in the future (time permitting!).

Cheers! :wave:
 

vinhnguyen54

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Hello Selfbuilt,

I will dearly wait for your return this summer. I have some exciting lights I would love to send your way :)

Vinh
 

selfbuilt

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Sadly, still no time to get back into reviewing right now (we'll see how things go).

But I've just launched my most recent flashlight sale - a PREMIUM MYSTERY BOX offer. Check out my sales thread for more info. :wave:
 

LogansRun

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Selfbuilt, it's been a pleasure reading your flashlight reviews these past years (I've been on CPF under another handle since 2008, which I can no longer access) and only recently returned to CPF. Thanks so much for your reviews - it has inspired many purchases.

Btw, I just checked out your whiskey review site - another unfortunately, expensive hobby I've gotten into - and enjoy those reviews as well.

I will raise a glass of Hibiki 12yr or Chichibu The Floor Malted from my collection to you!
 
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