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    Default Cyclops is a deal at Sam's !!!

    I was just at Bass Pro shops yesterday and they
    have the Cyclops flashlight (that's 1 flashlight) with
    4 CR123's and an assortment of colored lenses for $39.99!!
    At Sam's you get 2 flashlights and 4 batts for about $20.

    Whatever you think of the light..."beater" etc you've got
    to admit it's a steal at Sam's .

    MB

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    Default Re: Cyclops is a deal at Sam's !!!

    The 2 pack Element lights Sam's sells also sells at Radio Shack under a different name for $30-40 a piece!

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    Default Re: Cyclops is a deal at Sam's !!!

    Bass Pro Shops also has a "Bass Pro Shops" branded Brink Maxfire
    which they retail for $24...quite a bit more than either Tar-jay or
    Wally, but I've seen it on sale there for as little as $14.

    To their credit though they have a full line of SF lights at just about
    what everyone else sells them for M.O. so less shipping they could
    be a deal.


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    Default Re: Cyclops is a deal at Sam's !!!

    Those lights at Sam's are pretty nice. Fairly well built and serve as good mod hosts. I couldn't believe the price when I saw them. I grabbed all that they had. Something thing like 10 packages of two. I sold the all to LEOs to be used as backup lights. They're still asking for more.

    Unfortunately, my local Sam's hasn't gotten anymore.
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    Default Re: Cyclops is a deal at Sam's !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mykall
    To their credit though they have a full line of SF lights at just about
    what everyone else sells them for M.O. so less shipping they could
    be a deal.
    Well they could be but with the contacts we have here at CPF they're not.

    brad cook

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    Default Re: Cyclops is a deal at Sam's !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DigMe
    Well they could be but with the contacts we have here at CPF they're not.

    brad cook
    Depends on how fast you want your light, and returnability.


    MB

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    Default Re: Cyclops is a deal at Sam's !!!

    I was at Sams looking for the Element (out of stock), and found the Cyclops. For $10 each they seem very solidly built all metal with sturdy switches. I just bought a Maxfire LX at Target last week, and now am wishing I had seen the Cyclops first. The Cyclops beam appears just slightly narrower than the Maxfire.

    Is there any way to use rechargeable batteries in the Cyclops?

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    Default Re: Cyclops is a deal at Sam's !!!

    I was at a Sam's in El Paso, TX over the weekend. I bought a pack of 2 lights for about $14.84 (?) +tax. Total was just over $16. I checked the website, and the price was $20.84, also stating "Price may vary by Club". Too bad not all members can get these lights for $8 apiece. I'll check my local Sam's for prices here in the DFW metro.

    The package claims 80 lumens. Nope. Not as bright as my Scorpion, or G2, but great lights for the price.

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    Default Re: Cyclops is a deal at Sam's !!!

    I never believed that 80 lumens either. Sort of like one
    of those Dorcys (Spyder??) that claimed over 100 Lumens
    and I know with 2 CR's it's not that bright.

    MB

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    I bought 2 pack at Sam's for $20 they are ok for cheap dirty light.

    They are not 80 lumens, maybe 50-60.

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    Default Re: Cyclops is a deal at Sam's !!!

    Well, went to Sam's in Plano, TX (north of Dallas) and sad to say that their price for the two-pack was $20.84 + tax. Didn't buy 'em. Still a good deal, but not a great deal.

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    Default Re: Cyclops is a deal at Sam's !!!

    Last week or so they were moved to the closeout section (Humble TX Sam's), and today the sign said $14.57 for the 2 Cyclops. I would have bought more for that price, but they were out.
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    Default Re: Cyclops is a deal at Sam's !!!

    They are also good for mods. For example. I didn't like the switch on my Dorcy super 1 watt. I swapped the one from the cyclops, and it works great. Firmer feel/click, and now it's tactical!

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    I bought this deal and was using one when fixing/upgrading a PC at home. The batteries drew down the cells to the point where there was no output. I kept working on the PC and about an hour later I heard a loud POP!

    I was of course afraid that the PC had blown, but it was the Cyclops and or the Cyclops batteries that blew. I was so disturbed that I threw the flashlight away. I wish I hadn't and now would like to have it to do forensics.

    Did the battery cause the problem because I kept this on after the cell no longer had enough voltage to power the light? Are there threads concerning explosions that I should read?

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    Default Re: Cyclops is a deal at Sam's !!!

    Before you threw it away did you actually check the batteries? Perhaps the loud pop you heard was the bulb? I've got a few Cyclops and have been using them around the house. Recently I picked up another two pack at Sam's for under $12 (price drop) I haven't had any problems but then again I'm on the original cells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshA4
    Before you threw it away did you actually check the batteries? Perhaps the loud pop you heard was the bulb? I've got a few Cyclops and have been using them around the house. Recently I picked up another two pack at Sam's for under $12 (price drop) I haven't had any problems but then again I'm on the original cells.
    Note pictures of cells here:

    http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/show...31#post1279431

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    Default Re: Cyclops is a deal at Sam's !!!

    My Sam's didn't have them anymore when I was there Sunday.

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    Default Re: Cyclops is a deal at Sam's !!!

    Our Sams's in NE Iowa has about 75 of them, but they are still at $20. I'm gonna wait till they come down. I like bright lights so this will mainly be for the kids and the kitchen drawer.

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    Default Re: Cyclops is a deal at Sam's !!!

    Sorry double post, it said the server was busy, guess it went through.

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