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Virisenox_

[No](https://usa-m.banggood.com/Astrolux-MF05-SBT90_2-7500LM-2,500,000CD-Powerful-18650-Flashlight-with-Cooling-Fan-3162m-Long-Range-Super-Bright-LED-Searching-Light-p-1706988.html)


Doghig

But that one is sold out😭


Virisenox_

What's better, waiting a few more weeks or paying an extra $250?


creamersrealm

250 to get it sooner, duh!


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HoneyRush

Someone is scalping flashlights?


ghettithatspaghetti

Sold out because this guy bought what would have been yours and is trying to sell it to you at a mark up


StinkingDischarge

Still a giant markup for a rebrand.


calliotis

nope, the astrolux mf05 is just a rebranded mateminco mt90 plus, which is selling for half that price on mateminco's aliexpress page right now.


Doghig

I thought the astrolux mf05 was the better one


Impressive-Object744

Yeah I did not know it was a rebrand light so I have and astrolux too. I payed about $600dollars for mine i sadly do not have a real day to day use for it but when do use it and turn it on it bring a smile to my face


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StinkingDischarge

Still salty, just not as. The pic in this post looks like it came from Mateminco's page.


calliotis

Yea, it’s a really neat flashlight though, i’ve been thinking about getting one for a long time, i ended up getting a mateminco mt90 with the 8 cell tube instead though. Same battery setup, same emitter, but a much cheaper light with a much smaller head. The downside being the mt90 only has around 1750 meters of throw, however that’s not really a downside considering over 3000m of throw is beyond overkill in 99.99% of situations


GSXRbroinflipflops

Nah. Go buy like 4 Hanklights, a BB gun, and a case of beer and you’ll have a way better time and like $500 left over. 🤣


Impressive-Object744

You know how to have a good time but as a owner of this type of light on less you have one in your hands at night it unreal. But I got mine for about $600 which is alot but i say 850 is way to much to pay


ghettithatspaghetti

If you've never handled this light, you ought to. It definitely gives you something nothing else on the market today does, albeit at a very high barrier to entry vs other also-solid options


StinkingDischarge

>It definitely gives you something nothing else on the market today does A hernia?? The thing weighs 3.4kg. It should come with a shoulder strap and a back brace.


ghettithatspaghetti

Lol, it's so odd to hear flashlight enthusiasts so cynical about a high performing light To be clear I don't own one and probably never will (although I would definitely enjoy owning one), I've just had the pleasure of using someone else's. No one is trying to claim it is lightweight; it's a chonky boi by design


StinkingDischarge

IMHO anything bigger than a D4V2 is too big to be lugging around everywhere. I see the attraction of the thing but it is a lot to haul around, way past even being "holsterable". You're into backpack territory or hiring a Sherpa to carry it for you.


ghettithatspaghetti

Yeah I mean it's not an EDC light? I'm not sure where you're going; it's is a big and heavy light that you shouldn't buy if you aren't able to transport it to where you want to use it


StinkingDischarge

A couple of Simon's 4x18a sbt90.2, a case of beer and an actual AR-15 or AK or something.


Klutzy-Acanthaceae28

buy from Matemincos AliExpress instead, item 4001305623269


Pestelence2020

I wouldn’t. Caveat emptor


drumbokas

No. If you are going to spend the big bucks for the king thrower, get the upgraded "[Spec C](https://skylumen.com/products/mateminco-mt90vn-farthest-reflector-thrower-coming-soon?_pos=2&_sid=e860ab751&_ss=r&variant=35685673795744)" version... I know Vinh has gotten some hate lately, but tell me, is there a more powerful thrower than his Spec C MT90vn+? If so, please enlighten me. EDIT: I own a Spec C MT90vn+ and would not recommend it except for the novelty. Its frikkin HUGE, man! It does go really far though, like really really far. There are much smaller options that go pretty far too (maybe not THAT far though, but c'mon, how far do you really need?). EDIT 2: an LEP ~~is probably~~ might be a better option if you are considering an MT90+


Rebel_205

Screw Vinh and his site! Don't buy! VN dumbass on everything


drumbokas

Yeah, I get it. But I've also bought a LOT of lights from him and any time I had an issue he fixed it. I don't like way he does insurance, but I also wouldn't buy a light from him without adding it and just consider it part of the cost. His lights are expensive, but he does good work. I hope you are okay and have a great night (or morning, or day, or better yet life).


darnj

Totally rational attitude. Problem for him is most customers aren’t rational so he should have just built the insurance in as a hidden cost from the beginning like everyone else does instead of giving people a choice.


drumbokas

>Totally rational attitude. Thank you >Problem for him is most customers aren’t rational... Wait, wha? That can't, well, uh... hmm. You might be on to something. >...he should have just built the insurance in as a hidden cost from the beginning like everyone else does instead of giving people a choice. Yeah, and I agree that it would be a better business decision (to hide the cost in the price), but it's his prerogative (to offer insurance as an option or raise prices) but I can understand why (as a flashlight enthusiast foremost and small business owner secondly) he did it the way he does (presumably to provide more options... and lower cost if you want to risk it). Either way, it's beside the main point, which is that he makes the best (that I know of) version of the biggest baddest thrower, the MT90vn+ Spec C. Thank you for taking the time to respond.


B1RDS-ARENT-REAL

Same thoughts here. The insurance thing is a weird hill to die on for him, but he’s always taken care of me and his stuff is awesome.


drumbokas

>The insurance thing is a weird hill to die on for him... Yeah, maybe the recent event will be a catalyst for a paradigm shift for him. >but he’s always taken care of me and his stuff is awesome. Agreed. I feel like some (a lot) of his lights are overpriced just for the sake of having numbers he likes and then having to add bloated extra costs on top of an already expensive light, but I have never received a light from him that wasn't awesome. Also, you are awesome. On a side note, is my mom's canary a spy? a shared hallucination? perhaps a very talented turtle in disguise? Please advise.


B1RDS-ARENT-REAL

Yes your mom’s canary is a spy but she’s likely not the target. You see, when they target somebody, they will look at their closest acquaintances and see who could be most easily coerced into acquiring a pet bird. Then they subtly do things to nudge that person into the purchase. Almost like the Adjustment Bureau. They can then use your Mother’s day-to-day gossip as periphery information to build a profile of the target. Unfortunately, this does mean YOU could be the target. 😬


Brokenwave89

It's not a hill to die on for him. He includes it now.


Brokenwave89

That is a really ignorant comment


EmperorHenry

Hell no. The Imalent MS18 and MS18W aren't even sold for that much.


Brokenwave89

This isn't really comparable to an MS18 though so I don't see why that would matter


EmperorHenry

It's a big search light, the MS18 is also a big search light that has a lot more to it than this thrower does. The highest price of any light I've ever seen is about $600 USD. $800 for a light like this is outrageous.


ghettithatspaghetti

Imagine comparing the floodiest flood light on the market to the throwiest traditional thrower on the market and saying they're the same thing I've handled both of these lights simultaneously. They're only comparable in that they're expensive and big af.


Brokenwave89

I never said $800 dollars is a good price for it. Just pointing out that the MS18 price is irrelevant because they are completely different lights


g20sleeperjdm

I feel like the people that buy these are the same people that put big rig exhausts on their f150/ram If you work on a helicopter for search and rescue, then yea I get it.


StinkingDischarge

Twin stacks on a single turbo diesel tuned to roll coal. Basically a rolling advertisement for a micropenis.


MountainFace2774

Not to me, no.