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then again, surefire is kind of overpriced, but if you like 'em and can afford 'em :) but there's plenty of good options out there!


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Depends on how you define overpriced I guess, I didn't pay full retail price for the torch and there's NOTHING on the market which is anywhere near as bright that I can also fit onto the rail of a glock pistol.  

 

Expensive yes, best in class yes. 


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Overpriced from a hobbyist perspective maybe, but they're not aimed at airsofters it just happens that some airsofters like to use real-world kit.  As evidenced above it's not like you even need to pay retail price, I paid less than 50% of the MSRP for all 4 of my SF lights, which if anything makes them underpriced for the quality quite frankly.



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Overpriced from a hobbyist perspective maybe, but they're not aimed at airsofters it just happens that some airsofters like to use real-world kit.  As evidenced above it's not like you even need to pay retail price, I paid less than 50% of the MSRP for all 4 of my SF lights, which if anything makes them underpriced for the quality quite frankly.

Willing to say where you got yours from, or was it just good sales shopping ?



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No secret, just eBay.  But it was American eBay on a couple of them which I sent to a mate there and he shipped, which works out a lot cheaper for various reasons.

 

Between eBaying and lots of time looking on forum classifieds, combined with the patience necessary to wait for what you're after to pop up, you can save yourself a fortune.  Still buy most stuff from retailers but when it comes to the really pricey gear like RS lights, optics, high end jackets etc you're much more likely to see the stuff you want come up for sale second hand, very often never/barely used.  It's the expensive stuff that people are more likely to put the time and effort in to selling on because they can then free-up the funds in that item when needed and it's more 'worth' their time as it were writing up the ads and sales thread.  If you wear a Large or XL in jackets for example you can deck yourself out thoroughly in Arc'teryx for not much more than 5.11 or even Helikon prices, there's tons of that stuff on the bay.



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After going to a few skirmishes and getting my ukara finally I've put my hand in my picket the last 3 days and purchases are as follows:
G&G cm 16
Dboys m16
4 lipo's & charger
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2x mtp trousers
2x mtp ubac
2x mtp viper boots
2x plate carrier + pouches
2x mtp smock
2x face mask & goggles & gloves

I just need 2x pistols and a couple of radios and I'm done for a bit

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I did wonder about ebay but then I also take the assumption a good proportion of the kit on there was seems cheap is actually fake.  I might miss some decent bargains, but at the same time I'm less likely to be caught out.  (though not entirely safe, hence me once being contacted by the Met over a very legitimate looking deal from a very legitimate ebay trader with a very high rep - turned out he was an international fence ...)



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I did wonder about ebay but then I also take the assumption a good proportion of the kit on there was seems cheap is actually fake.  I might miss some decent bargains, but at the same time I'm less likely to be caught out.

 

With the new system they have on your user account front page there's no reason not to go on there really.  You punch in a few categories/items that you're interested in and it just brings up the best results with the basic info and a thumbnail soon as you click on the site, all in one place, no trawling or repeatedly typing in the same searches every day.

 

Surefire lights for example, would be very hard to get caught out on.  Yes there are ACM clones but many of those will be easy to pick out from the pictures and all the lights I bought came in the complete, sealed retail packaging.  If you wanna play it on the same side then if the listing doesn't have decent close-up pictures and/or its' now new in the box you just don't buy it.  Only takes a few seconds to check and you won't have even had to search using the new system.



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Finally got my g&g raider-l combat machine. Sadly I'm not ukara so lime green seemed like my best option...

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Finally got my g&g raider-l combat machine. Sadly I'm not ukara so lime green seemed like my best option...

 

Get yourself to a few skirmishes and then you'll be able to take it off :)


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Managed to pick up two G&P AK tracer mid caps of Military 1st for £26 delivered in their 50% off sale!

 

Hopefully they will work well


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A few airsoft bits, list em later on tonight and got £80 worth of pretzels delivered to work today.


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5 x MAG AK-74 midcaps in plum for £30 posted woohoo!


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£80 worth of pretzels delivered to work today.

 

*drooling*


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*drooling*

Bearing in mind it was between 3 people, me and 2 collegues.

 

Synders pretzels;

 

Cheddar cheese, peanut butter, buffalo wings, sea salt and black pepper and jalapeno.

 

 

About 70 bags, its insane.


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Bearing in mind it was between 3 people, me and 2 collegues.

 

Synders pretzels;

 

Cheddar cheese, peanut butter, buffalo wings, sea salt and black pepper and jalapeno.

 

 

About 70 bags, its insane.

 

The SPAR near our office sells them, They're ace - I used to get mine from Stateside Candy (www.americansweets.co.uk - you can thank/curse me later) but there's now a UK importer that ships the small bags.The Honey Mustard ones are awesome!



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Foodgasm


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The SPAR near our office sells them, They're ace - I used to get mine from Stateside Candy (www.americansweets.co.uk - you can thank/curse me later) but there's now a UK importer that ships the small bags.The Honey Mustard ones are awesome!

Will have to try them!

 

Foodgasm

Literally, you cant just have one piece, you have to have another and another.

 

Then you realize you have eaten a whole bag........


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Don't get it meself. They're just dry baked flour with a taste of moody origin which disappears so quickly that you have to stuff more fresh ones in your gob to keep tasting it. They crunch for one or two chews and that's the end of their texture - they just turn into a soggy paste.

 

Now if you want a savoury crunchy thing with a lasting taste and a texture that lasts beyond the initial chew, Hovis Crackers are where it's at. Although what we really need is for some intrepid biscuiteer to invent savoury hobnobs...


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Will have to try them!

 

Literally, you cant just have one piece, you have to have another and another.

 

Then you realize you have eaten a whole bag........

 

 

Truth.

 

Unfortunately having started trying to lose some of my not inconsiderable weight they've disappeared off my regular snack schedule. The small bags are the best parts of 600 calories ! :o






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