Oh gee Artemus; you beat me to it!!!!
Donate them to something, get a valid receipt from a registered
charitable organisation (maybe the SA?) then claim a valid tax
deduction. Even if the charitable org. had use (or sale) for only a
few or even threw them out they wouldn't have to outlay any cash!
Note to the OP .................... You are paying income taxes are
OK then; get a tax deduction.
Approximately 47% of the households don't pay _federal_ income taxes,
due to their incomes being too low, or by qualifying for various
deductions and credits. The Child Tax Credit is a biggie, both in
terms of dollars and the number of households that claim it. You can
earn up to $50K and, if you have at least two qualifying children, end
up paying no federal income tax.
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I'M RICH..... I'M RICH!!!!
Oh, the Amazon link INCLUDES batteries.... hmmmm....
Now, I just need 500 D cells.... : :(
The cheapest you can get D cells seems to be a little under a buck each:
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So that means the flashlight itself is about $1.50.
I'm surprised nonLED flashlights are being manufactured/sold at all.
A flashlight with 2 D cells is more like a club. Heh, in fact, mag lites
with 4+ D cells ARE used as clubs, by the poh-lice.
I usually use 50 cents a piece for batteries as a benchmark as to
whether Sams, HD or whomever really has them on sale.
That is an alkaline cell. Regular zinc cells or out of date cells can
get real cheap.
Dollar Tree, near me. Went from four D cells fer a buck, and
now it is three D cells.
I can't remember the prices at BJ's Wholesale club. But the
alkalines are under a dollar each. Alkalines have four times
the operating life as heavy duty. (Yes, I've tested an
assortment of brands and devices, years ago.) Alkalines have
much longer shelf life, also.
Heavy duties are good for places like my cousin's motel,
where flashlights are often not returned.
I'm reminded why I had you filtered out. I saw you had
mentioned flash lights. Which was kind of neat. Sadly,
though, it's as Al Gore said. A leopard can't change his
I find them to be common, and to be commonly offered for sale at most
retail establishments where one can buy flashlights, even as of early
Do keep in mind that some flashlight "brands" have an interest in
battery (or "cell") sales, and may have a profit motive to sell
Also, keep in mind that a flashlight delivering a beam as bright as that
achieved with a PR-2 incandescent lamp is still more expensive to
manufacture with LEDs as opposed to a PR-2 incandescent lamp, especially
when considering the cost of voltage-boost circuitry for a bright white
LED flashlight working well and reliably from 1 or 2 1.5V cells.
- Don Klipstein ( email@example.com)
On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 21:31:13 -0400, "Existential Angst"
That's not a horrible flashlight, Garrity is a real name. I would shop
them around to independent stores. Other posters are right about a
chain like "The Dollar Store" but there are plenty of no name dollar
stores who sell what they can get cheap.
On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 21:51:17 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
They ARE better than a lot - they usually work at least once. They
didn't stand up well to my Kids' abuse though. I think they make a
couple grades too - I usually got them at Canadian Tire in 2-packs or
3-packs for a couple bucks. The switches were the weak point,
Heh, my mega-employer musta bought 20,090 flashlights, to replace our Old
The new flashlights use C cells, have a kitchy but useless belt clamp, and
have a pushbutton switch on the back end.
The first thing to go was that effing switch, so now we have to turn them
on/off via twisting the front.
Gotta luv mega-bureaucracy.....
It's amazing how difficult it apparently is to get a battery, bulb, and
switch in a tube to work.
My cousin would probably buy a bunch of these. He owns a 12
unit motel. Every time the power is off, people come to the
office, to borrow a flashlight. Which opens up an idea,
perhaps motels around you would like to buy them.
On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 21:31:13 -0400, "Existential Angst"
I can't either - they are such CRAP.
I used to give them to my girls when they went to camp figuring they'd
just get lost anyway - and invariably they'd come home with them - not
working - and "Daddy, can you fix my flashlight?" In their eyes I
could fix anything - so it was a real letdown to them when I told them
they'd get new ones next year-----.
I'll take them all and give you a receipt too.
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You mean, like fer taxes??
I'm doing this on behalf of an in-law, so I don't have the final say-so --
altho it certainly is in my interest to get them out of the house.
I'll keep you posted on what the upshot is, and see if I can get them over
to you, depending depending.
. Ahm so *proud*, tho, that this flashlight actually appears on the
internet... and on ebay!!
Hey, dude, you gave a buddy of mine (Richy) heart palpitations on those
broached shafts -- he sez yer gettin'em finished for just about his
*material cost*.... goodgawd....
I'll be here as will our effrots for years to come so let me know.
Someone here was kind enough to shoot us some bicycle repair tools which
worked out great. They are on a ship going to Ghana as of a few days ago
and will arrive and be distributed to the local bike repair guy in late May.
Empowerment to bring a better future to the people. We are sending folks
over to not jsut hand stuff out but to train, etc. It's a unique atmosphere
there... No electricity but they can buy batteries.
LOL. I said the same thing about my 1960's Humber Super Snipe key - and
then sold it.
I felt bad for him. My old man did the negotiations and has a knack for
finding dirt cheap suppliers. I forget where he found the least expensive
guy, but it was in country and probably in a town like Bucksnort, Arkansas
I was watching a PBS show yesterday,and they were showing bicycle frames
made from bamboo,that were made in West Africa,it might have been Ghana.
They looked pretty cool. They smoked the bamboo to harden it and preserve
it.Then they used some sort of fiber to make the joints,probably with
epoxy,they looked well finished.
The guy said the frames were much lighter than they looked,and
strong(enough to carry two people).The main tubing was about 2" in
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