Maratac AAA TPF Flashlight: Copper & Brass

Maratac AAA TPF Flashlight: Copper & Brass

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Unlike traditional flashlights, the Maratac AAA TPF Light features a wide 105-degree-angle beam. Great for working under the hood, traveling with a group, or setting up camp at night, it’s armed with three different brightness settings, each of which is accessed by twisting the base Read More

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Jul 27, 2019
Drop Flashlight Mod: The flat tailcap of the Massdrop Brass AAA Pocket Flashlight or the Massdrop Copper AAA Pocket Flashlight with the titanium button tail switch can be added to the Brass/Copper Maratac AAA TPF flashlight.
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I own both and thought how great would it be if they were combined! So I screwed on the tailcap switch to the Maratac TPF light and it worked! And you could combine the other parts together with a Foursevens New Preon Pocket Clip from eBay to create another light with a killer pocket clip. But the clip will not work on the TPF. It creates a gap between the threads, making the light non functional while attached.
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Now if only Massdrop offered this TPF combo with a Nichia LED in copper, I would die a happy man! 
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PaulNS
86
Jun 1, 2019
How is are the brightness levels controlled? I want separate on-off and brightness controls (no cycling).
Jtomschin
0
Nov 8, 2018
Just got mine, missing the clip though
Kgray
0
Jul 10, 2018
Did this ship? i never saw mine.
glennac
1361
May 8, 2018
Here's the thing, a different drop here features the TEC Isotope Reactor Fob for $36.99. And even if you're satisfied with the price you still have to fork out another $35-$45 to stock it with tritium vials. And yet, 21 have sold so far and all of the goals have been met. It's just a dumb fob that hangs off of your keychain.
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/tec-accessories-isotope-reactor-fob#description
Yet, here, with a very useful device like a flashlight, there is obvious resistance to joining the drop. Only 7 have been purchased so far with 4 committed if the goal or 20 is met. With less than 2 days left this is in question. Why?
Because there is no consensus that a "deal" exists here. Especially for a site like Massdrop, the success of offers hinges on the perception that a "deal" exists with the 'group buying' concept. If very few perceive that a drop is a "deal" then there will be resistance and a lack of response.
In this case, the MSRP is $65 is unrealistic when sites like CountyComm are offering the same light for $48.50 and even have it on sale for $35 occasionally. With this kind of competition, even $42.99 is not perceived as a "deal" to jump at. There has to be a compelling reason to join and participate at sites like Massdrop. It should be the "deals". Unfortunately, this is not always the case. :-(
Am I being unreasonable here?
ErrandofAngels
4
May 10, 2018
Perfectly reasonable. It's simply not a deal. Maybe in a few months Countycomm will drop the price for reals on their site and then I'll pull the trigger, but not for this.
saisengken
12
Jul 23, 2018
To your question why the community not joining the drop, inspite of its price & feature. My personal opinion & experience. Once after warranty, there is no after sales service assistance for part replacement you can expect from Massdrop. 14 months old brass AAA massdrop/lumintop, use as paper weight or bin it. I contact massdrop & lumintop cannot even buy the much needed tail cap due to its faulty e-switch. You dont buy a new flashlight every year, do you? Price is one issue, sometimr there is the sentimental issue behind the gift which the owner wish to get it fix & keep not replace
RHPICAYUNE
200
May 7, 2018
AND no waiting weeks and weeks for the drop shipment at CountyComm....
El-Kamote
31
May 8, 2018
For guys in the US this is a crappy deal indeed. But for those who don't live in North America the total cost (price + shipping) of the TPF light looks enticing. A $4-ish shipping fee to PH? I might join this drop
glennac
1361
May 7, 2018
What a shame. 🤔 I’ve been waiting for the Copper one to go on sale. But $5 bucks is not what I would consider a Deal on a nearly $50 item. Then, you lose the $5 break when you choose the Copper one. After still paying shipping AND have to wait several weeks? There’s no discount here at all. What’s the advantage over simply buying it at CountyComm for $48.50?
There is suppose to be an advantage to group buying here. But I don’t see it, especially in this case. 🤷🏻‍♂️
glennac
1361
Feb 25, 2018
None of the photos show the button end. What kind of button is it? Clicky? Rubber? Or Electronic?
Dermott
266
Jan 2, 2019
If it's anything like CountyComm's regular twist-cap AAA lights, you'll want to turn it a full 180 degrees to prevent it bumping and turning on in a pocket, anyway, so the lense will get turned toward your bag/leg/etc, and be pretty well protected, as well. Not a bad design, if you don't mind needing both hands to turn on a light.
Keithis
35
May 2, 2019
It doesn't have a switch. :-( Mine arrived today. The description states "three different brightness settings, each of which is accessed by twisting the base"... Er, no. You twist the head anti-clockwise to unscrew it a little to turn it off. Then screw it back clockwise to turn it on. Turning it off and then on switches to another brightness setting. I took the tail switch from another Maratac copper AAA torch, and screwed this in place of the TPF's tailcap, and this gives it a proper switch that works as I expected.
RHPICAYUNE
200
Feb 24, 2018
Flash 48-hour sale (from 2/24 am)@ CountyComm = $36
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RHPICAYUNE
200
Feb 23, 2018
Massdrop, are you buying these somewhere for $30, then reselling to us at basically CountyComm's price? We expect if we, as a group, buy a ton of these lights, we could get them at a much better price than saving $1 or two.... Check out this screenshot of my CountyComm cart--in stock now and free shipping at $75 !
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