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#1 iamttam

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 07:36 AM

Sound fair? I went to eBay to buy LEDs based on recommendations I've seen here. I purchased 100 UV LEDs for $2.76 and it had $20 IN SHIPPING! I don't care if it's coming from Hong Kong, shipping is NOT that expensive.

Anyway, I thought I'd warn anyone thinking of buying from those rapists to go and look at what they are charging for shipping.

#2 rms2001

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 08:06 AM

They are not true UV LEDs any way. I ordered "UV" LEDs from them. They looks like the UV purple we are all use to seeing. But other than that they are worthless. At least they do not work with UV active paint.

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 08:25 AM

Just to add I paid $3.49 + $5 for shipping for 50 LEDs.
http://cgi.ebay.com/...&category=20706

Not sure what you bought dude, but shipping on 100 LEDs shold have only been $10
http://cgi.ebay.com/...item=3813981969

#4 brimX

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 08:57 AM

yea man... ive bought Led's from her multiple times each buying a hundred at a time. and no problems for me!

ive never tried the UV but ive bought the bright whites and the super blues and i cant ever complain! im just about to place another order!

shipping is like 11 bucks for 100 led's but the price for the led's is like 1 dollar, so in reality im pretty sure shes getting her money with the shipping. who cares tho..... where tha hell are you supposed to find good LED's for that cheap!

at radio shack theyre like 1.69 each LED!!!!



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Posted 11 May 2004 - 09:21 AM

The other LED seller on eBay I like about is cwithk. I got 3mm blue and green LEDs from them. They are GREAT. They are also in Hong Kong. They had free shipping.

Total was like $19 for the green and $15 for the blue. It all comes out to be the same. Like you will see high shipping, but the asking price is super low. Or you pay $15 for LEDs and get free shipping, it all works out.

What was really cool is I placed all three orders on differnt days, and they all just happen to come on the same day. I liked all the Hong Kong stamps too.

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 09:37 AM

Local elec store around here has LED's at 100 for $10 CDN

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 01:25 PM

Wow, take about hate muhaha.gif . I just ordered from them. Bought about 100 of them on thursday. My package came yesterday, Monday now that's fast even from Hong Kong. I paid about 7 dollars on shipping. I love BHK (not the WWE guy dry.gif ) there fast and reliable. Can't wait to order more.

#8 JaredC01

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 03:22 PM

I ordered from CWITHK on ebay, 100 blue LEDs with free shipping and 100 470Ohm reisistors for $16.50.

I'd recommend him if you're going to order anymore LEDs.

Here is the list of his current auctions.

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 03:43 PM

I also go with CwithK they are great(relatively cheap) and fast & free shipping.

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 04:05 PM

That guy has MANY deals from besthongkong on eBay.

I just 100 blue LEDs for $13 with FREE shipping and FREE resistors. You cant just take the first deal you see. You need to look thru all of his deals.


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Posted 11 May 2004 - 04:08 PM

go to cytechmods.com

He's really reliable and inexpensive. Free resistors.

Great guy

#12 rgbivens

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 05:50 PM

Ya, I don't know what you have been doin'...I just bought 100 12000 mcd green leds for 15 bucks and shipping was 10 so thats like 25 cents each...thats FREGGIN cheap!!! If you don't believe me check out my auction...I also bought 50 4000 mcd from them about 2 months ago and i think i paid 40 cents each for them...you just gotta look at all his deals like somebody else said...add the shipping and cost together then divide by the number of LEDs then you'll get an idea of how much your payin...and yes, it does cost that much to ship from Hong Kong...I saw the stamps...trust me on that one...

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 05:51 PM

For BestHongKong, it's really only a good deal when you buy off ebay, and when you do that you have to buy in bulk and it's hard to combine orders. If you want a 100 of one color they're great, but for small orders choose something in the US.

#14 methidz

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 05:58 PM

100 At $2.76 for the LEDS and $20 for shipping thats only $.023 per LED that dosen't sound to bad considering they are $0.60 + shipping at lsdiodes.com

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 06:01 PM

Thats really strange. I bought 50 from them and shipping was about 7 bucks




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