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Reputable 18650 Battery Seller in Canada?

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Reputable 18650 Battery Seller in Canada?

After watching Project Farm test on 18650 battery, I wonder where could I source reputable 18650 battery in Canada? I am specifically interested about LG MJ1 or LG HE4 ; but i guess finding a Canadian Seller is more important. Thanks.

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An alternative is a vape shop. Many of those vaping devices use 18650s.
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dasiuyan wrote:
no knowledge about vaping. they carry reputable and genuine battery model?
id figure considering people are sticking the thing with the battery inside it. in there mouth and around there face they would have to at least supply a half decent battery that wont blow up or start on fire or people would be suing there butts.
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dasiuyan wrote: no knowledge about vaping. they carry reputable and genuine battery model?
This is where online reviews come in handy... Just look up a local shop or shops and check out the reviews. I'm sure there are a few places where people have commented that XYZ really sold top quality stuff or really knows their stuff. I would stay away from anyone with bad/poor reviews even if it is about actual vaping products and not the batteries. Good retailers will tend to stock good stuff while poor retailers won't.
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https://www.illumn.com/

I ordered something from Illumn before (I forget what off the top of my head but it might have been a battery) and had no issues. I did a little bit of research online first and I found some positive reviews. They look like they are reputable. I forget how much shipping is though. I don't remember which state they ship out from but it's somewhere in the US.
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ds2chan wrote: https://www.illumn.com/

I ordered something from Illumn before (I forget what off the top of my head but it might have been a battery) and had no issues. I did a little bit of research online first and I found some positive reviews. They look like they are reputable. I forget how much shipping is though. I don't remember which state they ship out from but it's somewhere in the US.
Thanks. this site has much cheaper cross boarder shipping than the one i came across.
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Sorry to revive an old post but I must warn people which are planning to buy from 18650canada.com. Don't do it. He takes the money and thereafter you have to run after him to receive what you ordered. For my part I had to ask a charge back to my credit card company after one month and got no news from him even after many emails. Read BBB.org reviews as it's not the 1st time he's doing this to customers.
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For the sake of anyone who finds this thread in the future, the most legitimate sources for 18650s in Canada are high-end flashlight vendors. Fenix and Nitecore branded 18650s are expensive ($30+) but you have a reasonable chance of getting a legitimate battery.
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martinlmtl wrote: Sorry to revive an old post but I must warn people which are planning to buy from 18650canada.com. Don't do it. He takes the money and thereafter you have to run after him to receive what you ordered. For my part I had to ask a charge back to my credit card company after one month and got no news from him even after many emails. Read BBB.org reviews as it's not the 1st time he's doing this to customers.
He scammed me too! Wish I had run across this thread earlier.
Don't deal with 18650canada.com.
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martin_nv wrote: He scammed me too! Wish I had run across this thread earlier.
Don't deal with 18650canada.com.
Ask a charge back to your credit card bank. I try to warn Shopify about 18650battery.com and they didn't even answer. It seems that Shopify don't care about scammers stealing people.
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martinlmtl wrote: Ask a charge back to your credit card bank. I try to warn Shopify about 18650battery.com and they didn't even answer. It seems that Shopify don't care about scammers stealing people.
Yes, claim is in works with the credit card company.
In the mean time I'm still looking for 18650 batteries, that's why I came to this thread lol.
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Sony LG Panasonic Samsung

Dont bother with any other brands

Why would anyone pay $34.99 for one Surefire?
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Cough wrote: Why would anyone pay $34.99 for one Surefire?
Generally because the only way to get Sony et el cells is to buy from sketchy grey-market vendors that have a good chance of either running away with your money or selling counterfeit products.

Sony/LG/Panasonic/Samsung cells are the best choice -- if you can get them. Surefire/Fenix/Nitecore branded cells are much more expensive, but they're much easier to get.
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Cough wrote: Why would anyone pay $34.99 for one Surefire?
Drugs, definitely drug problems. lol

Those expensive cells are protected though, right? So there's some reason, I guess.
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Just ordered a bunch from 18650batterystore.com. Fast shipping (just a little over a week from the states), and reasonably priced. Although if your just ordering a couple, shipping may kill the deal.
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Counter point, but no issues from 18650Canada for me. Quick ship. Good communications, and he's pretty active on the flashlight forums when I was looking.
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ES_Revenge wrote: Drugs, definitely drug problems. lol

Those expensive cells are protected though, right? So there's some reason, I guess.
It's Micro-USB rechargeable and comes with the cable.

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