This is a discussion on Surefire Flashlights at, Lowes? within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Sure enough! Walking up to the checkout line today at Lowe's and I see a G2 and 6P hanging on the rack (am I the ...
Sure enough! Walking up to the checkout line today at Lowe's and I see a G2 and 6P hanging on the rack (am I the only one that looks at flashlights everywhere I go?). I pick up the G2 and look at the price. $64! I'm thinking to myself, that can't be right. I look at the 6P. $84! Talk about markup! They also had the Surefire CR123's in a 2 pack. For $10. Amazing.
So where do you buy yours, those are pretty standard prices in the stores out here. The last time I was looking at CR123 batteries in the store they were 12.00 That is why I order out of Cheaper Than Dirt.
Its not just a 6P and G2. Its the new 6PL and G2L (LED versions.) And the price is right. No more markup than anyother Surefire dealer. I have the G2L and I can tell you that it is nice. Its is as bright as the regular G2 but will run for almost 4 1/2 hours before dimming much.
Ouch, that price hurts unless they are the LED models. Batteries are way too high. I get mine directly from Surefire.
Les Baer 45
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I get my batteries (Surefire brand) from Brigade Quartermasters near my home. About the same price as directly from Surefire if you include the shipping.
From my point of view (and I mean no disrespect, just telling what it looks like) you state that more expensive batteries are made by a cheaper company that you are now selling. That would be a great sells pitch for something that you could mark up more than the SF batteries. Again, I mean no disrespect, I just like to have proof of that what I am reading is correct. Expecially since I have read before on CPF that Surefire and Energizer have ALOT in common including capacity, and discharge curve.
Why would you ASSume that the Panasonic battery are cheaper or that Panasonic is a "cheaper" company?
The Panasonic batteries are also much cheaper than the SF batteries. Remember that I also sell SF batteries. So if your theory is correct, why would I push a cheaper battery when I could actually make more on the SF battery???
Panasonic batteries are also one of the VERY few CR123A's that have a 1550mAh capacity. So any way you slice it, the Panasonic battery is offers the best output of any CR123A battery on the market.
If you don't believe me, that is fine. Please continue to buy the more expensive SF battery. As a Flashlight junky and battery consumer, I am just trying to educate my fellow shooters about a cheaper battery that is equal to and or better than SF's battery.
WOW...they are proud of those...gander mountain has them (G2) for under $35.00!!
Lowes....well not their prices.
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I purchase my surefire brand batteries from Sportsmans warehouse. they come in a 12 pack for 22. that is 1.83 per battery
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