My order from fenix store was a bit strange. Any similar experiences?
I ordered my Fenix P3D from www.Fenix-Store.com.
The price was competitive, and it arrived in less than a week.
However, there were a few quirks that I have been worrying about and I wonder if anyone has enlightening experience or knowledge to share.
The box was a bit banged up. The closing flaps were a bit loose, there sign of any box tape that lots of new products have, so it seemed like the box was already opened.
The logo on the flashlight looks a bit faded.
I popped in the batteries and guess what. It didn't turn on!
I looked closer and smelled gun oil. The parts that screw in were lubed with oil. So I swabbed out some gritty black oil from the battery contacts THEN it worked.
The included holster also had a similar odor.
Was I swindled and sold a USED FLASHLIGHT??? Instead of a new one that I paid for.
Or is this typical when buying Fenix Lights? (manufactured in China I think).
BTW: The flash light does work fine. The Fenix P3D has a super bright turbo mode, with strobe mode, great for defensive/tactical use, and a normal mode great for casual use while conservative on battery power.
I wiped out all the gritty oil and lubed the washers, as directed in the manual, and screw sides with Break Free CLP.