I read Billy Bob's blog yesterday where he told about finding a flashlight at a flea market that didn't work. Here it is in his own words:
Sit'n there on this table is a cool look'n flashlight what says "Police" on the side it. Now this is got to be a good 'un. Rechargable batter, 2 chargers, and adjustable high intensity beam of blind'n light. I wheeled and dealed an' got that sucker for $15....yee ha. I could be on DirecTV on one them barter programs. Well anyhows....the damn thing don't work. "Sucker".
I was standing at a vendor's table where a fellow was returning a little flashlight. The vendor gave him back his money and the fellow stomped away. I asked the vendor what was wrong with the flashlight and he said that the guy probably forgot to open it up and take the paper out that kept the batteries from running down. He then opened it up, removed the paper, and low and behold it worked. I said that I would buy it and he said I could have it for half price or something like that, so I took it. It has worked very, very well for me. It is surprisingly bright. If you don't need one that casts a long, narrow beam of light, then this one is more than perfect. It lights up most of the dog's yard at night. I would have never even thought of buying it if that other guy had not been making such a fuss about how bad it was. Here, let me show you what it is like.
The quarter is there to give you a feel for the size of the flash light. It is quite compact. This next picture shows the 14 LED bulbs that produce the bright light:
And of course the rear end:
When you open it up you will see that it operates on three triple A batteries that go into a neat three battery holder. This cartridge then can be put easily into the flash light. For only a couple of bucks, I think I made a good purchase.
Sorry Billy Bob, I know it is easy to get stuck with some junk from a flea market. I have had it happen to me and so has my wife. So join the crowd, but at least it gave you (and now me) a subject to blog about (grin). You all have an enlightened and a great day now, you hear?