Battered by Battle tactical flashlights

Only at Battle Flashlights can you order one item, and get sold and charged for two!

Battle Flashlights
501 W Broadway, Ste A304
San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Phone: 1-855-454-6186

June 24, 2017: There may be nothing illegal or wrong with the following business practices. But they suggest that the seller is not to be trusted. I’m using my Scam-O-Meter scoring system; -1 means true, +1 means false, and 0 means undetermined. I penalize the seller for statements made by shills.

Ridiculous claims: -1.  Kudos to whoever wrote this copy for making an 800 to 1,000-lumen flashlight sound like a nuclear weapon.

  • Some users are afraid it will be regulated and sales of this item will be outlawed for civilian use.
  • “Paralysis strobe” technology.

Suspicious location: -1.  501 W Broadway, Ste A304, San Diego, CA 92101 is a mailbox. po

Onerous terms: -1

  • They’ll charge a 30% restocking fee on returns for refund or replacement.
  • They don’t guarantee that the flashlight is fit for any use; nor that anything they say is true.
  • You can’t sue them, join a class action that’s suing them, or join a group arbitration. If you somehow end up in court with them anyway, it has to be a court in San Diego, CA.

Ads, spam, robocalls: -1.

  • They’ll beam ads at you, spam, junk-mail, telephone and text you.  You can only partially opt out.
  • they’ll share your data with other companies that will do the same.
  • If they sell their company, your data is part of the deal.

Lying and deception: -1.

  • 200 times more powerful than a camera flash?  Battle Flashlight; 800-1,000 lumens.  Camera flash onto 1 square meter; 1.4 million lumens.
  • What’s included with your purchase?
    • 1x BATTLE FLASHLIGHTS flashlight – 800-1000 Lumens – 2000X Zoom
    • 1x Rechargeable Lithium Battery*
    • 1x Lightning Fast Wall-Charger*
    • 1x Lightning Fast Car-Charger*
    • 1x Luxurious Protective Case
    • 100% Rush Shipping NationWide!

A few paragraphs away, I found: * These items are optional and have an additional cost.

Obfuscation: -1.

  • hiddenCount-down timer on the second page implies that you don’t have enough time to make a careful decision.
  • They slip a second product into your package on page 3, doubling the money they’ll charge.  The total charge is in a light type-face, easy to overlook.

Phony reviews: -1

  • The first page of the web site poses as a review.
  • It includes several testimonials by people with no last names.

Crummy product: 0.  There’s no way to know.  Remember that you buy and pay for two products here.  One richly described flashlight, plus a “free” tactical kit, concealed until the third page, for which they charge an additional $20.

Overpriced: -1. Rhetorically they ask, “How are we able to offer this extraordinary flashlight for such a low price?”  By forcing you to also buy a second product.

75% discount: +1.  False; I think?  See “Bloopers” below.

Total score; -7

Unauthorized charges:  I found no reports of this.  Battle Flashlights does not accept PayPal.

Conclusion: Forget these guys; buy a flashlight at Home Depot.

Bloopers:  True!  We’ve hit the jackpot this time.

  • laughIt is already selling out all over The USA and Europe and has now landed in!
  • … this “military grade” flashlight has become very popular among both men and women from .
  • 1x Luxurious Protective Case.  Surely the copywriter is winking at us here.
  • Remember:(Our shipping network reaches every corner of with no exceptions!).
  • They can’t decide what their regular price is; and their arithmetic is hilarious.bloopers

6 thoughts on “Battered by Battle tactical flashlights

  1. netrolller3d

    The battery and charger being optional is actually a GOOD thing in this case. It’s a low-quality Chinese battery (no word whether it’s the exploding variety or the one with a tiny genuine cell wrapped in a huge casing), and the “charger” is probably just a 4.2V “+/-10%” power supply with no CCCV electronics – in other words, it will fry, not charge, your batteries.

    Save the money you would spend on their crappy battery kit, and get a decent battery (e.g. Panasonic) and charger (e.g. Xtar or LiitoKala) for that money.


  2. Michael Scott

    Most untrustworthy Company, they say they will get back to you within 24-48 hours–I have been waiting since 18th July. NO PRODUCT AND NO REPLY TO 2 EMAILS



  3. Jane Gorman

    I was scammed by Battle Flashlight multiple times!
    I thought I was buying a $20 battery with potential to blind an assailant for three minutes. I have no idea what I received, but I was charged $55!!
    When I called saying: “Cancel my order” the customer service person offered to take $15 off the $55. I said: “No! I want to cancel my order.” Then he said: “How about if I take 50% off and you’re paying $27.90?!” I said “ok” (sigh) but was charged a a mysterious $9 for an additional lithium ion battery which I never received! When I inquired, I was told I had enrolled in a subscription to something that didn’t make sense to me so I can’t repeat it and that I never agreed to, plus 2 international fee charges totaling $1.30!! When I called, again, the person removed my subscription supposedly but did not remove the $9 charge. (Bleah)
    I live a busy life, as is true with most people, so I let it slide. How irritating when THIS month Battle Flashlights charged my credit card ANOTHER fraudulent fee $8.95 out of the blue!!!
    I called my bank and put a stop on any future charges from Battle Flashlight plus told them I was debating the charge. Then I called Battle Flashlights and after having the woman with a strong Asian accent repeat herself multiple times, I got her to cancel the $8.95 charge. Today, the next day, it was credited back to my bank account but the email verification of the subscription cancellation that she promised, never arrived!
    What if I didn’t check my Visa account so closely? Probably many people are being charged a monthly fee for NOTHING by Battle Flashlights as I have been. Steer clear of these people!
    When I requested an Instruction Manual, upon receiving the flashlight, I was hoping it would explain the various numerical indications on the exterior of the flashlight. I was sent an email explaining how to install AAA batteries in the converter cartridge. When I called and said I already knew how to install AAA batteries, I wanted an explanation of the numbers, customer service was not able to explain the @5M written on the exterior between the IN and OUT, she told me that was the weight of the flashlight! She could not explain the no numerical indications either.

    I hope I never hear from them again not to mention receive any more spurious charges!


  4. Adán Moisés rojas guzman

    Buenas noches el día 8 de agosto realice una compra de una lámpara baatlle light pero hasta el momento no me ha llegado cuando llegara la lampara

    Good evening on the 8th of August make a purchase of a light baatlle lamp but so far the lamp has not arrived.


    1. pablovilas13 Post author

      Estas son buenas noticias; Usted puede ser capaz de salir de un mal negocio. Rápidamente, comuníquese con Battle Flashlights y cancele su pedido. Si no responden o no aceptan cancelar en pocos días, comuníquese con su banco e invierta el cargo.

      This is good news; you may be able to get out of a bad deal. Quickly, contact Battle Flashlights and cancel your order. If they won’t reply or agree to cancel in a few days, contact your bank and reverse the charge.


  5. Lawrie Evans

    I received a flashlight and charger but the charger was for the U.S.A. and I am in Australia.
    I have been in contact numerous times but apart from responding that they have received my messages they are ignored. The first flashlight I ordered came with the required transformer
    the second did not.



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