... and it is back. After months my Dive lamp returned to me.
Read the other posts to gather the whole story but I bought a dive lamp, the cheap MJ850, to finally have some more light during my dives. I used to carry a small backup light and I had a true antique 3W Halogen lamp, but I thought I needed to upgrade now everyone has these fancy HIDs and LEDs. As promised, the story aftermath:
The lamps seem to have wrong LEDs and drivers installed, there are two kinds available... the "working version" and the "working for max 10 minutes version" I should now have a working version. ;-)
After the lamps arrived in China they were fixed and not replaced by new ones. This took all of 2 days... compared to the time it took to send to China... this was GOOD. The return path to my desk was not using TNT but using DHL. Which was also very good. It took about a week to arrive.
Then the not so nice surprise. The Proforma Invoice read "SAMPLE of DIVELIGHTS" which prompted the Customs office to guess what pricetag on these things were. They estimated that the used, empty lamps, without batteries, and charger, in old box, would cost us about 50 USD to re-import.
THESE WERE REPAIRS! I PAID MY TAX ALREADY!
I declined the package and requested to get a new invoice attached .. which I got .. one day after I took my loss and received the package.
Now I guess I will have that battle with our Customs Office... Oh Great..