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Lightinthebox loupe 60x 2 years 7 months ago #1974

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I was looking for a jeweler's loupe with a higher magnification than that of my current loupe (20x, which is a bit too low to properly judge an edge).

By accident (well, Google) I came across a Chinese site called Lightinthebox. They sold a 60x loupe. It was dirt cheap: around EUR 6 ($8 ). I had never ordered from a Chinese site, but for this price I decided to take the risk.

I ordered last Monday night. This morning the package arrived! :woohoo: The package went from Beijing to my home in The Netherlands in three days! It was also packaged very well in multiple layers of cardbox and plastic. And with a description no customs employee could worry about.

And the loupe works fantastic! In case you are interested: [url=http://http://www.lightinthebox.com/Super-Mini-60X-Microscope-with-2-LED-Illumination---Money-Currency-Detecting-UV-Light--3-LR1130-_p160982.html]link[/url]. They call it a microscope, but it works more like a loupe.

Lightinthebox is one of these extremely large Chinese consumer good warehouses that sell nearly everything, from computers to wigs. (Top search: wedding dress :D.) They sell the mobile phone I use for one third of what it costs in the shop here...

In my experiment (n=1) it was a very reliable shop. I guess I'll visit them more often.

Oh, and they sell lots of USB microscopes, some of them even cheaper than the 400x Veho I use. And some seem to have very sturdy bases :).
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Re: Lightinthebox loupe 60x 2 years 7 months ago #1977

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mark76 wrote:
I was looking for a jeweler's loupe with a higher magnification than that of my current loupe (20x, which is a bit too low to properly judge an edge).

By accident (well, Google) I came across a Chinese site called Lightinthebox. They sold a 60x loupe. It was dirt cheap: around EUR 6 ($8 ). I had never ordered from a Chinese site, but for this price I decided to take the risk.

I ordered last Monday night. This morning the package arrived! :woohoo: The package went from Beijing to my home in The Netherlands in three days! It was also packaged very well in multiple layers of cardbox and plastic. And with a description no customs employee could worry about.

And the loupe works fantastic! In case you are interested: [url=http://http://www.lightinthebox.com/Super-Mini-60X-Microscope-with-2-LED-Illumination---Money-Currency-Detecting-UV-Light--3-LR1130-_p160982.html]link[/url]. They call it a microscope, but it works more like a loupe.

Lightinthebox is one of these extremely large Chinese consumer good warehouses that sell nearly everything, from computers to wigs. (Top search: wedding dress :D.) They sell the mobile phone I use for one third of what it costs in the shop here...

In my experiment (n=1) it was a very reliable shop. I guess I'll visit them more often.

Oh, and they sell lots of USB microscopes, some of them even cheaper than the 400x Veho I use. And some seem to have very sturdy bases :).

Thank you for the info! I've used the little 45x version and love it. I can't wait to try the 60x. I had trouble with the link, so am reposting it here: 60x Lighted Loupe
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Re: Lightinthebox loupe 60x 2 years 7 months ago #2074

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I ordered this 60x loupe and just received it today. I have 3 other lighted loupes - a 20x, a 60x/100x, and another 100x (none of which I have been happy with). But this loupe is far better than the others. I'm going to give the other ones away. At the price of $8.39 plus shipping, it is one of the best bargains I've ever seen. I just ordered an extra one as a backup and checked Super Saver (10-20 business days) for free shipping. I recommend this loupe to anyone thinking about getting one.

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Glad I could be of help!
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CKTG also sells it. For only $7.95. And I thought those Chinese guys were so cheap :lol:.
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