Originally Posted by Speed Daemon
Interesting. I've been given two of the 3 D-cell Maglites as gifts, and wondered who came up with that idea, considering that D-cells are sold in packs of 4, not 3. Then I realized that the battery makers profited from such waste. To think that otherwise innocent people are being punished with criminal penalties, and having their lives ruined for something as crass as to increase corporate profits! That's really twisted.
You can relax.
the poster you are replying to did not say there was such a law (and there is likely NO SUCH LAW) against such flashlights, only that he heard
there was a law. Should there actually be such a law, I think you will beat the rap in court.
As for the Big Battery Conspiracy and waste, you are seeing too many scary things in your closet. No such conspiracy is underway. BTW, you can purchase 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 D-Cell Maglites, so no waste.
i personally recommend the 5 cell lights. Just the right size for finding things that go bump in the night and then beating them silly.