It took a bit of waiting (for restocking), but I was finally able to buy a Thrunite Catapult V6 in Australia. Surprisingly, it turned out less expensive than buying one from overseas. I ended up paying $97 AUD (delivered), and although the eBay listing said that it would ship from Melbourne, I was kind of expecting it to actually be sent from Hong Kong. It seems that the seller actually did have stock in Melbourne, as my V6 arrived in around 5 days, delivered by Australia Post. I’m pretty satisfied with the price, as it was easily the cheapest I could find it anywhere online in the world (including shipping to Australia).
The Catapult V6 is everything that the YouTube videos make it out to be. The only complaint that I have about it is that the switch can sometimes be a bit hard to find in the dark. I’ve seen people stick a self adhesive clear silicone “stop damper” on their switch and that seems to work nicely without permanently modifying anything. Some people have been moaning that Thrunite only make the Catapult V6 in cool white, and don’t offer a neutral white option. But I generally prefer cool white for spots and warmer whites for floods and headlamps – so I would have chosen CW over NW anyway.
For $97, I’m very pleased with this deal. If you want to buy a Thrunite Catapult V6 in Australia, then try this eBay seller. The price has gone up a little bit since I bought mine, but it’s still probably the cheapest place to buy a Thrunite Catapult V6 in Australia.
Pictured below is my new Catapult V6, sitting between the tiny little Ti3 and a Convoy C8.