Tell Us When Your GT Arrives (or is on the way)! [Formerly: BLF GT DHL Delivery Logistics Discussion]

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It sure would be great if we could get some sort of rough update on what the shipping schedule is looking like. They must have some idea what their plan is for sending lights out.

With respect to the business of the project, the holidays, the wedding and honeymoon I wouldn’t think it would take more than 10 minutes to update the board. Understanding that dates slip as issues develop.

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Mine made it to Miami this morning but is listed as “on hold” because it got there too late to go to my local distribution center in Boca Raton, FL.

Still no delivery date given.

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Mine is at the delivery facility, but no estimated delivery. It’s about a 38 minute drive, 32 miles. I’ll check again later or maybe just pick it up.

PS Out for delivery today.

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My GT arrived 15 minutes ago! It’s bigger than I expected! Party

Use a short-bladed knife (or none) if you want to avoid cutting into the interior BLF GT box. It is a tight fit inside the outer carton. I got lucky.

Here are a few photos to get everyone excited again:

Some quick comments:

The packaging is nice. The lens had a protective plastic film on it. My reflector is flawless and clean. The threads are super smooth. The lanyard attachment was already installed in the tripod hole. Party

FWIW, I signed up for email notification with DHL. At 09:15 I got an email that said “delivered, signed for.” I opened the front door and the box was on the porch. I never heard the doorbell or even the DHL truck.

“Congratulations!” and “Thank You!” to GT-Team, Lumintop, and Neal! Thumbs Up

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Great news the US DHL GT’s are on it’s way and close for some. Just heard from Neal the European GT’s with registered shipping will be send out in January, with and without batteries. No clue about the DHL shipments for Europe. 

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Boz, any mention of U.S. shipments w/batteries, by chance?

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ARsee wrote:

Boz, any mention of U.S. shipments w/batteries, by chance?

no, but I will ask

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Bozlight29 wrote:

Great news the US DHL GT’s are on it’s way and close for some. 

Does this include those with batteries too?

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Mine was picked up in Hong Kong yesterday, and it is in Boston (about a 3 hour drive) right now

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goshdogit wrote:
My GT arrived 15 minutes ago! It’s bigger than I expected! Party

Awesome

Congratulations Beer

Sorry for my poor english.

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Mine is on the DHL van on its way from Harrisburg to be delivered TODAY. DHL is amazing!!!

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on hold in cleveland awaiting next transport! no batteries

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xCentrino wrote:
Bozlight29 wrote:

Great news the US DHL GT’s are on it’s way and close for some. 

Does this include those with batteries too?

I’ve asked Neal, no answer yet. 

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I got one of these Pelican 1610 coming today from amazon to protect it. They had a special for 139.99 a couple days ago, so I’m sure they go a lot less than this. This is prob a little overkill, but I’ve waited over a year for this light and like to take care of my lights. I hope to get a second GT when that time comes, so there’ll be room for that.
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goshdogit wrote:
My GT arrived 15 minutes ago! It’s bigger than I expected! Party

Use a short-bladed knife (or none) if you want to avoid cutting into the interior BLF GT box. It is a tight fit inside the outer carton. I got lucky.

Here are a few photos to get everyone excited again:

Some quick comments:

The packaging is nice. The lens had a protective plastic film on it. My reflector is flawless and clean. The threads are super smooth. The lanyard attachment was already installed in the tripod hole. Party

FWIW, I signed up for email notification with DHL. At 09:15 I got an email that said “delivered, signed for.” I opened the front door and the box was on the porch. I never heard the doorbell or even the DHL truck.

“Congratulations!” and “Thank You!” to GT-Team, Lumintop, and Neal! Thumbs Up

That’s awesome. Glad it arrived safe and sound. Congrats! Thank you for the quick review.

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Bozlight29 wrote:

Great news the US DHL GT’s are on it’s way and close for some. Just heard from Neal the European GT’s with registered shipping will be send out in January, with and without batteries. No clue about the DHL shipments for Europe. 


Thank you for the update!!
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lawallac wrote:
I got one of these Pelican 1610 coming today from amazon to protect it. They had a special for 139.99 a couple days ago, so I’m sure they go a lot less than this. This is prob a little overkill, but I’ve waited over a year for this light and like to take care of my lights. I hope to get a second GT when that time comes, so there’ll be room for that.

I have a pelican 1450 for my EDC and I bought the Apache 3800 from Harbor Freight and it’s almost identical. I think it should be perfect (hopefully)

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My friend’s GT also arrived today. He stopped by and I couldn’t resist taking a few more photos.

The GT-Dumbbell weighs 7 lb 13 oz (3.54 kilos) loaded with 8 cells. Big Smile


Yes, we turned both heads on. Party

I cut a circle from an expired credit card to keep the two carriers insulated from each other.

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Yep I keep some of my most favorite lights in Pelicans because they are that good. I’ve tested them on the river, underwater, and with a cell phone in them too. No leaks. But I have two of the original Defts, one with the original OMG lumens pelican. In another Pelican case I keep a Firefox III and Firefox IV HID, and in another I keep a couple of my most favorite lights, the Neosekian Legion IIs modded with WW xm-l2 emitters. The Pelican 1610 could prob fit all of those other cases, and it’s got wheels and a pull handle, lol. It’ll be interesting if it’s as big in person as I am expecting. I know it won’t be the tallest but it may be the heaviest of my lights. We’ll see soon!

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Bozlight29 wrote:

Great news the US DHL GT’s are on it’s way and close for some. Just heard from Neal the European GT’s with registered shipping will be send out in January, with and without batteries. No clue about the DHL shipments for Europe. 

Super. So maybe in March it will be delivered … Party Party
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Lawallac I would love to see your garage! I bet it’s full of some neat stuff

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USA first.Always…

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drood wrote:
Bozlight29 wrote:

Great news the US DHL GT’s are on it’s way and close for some. Just heard from Neal the European GT’s with registered shipping will be send out in January, with and without batteries. No clue about the DHL shipments for Europe. 

Super. So maybe in March it will be delivered ... Party ^:)

hope not, but I am waiting for 6 weeks now on some 26650 batteries, send with registered mail from China.... but some things go fast, you never can tell. 

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WOW! They started arrive

Mine, DHL with 35E, I still do not know anything about it

It is shipped, when it is shipped

Giggles!

Sorry for my bad English (gogole transtorla)

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Mine shipped from Cincinnati this morning and is waiting in HOUSTON for me to pick up when I get off. Come on 5:00!!

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My GT left Cincinnati @ 6:22 a.m., and arrived in Austin a few minutes ago (10:37 a.m.). I live about 75 miles west of Austin, so I doubt DHL is going to dispatch a driver just to deliver my light today. Does anyone know if DHL delivers on Saturdays?

I also don’t see an estimated delivery date on the DHL tracking site for my package.

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Mine showed up in Jacksonville about an hour ago. Only 250 miles from me.

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Nothing really too out of the ordinary in the garage. I have an Audi in there I think is pretty neat. I’ve always have been a vw audi guy. But would love a new vette or gt350, we can dream. It’s just a hard sell, getting a pure sports car if you have wisconsin winters and a family. But I do have a remote security cameras in there so I can spy on my house. But lots of cool things in the house. We’re pretty big into home automation and gaming/vr at my house. Lots of interesting lights, some really big ones. I have an old 7D that’s big and a bigger mag mod that uses 7 26650s. I’ve always been drawn to quality stuff, not necessarily the most expensive. Some lights are super expensive because they are more works of art. I like that but I want them to be functional and perform at a higher level than . If anybody getting their GTs today doesn’t have a Q8 with the sweet user interface, you are going to be in for a treat. Easily one of the best UIs ever, thanks to Tom, TK, and all the others that made it happen.

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Mine just arrived. This light is crazy! Good job GT team! Simply amazing!

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Mine went through Greensboro, NC (says at 7:55 Eastern Time zone) and the expected delivery is still holding.  Man, DHL doesn't screw around.

EDIT: Just transferred over to the delivery carrier at 12:43PM.

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