[PART 1] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Group buy officially closed! Lights shipping.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
Ok, got a minor update last night.

Like expected another batch of lights are shipping this week, everything is still on schedule.

This batch is around 125 lights which brings the total to a bit over 600 lights shipped.

Apparently this is the last of the DHL shipments, so the next batch should be the Registered mail.

I will discus it with Lumintop and Neal as that draws closer but don’t be surprised if this is the case. Plus if we waited it is possible they could “stockpile” some reflectors to reduce the shipping delays.

Anyone who ordered the lamp to DHL will have to get it next week? I ordered the lamp with DHL delivery, but I have not received it yet. Is it possible that I will receive it now?

I do not understand why Lumintop does not provide any information about the shipment. Sad

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The reduction in numbers seems to be due to lumintop going back to the V2 reflector feedrate to hopefully improve the quality some. So lets not go back to complaining about speed and just wait for them to be done, ok? Mixed messages do not help things.

Suddenly hoping that my shipment was later rather than earlier, though i guess it’s more a matter of aesthetics if the throw values have been shown to be similar.

Hopefully this doesn’t result in a bunch of complaints from people that have already received their V1.5 light.

Yes, it is almost entirely cosmetic. The real world performance difference between them will be virtually none. Which is why we approved the V1 reflector in the first place.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
Ok, got a minor update last night.

Like expected another batch of lights are shipping this week, everything is still on schedule.

This batch is around 125 lights which brings the total to a bit over 600 lights shipped.

Apparently this is the last of the DHL shipments, so the next batch should be the Registered mail.

I will discus it with Lumintop and Neal as that draws closer but don’t be surprised if this is the case. Plus if we waited it is possible they could “stockpile” some reflectors to reduce the shipping delays.

Anyone who ordered the lamp to DHL will have to get it next week? I ordered the lamp with DHL delivery, but I have not received it yet. Is it possible that I will receive it now?

I do not understand why Lumintop does not provide any information about the shipment. Sad

In theory, yes your DHL order should be shipping this week. Although they said almost all, so that leads me to assume there are still a handful of DHL orders to be shipped with the next batch.

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So registered mail has another week or so before the first batch is shipped. If you take an estimated shipping time of 3 weeks, the registered mail GT’s arrive in a month. Ok. 

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Bozlight29 wrote:

So registered mail has another week or so before the first batch is shipped. If you take an estimated shipping time of 3 weeks, the registered mail GT’s arrive in a month. Ok. 


Remember to factor in Chinese New Year

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gtaguy235 wrote:
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So registered mail has another week or so before the first batch is shipped. If you take an estimated shipping time of 3 weeks, the registered mail GT’s arrive in a month. Ok. 


Remember to factor in Chinese New Year

Okay! So I will receive my GT lamp next winter than with registered mail.. Facepalm
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gtaguy235 wrote:
Bozlight29 wrote:

So registered mail has another week or so before the first batch is shipped. If you take an estimated shipping time of 3 weeks, the registered mail GT’s arrive in a month. Ok. 

Remember to factor in Chinese New Year

Which in 2018 (the year of the dog) lasts from 02-16-2018 to 03-04-2018. Officially it is a seven day long national holiday. But it is traditionally celebrated in the family. So better count on two weeks, travelling time included.

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Manimok wrote:
gtaguy235 wrote:
Bozlight29 wrote:

So registered mail has another week or so before the first batch is shipped. If you take an estimated shipping time of 3 weeks, the registered mail GT’s arrive in a month. Ok. 

Remember to factor in Chinese New Year
Okay! So I will receive my GT lamp next winter than with registered mail.. Facepalm

It’s registerd mail or DHL taking us from behind, and i’m taking a risk now to get shipping changed to DHL. or it will arrive around the summer xD

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I got the Nitecore TM handle in today, the radius is smaller than the tube on the GT… if I spread it out to make it fit the corners where the band fits together will cut into the ano and in the end it’d just look bad.

It’s not right for the TM16 either, but a strip of copper sheet material filled the gap and now it looks nice with the copper showing through the cut-out on the band, so it’s still a win even if not for the GT.

TurningBlueChips has the best bet, machined to fit this light specifically… can’t wait to see how it works out. Smile

Edit: The camera lens handle looks like it’d work very nicely, albeit at a price. For $23 and then another $12 shipping it gets pricey. There are other’s similar selling for $59. Thinking about trying one, can put it on my 70-200mm’s foot and use it like it’s designed for if it isn’t a good fit on the GT, but it’ll have to wait a while, the pocketbook is overextended. Wink

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Texas_Ace wrote:
Ok, got a minor update last night.

(snip)

The reduction in numbers seems to be due to lumintop going back to the V2 reflector feedrate to hopefully improve the quality some. So lets not go back to complaining about speed and just wait for them to be done, ok? Mixed messages do not help things.

So, things are on track and there are no problems. You will get your light, it just is taking longer then expected. Overall though this GB has gone very smoothly, surprisingly so to be honest. I mean I will take some shipping delays over issues with the lights any day.

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Hi, everyone. I was 732 on the list and ordered one WITH batteries. It arrived on Jan 3 shipped by DHL. WOW! What a light! I can see Illinois across the Mississippi at night clearly and that’s over 1/2 mile.
Should have been on here earlier to let you all know that lights with batteries are being delivered. Sorry.
Now to wait until number 1130-something shows up. That one’s for me. The first was for my son who is thrilled with it.

Thanks so much to all the guys here that contributed to a really well designed device. A true icon.

Cheers

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DB Custom wrote:
I got the Nitecore TM handle in today, the radius is smaller than the tube on the GT… if I spread it out to make it fit the corners where the band fits together will cut into the ano and in the end it’d just look bad.

It’s not right for the TM16 either, but a strip of copper sheet material filled the gap and now it looks nice with the copper showing through the cut-out on the band, so it’s still a win even if not for the GT.

TurningBlueChips has the best bet, machined to fit this light specifically… can’t wait to see how it works out. Smile

Edit: The camera lens handle looks like it’d work very nicely, albeit at a price. For $23 and then another $12 shipping it gets pricey. There are other’s similar selling for $59. Thinking about trying one, can put it on my 70-200mm’s foot and use it like it’s designed for if it isn’t a good fit on the GT, but it’ll have to wait a while, the pocketbook is overextended. Wink

Thank you for letting us know, such a disappointment it could not fit…

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To whom that is handling the shipping for BLF GT. If you are shipping with FedEx all you have to do is fill out the form that to disclosed the lithium batteries is in the package. FedEx will handle differently, same with DHL or UPS. You can either call the carrier or download online. http://images.fedex.com/downloads/hk_english/packagingtips/declaration.pdf

Is not February yet? I can wait to receive PM.

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Anymore news on Nasa showing interest in Giggles?

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M4D M4X wrote:

maybe we better limit future group buys to 150 to 250 units…

see quality and get first reviews

the second run can be done off the shelfes of a regular shop then who has bigger resources for warehouse and shipping

(which obviously raises the price drastically)

Hmmmm… maybe so.

Or, an alternate idea would be to remove chronic complainers from the list.

You know, those very, very few people that continually complain & moan of and about non-critical issues constantly.

If they have already paid… issue them a refund.

And let that be that……

Just another thought that would solve the problem without punishing the overwhelming vast majority of people that exhibit a degree of patience & understanding required in a Group Buy of this magnitude…. or any GB really.
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Edit / 1-19-2018 …… 14:05 CDT

It seems the alternate method I presented above is unpopular with a few. So be it….
I totally agree with the idea M4DM4X presents above. “limit future group buys to 150 to 250 units…”

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 neals bags have been delivered to him.... Smile

 

ordering page is being checked by neal and shipping info added - i hope to send the mails to the participants tomorrow...

 

already member of M4DM4X.com ?

the best deals are waiting for YOU!

 

before you buy elsewhere mail me: MARTIN@M4DM4X.COM - i will try to save you money!

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Buzzing Bulb wrote:
Anymore news on Nasa showing interest in Giggles?

They sent payment for it the other day and it should be shipped out in the next few weeks withe everyone else’s.

We will see what happens once they get it, not sure if I will hear anything else from them or not.

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They jumped the que? Lol

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They jumped the que? Lol

lol, not really. Technically they are taking my light that I never paid for.

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They jumped the que? Lol

lol, not really. Technically they are taking my light that I never paid for.


Tell them we expect them to post a full review on it, and a mod thread
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M4D M4X wrote:

neals bags have been delivered to him…. Smile

ordering page is being checked by neal and shipping info added – i hope to send the mails to the participants tomorrow…

Great news!! Thumbs Up

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teacher wrote:

Or, an alternate idea would be to remove chronic complainers from the list.

You know, those very, very few people that continually complain & moan of and about non-critical issues constantly.

If they have already paid… issue them a refund.

And let that be that……

As most of the ones that you are continually complaining about are in the first 550
and paid their deposits so that the GB could proceed, if you had banned them the GT would never have happened.

Just another thought

Cheers David

ooops, didn’t edit the quote right, fixed now, it wasn’t MadMax that said it Blushing

Nothing to see here folks, move along...

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pommie][quote=teacher wrote:
M4D M4X wrote:
Or, an alternate idea would be to remove chronic complainers from the list. You know, those _+very, very few people+_ that continually complain & moan of and about +non-critical+ issues constantly. If they have already paid... issue them a refund. And let that be that......
As most of the ones that you are continually complaining about are in the first 550 and paid their deposits so that the GB could proceed, if you had banned them the GT would never have happened. Just another thought Cheers David

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I’m in that group as well. Yes it sucks, especially knowing to have entered, deposited and payed very early with a likely delivery of mid to end of February.

But!, this should stop after stating the fact. Especially the team here on blf can’t do anything about it. Neal can’t either as it turns out to be too much for one person. Lesson learned. Without him the GT would not have happened anyways.

So let’s silently be pissed as much as you please (me included) but don’t make it harder for all the ppl who can’t change it anyways.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
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Anymore news on Nasa showing interest in Giggles?

They sent payment for it the other day and it should be shipped out in the next few weeks withe everyone else’s.

We will see what happens once they get it, not sure if I will hear anything else from them or not.

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……in space no one can hear you giggle………. …… …. ..

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If a tree falls in the woods, but no one illuminated it with a GT, does it make a sound?

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M4D M4X wrote:

 neals bags have been delivered to him…. Smile

 


ordering page is being checked by neal and shipping info added – i hope to send the mails to the participants tomorrow…

It seems like I may get the bag before I receive the GT. Big Smile

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 neals bags have been delivered to him…. Smile



 


ordering page is being checked by neal and shipping info added – i hope to send the mails to the participants tomorrow…

I seemed to have missed sign up for this. Where is link if you have time to find if not to late. Tried search but wrong parameters I guess.

Thanks

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It appears my FedEx package WAS the GT…
Neal has sorted, and provided a new tracking number-with FedEx…very quickly too in all fairness.

Probably worth dropping him a message if you’ve had a similar issue,
I know there was at least one other person who mentioned it earlier.

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