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

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Any guarantee that who is in first and 2nd batch will be sent/get shipping notice before 3rd batch will start? or we will see someone from 3rd batch got GT but not rest of 1st and 2nd one. Thanks
There is no guarantee that this will not happen but I am going to try to keep it from happening. Mostly by not sending out the next batch of PM's until the existing orders are finished*. I am not going to hold up the entire 3rd batch over a handful of orders for an extended length of time. I am hoping they should have enough reflectors to ship out the remaining orders by the end of the month.

I think it’s sad enough to see everyone getting there tracking codes and you are not getting the GT. You know how it works at Lumintop. They just push out GT’s without any notice of place on the list etc. If you start the 3th batch, I bet they mix everything again and some of the first 555 still have to wait much longer. Nornally after CNY production starts again second week of March. So registered mail for some of the first group will arrive in April. 

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Yay the GT itself, not just the info, is in Australia about 1000km away, so three sorting depots to get through and its here, they say Friday but it will be more like middle of next week if past experience is anything to go by Big Smile
I cannot track it outside of Australia so cannot say when it was shipped even though it was sent by Austpost.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
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Any guarantee that who is in first and 2nd batch will be sent/get shipping notice before 3rd batch will start? or we will see someone from 3rd batch got GT but not rest of 1st and 2nd one. Thanks
There is no guarantee that this will not happen but I am going to try to keep it from happening. Mostly by not sending out the next batch of PM’s until the existing orders are finished*. I am not going to hold up the entire 3rd batch over a handful of orders for an extended length of time. I am hoping they should have enough reflectors to ship out the remaining orders by the end of the month.

I think it’s sad enough to see everyone getting there tracking codes and you are not getting the GT. You know how it works at Lumintop. They just push out GT’s without any notice of place on the list etc. If you start the 3th batch, I bet they mix everything again and some of the first 555 still have to wait much longer. Nornally after CNY production starts again second week of March. So registered mail for some of the first group will arrive in April. 


Me, #126 in the list but no numbers. Sad The Country is Greece.
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50$ is under 50€ so you should be fine, no additional costs …

This is depending on destination country.
For Germany only 26€ complete (incl. shipping) are free, above you have to pay 19% import turnover tax for all, flashlight cost, shipping cost, handling fee…

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Ammofox I have no idea why you decided to defend vob’s Video as though my old post was anything negative, it wasn’t. The issue was about some customers were complaining once that they learned that cool white emitter in the prototype vob used wasn’t the same as the 4000k emitter in the actual gt. Therefore beamshots using the actual gt would be more useful. If you think the only beamshots you need are vob’s video, by all means ignore all others to your hearts content. Maybe I miss read the tone of your post, if so, disregard my last sentence.

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50$ is under 50€ so you should be fine, no additional costs …
This is depending on destination country. For Germany only 26€ complete (incl. shipping) are free, above you have to pay 19% import turnover tax for all, flashlight cost, shipping cost, handling fee...
if shipping fee is not specified, they estimate the costs. So count on €40-50 extra. I asked Lumintop (Neal) to change the invoice to $15 for GT and $10 shipping. They don’t, so we pay. 
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I think it’s sad enough to see everyone getting there tracking codes and you are not getting the GT. You know how it works at Lumintop. They just push out GT’s without any notice of place on the list etc. If you start the 3th batch, I bet they mix everything again and some of the first 555 still have to wait much longer. Nornally after CNY production starts again second week of March. So registered mail for some of the first group will arrive in April. 

I agree, thats why I plan to wait for the 3rd batch of PM’s until the existing orders are basically done.

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I think it’s sad enough to see everyone getting there tracking codes and you are not getting the GT. You know how it works at Lumintop. They just push out GT’s without any notice of place on the list etc. If you start the 3th batch, I bet they mix everything again and some of the first 555 still have to wait much longer. Nornally after CNY production starts again second week of March. So registered mail for some of the first group will arrive in April. 

I agree, thats why I plan to wait for the 3rd batch of PM’s until the existing orders are basically done.

That’s the best option in my eyes, i can wait Smile

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You know how it works at Lumintop. They just push out GT’s without any notice of place on the list etc. If you start the 3th batch, I bet they mix everything again and some of the first 555 still have to wait much longer.

A word about shipping order.

During the first shipment of lights Neal/Lumintop started at the front of the paid list and worked their way back until they filled a pallet with USA/no battery/DHL lights. Same for the second shipment except for usa/battery/dhl. So priority was given to those early on the paid list to a certain degree. It’s not perfect, but it’s something I noticed. After that I stopped trying to figure out what list orders got shipped. It was too much work.

Since the first 555 people paid a week before everyone else, they should have been in the front half of the paid list. It’s unfortunate that registered mail shipments and “high shipping cost” countries got sent last. Still, I’m glad they started at the front of the paid list and not some random order.

Texas_Ace, SB and Scott are working on some type of fair way to send out the last batch of PM’s for these last 650 lights.

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There only one option Jason, take care of the members who paid the first of December and have to wait till April, and we talk about members who believed in, and paid for this project months ago. The fact that members who choose registered mail were left aside is already very sad, but if you take your role as the blf team seriously, and I know you do, make Lumintop send the GT’s first to the members who are waiting in patience on their lights for a long time. I know you are eager to work with Lumintop in the future, but you represent the members that made you got the first 555 to start this project. My personal opinion is that it’s a shame that some of them are still waiting. 

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There only one option Jason, take care of the members who paid the first of December and have to wait till April, and we talk about members who believed in, and paid for this project months ago. The fact that members who choose registered mail were left aside is already very sad, but if you take your role as the blf team seriously, and I know you do, make Lumintop send the GT’s first to the members who are waiting in patience on their lights for a long time. I know you are eager to work with Lumintop in the future, but you represent the members that made you got the first 555 to start this project. My personal opinion is that it’s a shame that some of them are still waiting. 

Haven’t I said I will be / have been doing exactly that several times now?

Also, no matter what someone would still be waiting, there are simply not enough reflectors to go around. Nothing can change that.

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There only one option Jason, take care of the members who paid the first of December and have to wait till April, and we talk about members who believed in, and paid for this project months ago. The fact that members who choose registered mail were left aside is already very sad, but if you take your role as the blf team seriously, and I know you do, make Lumintop send the GT’s first to the members who are waiting in patience on their lights for a long time. I know you are eager to work with Lumintop in the future, but you represent the members that made you got the first 555 to start this project. My personal opinion is that it’s a shame that some of them are still waiting. 


I agree with you Bozlight29
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It looks like I am also one of people who have to wait some more time…

Well, nothing to do but wait Beer

Is there exact number how many lights are left to ship?

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There only one option Jason, take care of the members who paid the first of December and have to wait till April, and we talk about members who believed in, and paid for this project months ago. The fact that members who choose registered mail were left aside is already very sad, but if you take your role as the blf team seriously, and I know you do, make Lumintop send the GT’s first to the members who are waiting in patience on their lights for a long time. I know you are eager to work with Lumintop in the future, but you represent the members that made you got the first 555 to start this project. My personal opinion is that it’s a shame that some of them are still waiting. 

Haven't I said I will doing exactly that several times now? Also, no matter what someone would still be waiting, there are simply not enough reflectors to go around. Nothing can change that.
sorry, missed a sentence, I am glad you are taking care of those last shipments after CNY. 
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There only one option Jason, take care of the members who paid the first of December and have to wait till April

Keep in mind that the company making the reflectors said they can deliver all of them very quickly. This meant that all of these first 850 lights probably would have been shipped out as fast as lumintop could make them which would be within a few weeks. All lights could have been shipped out in December. So list orders and such would not even be that big a deal when they’re all shipping out fairly quickly.

Anyway, it’s a group buy, early production units, giant oversized lights, big boxes, heavy weights, The Miller left, etc… I guess it’s in peoples nature to get all emotional, but it’s just a flashlight. We should not get all worked up emotionally, especially since we are getting a great light at a great price.

BTW, I am still waiting for things I bought on Nov 11 in china at retail stores at retail prices. I try not to be bothered. I focus on other things.

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The fact that members who choose registered mail were left aside

Not only who chose registered mail
I chose by DHL and I was also left aside

It is shipped, when it is shipped

Giggles! Sorry, the last giggle was before receiving a wrong DHL AWB, there’s no more

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but it’s just a flashlight.

Haha, yeah it’s just a flashlight, but we all wouldn’t be here if not for flashlights! Beer

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Remember, if this thread goes off the rails again, it will be locked until CNY is over, I would prefer to not have to do that….

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Guys, take a look at skylumens website!

Martin posted a picture on FB, please let me be so free to tell BLF

I like the ceracote!

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If Vinh puts a CFT-90 in this host—-I would think it will go past $1000

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If Vinh puts a CFT-90 in this host—-I would think it will go past $1000

I sure hope not, I plan on sending mine for that mod at some point.

What makes you think the price would be that high? He has lights in that range sure, but mostly these are lights that are 5-600$ to begin with and require mods where multiple leds are swapped, drivers are swapped,etc. which also raises the hours he has to spend modding.

I would expect the BLF GT with the mod would be around 600$.
The GT costs 250, the CFT-90 costs around 110 dollars iirc. I guess it would require a new driver? Not sure on that. But then it would still just be a driver and a single led swap.

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I just gave a general statement for that Ceracoat Host——Look at his website of past Ceracoat lights——-$$$$$

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If Vinh puts a CFT-90 in this host—-I would think it will go past $1000

I sure hope not, I plan on sending mine for that mod at some point.

What makes you think the price would be that high? He has lights in that range sure, but mostly these are lights that are 5-600$ to begin with and require mods where multiple leds are swapped, drivers are swapped,etc. which also raises the hours he has to spend modding.

I would expect the BLF GT with the mod would be around 600$.
The GT costs 250, the CFT-90 costs around 110 dollars iirc. I guess it would require a new driver? Not sure on that. But then it would still just be a driver and a single led swap.


It sounds like he’s making a new driver for it
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chops728 wrote:
I just gave a general statement for that Ceracoat Host——Look at his website of past Ceracoat lights——-$$$$$

Aah okay, I misunderstood. I’ve seen those coatings before but never looked at the prices.
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If Vinh puts a CFT-90 in this host—-I would think it will go past $1000

I sure hope not, I plan on sending mine for that mod at some point.

What makes you think the price would be that high? He has lights in that range sure, but mostly these are lights that are 5-600$ to begin with and require mods where multiple leds are swapped, drivers are swapped,etc. which also raises the hours he has to spend modding.

I would expect the BLF GT with the mod would be around 600$.
The GT costs 250, the CFT-90 costs around 110 dollars iirc. I guess it would require a new driver? Not sure on that. But then it would still just be a driver and a single led swap.


It sounds like he’s making a new driver for it

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
niktak11 wrote:
Pssymon wrote:
chops728 wrote:
If Vinh puts a CFT-90 in this host—-I would think it will go past $1000

I sure hope not, I plan on sending mine for that mod at some point.

What makes you think the price would be that high? He has lights in that range sure, but mostly these are lights that are 5-600$ to begin with and require mods where multiple leds are swapped, drivers are swapped,etc. which also raises the hours he has to spend modding.

I would expect the BLF GT with the mod would be around 600$.
The GT costs 250, the CFT-90 costs around 110 dollars iirc. I guess it would require a new driver? Not sure on that. But then it would still just be a driver and a single led swap.


It sounds like he’s making a new driver for it

RMM Richard is….

Correct, it will need to be a buck driver to really drive that LED properly and that is a fair task to fit all the needed components into a 46mm driver and handle that kind of power.

It can be done but it will be interesting to see how it is done. I know of a few possible options that could do it.

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I was just informed that neither mine nor my brothers GT shipped. Which means they both are in the last group of 50 poor orphaned abandoned marooned forgotten lights… With this luck they will be delivered in April… Please help me overcome this ordeal by posting some beamshots or mods.

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I was just informed that neither mine nor my brothers GT shipped. Which means they both are in the last group of 50 poor orphaned abandoned marooned forgotten lights… With this luck they will be delivered in April… Please help me overcome this ordeal by posting some beamshots or mods.

Go buy some very nice knives from GearBest. They come faster than GT. I depleted my fund for 2nd GT buying 15 knives so far.
I am among the last 50 too. No choice, just wait for it patiently, after CNY, things will move faster.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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