FW3A, a TLF/BLF EDC flashlight - SST-20 available, coupon codes public

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Flat top or button top or does it matter?

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Please add me to the list for 1, if still possible. Thanks!

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From what i gather, that doesnt matter as long as its an un-protected cell no longer than 68mm

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I’m having a hard time going through all the recent activity — do I understand correctly that everyone who signed up will receive a private message here on BLF with a link and a code? Very excited, and don’t want to miss my opportunity to order. So any info on ordering process would be greatly appreciated.

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^ Correct Thumbs Up

If you haven’t already, just state your interest in this thread, you’ll be added to the list and will receive a PM in due course.

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If you haven’t already, just state your interest in this thread, you’ll be added to the list and will receive a PM in due course.

Thanks for the info! I got my “I’m in” … in … about a month ago. So for now I’ll just sit tight and eagerly wait for that PM. Big Smile

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Got my PM and placed the order.

Thanks Team!

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JasonWW wrote:
adsum wrote:
Neal wrote:
a few country need to pay a bit shipping difference because the shipping is too expensive

BLF GT got free shipping to Finland but not this one?! If really so then too bad as I was waiting to order this one but now unfortunately has to pass!


Most BLF GT had the shipping charge built into the price since shipping was typically $40-$60. Some countries cost over $100 to ship. I’m guessing Finland was in that typical $40-$60 range so Lumintop covered it.

With a $36 light, like the FW3A, the profit margin is much slimmer so a small increase in shipping cost is not easily absorbed. This is why certain countries might have an extra shipping charge.

First the deal price was supposed to be $30 then it went to $36 and now Neal wants even more extra $?! I understand the emitter choice is raising the price but not this sudden “shipping difference”!
Aliexpress, eBay and almost all sellers manage to ship free from China to Finland. I dont mind that much about shipping costs as long as the total price paid wont go up. The deal was $36 max.

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Thanks Jason!

That definitely explains it.

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Ordered 1 in 3D; I will order another when the SST20 95CRI is released Smile

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You are not being forced into purchasing the light just because you are on the list. If the shipping is a deal breaker then simply don’t purchase. You won’t be charged anything. This particular flashlight is much less expensive than the GT and has a slimmer margin of profitability. I could be wrong, but I can’t recall any absolute promises to keep group buy prices, (flashlights plus shipping cost) under 36$. Also I’m confused how you expect the shipping cost to be increased but not the overall price?

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Hm, assuming ….

  • Script start time of ~12:00 CST 2019/04/26
  • 95 second per-row execution time
  • The “names” list in post #4 is the execution order
  • My hasty Exel-Fu isn’t terribly off

… looks like at #1061 I should expect notification around 16:00 CST 2019/04/27.

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In 4 one.

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trigger619 wrote:
teacher wrote:
trigger619 wrote:
just ordered. During checkout was it you guys experience that you couldn’t get the discount unless you type in your info?
I couldn’t go straight to PayPal.
I experience that with the Code itself on many sites. If I copy & paste a code I always do a skip & a backspace & it works just fine for me.

I have an account on Neals site so the name & address was auto filled in.

Just got a little concerned because I thought nealsgadgets was in the US but my card is already charged and
looks like its in China.

I’ve ordered from him, before. Don’t worry, Neal is legit.

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I got my PM and ordered with VTC6. Thank you to all the people who worked on this project.

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I did not notice that this thread was started 2 years ago. dang!
So, are they still adding to the group-buy entries, or are they only giving discounts for the people who joined initially?

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When are we guessing the latest we can make the purchase?

I have received a PM. I will purchase one now and my second one later. Pending answer may purchase both now. Glasses

Also a battery recommendation please. Edit: never mind see options on neals page.

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Ordered one, the other 5 will wait for a high CRI option

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For those keeping track of progress, I just got my PM and ordered my lights. Still want to get a couple of the high CRI ones when they get released as well.

I got the PM exactly when the math said I would, almost to the minute.

Can’t believe this day arrived! Thanks all for your extraordinary work!

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What was your number?(I’m too lazy to do the math)

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I was 1145 in the main list. Like 846 or something in the cut-down one.

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Got PM. Ordered! Smile

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lmcmann wrote:
I was 1145 in the main list. Like 846 or something in the cut-down one.

Thanks! I’m 9-something, so I’m getting close.

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Help is needed.
Is a CREE XPL HI 7A with a pink shade?
Any pics?
I want 3000K yellow like Nicha 219D

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7A is going to be yellow-orange visually and should not be significantly pink or green.

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Wow, that was a long wait. I forgot about this guy until I saw a post on Facebook. I just placed my order for a 7A.
I’ve never ordered from Neal. How long does the shipping usually take?

Pending

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Received PM and ordered. I was #870 on TK’s new list.

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Just ordered my two. 1193 on the list.

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zak.wilson wrote:
7A is going to be yellow-orange visually and should not be significantly pink or green.

Thank you!

One 7A is ordered).

 Genesis 1:3 "And God said, "Let there be light,"  and there was light."

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Keep in mind that Neal does not have them yet; he’s waiting for delivery from Lumintop. After that, expect typical Chinese shipping of 2-4 weeks.

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