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

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Received my FW3A in the post today. Very fast delivery to Australia as I always get from Neil (and that was the standard delivery).

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And here it is in the wild!

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Bl**dy Yodel has lost my FW3A!

“According to the tracking your parcel has not been scanned for some time. As such I would need to request for a base search to be conducted in order to locate your parcel. To ensure a speedy process, kindly provide me with the contents of your parcel so that I may share this information with the depot.”

Anybody else in the UK get one through Yodel?

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Umpi2000 wrote:
Anyone thought of getting some Luxeon V’s in the FW3A? Or swapping to a quad with a 106xx carclo optic?

My Luxeon V triple board is waiting. I'm a bit concerned about the heat, as this light doesn't have a thick shelf like my D4 does. We'll see.

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Jiffy wrote:
Bl**dy Yodel has lost my FW3A!

“According to the tracking your parcel has not been scanned for some time. As such I would need to request for a base search to be conducted in order to locate your parcel. To ensure a speedy process, kindly provide me with the contents of your parcel so that I may share this information with the depot.”

Anybody else in the UK get one through Yodel?

Wow thats not good Sad hope it turns up!

Mine has been sat in my local Yodel depot since the 4th and still no delivery date Crying

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neBstress wrote:
Mine has been sat in my local Yodel depot since the 4th and still no delivery date Crying

That’s the exact same story with me! My tracking number: JJD0002249006507938
2019-05-04 13:51 Your parcel has arrived at your local depot
2019-05-01 04:48 LONDON Arrived at LHR, Custom clearance processing.
2019-04-30 23:55 HONGKONGHONG KONG Departed Facility in HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
2019-04-30 17:50 HONGKONGHONG KONG Arrived at Sort Facility HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
2019-04-30 05:49 Guangzhou,Flyt Express’s sorting centre Item in transit
2019-04-30 02:13 Flyt Express’s sorting centre Item received
2019-04-29 00:00 Your parcel will be with us soon

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Seriously, screw Yodel. Worst delivery service in the UK. They lost my limited edition Thrunite Ti at Christmas a few years ago. I’m sure the driver just pocketed it.

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I paid in full for my two lights on April 30th, with expedited shipping, and not had a word since. No shipping notice, no tracking, nada. Am I one of many in the same boat, or have I done something wrong? I’ve had the Order Received email which says I’ll get a shipping notice so quite surprised I’ve heard nothing. Anyone else left in limbo or am I being impatient? Smile

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DrHook59 wrote:
I paid in full for my two lights on April 30th, with expedited shipping, and not had a word since. No shipping notice, no tracking, nada. Am I one of many in the same boat, or have I done something wrong? I’ve had the Order Received email which says I’ll get a shipping notice so quite surprised I’ve heard nothing. Anyone else left in limbo or am I being impatient? Smile

Hi DrHook59,
Check into your account at NealsGadgets and you should see tracking code there.

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Obligatory “Yay my 7A FW3A shipping email has arrived”. Nobody cares, but I’m just as excited as everyone else is!

Considering that I was quite far down the list, and the limited quantity of 7A at the moment, I’m impressed at how quickly it was made ready to ship!

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Thanks Jiffy – just done that and it says the order is unfulfilled. I thought you had lights to ship when I ordered, so I’m wondering why I paid the $10 expedited shipping now. Sigh. But hey, not a biggie. Still looking forward to the lights. Been a while so a little longer won’t mean a lot.

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Jiffy wrote:
neBstress wrote:
Mine has been sat in my local Yodel depot since the 4th and still no delivery date Crying

That’s the exact same story with me! My tracking number: JJD0002249006507938
2019-05-04 13:51 Your parcel has arrived at your local depot
……………. (snip) …………………….
2019-04-30 02:13 Flyt Express’s sorting centre Item received
2019-04-29 00:00 Your parcel will be with us soon

That’s pretty good time to the Local Yodel Depot. Thumbs Up

To bad the guys at the Local Yodel Depot don’t seem to be in any big rush to get the package delivered to your door…. Facepalm

Oh well, at least it’s close; which is of little consolation I imagine… Sad

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candor wrote:
Just curious—how many besides me ordered one of each tint and has been wishing they had placed two separate orders? I’m a pretty patient guy, but I keep feeling so jealous of everyone receiving theirs already. I chose expedited shipping but should just made two orders with free shipping. No big deal. Just wondering how many others were in a similar situation.

LOL! Me!

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That’s pretty good time to the Local Yodel Depot. Thumbs Up

To bad the guys at the Local Yodel Depot don’t seem to be in any big rush to get the package delivered to your door…. Facepalm

Oh well, at least it’s close; which is of little consolation I imagine… Sad

Aye it was very quick there. Two days from Hong Kong to London. Three days from London to local depot. Yodel’s webchat guy said:
“According to the tracking your parcel has not been scanned for some time. As such I would need to request for a base search to be conducted in order to locate your parcel. To ensure a speedy process, kindly provide me with the contents of your parcel so that I may share this information with the depot.”

I’ve contacted NealsGadgets through Messenger so will see if they can follow it up.

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You find that with Yodel though, the package always finds it’s way fine to the local depot then mysteriously disappears or it has been “delivery attempted” (not) then just evaporates. Angry Facepalm

I have like an 80% success rate with them, not the best for a delivery company…

But I have faith in you this time Yodel Innocent

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teacher wrote:
That’s pretty good time to the Local Yodel Depot. Thumbs Up

To bad the guys at the Local Yodel Depot don’t seem to be in any big rush to get the package delivered to your door…. Facepalm

Oh well, at least it’s close; which is of little consolation I imagine… Sad

Yep and different Local depots at opposite ends of the country, Jiffy’s is Scotland and mine is way down in Devon

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DrHook59 wrote:
I paid in full for my two lights on April 30th, with expedited shipping, and not had a word since. No shipping notice, no tracking, nada. Am I one of many in the same boat, or have I done something wrong? I’ve had the Order Received email which says I’ll get a shipping notice so quite surprised I’ve heard nothing. Anyone else left in limbo or am I being impatient? Smile
Tixx wrote:
candor wrote:
Just curious—how many besides me ordered one of each tint and has been wishing they had placed two separate orders? I’m a pretty patient guy, but I keep feeling so jealous of everyone receiving theirs already. I chose expedited shipping but should just made two orders with free shipping. No big deal. Just wondering how many others were in a similar situation.

LOL! Me!

Yep, me too…….. I ordered one 3D on 4/28 and so far, nothing but a greyed out tracking #4230305942162730 that is not recognized and is a dead end on Flyt ….
Im being patient, just wanted yall to know you are not alone.

Im not a Pessimist …. just an Optimist with a lot of experience

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But I have faith in you this time Yodel Innocent

Yodel does not deserve your faith!

Apparently my parcel will be handled by Royal Mail. I sure hope this is the case.

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neBstress wrote:
teacher wrote:
That’s pretty good time to the Local Yodel Depot. Thumbs Up

To bad the guys at the Local Yodel Depot don’t seem to be in any big rush to get the package delivered to your door…. Facepalm

Oh well, at least it’s close; which is of little consolation I imagine… Sad

Yep and different Local depots at opposite ends of the country, Jiffy’s is Scotland and mine is way down in Devon
Wow… that says a lot about the “Local Yodel Depots”….. Facepalm

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 the shop said from the first moment that it's a pre-sale and shipping starts today 

(and Neal will send hundreds of lights today as promised!) 

 

he just had some 3A before that date and did many a favor by sending before the given date. 

 

expedited shipping vs standard shipping has effect when the parcel left China - it is no cheat to cut the waiting list or get it sent from "hidden stock" Wink

 

hope that makes it clear that everything is going as planned and described... 

 

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/\ Perfectly clear (again .. Wink ) M4D M4X… Thumbs Up .. Beer

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Tally-ho wrote:
There is still the “FW3A Color Temperature” poll result in the first message to help Neal figures which tint would be more popular and would sell better Wink :

https://civs.cs.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/results.pl?id=E_678530b4efc73364

So we have #1 choice as well as #9 and #10 on the list. 4000k 5D I thought would have made it in the mean time while waiting for the other possibilities in that range.

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I got the notice mine has shipped. It’s a 7A.

I checked the China Post tracking number record, which shows an extended tour of many cities in the Russian Federation, and ends with:

Quote:
Delivered, Front Door/Porch. Your item was delivered at the front door or porch at 11:53 am

on July 29, 2017 in SAINT PETERSBURG, FL 33711.

Hang onto the flashight tight when you click it, if you want to be transported across time and space ….

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Here are test results from maukka for SST-20 FA3 and FD2 tint bins. They both look pretty OK, with FA3 being slightly better, but harder to get. If Neal actually found FD2, that will be pretty satisfactory, I think.

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1499953#comment-1499953

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Jiffy wrote:
neBstress wrote:
Mine has been sat in my local Yodel depot since the 4th and still no delivery date Crying

That’s the exact same story with me! My tracking number: JJD0002249006507938
2019-05-04 13:51 Your parcel has arrived at your local depot
2019-05-01 04:48 LONDON Arrived at LHR, Custom clearance processing.
2019-04-30 23:55 HONGKONGHONG KONG Departed Facility in HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
2019-04-30 17:50 HONGKONGHONG KONG Arrived at Sort Facility HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
2019-04-30 05:49 Guangzhou,Flyt Express’s sorting centre Item in transit
2019-04-30 02:13 Flyt Express’s sorting centre Item received
2019-04-29 00:00 Your parcel will be with us soon

Mine has been in LHR customs since 5am on Sunday… On its way to Devon. I was really hoping the tracking just stopped at LHR and it would magically arrive yesterday. Seems I was wrong on both counts.

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M4D M4X wrote:

 the shop said from the first moment that it’s a pre-sale and shipping starts today 


(and Neal will send hundreds of lights today as promised!) 


 


he just had some 3A before that date and did many a favor by sending before the given date. 


 


expedited shipping vs standard shipping has effect when the parcel left China – it is no cheat to cut the waiting list or get it sent from “hidden stock” Wink


 


hope that makes it clear that everything is going as planned and described… 

I never assumed expedited shipping was a cheat to cut the waiting list. I just figure that had I ordered the 3A separately from the 7A, it would have already arrived with, and possibly without expedited shipping.

Now I suspect I may be waiting even longer since folks that presumably ordered only the 7A are receiving their shipping notices. It appears that, since all the 3As that were on hand are gone, I’ll be waiting until both units happen to be in stock at the same time before my order is put together and shipped. Hopefully I’m wrong about this.

Neal wrote:
Hello
I just add the XPL HI 1A version to the list
as the 7A and 3D need to wait to a few days to restock.
if you prefer CW you can PM me to change to 1A.

and I start to ship the 7A today, 300PCS here now, will try to ship all of them today.

Regards
Neal

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I’m with you candor, ordered one 3D and one 7A and haven’t seen or heard anything. I did PM Neal with a request for an estimated shipping date based on my order number but no response. I’m sure he’s up to his eyeballs in FW3As, shipping supplies and customer requests.

It’ll get here at some point.

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Anyone got a good source of 10507 optics in the US? Richard seems to be out of stock.

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Arrow.com is a great source of Carclo optics in the USA.

Free shipping and low prices.

Buy a couple varieties and experiment! Party

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Sweet thanks. I love arrow; didn’t know they had optics.

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