BLF Lantern Purchase/Followup Information - Group Buy list is Closed!!!!

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Always one bad apple who ruins the entire bunch. Punishing everybody because of Alex doesn’t fix the problem. Let’s call it what it is… There are so many loopholes and ways to cheat this groupbuy it isn’t funny. It would take forever to backtrack to see who did what, and ordered what from where with who’s blf id. It’s just not feasible. Might as well just ask Sofirn to add another 500 to the groupbuy and keep it going. That way all of the original people on the list can still get one.

That is what we’re hoping, is Sofirn can fix the GB issue and make sure everyone on the list gets to order their lights, the issue now is members loosing their “spot” for the purchases that require their user-names because someone outside the forum ended up using their name at random.

For that to happen, someone from inside the forum would have to give that information to someone outside of the forum correct? Or can people who don’t create a username still log in and read the forums? I can’t remember how it works tbh.

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For that to happen, someone from inside the forum would have to give that information to someone outside of the forum correct? Or can people who don’t create a username still log in and read the forums? I can’t remember how it works tbh.

It can still happen as in the Alex case. (I don’t want to post how he did it here in public, (as anyone outside the forum can read all the posts on BLF topics) but i can send the information of the loophole he used via PM if requested.

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Here is me patiently waiting for a group buy code to be PM’d to me and reading all this drama. Hope my name wasn’t unwillingly used! My name is in the low 1600s on the list. Have those codes gone out yet?

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Here is me patiently waiting for a group buy code to be PM’d to me and reading all this drama. Hope my name wasn’t unwillingly used! My name is in the low 1600s on the list. Have those codes gone out yet?

Three times past the first 500 – I really doubt it.
My buddy and I are in the 1400s and we’ve heard nothing yet. I’m not expecting to get any notification in any specific timeframe.

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The whole system is flawed because Sofirn does not check the position, just the name and they do not know if the first 500 are still active or if they want to wait for the second batch. SIGShooter had an awesome system in place with scripts and everything, if Sofirn had implemented this, handling everything would have been much easier for them in the long run, altough in the short run their own “system” may be more convenient for them.

Let’s wait and hope the 2nd batch will be ready soon!

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UPDATE: Oct,18,2019 -Sofirn will make sure everyone gets their LT1s at the group price regardless of the loss of a few to outside buyers at the GB due to the ordering loophole. They are planning to change the system to maker it more secure.

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Smile My package has shown movement through locations on the Chinese end. Just for the hell of it I did a search on the last given location. Here’s one of the images that turned up. Facepalm


once your parcel made it unfortunately to the bottom of the pile somehow you can expect 2-3 weeks delay till they got that deep digged again

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DBSAR wrote:
UPDATE: Oct,18,2019 -Sofirn will make sure everyone gets their LT1s at the group price regardless of the loss of a few to outside buyers at the GB due to the ordering loophole. They are planning to change the system to maker it more secure.

This is great news for everyone Smile

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Hi,
here is the single-use code: ***************** for LT1 lantern ONLY, please go to amazon.de, search “BLF LT1”, choose “LT1 ohne Akku” and purchase with the code.
If you prefer “LT1 mit Akku”, please let me know.
Any questions, please just ask.
Sofirn

first question: i go to amazon .de and i find nothing useful on “blf lt1”

second: i have no amazon accound i wanne buy from Ebay , maybe fasttech or banggood.

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We have to wait. There has been a hiccup. Sofrin is working out how they will be handling eBay and AliExpress purchases for the group buy. With Amazon that should be enough choices of vendors… places like GB, FT, etc would want their cut so don’t hold your breath expecting that. GB’s in the past hae all been through one seller AFAIK. Things became more complicated when they decided to do use eBay and AE as well as their Anazon store for payments.

I bought mine from Amazon. Now the Amazon page does not list the lantern as avauilable. Patience is required.

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MtnDon wrote:
We have to wait. There has been a hiccup. Sofrin is working out how they will be handling eBay and AliExpress purchases for the group buy. With Amazon that should be enough choices of vendors… places like GB, FT, etc would want their cut so don’t hold your breath expecting that. GB’s in the past hae all been through one seller AFAIK. Things became more complicated when they decided to do use eBay and AE as well as their Anazon store for payments.

I bought mine from Amazon. Now the Amazon page does not list the lantern as avauilable. Patience is required.

Yeap, in order to make things more efficient, not to mention eliminating non-members from buying LTs at the group price by stealing someone’s slot, Sofirn has suspended all lantern purchases at all sites. The process for buying a lantern for the next batch has yet to be decided but there will be an announcement when things are finalized.

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Are we going to need to reach out to someone if we’re inside the 3000 threshold?

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Are we going to need to reach out to someone if we’re inside the 3000 threshold?
it will likely get filled up as they build their batches, especially the colored ones. Big Smile

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Rah_BE wrote:
Are we going to need to reach out to someone if we’re inside the 3000 threshold?
We don’t know yet, but there will be an announcement:
SIGShooter wrote:
The process for buying a lantern for the next batch has yet to be decided but there will be an announcement when things are finalized.
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DBSAR wrote:
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Are we going to need to reach out to someone if we’re inside the 3000 threshold?
it will likely get filled up as they build their batches, especially the colored ones. Big Smile

Better be cautious talking about ‘the colored ones,’ or you might get labeled a racist. LOL
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I am in for 2, early on numbers and no notification yet. Really want one!

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I am numbers 219, 220, 221 on the original interest list. Should I have received a PM with code yet?

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Caleb wrote:
I am numbers 219, 220, 221 on the original interest list. Should I have received a PM with code yet?

I am just behind you at 254 and received the PM a few days ago.

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I am in for 2, early on numbers and no notification yet. Really want one!
I only see you in for one when I searched for your name in my database and also by blf name in the main thread. The only post you made there is this post

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I vaguely remember a third related thread last week about the lt1 orders…maybe the add request was made in there?

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Regardless… no code tet.

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mattlward wrote:
Regardless… no code tet.
Your are 820 in the list and so would not have gotten a PM for batch 1. Since Sofirn has suspended purchasing at the moment I think that it’s unlikely that any PM’s are going out at the moment. The only one who can say for sure is Sofrin (haven’t said anything to us either way).

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Question… I have a code but when I search Amazon, no results for BLF LT1. Is there another way to purchase?

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donpachi wrote:
Question… I have a code but when I search Amazon, no results for BLF LT1. Is there another way to purchase?

It looks like Sofirn suspended the lantern sake on Amazon at this time as well, i am guessing until they a better GB plan set up.

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donpachi wrote:
Question… I have a code but when I search Amazon, no results for BLF LT1. Is there another way to purchase?
I’m surprised you can’t find it on Amazon. I just did a fast search and both the Lantern no batteries and Lantern with batteries show up.

Note that both are currently unavailable for purchase.

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DBSAR wrote:
I am not thanking Alex, after reading what he did, (use another BLF member’s name to cheat the group buy & order two LT1s, then be sly to wait until his lanterns shipped before posting what he did here. i withdrew my reply to him, and I forwarded a message to Barry about the issue, I also forwarded the Posts by Alex to sb56637.
We should be equally upset with the longtime BLF member who put his friend Alex up to it and gave him specific instructions on how to game the system. I would imagine Alex isn’t the only friend he helped abuse the GB.
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I bet Alex did not even buy a Lantern, his story was pure for getting attention. And he got served well.

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DBSAR wrote:
I am not thanking Alex, after reading what he did, (use another BLF member’s name to cheat the group buy & order two LT1s, then be sly to wait until his lanterns shipped before posting what he did here. i withdrew my reply to him, and I forwarded a message to Barry about the issue, I also forwarded the Posts by Alex to sb56637.
We should be equally upset with the longtime BLF member who put his friend Alex up to it and gave him specific instructions on how to game the system. I would imagine Alex isn’t the only friend he helped abuse the GB.

I am unaware, and not been told of any other member who “put Alex up” to his scamming the GB system as or yet.

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DBSAR wrote:
I am unaware, and not been told of any other member who “put Alex up” to his scamming the GB system as or yet.
Well, that would be one Racoon City (per Alex).
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Why don’t we just stop when everything Alex has said can not necessarily be believed.

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