*BLF LT1 Lantern Project* (Awaiting for updates on Colored versions)

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I’m assuming these codes for the second batch are still ok for 30 days right? If I order now, chances are the light will arrive when I’m off on xmas holiday and might sit at the post office too long and they send it back.

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Sofirn wrote:
puglife2 wrote:
can i use my code for a green lantern when it will be available ?
The code sent to you this time just works for black one. Collored version needs new code.

Here’s a cartoon I whipped up for Sofrin while we wait….. (we all appreciate what you are doing!)
It depicts the anxiety of those of us that are on hold….. simply waiting for colors.
A ballpark ETA when Sofrin ‘thinks’ the colors ‘might’ be available would be helpful and greatly appreciated.
If they feel it will be more than a few months, I will probably go ahead and order…. I suspect others might also.
We can only hope the ‘stick’ in the cartoon will get shorter soon ….
Thanks Sofrin and Happy Holidays to everyone!

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Anybody else got this reply from Sofirn (Aliexpress):

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[Automatic Reply] Dear friends, Recently the transfer become slower than common because of the hot selling season, please wait paitently, we are really upset about it too, we will keep contact with carrier for checking and asking for a urgent. Thank you for purchasing from Sofirn. [recently i think many Russian friend hear of that JNET warehouse in Moscow have a terrible burning issues, many of our flashlight were burned damage during the issues, so we can not dispatch from Russian warehouse, we could only ship it from China, we are really sorry about it.
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I ordered mine four days ago, dispatched today from Outdoor 77’s store on amazon.de, with estimated delivery 19/12 – 15/01.

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CrashOne wrote:
Anybody else got this reply from Sofirn (Aliexpress):
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[Automatic Reply] Dear friends, Recently the transfer become slower than common because of the hot selling season, please wait paitently, we are really upset about it too, we will keep contact with carrier for checking and asking for a urgent. Thank you for purchasing from Sofirn. [recently i think many Russian friend hear of that JNET warehouse in Moscow have a terrible burning issues, many of our flashlight were burned damage during the issues, so we can not dispatch from Russian warehouse, we could only ship it from China, we are really sorry about it.

Yes, we have that message on a lantern ordered by a friend here. However, at the same time the order detail page shows the lantern has been shipped, since the 18th I think it was. There is a tracking number shown, however, since the 11th when the order was placed, the tracking number on the AE page has been showing “the tracking information is temporarily unavailable”. The website 17track.net and any other tracking site can find no record. It seems to me that the shipment has never been shipped, but then I tend to be a pessimist about these things.

I would not feel so put out if the order detail page did not show the order as shipped. A more forthright admission of there being a problem and the order has not been shipped would make for better customer relations. Perhaps Chinese internet sellers have a different way of looking at customer relations than I do with my background in retail sales here in the US as well as Canada?

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kat wrote:
So there’s no way to get this off Aliexpress instead of Amazon?
The Aliexpress store has it listed for a lower price, and if you add the GB coupon + some Aliexpress coupon final price would be around $30…

how do you add group buy coupon on aliexpress?
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Sento wrote:
kat wrote:
So there’s no way to get this off Aliexpress instead of Amazon? The Aliexpress store has it listed for a lower price, and if you add the GB coupon + some Aliexpress coupon final price would be around $30…
how do you add group buy coupon on aliexpress?

The GB code will not work in conjunction with AE’s BlackFriday special. I am unsure how AE is able to even offer it at that sale price, or if they can sell it at that price. (maybe Sofirn can comment on that here

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TK is great about tweaking and making ongoing improvements in Anduril, will these be noted in the OP?

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Anyone knows if in the new batch the bail handle now fold correctly?

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Mine is from the first batch and the handle folds perfectly. Please explain the problem with it.

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In several units the handle is not symmetrical, which makes it difficult or impossible to close it on one side. It isn’t an important problem but since I already have one I prefer to buy the other one that doesn’t have this problem.

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This does not seem like a problem which could not be solved with pliers in 60sec or so.

David, cool to see you are around here!

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alex64 wrote:
In several units the handle is not symmetrical, which makes it difficult or impossible to close it on one side. It isn’t an important problem but since I already have one I prefer to buy the other one that doesn’t have this problem.

Thanks. I was unaware.

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CrashOne wrote:
Anybody else got this reply from Sofirn (Aliexpress):
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[Automatic Reply] Dear friends, Recently the transfer become slower than common because of the hot selling season, please wait paitently, we are really upset about it too, we will keep contact with carrier for checking and asking for a urgent. Thank you for purchasing from Sofirn. [recently i think many Russian friend hear of that JNET warehouse in Moscow have a terrible burning issues, many of our flashlight were burned damage during the issues, so we can not dispatch from Russian warehouse, we could only ship it from China, we are really sorry about it.

Wow, That translation needs work. The message gets across, but barely.

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So am I to use the original information in the first email I received weeks ago with the code that didn’t work? Message says that the original code has expired. I’ve not received an updated code.

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So am I to use the original information in the first email I received weeks ago with the code that didn’t work? Message says that the original code has expired. I’ve not received an updated code.

I think you should PM Sofirn

…and remember there is a big time difference between US and China

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DBSAR wrote:
Sento wrote:
kat wrote:
So there’s no way to get this off Aliexpress instead of Amazon? The Aliexpress store has it listed for a lower price, and if you add the GB coupon + some Aliexpress coupon final price would be around $30…
how do you add group buy coupon on aliexpress?

The GB code will not work in conjunction with AE’s BlackFriday special. I am unsure how AE is able to even offer it at that sale price, or if they can sell it at that price. (maybe Sofirn can comment on that here


Thank DBSAR for reminding me. Also thank others for your asking.
GB codes sent by me just work for Amazon. You may get code for AE’s code from others. But considering cost, I think $30 is difficult to get one LT1.
Trust us! The GB price is a nice price!
In addition, beacuse I not work on AE’s store, I can’t give you a satisfied answer about LT1 order on AliExpress. I suggested people who have questions about your LT1 order on AE’s store contact customer service firstly. Thanks for your understanding.
At last, thank all for your support on us!Thank you!Have a nice day Party
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If anyone look for hard case for LT1, go see JBL flip 4 speaker case, same size LT1, fit well.

Buy amazon or aliexpress

XANAD Hard Travel Carrying Storage Protective Case for JBL Flip 4 or JBL Flip… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BVNMXB4/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_L6y5DbQ7RJ2TJ

Other brand of case available too, this just first one I try.

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It seems, looking on Amazon, that other cases for that same speaker may fit as well, or perhaps even better. Smile

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LT1_Ideas wrote:
If anyone look for hard case for LT1, go see JBL flip 4 speaker case, same size LT1, fit well.

Buy amazon or aliexpress

XANAD Hard Travel Carrying Storage Protective Case for JBL Flip 4 or JBL Flip… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BVNMXB4/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_L6y5DbQ7RJ2TJ

Other brand of case available too, this just first one I try.

Awesome hard-case that looks to fit it well! I only been able to make or find many soft cases so far. ( EDIT: i discovered that case is $20 bucks on Amazon.ca Facepalm

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Bought. Thanks for sharing that info!

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DBSAR wrote:
LT1_Ideas wrote:
If anyone look for hard case for LT1, go see JBL flip 4 speaker case, same size LT1, fit well.

Buy amazon or aliexpress

XANAD Hard Travel Carrying Storage Protective Case for JBL Flip 4 or JBL Flip… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BVNMXB4/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_L6y5DbQ7RJ2TJ

Other brand of case available too, this just first one I try.

Awesome hard-case that looks to fit it well! I only been able to make or find many soft cases so far. ( EDIT: i discovered that case is $20 bucks on Amazon.ca Facepalm

Hmmm….. it is only $10 on amazon US

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Coscar wrote:
DBSAR wrote:
LT1_Ideas wrote:
If anyone look for hard case for LT1, go see JBL flip 4 speaker case, same size LT1, fit well.

Buy amazon or aliexpress

XANAD Hard Travel Carrying Storage Protective Case for JBL Flip 4 or JBL Flip… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BVNMXB4/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_L6y5DbQ7RJ2TJ

Other brand of case available too, this just first one I try.

Awesome hard-case that looks to fit it well! I only been able to make or find many soft cases so far. ( EDIT: i discovered that case is $20 bucks on Amazon.ca Facepalm

Hmmm….. it is only $10 on amazon US

Shows as $7.99 when I checked

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Anyone didn’t receive at least one code? Any questions, please PM sofirn

The second batch has 1500pcs: 1000pcs in Black. The other 100ps desert tan and 200pcs Dark Green and 200pcs Orange are delayed by the anodizing factory. Sadly for some reason, the anodizing factory can not give the exact date when it will be available.

Sofirn can not find another factory to do it because these colors were made by the exact factory.

So, if you guys want to hold on for the colored ones, you might need to wait for a long time. I don’t know how long. Maybe they can be anodized in a week or a month, even be made next year. Facepalm

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Looking forward to black for #396 on the list…. #2766 will be a while then I guess

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I have a black one on the way already. I can wait for desert tan and orange in 2020.

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I’m more than willing to wait for colors.
I have faith they will come.

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amishbill wrote:
I’m more than willing to wait for colors. I have faith they will come.

Same here, but i feel there will be much more of a demand and interest in the colored versions than there will be in the standard black in the later orders than Sofirn plans to produce.

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Gee, I like the idea of a nice protective cradle for my LT1… but then, I’m not rough on my stuff and the LT1 should be plenty sturdy (for me) without a case.

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