*BLF LT1 Lantern Project)-3rd production batch coming late march

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whopist wrote:
Just going by what the offer said:

“ It will caused shipping fee to you?”

That’s stated as a question rather than a statement. It’s easily seen that there is no shipping just by going through the check-out process prior to actually purchasing the lantern and choosing the free shipment option. This is what I get when I did that. I didn’t have a code of course which is why the amount shows as $82.99. Your choice of course but I stand by what I said that it’s a reasonable offer to get it from Amazon rather than China.

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atobe wrote:
He does have a point. Shipping isn’t free until he buys other stuff with it.
That’s not how Amazon works in my experience especially with items Fulfilled by Amazon. See my comment right above this one.

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Thanks for your input Sig.

This issue has been going on for going on almost 3 months and I’m still waiting for Sonfirn’s response.

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It’s not free shipping unless your cart is above $25 or have Amazon prime. If he’s just getting the lantern for $0.83 he’ll have to pay $5.99 for shipping. Try it on an item less than $25 if you don’t believe me.

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$7 bucks to put an end for the 3 months wait would seem like the most obvious thing to do. Things do go wrong with shipping sometimes.

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atobe wrote:
It’s not free shipping unless your cart is above $25 or have Amazon prime. If he’s just getting the lantern for $0.83 he’ll have to pay $5.99 for shipping. Try it on an item less than $25 if you don’t believe me.
My experience on items I’ve bought with a discount code has been that the non-discounted price determines if it’s above the $25 threshold. Has your experience been different? Items below $25 would not qualify of course.

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If send me the 99% off code I will buy an LT1 and have it shipped to your home. Just PM me if you are interested, include your address.

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Thanks for the very gracious offer Sbslider. But, I have no code.

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^^ I guess I misread the thread.

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whopist wrote:
Thanks for the very gracious offer Sbslider. But, I have no code.
From what you posted in 10736 it seems that Sofirn would give you a code if you wanted one to buy it from Amazon. Have you asked Zoe for one?

From post 10736
“18 Feb 2020
Hello Jerry,
Sorry and we totally understanding your feeling. It seems that your package has the issue to clear the custom and we are working on this. Would you mind use our 99% off code to purchase the LT1 with batteries on amazon again, which shipped from amazon warehouse and you will have fast shipping? It will caused shipping fee to you? Looking forward to your reply.
Sorry
Zoe”

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whopist are you not in the US, and thats why there is a shipping issue, or you just dont have amazon prime to get the 2 day shipping.

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SigShooter said:
“From what you posted in 10736 it seems that Sofirn would give you a code if you wanted one to buy it from Amazon. Have you asked Zoe for one?”

Yes Zoe offered me the discount but I declined it and ask for a replacement light.

MNLegoBoy siad:
“whopist are you not in the US, and thats why there is a shipping issue, or you just dont have amazon prime to get the 2 day shipping.”

I live in the US and just guilty of being the one percent that did not get his.

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agent80 wrote:
$7 bucks to put an end for the 3 months wait would seem like the most obvious thing to do. Things do go wrong with shipping sometimes.
SIGShooter wrote:
This seems like a reasonable offer to me. The lantern is $82.9 at Amazon so 99% off means that you would pay 83 cents to have the lantern shipped by Amazon. Probably get it a lot faster from Amazon than from Sofirn’s store in China.

First of all, I do appreciate that someone at Sofirn is trying to remedy the situation and I do sympathize with any problems Sofirn is likely experiencing due to the CV situation, but unfortunately I don’t find the 99% discount offer a satisfactory solution (though I would begrudgingly accept it, personally, if shipping were free).

Asking a customer who has already waited months to spend their time and money, even at a huge discount, to order yet another light is not a fair solution to the customer. Either:

  1. Find a way to deliver a lantern from your Amazon supply at zero cost to the customer and preferably without asking them to place another order. Spring for the fast shipping; the customer deserves as much.
  2. If the customer originally ordered the bare lantern, offer the 99% discount on the LT1+batteries kit, which was in stock at Amazon last I checked. The batteries would be complimentary for the delay.
  3. Ship the lantern DHL from China.
  4. Give a full refund and a new coupon to order from Amazon with an extra discount.

My lantern took a long time and disappeared from tracking for most of that time, but it did arrive. What happened to the extra contact that we had at Sofirn just for this Group Buy? Sofirn should have let her see this thing to completion.

I don’t know whether Amazon would honor free shipping with the 99% discount, but there’s no way that I would pay shipping again on top of what I’ve already paid for the original lantern + shipping. There will be plenty of opportunities to get an LT1 for the Group Buy price, so it would be better to receive a full refund and simply order again.

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This just received from Sofirn/Amazon:

“Hello Jerry,
Of course, we would like to send the replacement to you and the repacement have been arranged. Please keep ane eye on it. You order with the free code will have fast shipping than we send it directly that why we asked if you would like use the code.
And we very appreciated your patience and we will never let you guys lost money from us. Thank you for your kindness.
Please let me know if you do not receive the replacemment within 7 days.
Thank you again.
Zoe “

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Nice!! Glad it worked out for you. I’m still waiting for my 10 days to be up so they can also send me a code for a replacement too.

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I ask Sonfirn :

20 Feb 2020

“Could you please send me a tracking number for the replacement light?”

Sofirn replied:

“Of course, amazon will updated your track number around 2-3 days later and then i will email you the track number. Thanks
Zoe”

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Thanks, he must have removed it?

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I was wrong about the shipping. Sorry to Sig n sbslider talking out of my butt again. Sofirn gave me the 99% off code and I was able to get the replacement with 91 cents shipped.

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I am yet to get any solution from sofirn, and am getting very concerned

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atobe wrote:
I was wrong about the shipping. Sorry to Sig n sbslider talking out of my butt again. Sofirn gave me the 99% off code and I was able to get the replacement with 91 cents shipped.
Happy to hear things worked out for you Smile

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MNLegoBoy have you contacted them?

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atobe wrote:
MNLegoBoy have you contacted them?

yes

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I forgot t to add they are sending me another one, my parents just forgot to tell me about the update they sent a bit ago

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ImLagging wrote:
Mine is still missing. According to 17track (after I found someone that could do a proper translation), mine was returned to the shipper due to an invalid delivery address. It’s the address that was provided by Amazon and has not changed. I’ve already received my first LT1 without issue, to the same address. This second one for whatever reason was returned without even entering the US. USPS and Amazon still show no tracking updates since Jan 3rd. The last update on 17track is Jan 31st. Amazon has updated their delivery estimate to March 3rd.

I had sent a private message through this message board to Sofirn a week ago, but have yet to get a reply. I realize that CNY was extended due to the Corona IRC’s situation, but as I understand it, businesses should be back up and running by now.

Has anyone gotten any (preferably those with missing/late/lost packages) replies from Sofirn over the past week?


Hi do you still need assistance? Because I can’t know if customer serverice solve your problem.
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TexasToasted wrote:
cm64 wrote:
Try direct from Sofirn. https://sofirnlight.com/

A few prototypes of LT1in stock.

I ordered one of the green prototype LT1 lanterns a couple of weeks ago. At that time, the site said there were only 2 of each color left. I did get an active tracking number so I believe my lantern is on its way, but the site still shows 2 of each color left.
Just a warning for anyone on the fence about ordering a prototype color- don’t trust the quantity shown on the site.


Hi please offer me order number and then I will check for you.
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Ilumenati wrote:
Has anyone else received their LT1 with damaged or gritty threads, is this normal?

Mine just came in and I cleaned and lubed the threads but they seemed gritty. I took a close look and several rows of threads have visible anodization missing and are rough and irregular.

This is unlike any Sofirn item I have purchased in the past.


Hi do you still need assistance? If yes, would you mind offering me photo of your LT1?
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ImLagging wrote:
Can someone give me a proper translation of this? 17track doesn’t give me any updates in English since 1/3. And google translate says the latest update is “returned to vote”. I tried 2 other translation sites and got 2 more, different results so I’m not sure what is the correct translation.

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Hi your order has some isssues in transite. Maybe you can offer you order number and we will resend you order.
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MtnDon wrote:
I had some correspondence with Sofirn over the past two days. They told me that at present they have no stock and it may be 4 to 6 weeks longer.

Sometimes warehouse of China have no stock but may we has shipped some products to amazon warehouse, so amazon warehouse have stock. But sometimes warehouse of China has stock, but amazon warehouse have no stock. Or product is few.
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OldSkol wrote:
I realize I’m late to get on the original group buy.
I would like to get on the GB if/when the colored lanterns are available.
I like lights that are not black so I can find them in the dark.
Thanks,
OS

We will post if colored lanterns and code for them are available.
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My Missing LT1

Just received this Sofirn/BLF:

“Sofirn 8:36 pm
Sorry, I can’t find your order. Please contact customer service on amazom who can give you better asstistace.”

And my reply to Sofirn/BLF:
“Sofirn/BLF and Sofirn/Amazon have given me no asstistace on this “not received” order that is 3 months old now.
I still have not received the light. Please someone help me.”

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