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Well my tracking number still showing no info, i guess this waiting game is part of the fun. Party

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If I want to order more, what’s the latest to still get the preorder price?

The low mode should be lower.

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I sent an email to Banggood asking about my 2 Q8’s that I order on the day the codes came out. According to them the lights won’t ship until Oct 17 which means almost 6 weeks from time of order. Anyone else have a similar experience, etc?

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I ordered mine within an hour of receiving my PM and all I have from Banggood is my emailed receipt. I just logged in to Banggood and my status says “back ordered”.

That seems strange doesn’t it? Back ordered?

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Though I know it will be a few days before FedEx hands my first one off to the USPS. This is what it shows when the Tracking Number is used HERE: https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction_input.

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Tracking Number:


6129999120647xxxxxxx


Status Not Available


The tracking number may be incorrect or the status update is not yet available. Please verify your tracking number and try again later.


I’m pretty sure this is a fedex tracking number, not USPS (my tracking number is identical to yours, minus the last 7 digits).  You need to first feed that number to the fedex tracker, using the instructions I listed earlier.  That’ll give you the Chinese trackfing info. Once it passes customs and is handed off to whoever does the actual delivery (USPS?), I don’t know if you use the fedex number, or if some other USPS number will appear.

Best I remember from previous things delivered by FedEx Smart Post, once the USPS gets it you can use the same Tracking Number used with FedEx.
BUT…. it will not show up on USPS tracking until they actually have the package. That is why it looks like the above at this point… FedEx still has it.
Best I remember anyway. Smile

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sneakyfart007 wrote:
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I sent an email to Banggood asking about my 2 Q8’s that I order on the day the codes came out. According to them the lights won’t ship until Oct 17 which means almost 6 weeks from time of order. Anyone else have a similar experience, etc?

Thanks

I ordered mine within an hour of receiving my PM and all I have from Banggood is my emailed receipt. I just logged in to Banggood and my status says “back ordered”.

That seems strange doesn’t it? Back ordered?


Weird and frustrating I have to admit. I decided to get the insurance for $2 and I wonder if that had anything to do with it. Oh well…I’ve waited for over a year so another month or so it’s that big a deal.
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I hate to interrupt the incredibly exciting march of the Lemmings to the shipping providers tracking information (I have 2 on order; they will be here when the are), but I have a suggestion about making a lantern attachment for the Q8. I actually started on the Q8 forum after what appeared to be a failed BLF project to make a lantern. That is what I really want. I just posted the following in the thread on the lantern project.

I was very happy when this project was initially proposed. I really wanted emergency lights with a long run time. Then it seemed it was a dead project, or might be transformed as an adapter for the then new Q8.

Then it just seemed to die so I stopped looking. I was surprised to see a reference in the Q8 thread and came here to look.

It would still, in my mind, be an excellent addition to the Q8. The Q8 has a very complete design for brightness, decent LEDs, and a good price. It appears to be well made. Color of LEDs can be change by the skilled. Or just live with the supplied color temp and CRI. There could be later bare board replacements available for different LEDs. To deal with the top heavy configuration of a Q8 on top, put 3 legs (preferably folding or easily removable) on the lamp base. No electronics or wiring in the lamp. And you get down pointing LEDs and everything else you need for a lantern. To hang it, maybe some lines to the legs or somewhere on the reflector/deflector.

I have always felt that the lantern should have a wide range of available brightness (the Q8 is superb on this point). I completely disagree with the idea I have seen on a sampling of pages here that I just did, that the light should be rechargeable. For a camping light; maybe, maybe not. For an emergency light, definitely not. It is a much better strategy to have spare sets of charged batteries. Even for camping. Recharging from a USB recharger pack takes too long. And it is inefficient. For the normal USB output it first goes through an inverter. When the light goes out, presumably you will notice it, and after you manage to locate the light in the dark, you would need to let it charge for hours. Perhaps if you found your way back to your tent in the dark, you could keep the charger where you can easily find it. If you want to recharge from your car; get a charger that works on your 12VDC. They don’t cost anymore than the little pack of USB chargers. Then you have a spare set of batteries. Instant restoration of light. I believe internal recharge rather than changing cells is a poor solution in most any case. And it uses up available internal space, adds cost (parts), and complexity to the light.

I would suggest the idea of taking the relevant parts and adapting them to the Q8 would have serious merit. It would be best to make it attach to the front of the Q8. A much less practical and usable approach would be as a replacement head end. But that would lose most of the really great technology of the Q8.

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sneakyfart007 wrote:
SIGShooter wrote:
I sent an email to Banggood asking about my 2 Q8’s that I order on the day the codes came out. According to them the lights won’t ship until Oct 17 which means almost 6 weeks from time of order. Anyone else have a similar experience, etc?

Thanks

I ordered mine within an hour of receiving my PM and all I have from Banggood is my emailed receipt. I just logged in to Banggood and my status says “back ordered”.

That seems strange doesn’t it? Back ordered?

Guys… I don’t know if this will help you sort things out a little… but it might.

Below are three that I ordered. It shows the time of each order.

When I finished the last order…. (for what it is worth) , PreOrders were at 226.
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Q8 Date & Time Order Placed

Order Date: 2017-09-07 11:53:59
Order Date: 2017-09-07 11:59:17
Order Date: 2017-09-07 12:04:30
…………………….

Maybe you can compare your order times & it ‘might’ give you an estimate of where you stand.

Remember also, IIRC; all PM’s were not sent at the same time. I ‘think’ I remember it being said they were being sent in groups of 10… starting at the top of the list & going down 10 by 10. That takes a bit of time.

So, ‘IF’ that is how it was done….. even though you ordered quickly after receiving your PM, depending on where you were on the list there might have been a thousand people who had already received their PM before you.

Just a thought & the key word is……. ‘IF’ . Wink

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EDIT: Central time also for above.

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Add to teacher list

Order Date: 2017-09-07 13:14:56. (Preorder #412), shipped

Time= central

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Order Placed Date: 2017-09-08 00:44:25

Expected Shipping Date: 2017-10-08 00:44:25 Crying

Cheers David

Edit:- Just noticed that the order date and shipping date are 1 month apart, EXACT to the second, makes me think it is just a fixed time and not accurate Facepalm

Nothing to see here folks, move along...BLF GT proto

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I am 100% on board with the lantern idea as I was also following the lantern project, but eventually most of that anticipation got funneled here. There will be plenty of Q8 inspired modifications popping up such as the dual-led board, new boost driver designs, whatever else you can think of. Within the first week of having it I’ll probably have shoved most translucent containers in my house on top of it for use as a diffuser.

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pommie wrote:
Order Placed Date: 2017-09-08 00:44:25

Expected Shipping Date: 2017-10-08 00:44:25 Crying

Cheers David

Edit:- Just noticed that the order date and shipping date are 1 month apart, EXACT to the second, makes me think it is just a fixed time and not accurate Facepalm


Mine was exactly a month apart too but 9/7/2017 and 10/7/2017. However their response to my email said that it wouldn’t be in stock until 10/17.
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Well its my birthday on 27/10, we will see if I get it as a present to myself Cool

Cheers David

Nothing to see here folks, move along...BLF GT proto

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Edit:- Just noticed that the order date and shipping date are 1 month apart, EXACT to the second, makes me think it is just a fixed time and not accurate Facepalm
I think you are exactly right David.
The people at BG answering inquires are most likely giving “stock, scripted, general answers”. I mean look… TomE shared how his specefic question about expedited shipping had not been answered yet. And the person he asked was familiar with the Q8 project.

No way the average CS person is gonna know any specefics at all.. that’s just how it is.

As far as I know from reading all this thread… at this point no one knows for sure if BG or TF is actually ‘hands on’ doing the shipping. (not that it makes any difference at all).

I am betting that real soon there will be another large batch shipped out to people on the Q8 list. And so on untill all of those orders are filled.
I don’t think that will be 5 or six weeks either. I think it will be much quicker.

That is my prediction… only time will tell if it is correct or not. Wink

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after the first 500 that have shipped is the next batch october 10th?

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“Probably” .. Not. .. BUT….. no one can say / has said with 100% accuracy.

BUT… ‘most likely’ , it will be much sooner than that for the people on the Q8 list.

Don’t forget… the code we were PM’d is good for 20 days from receipt of 1st round PM’s.

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Look up camera tripod socket mounts meant for handlebars.
Would you trust the tripod socket for mounting on a bike? I’m sure it can hold the light still but all the shocks a bike is subject to make me a bit wary for a light this large. Could be just paranoia of course, I don’t know the actual strength of the socket.

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JorisFRST wrote:
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hank wrote:
Look up camera tripod socket mounts meant for handlebars.
Would you trust the tripod socket for mounting on a bike? I’m sure it can hold the light still but all the shocks a bike is subject to make me a bit wary for a light this large. Could be just paranoia of course, I don’t know the actual strength of the socket.

Loctite


A tripod mount is never meant to withstand bumping around like on a bicycle. You could get away with it or not, I would not trust on it (Loctite will not prevent the threads to break out). I would go for a mount that wraps around the light.
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brianch wrote:
after the first 500 that have shipped is the next batch october 10th?

It ought to be sooner if people have orders changing to shipped we will see it here no doubt Wink
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brianch wrote:
after the first 500 that have shipped is the next batch october 10th?

The first batch was finished on Sept 7 and TF said they were going to do at least 3 batches in a row. Each batch takes 1 week (I think). So the early part of batch 2 might have already started shipping. They may be starting on batch 3 in the next couple days. I would guess that all 1400 would be finished and shipped within the next 9 to 12 days assuming no delays and they can maintain making 500 a week.

I think the Miller might know in more detail, but this is what I remember from past thread posts.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

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I just got confirmation all open orders will be shipped this month (late, but before October Wink )

BeerSmile

about the time gap between batches:
i guess that the manufacturer gets the parts for final assembly also from other companies.

and our price would be significant higher when every supplier would send the ordered ammount of LEDs / boards / srings / lenses / whatever in small packs of 50-100 just to have some lights go out constantly...
that would multiply logistics extremely!

 

please stay calm, relax and look forward for the parcel to arrive!

there is no contest who gets the first, no price for the first review Wink

its just in your head - do not spoil your fun with trcking # and shipping times Smile

 

 

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The Miller wrote:

It ought to be sooner if people have orders changing to shipped we will see it here no doubt Wink

I’m guessing these recent order changes from back ordered to shipped are lights from the early part of batch 2. Don’t you think?

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

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JasonWW wrote:
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It ought to be sooner if people have orders changing to shipped we will see it here no doubt Wink

I’m guessing these recent order changes from back ordered to shipped are lights from the early part of batch 2. Don’t you think?

Maybe, my second is still not shipped, and tracking of the first (placed order hours before anybody else so it literally is the first order) is a no show on 17track and such. Yeah the tension and all the posting made me look again…sigh

Pre orders now at 1408

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when the stock arrives the system looks to the open orders one after one according to the time it was placed into the system.

THEN it sees how it will be shipped (slow boat or plane)

you cannot  jump the queue by paying extra, that would not be fair...

find all available items in this list

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Pre orders now at 1408

Wow, I wonder what will happen after the group buy when the price drops from $99 to the more normal price and regular folks start buying them? There might be another surge in sales. Smile

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos
http://bit.ly/narsil-vid1

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Could be,
but there is already some public code available which lowers the price down to USD 46,50

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my order status is “CONTACT CUSTOMER”

what in the world does that mean? o.0

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I just received my 30Q’s which i ordered an hour or two after my Q8 (i think first 500). My tracking still doesn’t show on banggood or anywhere i have looked though. Hopefully my Q8 is not too far behind.

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brianch wrote:
my order status is “CONTACT CUSTOMER”

what in the world does that mean? o.0

Why don’t you ask BangGood? … There is a chat option and you could have an answer in 10 minutes from now maybe.

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