[PART 1] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Group buy officially closed! Lights shipping.

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I’m guessing TNT is a local delivery service?
No… TNT is global.
Think FedEx bought over TNT worldwide. Maybe shipped by FedEx but delivered by TNT.
Yep… you are 100% correct. Thumbs Up .. I just did not mention that part…… Wink

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The wait was long but worth it, man this things big, also going to have to sort some kind of lens cap out, don’t want no broken lens, just on charging batteries and waiting for dark

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terry b wrote:
Just received my blf gt, no shipping notification, delivered by TNT

Did you have to pay extra charge’s?
Did you order dhl?
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ordered light with dhl no batteries was 714 on the list 107 to have paid, and no extra charges

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Thanks, I was a bit worried that using dhl might get customs charges & fees.

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JasonWW wrote:
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So how many people on the 555 list have the flashlight been delivered?
That’s something what I want to know. Because For me It’s already 7 weeks ago I am now in week 8 that’s 2 months Tired

Like I said before, there is no 555 list as far as shipping is concerned. All 850 orders are mixed together. Since we don’t have statistics, I will guess that “most” of the early payers have their lights. Anyone that ordered with registered shipping was not part of the first 3 shipments. So obviously they don’t have their light yet.

There were around 170 people on Neal’s #1 to #555 paid shipping list that ordered with registered mail (according to another member, I didn’t actually count them), but some of them switched to DHL so the real number is unknown.

So right now it looks like those with registered shipping and those that paid “later” are still waiting. Plus there are still a couple early payers who chose DHL and still don’t have their lights. So it’s got a random quality about it as well. Ughh Facepalm Sick

Ps, for some folks it might be 12 to 13 weeks.

No. 116, I first apply for registered shipping. I soon changed to DHL, I sent Neal email two times to change from registered to DHL.
Of course, no repy from him.

To sum up, I still do not have GT and also no information when GT will arrive.

Not happy, but I can only wait, as I understand… Crying

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I only got my PM to pay on the 2nd December. I paid about an hour after the PM and thought I’d be front of the list. Didnt know more had gone out prior. I feel less special now.

All of the PMs were sent out within 5 minutes of each other, per batch.

The first batch of PMs went out on 1 Dec (UTC -5), but in some countries it may have been 2 Dec already.

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My wife hasn’t told me a big box has arrived so I can only assume mine hasn’t arrived yet.

Maybe she received it, but is hiding it until your birthday.

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My wife hasn’t told me a big box has arrived so I can only assume mine hasn’t arrived yet.

Maybe she received it, but is hiding it until your birthday.

It is only a couple of weeks away…. She is devious like that.

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Let someone explain it to me finally: I have to pay 155 for Gt. How much can I pay for DHL to Poland? Tired This is my first participation in group buying. I am counting on 23% tax and maybe a duty in my country. How much will I have to pay for DHL? Maybe it’s better to have a registered postal package?

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Sure in EU the registered package is a much better for cost compared to DHL.
Check the local DHL site for the prices.

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Thanks Bonham!
I wonder how much it can cost for a registered post. I hope I will not stay with empty pockets …

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Rafał wrote:
Let someone explain it to me finally: I have to pay 155 for Gt. How much can I pay for DHL to Poland? Tired This is my first participation in group buying. I am counting on 23% tax and maybe a duty in my country. How much will I have to pay for DHL? Maybe it’s better to have a registered postal package?
Shipping is included in the price.

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Dydi92 wrote:
“Sigh” Tired

!https://i.imgur.com/5PvpxGX.jpg!

That settles it. I am not ordering it with batteries. Should I just go buy the 8 Samsung 35Es from M4DM4X now then?

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teacher wrote:
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Let someone explain it to me finally: I have to pay 155 for Gt. How much can I pay for DHL to Poland? Tired This is my first participation in group buying. I am counting on 23% tax and maybe a duty in my country. How much will I have to pay for DHL? Maybe it’s better to have a registered postal package?
Shipping is included in the price.

Clearly you have not been following the shipping discussion. For EU and DHL there are nasty surprises around where the recipient ends up paying extra. I do not mean taxes and customs fees but protection money.

With DHL you never know if it is paid in full until they deliver.

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Jiffy wrote:
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"Sigh" Tired !https://i.imgur.com/5PvpxGX.jpg!
That settles it. I am not ordering it with batteries. Should I just go buy the 8 Samsung 35Es from M4DM4X now then?[/quote]

keep in mind that batteries with registered mail can take some time to ship to Europe. I ordered some at Aliexpress and I had to wait for 6 - 8 weeks. 

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Mine arrived in the UK today! (no batteries) It’s amazing. Thanks all.

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Thanks teacher Wink
I did not know that! I think I read all the posts except one Smile I understand that I can only be afraid of duties and taxes regardless of DHL or Fedex.

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Rafał wrote:
Thanks teacher Wink I did not know that! I think I read all the posts except one Smile I understand that I can only be afraid of duties and taxes regardless of DHL or Fedex.
Yes, DHL and Europe is a bad combi when looking at tax and administration costs. 30-50 euro extra. At shipping DHL is the best, unbelievable how solid and fast they are. 
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Keisari, thanks!
I’m trying, but it’s like reading a saga Smile Nevertheless, you helped me. Let GT enlighten you! Thumbs Up

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Careful with DHL. They might ask you for 20 or 40 and if you refuse, package is returned. Nothing the sender can do either.

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DHL is the worst price choice for EU I know. For company documents is ok but for other things …

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Keisari wrote:
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Let someone explain it to me finally: I have to pay 155 for Gt. How much can I pay for DHL to Poland? Tired This is my first participation in group buying. I am counting on 23% tax and maybe a duty in my country. How much will I have to pay for DHL? Maybe it’s better to have a registered postal package?
Shipping is included in the price.
Clearly you have not been following the shipping discussion. For EU and DHL there are nasty surprises around where the recipient ends up paying extra. I do not mean taxes and customs fees but protection money.

With DHL you never know if it is paid in full until they deliver.

Clearly….. I was telling him shipping was included in the price. That is all.

I never claimed to be an expert on Customs,Taxes, or extortion practices of any Country…. clearly.

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Rafał wrote:
Thanks teacher Wink
I did not know that! I think I read all the posts except one Smile I understand that I can only be afraid of duties and taxes regardless of DHL or Fedex.
You welcome. Thumbs Up … And good luck with your choice…… Smile

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You beat me to it teacher! Clearly

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You beat me to it teacher! Clearly

I like this one too..INDEED! Where is TOm tOm?


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Yes Joey Adams…. Clearly, I did!! Wink

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
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You beat me to it teacher! Clearly

I like this one too..INDEED! Where is TOm tOm?


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Why yes, it does appear ‘Tom Tom’ has indeed pulled a………
…… Disappearing act, shall we say…… Smile

Hoping he is well…… Thumbs Up

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