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

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Just received mine Smile Batteries included.

Adelaide, AU. 881 on interest list.

Selected DHL, local courier was TNT.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
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After receiving PM from TA, I feel little more confident that things will sort out for my order.. Thumbs Up

Thanks TA

Glad I could help, might take a few days to sort it out but we will figure it out.

I think I am a pretty patient guy, but I am starting to get a little itchy as well.
I paid on dec. 2nd and still my light has not been shipped (registered, Netherlands).

Is there at least a better indication of when the last batch will be shipped? I was hoping it would at least be shipped within two months after payment Sad

I see people modding it. People requesting when they can pay for the 2nd list entries. But ours has not even shipped yet…

I am turning up my living room lights to max, just to avoid depression Silly

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Pöbel wrote:
@FarThrower

after the first 555, every other light in the group buy is $150


It will be $157 total.

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Far Thrower wrote:
I received my first GT a couple of days ago.

I was number 947 for my first buy that was in the second group.

When can I pay for my second GT as I am number 1443 on the list which will be dearer than the first one that I bought from the second group?


From post #1.

The next group (3rd batch) to purchase lights (#1050 and up on the list or who signed up after 10/23/17) will get their emails late January to early Feb in order to let Neal get caught up with current orders. Since Chinese New Year is quickly approaching, Texas_Ace may wait unto late February. No final decision has been made yet.

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Tejasandre wrote:
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Okay, so I’m just going to throw this out there. The lowest cloud banks are a 6500ft, which is 1.2 miles or below. I’m just saying…

I will do this if I get one. I’m 1500something. So I need 20% to fall out to get mine. But if I do, I’ll do this. Big Smile

We have 60 people too many signed up for this last batch of Group Buy lights. So if 60 people drop out, everyone else will get one.

If 60 people do not drop out, then the last 60 or so to try and pay might be the ones left out.

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JasonWW wrote:
Xenovora wrote:
Thank you all for your kind suggestions. I appreciate the information. I will continue to wait patiently and check back later this month and throughout February.

When I receive the email / pm, how long do I have to take advantage of the price? Do I have to buy within a very short time limit of my receiving the email? (Basically, if I don’t see the email until 2 weeks late because I forgot about it, will I miss out, or is the coupon good for a month or longer?)


There should not be much of a time limit. Ordering sooner gives you a better chance of getting it sooner, but that’s no guarantee.

Let me update this answer by saying to read the above post.

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Thanks guys for the price info.

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Neal wrote:
for the BLF GT, lumintop declare all with $25

but the UK customs don’t believe it, they returned the packages,
how about declare $50 for UK members?

UK members have a look at Neal’s post !

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JasonWW wrote:
Tejasandre wrote:
Longtom wrote:
Okay, so I’m just going to throw this out there. The lowest cloud banks are a 6500ft, which is 1.2 miles or below. I’m just saying…

I will do this if I get one. I’m 1500something. So I need 20% to fall out to get mine. But if I do, I’ll do this. Big Smile

We have 60 people too many signed up for this last batch of Group Buy lights. So if 60 people drop out, everyone else will get one.

If 60 people do not drop out, then the last 60 or so to try and pay might be the ones left out.

I will not be purchasing a second GT, please give my spot to one of the people that may be left out… Thanks!

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AlexGT wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
Tejasandre wrote:
Longtom wrote:
Okay, so I’m just going to throw this out there. The lowest cloud banks are a 6500ft, which is 1.2 miles or below. I’m just saying…

I will do this if I get one. I’m 1500something. So I need 20% to fall out to get mine. But if I do, I’ll do this. Big Smile

We have 60 people too many signed up for this last batch of Group Buy lights. So if 60 people drop out, everyone else will get one.

If 60 people do not drop out, then the last 60 or so to try and pay might be the ones left out.

I will not be purchasing a second GT, please give my spot to one of the people that may be left out… Thanks!


There are no guaranteed spots. All you or anyone has to do is NOT purchase. That’s all. Thumbs Up

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Got mine this afternoon! I knew this light was big but didn’t fully appreciate just how big it was until I got it in my hands. It’s awesome!

My led is slightly off centre as well, I will do what was done on the previous page and put a smaller centering ring within the larger one.

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LSX wrote:
Got mine this afternoon! I knew this light was big but didn’t fully appreciate just how big it was until I got it in my hands. It’s awesome!

My led is slightly off centre as well, I will do what was done on the previous page and put a smaller centering ring within the larger one.

Lumintop should avoid this problem for it will not speak well of them as a fine flashlight maker if they can’t even center the led…it’s just like buying a new car however it veers to one side all the time.

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People in U.K seems little sleepy, today but it’s 7am there. I am not sure how customs will react if they received same package again but with different value?

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I was thinking a few people in the UK had received their lights……..

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JasonWW wrote:
Pasakulu wrote:
Not sure if my name on the list but i already paid for my GT Nov last year..still waiting patiently.

Your on the list at #965 and #966. It wasn’t Nov that you paid, it was some time after Dec 9th.

Did you sign up for registered mail? It seems those are the last ones to be shipped out.

What is the reason for the registered mail lights to be shipped out last? And is this last of the batch or will people from the next batch (who selected another shipping method) also get their lights first? I’m 335th on the list and paid on December 8th. It would be nice to be informed of the procedure and current status (and I think more people also would like this and that would reduce the amount of posts in this thread drastically).

Edit: found this post of Texas Ace which explains it a bit http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1266015#comment-1266015

In my naivety I assumed that the lights would be shipped in the order of the original list and did not mind to wait a few weeks extra compared to expedited shipping but if I had known that the shipping method had an influence on the order then I might have chosen otherwise…

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2 UK members, chrisc & somebody else, whose name escapes me, received their DHL lights but via TNT I think, with no fees incurred.
They are the only UK members in possession of a GT yet as far as I know.
Is it just Tuigli“s light that keeps being returned ?
If you declare the light at $50 then UK members will be charged 20% vat plus a shipping company handling fee for which DHL charge about $25 for processing the fee (not sure about TNT).
So that would be about an extra $35 dollars.
Also if you suddenly change the value of an item that has already been returned twice marked $25 to $50 dollars I think that you will raise the customs suspicions & possibly jeopardise the remaining shipments which are all registered shipping I think as the majority of UK buyers chose registered to avoid the increased costs.
Just my thoughts.

Ian

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Also just a thought, is Tuigli“s light one with batteries as I think that the 2 UK ones received so far are without batteries ?
My thoughts would be that if you are going to mark UK lights as being $50 dollars you may as well change all UK registered parcels to DHL at the same time as fees are going to be incurred & we may as well get the light quickly & pay fees rather than wait 4-6 weeks for registered delivery & pay fees.
Just my thoughts & opinion & I am only speaking for myself of course.

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I received my light via TNT invoice was marked $25 I guess Chrisc and myself can count ourselves lucky with no other charges involved

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Yes terry b was the other member & it was TNT not Fedex, my mistake, I knew it wasn“t DHL.
Both without batteries ?

Ian

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shanefletch wrote:
Just received mine Smile Batteries included.

Adelaide, AU. 881 on interest list.

Selected DHL, local courier was TNT.

Did you get any notice beforehand, or did it just appear on your doorstep?
I’m in NZ, but I’m hoping that’s close enough to Oz that mine got shipped as well.

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terry b wrote:
I received my light via TNT invoice was marked $25 I guess Chrisc and myself can count ourselves lucky with no other charges involved

I believe TNT is a subsidiary of FedEx-still a bit strange how they are letting some through.
Also, I don’t pretend to have a detailed understanding of how customs operate, but my light is not even making it to the UK-it is being sent back before leaving HK!

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Hi,
what´s about the changed shippings from registered to DHL.
Does they will been shipped out with the registered mails, last?
Or is there a chance to get it with DHL next time.

I had message some days ago, Neal will change shipping for me, but at the moment still no shipping information / trackingnumber or something like this.

I´m very impatiently Wink .
I want this light, it´s so great…

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R.D. wrote:

What is the reason for the registered mail lights to be shipped out last?

We are not told why.
R.D. wrote:

And is this last of the batch or will people from the next batch (who selected another shipping method) also get their lights first?

I’m not understanding your question. The 3rd batch of people to pay has not happened yet. Texas_Ace will delay their purchase until he sees fit. He wants all the current orders to be shipped out first.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
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I sent email to Neal asking him if my flashlight was sent to me (no. 116 on the list).

If he will not reply in few days (most likely) I will probably open paypal dispute. I just want information if flashligh was sent or not.
If he can’t provide this info, paypal dispute will be open. I paid on 2.12.17, today we are 23.1. and still no info if and when GT will arrive.

The problem is also that many which are on the list much later 600, 700, 800+ already got FL.

My patient is running out – 150+ $ (cells included) is not small amount for me.

As was said, you are welcome to request a refund, it may take a few days but until the light is shipped they will be happy to send a refund. There are plenty of people that would love the chance.

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gregor wrote:
Thank you for info. Will wait for few more days and then decide…
My pleasure. Smile
Pls can you inform me when I decide to ask for refund how to get this done?

If you decide you want a refund, Send Neal and myself a PM requesting this. It might take a few days but as long as the light has not shipped a refund is not a problem.

gregor wrote:
The main problem is lack of information.

I only need info when FL will be sent.

I guess this is not important for lumnitop, Neal

This issue here is that getting the shipping information is not very simple. You contact Neal, who generally only gets lists of shipped lights after they have been delivered the last few weeks. So he then has to contact Lumintop who then has to try and figure out what order yours is and if it has shipped or not.

It is no small process and something that no one wants to do unless there is a good reason.

The lights are shipping, there are still around 250 lights left to ship, Most of them registered mail. Give it a few weeks and then we will start cleaning up any loose ends that may have fallen through the cracks. At this point we would just be chasing our tails.

If you ordered registered mail, then know that none of the registered mail orders have shipped yet, they should start shipping with the next batch.

Thank you for your answer. I will wait for few more weeks. I hope I will get it February.

I already sernt Neal na email but he does not answer. I belive this is nothing new. Crying

Thank you

Kind regards

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I know there are a few other threads have been started for different topics but I don’t know where or for what so I’ll just ask here,
Does anyone happen to know what the GT’s overall total weight is with cells..??
And for the funny wise guys/gals, I know heavy, but I’m thinking in lbs or kilo’s would be real helpful,
Thank You, and if there is a link to a technical thread I’d appreciate it, I think this thread is mostly shipping issues,

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T18 wrote:
I know there are a few other threads have been started for different topics but I don’t know where or for what so I’ll just ask here,
Does anyone happen to know what the GT’s overall total weight is with cells..??
And for the funny wise guys/gals, I know heavy, but I’m thinking in lbs or kilo’s would be real helpful,
Thank You, and if there is a link to a technical thread I’d appreciate it, I think this thread is mostly shipping issues,

@T18, have a look here:

    BLF GT official support thread [FAQ updated 11 Jan 2018]

    http://budgetlightforum.com/node/57676

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Mine arrived today was not home at the time, I was in the 2nd batch 896.
Batteries where in the same box light looks sensational.

cheers…

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JasonWW wrote:
R.D. wrote:
What is the reason for the registered mail lights to be shipped out last?
We are not told why.
R.D. wrote:
And is this last of the batch or will people from the next batch (who selected another shipping method) also get their lights first?
I’m not understanding your question. The 3rd batch of people to pay has not happened yet. Texas_Ace will delay their purchase until he sees fit. He wants all the current orders to be shipped out first.

Ah OK. So all requests with a number below 771 are in the first batch? And from this first batch the expedited shipping lights are being shipped first and after that the registered mail lights are handled. It will not be the case that people from the second batch (with a request number > 770) and expedited shipping will have their lights shipped earlier than the people from the first batch using the registered mail option?

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Neal wrote:
for the BLF GT, lumintop declare all with $25

but the UK customs don’t believe it, they returned the packages,
how about declare $50 for UK members?

For me, I’m originally registered shipping but sent PM a few days ago asking to change to DHL/TNT/FEDEX, this value would be ok if my order is changed to courier, not registered.

bella-headlight wrote:
Also just a thought, is Tuigli“s light one with batteries as I think that the 2 UK ones received so far are without batteries ? My thoughts would be that if you are going to mark UK lights as being $50 dollars you may as well change all UK registered parcels to DHL at the same time as fees are going to be incurred & we may as well get the light quickly & pay fees rather than wait 4-6 weeks for registered delivery & pay fees. Just my thoughts & opinion & I am only speaking for myself of course.

There must be more UK orders we’ve not heard about, either arriving or not arriving.

I don’t think the standard procedure for disputed value is to send the package back to the sender, I’m assuming you’re asked for proof of payment….

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