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

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LloydV wrote:
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.

It just arrived, no notice.
I took the tracking number from the box, stuck it into TNT’s site, and discovered that mine was sent from Lumintop on the 19th of Jan – if yours happens to be in the same batch, it can’t be far away.

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

Just a few sadly……… the trouble is they haven’t exactly thought about it – it’s sent in a box with ‘blf gt’ slapped all over it , and then a huge invoice on top, which should read say ‘flashlight parts’ or something, not ‘blf gt flashlight’ they didn’t have to be so specific, ie, reveal the make/model at worst just ‘flashlight’ would have sufficed.
You only have to type blf gt in to google and you find the price on here or elsewhere, worse still you can find the higher price……or even the final sale price.
Customs aren’t stupid, it’s their job after all.
I think when re sending, wrap them in paper maybe? I know it’s an ask, but they stand a better chance. I guess it’s only a few lights, 100?
Also in previous group buys, I seem to remember registered lights being shipped via the Netherlands (I presume Netherlands post), which seemed to work.
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shakeym wrote:
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…

Well, this answers my earlier question (http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1266268#comment-1266268).

Might I ask when you made the final payment for the light?

Have fun with the light! Can’t wait to get my hands on mine Smile

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G0OSE][quote=teacher wrote:
Customs aren’t stupid, it’s their job after all. I think when re sending, wrap them in paper maybe? I know it’s an ask, but they stand a better chance. I guess it’s only a few lights, 100?

I don’t work in customs but I’d assume they would have access to the carriers databases like account numbers and such, if it’s been big enough and noticed by customs I wouldn’t be surprised if their entire account is under more review, IF it really is customs getting a hard’on for tax dollars of course.

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Got my GT with Batteries to Sydney Australia! Smile

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Ok, with the latest news taken into consideration, and the fact I was already starting to get shakey (I think I’d use it like 10 times, then it would be an expensive shelf queen)…. I’d like to ask for a refund please, who is it I have to ask?

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I do not understand why Neal sends someone a second flashlight when someone did not even get the first flashlight !? It hurts Crying

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G0OSE wrote:
Ok, with the latest news taken into consideration, and the fact I was already starting to get shakey (I think I’d use it like 10 times, then it would be an expensive shelf queen)…. I’d like to ask for a refund please, who is it I have to ask?

Ask the person you sent your payment to…and it’s Neal.

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Aslan wrote:
I do not understand why Neal sends someone a second flashlight when someone did not even get the first flashlight !? It hurts Crying
That’d be because Neal isn’t sending them, Lumintop is making and sending them. Neal has supplied them with a list of people who have ordered in the first ~1000 od or whatever the number was up too and Lumintop is sending them out from there. Nothing to do with Neal as far I’m concerned.
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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?

This is odd as a friend of mine has to pick his up from the post depot today and mine certainly wasnt returned. Maybe it was only lights with cells that have been returned?

EDIT… this might be wrong. My friend had a ROYAL MAIL note through his door. I dont know if TNT drop off to Royal Mail depots or not.

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IS IT ONLY LIGHTS WITH CELLS BEING RETURNED???

I don’t have full list of UK buyers but I have compiled this from a look through the paid spreadsheets:
chrisc DHL no batteries – Delivered
Jinx/Jeansy DHL no batteries – Delivered
terry b DHL no batteries – Delivered
Dydi92 DHL with batteries – RETURNED!
Tuigali DHL with batteries – RETURNED!
bella-headlight Registered no batteries
gravelmonkey Registered no batteries
G0OSE Registered no batteries
Essexman Registered with batteries

As far as I can see, all DHL without batteries are delivered but DHL with batteries have been returned!

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Jiffy wrote:
IS IT ONLY LIGHTS WITH CELLS BEING RETURNED???

As far as I can see, all DHL without batteries are delivered but DHL with batteries have been returned!

Too add to this, anyone that has received their lights from DHL with lights, was there any lithium Ion battery warnings on the out side of the box?

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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,

Weighed mine at work 5lbs exactly 8×30Q’s.

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Anyone that got batteries, are the Samsung 35E meant to be 3500mah? Mine are all 2600mah batteries.

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Charging my cells at the moment so I can try it out when it gets dark!

Quick question which may have already been answered and I missed it, but why do the 35E cells have a 2600mAh sticker on them when they are 3500mAh?

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Bruno28 wrote:
Anyone that got batteries, are the Samsung 35E meant to be 3500mah? Mine are all 2600mah batteries.

Well that was good timing! haha

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shakeym wrote:
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…

Well, this answers my earlier question (http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1266268#comment-1266268).

Might I ask when you made the final payment for the light?

Have fun with the light! Can’t wait to get my hands on mine Smile

10th Dec package was delivered by TNT Good Luck…

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LSX wrote:
Charging my cells at the moment so I can try it out when it gets dark!

Quick question which may have already been answered and I missed it, but why do the 35E cells have a 2600mAh sticker on them when they are 3500mAh?

!https://i.imgur.com/uwqroK2.jpg!

Those specs in bold black prints are wrong…they are 3500mah cells

https://www.orbtronic.com/content/samsung-35e-datasheet-inr18650-35e.pdf

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LSX wrote:
Bruno28 wrote:
Anyone that got batteries, are the Samsung 35E meant to be 3500mah? Mine are all 2600mah batteries.

Well that was good timing! haha


Haha how funny. mina says 2600mah sticker too. My charger does not say the capacity of cells, so I’m no able to check.
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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?

Neal – Are you 100% sure this is the reason they have been returned? I have never heard of UK Customs doing this.

Around three UK members have reported in this thread that their Flashlight with Batteries was returned to Lumintop as the package was not correctly marked, due to lithium batteries being inside.

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tatasal wrote:
LSX wrote:
Charging my cells at the moment so I can try it out when it gets dark!

Quick question which may have already been answered and I missed it, but why do the 35E cells have a 2600mAh sticker on them when they are 3500mAh?

!https://i.imgur.com/uwqroK2.jpg!

Those labels are wrong…they are 3500mah cells

https://www.orbtronic.com/content/samsung-35e-datasheet-inr18650-35e.pdf

I figured that was the case. I don’t see what the reasoning was for putting the stickers on.

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LSX wrote:
Bruno28 wrote:
Anyone that got batteries, are the Samsung 35E meant to be 3500mah? Mine are all 2600mah batteries.

Well that was good timing! haha


Haha how funny. mina says 2600mah sticker too. My charger does not say the capacity of cells, so I’m no able to check.

They are 3500mAh and are proper 35E cells, I just didn’t get the point of the stickers being there.

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LSX wrote:
Charging my cells at the moment so I can try it out when it gets dark!

Quick question which may have already been answered and I missed it, but why do the 35E cells have a 2600mAh sticker on them when they are 3500mAh?

!https://i.imgur.com/uwqroK2.jpg!


I think they had the wrapers laying around and wanted to decrese the amount of them.
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LSX wrote:
Charging my cells at the moment so I can try it out when it gets dark!

Quick question which may have already been answered and I missed it, but why do the 35E cells have a 2600mAh sticker on them when they are 3500mAh?

!https://i.imgur.com/uwqroK2.jpg!

Probably down to the maximum capacity for cells in transit.

8 × 2600 = 20800
8 × 3500 = 28000

Maximum allowance is 100watt hour = 2.6A cells = 96.2watt hour, 3.5A cells = 129.5watt hour

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Wieselflinkpro wrote:
LSX wrote:
Charging my cells at the moment so I can try it out when it gets dark!

Quick question which may have already been answered and I missed it, but why do the 35E cells have a 2600mAh sticker on them when they are 3500mAh?

!https://i.imgur.com/uwqroK2.jpg!


I think they had the wrapers laying around and wanted to decrese the amount of them.

It’s a sticker which has been added on after the plastic wrapper has been put on for the button top. It’s not part of the clear heatshrink tube.

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chrisc wrote:
LSX wrote:
Charging my cells at the moment so I can try it out when it gets dark!

Quick question which may have already been answered and I missed it, but why do the 35E cells have a 2600mAh sticker on them when they are 3500mAh?

!https://i.imgur.com/uwqroK2.jpg!

Probably down to the maximum capacity for cells in transit.

8 × 2600 = 20800
8 × 3500 = 28000

Maximum allowance is 100watt hour = 2.6A cells = 96.2watt hour, 3.5A cells = 129.5watt hour

Ahh that makes sense. Thanks for the info, I didn’t know about that.

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You never know maybe UK customs checked the cells and saw them trying to pull a fast one on the delivery. It’s very easy to know what capacity cells have and there must be many Chinese companies trying to flout these restrictions.

There are ways of shipping more cells but it depends on this shipping method used.

To ship 100w/hour packs which is why most of the powerbanks dont come much bigger than 20’000mah rating.

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There are some new regulations in shipping lithium batteries: http://www.dhl.co.uk/en/express/shipping/shipping_advice/lithium_batteries.html

there are special stickers on my package, so that’s conform regulations.

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Ahhh thanks for clearing up why the batteries have 2600mah stickers, its just for shipping conforms even though its 3500mah. Makes sense.

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So they’re purposefully dodging tax and safety regulations, sweet.

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Umcookies wrote:
So they’re purposefully dodging tax and safety regulations, sweet.

Yes but to make sure you get your light and battery. So its for our benefit Smile

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