[PART 2] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Last of PM's are sent, Public sales open!

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Neal wrote:
if u still not receive the GT or no tracking pls PM me.

Yay, the most important person of this project …. Thanks for all your hard work, Neal – it is very much appreciated! Thumbs UpSmileBeer

And no offence to the other contributors – I’m sure most people are very aware of how much work has gone into this … I’d raise a glass to all of you if it wasn’t time to sleep!

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Some old shipment details I removed from post #1:

Batch #3 lights are starting to arrive, including USA.

Batch #3 PM/emails have been sent on April 18th. People #1050 to #1425 on the list can buy their lights. You have until May 3rd 2018 to pay for them. More details here.

It is super important that everybody have their Paypal account info up to date. Shipping address, your name, email and phone number is all pulled from there. More details here.

(DHL shipping is very fast and is standard for all USA buyers)

The last 50 lights seem to have been sent out from March 13 to 29. Problems are currently being sorted out by Neal and TA.

A 5th shipment of 185 lights went out on Feb 9th. This includes registered packages. So this means about 800 of the 850 lights have shipped. The next shipment of reflectors should take care of the last 50 orders.

The first shipment of lights (168 total) shipped on Dec 27. This was a pallet going to the USA from the first 576th person on the paid list that did NOT include batteries. Tracking numbers went out on Dec 27 and lights started arriving to customers on Dec 29th.

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The second shipment of lights (194 total) shipped January 3rd. This was a pallet going to the USA from the first 740th person on the paid list that DID include batteries. Tracking numbers went out on Jan 3rd. Lights started arriving on January 5th.

The first 2 shipments went out by region instead of the exact order in which we paid, for cost reasons and because there were not enough DHL orders to fill a pallet for anywhere except the USA.

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The third shipment of lights (138 total?) shipped on Jan 8/9th with and without batteries through DHL in Finland, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia, Germany, Canada, Malaysia and Australia. Some people got notifications, some didn’t. I have not heard of any registered mail packages shipping yet.

Only a few tracking numbers went out on Jan 9th and lights started arriving to customers on Jan 10th. Apparantly Lumintop was very slow to give Neal the tracking info or info on which lights they sent.

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4 shipments have been made. A little over 600 lights in total. So there are a little over 200 more lights to ship from the current group of paid customers. This is a mix of early and late purchases. Mostly people who requested registered mail shipping.

A 4th shipment of about 125 lights went out on Jan 19th. This is a mix of USA and international orders. Several of these lights have already been delivered to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Amsterdam, Slovenia etc… FedEx and TNT are also being used.

Initial quality has been fantastic. A handful of people have gotten opaque black switch covers instead of translucent black. Replacement switch covers are being sent on a case by case basis.

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M4D M4X: For all people who want to let us know the value that should be declared on the parcels:
please take the BLF GT customs declaration survey.

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M4D M4X: You can buy 8 of the button top Samsung 35E batteries (seem ideal, high mAh and good amps) for $40 when you buy your GT. No sign up required for these.
Battery details are here.

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sb56637 wrote:
Neal wrote:
if u still not receive the GT or no tracking pls PM me.
Hey Neal, how’s it going? Great to hear from you.

+ 1 Beer

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Received tracking number on 16th March and got my GiganticTorch yesterday (20th March), which i went to pick up myself once the status showed it reaches local warehouse simply because i cant wait any longer..
Box is fine and everything inside is fine, im glad its not wet, opened or damaged. I am really speechless once i opened the box, the real thing is soooooooooooooo much bigger from all the pictures i’ve seen here. Rough inspection, there’s a ding* on the reflector, not sure if it affects the beamshot, not time to test it yet, no battery at the moment. Also, the reflector appears to be a little bit OP on this batch.. kinda different from what other peoples posted here.. Anyway, im a happy man!
Thanks BLF, thanks to those who were involved for their hard work and patience! Beer

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Lund1660 wrote:
Why start a new thread? All this does is makes it more confusing, the group is still going on with several hundred people waiting to send in money.all that information, ya that was smart move.

I find this post quite funny to read. Is it only me thinks that way? I find it a bit rude towards SB who created this new thread, even though OP seems to have no idea what is happening, he could have asked for the reason nicely.
And if more people think it is rude and click the rude button, is it SB will need to deal with OP?
I imagine funny conversation like below:
OP:Why people click my rude buttons?
SB:Because you were a bit rude to me.
OP:Sorry but who are you?
SB:I am the one took the smart move and created the new thread.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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DENGOH wrote:
Lund1660 wrote:
Why start a new thread? All this does is makes it more confusing, the group is still going on with several hundred people waiting to send in money.all that information, ya that was smart move.
I find this post quite funny to read. Is it only me thinks that way? I find it a bit rude towards SB who created this new thread, even though OP seems to have no idea what is happening. And if more people think it is rude and click the rude button, is it SB will need to deal with OP? I imagine funny conversation like below: OP:Why people click my rude buttons? SB:Because you were a bit rude to me. OP:Sorry but who are you? SB:I am the one took the smart move and created the new thread.

It’s been patiently replied to by T_A in post #25, so no need to bring this up again to stir the pot. Beer

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Sorry, no intention to stir the pot, just can’t help because it is really funny. Big SmileBeer

cool i'll see you when you get there

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Interesting shipping details… as mentioned in a previous post, it appears simultaneously in HK and Los Angeles. Looks like it’s been air-delivery most of the way, but a guess tells me that it’s currently in Honolulu, and it’ll go on a barge from Oahu to Kauai… maybe in my hands by Friday!

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@ samnavy….. I am pretty sure that has to do with the time difference between Hong Kong & LA. I think it is around 15 hours….. Hong Kong being ahead of LA. Smile

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i havent receiver tracking code, so i sent a PM to neal and subcribed this theard

Forgot my pen

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I was contacted by Neal a couple days ago, but no tracking number.

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Was just woken by the postman after two hours sleep – so here’s just a quick photo taken with my phone camera, before I got back to bed for a few hours.

It came in one box (even though I’d chosen registered shipping), and the packaging was immaculate, with all components protected by dense foam.

Looks like I’ll have plenty of fun tonight! Smile

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I have answered: “Neals customer survey”
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There is news

https://www.17track.net/es

2018-03-21 08:07 – Registration in the delivery unit, The shipment has arrived at the unit responsible for its delivery

2018-03-21 02:35 – Classified, Shipment has been classified in the Logistics Centre

2018-03-19 11:35 – Classified, Shipment has been classified in the Logistics Centre

2018-03-19 11:33 – Accepted, Your shipment has been received at the point of origin

2018-02-07 07:33 – Pre-registered, Your shipment has been pre-registered in the Correos systems, pending deposit
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I hope to receive it today or tomorrow

Thank you

Sorry for my bad English
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My GT came! Goodness, this thing is HUGE.

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PM-ed Neal about my tracking number.

He responded within a few hours and now I have a tracking number !
It’s in my city most likely to be delivered in the next few days.

All I can say is: KUDOS to the new communication speed by Neal.

Please keep it up. Big Smile

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I just set my GT to mode set UI with mode no.8.
I prefer single press to access 2.5A turbo compared to double click in ramp mode.
Good to have such a flexible driver. Thumbs Up

cool i'll see you when you get there

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Just posting to subscribe.

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Thanks, guys got my light yesterday N0: 994
It is perfect.

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Yes, Neal is doing a good job.

He got overwhelmed and was getting a lot of abuse from people about things he had no control over so he just kind of shut down. I can’t blame him, I want to do the same thing every time I wake up to this thread having 100 posts since I know something happened that I don’t want to deal with.

Please be sure to thank him whenever you talk to him, he needs to know that people appreciate what he is doing.

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I am not sure if this thread will stick around but a basic update on the situation for those that didn’t see my update in the old thread is that things are moving in a very good direction now.

Communication lanes have opened and we are set to start getting issues sorted out quickly. Just make sure you have filled out the survey 1 time if you have an open issue.

I am also trying to get a far far better option for orders for the next batch, I will not do it the same as last time.

I will give you more details once some things are finalized.

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It’s really nice to see things running so smoothly now. Hopefully the remaining issues will be resolved soon – let there be Giggles all around the world! Big Smile

I tried to take some photos outside, but somehow my camera decided to focus on the background, instead of the Giga Thrower …

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Still waiting for the body and batteries.

40 days in transit Facepalm

Destination Country – Belgium:  +32 2 276 22 74  Go to official website 2018-02-11
04:15:00

Item released from customs,MYKCHA

2018-02-11
04:14:00

Item released from customs,MYKCHA

Origin Country – Malaysia:  (60) 3-2727-9100  Go to official website 2018-02-11
10:17:10

Item dispatched out BRUSSELS EUROPEAN MAIL CENTRE,KUCHING

2018-02-11
09:40:52

Item posted over the counter,In Transit

2018-02-11
09:27:55

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I have got two blf head but not the body..

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Arildb wrote:
I have got two blf head but not the body..

Have you filled out the survey with the details yet?

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pepinfaxera wrote:
I have answered: “Neals customer survey”
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There is news

https://www.17track.net/es

2018-03-21 08:07 – Registration in the delivery unit, The shipment has arrived at the unit responsible for its delivery

2018-03-21 02:35 – Classified, Shipment has been classified in the Logistics Centre

2018-03-19 11:35 – Classified, Shipment has been classified in the Logistics Centre

2018-03-19 11:33 – Accepted, Your shipment has been received at the point of origin

2018-02-07 07:33 – Pre-registered, Your shipment has been pre-registered in the Correos systems, pending deposit
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I hope to receive it today or tomorrow

Thank you

strange of your package, I just checked
ship in Feb.7, still not delivery
it seems we should change another mail to spain

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Arildb wrote:
I have got two blf head but not the body..

any one in Norway want to order a GT

lumintop can ship the other tube to him

and Arildb ship one head to him

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Team Giggles and Neal – thank you. In between work I’ve had the opportunity to muck around with my light and it’s perfect. No blemishes, UIs seem to work as described. Additionally, I’m able to make a light spot on my neighbour’s house about 15 metres opposite of me in sunny weather. This thing is mental. Thanks again.

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i just have a PM sent by neal, first since DEC
so it turned out the light hasn’t been shipped Facepalm , and he asked me what value should the light be declared
so at least 2 weeks i will receive the light
anyway, i’m not mad this time, because i know what’s going on

Forgot my pen

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Yes, I will go into more detail later once I understand the full scope of the situation but things are a bit of a mess with all the manual human input that was involved in the order and shipping process. Some orders were lost, some people got 2 tubes or 2 heads and in some cases the workers shipping the lights messed up altogether and some orders feel between the cracks.

Communication is flowing much better now, so make sure you filled out the survey (just once please) and hopefully things should start getting back on track soon.

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GT arrived about 9PM last night, DHL must have been working overtime. It is fantastically absurd and well worth the wait. Thanks Team Giggles.

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