[PART 2] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Closed, but Public sales open!

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First I wish say “thank you” to Neal, Lumintop and the team for all the work.

Second…no lights sent this week? Crying

No, this week they were out of the lenses, they are supposed to get 1000 more lenses by the end of next week.


Wait what, so i have to wait at least 1 month to have this light in my hand?
Oh my godness

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So I should expect it to be sent about two weeks from now…ok, I can wait…

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Relax – I’m Waiting four months soon.
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First I wish say “thank you” to Neal, Lumintop and the team for all the work.

Second…no lights sent this week? Crying

No, this week they were out of the lenses, they are supposed to get 1000 more lenses by the end of next week.


Wait what, so i have to wait at least 1 month to have this light in my hand?
Oh my godness

Sorry, the production delays are still in effect, that never went away. There were simply more orders then they thought that had not been shipped yet.

The reflectors are still the limiting factor, it just so happens that this week the lenses were also used up.

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TA i’ve filled the survey as soon as it was available a few weeks back but seeing as we finally have some communication with Neal do you think I should wait a little longer for a response or just sent him a pm and redo the survey ?

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No need to redo the survey. It is just taking time to sort through it all. We still need to organize the survey for lumintop to deal with some of the issues.

I would give it a few more days and see what happens first (excluding the weekend when I don’t expect much to happen).

I only get a few hours each night where both mine and China’s waking hours overlap to really work on stuff.

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No need to redo the survey. It is just taking time to sort through it all. We still need to organize the survey for lumintop to deal with some of the issues.

I would give it a few more days and see what happens first (excluding the weekend when I don’t expect much to happen).

I only get a few hours each night where both mine and China’s waking hours overlap to really work on stuff.

Alright I’ll just wait a few more days and see how things are going, thanks a lot for the quick reply Smile

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This BLF GT saga is almost over for me.

Few days back i opened paypal case with request for refund since my light was not sent with the last 50 or so lights.

Today Neal refunded me the second payment…

…but i have no way of getting back my money from the initial deposit, 17 or so dollars. So what is my option here? I do not plan on giving MY money to some random guy/company just because they where unable to deliver what was promised.

Any advice?

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Simply request a refund from Neal, I am sure he will give it.

Although most likely not until his account has been fixed. Right now he can only accept payments and send refunds (your deposit payment is too old for a refund to be sent, he will have to send you a new payment). He can not transfer any funds or buy anything with his account besides this (fairly common practice for paypal).

It could take a little while for his account to be sorted out, paypal is not known for being quick in these situations.

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The problem here is that my Paypal account is limited to only sending payments. I can not receive money on it. The only way i can get money back is via the Paypal refund option.

But as we know the first payment is not eligible for refund via the Paypal system anymore. That is the major issue here.

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What?
How can you not receive payments through paypal…

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TA do You know how many survey ware send to Neal and how many are solved now?

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What? How can you not receive payments through paypal…

Because accounts from Macedonia and few other countries as well are limited. The only option paypal gives us is paying for merchandise and that is all. We don’t even have F&F option for sending money.

There are way to get unlimited accounts with fake address and stuff but i am pretty sure that it is not legal to do it that way.

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BobbyMK wrote:
The problem here is that my Paypal account is limited to only sending payments. I can not receive money on it. The only way i can get money back is via the Paypal refund option.

But as we know the first payment is not eligible for refund via the Paypal system anymore. That is the major issue here.

Hmm, that is problem and I don’t see a viable solution for it. I know for experience it is impossible to send a refund for a payment this old.

Why can’t you accept payments?

Edit: just saw your reply above. Hmm, I really don’t know how that can be solved. Let me know if you think of anything.

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TA do You know how many survey ware send to Neal and how many are solved now?

I don’t have the exact numbers, we are still putting the list together, the survey was combined with other non-GT products on the back end and we are now having to split out the GT issues to be dealt with separately.

I would say around 30, maybe 40 surveys were filled out. I am not sure how many have been solved yet. Just that I know more and more are being taken care of each day. I have been helping with some of them myself when possible.

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Hi having problems with the shipping on my first GT could you please remove my second order? Thank you very much for understanding.

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TA, thanks for the continued hard work and bringing this to fruition altogether.

Neal, glad to see you back. Hopefully there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

Regarding those getting antsy about running out of PayPal protection, and it seems like there are really just a few, what if Neal were to issue refunds then immediately (and directly) issue an invoice for the same amount to the same person/email? If they pay, they stay on the list. If they dont, they are done. This would refresh the buyer protection, keep people who paid eligible to get a light, and not generate new purchase pages that could leak out.
Just an idea, though It would be extra time for Neal and I don’t know if any PP issues would prevent it. I’m fortunate to have gotten a GT a while back, but I feel for those still waiting.

Thanks again to the team.

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Your second order has not been paid yet correct? Then it is fine, simply do not pay for the light when the PM is sent out.

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TA, thanks for the continued hard work and bringing this to fruition altogether.

Neal, glad to see you back. Hopefully there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

Regarding those getting antsy about running out of PayPal protection, and it seems like there are really just a few, what if Neal were to issue refunds then immediately (and directly) issue an invoice for the same amount to the same person/email? If they pay, they stay on the list. If they dont, they are done. This would refresh the buyer protection, keep people who paid eligible to get a light, and not generate new purchase pages that could leak out.
Just an idea, though It would be extra time for Neal and I don’t know if any PP issues would prevent it. I’m fortunate to have gotten a GT a while back, but I feel for those still waiting.

Thanks again to the team.

This is an idea, I plan to let things ride for another week or so until they get the lenses and can ship out some orders.

My hope is that by then we will have most of this stuff put back together and they should be able to finish up the outstanding orders then, so this would not be needed.

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Any idea of when the last batch (3rd) of order will happen? I am on the list for two GT’s on the 3rd batch.

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Any idea of when the last batch (3rd) of order will happen? I am on the list for two GT’s on the 3rd batch.
That is unclear ATM, according to TA. It will be as soon as various previously mentioned issues are resolved.

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It’s here!!! Still no word on the batteries I ordered, but at least the GT is here! Only one problem and I don’t know if it’s a big deal or not… LED is not perfectly centered. Guess I’ll have to the batts of both my Q8’s for a test run! Pics of that to follow.

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Only one problem and I don’t know if it’s a big deal or not… LED is not perfectly centered.

Are you sure about that? It looks perfectly centered to me.

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JasonWW wrote:
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Only one problem and I don’t know if it’s a big deal or not… LED is not perfectly centered.
Are you sure about that? It looks perfectly centered to me.
Look close… it’s not. Kinda hard to tell from the shadow on the right side of the LED.
Zoom in & you can see it is off a bit.

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Looks centered to me even though the shadow makes it a bit difficult to compare. It was long time ago I did pixel peeping when I read reviews of cameras. Cool
I think for this case, a wall beam shot is more realistic check.

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Here is what I see.

If it’s not perfectly centered, then it’s close enough by my accounts. Keep in mind the centering ring is aligned to the 2 screws on the mcpcb instead of a snug fitting center hole. I think there were a few instances where the tiny hole on the black piece actually rubbed up against the edge of the emitter and caused a little bit of black plastic shavings, so they changed the design.

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teacher wrote:
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Only one problem and I don’t know if it’s a big deal or not… LED is not perfectly centered.
Are you sure about that? It looks perfectly centered to me.
Look close… it’s not. Kinda hard to tell from the shadow on the right side of the LED.
Zoom in & you can see it is off a bit.
Jason is correct. It’s way less off than my original pic showed it to be, if it’s “off” at all. I had the “bright” idea to take a pic with the flash… and shows that it’s as perfect as I think the tolerances for something like this could be.

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