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

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My GT arrived today. Party Well packed, no extra charges. I’ve seen photos and videos. I’m following BLF … Still, I was not ready for such a monster … Shocked Big Smile Thanks to the whole BLF team, Neal and Lumintop …

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I see more packing material which is a good thing, but I don’t see any plastic to waterproof it. Maybe the registered mail boxes that got wet previously were just a fluke?

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Hey Khuan. I live in Kch too !

Quite surprising to see that some GTs were sent through Kch before flying off to other countries.

Has your GT arrived ?
Any good spots around town to test out the range ? Big Smile

Hey kebal_omega, nice to know some1 in here was from Kuching!
I just got my GT last week. Its really hard to find a suitable place in town to test out the range.. maybe Santubong or Damai?

I suppose the beach areas would be good.
A lot of flat open terrain to max out the beam range. LOL

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Ok, nothing official yet, still got some issues to work out and some other details but just gonna give a little heads up. It is looking like we are getting close to an arrangement for the next batch of lights.

It will be done quite a bit differently then last time (aka, much better) and should hopefully be done soon. It should also make both us and lumintop happy and work in everyone’s favor.

I will post more details when I know them but just wanted ya’ll to know that we are making good progress.

It seems I have finally broken through the great wall of china lol.

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TA can You wait with next batch till they resolved problems with prevoius batch? Like it was described on survey

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TA can You wait with next batch till they resolved problems with prevoius batch? Like it was described on survey

Yes, that is still the plan. They are working there way through it. Although naturally we can’t wait until orders are delivered and such. Just till the orders have been shipped and things like that. They are supposed to get in the parts for the GT’s in the next few days, so the un-shipped orders should start shipping soon.

Refunds are one issue we are trying to figure out how to deal with. Since it is past 90 days Neal can’t use the refund action on the payments and his account is still not allowed to transfer money, only receive it and refund payments. So we are not sure how to handle that until his account is fixed. It will happen, it just might not be before the next batch.

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OK Thanks Wink

I dont need refund Wink I want my GT so I hope LM will send me second one… my first shipment is probably lost somewhere ;(

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OK Thanks Wink

I dont need refund Wink I want my GT so I hope LM will send me second one… my first shipment is probably lost somewhere ;(

Lost shipments are a hard thing to deal with, They will have to take care of those on a case by case basis. This is why registered mail is not ideal, it can often take 2 months + which is too long for many people.

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This is why registered mail is not ideal, it can often take 2 months + which is too long for many people.

OK, but registered mail was one option to choose… and As we can see there was a problem with wet packages and probably problem with readings of delivery address…
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This is why registered mail is not ideal, it can often take 2 months + which is too long for many people.
OK, but registered mail was one option to choose… and As we can see there was a problem with wet packages and probably problem with readings of delivery address…

Oh, they will be taken care of, exactly how will be on a case by case basis though.

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Heads up… There’s a GT for sale on CPF.

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Not surprised, got a link?

I can’t say much since I am planning on listing mine for sale once I finish testing the XHP70.2 driver.

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It’s in the WTS Flashlights & Parts forum..

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?444760-WTS-BLF-GT

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Geez, $265 at that.

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Geez, $265 at that.

Thats actually pretty cheap compared to what they are selling for on ebay and less then what the retail price will be ($325 will be the retail price). I am surprised it is not higher actually.

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Geez, $265 at that.

Thats actually pretty cheap compared to what they are selling for on ebay and less then what the retail price will be ($325 will be the retail price). I am surprised it is not higher actually.

wow 325$ retail price? and this is excluding batteries and shipping then, so over 400$ with those then,, wow no chance ill get one anytime soon Sad just too much for a BLF light imo..

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Geez, $265 at that.

Thats actually pretty cheap compared to what they are selling for on ebay and less then what the retail price will be ($325 will be the retail price). I am surprised it is not higher actually.

wow 325$ retail price? and this is excluding batteries and shipping then, so over 400$ with those then,, wow no chance ill get one anytime soon Sad just too much for a BLF light imo..

Yes, this is the price point they need to make it profitable. Although pretty sure that includes shipping.

After some time I expect some coupon codes will pop up to lower the price to around ~$265 if I had to guess.

The out the door average cost of the GT so far has been over $160 is what I am being told and that is without any 3rd party in the mix but that is also a little biased due to so many people in the US buying them (cheaper shipping costs to the USA). So the new price makes a lot of sense.

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mortuus wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
keithd wrote:
Geez, $265 at that.

Thats actually pretty cheap compared to what they are selling for on ebay and less then what the retail price will be ($325 will be the retail price). I am surprised it is not higher actually.

wow 325$ retail price? and this is excluding batteries and shipping then, so over 400$ with those then,, wow no chance ill get one anytime soon Sad just too much for a BLF light imo..


Probably Astrolux MF04 will be in better price.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/58815
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Well when I think of the saying “you get what pay for “, astrolux products pop into my consciousness, and not in a good way.

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This is a distance in meters that we used to light up a big truck. With naked eyes you could clearly saw the reflection from the truck.

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Considering all things that have gone I’ll just wait patiently for my name to come up.
This is still a ridiculous light at an amazing price for what we’re getting.

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Considering all things that have gone I’ll just wait patiently for my name to come up. This is still a ridiculous light at an amazing price for what we’re getting.

Thanks, I have much higher hopes for the next round. Hopefully lessons have been learned and we can avoid past mistakes.

Just got to get the final issues sorted out, of which they sent out a remaining 20 orders today that should take care of most of them.

then figure out how to accept payments and sort a few other things and we are ready for the next batch.

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Paid additional fee 21.03.2018 – when will you send the order?

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See TA’s post just above yours.

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fonfan wrote:
Paid additional fee 21.03.2018 – when will you send the order?

just sent u the tracking

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Hello everyone,

I have paid from about 3 months and chose registered mail because its hard to me to afford DHL shipping, now Neal is asking me to pay 30$ for DHL because he is telling me registered mail is more expensive than DHL, how come ?

It’s really unfair to be told to pay 30$ now after waiting 3 long months, I would have got my GT from 3 months ago and in my country i pay too much taxes for parcels that comes with DHL

Please giggles team advice me

This is not complain about Neal himself, He is a good guy i know that but what is happening to me is hard

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BLF GT is just too big and heavy for low price shipment. Registered mail is not as reliable and fast as DHL. You get what you pay for.
All these remote shipping issues is part of the remaining root cause of delay.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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gamezawy wrote:
Hello everyone,

I have paid from about 3 months and chose registered mail because its hard to me to afford DHL shipping, now Neal is asking me to pay 30$ for DHL because he is telling me registered mail is more expensive than DHL, how come ?

It’s really unfair to be told to pay 30$ now after waiting 3 long months, I would have got my GT from 3 months ago and in my country i pay too much taxes for parcels that comes with DHL

Please giggles team advice me

This is not complain about Neal himself, He is a good guy i know that but what is happening to me is hard

You can not pay the fee and lumintop will use a cheaper method for shipping that is not as relible and will take longer. Or you can pay it and get a better shipping service.

The choice is up to you.

Seeing how the other shipping has gone, Personally I would pay the fee but like I said, it is up to you. It is an optional fee for better service.

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gamezawy wrote:
Hello everyone,

I have paid from about 3 months and chose registered mail because its hard to me to afford DHL shipping, now Neal is asking me to pay 30$ for DHL because he is telling me registered mail is more expensive than DHL, how come ?

It’s really unfair to be told to pay 30$ now after waiting 3 long months, I would have got my GT from 3 months ago and in my country i pay too much taxes for parcels that comes with DHL

Please giggles team advice me

This is not complain about Neal himself, He is a good guy i know that but what is happening to me is hard

Hello gamezawy
I have asked several shipping company, all said ship to Egypt is expensive,
both registered mail and DHL

so we asked $30 to cover the shipping difference.

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