[BLF special edition light] new Sofirn AAA twisty high CRI Yuji 5mm LED (CCT 3200K or 5600K) for 6.50 USD

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I bought 2 of each tint, didn’t bother with the waiting for price to be reduced, however that is supposed to work…

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Maybe that is a USA thing…I canceled the credit card pop up, another window opened with a PayPal option…then completed in PayPal…

When I'm spending mony foolishly, I like to do it wi$ely...

I have all the flashlights I need, but not as many as I want...

 

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Omigawd, these are already available? No PM, just gotta watch the thread, eh?
OK, I’ll scroll back and try to find the group buy info.
Suggestion, edit the original post that opens first so people see this news.

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Plain and simple, the $6.50 price is not honored if you use PayPal. $6.50+82 cents extra. = $7.82 US payment

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Man Without Shadow wrote:
Maybe that is a USA thing…I canceled the credit card pop up, another window opened with a PayPal option…then completed in PayPal…

No luck here. I tried what you said and still no pay-pal option. Tried other payment options and it just goes straight back to the credit card page. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to do without.
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Ordered 10 lights. I wanted to wait for the Red and Blue, but then didn’t want to risk it.

The process was a tad awkward, but after reading some of the messages, I was able to make it work.

To those for whom it seems like too much BS, consider buying the light at the normal price. Still seems like quite a bargain. Or don’t.

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No pay-pal option. no way am I paying with credit card. Sad

You can pay with PayPal….total will be $7.82 I got one coz like you, I will not use CC in China.

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I put the items in cart, there was a paypal option. I “paid” for it…went to paypal confirm page…DIDN’T CONFIRM/PAY.

Went back to aliexpress page, waited for price adjustment, then PAID again and got the two windows below.

i got the first window, hit the cancel button, then the window next to it popped up and then paypal’d it.

this is for another order, but it worked for the C01

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So I went through all the order steps listed above, not actually paying the $7+ price per light, and putting my BLF userid in the message to seller.

And now what, I wait for some message reply with the BLF price, that lets me pay that?

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Paypal worked for me but does not honor the 6.50 price which is disappointing. I’d rather pay the higher price than use cc though.

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the ones on aliexpress are not potted right?.
same as ones on Djozz list now?
confused.
anyway, ordered x 2 on Ali.
thanks.

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Hoping Sofirn can fix the Paypal price

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d_t_a wrote:
Sofirn C01 in black (tint option: 3200K / 5600K) is already posted in AliExpress store at $7.99

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Sofirn-C01-BLF-Special-Mini-LED-Flashlight-AAA-Twisty-High-94-CRI-Yuji-LED-keychain-Flashlight/2933049_32952525303.html

Thank you!
I ordered one of each, paid by paypal, no problem

I paid $7.82 for one and 7.02 for the other.. woe is me.. I paid $1.84 too much! LOL (I dont care)

I saved $7.06 compared to buying 2 Fenix E01 with Angry Blue Low CRI.. Wink

Low CRI sucks! Fenix E01 is a “has been”

thank you all for helping me spend my money on things I dont want and dont need.. but, some lucky friend of mine will enjoy them.. Smile

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Paypal price on AliExprees is always higher. Has nothing to do with this light

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Just attempted the discount “cheat code” and couldn’t get it to work, so I ended up paying full price. They should either reimburse the difference or something else because this method isn’t cutting it for a lot of us.

Also Ali charges 80 cents for Paypal use.

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shirnask wrote:
Paypal price on AliExprees is always higher. Has nothing to do with this light

That is annoying, at least we know Sofirn is doing the best they can.

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This is my first Sofirm group buy.

Just followed the process as described. No discount. Paypal charged full price for two. Oh well.

Paying an extra buck is not a big deal, but if the BLF Lantern project ever actually happens for example, it would be nice to get the discount next time.

I appreciate the good work people have put in, but if the company doesn’t cooperate and we have to pay full price, I might not be able to participate in the end.

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I however cannot seem to get Paypal to show up once they adjusted price?

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defloyd77 wrote:
Ali charges 80 cents for Paypal use.

thanks for explaining that paypal costs extra, yes, that is how I paid

OMG I paid too much! LOL LOL LOL
(still less than an Angry Blue Fenix Low CRI with no pocket clip)

Ok, I will stop complaining, just give me the light now!;-)

kudos to Sofirn, you guys did what Fenix could not do!

kudos to djozz, you had the patience to see it through!

applause for slowtechsteff, I though you were dreaming when you first came up with this idea

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I leave the seller a message, select the PayPal option, then Confirm and Pay and am directed to PayPal page. I don’t complete the purchase on the PayPal page, but when I go back to Ali, my shopping cart is empty. No way to “wait” for price change, there is no item there to wait for.

Edit. They are not in my shopping cart anymore, but when I click on Orders, I see the order status as Awaiting Payment. So I guess now I wait.
Edit 2: After a while I refreshed the “Orders” page and price changed from 7.02 to 6.50. Clicked on “Pay Now”. PayPal was not an option, but when I clicked Cancel, a PayPal option was on the next popup. Ali charges $0.80 to use PayPal. So it was $6.50 + $0.80. Everything worked perfect. I had never done it this way before, so I was confused, but it all worked out. Smile

Just discovered this wonderful addiction.

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It’s not a “cheat code” or a coupon code, or anything. Sofirn need there to be an order on file, then someone on their end checks out the comment (no idea how rigorously), and manually adjusts your cart total. So you have to get far enough in the process that there’s an order for someone over there to look at, then they will adjust. You periodically “refresh” and eventually the new total will show up, but it depends on how busy things are at their end. I have an aliexpress account from previous activity, so I could close the page, sign into my acct, and bring up an order to see if it had been updated. Not entirely sure how it would work if you didn’t have an account. I assume that a browser refresh would do it. But you have to get far enough in the order process for it to be filed on their end. I went through and chose other pmt options, wire transfer, which just brings up a page of info on how you would do that. Then the order was in their system, and I could come back to it later and see if the price had been updated.

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I went ahead an ordered with Paypal. Total for 2 of each tint was $27.04, so it was still a tiny bit cheaper than the original price. Overall I’m not too worried about an extra dollar or so.

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Adjusted price in my cart is $6.93 per unit, not $6.50

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timbo114 wrote:
Adjusted price in my cart is $6.93 per unit, not $6.50

OMG! you paid 9 cents less than I did! LOL,
poor me.. (im laughing at myself, not at you)

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Ordered “full” price as well. Full in quotes because I wasn’t expecting the full price would only be 50 cent more. I really don’t care for a few cents and am glad they handled this as well as they did.

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I got messages that my order has shipped and the website shows it is awaiting payment.

What?

Quote:
Sofirn C01 …]
$ 7.01 ×2
Product properties: 3200K + Black
BLF member “hank” for price adjustment

Payment successfully made ===========

Payment for Order no. nnnnnnnnnnnnnnn has been accepted.

Currently, your payment is ‘Being Verified’. After verification, the supplier will begin to process your order.
During this time, you are unable to do any operation on your order.

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To late to sign up for this ? High CRI

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crz6662 wrote:
To late to sign up for this ? High CRI

 

No need to sign up, just buy it. It's on sale for the Chinese 11.11 sale date today.

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