Sofirn SP70 Alone $50, PM for AMZ US CODE(LIMITED)

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A flashlight with a 90mm head size should be meant for throw, or do not bother making the head so big. You could trade maximum possible throw for increased output by choosing the XHP70.2, that is fine, but you can not just reduce the maximum possible throw by using an inferior reflector and get nothing in return. It makes the flashlight very unattractive.

I still hope that once the actual flashlights show up and can be tried and measured, that the reflector and throw is just fine.

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Yeah, I'm also very interested to see if parts are glued on the non-BLF Special version. 

 

Of course, if they're willing to put a BLF Special Edition logo on it, I may wait anyway. 

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It was a pretty terrible marketing decision to even mention a BLF special edition. It sounds like it’s just an idea right now and if this initial one doesn’t sell you can be assured they will not bother making any other edition.

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Dam, I just got an L2 and a L6 XHP70.2 , barely checked them out. Expensive lights for a poor boy. I thought I was all set with throwers for the rest of this lifetime . This should have more than twice the throw of a 70.2 L6 according to the product descriptions? I can’t wait to see reviews.

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I’ve not heard of any bugs.

I wouldn’t call the L6 a thrower.

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JasonWW wrote:
I’ve not heard of any bugs.

I wouldn’t call the L6 a thrower.

Doesn’t the new L6 70.2 come with a SMO instead the original OP version? It must have some decent throw?

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JasonWW wrote:
I’ve not heard of any bugs.

I wouldn’t call the L6 a thrower.

I worded that wrong. I didn’t hear of any bugs either. I’m waiting for reviews before I buy one just in case.

I know what you mean, but L6 has a really long throw compared to any of my other lights.

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About getting a discount on HD battery shipping costs when ordering the SP70, Aliexpress suggested I order a SP70 kit and they can send HD 26650 batteries with it instead of the regular non-HD batteries.

I wonder if this is going to open up the possibility if a shipping error on their part (shipping the regular non-HD batteries).

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It might, but if they suggested it; take a chance & go for it. Thumbs Up

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The Aliexpress supplier was “qidong yang”. Since there are several suppliers within the Sofirn store, how do we know if the battery supplier will coordinate the total purchase with the SP70 supplier?

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I don’t know. Is it the Sofirn Store on AliExpress that told you to do that??

If so and you want the HD 26650’s… I guess you’ll just have to trust their suggestion & trust them with working out the details. Thumbs Up

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It was a supplier from the Aliexpress Sofirn store. I was under the belief that the Aliexpress Sofirn Store has several suppliers – this is why the same Sofirn battery can have different prices WITHIN the Sofirn Store. Different suppliers, different prices.

The supplier also said i should pay full price first and they will adjust the price AFTER I pay. Is this how the deal is done?

I thought someone here on BLF previously mentioned that the supplier is supposed to quote the exact discount price via a message to you and somehow they arrange for you to pay that discount price, not full price and an adjustment AFTERWARDS.

Correction: they said make an “awaiting payment order”, they will adjust the price. What is an “awaiting payment order”?

It seems the Aliexpress method of giving a discount is not straightforward and is spooking me from making the purchase.

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When we buy batteries from the Sofirn Store, do they usually provide a plastic case to go with them (even if they don’t mention a plastic case)?
I assume not but just asking….

BTW, does BLF have any Aliexpress promo codes?

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Just buy the kit like they told you & place the order (but don’t pay) like we told you & wait for the email requesting you to pay the adjusted price.

It actually is pretty straight forward after you have done it & see how it works. Don’t let it “spook you”… just go for it. It will all work out just fine. Thumbs Up

If you order the ‘kit’ the batteries will most likely ship inside the light. There will be no plastic battery box.

If you buy batteries separately (by themselves) I don’t know if they ship in a plastic case or not. Never bought batteries from AE.

Not sure about A “BLF AliExpress Code”.

Sofirn offers us codes from time to time here on BLF for certain lights.

Edit: For instance…..

Special code for BLFers from Sofirn
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/66696

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Just had a message that my SP70 is shipped. Got a different tracking number to the first one and this tracking number is recognised by various websites. And my HD batteries are also shipped Smile

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cncyana wrote:
The Aliexpress supplier was “qidong yang”. Since there are several suppliers within the Sofirn store, how do we know if the battery supplier will coordinate the total purchase with the SP70 supplier?

Yes; Qidong Yang is the contactperson from the official Sofirn AliExpress store, i had communication with him as well when i bought my SP36. (which will hopefully come soon)

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any review on SP70?

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Nicolicous wrote:
any review on SP70?

Only this video review which is not in English and doesn’t appear to be a production light.
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1484563#comment-1484563
I hope to recieve a production light this week to inspect and measure.

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On Aliexpress when I hit the “Place Order” button, is this paying for the item or not paying?

After all, I would have put in my credit card info by that point in the process.
Is there another button AFTER the “Place Order” button to actually purchase it?

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DO NOT hit “Place Order”. Instead, “Contact the Seller” & ask for BLF Discount. Once you do that, close the page without doing anything else.

Then, as you have been told; you will receive an email asking you to pay the adjusted price.

It usually takes from 10 minutes to 2 days to receive the email.

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cncyana wrote:
On Aliexpress when I hit the “Place Order” button, is this paying for the item or not paying?

After all, I would have put in my credit card info by that point in the process.
Is there another button AFTER the “Place Order” button to actually purchase it?

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1484813#comment-1484813

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/\ Yep, that will work to. I just never do the “Cancel Payment” part. I just never Submit the Order.

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I got to the payment page after selecting 2 items and clicked “buy”, then went back to previous page again to email Aliexpress by clicking email button since I didn’t see an email button on the “place order” page.
I did not enter credit card number.

They responded “You need to make an awaiting payment order first.”

It appears I did not take the process far enough. The next step would have been to enter credit card # and click “place order”.

What am i missing? I told them I need step by step instructions, simply stating “make an awaiting payment order” is not helpful.

I like the idea of getting price discounts but without a convenient BLF discount code and having a not-so-straight-forward process instead, I don’t know about this whole thing.

When I purchased the BLF X5/X6 Group Buy on Banggood a few years back, the process was so so easy. Not this time.

Aliexpress should at least put a link to some step-by-step instructions like “select items to purchase, click this button, click that, go to email button at this specific location on this page, now wait for discount price, then put credit card #, then click “place order”, etc..

Why doesn’t Aliexpress setup the web page properly – meaning in a conventional manner? And why don’t they make another kit with the HD batteries? So many whys.

Edit: I just figured out my mistake using the link a few posts above. Problem was the “other payment methods” button was not showing so didn’t know where it was – why is it hidden? Anyway, found it.

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Fill in everything, payment method & all. YESEVERYTHING.

You will see a page that says “Order Confirmation”

You will see “Message to Seller”….. Do it.

Close the page & wait for email request to pay.

DO NOT click “Pay Now”

I just did the one below in about 60 seconds. (I did not message seller because I did not want to buy.)

……………

Order Confirmation

Sofirn C01 BLF Special Mini LED Flashlight AAA High 94 CRI Yuji LED/Red blue

US $8.35

5600K red

1

Free shipping

Message to seller

ADDRESS
John Doe
1123 5th Ave.
Anytown, Alaska
US

PAYMENT ************wxyz
DISCOUNT
Enter code here

SUBTOTAL (1)
US $8.35

PAY TOTALLY
US $8.35

PAY NOW

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ok, thank you.

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Thumbs Up …. Don’t give up, you’ll get it. Wink

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@cncyana

Try completing the order but at the end select OTHER payment method not CC.

That way the order will go through but will stay incomplete and the seller will be able to see it.

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Just buy the light from Banggood if you don’t need cells its the same price?

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Mine  has really shipped this time couple days ago, according to the “qidong yang” person... There already is real tracking info from the tracking # of the order, so is probably legit this time.

Jason's is probably shipped DHL or some other expedited means, so he should get it quicker than I.

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@cncyana

Try completing the order but at the end select OTHER payment method not CC.

That way the order will go through but will stay incomplete and the seller will be able to see it.

ok, thank you.

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