GB Clone Offically "SOLD OUT" 10/21/18 XPL HI 1300LM Focusing AKA Cometa 2016

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Mine is shipped. So it took about 48 hours from processing to back order to shipped. Finger crossed.

Mine too, ordered yesterday, shipped today

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We have regular cargo flights between UK and China. So stuff can be shifted around very quickly, if necessary.

Oh, still showing 143 in stock in UK. at £20.82.

Maybe 143 is just a code, like anything priced at PC-World in the UK, with 0.75 on the end indicates a close-out.

Or £11.53 from CN (not BOed)

For sh*ts and giggles I just ordered one from CN, let’s see where this goes. It would not surprise me if it turned up in 2-3 days, from UK, which has happened before.

Yes, I know, and feel dirty, but how bad can it be (it was pretty bad the first time around), but for under £12 …

Air miles, like food-miles, still don’t seem to matter, funny old world. I suppose that if you have a regular contract, negotiated based on shifting pallets of stuff in the future, one way or the other, then it doesn’t really matter what is being transported, or the reasons for doing so.

It really is all becoming very random.

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Tom Tom wrote:
We have regular cargo flights between UK and China. So stuff can be shifted around very quickly, if necessary.

Oh, still showing 143 in stock in UK. at £20.82.

Maybe 143 is just a code, like anything priced at PC-World in the UK, with 0.75 on the end indicates a close-out.

Or £11.53 from CN (not BOed)

For sh*ts and giggles I just ordered one from CN, let’s see where this goes. It would not surprise me if it turned up in 2-3 days, from UK, which has happened before.

Yes, I know, and feel dirty, but how bad can it be (it was pretty bad the first time around), but for under £12 …

Air miles, like food-miles, still don’t seem to matter, funny old world.

It really is all becoming very random.

I knew you will join the Back order game. How to resist this greatest deal in flashlight history. Don’t worry, it is not a bomb anymore. Beer

cool i'll see you when you get there

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DENGOH wrote:
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We have regular cargo flights between UK and China. So stuff can be shifted around very quickly, if necessary.

Oh, still showing 143 in stock in UK. at £20.82.

Maybe 143 is just a code, like anything priced at PC-World in the UK, with 0.75 on the end indicates a close-out.

Or £11.53 from CN (not BOed)

For sh*ts and giggles I just ordered one from CN, let’s see where this goes. It would not surprise me if it turned up in 2-3 days, from UK, which has happened before.

Yes, I know, and feel dirty, but how bad can it be (it was pretty bad the first time around), but for under £12 …

Air miles, like food-miles, still don’t seem to matter, funny old world.

It really is all becoming very random.

I knew you will join the Back order game. How to resist this greatest deal in flashlight history. Don’t worry, it is not a bomb anymore. Beer

I don’t seriously expect this ever to arrive (was shown as being in stock when I ordered, but just now tracking my order it is BOed).

If so, PayPal will sort out the mess.

Meanwhile I regard it as entertainment, in a perverted masochistic way. I don’t even want this, never-mind need it. And I certainly don’t respect the way it happened.

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The ten I purchased (14 listed as available at the time) can’t be sent to me as they have sold out!!!!

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Wow…. the one I ordered on Oct 15th just went from backordered to shipped.

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I turned up the heat allowance and now the driver-side anti-short ring is pretzled. It'll still do the job but it's loose now. I'm going to add some kapton tape just for kicks.
_"Pretzled"?_ . Did it melt??

Yes. Maybe I should have said Pringled, lol.

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I turned up the heat allowance and now the driver-side anti-short ring is pretzled. It’ll still do the job but it’s loose now. I’m going to add some kapton tape just for kicks.
“Pretzled”? . Did it melt??
Yes. Maybe I should have said Pringled, lol.
Naah, either word is good…. melted is melted. Facepalm
Thanks for the info…. Thumbs Up .. Smile

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BROODMASTER, about how many minutes it took to melt the plastic? I bet it is too hot to touch on the flashlight when that happened.

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Actually, I let it run for room lighting in the morning (~20 min) and then shut it off to leave. It was warm, nothing like a D4, and I removed the battery so it wouldn't suffer the heat for as long. When I got home and put the battery back in, I noticed the insulator was out of position. 

The light has a lot of material but I'm still studying its' thermal distribution.

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Back ordered yesterday; shipped today; email said arriving 11/1. upgraded to vip2 Wink

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 The worth of this light... like any light is the basic value of its parts  .

  The lens being the hardest part to find and never found cheaply 10-12$

the driver and lighted tailcap are another7-8$

Emitter 5$ Pill,body ,ano,assembly & shipping . This light was a sought after exciting custom light at the time for 40-45$ 

at 15$ it’s worth more than that just for the parts . 

Enough has been said about this light and it’s issues that if anyone buys this light and blows themselves up because of it they deserve it and the worlds a better place without them .

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Flashaholics wrote:
The ten I purchased …

Good grief, are you trying to compete with the Blackpool Illuminations in Wakefield ? Wink

By the way, technically you have not purchased them yet. Under English law an offer has to be made, then accepted, before there is a binding contract. I think you will find that you have not passed the second step. Yet.

Edit: unless you met a BG person and shook hands on it (a handshake is still enough for a binding contract here, and my preferred method. Or a PM). It’s still a matter of honour, a bit like gambling debts, which are un-enforceable here, but word will get out if you renege. Old fashioned I know, but it keeps the world turning around, for now, despite a few idiots who have reached very senior office, but have shown that they are utterly clue-less and have no class.

Or do you have a cunning plan to get rich quick, maybe talk to Sir Alan Sugar and see what he thinks.

I suppose they might eventually turn up, via a circuitous route. Keep us posted (so to speak).

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“Pretzled”? . Did it melt??
Yes. Maybe I should have said Pringled, lol.

Stop it. I’m getting hungry…

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Lightbringer wrote:
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_"Pretzled"?_ . Did it melt??
Yes. Maybe I should have said Pringled, lol.
Stop it. I'm getting hungry...

Haha! Well, it's lunch time for the East Coast. I know you have some tastier options! lol 

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BROODMASTER wrote:
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“Pretzled”? . Did it melt??
Yes. Maybe I should have said Pringled, lol.
Stop it. I’m getting hungry…
Haha! Well, it’s lunch time for the East Coast. I know you have some tastier options! lol

Halal cart. Lamb+chicken over rice, lettuce, onion, “white sauce”, “green sauce”… eat yer hearts out! LOL

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For sh*ts and giggles I just ordered one from CN, let’s see where this goes.
Here’s where it goes Tom Tom .. !! After a dozen posts decrying my posting of this unbelievable deal………………….

Don’t get yourself all fired up over someones negativity. He is a grumpy and lonely old man that has probably never said or typed a positive thing in his life. Negativity is contagious if you leave yourself open to it and he is just the kind of aggressive cancer that can take hold of you if you let him. I just ignore his juvenile games and continue to enjoy these forums and share something positive when I can.

I ordered one. I’m not a zoomie or super thrower type user but, it was hard to pass up at the price. Of course it now says it’s back ordered. Which is fine. It will get here when it gets here. I am in no hurry. I also don’t care if it’s a clone of a clone or stolen parts from someone else. That is just the way it goes in China. They all do it everyday. Just makes prices cheaper because now there is some competition. Just think of all the C8’s running around, all of them a copy of the original.

T18, you have yourself a good day and don’t sweat the little things. Tom Tom is definitely one of the little things.

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“Now with that off my chest………”

I was wondering when you would respond to his all of a sudden WTF 180. Cool

I had just concluded from the get go that we were basically dealing with……….

  1. Summer’s Eve – Extra Strength
  1. Tried to stave off buying interest under premises of an accumulation agenda. Cash
  1. To quote: “Meanwhile I regard it as entertainment, in a perverted masochistic way.”
I’m inclined it was likely just purely #1 with overtones of possible perversion mixed in. LOL

Btw in my best Italian……….“I asura dona regretta buying disa Cometa!!!!”. It’s a great bargain indeed. Thanks for all your efforts T18!!!!

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He is a grumpy and lonely old man that has probably never said or typed a positive thing in his life.

Not true. He recently posted some positive things about Keithley, Fluke and LeCroy test equipment in another thread.

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Ok now i agree with tom tom . This transaction hasn’t been completed till i get to twisting lights for throw and enter into full blown buyers remorse . If perchance that doesn’t occur then subtle brooding that I should’ve bought a few more might remain instead

  Either way lets be not happy together ... lets fret about the possible issues and worry that we may not be happy with our purchase . Knowing all the while that it’s the only course of action we can take . Damn grumpy is hard . 

 Our only solice remains in the hope that when we’ve passed on someone will finally know that we had unwittingly purchased a few great lights .. ones almost as good as their Atomic Beams /nebo lights and Big Larrys . 

 Cometa — > In Italian I think it means .. 

catch a falling star and put it in your pocket gonna start the house on fire’ 

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Cometa — In Italian I think it means ..catch a falling star and put it in your pocket gonna start the house on fire

LOL, you gotta stop, I was taking a swig of tea when you said that. Now I need to wipe off my monitor. Big Smile

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That’s great Boaz!! . Big Smile .. Big Smile

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Now i got a mail from BG. They informed me that the Cometa is out of stock. They refunded the money (nice i already ordered leds for the host).
They told me i could buy the light from UK warehouse. Sure for 2x the price!!!! This is soooo fu…… up BG!!
Do they really think we are a stupid herd of sheep? Thanks BG Thumbs Up

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What LEDs did you want to put in? The successor of the OBF that Neven is now offering on his webshop?

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Hey Docc, I have bought two Cometa’s and could spare one, but shipping to Germany is 13 euro, so that would just as well double the costs, that does not help. I just mention it so if you or someone you know are by any chance coming near Amsterdam one of these days you can pick it up.

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Thanks.
I will ask my uncle if he still workes a few days a month in NL (he workes for Hoya). If he is no longer working in NL i want to ask Paul for a Z1 Host (23,55€ for a Cometa is to much!). Before i spent ~24€ on a Cometa i add a few bucks and buy a Z1! Could be interesting to see the lights side by side. But i was hoping to see the Rebel Lime and the LCG H9RN side by side in the same host.

One Question off topic.
I searched BLF about a coated lens for the 1504. There was a lot of posts about the light and MEM did a custom run on lenses. . . . but all links i can find are dead or lead to nothing.
Has anybody a tip where i could get a good lens like a K9 ar coated for the 1504?

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What site is everyone using for tracking? I’m not having much luck finding a working one.

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What site is everyone using for tracking? I’m not having much luck finding a working one.

Depends on the carrier. Whut’s the tracking number?

(Blank out a few numbers in the middle, though. Big Smile )

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United States

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    Arrived at USPS Regional Facility

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    Processed Through Facility

    Oct 18, 2018 11:16

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    Processed Through Facility

    Oct 07, 2018 15:38

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    Origin Post is Preparing Shipment

    Oct 07, 2018 15:38

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    Acceptance

    Oct 06, 2018 17:20

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China

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    Arrival at Sorting Center  

    Oct 18, 2018 11:16

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    Despatch from Sorting Center  

    Oct 07, 2018 20:10

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    Despatch from Sorting Center  

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    Despatch from Sorting Center  

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    Posting  

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