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

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1 items in your order are out of stock at the moment.

“Order Number:XXXX

Item 1 XPL HI 1300LM Foucsing LED Flashlight Suit+Vappower 26650 Battery[+Design:3B]
Predicted Restocked Date:

We are so sorry about the delay and would like to know what you would like to do with your order. And this email notification could only show 10 items at most. Please visit your order list to check or operate by clicking here.

Also we would like to let you know that we will split this order to ship the available item(s) to you first after 24h of receiving this e-mail.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. If you have any other question, please feel free to contact us .”

Strange that Light and 26650 battery bought still on sale now…
I have 3 click option now: wait refound or exchange with another cheapo light

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I have placed two orders some days ago. One with the Cometa that is being sold with the 26650 battery (incl. the gifted 18650s) and one with the Cometa that comes without any batteries. Both orders were indicated with "ships in 24 hours". Until now the first order has been shifted to "backorder" while the second order (without battery) is still being processed after more than 48 hours. Both orders show the "apply refund" button but I am unwilling to request a refund as both Cometas are on stock all the time and I don't understand what the problem is to ship at least one of them.

 

I just talked to their Customer Service via online chat. They said they could not ship my orders yet due to the shipping method. As a side note: The first Cometa (with 26650 battery) was ordered with free shipping (slowest possible method) and the second Cometa (without battery) was ordered with Air Parcel Register. So, both shipping methods seem to be somehow difficult to apply on the Cometa. They told me to remain patient and they are working something out to ship my orders soon.

 

Next update: It's getting rediculous. CS promised me today to speed up the process and that I do not need to worry. Now, both orders are on "back order" instead of "processing" while stock is sufficient or being replenished again and again.

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Maybe they have finished 26650 Tired
Does battery is already inserted on this light during ship?
I hope not, can be dangerous…

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My order status updated “back order”.

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Alen wrote:
Maybe they have finished 26650 Tired Does battery is already inserted on this light during ship? I hope not, can be dangerous…

Normally if a light is shipped with a battery inside there is a protective plastic cover over one side of the battery that must be peeled off.

Beam me up!

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They are two different product, one with cell and one without cell.
But BG is still selling the one with cell at link below while many have back order.

https://www.banggood.com/XPL-HI-1300LM-Foucsing-LED-Flashlight-Suit-Vapp...

cool i'll see you when you get there

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I ordered both, for the same price Facepalm
I didn’t saw that the second one didn’t include the free 26650…
Anyway, I don’t really expect them to actually ship them to be honest

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My Cometa 3B tint without the battery is now also on Back Order. Aslong the light arrives ( someday ) i am happy.

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Well just checked my order status,

Order Submitted Sep/23/2018 03:23:38

Payment Confirmed Sep/23/2018 03:23:40

Order Processing Sep/23/2018 03:25:06

Shipped Sep/25/2018 08:41:0

Still the light with the cell sits, but I guess they’re moving them out, relieved I don’t have to deal with CS.

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Ordered one. It seems to be too good to be true, but BG could also just empty their inventory.

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Ordered Sep/22/2018 showed processing until today. Now shows back order. Facepalm

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The two I ordered shipped! Thank god!

Order Submitted
Sep/23/2018 03:14:37

Payment Confirmed
Sep/23/2018 03:14:39

Order Processing
Sep/23/2018 03:17:08

Shipped
Sep/25/2018 08:41:04

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They are out of the Vappower cells that was included in the other light so that is what is keeping those from shipping, just got a message from BG and offered a trade of equal value for them to determine for some extra lighted tail switches, told them I don’t want the cell.

Edit: No deal, so got refunded

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I ordered a 3B without battery yesterday. When I did, the listing said there were 50 in stock (but only ~8 of the 1A version).

Now my order shows that the light is backordered, but if I click on the product link, it shows that they are still available for order, not backordered. My order also shows the expected ship date as today.

We’ll see what actually happens.

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Ya eas, they are a bit behind the curve, I ordered two with cell and two without and it was all messed up but today they did ship the two without the cells.
They messaged me about the 2 cells and lights, asked me what I wanted to do, tried to make a deal but no good so canceled for refund no problems.

Edit: They did make an offer of another light, a for real $15.99 light, looked like the one on TV that the guy has the truck run over in the mud..? No thanks,
Sorry about that to personal question eas..!
Never thought posting this light deal would end up like this 100+ posts, probably keep my finds to myself in the future to save everyone the headaches, sorry.

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Listing with cells is alive, took my additional order just fine, so will see what happens.

I’d be tickled if I could get the 26650s, but even if not, wonder what they’d offer in exchange. Decent 18650s?

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What is so special about this light? Why are people going nuts over it? Is it the low price or something else that I’m missing? How long will it maintain turbo output level?

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I’ve always associated zoomies with the silly little things like the ’68s and ’98s, but this is a big honkin’ one that could probably deliver some decent light at a distance even with a lousy 30%-35% OTF efficiency when zoomed.

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Lightbringer wrote:
one that could probably deliver some decent light at a distance even with a lousy 30%-35% OTF efficiency when zoomed.
Yeah, I noticed the stated 198000cd beam intensity (890 meters). Not sure how accurate.
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Lightbringer wrote:
I've always associated zoomies with the silly little things like the '68s and '98s, but…

Well, I love my Big Smile ≈20W at the emitter modified SK98 with boost driver, very pocket friendly but it wastes the stock switches ludicrously. Right now waiting for some Omten PBS1288CUs which I'll need to settle inside somehow.

 

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I ordered two , one with battery and one without.

The one without shipped this morning.

I bought the original cometa it’s a great zoomy torch at its first price at this price it’s a bargain.

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I had a chat with CS and they said back order is because item is out of stock and should be in stock in 3 days.

I ordered flashlight+battery.

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Just got a message from bg that my without-batteries was out of stock. It was marked as shipped yesterday.

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from back order to system in processing

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Wow, what a charlie foxtrot…

Wonder if I’ll get either.

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nkresho wrote:
Just got a message from bg that my without-batteries was out of stock. It was marked as shipped yesterday.

maybe it will be ‘pending’‘ tomorrow Smile

glad I got my order in early, and it was shipped.

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My order (no batteries) just went from back order to shipped Smile
Order Placed Date:2018-09-23 21:14:11
Shipped Date:2018-09-25 22:45:57

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If I click on this light, I get 27$ from the UK warehouse, teeny-tiny in the corner stands the option “Other Warehouse” for 15.99$ like I bought it…
And no way to get to the product page for the light from China, so I can’t see if it is in stock or not.

Back ordered for me btw.
ordered yesterday 19:00 or 7PM GMT+2

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Ok. No processing at all. Went from Payment being verified to Back Order and now its shipped.
A few hours ago i tried to change my order from without battery to the version with battery. But support told me that it is not possible at the moment (they have to process the payment first). And i should ask in a few hours again.
And it should be no problem because both have same price.
I better not saying anything about that statement. I am not liking it to get fu… over. It is still a unreal price for this light but with battery it would have been a even better price Big Smile

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just sharing my purchase. Bought on 9/20. Received e-mail from Banggood on 9/21 that it shipped. On my account on Banggood’s webpage it says shipped on 9/24 Wink

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