Sepcial Code for Black Friday deals in Sofirn Aliexpress Store

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This discount was also around to get as a Red Aliexpress coupon for free. Used it to order a few nice flashlights at the Sofirn store and they were really cheap after applying all discounts available. Thumbs Up Cash

Thank you for all the coupons and discounts at the Sofirn store. LOL

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This is all quite funny. You know what this reminds me of, those Black Friday sales you see on TV where people camp out overnight in front of the store just so they can get in early and then it’s a mad dash to grab the items they want. Lol

I don’t do that or use coupons. Call me crazy. Party

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I don’t do that or use coupons. Call me crazy. Party

Strange request, but okay Crazy.

I don’t blame you, since many of these coupons save only a dollar or two and are often a pain in the butt to use. However, a $10 coupon is worth my while as I think of money as how long it took me to earn it doing work where every minute was misery.

If I ever enjoyed my work, I’d probably spend waaay too much money Wink . Luckily, I can’t imagine ever enjoying any work.

Realistically, consumers will never care how much they paid for a product once they’ve received it. If they actually enjoy the product, they may even be willing to pay twice as much to replace it if lost or stolen. They’ll fret over a $3 savings when shopping for the product, yet may soon put it in a drawer or closet, never to be used again. Humans are weird.

The desire to save even $0.25 on the purchase price is a large part of why manufacturing has cost-optimized most of our products into dysfunction and unreliability.

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Just ordered an LT1 with batteries and SP10S. For some reason there’s two SP10S’ one is about $2 more expensive. That’s the one I did by accident. Total came to £51.48. Also made a new account which I think made it $3 cheaper.

Edit: Cancelled and ordered just an LT1 with batteries. Came to $51.50

But why? thats even more expensive

Edit, youre talking pounds and dollars, little confusing

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leftdisconnected wrote:
Realistically, consumers will never care how much they paid for a product once they’ve received it. If they actually enjoy the product, they may even be willing to pay twice as much to replace it if lost or stolen. They’ll fret over a $3 savings when shopping for the product, yet may soon put it in a drawer or closet, never to be used again. Humans are weird.

You have just described the Endowment Effect from behavioral finance.

Dan Ariely explaining Loss Aversion and the Endowment Effect (not sure how to embed videos here)

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Does anyone have the coupon for Amazon? Thanks in advance.

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Looks like sofirn has been unable to fulfill some of their 11.11 orders and have been marking items as shipped with fake tracking numbers when nothing has been sent to the carrier

Basically they are selling stuff they dont have in stock and preventing you from cancelling the order by falsely marking it as shipped Wink

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Jackie would you look at my order from 11.11+ ID.8006024117971617+ after 8 days of un-track tracking no. provided now it show “ Shipment Cancelled “ so what next ?

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Looks like sofirn has been unable to fulfill some of their 11.11 orders and have been marking items as shipped with fake tracking numbers when nothing has been sent to the carrier

Basically they are selling stuff they dont have in stock and preventing you from cancelling the order by falsely marking it as shipped Wink


Not a problem. My orders had a delivery guarantee “Delivered before 12/07 or full refund.”

Annoyingly, the date on AE changed to 12/11 after they “shipped” the order just before 4 days after I placed it, which is AE’s limit before the order is automatically cancelled. At least I have screenshots of the 12/07 date on the product page in case I need it.

My tracking info was last updated on 2019/11/22 with “Despatch from Sorting Center.”

Another Sofirn order from ebay arrived in only two weeks even after a detour to Germany.

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Looks like sofirn has been unable to fulfill some of their 11.11 orders and have been marking items as shipped with fake tracking numbers when nothing has been sent to the carrier

Basically they are selling stuff they dont have in stock and preventing you from cancelling the order by falsely marking it as shipped Wink


Where are you getting your information? If you are just assuming this because the tracking numbers don’t currently show up, you may not be aware that this is quite common. It doesn’t mean the tracking number is fake, it just means it’s not showing up yet. Sometimes they will send you a tracking number unique to your country, but you won’t get info on it until it reaches your country and is handed over to the local post. Other times the tracking number may work sooner, but only certain tracking websites will show it. So please don’t make a knee jerk, false accusation unless you have some type of proof. Most people here know this already, but there might be a few people here who might actually believe you and you get them worried for no reason.

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Other times the tracking number may work sooner, but only certain tracking websites will show it.

Could you mention those websites?

I just use the tracking details in AliExpress, but it usually doesn’t get updated past when it first lands in the destination country.

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They are marking with fake shipping numbers before the auto-cancel (if unable to ship within a few days). Otherwise the auto cancel will affect their store ratinf.

The problems is that nothing is shipped, theres no updates of it being accepted by the carrier nor does the tracking number exist on the carriers site.

This also prevents you from cancelling the order, which should have been auto cancelled the moment they failed to actually ship

Its an old aliexpress trick used by dishonest sellers

Even mentioning the above results in sofirns CS refusing to talk to you about yr order

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And what’s the problem? Either wait for it to arrive within the ETA or you can open an AliExpress dispute later. Why would you want to cancel the order because of this?

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The simple fact is that folks are being given fake tracking numbers by sofirn

Here is a SOFIRN SELLER from their group page

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I have not had any problems with Sofirn. My own assumption for my 11-11 Sofirn order is the number provided is an internal tracking number – because I just received notice from USPS that my items are now in the US and soon to be on my door step. I have two separate orders coming from Sofirn and both are making their way. Another none BLF item is not scheduled to arrive until just before the New Year. It takes a while to get items from China and that is clearly stated when you order – usually 2-4 weeks, most often 2-3 weeks.

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And what’s the problem? Either wait for it to arrive within the ETA or you can open an AliExpress dispute later. Why would you want to cancel the order because of this?

Because is dishonest to assign fake tracking numbers and also dishonest to orders you cant fulfill and leave the customer hanging thinking its going to be sent within a reasonable time

Lumintop or even liitokala for example had stuff that were sold out during 11.11 and you couldnt order, rather than sell stuff that wasnt in stock

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phouton wrote:
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Other times the tracking number may work sooner, but only certain tracking websites will show it.

Could you mention those websites?

I just use the tracking details in AliExpress, but it usually doesn’t get updated past when it first lands in the destination country.


17track is a good one. Some other good tracking sites have been mentioned on BLF, but I can’t remember them off hand.

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And what’s the problem? Either wait for it to arrive within the ETA or you can open an AliExpress dispute later. Why would you want to cancel the order because of this?

Because is dishonest to assign fake tracking numbers and also dishonest to orders you cant fulfill and leave the customer hanging thinking its going to be sent within a reasonable time

Lumintop or even liitokala for example had stuff that were sold out during 11.11 and you couldnt order, rather than sell stuff that wasnt in stock


So either you receive it on time, or you get your goodies for free. Is that such a bad deal?

Does anyone order stuff from China expecting quick delivery? I’m used to 3-6 weeks wait, and if I get it in 2 weeks, that’s a surprise.

If you need guaranteed deliveries, check out Fedex International Priority Weekend delivery or equivalent. I was shocked that a company sent me an item from 4000km away, delivered in 24 hours on a Saturday. But it probably cost them $100.

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And what’s the problem? Either wait for it to arrive within the ETA or you can open an AliExpress dispute later. Why would you want to cancel the order because of this?

Because is dishonest to assign fake tracking numbers and also dishonest to orders you cant fulfill and leave the customer hanging thinking its going to be sent within a reasonable time

Lumintop or even liitokala for example had stuff that were sold out during 11.11 and you couldnt order, rather than sell stuff that wasnt in stock


So either you receive it on time, or you get your goodies for free. Is that such a bad deal?

Does anyone order stuff from China expecting quick delivery? I’m used to 3-6 weeks wait, and if I get it in 2 weeks, that’s a surprise.

If you need guaranteed deliveries, check out Fedex International Priority Weekend delivery or equivalent. I was shocked that a company sent me an item from 4000km away, delivered in 24 hours on a Saturday. But it probably cost them $100.

Yeah folks are definately not getting free goods if they dont arrive in time

https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/e2e0xy/trying_to_figure_out...

Hell they may not even be able to cancel

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I have 8 Sofirn lights and they all work reliably. I bought them through Amazon, AliExpress, and most recently through eBay; obviously the shipments from Asia took a few weeks to arrive. I have emailed Sofirn customer service on several occasions with questions; they have always emailed me back within 24 hours, their responses courteous and to the point.

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Thanks, JasonWW, 17track shows “International item has left originating country and is en route..” on 2019-11-21 but nothing since.

Bearbreeder, what does 17track show for you? If people don’t receive their order at all, that’s a different story..

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Here is another

“I ordered a blfs36 on October 20. Messaged them as few days ago saying wtf. They said “dear it’s been out of stock. We will ship next week “
Do not order from them spend 10% more and get from amazon.”

https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/e2xcfe/be_careful_ordering_...

As said in summary they are selling OUT OF STOCK items and not telling you …

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Personally I don’t care about their inventory status as long as they fulfil their contract to me. Meanwhile some patience doesn’t hurt.

But speaking of stock, I noticed on 11.11 that they were playing with the stock numbers to consistently show low stock, and when I thought it would be gone, more would “appear”. So who knows what they’re up to…

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JasonWW wrote:
Where are you getting your information? If you are just assuming this because the tracking numbers don’t currently show up, you may not be aware that this is quite common. It doesn’t mean the tracking number is fake, it just means it’s not showing up yet. Sometimes they will send you a tracking number unique to your country, but you won’t get info on it until it reaches your country and is handed over to the local post. Other times the tracking number may work sooner, but only certain tracking websites will show it. So please don’t make a knee jerk, false accusation unless you have some type of proof. Most people here know this already, but there might be a few people here who might actually believe you and you get them worried for no reason.

You are doing exactly what you are implying the original poster has done. You are making assumptions and throwing around terms like ‘knee jerk’ & ‘false accusation’ despite not having actual knowledge of the specific situation. I understand you are trying to help, but your tendency to insert yourself in situations is at times counterproductive.

Edit: I was originally adding my current experience here but others continued to post so I moved it to a new post…

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Thanks, JasonWW, 17track shows “International item has left originating country and is en route..” on 2019-11-21 but nothing since.

Bearbreeder, what does 17track show for you? If people don’t receive their order at all, that’s a different story..

Note that this “tracking number” was supposed to be generated 10 DAYS AGO, and is supposed to be ePacket

Also note that all my other 11.11 good shipped via the same shipping methods have updated tracking numbers that exist

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Note that this “tracking number” was supposed to be generated 10 DAYS AGO, and is supposed to be ePacket

Also note that all my other 11.11 good shipped via the same shipping methods have updated tracking numbers that exist


Ok that’s weird. If you don’t get it by the delivery date, I’d expect you’d get a refund. Though I’d be miffed about the interest-free loan.

Do the other orders’ tracking numbers show up on CanadaPost?

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Personally I don’t care about their inventory status as long as they fulfil their contract to me. Meanwhile some patience doesn’t hurt.

But speaking of stock, I noticed on 11.11 that they were playing with the stock numbers to consistently show low stock, and when I thought it would be gone, more would “appear”. So who knows what they’re up to…

They are christmas gifts, right before the auto cancel deadline i messaged sofirn and ASKED THEM if they needed more time which i was willing to extend

I also pointed out that i needed to cancel the order if they couldnt filfill it in reasonable time

Next thing you know right before the autocancel deadline, everyones orders were suddenly marked as “shipped”

When its “shipped” you take them at their face value assuming that the carrier will pick it up soon

Turns out its a fake tracking number

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Bearbreeder wrote:
Note that this “tracking number” was supposed to be generated 10 DAYS AGO, and is supposed to be ePacket

Also note that all my other 11.11 good shipped via the same shipping methods have updated tracking numbers that exist


Ok that’s weird. If you don’t get it by the delivery date, I’d expect you’d get a refund. Though I’d be miffed about the interest-free loan.

Do the other orders’ tracking numbers show up on CanadaPost?

I have already had my lumintops delivered and ALL the others are tracking properly … something like 8 seperate orders

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Ok, well thanks for reporting. Curious to see how this plays out. The internet is not kind to sketchy practices.

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