BLF Lantern Purchase/Followup Information - Group Buy list is Closed!!!!

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It’s that one near the bottom right !

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Let’s keep the thread productive and lets keep the clutter down.

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OP/ LT1 designers please let me know when I got issued a code.

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They’re not in charged of issuing the codes. Only Sofirn is doing it,you’ll just have to check your messages once awhile.

ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ I can always be wrong, probably 75% of the time.

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atobe wrote:
They’re not in charged of issuing the codes. Only Sofirn is doing it,you’ll just have to check your messages once awhile.
Yeap….Sofirn decided to take over issuing of the Amazon codes. This is their right of course since they are the LT vendor but the downside is that there’s no way to know where they are in the process. Since there’s only 500 LT’s in batch 1 my guess is that there will be a pause in PM’s once they have sold them all. But that’s just my guess so take it as you will Smile

They said that they will sell 3,000 LTs for the group price so anyone currently on the list (right now up to 2,890) will eventually be able to get one at the discounted price.

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My experience with Sofirn has been great. Tracy was especially helpful with my order and was prompt to assist.
Thank you.

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Nguyen wrote:
My experience with Sofirn has been great. Tracy was especially helpful with my order and was prompt to assist.
Thank you.

Same. I had some glitch in being able to order, but they took care of it promptly. Now, my lantern is on its way to me! Thumbs Up

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ToyKeeper wrote:
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My code didn’t work because of the letter ‘x’, I deleted it, wrote it again and it worked, the version sent seemed to have a multiplication symbol rather than a real letter.

That is caused by the way BLF formats messages in its “simple post editor”. If x is in the middle of a number, it’s replaced by a multiplication symbol. This can be avoided by wrapping the text in something to tell it not to do any markup, but people don’t know to do that until after tripping over it a few times.

So, for example:

  • 1×123 has a multiplication symbol
  • 1x123 has a real “x”

The difference? I put a double-equal sign around the second one to turn off formatting.

  • 1x123 becomes 1×123
  • ==1x123== becomes 1x123

Thanks TK, I’ve been here a while and never noticed that before!

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korpzgrinda wrote:
Is it not possible to transfer the PayPal balance to the bank account/card associated with your PayPal? I have done this in the past with no additional fees, but it has a been a while so the process may have changed.

I transfer money from Paypal to my bank account all the time, and with only two exceptions (when it took a few hours) it has always gone into my account straight away.

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Flying Luminosity wrote:
korpzgrinda wrote:
Is it not possible to transfer the PayPal balance to the bank account/card associated with your PayPal? I have done this in the past with no additional fees, but it has a been a while so the process may have changed.

I transfer money from Paypal to my bank account all the time, and with only two exceptions (when it took a few hours) it has always gone into my account straight away.

But one does not have to have a bank account listed with Paypal anymore. I just have one credit card listed with Paypal. That works for me as I only spend money via Paypal, have never received funds through them.

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You are such a saint I guess we should be thanking you. Your best bet is to just remove your post because realistically this cant be fixed in any reasonable way (much like your morals, lol)

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Alex bronson wrote:
bla bla bla

Savage. I figured this would happen. Hopefully you didn’t screw over the person’s name you used. I wonder if Sofirn even has the time to compare all of the orders to each other. Such as if you were to order from Aliexpress, could you double order and also use Ebay or Amazon? Or all 3? I don’t even think they would know. Well, I condemn you for doing that but appreciate you being honest about it.

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^^^^ Thanks for fessing up Alex^^^ I’m not smart enough to do that. As an FYI to anyone #596 here, paid for mine 2 days back off Amazon. Someone please give Sofirn a heads up that the codes they are sending out don’t seem to be needed. At least in Alex’s case.

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They’ve let my eBay offer expire twice. I have told them my BLF ID, each time. Guess I won’t be buying a lantern.

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Same here. Trying the AE method currently.

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This happened to me. I assumed they checked the list and I was too far down the list to buy yet.

kuzuna wrote:
They’ve let my eBay offer expire twice. I have told them my BLF ID, each time. Guess I won’t be buying a lantern.
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Could this kind of thing be the cause of these cancelled orders? http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1572361#comment-1572361

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http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1570609#comment-1570609

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I dont know the ‘whys’ but Im getting the feeling that Sofirn might Regret taking control of this stage when Sig had the system all worked out………. maybe not…… we’ll see.. Facepalm

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gottawearshades wrote:
This happened to me. I assumed they checked the list and I was too far down the list to buy yet.

kuzuna wrote:
They’ve let my eBay offer expire twice. I have told them my BLF ID, each time. Guess I won’t be buying a lantern.

Or maybe because Alex and/or others that he mentioned literally stole your spot! Angry

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Why are people thanking Alex?

There are plenty of us smart enough to think of that. Most of us are honest enough not to do it.
Why on earth would you then publish it?
Alex could have PM’d the idea to DBSAR so he could warn Sofirn.

It is just a light. Wait your turn.

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FBsLights wrote:
Why are people thanking Alex?

There are plenty of us smart enough to think of that. Most of us are honest enough not to do it.
Why on earth would you then publish it?
Alex could have PM’d the idea to DBSAR so he could warn Sofirn.

It is just a light. Wait your turn.

FB

I am not thanking Alex, after reading what he did, (use another BLF member’s name to cheat the group buy & order two LT1s, then be sly to wait until his lanterns shipped before posting what he did here. i withdrew my reply to him, and I forwarded a message to Barry about the issue, I also forwarded the Posts by Alex to sb56637.

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Always one bad apple who ruins the entire bunch. Punishing everybody because of Alex doesn’t fix the problem. Let’s call it what it is… There are so many loopholes and ways to cheat this groupbuy it isn’t funny. It would take forever to backtrack to see who did what, and ordered what from where with who’s blf id. It’s just not feasible. Might as well just ask Sofirn to add another 500 to the groupbuy and keep it going. That way all of the original people on the list can still get one.

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California_Prepper wrote:
Always one bad apple who ruins the entire bunch. Punishing everybody because of Alex doesn’t fix the problem. Let’s call it what it is… There are so many loopholes and ways to cheat this groupbuy it isn’t funny. It would take forever to backtrack to see who did what, and ordered what from where with who’s blf id. It’s just not feasible. Might as well just ask Sofirn to add another 500 to the groupbuy and keep it going. That way all of the original people on the list can still get one.

+1 Thumbs Up

I think adding more lights to the group buy is a reasonable ‘fix’ for the situation.

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California_Prepper wrote:
Always one bad apple who ruins the entire bunch. Punishing everybody because of Alex doesn’t fix the problem. Let’s call it what it is… There are so many loopholes and ways to cheat this groupbuy it isn’t funny. It would take forever to backtrack to see who did what, and ordered what from where with who’s blf id. It’s just not feasible. Might as well just ask Sofirn to add another 500 to the groupbuy and keep it going. That way all of the original people on the list can still get one.

Not iffn Aholex stole your ID/number and used it causing Sifirn to cross those two stolen spots off the list. The victim would never know.
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For example: If I’m on the list for one lantern, and I decide I want 3, what’s to stop my from ordering one on Amazon, one on Ebay, and one on Aliexpress? I seriously doubt they are keeping records of people ordering on multiple platforms.

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That’s my point. So rather than crossing names off the list and such, just open up the groupbuy entirely. Add another 500-1000 units and regardless if a name has been crossed off due to already having a purchase, let them purchase again.

Like Alex said, he’s not the only person to think of this. He’s probably correct in assuming it’s been done dozens of times already. That would explain why some people low on the list still haven’t been sent a code, because their name may have already been used.

I mean in reality, this growing list is quite old as is this project. There could be a few members that were originally in the first 500 that may not even be in the forum anymore. May not be able to afford it anymore. May not need or want it anymore. Who knows.

I respect everyone involved in this awesome project. Even more so after reading they were not paid or even given a lantern for their efforts. They volunteered a ton of time and effort into this project so we as blfers could enjoy it. I just don’t find it feasible to backtrack and fix all this. Perhaps I’m wrong. All I know is I’ve enjoyed buying from quite a few groupbuys and they have always been in the format of a single code, with the item delivered in order of who purchases first, not who signs up as interested first.

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The Alex bronson account and posts have been removed. Please go back and edit out the part of your posts that quoted him.

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California_Prepper wrote:
Always one bad apple who ruins the entire bunch. Punishing everybody because of Alex doesn’t fix the problem. Let’s call it what it is… There are so many loopholes and ways to cheat this groupbuy it isn’t funny. It would take forever to backtrack to see who did what, and ordered what from where with who’s blf id. It’s just not feasible. Might as well just ask Sofirn to add another 500 to the groupbuy and keep it going. That way all of the original people on the list can still get one.

That is what we’re hoping, is Sofirn can fix the GB issue and make sure everyone on the list gets to order their lights, the issue now is members loosing their “spot” for the purchases that require their user-names because someone outside the forum ended up using their name at random.

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