[PART 1] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Group buy officially closed! Lights shipping.

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Jerommel wrote:
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I was among the first 555 but i have no email or tracking number or any hint of an arriving GT yet…|
Should i be worried?

I wouldn’t be so sure not to be worried, i was in the 2nd batch of “supposed to” lights, paid and all, and i’m not even on Neal’s list, and have been told to “just be patent” and “no worries, you’re on the list”… even after my Early concerns were “passed off”…. & yet no, i’m not. i’ve been ignored or passed off at every mention of MY concerns so don’t be surprised if you are as well.

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FritzHID wrote:

I wouldn’t be so sure not to be worried, i was in the 2nd batch of “supposed to” lights, paid and all, and i’m not even on Neal’s list, and have been told to “just be patent” and “no worries, you’re on the list”… even after my Early concerns were “passed off”…. & yet no, i’m not. i’ve been ignored or passed off at every mention of MY concerns so don’t be surprised if you are as well.

Neals paid list is not complete. I think it only goes up to Dec 10th. So there’s maybe 150 names missing from it. It was helpful to a lot people, but not everyone.

Also, your not helping anyone by coming on here and posting your fears and doubts and telling others they should be worried as well. I can assure this group buy is not a scam to steal your money. It’s just slow. Neal will get you your light or else your full amount will be refunded if that’s what you prefer.

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*Date/Time shown based on local time when your items was scanned
*Date / Time Process Office
19 Feb 2018, 12:28:00PM Item held by Customs Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner Belgium
19 Feb 2018, 12:28:00PM Item held by Customs Others Belgium
19 Feb 2018, 12:28:00PM Item processed at Belgium Belgium
11 Feb 2018, 10:15:25AM Item dispatched out BRUSSELS EUROPEAN MAIL CENTRE KUCHING
11 Feb 2018, 09:40:52AM Item posted over the counter In Transit
11 Feb 2018, 09:27:55AM Initial item information received In Transit

"Item held by Customs Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner"

WTF!

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As I see in 17track,my GT comes from Malaysia,not from HK. Question

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Theodore41 wrote:
As I see in 17track,my GT comes from Malaysia,not from HK. :???:

They just uses Malaysia Postal Service, that's all Wink

Use there tracking system: https://www.pos.com.my/postal-services/quick-access/?track-trace

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Spartan16 wrote:
Hi all,

Any UK members looking for a brand new BLF GT..

Selling mine. Arrived yesterday, taken out, checked all working as it should – will come packaged fully as it was new to me.
Comes with the brand new batteries it arrived with – everything as standard from factory.

PM me if interested.


Post #18232 is a German looking for one.
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Theodore41 wrote:
As I see in 17track,my GT comes from Malaysia,not from HK. Question

Malaysia might be a middle shipping point. China to Malaysia, then Malaysia to Greece.

They probably did that to either reduce shipping costs or something to do with customs. Maybe reduce or eliminate customs fees?

Really, who knows.

The GT is made in Shenzhen, so we know where it originally has to come from.

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Spartan16 wrote:
Hi all, *Any UK members looking for a brand new BLF GT*.. *Selling mine*. Arrived yesterday, taken out, checked all working as it should - will come packaged fully as it was new to me. Comes with the brand new batteries it arrived with - everything as standard from factory. PM me if interested.

Just make a new thread and itwill be gone gone soon.

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I used mine for a short while last night & must admit that I also didn“t think that it was that warm of a tint, well to be honest not warm at all compared to what I was expecting.
I didn“t have any other lights with me however to compare the tint to so next time I will take a couple of other lights with me to compare tint.

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The tint is fantastic, of course i wouldn’t mind a bit more red/rose for better CRI but the color temp is perfect for my taste (everything doesn’t look lik shades of grey as is the case with cool tints) and helps cutting through bad weather as a bonus.

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I’m not in a big hurry for my BLF GT with batteries originally they said the middle of January it’s now almost March any updates on when they will ship I think I was #957 but it would be nice to get an update about our shipment maybe once a week. Thank You

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Did people who ordered the “BLF GT Bag & Cap Set” receive them yet?

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turpulator wrote:
Did people who ordered the “BLF GT Bag & Cap Set” receive them yet?
I got mine a week or so ago.

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Guys in EU received light with registered lately when it was sent to you?
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Texas_Ace wrote:
Jerommel wrote:
Hey guys,

I was among the first 555 but i have no email or tracking number or any hint of an arriving GT yet…|
Should i be worried?

No, there are still about 50 orders not shipped and the last batch that was shipped the tracking numbers were not sent out. Martin has a list that he has been sending to people but we are not sure how accurate it is. It was obviously done in a rush. You can find the link to it in the OP.

TA, after LT, Neal are back from holidays, can you please ask them to first send out these 50 orders.

Thank you for your help.

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Theodore41 wrote:
As I see in 17track,my GT comes from Malaysia,not from HK. Question

Same here. Smile It should be fine. Smile
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Guys in EU received light with registered lately when it was sent to you?
Mike

I missed the mailman today but he left a message so… I will pick up both packages tomorrow.
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Guys in EU received light with registered lately when it was sent to you? Mike

 

Just received mine (registered) in two small boxes. But I'm a little bit shocked!!

@ first I was thinking it was a big mistake, because of there small size and because they where totally whet and damaged!!

I could peel off the whet carton with my bare hands like butter and was very surprised to see the GT head totally free/loose in the whet damaged carton, without additional protection!!??

What where they thinking while packing those boxes!!?? That is totally crazy!! This is the complete opposite as in those pictures with those nice protected boxes!!

The other small package was also whet/damaged and contained only the tube with battery holders inside, wrinkled in simple plastic foam and on the bottom a totally whet manual :/

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/phozbjpk2sl7vr5/IMG_20180220_112751.jpg

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SamHaLeKe read my question again.

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SamHaLeKe wrote:

Just received mine (registered) in two small boxes. But I’m a little bit shocked!!


@ first I was thinking it was a big mistake, because of there small size and because they where totally whet and damaged!!


I could peel off the whet carton with my bare hands like butter and was very surprised to see the GT head totally free/loose in the whet damaged carton, without additional protection!!??


What where they thinking while packing those boxes!!?? That is totally crazy!! This is the complete opposite as in those pictures with those nice protected boxes!!


The other small package was also whet/damaged and contained only the tube with battery holders inside, wrinkled in simple plastic foam and on the bottom a totally whet manual :/


https://www.dropbox.com/s/phozbjpk2sl7vr5/IMG_20180220_112751.jpg


https://www.dropbox.com/s/4xtqi9l7zzhgbdv/IMG_20180220_112902.jpg


OMG… how could they do this… until now we only saw photos of nicely packaged lights??? Angry
I hope your light survived this torture and wasn’t damaged?
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sp5it wrote:
SamHaLeKe read my question again.

Your question is simple but your English is very bad Silly

"Guys in EU received light with registered lately when it was sent to you? Mike"

Also, the last few pages are all from EU people who received there 'registered' lights, so why ask?

It should be totally clear for the reader that people in the EU are receiving there 'registered' lights bit by bit...

Mine just came in in a simple carton whet box

 

PS: If you just read a page back, you could see I'm from Belgium (EU)

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You know difference between ‘sent’ and “received” do you?
So when it was sent?
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sp5it wrote:
You know difference between 'sent' and "received" do you? So when it was sent? Mike

Your English is even worst than I thought. For such a simple question, please be more clear in future messages...

Advice: read a page back and look at one of my last posts, there you can find some dates when the item was sent.

Now be good Silly

 

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@Samhaleke

Ouch! That’s an ugly way to receive your parcel(s)!

Do you know if it is caused by belgium post?

Just got an update from PostNL,My packages are planned to be delivered tomorrow!

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Yokiamy wrote:
@Samhaleke Ouch! That's an ugly way to receive your parcel(s)! Do you know if it is caused by belgium post? Just got an update from PostNL,My packages are planned to be delivered tomorrow!

Packing a rare and expensive flashlight just like that is totally not the fault of Belgium post. That it’s being whet perhaps but it isn’t even raining over here, so could be when picking of the plane…

Even if they opened the package (witch they didn't) it should not matter. You don't ship expensive goods unprotected in just a cheap carton box, period. That’s not only crazy but very respectful to the buyer!

Those first boxes (with the drop test video) looked very good, this however looks very bad :/

 

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Yokiamy wrote:
@Samhaleke Ouch! That’s an ugly way to receive your parcel(s)! Do you know if it is caused by belgium post? Just got an update from PostNL,My packages are planned to be delivered tomorrow!

Packing a rare and expensive flashlight just like that is totally not the fault of Belgium post. That it’s being whet perhaps but it isn’t even raining over here, so could be when picking of the plane…


Even if they opened the package (witch they didn’t) it should not matter. You don’t ship expensive goods unprotected in just a cheap carton box, period. That’s not only crazy but very respectful to the buyer!


Those first boxes (with the drop test video) looked very good, this however looks very bad :/


 

Is the flashlight in one piece? Are there any damaged edges?

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Ok, i thought it was the impact of the wet box, but i understand that there is no padding at all (as the DHL parcels came fully padded)
I agree, that is not the way such a light should be sent.

Did your light get any damage? or was it only the boxes?
Hopefully it works well and didn’t suffer any damage.
I dont mind some damage on the box, ad long as the light is undamaged. Hopefully they both come clean, we’ll see i will keep you posted.

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sp5it wrote:
You know difference between ‘sent’ and “received” do you?
So when it was sent?

On the printed label -> Date and sender signature : 2018-02-08
Tracking starts with -> Asendia Hong Kong, Mailed : 2018-02-12
Received today in my mail box (didn’t have to pick it up at the post office) : 2018-02-20

Shipped to France with Swiss post ePacket.

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NikolaS wrote:
SamHaLeKe wrote:

Yokiamy wrote:
@Samhaleke Ouch! That's an ugly way to receive your parcel(s)! Do you know if it is caused by belgium post? Just got an update from PostNL,My packages are planned to be delivered tomorrow!

Packing a rare and expensive flashlight just like that is totally not the fault of Belgium post. That it’s being whet perhaps but it isn’t even raining over here, so could be when picking of the plane…

Even if they opened the package (witch they didn't) it should not matter. You don't ship expensive goods unprotected in just a cheap carton box, period. That’s not only crazy but very respectful to the buyer!

Those first boxes (with the drop test video) looked very good, this however looks very bad :/

 

Is the flashlight in one piece? Are there any damaged edges?

 

That's also exactly the first that came up to my mind Big Smile After immediate inspection of the ‘head’ (I could easily grab it true the whet carton), I only noticed it was a bit whet on the outside (anodizing) and very cold. But NO scratches, NO bumps or NO broken glass whatsoever! I (or should I say THEY) was very lucky it didn’t got damaged in any way. To know that the only protection was the thin plastic peel-off foil over the glass and just sitting freely in a cheap carton box (barely bigger than the head itself) is just BARE LUCK!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/irluabkpy4zthdv/IMG_20180220_132639.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/74u2msgjdknhe5a/IMG_20180220_132710.jpg

 

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Yokiamy wrote:
Ok, i thought it was the impact of the wet box, but i understand that there is no padding at all (as the DHL parcels came fully padded) I agree, that is not the way such a light should be sent. Did your light get any damage? or was it only the boxes? Hopefully it works well and didn't suffer any damage. I dont mind some damage on the box, ad long as the light is undamaged. Hopefully they both come clean, we'll see i will keep you posted.

So no damage thus far, although I didn't test it yet as batteries are charging …

: knock on wood :

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m2yvx423avuxbrc/IMG_20180220_135817.jpg

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