[PART 2] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Closed, but Public sales open!

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Added a set of 35E 18650s and a small donation to the team under a separate order. Thanks guys!

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JasonWW wrote:
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What happened to The Miller???

He is a bit overworked with real life and doesn’t have any time for the forums. Maybe he will return when things slow down for him.

Hello JasonWW Is there a timetable? When will the third group be shipped ?
Paid on 04 April.
Many thanks to all involved developers and the users, who gave their time to this project.
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gtxxl wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
johny723 wrote:
What happened to The Miller???

He is a bit overworked with real life and doesn’t have any time for the forums. Maybe he will return when things slow down for him.

Hello JasonWW Is there a timetable? When will the third group be shipped ?
Paid on 04 April.
Many thanks to all involved developers and the users, who gave their time to this project.

Are you referencing the Miller? I’m a bit confused by that.

Anyway, I would assume Lumintop will be shipping right away. They have the lights. They just need to sort the orders and box them up.

Anyway, it is about Monday morning over in China so they could be shipping some later today. Texas_Ace will be around in maybe 8 or 10 hours and he might have some hard fact details from Neal or Lumintop.

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gtxxl wrote:

Hello JasonWW Is there a timetable? When will the third group be shipped ?
Paid on 04 April.

Did you say April 4th? Do you mean April 18th? Please clarify.

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JasonWW wrote:
gtxxl wrote:

Hello JasonWW Is there a timetable? When will the third group be shipped ?
Paid on 04 April.

Did you say April 4th? Do you mean April 18th? Please clarify.

Oh Sorry I meant the 18.04, somehow I have problems with the website,
I can not answer normally only quote works and then I quoted the wrong one.
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Ordered the GT and a set of 18650. Thank you very much to make this possible. Can’t wait to get it here.

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Hi:

I am trying to pay for the GT, but I do not see any external link or password in the PM I received… have I missed something?

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does anyone who has bought only a short battery tube got a tracking number?

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fusion_m8 wrote:
Hi:

I am trying to pay for the GT, but I do not see any external link or password in the PM I received… have I missed something?


More info here. http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1310026#comment-1310026
I’ll send you a PM.

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Thank you Jason!

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BOMBAY wrote:
does anyone who has bought only a short battery tube got a tracking number?

I don’t think they are sending tracking numbers for the tube. I ordered 2 weeks ago and did not get a number.

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BOMBAY wrote:
does anyone who has bought only a short battery tube got a tracking number?

I am not sure you can do that. The $10 is lowered than original $15 because of combine shipping with GT.
If you order the tube only, there is no combine shipping anymore.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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DENGOH wrote:
BOMBAY wrote:
does anyone who has bought only a short battery tube got a tracking number?

I am not sure you can do that. The $10 is lowered than original $15 because of combine shipping with GT.
If you order the tube only, there is no combine shipping anymore.

Your talking about something else.
He is refering to those people who have bought just the battery tube for $15.

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Ya, I misunderstood him, I thought he is in batch 3 and opt for battery tube only.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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JasonWW wrote:
gtxxl wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
johny723 wrote:
What happened to The Miller???

He is a bit overworked with real life and doesn’t have any time for the forums. Maybe he will return when things slow down for him.

Hello JasonWW Is there a timetable? When will the third group be shipped ?
Paid on 04 April.
Many thanks to all involved developers and the users, who gave their time to this project.

Are you referencing the Miller? I’m a bit confused by that.

Anyway, I would assume Lumintop will be shipping right away. They have the lights. They just need to sort the orders and box them up.

Anyway, it is about Monday morning over in China so they could be shipping some later today. Texas_Ace will be around in maybe 8 or 10 hours and he might have some hard fact details from Neal or Lumintop.

I did get confirmation that they will be packing and shipping the GT’s this week.

I recently learned a bit more about the process and it is MUCH more involved then I first assumed, which explains a lot of the decisions that happened in the early batches.

Neal has to go to lumintop and tell them how many orders and who and what the orders are. He then helps them pack them up. They will then have to make lables of some sort to designate which order is which and who they are going to.

They then give them to a 3rd party that will actually pick the courier, print the shipping labels and deal with the customs of both getting them out of China and into where ever they are going.

They then give them to the courier and they start the trip.

After all that the tracking numbers and other information has to them slowly trickle back to lumintop, then to another person at lumintop and then to Neal and then he has to organize the tracking numbers to the correct person.

After all of that he can send the tracking numbers. Needless to say it is very time consuming and it has to pass through a lot of hands.

Far as this shipment of GT’s, I expect to see them start leaving lumintop next week if I had to guess. The pattern seems to be that the packages leave on Mondays. So I would guess most will be ready by the end of this week and the rest next week.

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Sounds inefficient & expensive

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Tejasandre wrote:
Sounds inefficient & expensive

But this is the Chinese way: Keep as many people employed as possible. A friend relayed the story of buying a box of printer paper at a warehouse store in Shanghai a few years ago. Including the driver who had to actually put the box in the car he was driven to the store in (one does not drive oneself, after all), 7 people were involved in placing the order, getting the box of paper, filling out the paperwork to be allowed to pay, moving the paperwork around, actually paying for the box of paper, and moving it to the car.

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northbeard wrote:
Tejasandre wrote:
Sounds inefficient & expensive

But this is the Chinese way: Keep as many people employed as possible. A friend relayed the story of buying a box of printer paper at a warehouse store in Shanghai a few years ago. Including the driver who had to actually put the box in the car he was driven to the store in (one does not drive oneself, after all), 7 people were involved in placing the order, getting the box of paper, filling out the paperwork to be allowed to pay, moving the paperwork around, actually paying for the box of paper, and moving it to the car.

Indeed, it is simply how it is done. When I mentioned this the reply I got was basically “There is another way?”.

Also due to all the customs laws and well, china, the forwarding company is needed to just get the packages out of the country. Only some companies are allowed to do this easily it seems and the rest have to use these forwarding company.

It was so convoluted I got a little lost in the explanation but needless to say, shipping these lights is not a simple process.

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I’m probably the last who got flashlight from the first batch) and here’s a flashlight with me)


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It came in a wood frame?

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Cool!That’s real patience Thumbs Up

So you can say: FINALLY

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Aslan wrote:
I’m probably the last who got flashlight from the first batch…..

No you are NOT.
I still didn’t recived my 2 pcs of GT.
There is also a few others who didn’t recived GT or recived damaged and waiting for replacement.
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I’m so tired of waiting until the lumintop sends a flashlight, so I found friends in Guangzhou who sent me a flashlight on the ground, the benefit of Kazakhstan and China bordering each other. And the wooden crate my friends did to me)

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smokuxx1987 wrote:
Aslan wrote:
I’m probably the last who got flashlight from the first batch…..
No you are NOT. I still didn’t recived my 2 pcs of GT. There is also a few others who didn’t recived GT or recived damaged and waiting for replacement.

Here also,

not recieved my GT from the first batch (only the head in a dammaged carton box)

still waiting for the GT tube with batteries

contacted a guy named ‘Leo’ from Lumintop and this is what he told me:

_____Hello,

The issue was caused by the forwarder and they are checking the shipment.

We have contacted with the forwarder to give us the result.

I will get back to you when I have the updated result from forwarder.__

I also ordered/payed for a short tube with the question if there is a possibility to get a endcap too (so I can test the head if it’s works)

Not recieved this short tube and as usually NO answer from MR NEAL Oops

I am getting tired of this all, they recieved my money last year and I have nothing in return!!!

Shame on you whoever is involved!!!

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Hello
I will go to lumintop tomorrow to ship the GTs with them.
we will try to ship out the packages this week

so if you forget to send me the phone number, or need to change address,
pls hurry up send me email or PM

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Neal wrote:
Hello
I will go to lumintop tomorrow to ship the GTs with them.
we will try to ship out the packages this week

so if you forget to send me the phone number, or need to change address,
pls hurry up send me email or PM

GOOD NEWS

Cross the fingers that everything will work Thumbs Up

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I have small problem with my gt, or at least I think it shouldn’t be like that.

One cell holder has lower positive pole than the other, meaning if I put it in the back (far side from head) there is no contact between cell holders.
If I put it in front (near head) then both cell holders have contact and light works.

Ideas?

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XXX-Man wrote:
I have small problem with my gt, or at least I think it shouldn’t be like that.

One cell holder has lower positive pole than the other, meaning if I put it in the back (far side from head) there is no contact between cell holders.
If I put it in front (near head) then both cell holders have contact and light works.

Ideas?


Each carrier has a raised and a lowered center contact (both positive). The raised contact always goes forward towards the head. There should also be arrows on the carrier legs that point toward the head.

Is there a way you can post a picture of your carriers?

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XXX-Man wrote:
I have small problem with my gt, or at least I think it shouldn’t be like that.

One cell holder has lower positive pole than the other, meaning if I put it in the back (far side from head) there is no contact between cell holders.
If I put it in front (near head) then both cell holders have contact and light works.

Ideas?

That is a very strange issue, not sure what that would happen. You could take the top of the carrier with the low button and see what it looks like. Be sure you put it back together correctly though or the cells will short out.

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It’s hard for me to explain, not the best with english.

I understand how carriers work and how to put them in flashlight.

Problem is one raised center contact is lower than the other and not making contact to lowered center contact


You can see left is lower than right.


Here you can see “shorter” raised contact carrier bottom on left and top on right.
It is visible on left picture negative contact is flat to each other, and on right picture positive contact is raising carrier up. If you push right combination together both positive and negative have contact (positive spring compress). On left picture positive not touching.

I hope you can understand what I try to explain.

TA
I will try to disassemble it if I find right tools.

I just noticed when I tried to charge batteries one carrier was full charge.

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