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@ GearBest
My order is still processing. I emailed your customer service 2 days ago, but got no response.
Order # WW1407101902180632
Can you help me out ?

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you should not ass-u-me that a “reference” number = a tracking number

( esp on a $6 item)

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Seems pretty straight forward.  Go to the page that list your orders.  Click on the track your package "button".  A page opens up that has info including a field that says Tracking Number and shows what appears to be a tracking number.

You can also just click on your order and it will open up a page that shows the status of the order.  If it has shipped, it will show you tracking number.  On my previous orders from GB, the tracking number was an actual tracking number.  It matched the number under the shipper's bar code label.  Why should I now not assume it's a tracking number?

EDIT: I think I get what you all are saying.  Are you saying that the number is a reference number for the shipper (Hong Kong Post in this case), but it is not a real tracking number in that we (John Q Public) can not use it to query the status of a package?

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HK post has a 13-character alpha/numeric combination as a tracking number. The one that has HK then 14 numbers thereafter are reference numbers only. Tracking services cannot recognize that.

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makapuu wrote:
@ GearBest My order is still processing. I emailed your customer service 2 days ago, but got no response. Order # WW1407101902180632 Can you help me out ?

Hi makapuu,

Your tracking number is: RS133107546NL

hope everything’s fine with you!

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I got a tracking number a while ago but there is still no tracking info with the number.

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WE are NOT ass-*+U+*-ming anything. HKPost has ALWAYS had HK********* format as tracking, we were TOLD it was shipped HKPost and then PROVIDED a HK********* number WITHOUT any information saying this is a reference number and not a tracking number. Who are we to figure out it was reference ONLY and not a tracking number like we ARE ALL USED TO! I am not going to sit there and research the history of HKPost tracking, format, blah blah blah crap! Some of us have lives and dont care to get that detailed. GearBest NEVER mentioned this so how the heck should we know? Many people have said they had the same issue as me and GB has responded many times, still not saying reference only.

Makes sense but WITHOUT being told DIRECTLY from GB, how the F are we the buyers suppsed to know?

THE ANSWER IS: WE DONT AND WOULDNT!

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Except they’ve always said said orders under $40 do not get tracking unless specifically noted and HKPost does not use HK*** as a format of tracking.

BLF

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Livinloud wrote:
WE are NOT ass-*+U+*-ming anything. HKPost has ALWAYS had HK********* format as tracking, we were TOLD it was shipped HKPost and then PROVIDED a HK********* number WITHOUT any information saying this is a reference number and not a tracking number. Who are we to figure out it was reference ONLY and not a tracking number like we ARE ALL USED TO! I am not going to sit there and research the history of HKPost tracking, format, blah blah blah crap! Some of us have lives and dont care to get that detailed. GearBest NEVER mentioned this so how the heck should we know? Many people have said they had the same issue as me and GB has responded many times, still not saying reference only.

Makes sense but WITHOUT being told DIRECTLY from GB, how the F are we the buyers suppsed to know?

THE ANSWER IS: WE DONT AND WOULDNT!

LOL
Tracking numbers from HK post ended with HK and never began with HK.

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Hongkong Post Tracking

Hong Kong Post tracking number consists of 13-digit code starting with letter “R” and ending with “HK’, for example, RB320398432HK.


By the way I had no HK post parcel since months, do they still exist?
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The tracking of any official post, UPU member, has XX999999999YY format, where YY correspond to the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of the country.

Werner wrote:
… for example, RB320398432HK.
Or
tatasal wrote:
… RS133107546NL
But…

HK************** is not a HKPost tracking number.

If anything can go wrong, it will.
Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

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Always select 'Pony Express', and stock up on sugar cubes. Wink

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Ive received numerous HKPost tracking numbers rhat start with HK and also ones that end inHK. Id have to dig through last years emaisl for examples but they are there. 95% sure I got them with FT or BG orders, possibly AuraBuy orders but I did get them and they did work, even on USPS website.

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EDit: they could ve “reference numbers” or whatever you guys are calling them b ut they DID work with locating tracking. Again id have yo check my emails and find one then see if its till active with traxking. Might link to the tracking number from the HK******* but 75% of the numbers I entered id say, started with HK and all worked on v oth sites as stated

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Livinloud wrote:
WE are NOT ass-*+U+*-ming anything. HKPost has ALWAYS had HK********* format as tracking, we were TOLD it was shipped HKPost and then PROVIDED a HK********* number WITHOUT any information saying this is a reference number and not a tracking number. Who are we to figure out it was reference ONLY and not a tracking number like we ARE ALL USED TO! I am not going to sit there and research the history of HKPost tracking, format, blah blah blah crap! Some of us have lives and dont care to get that detailed. GearBest NEVER mentioned this so how the heck should we know? Many people have said they had the same issue as me and GB has responded many times, still not saying reference only.

Makes sense but WITHOUT being told DIRECTLY from GB, how the F are we the buyers suppsed to know?

THE ANSWER IS: WE DONT AND WOULDNT!

Hi Livinloud

Maybe I’ve recognized many times but I will still tell you the number HK********* is not the tracking number but the reference number, and only if the order over 40$ will have the tracking number, or you have tick to get the tracking number when you commanded the order, and this will cost you 1.99$. Hope this response can help you with the problem Smile

Please feel free to contact GearBest Customer Service http://support.gearbest.com/

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Hi Livinloud.  I'm with you on this.  It's childish to make others look dumb and to also not help them by providing the information they need.   If I treated someone like that, instead of making me feel superior, it would make me feel petty and bad about myself.  Maybe it's a vicious cycle of self hate.  Who knows.

All I know is that they don't deserve your or my attention.

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I went to mail box today and guess what? To my great surprise, I found three white envelopes, containing..

..lights from this GB! Smile

 

Quickly opened one and threw in an AAA cell.. Pretty NW light started to shine. Cool

But that's not all, I faintly remember asking them to leave the SingFire logo away, thinking that there is no way they would do it. After all, they were agreeing to this GB to get SingFire name better known. But - woo-hoo!! - the SingFire logo was absent! (at least in this one sample).

I'll update more initial impressions to this thread soon, as soon as I have any spare time. Smile

 

All in all, very happy now! Thank you GearBest! (and the manufacturer too!)

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Nice that the logo was absent. I hope mine don’t have it either.

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The first of two arrived today for me as well. No logo, NW.

Great quality, smooth threads, good seam, and a firm clicky(that thing definitely isn’t getting an accidental click!). Mine did come with the led slightly off center, should be fixable with a little tweaking.

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unknown00101 wrote:
Mine did come with the led slightly off center, should be fixable with a little tweaking.

Just finished inspecting my lights. No logo on any of them. I'm very happy! Smile

Two out of eight of mine did have off-center leds. It's might be either a manufacturing flaw or caused by a bump during the journey from China, but anyways easily fixable:
1. Remove battery
2. Open the bezel
3. Remove O-ring and lens
4. Adjust reflector so that the emitter is centered (just take it away and put back, keeping the emitter centered)
5. Put the lens back
6. Put O-ring back
7. Screw in the bezel

=> Emitter perfectly centered (and user happy) Smile

 

Here's a photo of the off-center emitter:

 

Squad of GB lights running on alkalines, lead by the CW sample (on Li-Ion) Cool

 

Edit: One more thing: The NW tint is quite warm, just like in the original CQG S1 v1.

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the is the light usable with alkaleaks or is a li-io required?

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cpfdaniel wrote:
_the_ is the light usable with alkaleaks or is a li-io required?

Perfectly usable with alkaleaks or eneloops. I actually prefer using it on NiMH because it heats up pretty fast on Li-Ions.

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I ordered 6 (2 x NW & 4 x CW) on July 8th and my online status is still showing pending. I have sent my order info to bestgear and the CSbestgear handles. Please update order status when you get a chance.

Thanks,

-M

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Great news.  That's a sharp looking crew of lights there _the_.  Thanks for the report and tips.

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You are making it hard for me not to order more of these Big Smile

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I had ordered a NW one of these a couple days after the coupon was released, and just got it in the mail.

Tint is very nice, and has just the right flood/throw for an AAA size light in my opinion. Threads are good, and the head and tailcap seam together incredibly well.

Thanks, the, for organizing this. I wish I had more money, because I would buy several more for stocking stuffers at this crazy good price.

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Man I hope the logo is absent from all of them!

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Man I hope the logo is absent from all of them!

Mine was Smile I REALLY want to order more…I’m debating lol

Edit: That was quick debating. Ordered 4 more

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Lotus_Darkrose wrote:
I REALLY want to order more...I'm debating lol

Lol. Me too. Hmm.. Who else could I gift these to? Big Smile

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Edit: That was quick debating. Ordered 4 more

One of us! One of us! Tongue Out

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My light came today (tho “tracking” never worked), ordered on the 8th, delivered in 11 days.

I’m happy to report the bezel is not glued and the clip came off without scratching it.

Really love how the seam between body and tail is totally invisible when screwed together!

edit: took it apart, (after having it 5 minutes lol), the lens is in really bad shape, chipped really bad, thats my one complaint so far

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