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Do we have a contact name at ThruNite? I emailed them 3 days ago, and still waiting for a reply… great support…

yeah don’t expect any support from them…

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It’s 5$ …. is there any reason to cancel?? or fret ? or worry ? come on ….forget about it … in a month it will be in your mailbox and you’ll be happy

Give them a break
What do you want ….a tracking number ?

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It’s 5$ …. is there any reason to cancel?? or fret ? or worry ? come on ….forget about it … in a month it will be in your mailbox and you’ll be happy

Give them a break
What do you want ….a tracking number ?

They mentioned the 15th June after they saw they couldn’t handle the volume. I suppose you didn’t read an earlier post of mine. I will be away for 2 months, and if something comes through the post, it stays at the post office one month, then being undelivered it gets returned back… So I am not being unreasonable trying to contact them to see if they have one t ship now, or cancel, or at least give someone elses address so that the offer doesn’t go wasted…

As for giving them a break… well after 3 days and no reply even to say: “we received your message, we will get back to you within 48 hours” or just a word, any word, sorry but for me they suck… I suppose they will bother to reply after a week? Never maybe? And no I never asked for a tracking number. Flat Stare

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I will be away for 2 months, and if something comes through the post, it stays at the post office one month, then being undelivered it gets returned back…

Wont your pst office hold your mail for you if you ask? They certainly will here.

 

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I will be away for 2 months, and if something comes through the post, it stays at the post office one month, then being undelivered it gets returned back…

Wont your pst office hold your mail for you if you ask? They certainly will here.

Mmm… thought about that, I could tell them but since they don’t write it anywhere I am not so sure if they’ll remember about it.

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I think this is probably one of the worst marketing mistakes ever for a torch company. Think about it!

If I was planing a deal like this I would have come on here and CPF and made the offer to enthusiasts, rather than going on slickdeals and facebook. What has happened is a load of people, most of which are possibly not even interested in torches or LEDS, have ended up picking up multiples of these lights, a lot of them will probably end up on ebay, or in a draw at home, unused. But more importantly they probably won’t encourage repeat purchasing.

If they had offered them to us, we more than likely would have bought more Thrunite lights thus giving them reviews and ‘airtime’ on here. Instead they have got a lot us us talking about them in the wrong way. They couldn’t even reply to the email sent from a member here, asking to extend the deal for us guys. Which makes me think about the after sales if you had a problem.

Not good really. Shocked

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marcl wrote:
I think this is probably one of the worst marketing mistakes ever for a torch company. Think about it!

If I was planing a deal like this I would have come on here and CPF and made the offer to enthusiasts, rather than going on slickdeals and facebook. What has happened is a load of people, most of which are possibly not even interested in torches or LEDS, have ended up picking up multiples of these lights, a lot of them will probably end up on ebay, or in a draw at home, unused. But more importantly they probably won’t encourage repeat purchasing.

If they had offered them to us, we more than likely would have bought more Thrunite lights thus giving them reviews and ‘airtime’ on here. Instead they have got a lot us us talking about them in the wrong way. They couldn’t even reply to the email sent from a member here, asking to extend the deal for us guys. Which makes me think about the after sales if you had a problem.

Not good really. Shocked

I agree, very true.

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taz wrote:
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I will be away for 2 months, and if something comes through the post, it stays at the post office one month, then being undelivered it gets returned back…

Wont your pst office hold your mail for you if you ask? They certainly will here.

Mmm… thought about that, I could tell them but since they don’t write it anywhere I am not so sure if they’ll remember about it.

My post office often hold my mails/packages for me. I write a short note for the post’s staff with my name + duration of absence. They stick my note on a wall in their depot. So they won’t forget.

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taz wrote:
I will be away for 2 months, and if something comes through the post, it stays at the post office one month, then being undelivered it gets returned back…

Wont your pst office hold your mail for you if you ask? They certainly will here.

Mmm… thought about that, I could tell them but since they don’t write it anywhere I am not so sure if they’ll remember about it.

My post office often hold my mails/packages for me. I write a short note for the post’s staff with my name + duration of absence. They stick my note on a wall in their depot. So they won’t forget.

Here in Greece it is questionable if they will remember. Nevermind that August is a “dead” month, all public sector is almost closed, and everybody is away on holidays…

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Well if you want to get out of the deal. I will take it off your hands. Silly

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Well if you want to get out of the deal. I will take it off your hands. Silly

That’s possible also as I said, if they ever bother to reply to me… Big Smile

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Spoke with a representative from ThruNite today, she was very helpful, told her to join the forum so maybe we will be seeing her here as a ThruNite representative, and get direct support and offers. 8)

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For the Facebook-challenged, ThruNite posted this update on the Ti lights today:

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Dear all: Due to the large amount of orders and some unexpected situations such as repeat orders, wrong phone numbers and incomplete address information, we need time to go through these orders. We will arrange the shipment on June 15th after this activity is over. We appreciate your understanding and patience! Thanks again for your support!
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If anyone gets a pink Ti & doesn’t want it I’ll buy it. My wife wants one also.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Trying to buy at the new price but getting this error when adding to cart:

Page Not Found
Custom 404 Error Page with Site Map Sample Text …

Anyone else?

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What does it matter if someone gave them the wrong phone number? What do they do, call first? Also, I agree that this was a mistake as far as marketing. They offer a great deal and then take it back because too many people jumped on it. Then they don’t ship in a timely manner and are slow to respond to emails.

For many, this was the first experience with this company and it is not looking like a place you would want to spend more money at. The idea is give them a taste of your product and hope they come back and buy more items at full price. Right now, I wouldn’t pay full price for their product because, slow shipping, lack of CS and inconsistant message from seller.

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They are processing all orders after the deal ends.

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What does it matter if someone gave them the wrong phone number? What do they do, call first? Also, I agree that this was a mistake as far as marketing. They offer a great deal and then take it back because too many people jumped on it. Then they don’t ship in a timely manner and are slow to respond to emails.

For many, this was the first experience with this company and it is not looking like a place you would want to spend more money at. The idea is give them a taste of your product and hope they come back and buy more items at full price. Right now, I wouldn’t pay full price for their product because, slow shipping, lack of CS and inconsistant message from seller.


Yeah, but don’t forget that in first 24 hours, almost 1000 Ti were sold. Man, I don’t know how much people are in their group, but dunno they have enough to process all those orders in even one week Shocked

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I’ll cut them some slack for two reasons. First, it was a great deal and I’m willing to wait for a good deal. Second, they sold out of the initial allotment in hours, and then chose to expand it substantially. I got my order in during that second wave, so if they had just held it to something manageable, I would have been too late. They chose to expand it to something unmanageable to include more people.

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Luckily I have a couple of other lights I can use until this one comes in ...

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marcl wrote:
I think this is probably one of the worst marketing mistakes ever for a torch company. Think about it!

If I was planing a deal like this I would have come on here and CPF and made the offer to enthusiasts, rather than going on slickdeals and facebook. What has happened is a load of people, most of which are possibly not even interested in torches or LEDS, have ended up picking up multiples of these lights, a lot of them will probably end up on ebay, or in a draw at home, unused. But more importantly they probably won’t encourage repeat purchasing.

If they had offered them to us, we more than likely would have bought more Thrunite lights thus giving them reviews and ‘airtime’ on here. Instead they have got a lot us us talking about them in the wrong way. They couldn’t even reply to the email sent from a member here, asking to extend the deal for us guys. Which makes me think about the after sales if you had a problem.

Not good really. Shocked


You’ve completely missed the point here, this is about product awareness, why promote your brand to people who are already aware you exist, if the company was smart about marketing enthusiast would be the last people to include.

The whole idea is to promote your brand to a new market to expand brand awarness, there is little value in speding money on an existing market.

 

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Yeah, the way they did it really doesn’t make a lot of sense. I’m not complaining. I got one of the $5 ones to add to the $16 one that I already have.

They should have done this when they first introduced the TI to help promote a new light as well as their company in general. This isn’t going to expand their customer base really.

If they want to reach the more general market they can’t really do that from China. It needs to be (for the U.S.) from their U.S. dealers. I didn’t even order my first TI from China.

However, it is worthwhile to provide deals to enthusiasts but it would help them more to do it in such a way that it helps introduce new product to enthusiasts.

I give them credit for actually providing a great light at a very discounted price with no unnecessary gimmicks involved (think DD $8 light).

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Glad to hear they responded to your emails Taz

 iappologize for suggesting that you ought to just .."get over it " or that you should let them hold your mail or have someone else pick up your mail .

 I'm sure it made no sense to some people that they might forget to hold your mail /or send the light back ...But considering your circumstances  and the general condition of Greece ...Not trusting the post office makes much more sense .i understand your frustrations and also cannot even begin to imagine some of what's going on in your country ..Again I appologize for assuming things are the same worldwide when it's obvious it isn't .

   I assume you found Thrunite an intelligent well run company that cares and understands your concerns and is willing to do whatever it can to facilitate you recieving your light .

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NeoGeo wrote:
Trying to buy at the new price but getting this error when adding to cart:

Page Not Found
Custom 404 Error Page with Site Map Sample Text …

Anyone else?

Got it working. I wonder do orders at $10.99 get sent first? J)

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marcl wrote:
I think this is probably one of the worst marketing mistakes ever for a torch company. Think about it!

If I was planing a deal like this I would have come on here and CPF and made the offer to enthusiasts, rather than going on slickdeals and facebook. What has happened is a load of people, most of which are possibly not even interested in torches or LEDS, have ended up picking up multiples of these lights, a lot of them will probably end up on ebay, or in a draw at home, unused. But more importantly they probably won’t encourage repeat purchasing.

If they had offered them to us, we more than likely would have bought more Thrunite lights thus giving them reviews and ‘airtime’ on here. Instead they have got a lot us us talking about them in the wrong way. They couldn’t even reply to the email sent from a member here, asking to extend the deal for us guys. Which makes me think about the after sales if you had a problem.

Not good really. Shocked


You’ve completely missed the point here, this is about product awareness, why promote your brand to people who are already aware you exist, if the company was smart about marketing enthusiast would be the last people to include.

The whole idea is to promote your brand to a new market to expand brand awarness, there is little value in speding money on an existing market.

What? :~ You obviously don’t understand marketing! I drive an Audi and would not buy anything else, but that does not stop Mercedes and BMW trying to sell me a car! If they offered me a very good deal, I may look at them. But if they offered me a deal and then withdrew it prematurely, I would not think they were very professional and would avoid them.

Why on earth would a flashlight company try and avoid a flashlight community? It’s target audience. You must be the only person here with only one brand of torch the I presume?

I have not missed the point at all. Thrunite have got a lot of brand awareness recently here and on facebook after this promotion. The problem is it is not a positive.

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Glad to hear they responded to your emails Taz


 iappologize for suggesting that you ought to just ..“get over it “ or that you should let them hold your mail or have someone else pick up your mail .


 I’m sure it made no sense to some people that they might forget to hold your mail /or send the light back …But considering your circumstances  and the general condition of Greece …Not trusting the post office makes much more sense .i understand your frustrations and also cannot even begin to imagine some of what’s going on in your country ..Again I appologize for assuming things are the same worldwide when it’s obvious it isn’t .


   I assume you found Thrunite an intelligent well run company that cares and understands your concerns and is willing to do whatever it can to facilitate you recieving your light .


It’s ok, I suppose they were overwhelmed by the number of orders they got for the $5 offer, and they got more than they could handle… Silly
Although usually the postal system here works very well, it definitely lags behind the organization and service of other western countries, in many areas. As for Greece, well countries and governments nowadays are run not by politicians, or by the will of the people, but by multinational companies, banks, and funds… someone always makes money by causing suffering at someone else…
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I’m going to order two. Can I ask for one firefly and one non-firefly?

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I’m going to order two. Can I ask for one firefly and one non-firefly?

Yes, you may ask Smile

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But I doubt it will have any effect..^^

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