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Hi Jim,

I found sobuying through trial and error with google for you. Their order process seems a bit strange. Id guess that they probably didnt spend the money and time to put together a descent e-store site. As long as you used paypal, you should be protected. If it doesnt arrive within 45 days of ordering, you must file a pp dispute to retrieve your money (I usually dont go over 41 or 42). I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you get yours, but its looking pretty good right now.

Hi,

Wow, you searched for me? I really appreciate that! As I said I tried for awhile, but didn’t get any real hits.

BTW, I did get an order accepted email and it’s showing and awaiting shipping now, so they seem to be moving along. I was a bit worried because of the disconnect between the order, and the completely separate payment via Paypal. I’m guessing they probably manually match up their incoming Paypal payments vs. orders, which is probably why it took so long to go from “Awaiting payment” to “Awaiting shipping”. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, and hopefully they’ll come through, and will post back here, if I can remember.

The thing that I’m mainly concerned about is that their inventory may also be manual, and they might not actually have them in stock :(…

That would definitely be a disappointment at this point, so I’ll post back here if I get an actual ship notice also, in case anyone else is interested.

I’m starting to feel like the proverbial “canary in the mine” now though :)…

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Im glad to help out. As with the other links I posted earlier, all the other sites I found didnt have the light available after clicking their “buy now” icons. sobuying was the only one that seemed to actually work throughout the purchase process. I suspect you’ll probably get your light. But if not, you know what to do. Now I need to see if I can retrieve mine from my GF… and hope its still in good shape.

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Hi,

This order from sobuying.com is not looking too good. My order is still showing “Awaiting shipment” on their website, and I’ve sent/posted inquiries to their website several times, but have not heard anything back the last couple of days :(… I have a feeling, just a hunch, that they don’t actually have stock of the light :(…

Has anyone on BLF ever purchased anything from sobuying.com?

Thanks,
Jim

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An update: sobuying.com finally responded to me, and they said that they are shipping today, and will provide a tracking # “in a week”.

Shipping is “by post” and will take “18 to 38 days”…

We shall see, but they’re definitely not in the same league as FastTech (“SlowTech”?)…

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How about this one? Focalprice is ok dealer, I ordered many times from them.

http://www.chiangtech.com/LFC89X/TrustFire_TRR2_CREE_Q5_5_Mode_240LM_Whi...

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Hrvoje wrote:
How about this one? Focalprice is ok dealer, I ordered many times from them.

http://www.chiangtech.com/LFC89X/TrustFire_TRR2_CREE_Q5_5_Mode_240LM_Whi...

That’s a T*R*-R2, rather than a T*F*-R2. Does the TR-R2 also work with P60 drop-ins, like the TF-R2 is suppose to?

Jim

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That’s the same flashlight, the title is wrong.

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Hrvoje wrote:
That’s the same flashlight, the title is wrong.

Hi,

Ok, thanks. I’ll keep it in mind, as I already placed an order at sobuying.com, and want to see if that comes through. Thanks, and also thanks for starting this thread (awhile ago) :)!

Jim

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Glad I found this thread. Might need to give this one a try.

Is there an XM-L version??

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I retrieved my TF-R2 from my GF in exchange for a custom C8 build. Thankfully its still in mint condition. :bigsmile:

ohaya, please let us know if sobuying comes through for you.

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I retrieved my TF-R2 from my GF in exchange for a custom C8 build. Thankfully its still in mint condition. :bigsmile:

ohaya, please let us know if sobuying comes through for you.

I posted a thread earlier tonight (sorry I forgot where this thread was) asking for feedback on sobuying.com and on another seller (not of the TF-R2), and not much. The reason I posted is that while I’ve gotten a tracking # from sobuying.com, it still doesn’t work, and this is almost 2 week after placing my order (plus it felt like pulling teeth just to get A number (which doesn’t work)).

Also, as I mentioned on the other thread, the way they do the payment is strange…. you have to use Paypal “send money” to send to a person. I’m unsure if I’ll be able to do a dispute, but have asked Paypal, just in case.

I’ve also emailed, posted via their chat, posted via their website, with no response the last couple of days. It could be there’s a holiday, but not sure.

So, I’m still “crossing my fingers”, but not real confident. I’m also worried that they’ll eventually send me something, but that it might not be a “real” TF-R2.

That’s about where I am now with this. I’ll definitely post back here if it arrives, and if really is a TF-R2, but please don’t hold your breath… wouldn’t want to be responsible for someone suffocating :)..

Also, if anyone DOES find a source for the TF-R2 (or if anyone is interested in selling one), please let me know.

Thanks,
Jim

Edit: BTW, I happened to open a product suggestion at FastTech earlier tonight, to suggest/ask/beg them to source the TF-R2. The ticket # is Q0430SQFVS. I don’t know if you can access that, but if a bunch of people chime in, either with their own ticket or on that ticket, maybe FastTech might take a look at it.

Edit: Earlier I had made another post on their website, and I just got a response from them. They said that definitely the light was shipped, but that they couldn’t access the tracking # either, so they said that they’d check with China Post after their holiday, 5/1. Well, this is not BAD news at least. I’ll post back if I get updated, but please consider the FastTech suggestion.

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Bought it 5 min. ago. I paid $32.81 for it. That price is with registered post which cost $3.33 extra.
Actual cost with free ship is $29.48.
I never heard of this company before but transaction seemed to go smoothly using paypal.
We’ll see.
Good luck.

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wilbur wrote:
Bought it 5 min. ago. I paid $32.81 for it. That price is with registered post which cost $3.33 extra. Actual cost with free ship is $29.48. I never heard of this company before but transaction seemed to go smoothly using paypal. We’ll see. Good luck.

Did you buy it from sobuying.com? If so, can you post back if you get one? I’m planning to do the same. My tracking # is still not working, but they responded earlier this week that they’re going to check why not. They also said it “definitely” shipped..

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I bought mine from hey-deals.com.
Immediately got an email from hey-deals.com confirming my order.
I think I should have used focalprice, at least they have a little bit of a rep around various forums.
I’ll post back when I get my light.

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wilbur wrote:
I bought mine from hey-deals.com. Immediately got an email from hey-deals.com confirming my order. I think I should have used focalprice, at least they have a little bit of a rep around various forums. I’ll post back when I get my light.

Darn. That was a lot better deal than the one from sobuying.com, plus no Paypal weirdness :(.

BTW, I kind of hate bugging you all, but if you have a chance, can you try putting a product suggestion at FastTech, and maybe cite my suggestion ticket # (Q0430SQFVS)? I’ve asked them to leave the ticket open and let me know if they can get these.

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i put in a product request with FT!

i’m getting into a vicious cycle with them…. i slowly add to my cart… build up… build up… build up…. order… as soon as the order goes through… repeat… ack!!

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tolight wrote:
i put in a product request with FT!

i’m getting into a vicious cycle with them…. i slowly add to my cart… build up… build up… build up…. order… as soon as the order goes through… repeat… ack!!

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tolight,

Thanks. Let’s hope that enough people put in requests, and if these lights are actually still available, FastTech will come through. If anyone can, I think that it’s them, but we just have to somehow let them know that this is a product that would be desireable.

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I’m curious to see what you guys get. If they are in stock, and the current versions are as good as the old ones, I might pick one up.

I like copper

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Haterade wrote:
I’m curious to see what you guys get. If they are in stock, and the current versions are as good as the old ones, I might pick one up.

Hi,

Yes. My worst fear going into this is that I’ll get something, but that it’s not a TF-R2, but some other light. I guess I/we won’t know until we actually get it, so the waiting is a real pain. When tolight posted that he got his from hey-deals.com, I checked it out, and was “that close” to pulling the trigger for one with the DHL shipping, which was like $20+, just to get this over with (but sanity took hold, and I didn’t :)…).

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Hi,

I was waiting to hear back from sobuying.com, and they finally responded today.

They said that the light got returned to them by China Post :(.

The reason that it was returned was that they had thrown an extra battery into the shipment because of a mixup earlier!!

Do you believe that?

Anyway, they asked if they should reship via HK Post, and I told them to please do so, but also asked if there was any possiblity that they could use some faster form of shipping.

We’ll see what they say…

Later,
Jim

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tolight wrote:
i put in a product request with FT!

i’m getting into a vicious cycle with them…. i slowly add to my cart… build up… build up… build up…. order… as soon as the order goes through… repeat… ack!!

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Hi,

I think that FastTech may actually be listening to the request(s) and looking into this. They posted a message on the ticket I opened, and while they didn’t say whether or not they could get these, they said they’d let me know “*when *we get the flashlight here”.

Then again, it just might be wishful thinking on my part :(…

Jim

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I bought mine from hey-deals.com. Immediately got an email from hey-deals.com confirming my order. I think I should have used focalprice, at least they have a little bit of a rep around various forums. I’ll post back when I get my light.

Why’d you say you should have used focalprice? Do they have it in stock?

Edit: It looks like they have the “T*R*-R2”:

http://www.focalprice.com/LFC89X/TrustFire_TRR2_CREE_Q5_5_Mode_240LM_Whi...

someone (was it wilbur) said that this was a typo and it should be “T*F*-R2”… I don’t know.

Jim

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Ohaya – As of 2 days ago focalprice showed that it was in stock. It’s listed as TR-R2 but it looks like the same light as the TF-R2.
I think that was just a typo.
The reason I said I should have gotten it from focalprice is because I have heard & read forum posts about people buying from them and being pretty happy with those purchases.
I ordered from Hey-Deals whom I have never heard of. I just found them by doing a google search for the TF-R2.
I would have felt safer dealing with focalprice.
Hope you are able to get your light at a good price.

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Ohaya – As of 2 days ago focalprice showed that it was in stock. It’s listed as TR-R2 but it looks like the same light as the TF-R2. I think that was just a typo. The reason I said I should have gotten it from focalprice is because I have heard & read forum posts about people buying from them and being pretty happy with those purchases. I ordered from Hey-Deals whom I have never heard of. I just found them by doing a google search for the TF-R2. I would have felt safer dealing with focalprice. Hope you are able to get your light at a good price.

Hi,

It looks like FastTech may be carrying them by the time either of us get them from anywhere else :)…

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Went to Hey-deals site and it shows my light shipped today. Good news but I don’t know how long it will take to get here.
Doesn’t say where it shipped from.
If Fasttech gets these I’ll be kicking myself for not waiting to buy from them.
Just received an order from them last week.
Ship time was 9 days to my door.
Longest time was from San Francisco to Az.
Go figure.

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wilbur wrote:
Went to Hey-deals site and it shows my light shipped today. Good news but I don’t know how long it will take to get here. Doesn’t say where it shipped from. If Fasttech gets these I’ll be kicking myself for not waiting to buy from them. Just received an order from them last week. Ship time was 9 days to my door. Longest time was from San Francisco to Az. Go figure.

I didn’t want to wait for FastTech, so I also ordered a 2nd one from hey-deals.com, like you did, but mine hasn’t shipped. The one from sobuying.com apparently got returned to them, so who knows when I’ll get that one. When I opened the suggestion ticket at FastTech, I also suggested that they offer the TF-R2 as a host. I think that would be really neat option, as I guess that there are a lot of more choices for emitters and drivers now than there were 2 years ago.

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yup.. ordered… brutal… couldn’t even try to say no… was already reading the pp confirmation before my senses actually kicked in… (sigh)…

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Ordered. I am so weak. lol

Not sure what pill I am going to go with yet. Maybe XPG2? Anyone know of a good one off hand?

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Ordered. I am so weak. lol

Not sure what pill I am going to go with yet. Maybe XPG2? Anyone know of a good one off hand?

Actually, that’s a good question :(… I’ve been so focused on how to get any P60 into it, I hadn’t thought about what would work well :(…

Nice catch :(!

Some of you have been around BLF for awhile, was there any “history” with people trying different drop-ins with this light?

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