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Some thoughts for early adopters.

I signed up in the early second hundred requests. I also bought early versions of the flashlight that begat this lantern.

Early is not necessarily a good thing.

For those early supporters, it would be very nice if you did not constrain early adopters to the first version. I have read things here that are a bit confusing. Offering the “first batch” to the people waiting for 3+ years, while new requests get the second batch with some fixes. It has been presented as minor differences between batches. I can understand that. But why will I be required to buy the not-quite-ready version.

One solution is to enter a new request, delete or ignore the existing request, and wait for the arrival of the end of batch 2.

I realize it is way late to rearrange things. But it might be reasonable to offer original (early) backers a position other than a semi-final device. An option for the early adopters to be placed in the beginning of the batch 2 would seem to be a reasonable solution. Many may not care if they get V1. Some (me) would prefer v2.

As I understand the current approach, it punishes the early adopters. Deleting an early position and going to the end of the batch 2 does not seem reasonable.

Well… Hindsight is perfect. There was no way to know that there would be more than 1 version (and the differences other than color are minor) or how Sofirn wanted to structure the group buy.

Not only that, but hasn’t it been said already that the code will be good for up to 30 days? Surely, the first batch lights will all have sold by then, and the second batch lights will be shipping. The “first batch” codes shouldn’t be strictly tied to “first batch” lights in any meaningful way. So, if an “early supporter” wanted to, they should be able to just wait a little while before ordering. Am I right, or am I making some wrong assumptions?

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DavidEF wrote:
SIGShooter wrote:
alternety wrote:
Some thoughts for early adopters.

I signed up in the early second hundred requests. I also bought early versions of the flashlight that begat this lantern.

Early is not necessarily a good thing.

For those early supporters, it would be very nice if you did not constrain early adopters to the first version. I have read things here that are a bit confusing. Offering the “first batch” to the people waiting for 3+ years, while new requests get the second batch with some fixes. It has been presented as minor differences between batches. I can understand that. But why will I be required to buy the not-quite-ready version.

One solution is to enter a new request, delete or ignore the existing request, and wait for the arrival of the end of batch 2.

I realize it is way late to rearrange things. But it might be reasonable to offer original (early) backers a position other than a semi-final device. An option for the early adopters to be placed in the beginning of the batch 2 would seem to be a reasonable solution. Many may not care if they get V1. Some (me) would prefer v2.

As I understand the current approach, it punishes the early adopters. Deleting an early position and going to the end of the batch 2 does not seem reasonable.

Well… Hindsight is perfect. There was no way to know that there would be more than 1 version (and the differences other than color are minor) or how Sofirn wanted to structure the group buy.

Not only that, but hasn’t it been said already that the code will be good for up to 30 days? Surely, the first batch lights will all have sold by then, and the second batch lights will be shipping. The “first batch” codes shouldn’t be strictly tied to “first batch” lights in any meaningful way. So, if an “early supporter” wanted to, they should be able to just wait a little while before ordering. Am I right, or am I making some wrong assumptions?

I personally believe you are correct.

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Does anyone know if the 3000mAh Sofirn batteries offered during the GB are “protected”?

Just discovered this wonderful addiction.

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Hello, can you please add another 2 more units for met please? Should be a total of 4 now.
Many thanks and rock on!

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Can I join the order?

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Does anyone know if the 3000mAh Sofirn batteries offered during the GB are “protected”?

I am unsure exactly actually, they didn’t say if they were or not that i recall, but i believe they are non-protected. (there is no mention in their Ebay listing with the batteries on that.

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can someone in the know clarify if one can order a light with cells from Amazon, or only E-Bay or the other place? Thanks.

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DavidEF wrote:
SIGShooter wrote:
alternety wrote:
Some thoughts for early adopters.

I signed up in the early second hundred requests. I also bought early versions of the flashlight that begat this lantern.

Early is not necessarily a good thing.

For those early supporters, it would be very nice if you did not constrain early adopters to the first version. I have read things here that are a bit confusing. Offering the “first batch” to the people waiting for 3+ years, while new requests get the second batch with some fixes. It has been presented as minor differences between batches. I can understand that. But why will I be required to buy the not-quite-ready version.

One solution is to enter a new request, delete or ignore the existing request, and wait for the arrival of the end of batch 2.

I realize it is way late to rearrange things. But it might be reasonable to offer original (early) backers a position other than a semi-final device. An option for the early adopters to be placed in the beginning of the batch 2 would seem to be a reasonable solution. Many may not care if they get V1. Some (me) would prefer v2.

As I understand the current approach, it punishes the early adopters. Deleting an early position and going to the end of the batch 2 does not seem reasonable.

Well… Hindsight is perfect. There was no way to know that there would be more than 1 version (and the differences other than color are minor) or how Sofirn wanted to structure the group buy.

Not only that, but hasn’t it been said already that the code will be good for up to 30 days? Surely, the first batch lights will all have sold by then, and the second batch lights will be shipping. The “first batch” codes shouldn’t be strictly tied to “first batch” lights in any meaningful way. So, if an “early supporter” wanted to, they should be able to just wait a little while before ordering. Am I right, or am I making some wrong assumptions?
Barry made the code good for 30 days so if someone wants to wait and batch 2 is within that period then yes the code can be used for batch 2 LTs. The 30 days was chosen for just that reason.

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can someone in the know clarify if one can order a light with cells from Amazon, or only E-Bay or the other place? Thanks.
Currently just ebay and aliexpress. The PM from Sofirn should contain the url’s for those 2 sites.
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I apologize, I recently on this forum. Please explain how I can participate in the purchase of this flashlight?

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SIGShooter wrote:
saypat wrote:
can someone in the know clarify if one can order a light with cells from Amazon, or only E-Bay or the other place? Thanks.
Currently just ebay and aliexpress. The PM from Sofirn should contain the url’s for those 2 sites.

This post from Sofirn outlines how to purchase one of the first 500 immediately, at least that’s how I interpret it. Seems like its open season for the first 500 LT1s via ebay or ali. I made an offer on one at 5am PDT and have not yet heard back if it was accepted or not. I suspect later this evening.

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sbslider wrote:
SIGShooter wrote:
saypat wrote:
can someone in the know clarify if one can order a light with cells from Amazon, or only E-Bay or the other place? Thanks.
Currently just ebay and aliexpress. The PM from Sofirn should contain the url’s for those 2 sites.
This post from Sofirn outlines how to purchase one of the first 500 immediately, at least that’s how I interpret it. Seems like its open season for the first 500 LT1s via ebay or ali. I made an offer on one at 5am PDT and have not yet heard back if it was accepted or not. I suspect later this evening.

Oh I thought it was open for all when I saw Sofirn’s message. I made an offer anyways on eBay opps.

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atobe wrote:
sbslider wrote:
SIGShooter wrote:
saypat wrote:
can someone in the know clarify if one can order a light with cells from Amazon, or only E-Bay or the other place? Thanks.
Currently just ebay and aliexpress. The PM from Sofirn should contain the url’s for those 2 sites.
This post from Sofirn outlines how to purchase one of the first 500 immediately, at least that’s how I interpret it. Seems like its open season for the first 500 LT1s via ebay or ali. I made an offer on one at 5am PDT and have not yet heard back if it was accepted or not. I suspect later this evening.

Oh I thought it was open for all when I saw Sofirn’s message. I made an offer anyways on eBay opps.

I thought we had to wait for a personal code ???

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barbuto wrote:
I apologize, I recently on this forum. Please explain how I can participate in the purchase of this flashlight?

If there is a way to get it shipped to you then all you need to do is let the folks here know how many you want and you’ll be added to the list. The list doesn’t mean you are committed to buy. That comes later when money changes hands.

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BrianK wrote:
barbuto wrote:
I apologize, I recently on this forum. Please explain how I can participate in the purchase of this flashlight?

If there is a way to get it shipped to you then all you need to do is let the folks here know how many you want and you’ll be added to the list. The list doesn’t mean you are committed to buy. That comes later when money changes hands.

Thank you very much. Yes, I can get a flashlight with Aliexpress.
If it is enough to indicate my interest in this topic, then yes, I confirm my participation. I am interested in 1 piece.

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RollerBoySE wrote:

I thought we had to wait for a personal code ???


best I can tell there are no personal codes required for ali or ebay. see Sofirn’s post for the details.

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So are these ready for purchase or not?

When/how will we be notified when ready to purchase?

I’m in for 3 as stated awhile back
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One more with batteries for me please

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If at all possible put me down for another discount code (damn friends…). That will be a total of 4 for me. Thanks.

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djans1397 wrote:
So are these ready for purchase or not?

When/how will we be notified when ready to purchase?

I’m in for 3 as stated awhile back
Read this

Especially the 10/10 update. If you want to order from Amazon you will have to wait for a PM from Sofirn which is a manual process (so expect some time before you get one).

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sbslider wrote:
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I thought we had to wait for a personal code ???


best I can tell there are no personal codes required for ali or ebay. see Sofirn’s post for the details.

OK, I made an offer on Ebay (as per instructions in post #7717) for my first (#53 on the interest list). Let’s see what happens…

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Interested!

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Another possible approach to giving a batch selection to early adopters. Give them codes that will work on batch 1 or 2. With the ability to choose batches. Then put the unused codes from the first 500 at the beginning of the second batch.

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FWIW, let Sofirn do it their way. They are the ones who have to handle, package, etc. They have supplied options for vendors. Be happy it is in production.

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I plan on ordering from Amazon. So I just sit back and wait for the code to be sent?

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I made my purchase via eBay. Made an offer for the BLF GB price and included my BLF username. I wonder how we will get the rest of the lights we put in for as it is currently limited to one per person.

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Please add me to the list for 1 more (3 total)!

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RiGiD wrote:
I made my purchase via eBay. Made an offer for the BLF GB price and included my BLF username. I wonder how we will get the rest of the lights we put in for as it is currently limited to one per person.

That’s good to hear it worked for someone so far. I also made an offer for the BLF GB price and included my BLF username, no response yet. The listing still shows 10 available, as it did when I made the offer. an interesting note, if you want the version with batteries, search for the BLT LT1. Hold the mayo on mine please . . . Big Smile That one also still shows 10 available.

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sbslider wrote:
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I made my purchase via eBay. Made an offer for the BLF GB price and included my BLF username. I wonder how we will get the rest of the lights we put in for as it is currently limited to one per person.
That’s good to hear it worked for someone so far. I also made an offer for the BLF GB price and included my BLF username, no response yet. The listing still shows 10 available, as it did when I made the offer. an interesting note, if you want the version with batteries, search for the BLT LT1. Hold the mayo on mine please . . . Big Smile That one also still shows 10 available.

Same for me, I’m guessing its night hours now at Sofirn, and likely we will get some updates when its morning there, (or late night here in the western hemisphere)

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sbslider wrote:
RiGiD wrote:
I made my purchase via eBay. Made an offer for the BLF GB price and included my BLF username. I wonder how we will get the rest of the lights we put in for as it is currently limited to one per person.
That’s good to hear it worked for someone so far. I also made an offer for the BLF GB price and included my BLF username, no response yet. The listing still shows 10 available, as it did when I made the offer. an interesting note, if you want the version with batteries, search for the BLT LT1. Hold the mayo on mine please . . . Big Smile That one also still shows 10 available.

ROFL… the first link says “BLF LT1 Lantern, sofirn USB Rechargeable LED Lantern 4 18640 Batteries Excluded” and the second, as you said, says “BLT LT1 Lantern, Sofirn USB Rechargeable Lamp with 4pcs 18650 Batteries 3000mAh”

DIY LT1 battery wrap image. "PDF on Google Drive":https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IHIEOi1NXu868IYNCzIM7D2Ulpxchmww

Fresh Sanyo NCR18650GAs already wrapped "for sale HERE":http://budgetlightforum.com/node/69120 if you like.

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