[PART 1] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Group buy officially closed! Lights shipping.

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WaylonJennings wrote:
Does anyone know the highest number to have been sent a PM about being able to order their GT?

From post #1.
The next group (3rd batch) to purchase lights (#1050 and up on the list or who signed up after 10/23/17) will get their PM/ emails after Chinese New Year which means late February.

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Thanks,
I haven’t been on here for a few weeks, before CNY.
I did fill out the google form, got a number back which I have tracked using 17track-it’s saying it was ‘delivered to a neighbour’ on 22nd jan, in a completely different part of the country….

Texas_Ace wrote:
Tuigali wrote:
Haven’t had a shipping notification for some time, I had three returned to sender due to customs issues, not heard anything since….?

No one has heard anything as they are on vacation for CNY. We hope to get back on track by the end of the month.

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Tuigali wrote:
Thanks, I haven’t been on here for a few weeks, before CNY. I did fill out the google form, got a number back which I have tracked using 17track-it’s saying it was ‘delivered to a neighbour’ on 22nd jan, in a completely different part of the country….

On this one I’d suggest contacting the delivery company.

No need to wait until after CNY when all Neil really can do is contact the shipping company at his end who will contact the last-mile shipper in your country.

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there is a good chance neal did paste a wrong # in my list... Sad

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In my case I surely hope so Big Smile

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Why do people which are selling their GT trying to make money on it?
Saw a guy on FB from Buffalo NY trying to sell it for 300 Facepalm

Even with spelling mistakes Crying
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Yokiamy wrote:
Why do people which are selling their GT trying to make money on it?
Saw a guy on FB from Buffalo NY trying to sell it for 300 Facepalm

Even with spelling mistakes Crying
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He bought it from Shirley for $ 315 with a battery.
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That must be the reason, as TA wrote earlier on, Shirley caused more problems then BLF members Cool

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Yokiamy wrote:
Why do people which are selling their GT trying to make money on it?
Saw a guy on FB from Buffalo NY trying to sell it for 300 Facepalm

Even with spelling mistakes Crying
BFL GT


offer and demand… Smile
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Good news (for me at least) my registered one has landed in the UK and is at nearby RDC, I have a feeling it will be here on Monday…….for it to be there it must have been through customs already. I’ll update tomorrow.

Same here Smile
I got an email from M4D M4X confirming that my package was sent registered mail & a single tracking number.
I checked the tracking number on packageradar & it said that my package had left Hong Kong on the 12th.
I prepared myself for a 4-6 week wait.
However after reading your post I have just checked again & it now says that it reached the destination waypoint (RDC) & my post (zip) code on the 17th.
Seems it must have been sent DHL (TNT) as registered mail from Hong Kong takes at least a month to reach the UK.
I now expect to get my GT on Monday or Tuesday Smile

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bella-headlight wrote:
G0OSE wrote:
Good news (for me at least) my registered one has landed in the UK and is at nearby RDC, I have a feeling it will be here on Monday…….for it to be there it must have been through customs already. I’ll update tomorrow.

Same here Smile
I got an email from M4D M4X confirming that my package was sent registered mail & a single tracking number.
I checked the tracking number on packageradar & it said that my package had left Hong Kong on the 12th.
I prepared myself for a 4-6 week wait.
However after reading your post I have just checked again & it now says that it reached the destination waypoint (RDC) & my post (zip) code on the 17th.
Seems it must have been sent DHL (TNT) as registered mail from Hong Kong takes at least a month to reach the UK.
I now expect to get my GT on Monday or Tuesday Smile

Same for me! Although I just left the country for a month for work Facepalm

Edit: on 17track it says the carrier is 4PX, I googled it and got a generic looking package shipping website in Chinese.

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gravelmonkey wrote:
bella-headlight wrote:
G0OSE wrote:
Good news (for me at least) my registered one has landed in the UK and is at nearby RDC, I have a feeling it will be here on Monday…….for it to be there it must have been through customs already. I’ll update tomorrow.

Same here Smile
I got an email from M4D M4X confirming that my package was sent registered mail & a single tracking number.
I checked the tracking number on packageradar & it said that my package had left Hong Kong on the 12th.
I prepared myself for a 4-6 week wait.
However after reading your post I have just checked again & it now says that it reached the destination waypoint (RDC) & my post (zip) code on the 17th.
Seems it must have been sent DHL (TNT) as registered mail from Hong Kong takes at least a month to reach the UK.
I now expect to get my GT on Monday or Tuesday Smile

Same for me! Although I just left the country for a month for work Facepalm

Edit: on 17track it says the carrier is 4PX, I googled it and got a generic looking package shipping website in Chinese.

After seeing this I rechecked mine and its at the Swindon distribution centre. Big Smile So should be here Tuesday as its a 48h service. A little frustrating as its only 35 miles away and takes about 50 minutes to drive. Good things come to those who wait.

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UK delivery looking good, same as you guys, hope to see it Monday or early next week. Not to bothered about paying customs ransom now. More conserned about getting it past the wife! Bit big to hide really.

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As I could see from earlier images, all packages with single box are 4PX express and marked for UK and DE. They have contracts with large shipping companies as DHL,TNT etc.
That’s how they arrived so fast Thumbs Up

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drood wrote:
Yokiamy wrote:
Why do people which are selling their GT trying to make money on it?
Saw a guy on FB from Buffalo NY trying to sell it for 300 Facepalm

Even with spelling mistakes Crying
BFL GT

He bought it from Shirley for $ 315 with a battery.

He actually bought it from another member at 283$ but got an email from Shirley who is selling it at 265$ w/o batteries and at 315$ with batteries and needs to wait till March for delivery.

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Team-Giggles wrote:

Here is the official final list for the GT Group buy.


Use Ctrl + F in your web browser to search for your user name on the list.


It will show your name int he first row.


The second row will show how many you have signed up for and what numbers each of them were


The 3-5th rows show how many GT’s you are / were approved to purchase from each set of PM’s.


The 3rd set of payment PM’s has not been sent out yet. Do not purchase any from that batch until you get a separate PM for it around mid-late January 2018


Also, do not use an old payment PM to purchase additional GT’s above what you were approved for.

Giancarlo  [1192 1555]  0  0  2 :

Sorry for my poor English but I don’t understand what you say about the rows. I just wish to know if my request was accepted and when the flashlight will be sent. I did not received any request of money, so what does it mean? That my request was refused? Thanks for your reply.

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Giancarlo wrote:
Team-Giggles wrote:

Here is the official final list for the GT Group buy.


Use Ctrl + F in your web browser to search for your user name on the list.


It will show your name int he first row.


The second row will show how many you have signed up for and what numbers each of them were


The 3-5th rows show how many GT’s you are / were approved to purchase from each set of PM’s.


The 3rd set of payment PM’s has not been sent out yet. Do not purchase any from that batch until you get a separate PM for it around mid-late January 2018


Also, do not use an old payment PM to purchase additional GT’s above what you were approved for.

Giancarlo  [1192 1555]  0  0  2 :

Sorry for my poor English but I don’t understand what you say about the rows. I just wish to know if my request was accepted and when the flashlight will be sent. I did not received any request of money, so what does it mean? That my request was refused? Thanks for your reply.

Basically, if you use CTRL + F and your name comes up, then you are on the list.

In your case it means that you have not gotten any payment PM’s yet but will get them in the next batch.

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JasonWW wrote:
From post #1. The next group (3rd batch) to purchase lights (#1050 and up on the list or who signed up after 10/23/17) will get their PM/ emails after Chinese New Year which means late February.

Cool. Thumbs Up Big Smile Big Smile Thumbs Up As long as it’s coming sometime I’m happy. Thanks for all the work the team has put in.

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Giancarlo wrote:
Sorry for my poor English but I don't understand what you say about the rows. I just wish to know if my request was accepted and when the flashlight will be sent. I did not received any request of money, so what does it mean? That my request was refused? Thanks for your reply.

Looking at the list in post #5 I see:

 

Names Request
Numbers
2017-12-01   
PMs
2017-12-09   
PMs
Third
Round
PMs
 ...        
GHOSTSS  [1076 1077] 
Giancarlo  [1192 1555]    
gigbyt  [403] 
 ...        

 

You are listed for 2 lights, in position #1192 and #1555.

 

Third round of PMs will be sent out sometime after Chinese New Year. The PM will have instructions for paying.

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Anyone see the cft-90 numbers in the blf gt? Vinh is getting about 1.6m cd and 5000 lumens driving it to about 20 amps or so. Since I measured 200k lux more on his tn42vn oslon flat black led via his numbers this one might measure more like 1.7 or 1.8m cd on my meter as vinhs numbers are usually low. While the price is not at all budget friendly its performance is not yet seen in led flashlights and to have a led flashlight with this much performance is like a dream come true. If you told me 10 years ago I’d own an led flashlight that hit 5000 lumens and did over 1.6m cd I’d of lmao at you. Thats why this hobby never gets old always new mile stones being hit performance and host wise. Please dont take this as gloating I’m simplely sharing this info incane anyone was interested in the numbers and this led.

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Still no PM, and still no gt…..

..start getting frustrated….to say the least..

The hype is over and people are passing it on….and here I am..without my gt.
Booooooring…..

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alex1234 wrote:
Anyone see the cft-90 numbers in the blf gt? Vinh is getting about 1.6m cd and 5000 lumens driving it to about 20 amps or so. Since I measured 200k lux more on his tn42vn oslon flat black led via his numbers this one might measure more like 1.7 or 1.8m cd on my meter as vinhs numbers are usually low. While the price is not at all budget friendly its performance is not yet seen in led flashlights and to have a led flashlight with this much performance is like a dream come true. If you told me 10 years ago I’d own an led flashlight that hit 5000 lumens and did over 1.6m cd I’d of lmao at you. Thats why this hobby never gets old always new mile stones being hit performance and host wise. Please dont take this as gloating I’m simplely sharing this info incane anyone was interested in the numbers and this led.

Interesting, I knew that LED would do better, nice to see it backed up in the real world.

Got a link to it?

I have never actually talked to Vinh come to think of it, I should get in contact with him at some point.

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BVH wrote:
Link to Vinh’s beamshots

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=5185311

Wow! That site is still slow as molasses! That is one reason I don’t go there very often! They must be running the server on dial-up! Facepalm

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My two parcels have landed in France two days ago – feb. 17th. They are at the custom’s hub in Roissy and i’m hopping to get them in a week or so… After such a long wait and anticipation, it feels almost strange. LOL

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Wow! That site is still slow as molasses! That is one reason I don’t go there very often! They must be running the server on dial-up! Facepalm

Yep! Painfully slow the vast majority of the time. Crying

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This link will take you directly to post #1 of vinh’s GT beamshots…..

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HERE is a link to the post with the beamshots

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Texas_Ace wrote:
Giancarlo wrote:
Team-Giggles wrote:

Here is the official final list for the GT Group buy.

Use Ctrl + F in your web browser to search for your user name on the list.

It will show your name int he first row.

The second row will show how many you have signed up for and what numbers each of them were

The 3-5th rows show how many GT's you are / were approved to purchase from each set of PM's.

The 3rd set of payment PM's has not been sent out yet. Do not purchase any from that batch until you get a separate PM for it around mid-late January 2018

Also, do not use an old payment PM to purchase additional GT's above what you were approved for.

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Sorry for my poor English but I don't understand what you say about the rows. I just wish to know if my request was accepted and when the flashlight will be sent. I did not received any request of money, so what does it mean? That my request was refused? Thanks for your reply.
Basically, if you use CTRL + F and your name comes up, then you are on the list. In your case it means that you have not gotten any payment PM's yet but will get them in the next batch.
Next batch?! You wrote that this is the last group!
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alex1234 wrote:
Anyone see the cft-90 numbers in the blf gt? Vinh is getting about 1.6m cd and 5000 lumens driving it to about 20 amps or so.

It’s interesting. The CFT90 has a 3mm2 die, 9mm of surface area and Vinh is pulling 20 amps at “3v”.

The xhp50.2 has about the same size die and pulls 10 amps at “6v”. It will also do around 5,000 lumen. (With the dome sliced off maybe it looses a lot of output?)

With a sliced dome 50.2 I would not expect the lux to get higher than the xhp35-HI. It should get lower. (The xhp35-HI has a 2.35mm2 die and 5.5mm of surface area)

Maybe someone can explain this better?

Also, I wonder who will be the first to try a sliced 50.2 with 5A at “12v”?

Would it even be close to the cft90?

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Giancarlo wrote:
Next batch?! You wrote that this is the last group!

A batch is different from a group. We are talking about sending out a batch of PM’s, personal messages, to people that have all the purchase instructions and codes in it.

Batch 1 = PM for “first 555” people (#1 to #770 and $111) Dec 2nd.
Batch 2 = PM for #771 to #1049 ($157) Dec 9th.
Batch 3 = PM for #1050 to #1761 ($157) probably late Feb.

Make sense?

BTW, your qoute from above is old and outdated. All the latest info is on post #1 of this thread.

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