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

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I too received my light.

so there is hope, even if the list Martin was given said your light hasn’t shipped yet. Because that was the case for me

it’s a beautiful monster!

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Today I recieved a dammaged carton box Facepalm

Hooray, it was the GT head.

Lucky for me there was nog visual dammage.

Hope for the delivering tomorrow for the body and batteries (never recieved a trackingnumber)

Shame on you who did this Tired

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luckily the GT seems to proof it’s toughness

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Pöbel wrote:
luckily the GT seems to proof it's toughness

I can confirm this very much, the GT's head is truly a BEAST! Big Smile

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It looks like the Lumintop box drop tester did some overtime just before CNY. Great company, how they take their job seriously Smile

Afterwards I am happy I chose the €50 DHL box, it’s so nice and protective, worth every penny. 

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Looks like my GT is in the Netherlands. Called with PostNL and they gave me two trackingnumbers. I got a mail(after i filled in the form) that my light was not shipped.
Seems like the list got some flaws. Lumintop sure want to keep you on the edge of your chair, while on a cliff.

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WTF!? Why it’s unbroken?

WANTED Zebralights. My flashlights

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Texas_Ace wrote:
I agree, it is not ideal and I will mention it.

I am not making a big deal out of it because there is simply nothing that can be done about the packages already shipped and nothing I can do about future shipments until they return.

What is with the droptests, we wanted to get? I only saw a video of droptest with the DHL-Package.

I am lucky because I got my gt in germany with registered shipping in the big “DHL-Package” and not with two packages.

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polarweis wrote:
Looks like my GT is in the Netherlands. Called with PostNL and they gave me two trackingnumbers. I got a mail(after i filled in the form) that my light was not shipped. Seems like the list got some flaws. Lumintop sure want to keep you on the edge of your chair, while on a cliff.

I guess it was rush hours at Lumintop  just before CNY holidays. Texas Ace told them there is no holiday if the GT’s are not shipped. So they threw them into the boxes, put some tracking info on a list and jumped into the main holidays of the Chinese continent. I must say, TA pulled the right strings at Lumintop. Now let’s hope all GT’s arrive in good order. I see no problems there, the GT is build like it has to survive a nuclear strike. 

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Today I recieved a dammaged carton box Facepalm Hooray, it was the GT head. Lucky for me there was nog visual dammage. Hope for the delivering tomorrow for the body and batteries (never recieved a trackingnumber) Shame on you who did this :TIRED:

I am a European citizen and in these shameful "parcels" I see a profound lack of respect for the UE members of the BLF. Why treat us like this? Maybe our money is not as good as US dollars? Who made that hell of packages? How can you close the head of a torch like the GT in a box without any protection around it that prevents the head from dancing in the box for the whole trip? It is an indifference that surpasses every imagination and that blatantly offends UE recipients. If they do this they know they can do it. Probably they do not perceive the presence of an authoritative representation of the BLF in defense of the European members. I can not find other explanations.

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Its the registered shipping, not the destination.

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thommy wrote:
Today I recieved a dammaged carton box Facepalm Hooray, it was the GT head. Lucky for me there was nog visual dammage. Hope for the delivering tomorrow for the body and batteries (never recieved a trackingnumber) Shame on you who did this Tired

I am a European citizen and in these shameful “parcels” I see a profound lack of respect for the UE members…

I don’t think there is any political or otherwise intention here. If you have followed recent developments regarding shipping, registered parcels did happen to be a problem that stalled things a couple weeks at least – reflector issues are at play too. In the end, Lumintop accepted to swallow the pill and ship the registered orders whatever it costs… Now, it appears some corners have been cuts…but no damage so far.

This is a BLF project where we get some sort of alien technology for the price of a couple meals at the restaurant… It is not just a group buy, but a totally original design produced and delivered for the first time by a willing Chinese manufacturer. When taking part into such a venture, you must be prepared for some bumps. So far the GT is being delivered with no notable issues. And whatever happens, Lumintop, Neal and the GT team have shown their commitment to get this project right for everybody.

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Giancarlo wrote:

thommy wrote:
Today I recieved a dammaged carton box Facepalm Hooray, it was the GT head. Lucky for me there was nog visual dammage. Hope for the delivering tomorrow for the body and batteries (never recieved a trackingnumber) Shame on you who did this :TIRED:

I am a European citizen and in these shameful "parcels" I see a profound lack of respect for the UE members of the BLF. Why treat us like this? Maybe our money is not as good as US dollars? Who made that hell of packages? How can you close the head of a torch like the GT in a box without any protection around it that prevents the head from dancing in the box for the whole trip? It is an indifference that surpasses every imagination and that blatantly offends UE recipients. If they do this they know they can do it. Probably they do not perceive the presence of an authoritative representation of the BLF in defense of the European members. I can not find other explanations.

it was done in an incredible hurry. Everything points at that. They really wanted to get the lights out before a month close down of the business. If you look at all the different types of shipments. It’s an incredible challenge to sell a GT with shipping for $111 and also make some profit. This is China. Nevertheless it’s not good to send this massive piece of aluminum like they did. It’s nothing like the DHL package, I agree
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Pöbel wrote:
Its the registered shipping, not the destination.

Not sure if that’s true but even then it’s a real shame! Angry

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Mine arrived today. I wrote Neal a few weeks ago when I ordered the Lens Cap and Bag to switch shipping to DHL. Today both GT and the Bag arrived safely and in perfect condition. I’m absolutely impressed. The size, the overall quality.

It was worth the time waiting for it.

I want to thank you all in the GT Team for making this possible. It is great seeing Giggles sitting on my living room table knowing I’m one of only a good thousand people worldwide having this thing.

Great work!!!

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Pöbel wrote:
Its the registered shipping, not the destination.

Not sure if that’s true but even then it’s a real shame! Angry


Its a combination of registered and destination. Registered packages to germany arrived in the “DHL-Box”.

But I think it was possible to use the protective material of the DHL Boxes and cut them down to fit the Reflektor-Only-Box.

The Battery-Tube was protected enough I think.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
Jerommel wrote:
Hey guys, I was among the first 555 but i have no email or tracking number or any hint of an arriving GT yet...| Should i be worried?
No, there are still about 50 orders not shipped and the last batch that was shipped the tracking numbers were not sent out. Martin has a list that he has been sending to people but we are not sure how accurate it is. It was obviously done in a rush. You can find the link to it in the OP.

I would appreciate if there's a list with the tracking numbers. I got the package with the reflector yesterday, so I suspect the 2nd parcel with body and the batteries might be held at the customs. Tracking would confirm this, and would enable me to speed the process.

 

edit: Nvm, disregard that. I found the link for the info request form in the first post. Here it is again if someone else also missed it:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1277937#comment-1277937

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Giancarlo wrote:

thommy wrote:
Today I recieved a dammaged carton box Facepalm Hooray, it was the GT head. Lucky for me there was nog visual dammage. Hope for the delivering tomorrow for the body and batteries (never recieved a trackingnumber) Shame on you who did this Tired

I am a European citizen and in these shameful “parcels” I see a profound lack of respect for the UE members…

I don’t think there is any political or otherwise intention here. If you have followed recent developments regarding shipping, registered parcels did happen to be a problem that stalled things a couple weeks at least – reflector issues are at play too. In the end, Lumintop accepted to swallow the pill and ship the registered orders whatever it costs… Now, it appears some corners have been cuts…but no damage so far.

This is a BLF project where we get some sort of alien technology for the price of a couple meals at the restaurant… It is not just a group buy, but a totally original design produced and delivered for the first time by a willing Chinese manufacturer. When taking part into such a venture, you must be prepared for some bumps. So far the GT is being delivered with no notable issues. And whatever happens, Lumintop, Neal and the GT team have shown their commitment to get this project right for everybody.


I have only clarified one obvious thing: those who have made these “packages” are unrewarding people who do not care at all about the effort behind the design and construction of that torch. Above all, they do not fear any grievances of the BLF team, this is as clear as the sun.
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Joey Adams wrote:
TA you have a point on that for sure. When I got my first q8 it was a lot different than my 5700-6500k lights. I have since the come to really love the 5000k color temp. This is why I am still using the stock 4000k emitter. I really want to leave it stock and I’m using it without other cooler lights around. We don’t get much snow here but we had a rare 5inches last month and the GT was beautiful in the white snow surroundings. It really lit an entire tree line up at a distance of .9 miles. My grandmother actually lives down a hill out of sight next to that tree line and I got her to go out on her front porch and look up at the trees. I turned the gt on turbo and she sucked in a breath and asked where I was. She thought I was close to her house and was amazed when she found out I was on my back deck nearly a mile away. Unbelievable light you guys developed for sure

I dont know why but i thought this was an awesome story! Very neat!

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A reflector shot from the GT received today via registered mail:

On closeup it does show machining marks, but you really have to look for them in real life.
I love the complex reflections it produces. It feels like looking inside an old car headlight. Smile

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There’s an echo in here

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In here

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Lol

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When the Chinese New Year Feast ends? I am worried I will receive nothing as I did not still pay nothing! I just put my name on the list but I don’t even know when and how to pay the GT. Of course they want money before to ship the light. Then what have I to do beyond to wait? Wait for what then?

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NikolaS wrote:

Just a quick video,how Giga thrower is superior to anything normal!! Big Smile Big Smile


Thanks for this excellent video.

Not a flashlight guru, but like them just the same.
Misspellers of the world UNTIE!!!

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contigo][quote=Joey Adams wrote:
TA you have a point on that for sure. When I got my first q8 it was a lot different than my 5700-6500k lights. I have since the come to really love the 5000k color temp. This is why I am still using the stock 4000k emitter. I really want to leave it stock and I’m using it without other cooler lights around. We don’t get much snow here but we had a rare 5inches last month and the GT was beautiful in the white snow surroundings. It really lit an entire tree line up at a distance of .9 miles. My grandmother actually lives down a hill out of sight next to that tree line and I got her to go out on her front porch and look up at the trees. I turned the gt on turbo and she sucked in a breath and asked where I was. She thought I was close to her house and was amazed when she found out I was on my back deck nearly a mile away. Unbelievable light you guys developed for sure[/qeuote]

I dont know why but i thought this was an awesome story! Very neat!

I know why…because it is.

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Raising holy hell because your GT is not here. Asking to ship in two boxes so you can scam your country out of taxes. Your GT arrives in perfect condition, though the box and packaging were not ideal. PLEASE, unless you GT is damaged don’t keep posting all this mess.

You got your GT, you should be happy.

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NikolaS wrote:

Just a quick video,how Giga thrower is superior to anything normal!! Big Smile Big Smile

Your Dt70 video convinced me to buy that monster. Now that I see you’re still at it, I’m surprised you haven’t been arrested yet – those poor people in the tower blocks can’t be getting much sleep! Big Smile

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Giancarlo wrote:
When the Chinese New Year Feast ends? I am worried I will receive nothing as I did not still pay nothing! I just put my name on the list but I don’t even know when and how to pay the GT. Of course they want money before to ship the light. Then what have I to do beyond to wait? Wait for what then?

Let me get this straight; you are throwing accusations of bias based on some of the boxes shipped via registered mail being damaged but, as of yet, No actual damage to the flashlights. For some reason in your mind there is a conspiracy to treat Europeans bad by Lumintop, and you think this can happen because the blf team isn’t respected. I thought that was wild enough, but then you post that you haven’t received your light, Hell you haven’t even paid for it. Why don’t you take a deep breath and relax until you get your pm to pay for your GT. All this crazy conspiracy talk is only making people nervous and giving TA something to respond to when you know that there is nothing he can do now, and even if he could, THERE HAS YET TO BE DAMAGE ANYWAY. I really don’t want to insult you, I just wanted to put your situation in context, and compared to the folks who have paid at the beginning of December and are still waiting, your situation is surely less dire.

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