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

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thommy wrote:
Disappointed Tired ,

It is already since 11/02/2018 that the pakkage with the body and batteries have not moved, Still got the message ‘ Your registered letter is on the way to Belgium. Location: MYKCHA

This is not good, I recieved the ‘head’ on 20/02/2018, both pakkages where sent the same day/time.

O yes, Thanks to Martin for giving me the trackingnumbers Thumbs Up

After: “KUCHING, item dispatched out ….”, I only got the next status update, once the parcel was already handed over to the local Post (after Customs).
And all those later updates were only visible inside the tracking of the local Post company. No longer on the Malaysian Post website…
So check your local Post tracking!

If Customs needs a little bit longer, this may well be the reason for the delay. I have once waited for 1 full month, for customs to finish their job…

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jturn480 wrote:
Am I the only one in the U.S. that is part of the unfortunate 50?

No.
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thommy wrote:
Disappointed Tired ,

It is already since 11/02/2018 that the pakkage with the body and batteries have not moved, Still got the message ‘ Your registered letter is on the way to Belgium. Location: MYKCHA

This is not good, I recieved the ‘head’ on 20/02/2018, both pakkages where sent the same day/time.

O yes, Thanks to Martin for giving me the trackingnumbers Thumbs Up

This is generally a sign that either it got caught in customs. Nothing anyone can do at that point but wait in most cases.

I have seen it take 2 months for something to clear customs and then suddenly be on it’s way like normal, not common but has happened.

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JasonWW wrote:
Well, I changed the date on the 3rd batch of PM’s saying they go out early March instead of late Feb, since Feb is now gone.

I’m hoping Texas_Ace will give a couple days announcement before he sends them out so that people can be on the look out.

There’s really not much news to add.

Carry on.

Yeah, I am sure there will be some warning for sure, the next batch of PM’s won’t be sent until the existing orders are complete. Like I said, I didn’t expect china to come back online till the end of the month, which has proven to be correct.

So hopefully we start getting some updates soon and then we can start moving forward.

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Until now, did someone pay extra for shipping?

Sorry for my bad English (gogole transtorla)

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g_sintornillos wrote:
Until now, did someone pay extra for shipping?

Yes, there are several people I know of that have paid the extra shipping.

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thommy wrote:
Disappointed Tired ,

It is already since 11/02/2018 that the pakkage with the body and batteries have not moved, Still got the message ‘ Your registered letter is on the way to Belgium. Location: MYKCHA

This is not good, I recieved the ‘head’ on 20/02/2018, both pakkages where sent the same day/time.

O yes, Thanks to Martin for giving me the trackingnumbers Thumbs Up

I was lucky to get both my packages in my mailbox the same day rather quickly but, although i’m usually staying away from the tracking fever, it has happened that a parcel got stuck in customs for weeks… and then it showed up. Just got to be patient, it usually resolves itself without looking at it. Wink

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jturn480 wrote:
Am I the only one in the U.S. that is part of the unfortunate 50?

Dannyboyy is in US, but chose registered shipping so he hasn’t got his yet. So I guess that’s at least 3 US people.

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and i still havent receive any tracking code, :(, how long have i been waitied, i dunno

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Someone have the email to Neal? I got to blf heads but no battery tubes.
And i only order one blf gt, so somone havent got theirs blf gt, but maybe two battery tubes instead.

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mrheosuper wrote:
and i still havent receive any tracking code, :(, how long have i been waitied, i dunno

Hopefully the reflectors show up next week so they can start shipments again.

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Arildb wrote:
Someone have the email to Neal? I got to blf heads but no battery tubes. And i only order one blf gt, so somone havent got theirs blf gt, but maybe two battery tubes instead.

Yeah, your situation is strange, if someone gets 2 battery tubes please let me know so we can sort it out.

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thommy wrote:
Disappointed Tired ,

It is already since 11/02/2018 that the pakkage with the body and batteries have not moved, Still got the message ‘ Your registered letter is on the way to Belgium. Location: MYKCHA

This is not good, I recieved the ‘head’ on 20/02/2018, both pakkages where sent the same day/time.

O yes, Thanks to Martin for giving me the trackingnumbers Thumbs Up

I was lucky to get both my packages in my mailbox the same day rather quickly but, although i’m usually staying away from the tracking fever, it has happened that a parcel got stuck in customs for weeks… and then it showed up. Just got to be patient, it usually resolves itself without looking at it. Wink

Thanks for the soothing words patmurris Wink

I know, when a pakkage get caught by the customs, it can take a while before releasing it.

Never had this before when ordening from Azia ground.

And no, I did not pay extra for shipping, they never ask it.

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Good luck with that Facepalm

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That makes 4 of us. Was in first order group, light with batteries, registered shipping, U.S. The decision to not use DHL was a flopper. Not worried but kind of a bummer that we are last.

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Any update list of the dispatched parcel ? Thanks.

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flybird wrote:
Any update list of the dispatched parcel ? Thanks.

Nothing yet, so far I have only gotten one quick message from Neal since the CNY, as I expected things won’t really be running again until early march.

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A question, i noticed some receive their GTs as separate packages, while some are in a single large box with foam around the parts. Just random different packaging for the build lots?

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DBSAR wrote:
A question, i noticed some receive their GTs as separate packages, while some are in a single large box with foam around the parts. Just random different packaging for the build lots?

What?

It’s DHL and registered mail shipping. The 2 shipping methods we had to choose ever since December. It’s been talked about over and over.

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JasonWW wrote:
DBSAR wrote:
A question, i noticed some receive their GTs as separate packages, while some are in a single large box with foam around the parts. Just random different packaging for the build lots?

What?

It’s DHL and registered mail shipping. The 2 shipping methods we had to choose ever since December. It’s been talked about over and over.

I did not ask about the shipping type,
- i asked why some people received their lights in “separate” boxes (some at separate times) (IE: head in one box, and the body in another separate box) but some came in a single larger box together. (as mine did)

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I could be wrong, but IIRC:

2 boxes = Registered
1 box = DHL

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AlexGT wrote:
I could be wrong but IIRC:

2 boxes = Registered
1 box = DHL

Interesting, mine came Registered in one larger box.

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AlexGT wrote:
I could be wrong but IIRC:

2 boxes = Registered
1 box = DHL

Correct, there are some expectations depending on the location and the service providers rules. Some allow a single large package, most do not.

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DBSAR wrote:
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DBSAR wrote:
A question, i noticed some receive their GTs as separate packages, while some are in a single large box with foam around the parts. Just random different packaging for the build lots?

What?

It’s DHL and registered mail shipping. The 2 shipping methods we had to choose ever since December. It’s been talked about over and over.

I did not ask about the shipping type,


No, no. The shipping type is the answer to your question.

If you chose DHL shipping you get a single box with a default declared value of $25.

If you choose registered mail shipping you get two boxes with each box having a default $14.95 declared value.

Within the group of people who asked for Registered Mail, there were a few countries or people who got the single DHL box due to that location not having shipping restrictions on package size and weight.

There we’re also a few instances where the shipper was experimenting to see what packages were able to be shipped through customs without getting any problems. Like TA says below.

Texas_Ace wrote:

Correct, there are some expectations exceptions depending on the location and the service providers rules. Some allow a single large package, most do not.

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Yes, Neal asked me extra shipping costs.

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Neal has a problem… Facepalm

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Neal has a problem… Facepalm

That sounds odd. The blf GT is made by lumintop and Neil doesn’t really own that.

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JasonWW wrote:

That sounds odd. The blf GT is made by lumintop and Neil doesn't really own that.

Who makes the BLF GT bag?

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JasonWW wrote:
drood wrote:
Neal has a problem… Facepalm

That sounds odd. The blf GT is made by lumintop and Neil doesn’t really own that.
The GT bag might have been Neal’s private initiative.

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