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

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It wasn’t about the GT. It was about the bags that Neal sold.

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Perhaps he used the same shade of black color as Levi on his trousers …? Facepalm

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Perhaps he used the same shade of black color as Levi on his trousers …? Facepalm

Who knows, maybe the zipper tab was styled like a Levis zipper tab. Silly

Maybe he will have to stop selling the bags?

Better buy one now if you want one. Lol

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Neal has a problem… Facepalm !{width:70%}https://i.imgur.com/spRHiIR.png!

Look what I found, some bags which are a little similar: https://www.luisaviaroma.com/en-in/p/levi-s/men/67I-IUE001?ColorId=MDU50...AID=12664147&PID=8479415&SID=8lNIo&utm_source=CommissionJunction&utm_medium=affiliation&utm_content=8479415
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BNWT-Levis-Genuine-Black-Denim-Duffle-Travel-GYM-Weekend-Shoulder-Crossbody-Bag/152844807327?hash=item239642ac9f:g:byEAAOSwzppaRQ8W

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drood wrote:
Neal has a problem… Facepalm !{width:70%}https://i.imgur.com/spRHiIR.png!

Look what I found, some bags which are a little similar: https://www.luisaviaroma.com/en-in/p/levi-s/men/67I-IUE001?ColorId=MDU50...AID=12664147&PID=8479415&SID=8lNIo&utm_source=CommissionJunction&utm_medium=affiliation&utm_content=8479415
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BNWT-Levis-Genuine-Black-Denim-Duffle-Travel-GYM-Weekend-Shoulder-Crossbody-Bag/152844807327?hash=item239642ac9f:g:byEAAOSwzppaRQ8W

You definitely think like a joke, right?
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Someone received just the head, some others only the tube, I not only received nothing but not even the request for payment. It's as if I had never put my name on the list. Even February is passed... I think I will never have that damn flashlight until it will be marketed.

I also put my name (and fully paid) for the BLF MT09R which I never received. At least I hope to get my money back. cry

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Someone received just the head, some others only the tube, I not only received nothing but not even the request for payment. It’s as if I had never put my name on the list. Even February is passed… I think I will never have that damn flashlight until it will be marketed.


I also put my name (and full paid) for the BLF MT09R which I never received. At least I hope to get my money back. 

If you are after 1050 on the list, the PM’s for those payments have not gone out yet. We are waiting until the existing orders are finished before we send those.

It will happen, it will just be a little while as I want to make sure we get all the existing orders taken care of first. They cans stock up on reflectors in the mean time.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
Giancarlo wrote:

Someone received just the head, some others only the tube, I not only received nothing but not even the request for payment. It’s as if I had never put my name on the list. Even February is passed… I think I will never have that damn flashlight until it will be marketed.


I also put my name (and full paid) for the BLF MT09R which I never received. At least I hope to get my money back. 

If you are after 1050 on the list, the PM’s for those payments have not gone out yet. We are waiting until the existing orders are finished before we send those.

It will happen, it will just be a little while as I want to make sure we get all the existing orders taken care of first. They cans stock up on reflectors in the mean time.

In separate times, I put my name for two flashlights [1192, 1555] then I asked you to cancel the second one and return to just one. If I am after 1050 on the list depends on which number you removed after my request. You should have canceled the second request of course, so I would be 1192, much earlier than 1050!

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No problem, yeah you should get the payment details as soon as the existing orders are finished. Not to worry, just don’t order the second light, that is easier then trying to remove it from the list.

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Man, every time I see the tint on the GT I fall in love all over again, I don’t care what anyone else says. I LOVE the stock tint on the GT.

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Man, every time I see the tint on the GT I fall in love all over again, I don’t care what anyone else says. I LOVE the stock tint on the GT.

ABSOLUTELY!!! I think the Gt is a masterpiece in stock form. I smile every time that I use it! Thanks again Team!

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Man, every time I see the tint on the GT I fall in love all over again, I don’t care what anyone else says. I LOVE the stock tint on the GT.

Yes i agree on the tint. its a perfect neutral on the warm side. compared to other throwers using 6500K and up tints, the GT shows better color representation of objects.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
Man, every time I see the tint on the GT I fall in love all over again, I don’t care what anyone else says. I LOVE the stock tint on the GT.

The tint is great. I personally feel that the more CW colors look cooler but the more neutral are more practical.

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polarweis wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
Man, every time I see the tint on the GT I fall in love all over again, I don’t care what anyone else says. I LOVE the stock tint on the GT.

The tint is great. I personally feel that the more CW colors look cooler but the more neutral are more practical.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
Man, every time I see the tint on the GT I fall in love all over again, I don’t care what anyone else says. I LOVE the stock tint on the GT.

If it’s as nice as the tint of my BLF Q8, I’ll be a very happy bunny! Smile

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I have both, actually 2 of the q8s, and there is quite a bit of difference. It’s all about your personal preferences as far as color temperature goes.

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Hello all,

Anyone know how to set the thermal regulation to its max temp? I know you can turn thermal regulation off but wondered if there was a way to set it for its max thermal regulation.

Thanks

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Hello all,

Anyone know how to set the thermal regulation to its max temp? I know you can turn thermal regulation off but wondered if there was a way to set it for its max thermal regulation.

Thanks


Yeah, if you want it set with a temperature, just go into the menu and for the auto step down (in ramping, setting #3 – in mode sets, setting #7), click twice. The light will turn on turbo. Then just wait until it gets hot enough for you. Then click the button.

Obviously use fully charged batteries so it gets hot somewhat quick and doesn’t take an hour. Wink

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Tint is really awesome and at the moment at my place we have high humidity even if the temperature is bellow zero,and rain is making ice everywhere.
In this conditions beam looks like a pure white laser beam Big Smile

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The Neal vs Levi case sound quite odd on at least two counts:

1. I can’t imagine both a large company and a court bothering to chase a one Chinese individual selling a few hundred bags to a crowd of flashlights enthusiasts,

2. I can’t imagine the link between Levi and bags dedicated to carrying a monster flooder thrower… Maybe it’s the next trend and we’ll soon be able to buy GT Bags ™ in wrecked denim?

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Joey Adams wrote:
Posting on the BLF is like swimming in mud lately. This why we have had so many duplicate and even triplicate posts.

For me, only this thread is slow. The rest of BLF seems fine.

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patmurris wrote:
The Neal vs Levi case sound quite odd on at least two counts:

1. I can’t imagine both a large company and a court bothering to chase a one Chinese individual selling a few hundred bags to a crowd of flashlights enthusiasts,


From the one screenshot I saw it was not obvious whether Levi’s is targeting individual resellers including Neal Zhang or his source (and the manufacturer) of these bags. Without even typing out the link from the screenshot I will assume the company is not going to target individual resellers, for now.

As far as I know Paypal rules won’t allow taking payments for something that is even allegedly a counterfeit product, and Paypal will react aggressively.

Of course, I would not dare sell anymore in either case if I were him, even using other means of payment. Who knows what they come up with next. He’s worried for a reason.

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2. I can’t imagine the link between Levi and bags dedicated to carrying a monster flooder thrower… Maybe it’s the next trend and we’ll soon be able to buy GT Bags ™ in wrecked denim?

Sounds like a case of “intellectual property” defined very broadly. Basically the larger a company the less someone else’s has to resemble theirs to trigger rent-seeking behavior in the form of somewhat random lawsuits.

Apparently the “GT bag” is almost the same size and form as some Levi’s bags as linked earlier in this thread. Very close to the same form, but very little resemblance otherwise IMO. A very generic and normal design, I would say even traditional and quite probably predating any Levi’s superficial fashion stuff . Almost analogous to pretending all typical modern slate phones are imitations of one brand. Absurd, but that didn’t stop Apple from suing.

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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.

This, except I don’t find any implication in TA’s post that these exceptions(shipping by mail in one box) were about customs protocols. This is regarding the postal service and how they sort their stuff. More precisely, mostly not what they allow but what they allow at a somewhat reasonable price. Most of the time a whole GT would likely be more expensive to mail than the two halves in separate boxes, it appears.

It seems the shipper was experimenting with the receiving countries’ customs several times, but this is unrelated.

I double your statement about the issue in general; this was discussed to exhaustion and it was made very clear that post shipping was to be in two boxes by default. Could not have been missed by anyone who went through ordering. Could very well be forgotten by now as a GB like this is a lengthy process. I would most likely have forgotten had I been in the lucky situation to live in an area with DHL service (yeah, they do business here too) and chosen DHL.

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Giancarlo wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
Giancarlo wrote:

Someone received just the head, some others only the tube, I not only received nothing but not even the request for payment. It’s as if I had never put my name on the list. Even February is passed… I think I will never have that damn flashlight until it will be marketed.


I also put my name (and full paid) for the BLF MT09R which I never received. At least I hope to get my money back. 

If you are after 1050 on the list, the PM’s for those payments have not gone out yet. We are waiting until the existing orders are finished before we send those.

It will happen, it will just be a little while as I want to make sure we get all the existing orders taken care of first. They cans stock up on reflectors in the mean time.

In separate times, I put my name for two flashlights [1192, 1555] then I asked you to cancel the second one and return to just one. If I am after 1050 on the list depends on which number you removed after my request. You should have canceled the second request of course, so I would be 1192, much earlier than 1050!


Huh? 1192 is after 1050
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niktak11 wrote:
Huh? 1192 is after 1050

LOL I was thinking the same. Numbers must not be his thing.

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Giancarlo wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
Giancarlo wrote:

Someone received just the head, some others only the tube, I not only received nothing but not even the request for payment. It’s as if I had never put my name on the list. Even February is passed… I think I will never have that damn flashlight until it will be marketed.


I also put my name (and full paid) for the BLF MT09R which I never received. At least I hope to get my money back. 

If you are after 1050 on the list, the PM’s for those payments have not gone out yet. We are waiting until the existing orders are finished before we send those.

It will happen, it will just be a little while as I want to make sure we get all the existing orders taken care of first. They cans stock up on reflectors in the mean time.

In separate times, I put my name for two flashlights [1192, 1555] then I asked you to cancel the second one and return to just one. If I am after 1050 on the list depends on which number you removed after my request. You should have canceled the second request of course, so I would be 1192, much earlier than 1050!


Huh? 1192 is after 1050
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