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

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Am I the only one in the last 50 who did not get an email from Neal / anyone?

I haven’t gotten a single communication since I paid them on December 31st.

Nope….. you are not the only one. It is not surprising at all you have had no communication from anyone.
All important information has been updated in the OP & talked about in the thread as it occurred.
Hopefully yours was shipped in the last 50. If not it will be addressed in the next step….. dealing with issues.

Hopefully you will get tracking info…. but don’t be surprised if you don’t.


I’m not sure how could it be considered acceptable if one’s order is not even amongst the last ones to be shipped.

It hopefully should be in the last 50, and I’m okay whilst waiting. But saying it might not be in the last batch, unless it’s an exception, is not acceptable.

Acceptable or not acceptable was never mentioned.
Hopefully it will be in the last 50 shipped out.
But, IF it happens for some unknown reason (mistake, act of God, etc., etc) not to be; it will be sorted out in the next step…… resolution of all issues.

I understand that.

Thankfully I got an email stating the tracking numbers for my lovely Giggles.

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G sintornillos I think you need to leave Neal’s original message to you in your last post. It’s funny and deserves to be laughed. The situation isn’t funny, but his explanation to you sure as heck was.

Probably not a good idea to post people’s email addresses in a public forum. But I agree, it would be worth archiving the reply for posterity, just with personal information blurred out.

I deleted it because it can cause stir
The thread is too heavy and I do not want to leave it heavier yet

Later when the thing (and I also) calm down I will publish a report, maybe there will be a new thread, so that each one draw their own conclusion

I had to open an account in FB to find out about some I’ll also publish it there

PS. The email addresses that appeared were commercial

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M4D M4X wrote:

i have not received tracking information from the last batch – asking me will give you no answers Wink


 


also repeatedly sending the same mail for 3 weeks nearly every day “where is my gt?!“ does not ease neals work (and blocks my inbox as well)


 


Neals PayPal is still blocked, Lumintop want to get rid of the stock …(https://m.de.aliexpress.com/item/32857004396.html?trace=storeDetail2msiteDetail&spm=a2g0×.12010611.0.0.58b91c17zMdI0r)


every alternative to Neal would cause a significant higher price Sad


he is desperate to find a way for the remaining groupbuy participants to get their Light for the  nice price.


Your patience saves you $$ Wink


Selling through alixexpess, is this a joke?
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abhinit90 wrote:
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I’m not sure how could it be considered acceptable if one’s order is not even amongst the last ones to be shipped.

It hopefully should be in the last 50, and I’m okay whilst waiting. But saying it might not be in the last batch, unless it’s an exception, is not acceptable.

Acceptable or not acceptable was never mentioned.
Hopefully it will be in the last 50 shipped out.
But, IF it happens for some unknown reason (mistake, act of God, etc., etc) not to be; it will be sorted out in the next step…… resolution of all issues.
I understand that.

Thankfully I got an email stating the tracking numbers for my lovely Giggles.

Excellent.

Good, glad yours got shipped & is on it’s way to you. Thumbs Up

They are very impressive. Almost shocking when first seen in person!!.. Wink

A “giggle” is almost an auto response…. it was for me anyway. Big Smile

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https://de.aliexpress.com/store/product/LUMINTOP-Super-Helle-Suche-Tasch...XHP-35Hi-LED-Max-2000-Meter/2529001_32857004396.html

so if you pay full price you get it earlier than people for months on the list?

Why cant a company like Lumintop handle the payment?

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M4D M4X wrote:
i have not received tracking information from the last batch – asking me will give you no answers Wink

also repeatedly sending the same mail for 3 weeks nearly every day “where is my gt?!“ does not ease neals work (and blocks my inbox as well)

Neals PayPal is still blocked, Lumintop want to get rid of the stock …
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every alternative to Neal would cause a significant higher price Sad

he is desperate to find a way for the remaining groupbuy participants to get their Light for the nice price.

Your patience saves you $$ Wink

Hopefully this message from M4DM4X will be a word to the WISE!
  • Patience is gonna save you money…
  • Lack of Patience is going to cost you more money….

THAT…. is pretty straight forward. Wink

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I received the head of GT about 3 weeks ago. Packaging was wet and almost completely destroyed. They had to repack it in my countries post office. Still waiting for the tube and batteries. I never reviewed any tracking number, but my order was still on its way. I don’t mind the waiting, but I don’t like the fact that the most expensive light I have ordered is in package without any protection (just a thin paper in front of the glass). Luckily the head looks like it’s fine. I have made at least hundred of orders from China and this had to be the first one with wet package and poor packaging.

I just think that it’s sad for the hole team (those who have but so much effort to hole project), that shipping for this great light cannot be handled properly.

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Lexel wrote:
https://de.aliexpress.com/store/product/LUMINTOP-Super-Helle-Suche-Tasch...XHP-35Hi-LED-Max-2000-Meter/2529001_32857004396.html

so if you pay full price you get it earlier than people for months on the list?

Why cant a company like Lumintop handle the payment?

If you ask me imho, I smell some BS in the mix! I’ve been contacted by Lumintop on FB, and this guy Leo said to give my email address and Shirley would contact me about purchasing the GT’s! I’ll report back when I get the email message!

Another thing, that to me, is more BS about this supposedly lawsuit with Neil and Levi was why the transactions from PayPal had been frozen? I mean come on, this has absolutely NOTHING to do with a PayPal account! Such garbage! Sick

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https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/LUMINTOP-Super-Helle-Suche-Tasc...XHP-35Hi-LED-Max-2000-Meter/2529001_32857004396.html

Different color emitter?

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afaik that Wholesale price ($165) is meant for shops and resellers usually...

i know Lumintop delivered to Sky Lumen (bussines client) and asked him to sell for 265...

 

this groubuy is way behind timeplan (for a lot reasons) and Luminto has to pay bills....

they agreed to wait with public sales until the GB has ended
now one could ask: 

  • ended, as in closing the subscription list to get the nice price?
  • ended, as sent the original 555 (or the extended 1000? 1500?)

I can understand they need to sell whats on stock.
But i also see its frustrating to see other people get theirs first (at least you can smile knowing you paid much less)



All people who have paid should have their light on the way now.
the remaining people get the good price and it looks like the witing time between payment and shipping the light will be very short Smile

as soon as Neal has his PayPal back the groubuy can make a big step to its finish line. Smile

 

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M4D M4X wrote:

afaik that Wholesale price ($165) is meant for shops and resellers usually…

i know Lumintop delivered to Sky Lumen (bussines client) and asked him to sell for 265…


 


this groubuy is way behind timeplan (for a lot reasons) and Luminto has to pay bills….


they agreed to wait with public sales until the GB has ended
now one could ask: 



  • ended, as in closing the subscription list to get the nice price?

  • ended, as sent the original 555 (or the extended 1000? 1500?)


I can understand they need to sell whats on stock.
But i also see its frustrating to see other people get theirs first (at least you can smile knowing you paid much less)




All people who have paid should have their light on the way now.
the remaining people get the good price and it looks like the witing time between payment and shipping the light will be very short Smile

as soon as Neal has his PayPal back the groubuy can make a big step to its finish line. Smile


 

Hi Martín,regarding “ all people who have paid,should have their light on the way”…..the tracking number of the GT sent on 7th of february it still shows “preregistered,pending of deposit” and nothing happens, is my light shipped? Why doesnt show any changes in all this time? Why in all these weeks i cannot receive a proper answer if the light have been really shiped or not? How many other weeks i need to wait? I have paid the light on 2th of december,i understand i deserve an explanation that never arrives and nobody is willing to give me

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Neal wants me to pay another $ 45 for the shipment.
I do not know what to do.

 Genesis 1:3 "And God said, "Let there be light,"  and there was light."

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Silent_Star wrote:
Neal wants me to pay another $ 45 for the shipment.
I do not know what to do.

How can you pay more if his paypal is locked and cant accept payments?
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M4D M4X wrote:
All people who have paid should have their light on the way now.

I hope so

Nothing is known about mine and for now Neal’s answers are unacceptable,
You received a copy of the last one that he sent

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Silent_Star wrote:
Neal wants me to pay another $ 45 for the shipment. I do not know what to do.

So, not all the people who have paid have their light on the way

PS. Before this, have you already paid for the shipment?

Sorry for my bad English (gogole transtorla)

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M4D M4X wrote:

afaik that Wholesale price ($165) is meant for shops and resellers usually…

i know Lumintop delivered to Sky Lumen (bussines client) and asked him to sell for 265…


 


this groubuy is way behind timeplan (for a lot reasons) and Luminto has to pay bills….


they agreed to wait with public sales until the GB has ended
now one could ask: 



  • ended, as in closing the subscription list to get the nice price?

  • ended, as sent the original 555 (or the extended 1000? 1500?)


I can understand they need to sell whats on stock.
But i also see its frustrating to see other people get theirs first (at least you can smile knowing you paid much less)




All people who have paid should have their light on the way now.
the remaining people get the good price and it looks like the witing time between payment and shipping the light will be very short Smile

as soon as Neal has his PayPal back the groubuy can make a big step to its finish line. Smile


 

“This groubuy is way behind timeplan (for a lot reasons) and Luminto has to pay bills….”“”

Do you think the “lot of reasons” are we ,the members of BLF who made the payment more then 4 months ago (in my case) and have no clue when/if i am ever going to get the light ; the same thing like cells bought through m4dm4x site on 17th of december and payed shipping separately so I would have them before the GT arrives and at this moment i Haven gotten nothing? Please,name the lots of reasons as I don’t mind at all…..

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Silent_Star wrote:
Neal wants me to pay another $ 45 for the shipment.
I do not know what to do.

Texas_Ace said that the people who already paid in the first 2 groups where going to have their shipping charges covered (even those people in remote locations). I think you can pay an extra shipping fee for a faster delivery if you want.

You are in Tel-Aviv and are listed for registered mail. It’s possible the $45 shipping fee is to switch to DHL (or equivalent fast shipper in your region). So this should be an option, not mandatory.

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With quite a few damaged parcels lately, i think buyer have to bear the extra cost of shipping via DHL or bear the risk of damaged parcel via unknown shipper. It’s fair to everyone. It’s DHL setting the price and earn the shipping money, not Neal nor Lumintop.
Another option is request refund now and forget about it.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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JasonWW wrote:
Silent_Star wrote:
Neal wants me to pay another $ 45 for the shipment.
I do not know what to do.

Texas_Ace said that the people who already paid in the first 2 groups where going to have their shipping charges covered (even those people in remote locations). I think you can pay an extra shipping fee for a faster delivery if you want.

You are in Tel-Aviv and are listed for registered mail. It’s possible the $45 shipping fee is to switch to DHL (or equivalent fast shipper in your region). So this should be an option, not mandatory.


Mine was 25$ extra for TNT shipping.

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I read rumor of upcoming BLF project, 2 million cd, smaller than GT. Anyone confirm?

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This is only GT Group Buy thread with more then 19k posts,dont really need other issues to fill up more this thread,hope you don’t mind

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I read rumor of upcoming BLF project, 2 million cd, smaller than GT. Anyone confirm?
Hmmmm….??? Where did you read about it?

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teacher wrote:
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I read rumor of upcoming BLF project, 2 million cd, smaller than GT. Anyone confirm?
Hmmmm….??? Where did you read about it?

I would like to see a lantern type thrower project with a bigger reflector…

Something like this…

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That would be neat…. Thumbs Up

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hmm, i sent an email to Neal, no reply, still no tracking code

Forgot my pen

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You sure about that? lol

At the moment, it was post #19,000.

I am sure about that.  ;)

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arficus wrote:
I read rumor of upcoming BLF project, 2 million cd, smaller than GT. Anyone confirm?

I think you can already get that type of light. It would probably use a tiny little 400 lumen led, I can’t remember the name, and create an extremely focused little hot spot. Or you could build an aspheric thrower. The Lance of Ra is 2.6mcd. Again, tiny little focused hot spot so these are not like a practical everyday use type of light. They are quite specialized.

The GT already falls into a small market segment with its super long distance. A 2mcd light would be in an even smaller market segment. I know I am not interested in such a light.

But no, I gave not heard of such a blf project.

Btw, here is a list of the longest throwing flashlights.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55467
Maxabeam, 52mcd, wow.

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Is there by any chance a group buy happening anytime soon again?

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