[PART 2] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Closed, but Public sales open!

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in case my BLF GT is never arrived and PP protection is expired can i still get my money back?

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1409, excited to hopefully get a PM soon

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I am ecstatic to be in the 3rd round and have the ability to purchase the shorty tube!
Thank you all for the hard work.

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If confirmed from tracking info that Jimmy never received it, just refund him. If Lumintop resend it without knowing what had happened, ashame game might happen again.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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justanotherguy wrote:
1409, excited to hopefully get a PM soon

1345 here. Smile big-time excited also. I am blown away by the amount of work and time the team has put into this project. These guys are amazing. Super stoked.

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Hi guys, not sure if this is the right place to post, hope it’s ok.
Whats up with Neal? Is he a reliable and honest guy?

I send him payment for short GT tube and some batteries he had from GT sale, he answered every question, but after my payment it’s like he disappear, no response for a week, “hey I am sorry I was sick, could not work” or “I am sorry I forgot to send your order.” thats OK for me, it happens, but not a single word! That’s not a way you do business.

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That’s not a way you do business.

Sadly this is how China does business, It is standard practice to just disappear instead of explaining why. I will never understand it myself.

I hope to hear from him on Monday.

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It is indeed how they do business. I’ve run into the same issues buying off Ali, and a few other Chinese vendors. It’s the nature of the beast.

Oh, and Jimmy007, if anyone should be ashamed, it should be you for acting like a 2 y/o. I’ve sat silently and watched TA and a number of other GT team members take flack from a bunch of whiny twits for months now. This is cutting edge tech, being created by VERY talented people. If you’ve never dealt with China, and expect it to be like Amazon, you are sadly, sadly mistaken. Want to get what looks to be an awesome flashlight? Have patience, be respectful, and relax. Things will be taken care of.

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O26Rcr wrote:
It is indeed how they do business. I’ve run into the same issues buying off Ali, and a few other Chinese vendors. It’s the nature of the beast.

Oh, and Jimmy007, if anyone should be ashamed, it should be you for acting like a 2 y/o. I’ve sat silently and watched TA and a number of other GT team members take flack from a bunch of whiny twits for months now. This is cutting edge tech, being created by VERY talented people. If you’ve never dealt with China, and expect it to be like Amazon, you are sadly, sadly mistaken. Want to get what looks to be an awesome flashlight? Have patience, be respectful, and relax. Things will be taken care of.

+1 .. Well said. . Thumbs Up

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I’m sorry Jimmy I don’t know you or your circumstance… but you are WAY out of line. Nobody took a dump in your cheerios intentionally. This is a group of people that are having fun doing what they like doing. It is not a “company” that is trying to make a buck off of you. We are trying to obtain something NOT readily available at the lowest price possible by grouping together in a co-op to give us the ability to have FUN with something “we” designed and want (read: alot of people who VOLUNTEERED their time, knowledge and experience – not you!). I myself had nothing to do with any of the multitude of primary tasks that were required to get the GT to so many people. If you are so concerned about your MONEY maybe they should give you a refund now and you can keep your money. They are too nice to do that though…except, of course, at your request. I’ll buy your light if nobody down the list wants it. You obviously need your money for something far more important. Texas Ace has been working his @zz off for something he loves and you were warned that there were likely to be problems. You knew you would be a guinea pig to EVENTUALLY get something you wanted and were prepared to pay in advance for. If you read the forum you see that they have been fixing everything they can and dealing with a ton of crazy bs from lots of random sources. You may have fallen at the far end of the bell curve but you have no reason to attack personally. If it were me I’d refund your money and escort you swiftly through the door, window…wall, whatever. There are plenty of people willing to wait for these very patient, courteous and helpful gentlemen who don’t get paid to eat other people’s shtuff. This has been roughly a $300,000.00 deal and they get almost nothing for doing what I consider a nightmare task. Yes, a few of them run side businesses and will make a few dollars peripherally…but nothing compared to the enormous task that they have set themselves and are succeeding at to OUR benefit!!! Yes, yours is delayed, but you knew that could happen so shut it, do as they ask and somebody will eventually fix it. As far as I can tell from various searches there has never been even a breath of anything bad coming out of BLF and for that I thank Texas Ace and Neal and all the other forum members that have contributed and have done so much for so little! And that too frequently without gratitude. Maybe it should be a rule that personal attacks will be dealt with by being dropped to the last number in the group buy. 1500 in your case.

Doggone it I hate ranting…why in the flying cat fuzz did you have do that…

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I will gladly apologize to all those who have expressed my words if I receive GT. even though I paid as one of the first I’m at the end of the list …

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My GT was delivered two days ago. Registered shipping from the first batch. Long wait but amazing light. Massive.

Two boxes were in good shape and had more fillings that in some of the earlier registered shipping boxes.

All good. Many thanks to TA, Neal, Lumintop and all involved. Unique light.

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It’s been a month since my BLF was dispatched and there are no updates. I might be okay with that but the tracking shows that it has been dispatched to another country (Indonesia) instead of my current country (India).

I’ve shot a mail to Neal but haven’t got a reply in a week.

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abhinit90 wrote:
It’s been a month since my BLF was dispatched and there are no updates. I might be okay with that but the tracking shows that it has been dispatched to another country (Indonesia) instead of my current country (India).

I’ve shot a mail to Neal but haven’t got a reply in a week.


Make sure you fill out the survey to Neal on post #1. Hopefully it is going to the correct address. If not, he needs to check into it.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
Anyone not on the list is welcome to purchase the GT at the public price that will be going live tomorrow most likely.

It looks like the new public price will be $299 as opposed to $325. This is the new price I see on Lumintops Aliexpress store. I don’t know if that is final or if they will change it again in a couple days.

Well, 3 days later and it’s now $280.

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JasonWW wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
Anyone not on the list is welcome to purchase the GT at the public price that will be going live tomorrow most likely.
It looks like the new public price will be $299 as opposed to $325. This is the new price I see on Lumintops Aliexpress store. I don’t know if that is final or if they will change it again in a couple days.
Well, 3 days later and it’s now $280.

So after waiting another 20 days we should be below $ 157.- Wink

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JasonWW wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
Anyone not on the list is welcome to purchase the GT at the public price that will be going live tomorrow most likely.
It looks like the new public price will be $299 as opposed to $325. This is the new price I see on Lumintops Aliexpress store. I don’t know if that is final or if they will change it again in a couple days.
Well, 3 days later and it’s now $280.

It seems some ripoff lights are coming to market so they have loosened up their death grip on the $325 price point.

Still trying to see what we can work out.

Also the test PM’s were sent this weekend, just waiting on a few details and we will be sending the GB PM’s to everyone!

I want to get answers on the remaining issues before we go live. It looks like they are doing basically what I figured, and I can’t really blame them.

They started a package trace on the missing packages and are waiting for the results to come back before reshipping the orders. Since these are so expensive they really do not want to risk shipping a light twice and having both show up.

A package trace has maybe a 30-40% chance of knocking something loose so this makes sense. They already found a few that are still making progress, just slow progress. I told Neal to send updates to everyone he has more information about.

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Were the test PM’s for everyone left or just a few people? Cause I didn’t get one and I am on this next batch

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mgracia85 wrote:
Were the test PM’s for everyone left or just a few people? Cause I didn’t get one and I am on this next batch

I didn’t get one either, think I was around 1150ish. I don’t think any received pms yet?

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No test PM here either. I’m guessing it was a limited test.

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Texas_Ace wrote:

Also the test PM’s were sent this weekend, just waiting on a few details and we will be sending the GB PM’s to everyone!


I didn’t get one PM either,
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Yes, the test PM’s were only to some of the team members to make sure that the script was working properly. Not to worry, no one has been left out lol.

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Yes, the test PM’s were only to some of the team members to make sure that the script was working properly. Not to worry, no one has been left out lol.
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Texas_Ace wrote:

I want to get answers on the remaining issues before we go live. It looks like they are doing basically what I figured, and I can’t really blame them.

They started a package trace on the missing packages and are waiting for the results to come back before reshipping the orders. Since these are so expensive they really do not want to risk shipping a light twice and having both show up.

A package trace has maybe a 30-40% chance of knocking something loose so this makes sense. They already found a few that are still making progress, just slow progress. I told Neal to send updates to everyone he has more information about.

Thank you for the update. Fully agree that this makes sense. It’s good to hear that they are tracing, maybe the communication on their end could be a little better. But on the other hand you do that part for them very well, thank you.

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gtxxl wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
Yes, the test PM's were only to some of the team members to make sure that the script was working properly. Not to worry, no one has been left out lol.
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Thanks for update on the PMs.  I'm 1166 standing by for PM and will report when receive.  Cheers!

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Anyone that has a missing package, Please send me a PM (I will try to send messages to the people in the survey but I am so busy right now that might take awhile).

I got in contact with someone at lumintop that seems to have a bit more of a handle on things and he says you can email him directly. I will give you his email address via PM.

As I suspected they are tracing the packages and working on each issues on a case by case basis depending on what the package trace returns. I have also been assured that they will get these issues taken care of as quickly as possible.

I am also giving approval to send the payment PM’s tonight, so they will go out as soon as SB has time to runt he script.

So watch your inboxes!

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Ok, I just gave the go ahead for the GB PM’s and as some may have noticed The public sale of the GT has officially opened! Anyone can now purchase a GT!

Be warned though, there are only 50 lights available for public sale at this time, the rest are reserved for the Group buy.

https://m4dm4x.com/blf-gt-by-lumintop/

You may share this link BUT DO NOT SHARE any other links!

This is at full retail price. We are still working on a deal for BLF members to get a discount, we should be posting a sign up page for this soon, the final price is still TBD. Hopefully we will figure that out tonight.

All 450 lights are in stock and ready to ship from lumintop, there will be no waiting for reflectors this time around, this was a demand we wanted for this next batch to make things much smoother.

All orders should be shipped within ~2 weeks form placing the order.

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Hurray group 3!

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