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

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The raised end of the carrier is spring loaded and you should be able to push down on both the brass piece and the black plastic piece. They are both pushed up with spring pressure.

Maybe the spring has collapsed or is missing?

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thommy wrote:
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I’m probably the last who got flashlight from the first batch…..
No you are NOT. I still didn’t recived my 2 pcs of GT. There is also a few others who didn’t recived GT or recived damaged and waiting for replacement.

Here also,

not recieved my GT from the first batch (only the head in a dammaged carton box)

still waiting for the GT tube with batteries

contacted a guy named ‘Leo’ from Lumintop and this is what he told me:

_____Hello,

The issue was caused by the forwarder and they are checking the shipment.

We have contacted with the forwarder to give us the result.

I will get back to you when I have the updated result from forwarder.__

I also ordered/payed for a short tube with the question if there is a possibility to get a endcap too (so I can test the head if it’s works)

Not recieved this short tube and as usually NO answer from MR NEAL Oops

I am getting tired of this all, they recieved my money last year and I have nothing in return!!!

Shame on you whoever is involved!!!

_


Hehe … I got exactly the same message from Leo. I wonder when will the next information be?
Strange that you did not get a package in Belgium. According to some people from the Team, only Poles did not get parcels so the wine is in Poland, not in any packaging, soaked parcels etc
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JasonWW wrote:
The raised end of the carrier is spring loaded and you should be able to push down on both the brass piece and the black plastic piece. They are both pushed up with spring pressure.

Maybe the spring has collapsed or is missing?


This information helped a lot. Thank you.

I finally found my small screwdriver set in garage and disassembled carrier.

I also found the problem. On both carriers black plastic piece is really tight fit inside aluminium part. Spring is unable to push it up if pressed down and it’s stopping brass piece from going all the way up. Somehow on one carrier black piece was pushed down and caused problem. I pushed it up all the way now on both carriers and as I see they don’t contact anything so no chance of pushing down (only if pressed with fingers when changing cells). Brass piece now makes good contact and spring works on it.

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Jimmy007 wrote:
thommy wrote:
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Aslan wrote:
I’m probably the last who got flashlight from the first batch…..
No you are NOT. I still didn’t recived my 2 pcs of GT. There is also a few others who didn’t recived GT or recived damaged and waiting for replacement.

Here also,

not recieved my GT from the first batch (only the head in a dammaged carton box)

still waiting for the GT tube with batteries

contacted a guy named ‘Leo’ from Lumintop and this is what he told me:

_____Hello,

The issue was caused by the forwarder and they are checking the shipment.

We have contacted with the forwarder to give us the result.

I will get back to you when I have the updated result from forwarder.__

I also ordered/payed for a short tube with the question if there is a possibility to get a endcap too (so I can test the head if it’s works)

Not recieved this short tube and as usually NO answer from MR NEAL Oops

I am getting tired of this all, they recieved my money last year and I have nothing in return!!!

Shame on you whoever is involved!!!

_


Hehe … I got exactly the same message from Leo. I wonder when will the next information be?
Strange that you did not get a package in Belgium. According to some people from the Team, only Poles did not get parcels so the wine is in Poland, not in any packaging, soaked parcels etc

On 11/02/2018 both te 2 packages (Head & Tube) are shipped.
A few weeks later I recieved only 1 package, the head in a terrible damaged carton box packed by the master him self…Mr.???.

The second package is never arrived and according the tracking it is still in transit.(73 days)

I think it is lost or soaked in the cargo of a large ship on it’s route to Europe.

No respons from anyone who is involved with the sell of the GT, except a standard answer via email from a guy who calls himself LEO.

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XXX-Man wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
The raised end of the carrier is spring loaded and you should be able to push down on both the brass piece and the black plastic piece. They are both pushed up with spring pressure.

Maybe the spring has collapsed or is missing?


This information helped a lot. Thank you.

I finally found my small screwdriver set in garage and disassembled carrier.

I also found the problem. On both carriers black plastic piece is really tight fit inside aluminium part. Spring is unable to push it up if pressed down and it’s stopping brass piece from going all the way up. Somehow on one carrier black piece was pushed down and caused problem. I pushed it up all the way now on both carriers and as I see they don’t contact anything so no chance of pushing down (only if pressed with fingers when changing cells). Brass piece now makes good contact and spring works on it.


Make sure it’s stays springy. Maybe you have a metal file, nail file or sand paper and can reduce the diameter of the black plastic piece a tiny bit so it never gets stuck again.

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Neal wrote:
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I will go to lumintop tomorrow to ship the GTs with them.
we will try to ship out the packages this week

so if you forget to send me the phone number, or need to change address,
pls hurry up send me email or PM

Great

Also, any good news about some “lost” package for some member here?

tracking say already sent in 11 feb 2018 and until now there is NO update?

thanks

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On 11/02/2018 both te 2 packages (Head & Tube) are shipped.
A few weeks later I recieved only 1 package, the head in a terrible damaged carton box packed by the master him self…Mr.???.

I think it is lost or soaked in the cargo of a large ship on it’s route to Europe.

No respons from anyone who is involved with the sell of the GT, except a standard answer via email from a guy who calls himself LEO.


I believe Lumintop is still waiting for the package trace info as per this post from 7 days ago.
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1308594#comment-1308594

Didn’t you already ask Paypal for a full refund? One of your posts said you were waiting on the refund.

thommy wrote:

Package not moved since 11/02/2018 (58 days)…waiting patient for full refund.

If that is true, why do you care about the battery tube? This is a bit confusing.

Ps, when you are mean and insulting, people don’t want to help you. That is a lesson life teaches us.

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Aslan wrote:
I’m probably the last who got flashlight from the first batch) and here’s a flashlight with me)


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i’m from the first batch and not receiving my GT yet Ughh

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I’m from the first batch and not receiving my GT yet Ughh

Luckily there are only a few people left from the first batch who have not got their light yet. These are being handled on a case by case basis.

I assume you filled out the new form that was posted on April 12? Has anyone contacted you with any info yet? Have they said they are doing a package trace?

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JasonWW wrote:
zelee wrote:

I’m from the first batch and not receiving my GT yet Ughh

Luckily there are only a few people left from the first batch who have not got their light yet. These are being handled on a case by case basis.

I assume you filled out the new form that was posted on April 12? Has anyone contacted you with any info yet? Have they said they are doing a package trace?

i already contact leo from lumintop to check the package since its not moving from 11 feb, so i will wait further info from him

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Are we closer to receive PM for the people on the third batch GB?

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Are we closer to receive PM for the people on the third batch GB?

The 3rd batch went out last week, it goes up to 1425 or 1450 on the list, the final batch will be next month.

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I know I am on the third batch GB but I don’t remember my number. Can you check for me? Thanks.

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I know I am on the third batch GB but I don’t remember my number. Can you check for me? Thanks.

#1592, so you will be in the fourth and final batch of PM’s.

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Thank you. Thumbs Up

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I am in 3rd batch paid and forgot my numbers. Any info how to get it? Thanks.

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I am in 3rd batch paid and forgot my numbers. Any info how to get it? Thanks.

You list numbers? They are in post 5 of the OP, simply use CTRL + F to search for your user name.
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Texas_Ace wrote:
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I am in 3rd batch paid and forgot my numbers. Any info how to get it? Thanks.
You list numbers? They are in post 5 of the OP, simply use CTRL + F to search for your user name.
Yep.. post #5.. http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1295375#comment-1295375

You are numbers 1392 & 1517.

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JasonWW wrote:

Make sure it’s stays springy. Maybe you have a metal file, nail file or sand paper and can reduce the diameter of the black plastic piece a tiny bit so it never gets stuck again.

I will fix it when I get some free time, but for now it can work.

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JasonWW wrote:
thommy wrote:

On 11/02/2018 both te 2 packages (Head & Tube) are shipped.
A few weeks later I recieved only 1 package, the head in a terrible damaged carton box packed by the master him self…Mr.???.

I think it is lost or soaked in the cargo of a large ship on it’s route to Europe.

No respons from anyone who is involved with the sell of the GT, except a standard answer via email from a guy who calls himself LEO.


I believe Lumintop is still waiting for the package trace info as per this post from 7 days ago.
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1308594#comment-1308594

Didn’t you already ask Paypal for a full refund? One of your posts said you were waiting on the refund.

thommy wrote:

Package not moved since 11/02/2018 (58 days)…waiting patient for full refund.

If that is true, why do you care about the battery tube? This is a bit confusing.

Ps, when you are mean and insulting, people don’t want to help you. That is a lesson life teaches us.

I am not mean, some other people are mean, they don’t answer emails….

I have not PayPal for a full refund, was just a thought of me because no one seems to care about the lost of the package (they don’t even answer me)
Sorry for the misunderstanding, English is not my native language…

Glad you got your GT in time Mr Jason, if you where in my position you would probely also be very disillusioned.

Who is the bad guy…the one who payed for almost a half year and got nothing in return, or the persons who recieved my money and did there job not so well (see poor package) and even don’t answer or give a update regarding the shipment that is lost or whatever…

Sorry Mr Jason, I am a very understanding person, but they cross the limits in handling customers.

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thommy, i can understand your frustration with the GT head and can’t use it at all.
Nothing much you can do except to wait until parcel arrive eventually or refund from Lumintop. Maybe they will resend the tube+tail cap without the batteries. The batteries can be the culprit if not declared properly. Gearbest stop shipping batteries to many countries now, shipping batteries are always problematic.

And what you can do too is to submit a paypal dispute and discuss with Neal/Lumintop from there when paypal protection is going to end. This is to solve the problem with peace of mind.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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I think I see my box in that pile!!! Yes, yes I do!!!

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I think I see my box in that pile!!! Yes, yes I do!!!

Me too!

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Texas_Ace wrote:
sherman2k wrote:
Are we closer to receive PM for the people on the third batch GB?

The 3rd batch went out last week, it goes up to 1425 or 1450 on the list, the final batch will be next month.

I’m assuming it wasn’t 1450 as I believe I hold that spot and have received no correspondence (which isn’t a problem. No rush here).

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okreddirt wrote:
I think I see my box in that pile!!! Yes, yes I do!!!

Me too!

Me three!

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okreddirt wrote:
I think I see my box in that pile!!! Yes, yes I do!!!

Now I see yours, too! Definitely!
But unfortunately I have to tell you, it looks a little bit too light to me. I’m sure, one carrier is missing there Silly Wink

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