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

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Goodtobeking wrote:
My GT arrived yesterday. Just outside of Cincinnati for anyone that’s interested. And I have to say, I was a little put off by the box. Slight damage, but I thought it was smaller than it should be. Then I opened it up and was like “holy sh*t, this thing is ridiculous” and had my moment of giggles. The quality of this thing is insane. Makes my Q8 feel like one of those disposable lights you get at harbor freight, ok not that bad but you get the jist. Thank you to Team Giggles. I can’t wait to take this thing boating and camping in the mountains!

I’m missing my 2 split rings, but that’s no biggie as I already need 1 more for my keys so I will pick some up. 1 of the O-rings on the long tube is nicked up in a couple spots, but I have 2 spares that came with it. And 1 of the carriers “+” spring loaded button is not extending all the way. I seen someone else had this issue here, and fixed it by disassembling the carrier. If I have time tomorrow I will disassemble it and see what I can do. It still works as long as it is the carrier toward the head if I’m using the long tube.

Thanks again Team Giggles. BLF for life!!

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First messing with this monster. Have power lines running behind house...0.4 miles to this tower.  20 second exposure for each.

No giggles

No Giggles

 

Giggles

Giggles

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Now that all the lights have been sent, when will the issues be fixed? Ive been waiting since February for a resolution. Sad

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Bruno28 wrote:
Now that all the lights have been sent, when will the issues be fixed? I’ve been waiting since February for a resolution. Sad

Almost all issues have been fixed already.
An outstanding issues survey was started on March 14th.
A new outstanding issues survey with started on April 12th.
Lights lost in shipping were officially declared lost about 2 or 3 weeks ago (I can’t remember the date) and those replacement lights were shipped out last week.

From May 19th:

Texas_Ace wrote:
Just giving an update, I don’t have all the details but I can confirm that the GT shipments were picked up last week and sent to the forwarder. I am pretty sure this includes both the lost shipments and the new ones.

It will take time for the tracking numbers to filter back down the line to Neal but they are on the way.

Have you been in contact with Neal?
What did he say about a replacement reflector? Did he agree to send a new one?

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uncleJ wrote:
IS THIS ANY HELP FOR MY SITUATION ? I am 1309 on GT purchase list But was not notified when to make the payment.

Check your PM inbox here on BLF, that is where the message was sent, not to your email. I would also edit your email address out of your post.

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I ordered mine on the 6th with the bag and cap set. I got the flashlight tues from DHL, but not the bag and cap. I emailed Neal, but never got a response. Anyone else order the bag and cap? was it shipped separately?

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carljammers wrote:
I ordered mine on the 6th with the bag and cap set. I got the flashlight tues from DHL, but not the bag and cap. I emailed Neal, but never got a response. Anyone else order the bag and cap? was it shipped separately?

It’s been mentioned dozens of times: they ship separately and they ship snail mail.

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Yep JoeRodge….. Thumbs Up … And they do not have a tracking number either… Wink

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My last GT, ordered 19 May & shipped 25 May; should be here 30 May according to DHL text. I am betting on the 29th however. It is resting in Cincinnati, OH atm & since 00:03 today.

3 short tubes arrived today by Amazon.

It will be interesting to see is the 4 straps were able to be crammed into the GT box for the ‘fast DHL trip across the pond’. Or if they suffered the fate of snail mail… Big Smile

No bigger either way……. Wink

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Texas_Ace wrote:
uncleJ wrote:
IS THIS ANY HELP FOR MY SITUATION ? I am 1309 on GT purchase list But was not notified when to make the payment.

Check your PM inbox here on BLF, that is where the message was sent, not to your email.


I would add that you need to contact Neal to see about ordering it now that the sales have been closed. Tell him you were on the list, but missed the deadline.

http://budgetlightforum.com/messages/new/12671

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JasonWW wrote:
Bruno28 wrote:
Now that all the lights have been sent, when will the issues be fixed? I’ve been waiting since February for a resolution. Sad

Almost all issues have been fixed already.
An outstanding issues survey was started on March 14th.
A new outstanding issues survey with started on April 12th.
Lights lost in shipping were officially declared lost about 2 or 3 weeks ago (I can’t remember the date) and those replacement lights were shipped out last week.

From May 19th:

Texas_Ace wrote:
Just giving an update, I don’t have all the details but I can confirm that the GT shipments were picked up last week and sent to the forwarder. I am pretty sure this includes both the lost shipments and the new ones.

It will take time for the tracking numbers to filter back down the line to Neal but they are on the way.

Have you been in contact with Neal?
What did he say about a replacement reflector? Did he agree to send a new one?

Yes I contacted Neal back in Feb/March, he said a replacement would be sent out because the quality of mine was really bad. But this was months ago and still nothing has been sent or updated. Ive sent him one or two emails asking for updates and also filled another survey a few weeks ago and nothing in response was received.

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I was in the second batch. Paid in December ’17. I only received the battery tube. The head is considered lost by the Belgium post/customs. I send numerous to Neal. The last 3 without response…. Sad

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Texas_Ace is the one that contacts Neal for updates. TA typically takes Sunday off and because of the holiday, he might take Monday off too.

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Just a quick check in, All of the missing and current orders should of shipped last week. So they should now be on the way.

Neal did not expect to get the tracking numbers for them until at least the end of this week, most should be delivered by then.

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JasonWW wrote:
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Just a quick check in, All of the missing and current orders should of shipped last week. So they should not be on the way.
I think you meant to say “So they should now be on the way.”

Fixed, I have made that mistake a few times recently in my hurried typing. It is not a good mistake to make to say the least lol.

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Samnavy #108.

For your tracking… tried reporting this issue in the “issues survey” twice with no results.
GT arrived a few months ago, totally happy with it. But, still have not received the batteries I ordered with it.

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Hi, I contacted Neal about my missing batteries. He said that “the shipping company said they can ship the batteries after the May Day”. Now his last message is from one month ago. Has something happend?

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teacher wrote:
My last GT, ordered 19 May & shipped 25 May; should be here 30 May according to DHL text. I am betting on the 29th however. It is resting in Cincinnati, OH atm & since 00:03 today.

3 short tubes arrived today by Amazon.

It will be interesting to see is the 4 straps were able to be crammed into the GT box for the ‘fast DHL trip across the pond’. Or if they suffered the fate of snail mail… Big Smile

No bigger either way……. Wink

DHL is just amazing!! Thumbs Up
  • GT package picked up in HongKong Friday night, 25 May.
  • Leaves HongKong Saturday morning, 26 May
  • Arrives in Cincinnati, OH Saturday night, 26 May
  • Rests for 21 hr 52 min.
  • Then leaves for Birmingham, Al Sunday night, 27 May
  • Delivered to me in Gadsden, AL today, 28 May at 12:35

The 4 straps were in the box also btw. Wink

There was no ‘outer box’ as the first shipments had. But the box & everything in it were in great shape.

I do believe this reflector is the best I have received.

No time to check it out right now besides checking to see if it lights up…. it does. Big Smile

Once again…. great job team!! Smile

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Mops1 wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
Mops1 wrote:
hi Guys Here is my timeline
18.04.18 get mail and PM
18.04.18 Ordered, paid, send Number and Name
18.04.18 Confirmation Mail from Neal no tracking information
02.05.18 1st get (about my neighbor), without additional payment Contents: 1xGT, 8×35E, 1xTailcap, 1x Short Tube In the mailbox a message: not reached (No.2?)
07.05.18 after two appointments (DHL) also got no.2 , additional payment 35,99€ Content: 1xGT, 8×35E, (2xShoulder Strap is missing) no matter ……

Thanks to all who made this monster possible. Hopefully there will be a new EDC soon ….. Big Smile
Best regards ……..Michael


I’m not sure I understand you, but are you saying that you ordered two lights and that one of them arrived without any extra payments but the second light did require an extra payment?

That is pretty odd.

I would think that Neal could ship the shoulder straps inside the GT box. If not, they may be shipped to you in a separate package using a slower and cheaper mail service.

That’s not strange but DHL or Customs ….. LOL
If he would still send the shoulder straps ok but do not stress yourself …….
………………M.

Here is a little Update

25.05.2018 got a message from DHL – now i had to pay for the other GT also 35,99E Sad but the monster is worth it …… Big Smile

best regards ………… M.
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Just got mine today. About an hour ago. Was waiting for the guy on the front step. Outstanding quality. Very easy to understand user manual. Way to go team giggles. Was wondering: it doesn’t matter what end the battery tube goes does it?

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blinker wrote:
Was wondering: it doesn’t matter what end the battery tube goes, does it?

It should not. No electricity flows through it.

The carriers do matter. The raised button top goes toward the head.

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Of course. Thank you.

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The first set of batteries came charged at 3.55. They are almost done. The waiting is killing me. It’s getting dark here. But it is raining. My son is leaving on a fishing trip. I want to wow him with this thing before he goes. He doesn’t know what this thing is about.

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blinker wrote:
Was wondering: it doesn’t matter what end the battery tube goes does it?
It does have an effect on the orientation of the flats with respect to the switch. If I thread one end, they aren’t aligned. The other lines up perfectly. See which one suits you better and stick with it.
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rbmcmjr wrote:
blinker wrote:
Was wondering: it doesn’t matter what end the battery tube goes does it?
It does have an effect on the orientation of the flats with respect to the switch. If I thread one end, they aren’t aligned. The other lines up perfectly. See which one suits you better and stick with it.

I tried it. While it wasn’t perfect, the other way was better than the way I first had it. Thanks for the tip.

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teacher wrote:
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teacher wrote:
As previously stated, bag does not ship with light. No room in box for it.
That really wasn’t my question. Are they shipped at the same time? Obviously they won’t fit in the box, but should there be two tracking numbers? Are they both shipped DHL?

I’m not worried about it; just trying to know what to expect. I apologize that I’ve asked what’s been answered already. It’s not the easiest thing for some of us to track here every day, and then to make up hundreds of posts at one sitting becomes impossible.

No problem. The bag is not shipped DHL & best I remember will not have a tracking number. It will be shipped at a different time most likely & will take a longer time to arrive as it is shipped the cheapo method.
To the USA it will probably take 2 weeks to a month. Thumbs Up

Thanks Teacher. That’s what I needed to know.

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Can’t seem to change my moon setting. I get into the configuration setting, but when it gets to the 2 blink (moon setting) no matter how many times I click it (I’ve tried 1, 2, 6) it always comes out the same. When I reverse ramp it to the bottom it seems to be at its lowest. What am I doing wrong?

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Got my Bag and straps and such Friday or Saturday….was really efficient delivery for us in the 4th batch! Great work guys!

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Received everything except the bag and cap set. Emailed Neal and hopefully I did everything right to get a hold of him. Man this light is awesome!

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My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined… DHL said my GT would be delivered today the 30th. Stood by my window all freaking day and nothing. And when I thought it couldn’t get any worse I just remembered that tomorrow is a national holiday and they will probably bridge in friday as well. Earliest GT delivery pushed to Monday… Oh God why me? Why have you forsaken me?

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