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Top right of the home page allows you to select the language. May not be in english at login, but that is the drop down for language selection to change to english, or other languages.

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Aliexpress comes up in a foreign language for me. Can’t use it. How do English speakers use it?
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Interesting, I’ve not used them for over a year at this point. I used to use them for flashlights and tools etc.
I remember maybe a year and a half ago I was asked by them to review some lights which sounded ok until they sent me a bizarre google docs spreadsheet
thing I had to fill in and I could only review a load of lights I had either never heard of or looked like ebay fodder.
Turned them down. I didn’t get a professional feeling from them at that point so I’m not surprised if they are now gone.

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Camaro wrote:
Top right of the home page allows you to select the language. May not be in english at login, but that is the drop down for language selection to change to english, or other languages.

arow55 wrote:
Aliexpress comes up in a foreign language for me. Can’t use it. How do English speakers use it?

Worked thanks.
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AE probably will kill them all eventually.

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Maybe Banggood will GO soon, too. One can hope….

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Good riddance to GearBest’s terrible customer service.

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Good Old Days...

Shout out to all ex-GearBest reps for bringing in these fun projects for BLF. 

 

 

 

 

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Yep, I still got 2 of those Zaflare lanterns (T1?). One right here in front of me.

Came in handy last Christmas when a tree keeled over and knocked down powerlines. Had nice warm-white light all night on one charge. Magnetic base, so stuck it to the frame of the doorbell-chime, nice and high vs a table-lamp shining right in my eyes.

And the (also Zanflare) F1 lights I still say have probably the best thought-out design I’d seen in a long time, before and since.

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That S1 mini was the best – great output with the aspheric lens.

I managed to snap up 4 of the T1 lanterns, one for each member for the family. Still going strong apart from one USB charge port dropping inside the light.

The C8F I got is not one of my favorites.

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I still got the zanflate lantern and use it from time to time, love the output and strong magnet. It would’ve been an excellent lantern if not for the overly complicated UI.

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……Skillhunt H03 with code -24$ ;)))

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We did many GBGB for Nitecore, JETBeam, Skilhunt, Fitorch, Sunwayman, and even Olight Batons. wink

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Good Old Days…

Thanks for this post freeme. I was admiring the Zanflare F1 yesterday. Such a great light.

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Oh well, how times has passed…and changed.

In 2014, I made the first successfull analyzing charger group buy with GearBest in the Opus BT-c3100 v2.0…we sold almost a thousand back then. Martin (M4dM4x) even just posted in the thread as a new member in BLF, among other new members and affiliates that would eventually take over and actively organize group buys.

I helped GB facilitate numerous group buys, all sorts of giveaways…like 11.11, mid-year sale, father’s day, Chinese New Year, most importantly their own Birthday Anniversary for 6 straight years, etc., etc., until they finally reneged on the agreement and failed to send out the prizes to the winners in their 6th Birthday Anniversay on June, 2020. It was during this time that I felt things are not doing fine with them.

I immensely enjoyed our cooperation for 7 years though, as I never accepted their offer to become an affiliate in our group buy efforts.

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I haven’t gotten over losing Sears yet.

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Good Old Days…

Thanks for this post freeme. I was admiring the Zanflare F1 yesterday. Such a great light.

A very awesome flashlight era that was. To me Gearbest had the best stupid good deals. $10 Zanflare F1, $0.99 Liitokala 101 charger. The best deal ever was with Gearbest; I got an Imalent DT35 (sealed) for around $60. Absolutely bonkers.

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Yeh, that’s why I usually had 2-3 GB shipments up in the air at any given time. Stoopit-good deals like the ’101s, the under-a-buk toofbrush-style USB lights, etc.

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they wont be missed lol.. not sure when i last bought something.. 2017 maybe?

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Gearbest resurrected ? The site seems to work now

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Yeah !!!!

Clicked on the GB link for nostalgia & , there appears to be a functioning website !

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Nice!

Although I'm not a huge Gearbest fan, at times they have some good exclusive items that you can't get anywhere else.

And, frankly, the more competition there is in the market, the better.

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The Zanflare F1 was an excellent budget light. Constant frequency strobe that was memorized. Not aware of any budget light that can do that now.

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In the past, my usual approach to all webshops was, who needs insurance.

I have been reading up on GB. It seems that a lot of uninsured goods from GB go MIA.
But maybe that was only from the era they acually sold something.
Looked at their new website and must say that I’m not impressed by their prices.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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old4570 wrote:
Yeah !!!! Clicked on the GB link for nostalgia & , there appears to be a functioning website !

ping fails tho
https://www.websitenotworking.com/gearbest.com

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IMHO GB is doing something very clumsy with their website.
After the ******-search “nitecore site:gerabest.com” you come to the Nitecore corner.
From there you can go anywhere as long as you are NOT clicking on home page.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Gearbest site is back! Loading time is speedy too.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Things have not been going well for GB since the fall of 2019. Their strategy to turn things around was apparently some kind of micro budgetting. Which in reality was more like cheating customers. With their CS as special forces. Good choice on their website, but no stock. What’s left were high priced lights with unknown brands.

When I joined BLF there was some GB bashing going on, I never understood why. IMHO they were at least on par with BG. Good CS, I never felt cheated. All that changed in 2019. Have not ordered anything since then. Can’t say I miss them.

And there was the Gearbest data breach https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/gearbest-hack/. Their customer database was left wide open. When confronted about it, Gearbest denied it, then later said “it’s fixed”. Weeks later, someone posted that it was indeed not fixed, and never was. In fact, he showed how anyone with the slightest computer knowledge could view the GB database. Wide open to the public.

Personally, I don’t trust any of these companies, including Aliexpress. If they don’t take paypal, I don’t buy from the them.

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freeme wrote:

Gearbest site is back! Loading time is speedy too.

Yeah, it loads a “page isn’t working” really fast.. lol

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https://isitdownorjust.me/gearbest-com/

The homepage is inaccessible but I can accesss individual pages: https://www.gearbest.com/new-products/

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