I have a contact at the TrustFire factory. I have already developed a small relationship with them, having ordered 1x AK-90 and 3x Z5’s. And today, I just ordered my T90-2 :).
Aside: I will provide all documentation necessary to prove that I am dealing with the company that builds TrustFire flashlights. The quality of the work that comes in is, of course, top notch. My most recent order was QC’d on January 2nd, 2014, and arrived oh…a week after? Honestly, no flaws on any of these products that I’ve found yet.
I’ve set up a simple Google Form that I’m using to try and gauge interest in a group buy. I’m going to be honest with you guys, shipping is going to be expensive for this. Understandably, the factory wants to use the most reliable, fastest shipping options to ensure easy delivery. To the US, the total package is about $80 to ship—about $50 without the aluminum gift box. I unfortunately can’t offer a better rate, as I don’t have the space or time to have them drop shipped to me via cheap freight, and then distributed to you individually.
Assuming the group buy goes through, I will contact each of you and ask you to fill out a form with your PayPal email address, shipping address, and what you want included in the order.
Let’s see how this goes! NOTE: The form above is NOT an order form. It is not a commitment to purchase in any way, shape, or form. It is a tool I am using to gauge interest in a group buy, and it will give me leverage when negotiating packages and prices.
Question: What sort of price can you get?
Answer: I’m not sure yet. For 1 unit, the core price is $132.2—but shipping is $80 [DHL Express, 5-7 business days]. If you’re willing to sacrifice the aluminum gift box, shipping drops to $50. And remember, that’s before I have even asked for any sort of group buy pricing. Price will entirely depend on interest. The more, the better! I’ll get some rough quotes for her today (5, 10, 15, 20, etc.)
- Package - Almost everyone is choosing the Flashlight Only option. This is good, as it will help keep shipping costs low. I’m sure the shoulder strap will be thrown in because it weighs next to nothing.
- Pricing - Email sent, response TBD. Holiday coming up.