[PART 1] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Group buy officially closed! Lights shipping.

Hmmmm….??? Where did you read about it?

I would like to see a lantern type thrower project with a bigger reflector…

Something like this…

That would be neat…. :+1:

hmm, i sent an email to Neal, no reply, still no tracking code

At the moment, it was post #19,000.

I am sure about that.

I think you can already get that type of light. It would probably use a tiny little 400 lumen led, I can’t remember the name, and create an extremely focused little hot spot. Or you could build an aspheric thrower. The Lance of Ra is 2.6mcd. Again, tiny little focused hot spot so these are not like a practical everyday use type of light. They are quite specialized.

The GT already falls into a small market segment with its super long distance. A 2mcd light would be in an even smaller market segment. I know I am not interested in such a light.

But no, I gave not heard of such a blf project.

Btw, here is a list of the longest throwing flashlights.

Maxabeam, 52mcd, wow.

Is there by any chance a group buy happening anytime soon again?

No, just retail sales. I’m sure there will be some discount codes, so not full retail prices.

Wonder who was my squirrel? Just kidding. :sunglasses:
Why people delete post?

Thanks. Many are sending him their lights. I think it is worthy, the led alone is USD125.
5000+lumens at 1.6+Mcd is crazy.

Yes, I remember what TA said.
Perhaps, Nial has his own opinion about this.
From the short message of Neal I can not understand this:

“ship to Israel is expensive, can u pay the difference of shipping. $45

I’m in the first group.
All payments were made on time.
I bought another 8 batteries for the flashlight.
I bought a bag and a lantern cover from Neal.
Now Neal wants another $ 45.
I feel trapped.

I have no idea(((

TA should be back on the forum later today. Let’s see what he has to say.

I hope he can help me.
By the way, I choose a registered shipping with no batteries.
I start as a buyer in internet in 2005.
PayPal - eBay
US shops
Japan shops
Europa shops
Never nobody do not ask me about extra for shipping.

That’s why such a request made me confused.
I have vague suspicions that the sender simply does not know where Israel is.)))

I paid extra for the shipment to make things easier but, according to the latest official data, it was delivered to someone more than two months ago in Dayton, OH - USA because “it seems they change to send to US because the expensive shipping fees to Uruguay”

PS. TA was informed at the time, more than two weeks ago, but still has not gotten anything from Neal

I remember someone received extra GT and highlighted here in this thread. Could it be yours? Or Neal has given you a wrong tracking number.

This is getting ridiculous, g_sintornillos paid extra for shipping and they still told him that it was expensive to send it to Uruguay?! What the hell, just get your money and forget it dude.

I asked Neal if my light is sent already. If i do not get reply today i will open PayPal dispute.

They had my money for almost 4 months not including the first deposit ( 8 months or so on that one) and i still haven’t received anything, not even single message after few sent emails to Neal.

Did all of last 50 get their tracking number?

I got nothing…

I do not know, Neal’s only response was: “it seems they change to send to US because the expensive shipping fees to Uruguay”

Sorry everyone, I stopped getting updates about this thread for some reason and was so busy yesterday I forgot to check in manually.

Wow it blew up. I am heading out the door now, I will try to get on a bit later. If someone wants to give me a cliff notes version of the last 6 pages that would be great.

I am giving Neal this week to get things in Gear. If he doesn’t start doing what he signed on to do, then we will be forced to look for alternative options.

Fixing this problem is what yesterday was spent on for me. All I can say is I am so glad all we have to worry about is a delay and not actual issues with the lights. Man that GB looks to be a nightmare. On the plus side my time seems to have paid off…