That's 9....... one more needed to activate the group buy.
That's 9....... one more needed to activate the group buy.
Aww, , I'll be #10!
Gosh... that was a quick 10 people forming a line... Congrats - you can now hopefully save money.
How are you guys going to organise yourselves to order?
1.Individual orders -Are you going to each buy from the site and tell Ric that you are purchasing as a group? This could be the easiest option with no headache for an individual to coordinate.
2. Group single order - someone takes the lead and orders as a single order - makes one payment and has them shipped to the different addresses - 'drop shipping'
We need to get further info such as spares - I know we have been promised but as a group we can make sure spare bulbs or even a ballast will be made available. I get very obsessive with spares for HID's as they can be difficult to source if you don't know where to get the spares from. Thinking about it this torch is so cheap - it may be easier to buy another one. The spare bulb and ballast for the Jil Light Eznite worked out around $160 (ouch)
Last edited by Mohanjude; 02-22-2012 at 10:17 PM.
I wouldn't mind running the buy. I've done substantial builds here in the past. I suppose that means making the order, receiving it, and parceling out the individual units.
If we decide to go that way, I can do it or if someone else would like to, that would be just peachy too.
Ginseng - Wilkey
That is a generous offer.
Having purchased the HID - I obviously cannot help by joining the list for the torch but I would like to take the oppertunity to buy a Bulb and ballast if possible when the group buy takes place - if you are going to be doing the 'leg work' can you help me with this.
That makes 11!
If any coordination needs to be made, Ginseng has certainly got my vote. However, I could see where shipping cost and time could increase if we do the middle man thing.
Ideally, the seller should just give us a discount code that expires at a pre-determined time, say 7 days. We use the discount code at check out and the group buy price is credited. If another group wants to get the group buy price after the date has expired, they can organize their own group buy. That way the seller benefits from getting these lights into as many has as possible without lowering the price for anyone who didn't take the first leap.
Regarding spares, the seller might organize the page so that group buyers can simply click on the additional items they want, bulb, carrier, etc.
Any other thoughts guys?
Count me in for a GB
If the GB was 1 week earlier, I'd be so in it! I had to pull the trigger 3 days ago together with EMS shipping so that the light makes it here in time(hopefully) for my CPF meet on 24th March. I'm $30 worse off...nnnnnnoooooooooo!!!!!!
Glad to see more than 10 people have interest in group-buy of this HID.
Now we would like to offer 20 coupons for this group-buy.
> Group buy Price: 150usd
> fast DHL: 30usd to USA or canada
> 30usd to West Europe
> by Registered post: 20usd
Now 11 people are on the list:
We only offer 20 coupons for this group buy. So when the last buyer gets MFGB020, the group buy will end.
Here are 3 steps of using the coupon code:
1.Please make an order in our website. (Dont forget write your correct shipping address and correct telephone number)
2.type in your CPF ID and the corresponding coupon code in the postscript row.
3.I will send you a paypal invoice to complete the payment after the order is submited.
Group buy orders will be shipped in the same day on next Tuesday or wednesday.
Last edited by Cnqualitygoods; 02-23-2012 at 04:20 AM.
Thank you for that generous offer. May I ask two questions?
1. Can we purchase replacement bulbs and spare battery carriers? If yes, how, and how much?
2. What would be the unit cost and how much would shipping be if one person in the United States purchased 11 units to go to one address?
Last edited by Ginseng; 02-23-2012 at 05:22 AM.
Last edited by RichS; 02-23-2012 at 08:11 AM.
I would like to climb on the group buy if possible. Oops look like I might have missed it so I will place my order directly, looks like I will be number 12 or so.
Last edited by Alankujala; 02-23-2012 at 08:34 AM.
I just ordered one following the directions posted and he sent me a Paypal bill with the price reduction so I am all paid up. Thanks everyone for working on the group buy and saving me a little money! My total shipped was $177.50 And I took the number 12 spot.
I will start a group buy thread this evening. If you all can wait a day to order, we can see how much of a savings we can get. Of course, you are free to go uour own way. There will be power in numbers.
I got the shipping quote from CN. Savings are substantial.
Ric, I forgot to note that I want the 4300k. Thanks!
Should you decide to act as a specific coordinator for the group buy....if you are receiving orders for those who live in the USA, the supplier will probably ship everything in (1) box, which will save on international shipping costs for everyone. You will then have to break down the shipment and reship them out to the CPF folks. You'll incur additional shipping material costs to repackage the lights individually along with domestic shipping costs to various zipcodes across the USA. You'll have to figure an additional "general" upcharge to handle these expenses. There is also a chance where someone may receive a light that is "damaged" somehow, where the Buyer may approach you for consideration. Also, is someone orders an extra bulb or replacement lens with the light, if they do not receive it, they again may approach you versus the Seller for consideration.
Not trying to poopoo the party, just sharing awareness when coordinating group buys and what dynamics can be involved.
I might get in on the GB too. I'll wait to see how it evolves over the next day or two.
Last edited by stollman; 02-23-2012 at 12:10 PM.
Ric, Any chance of those who already bought one within the last week or so getting one of the 20 slots and getting a $30.00 credit back to PayPal?
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Frankly - if someone just entered 10 or more, the site will sell them for $145 each, not $150 each.
Shipping for 10 is not 10x the shipping for one either, etc.
Paying $150 each, which defrays the cost of shipping to the guy who ordered the 10+ lights is fair though.