Buying Raspberry Pi in India


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by kvrmurthy » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:07 pm
Hi,

Can anybody give me details on how i can place an order for Raspberry Pi in India?
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by paulmust » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:41 am
search 2191863 in http://in.element14.com/
you can find you need. :mrgreen:
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by raganesh » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:05 am
I got it in India from Kits 'n' Spares: http://shopping.kitsnspares.com/bon1/index.asp

Do a search by "Product Name". Search for "Raspberry Pi". Looks like they are currently out of stock; but their customer service is good and responsive. They should be able to give you a lead time.

The URL shared above is a section for ordering items from element14. Not sure if it is just a commercial arrangement or if Kits 'n' Spares is a subsidiary of element14. Ordering directly from element14 seems cumbersome for Indian customers - you need to have a commercial tax identification number, for example.
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by Abhinav » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:01 pm
Kits'n Spares is just a second company which buys these products and resells them to individuals. (Correct me if I am wrong)

I just ordered my Raspberry Pi from element14. To register at element14 what you need is a TIN (Tax Identification Number) which is provided by the Government of India to electronic resellers and people who pay VAT. Now being an individual we don't pay VAT to the govt. directly so we don't get a TIN.

So the solution to this problem is getting someone else's TIN number preferably a relative's TIN. I used my uncle's number to register at element14.

Remember that you have to register using your name with your address and your relative's company TIN. After making an account, the process is fairly simple.

Hopes this helps.
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by kvrmurthy » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:58 pm
I can only order as an individual, so can i place an order from kits and spare instead? :?:
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by Abhinav » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:22 am
Unfortunately, the Raspberry Pis are out of stock. You will have to wait for at least 2 weeks for Kits'n'Spares to acquire some of them.
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by kvrmurthy » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:05 am
Never mind the waiting, as long as they assure me of one PI atleast :) Thanks for the discussion.

@ abhinav are you anyway associated with Kits n Spares?
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by CPC.co.uk » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:41 am
Hi kvrmurthy :)

We ship to India and have stock now

If you'd like to know more than you can email our export department on internationalsales@cpc.co.uk who'll no doubt be happy to advise you further :)
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by CPC.co.uk » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:28 pm
CPC.co.uk wrote:We ship to India and have stock now


In case you missed the post on our thread, we've sold out now :(
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by Abhinav » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:45 pm
@kvrmurthy No I am not associated with Kits'n'Spares
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by abhi » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:07 am
Hi, i was just checking for a Raspberry Pi model B on http://shopping.kitsnspares.com/bon1/pr ... ?id=370056
and it is available.

I read in one of the FAQ that it does not come with power cable and we have to buy it seprately. Anyone who has bought it from kits and spare can recommend one ?
and how much time they take to deliver in india
?

thanks
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by itimpi » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:24 pm
abhi wrote:I read in one of the FAQ that it does not come with power cable and we have to buy it seprately. Anyone who has bought it from kits and spare can recommend one ?
and how much time they take to deliver in india

The Pi does not come with any power supply a all. What it needs is 5V at 700mA or more (1A recommended). The Pi end uses a micro USB connector of the sort that is now becoming standard on phones and tablet chargers (in the EU using chargers of this sort for phones is now mandated by law).. I would therefore have though that you should have no trouble sourcing this locally (if you do not already have one spare).

An alternative way of powering the Pi is to use a powered USB hub and let the Pi gets its power from the Hub.
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by anupgangwar » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:19 pm
Folks,

I laid my hands on the Pi after a wait of some 3 month (directly ordered on RS Online) and can understand your pain :). In the meanwhile, if you just want to play around with it remotely, we have made one available. You can ssh to pi@122.166.116.143 password raspberry (root too). I have deliberately not changed the root password as for some probing you would want to have it. Please do not hose the board though.

Enjoy,
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by jaromanda » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:41 pm
we must be blessed in Australia

I once had to wait two days for a raspberry pi, because I missed the 6pm cut-off time for next day delivery
I now own 2 RPi - does that mean I own a circumference?
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by udayakumar.ka » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:35 pm
I've purchased mine from http://tenettech.com/product.php?id_product=1899 but still waiting for delivery of product..
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by rajnikumbh » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:42 am
I have ordered a Raspberry PI from Kitsandspares .. when I called them up they told me it would take 3-4 weeks for delivery as they imoprt it .... Anyone here got his PI from this website?
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by balajiprabu » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:21 am
I have ordered one from http://tenettech.com/product.php?id_product=1936

Product has been shipped today and i am waiting for the delivery. May be i get it in a day or two...
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by raganesh » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:51 pm
rajnikumbh wrote:I have ordered a Raspberry PI from Kitsandspares .. when I called them up they told me it would take 3-4 weeks for delivery as they imoprt it .... Anyone here got his PI from this website?


I got mine from kitsnspares. They delivered mine in about two weeks from when I ordered. And yes, the board I received was shipped from the UK, in a package with Farnell/Element14 logo on it.
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by monikxz » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:26 pm
@kvr murthy: Hi just bought it from tenettechtronics in bangalore ,India.... they sell it for 4500. including accessories.
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by udayakumar.ka » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:43 pm
paid the money on 23-Oct, they started shipping 29-Oct. The bad part is i didn't receive it yet. http://tenettech.com/ sucks :)
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by monikxz » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:06 am
@Udayakumar: I had bought it directly from tenettech. Went there and bought it.
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by nitroyogi » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:16 am
Hi all. I ordered 2 RPis on October 15th (in.element14.com) and received them on 20 Oct! I'm in Bangalore. It was fantastic. Got them for Rs. 6003 incl shipping and taxes. I couldn't believe I got the order so quickly and that too the new one with 512 MB RAM!

I've run Arch and XBian on them. XBian works like a charm. Smooth and fast. So far enjoying it as a multimedia box. In process of making a security cam and motion detector with the other one.

Cheers RPi!
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by abhijeet_kasurde » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:32 pm
Can anybody tell me where to buy raspberry pi in India ? Because Kitsnspares site doesn't show any search result. I am do not have TIN number so that I can order on in.element14.com.
Please help :?:
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by plugwash » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:18 pm
the "element14" part of the kitsnspares website seems to be broken right now.

You might want to give them a call and see if they can put the order through manually. The farnell part number is 2191863
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by udayakumar.ka » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:45 am
abhijeet_kasurde wrote:Can anybody tell me where to buy raspberry pi in India ? Because Kitsnspares site doesn't show any search result. I am do not have TIN number so that I can order on in.element14.com.
Please help :?:


I got it from http://tenettech.com/, just today arrived :)
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