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by varkey
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: just got my share of pi in Delhi,India
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Re: just got my share of pi in Delhi,India

Hi prohit, Can you please share your ordering details like when u ordered and how long you waited etc.. I have ordered with RS and expecting delivery any time. Through which courier did you receive ur Pi (DHL...). How much did you pay for the courier men for the customs and duty. Please, let me kno...
by varkey
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17172

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

Its just a hub right, it should be fine!

You only need one socket for the hub, you can attach the RPi power cable to one of the USB ports on the hub itself! :P
by varkey
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17172

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

^ Yes, it worked fine.

They still have the 7 port hub -- http://www.futurebazaar.com/belkin-drum ... /pd/74936/

You can get a further Rs 150 off with the cde WOWFB.

Or -- http://www.indiaplaza.com/4-port-deskto ... l10-10.htm
by varkey
Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17172

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

I know few guys who ordered from element14 India / Kitnspares in the first week of launch and who received their Pi about 2 weeks back.

If you order now, you probably won't get it until August or so.
by varkey
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17172

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

maxmiaggi wrote:I was almost done with my payment through VISA when RS showed the error "Declined (General)".
Now what does that mean?! I have given all the details correct as per best of my knowledge! :(
Try paying through PayPal.
by varkey
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17172

Re: I am stuck. Please help me.

I had expressed my interest in buying Raspberry Pi from element14 website. I didn't know about KitsnSpares at that time. After months of waiting, element14 mailed me the link for buying raspberry pi through their website but there is no option for purchase (I think I need to register before that). ...
by varkey
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17172

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

You can order from http://in.element14.com/ as well. I think it will come to Rs 3000 from there.

Unless you are a company they ask you to order from Kitsnspares. Call and confirm before placing the order.
by varkey
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17172

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

You need to use this link to order from element14 India -- http://shopping.kitsnspares.com/bon1/pr ... d=73036143

Comes to Rs 2950 after taxes and shipping.
by varkey
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17172

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

Customs duties are very high for India. I had to pay 1024 Rs Customs. So the net cost of shipping a RPi to India is [email protected]/$ + 1024 = Rs. 3380 (approx) Well, in that 1024 INR, 350 INR is DHL's handling charge and the actual duty is only ~ 700 INR. And if RS had categorized it as a computer perphe...
by varkey
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17172

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

Yes, the GBP rates are better :)

Mine was delivered in two weeks and I was given dispatch estimate of 3 weeks, so maybe they will send it sooner! :)
by varkey
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17172

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

You should have made the payment through Paypal, the exchange rate would've been better! :P

Anyway nothing to worry, the Mastercard Secure Code is only mandatory for domestic Indian transactions. For international transactions it's the website's decision whether to use Mastercard SecureCode or not.
by varkey
Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17172

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

^ Sure, I should get it in a few days time.
by varkey
Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17172

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

Cool! :) Well, I ordered a Belkin 4 Port Powered USB Hub from FutureBazaar today -- http://www.futurebazaar.com/belkin-f4u040sa-drumstick-4-port-desktop/pd/74935/ (Use the code WOWFB to get Rs 150 off :P) For the HDMI --> DVI Adapter you can check eBay -- http://www.ebay.in/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trk...
by varkey
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17172

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

Yep, that's what I had to pay!

Rs 2365 to RS and Rs 1040 to DHL as Customs and DHL Handling Fee! Total ~ Rs 3.4k

Or you can wait 2-3 months and get it from element14 India for Rs 2665 shipped - all incl (well, this was the price at launch time, don't know whether they will change it)
by varkey
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 91006

Re: Invitation to order from RS

Ordered on may 16th, order No. 73xx. As I understand from the posts here I should have gotten at least a dispatch email. Nothing yet. What can be the reason for that? Anybody else in the same situation? Did you order any thing else with the Pi? Power supply or something? Maybe RS is holding the shi...
by varkey
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17172

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

The code you got from RS, can be used only on the UK site and you will most likely be charged close to INR 1000 as duty and DHL handling fee. element14 and RS are two different companies, so you can't use the RS invite to order from element14. AFAIK, element14 has stopped taking new orders until the...
by varkey
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The most expensive R-Pi of the world!
Replies: 87
Views: 12814

Re: The most expensive R-Pi of the world!

^ True.

In my case, the actual duty was about 12.5 USD and 7.5 USD was DHL's Handling fee! :evil:
by varkey
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The most expensive R-Pi of the world!
Replies: 87
Views: 12814

Re: The most expensive R-Pi of the world!

Actually davez, as I explained in my first post, I do know quite well the taxation rules (and exceptions) and I was mislead by RS's definition of a DHL courier delivery as "standard shipping". Standard mail imports to Brazil are never taxed when below US$ 50, whereas courier shipping always pays im...
by varkey
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 91006

Re: Invitation to order from RS

Benja wrote:Concrats! How much extra did you have to pay?
:)

1050 INR ~ 20 USD! :-(
by varkey
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I got my Pi too!
Replies: 7
Views: 1899

Re: I got my Pi too!

I got mine from RS too, order # 103xx :)

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by varkey
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 91006

Re: Invitation to order from RS

My Pi just came, order # 103xx

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by varkey
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Question about RS shipping
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: Question about RS shipping

I placed the order on 17th May and was given an estimate of 3 weeks. My Pi was shipped on May 30th, within 2 weeks by DHL.

Additional fees depend on your import laws I believe. I am being charged INR 1000 ~ USD 20 extra as import duty and DHL handling fee! :(
by varkey
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 91006

Re: Invitation to order from RS

My friend's order 127xx also got shipped today by DHL to India
by varkey
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 91006

Re: Invitation to order from RS

@Benja : Did DHL charge you anything extra as import duty or anything like that?
by varkey
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What exactly does the Unique Activation Code suggest?
Replies: 12
Views: 2694

Re: What exactly does the Unique Activation Code suggest?

I placed the order on May 17th, my order number was 10xxx and was shipped on May 30th, although I received the notification only today.

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