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by Skygod
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is your country website the best one to choose?
Replies: 0
Views: 434

Re: Is your country website the best one to choose?

<t>Whilst I'm sure that the RPF will manage to get some standardising of pricing for delivery and charging for delivery, I will still need to be very careful in the timing of a purchase.<br/> <br/> The Model A will be $25 which is around 750 Thai Baht. I need to get it into Thailand with a purchase ...
by Skygod
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Reply from RS in Klingon
Replies: 17
Views: 3159

Re: Reply from RS in Klingon

Shipping to Qo'noS is how much?
by Skygod
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 34762

Re: RS Components

<t>According to the mail headers I actually got my register interest from RS on Friday, March 02, 2012 2:33:47 AM, so it looks like I could  be one of the early ones.<br/> <br/> Now if I were to get allocated one of the early batches, I'm going to be 'gutted', because I have now decided to wait for ...
by Skygod
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can we get a wiki started?
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: Can we get a wiki started?

Top Menu - Right Hand Side
by Skygod
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "You did well!", "I'm not mad" and other stuff like that
Replies: 37
Views: 4713

Re: "You did well!", "I'm not mad" and other stuff like that

<t>Dear Liz,<br/> <br/> I was also guilty of 'venting' on the 29th and I apologise for that. We were excited already regarding the 'get the alarm clock' and 'they'll be an announcement'. The board went 'offline', the tension mounted and then the 'curve ball' caught us by surprise. I'm sure that we c...
by Skygod
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Foundation
Replies: 21
Views: 5177

Re: The Foundation

<r>This is an excerpt from the Homepage of one of the Trustees :<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rdm34/raspi/">http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rdm34/raspi/</URL><br/> <br/> The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK registered charity that aims to promote the study of computer science and electronic...
by Skygod
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Foundation
Replies: 21
Views: 5177

Re: The Foundation

Abishur said:


Check the about us page



Abishur,

The OP has a point. The homepage blog just looks to be about the device itself now and there's no link in the Top Menu, so I guess this is something that needs to be addressed quickly.
by Skygod
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skype Interview - 22nd February
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Re: Skype Interview - 22nd February

<r>I'm pleased that this was not posted until 29th February, but there were people outside of the new distributors and the RPF that knew what was hapenning.<br/> <br/> (Sorry, I can't work out how to embed Flash)<br/> <br/> Here's the link :<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://hardware.slashdot.org/s.....-a...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell selling Raspberry Pi Model B "Chipset" What is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1761

Re: Farnell selling Raspberry Pi Model B "Chipset" What is this?

<t>Ah, you found the 'undercover agent' (sorry, search the term for the reference in another post). Farnell 'screwed' up and had the Raspberry Pi listed in two categories. The one you found was completely wrong as it had break points for volume purchases. The only valid reference number is 2081185. ...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The definitive Farnell Pricing ?
Replies: 0
Views: 617

Re: The definitive Farnell Pricing ?

<t>There are so many threads about the Farnell base price that I feel they need to be consolidated into a general thread.<br/> <br/> Farnell issues it's base price pretty fairly, based on the USD to local currency exchange rate and then adds the Import Duty payable based on the Tariff Number that th...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Farnell price fluctuations
Replies: 18
Views: 4686

Re: Farnell price fluctuations

<t>Goobley said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Well try looking at their French pricing, advertised at €44.82, when one follows the link they seem obliged to add another 12.08€ in delivery even though that was supposed to be included in the previously quoted price (which is already high enough over 35$)<br/> <b...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Farnell price fluctuations
Replies: 18
Views: 4686

Re: Farnell price fluctuations

<t>The foundation will be on a fixed price per unit I'm sure. Farnell change their exchange rates on a regular basis and changes WILL occur. The base price is in USD and to be fair, my research has shown that they are pretty consistent worldwide.<br/> <br/> The Farnell price also includes any Import...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Buying outside of the UK
Replies: 11
Views: 2277

Re: Buying outside of the UK

<r>puckman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> RS does have a Japanese branch but there are no plans to have the PI on sale.<br/> <br/> <br/> It's on their Japanese site here<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://jp.rs-online.com/web/ge.....aspberrypi">http://jp.rs-online.com/web/ge.....aspberrypi</URL><br/> <br/> 3,400 ...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blogs about the launch
Replies: 31
Views: 5854

Re: Blogs about the launch

dukla2000 said:


Farnell were in grief till way past 10:00 as far as I could see.


I remained engaged in battle on the Asian front until 12:45 GMT, but had to admit final defeat with "Your card has been declined!"

Finally 1+1=
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cost of Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: Cost of Raspberry Pi

<t>liamo said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I got an invitation from Farnell Ireland today to pre-order my raspberry pi.<br/> <br/> Low and behold the cost of one of them is €39.20.<br/> <br/> I thought the idea was the Model B would be $35 (€26)?? I stand to be corrected.<br/> <br/> Liamo<br/> <br/> <br/> The...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blogs about the launch
Replies: 31
Views: 5854

Re: Blogs about the launch

<t>dukla2000 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The coordinates of the 21 pounder were noted as 2081185 and work commenced on creating an account at Farnell. Coordinates of the 21 pounder were sent to B Company who similarly had destroyed their RS expression of interest page and were engaged in sorties on the ...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post Pi Launch Snag List (questions not venting)
Replies: 35
Views: 6439

Re: Post Pi Launch Snag List (questions not venting)

<t><br/> How does the $25 shipping charge compare generally with other couriers in Thailand or is this some anomaly due to how Farnell is set up there?<br/> <br/> <br/> There isn't ANYTHING that works the way it does in the West.<br/> <br/> Maybe it's that the Thai site knows the issues with deliver...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: warranty
Replies: 31
Views: 7964

Re: warranty

Yes exactly. "They’ll be manufacturing and distributing...".

I just wondered when these companies started manufacturing products, as I've never heard of either having manufacturing capability.
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: An idea for those who get the raspberry pi.
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Re: An idea for those who get the raspberry pi.

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> While the website was down, I put up this page to help explain the RPi to confused twitterers.<br/> <br/> <br/> The Farnell FAQ is quite interesting, because it states :<br/> <br/> Q. I’ve placed an order. Will I be charged?<br/> <br/> A.We won’t take any payment un...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: warranty
Replies: 31
Views: 7964

Re: warranty

<r>Does anybody know when RS and Premier Farnell become manufacturers?<br/> <br/> I was always under the impression that they were solely distribution channels.<br/> <br/> An older article on their website at <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....nty/page-2">http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.......
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post Pi Launch Snag List (questions not venting)
Replies: 35
Views: 6439

Re: Post Pi Launch Snag List (questions not venting)

<t>I was bored , so I had a good look around many of the Farnell websites and it would appear that the pricing is based on the Base Price of $35 with any Import Duty already added. Here are my findings with exchange rates simply based on Google conversions.<br/> <br/> Every site has it's own policy ...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Strippers
Replies: 22
Views: 4631

Re: Strippers

Scruffy Hazel
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So: what do you all think about the Model A news?
Replies: 41
Views: 7287

Re: So: what do you all think about the Model A news?

The only scenario I can think of would be if he'd bought USB hubs, he could have got USB hubs with Ethernet for around the same price and save $10 on each mainboard.
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blogs about the launch
Replies: 31
Views: 5854

Re: Blogs about the launch

<t>Skygod said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The website has crashed. Okay, maybe I"ll go back and check further on RS. Nope, thats also 'processor challenged' now.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Another 'news' report by a 'Technology Reporter' claims the following :<br/> <br/> US technology company Raspberry Pi’s cre...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many Rpi's on order?
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: How many Rpi's on order?

<t>Abishur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> ... three of those "back orders" are mine.   <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> RS UK have two 'registers' from me. RS Thailand has one. Farnell Thailand has one. Farnell Singapore has one. - How many Model Bs that I have 'registered an interest' to buy will i actually buy? N...

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