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Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:57 pm
by Rodney Wertz
I got my e-mail! I ordered from the US store 8 Aug 2012. Invoice date 19 Oct 2012. Is anyone else in the US getting shipping confirmation? I guess I will continue to watch re-runs of Pinky and the Brain this weekend and build my giant robot to take over the world next week. Watch your backside everyone next week.

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:54 am
by wallarug
Rodney Wertz wrote:I got my e-mail! I ordered from the US store 8 Aug 2012. Invoice date 19 Oct 2012. Is anyone else in the US getting shipping confirmation? I guess I will continue to watch re-runs of Pinky and the Brain this weekend and build my giant robot to take over the world next week. Watch your backside everyone next week.
It seems that the boards are shipping to each country on different dates based on the amount of boards ordered in each country. UK gets priority over everyone else (surprise, surprise) while other countries are left waiting...even if they ordered before people in the UK.

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:19 pm
by mfletcher
Rodney Wertz wrote:I got my e-mail! I ordered from the US store 8 Aug 2012. Invoice date 19 Oct 2012. Is anyone else in the US getting shipping confirmation? I guess I will continue to watch re-runs of Pinky and the Brain this weekend and build my giant robot to take over the world next week. Watch your backside everyone next week.
Rodney,

Im the US too, and I got shipping confirmation the exact time as you!

Mark

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:57 pm
by malcolmmp
Rodney Wertz wrote:I got my e-mail! I ordered from the US store 8 Aug 2012. Invoice date 19 Oct 2012. Is anyone else in the US getting shipping confirmation? I guess I will continue to watch re-runs of Pinky and the Brain this weekend and build my giant robot to take over the world next week. Watch your backside everyone next week.
I got a similar email at the same time that was an invoice confirmation, and the order status was changed to 'Completed', but I didn't get an actual shipping confirmation. Ordered on August 8th as well.

I called them today and it sounded like they haven't actually shipped to customers yet, only that the bulk shipment was enroute to their South Carolina warehouse and they'll ship from there. Did you guys actually get shipping numbers?

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:19 am
by jono
Attention Australian Users!

I live in Melbourne and I just received my Gertboard. For some reason, I did not get an email, but it arrived today anyway. I placed my order 9th of Aug at 5:20. It shipped from Chester Hills NSW. Time for an afternoon of soldering!

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:22 am
by Scorbin
Location: Florida, USA.

Ordered gertboard on 8/9/2012
Invoiced on: 10/19/2012

Was on business trip when the email came in. Quickly clicked link to invoice to get tracking info. When to ups.com and entered the tracking number, clicked track... Wow! Delivered! Damn that was FAST! What? Delivered on 02/03/2012 in Russellville, Arkansas? WHT? :?

What a cruel joke! Now I sit and wait...
:)

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:48 am
by Rodney Wertz
Mine is en route. I did not get a tracking number. UPS has an option to track without it. Put in your zip code, country, and PO number. Mine will be here by the end of the day Wednesday.

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:08 am
by wallarug
Sounds like US is in stock.

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:11 am
by malakai
Due to overwhelming popularity, we have sold out and will no longer be accepting orders. However, we will have additional new and exclusive products coming very soon. We will be announcing the details as soon as they become available on the element14 community's Raspberry Pi group which can be found at newark.com :(

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:19 am
by wallarug
News just in, The Gertboard is no-longer being sold in Australia. What does this mean for my order?

http://www.element14.com/community/thre ... 6?tstart=0

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:26 am
by wallarug
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Just got home,

Gertboard has arrived? :o
I did not recieve a notification or email. This seems odd. But I am happy with the end result. Looks like a job for the weekend.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:12 am
by alexeames
Praise the Lord. :D

Now let's hear about all the fun stuff you're doing with it. :)

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:43 am
by wallarug
alexeames wrote:Praise the Lord. :D

Now let's hear about all the fun stuff you're doing with it. :)
I have to get my friend to build it first. :lol:

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:48 am
by alexeames
wallarug wrote:I have to get my friend to build it first. :lol:
:lol: hahaha

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:28 pm
by fos
I ordered on the 8th for delivery in the US. I received the same email with no tracking info.

I'm still waiting.....

Jeff

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:37 pm
by malcolmmp
malcolmmp wrote:
Rodney Wertz wrote:I got my e-mail! I ordered from the US store 8 Aug 2012. Invoice date 19 Oct 2012. Is anyone else in the US getting shipping confirmation? I guess I will continue to watch re-runs of Pinky and the Brain this weekend and build my giant robot to take over the world next week. Watch your backside everyone next week.
I got a similar email at the same time that was an invoice confirmation, and the order status was changed to 'Completed', but I didn't get an actual shipping confirmation. Ordered on August 8th as well.

I called them today and it sounded like they haven't actually shipped to customers yet, only that the bulk shipment was enroute to their South Carolina warehouse and they'll ship from there. Did you guys actually get shipping numbers?
So much for what they told me on the phone. Mine just arrived this morning. Time to break out the soldering iron! :D

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:08 pm
by Scorbin
Received my bag of goodies this morning. As I posted last night, ordered 8/9/12, invoiced 10/19/12, received 12/22/12. Florida, USA.

I do know that I'm going to have to get a magnifier before I start putting it together, those dang surface mount devices are tiny!

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:05 pm
by lee
Just an FYI - I'm in Jersey, ordered a Gertboard kit from Farnell on 15/08/2012 16:12:24 and it arrived via UPS today (23/10/2012).

Unfortunately, I now have no time to assemble or play with it. I might stick the unopened kit up on ebay for cost (probably below £40 including prepaying VAT and recorded delivery to the UK) and buy a pre-assembled board when they're available, depending on what Farnell say in the coming week(s). Shame it didn't arrive before work exploded!

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:13 pm
by wallarug
It seems I got a discount. $50 AUD I paid for it when on the E14 website it is listed as $70

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:14 pm
by Dweeber
wallarug wrote:It seems I got a discount. $50 AUD I paid for it when on the E14 website it is listed as $70
I guess you forgot you posted this?
wallarug wrote:INCREASE IN PRICE:
I have just check the Gertboard site on Element14. The Price has increased by $13.50 from $57.00 (AUD) to $70.50 (AUD). Is this a sign that the shipment of the Gertboard is near? Also, if I have ordered one already at the original price, will I have to pay more?
Now you have your answer. Normally when you place an order for something and the price goes up, you get it for what you ordered it for.

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:50 pm
by danringer
Consider shipping to u.s. ? Please
lee wrote:Just an FYI - I'm in Jersey, ordered a Gertboard kit from Farnell on 15/08/2012 16:12:24 and it arrived via UPS today (23/10/2012).

Unfortunately, I now have no time to assemble or play with it. I might stick the unopened kit up on ebay for cost (probably below £40 including prepaying VAT and recorded delivery to the UK) and buy a pre-assembled board when they're available, depending on what Farnell say in the coming week(s). Shame it didn't arrive before work exploded!

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:00 am
by wallarug
Gertboards are no-longer being sold as Kits on Element14. People are looking rather concerned on the other forum. Do we have any news:
http://www.element14.com/community/thre ... 5&tstart=0

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:02 am
by wallarug
Dweeber wrote:
wallarug wrote:It seems I got a discount. $50 AUD I paid for it when on the E14 website it is listed as $70
I guess you forgot you posted this?
wallarug wrote:INCREASE IN PRICE:
I have just check the Gertboard site on Element14. The Price has increased by $13.50 from $57.00 (AUD) to $70.50 (AUD). Is this a sign that the shipment of the Gertboard is near? Also, if I have ordered one already at the original price, will I have to pay more?
Now you have your answer. Normally when you place an order for something and the price goes up, you get it for what you ordered it for.
No-one commented on this at the time. That is why I answered it myself. :D

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:28 pm
by lee
danringer wrote:Consider shipping to u.s. ? Please
To send it via Royal Mail with a delivery confirmation to the US it would be over £10 for just shipping cost (according to http://www.royalmail.com/price-finder based on 220g packed weight, within 10 days), so that would be $65ish total ... I don't care so long as I'm covering costs, though.

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:32 pm
by fos
My Gertboard kit arrived today. It is everything I expected. I hope to begin work this weekend. I do have to admit that the board is too densely populated for secondary students with little soldering experience to build.

I'm a happy camper!

Thank you Gert!