sdjf wrote: W. H. Heydt wrote:
sdjf wrote:Has anyone from Allied received their delay emails Jo said we would be getting? 7:43PM California time, no email has come from them.
The last line of the e-mail I got from RS is:
RS Components & Allied Electronics
Hmm, I see I was not clear enough. While RS and Allied are the same parent company, I believe the stocks for orders placed from Allied and from RS, as well as the delays, may be different.
Certainly the table Jo posted applies to orders placed on the RS site and not the Allied site, which has a different numbering system - unless all Allied orders are getting delayed to November as they start with a 2 because it is Allied, nothing to do with the actual sequence number.
Since I ordered from Allied, I am interested in hearing from others who ordered specifically from Allied, to see if they have gotten the emails that Jo says would be going to customers affected by this additional 5 week delay.
If I do not get that email, and others do who placed their orders from the Allied site, then maybe my order will NOT be delayed - that would be way cool!
If we're not careful, this is quickly going to devolve into multiple levels of indirection...
1. My most recent order from RS/Allied for two Pis was placed on 5 July. FedEx picked it up in Dallas, TX on 24 August, with an estimated delivery on 29 August.
2. The e-mail I received today, stating that orders would be delayed, was from RS, with an "eu.rs-email" reply domain. Thus I conclude that the e-mail came from the company headquarters in the UK. That I did order a Pi (at one time) through the UK site may be why I was sent that e-mail, even though my most recent order for Pis is through Allied. Another consideration is that I have a couple of Pi-related oustanding orders (cases) from RS in the UK. (This is why I asked for an expected shipping schedule for *cases*, since those have been on backorder for some time.).
The first Pi I bought from RS (ordered on 3 March...I don't recall the delivery date, but I could look it up...I'm an e-mail packrat), was shipped from the UK.
The two distributors are RS and Farnell. I presume that the non-UK subsidiaries are either shipped Pis in bulk from the UK or they are shipped directly to the subsidiaries from the manufacturing facility in China. In either case, allocations are almost certainly decided in the UK, and--one presumes--based on demand balanced across the various subsidiaries.
The only clear thing I see in all of this is that demand has been ramping up at least as fast, and possibly faster, than production has been. Whether this is good or bad probably depends on where you sit.