Ph1lj2
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Availability in CANADA

Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:02 pm

In short, ZERO (0) - no matter when you ordered it - the US seems to be getting what comes across the pond - NEWARK "Element 14" really don't seem to care.

REALLY frustrating . . .

Malvane
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Re: Availability in CANADA

Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:06 pm

Was going to reply asking how you know when I get an email from Newark saying my Pi's are out the door and with UPS to me in Canada. So I guess some are crossing the border.

gzz
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Re: Availability in CANADA

Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:16 pm

The second the free shipping promo ended, newark now has some in stock for canada.

Go figure............ :evil: :evil:

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:49 pm

I had no problem getting mine from Newark/element14 Canada. The first two took a couple of months back when the Raspberry Pi was launched, but the the third came in ten days.

Lawrence Chan at Creatron in Toronto also has them for $42+tax; check his website for stock. That's cheaper than Newark if you're buying in person.
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gzz
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Re: Availability in CANADA

Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:07 pm

What a joke, newark clearly said they had some in stock (and I placed a order when it was *CLEARLY IN STOCK*) and now its backordered for over a month.

Anyone know if we can cancel the order? I cant seem to find out

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:45 pm

I am in Toronto, Canada. I ordered in July from Allied Electronics in the U.S. and my delivery just arrived today. It was shipped by UPS on Nov. 16th.

I did order the (then?) maximum quantity of ten - a prof in our electrical engineering department wants all the ones I won't keep for myself.

When I ordered they projected around 12 weeks for delivery. This is more like 17 weeks. I hope it is the case that the early rush might be clearing and the order backlogs are easing.

Now I just have to get all the needed cables so I can power it up and see if the units I got are 512MB - I'm hopeful as they shipping about a month after the 512MB bump was announced.

It is good to see that Lawrence at Creatron has some in stock. Their store is just down the street from us here at University of Toronto. He provides a great selection of parts and tools used by our EE students for projects; he carries Arduino boards as well.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:05 am

jimprall wrote:I am in Toronto, Canada. I ordered in July from Allied Electronics in the U.S. and my delivery just arrived today. It was shipped by UPS on Nov. 16th.
Would you mind posting your actual order date, your 10 digit order number (make the last 3 digits x's if you wish)? It would greatly help the rest of us in the queue for orders placed on the Allied site.
jimprall wrote:Now I just have to get all the needed cables so I can power it up and see if the units I got are 512MB.
You do not have to power up to see whether you got 512MB, although I believe that is all they are shipping now. If you search the forums, there is information about how to determine what version board and how many MB you have, from the etchings and presence of mounting holes on vers. 2.

Here is the post, 2G means 256MB and 4G means 512MB, and there are pictures:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/2191
FORUM TIP: To view someone's posting history, sign in, click on their user name, then on "Search User's Posts." || Running ArchLinuxArm on Model 2B and 512MB Model B

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:57 pm

Can not recommend newark anymore, now Im getting spam emails about doing surveys, and now the backorder date has even been pushed back further.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:49 am

Hey Guys;
Im not sure if any of you is around the Montreal area ,but i was picking up some electronic stuff ABRA electronics has the latest version RPI for 49,99 + tax , also they have a branch in New York ;). Since they have it in the Montreal store they should have it there too... Let me know!
http://www.abra-electronics.com/

Ph1lj2
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Re: Availability in CANADA (insult to injury)

Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:07 pm

Just to let you know, beginning of this week (after lots of protesting to Newark online support) - my order went to a delivery of Nov 26 :P . HOWEVER today gone back to DEC 10 :mrgreen:

I used to be really impressed with Newark / Element 14 !.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:17 pm

Just ordered one online from ABRA electronics. I'm new to Raspberry Pi and looking forward to getting started.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:21 am

Just to chime in and give another data point, I also received email notification from Newark that the RPi was in stock. I also confirmed that the web site said "20 ready to ship today", so I ordered from Newark's Canadian site on Nov 17. My order confirmation said "back-ordered", stock expected Nov 26. On Nov 26th, I checked and it said stock was expected Dec 10th.

But on the 27th, I got a shipping notification that it got sent out.

I would have preferred knowing the truth. But I bet it's all due to the ordering system not being in touch with the inventory system and that the original 20 that were "ready to ship" on the 17th were in fact sold out by the time I placed my order. It was only the ordering web site that hadn't been updated.

I'm very forgiving.

Anonymoose
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Re: Availability in CANADA

Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:54 am

Hi all-

just wanted to give you a heads up from here in Canada. I placed an order with Allied back in late July and am still waiting. I got antsy, placed another order with Newark in mid-October and it arrived today after less than 6 weeks. Still waiting on Allied..

So my advice if you've ordered from Allied: cancel it and call Newark.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:01 pm

It's in stock at Newark right now 13:00 Toronto local time.

20 in stock
9000 coming Dec 10
More on Dec 27.

http://canada.newark.com/raspberry-pi/r ... =lookahead

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:42 pm

Placed an order with Newark on Friday November 23rd with an expected delivery time of December 10th and found it on my door step this evening as I got home (November 28th). Allied order from November 9th still has not moved and last phone call to customer service told me to expect delivery in March 2013.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:45 pm

Hey,

I ordered from allied and got not info on eta, so I cancelled the order.

After that I ordered 2 units from Newark Farnell on Nov 21. My expected ship date was Dec 10 and with shipping costs were to be a total of $86 for the 2 Rpi's.

Both units shipped on Monday for a total cost of $77 (UPS World Ease shipping) and arrived last night.

As a heads up, they are both made in China units (Not made at the UK plant).. but they work and I can peel the made in China sticker off an feel good about myself.. so who cares?

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:09 am

pdops wrote:Just ordered one online from ABRA electronics. I'm new to Raspberry Pi and looking forward to getting started.
I ended up returning it due to the problem discussed here (link) where it shutdown after running for a few minutes. Customer service from ABRA was very good with a rapid response offering a refund and to cover my shipping costs. I think I'll wait a few months before reordering to let RaspberryPi solve their manufacturing problems.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:55 am

I got ripped off at Creatron downtown, I bought mine at the end of November, they said it was new - they really did their best to avoid telling me there was a different newer one - and i got it home and noticed it was the model a with half the ram, paid almost 50 dollars..

I went in recently, and he had them for sale for 45 i think, and in the same area, trying to upsell you "Pi Charger, 15 - Pi SD Card with operating system 25 dollars, Case 20 dollars, etc... He might take a hit on the pi but they sure rip you a new one on the accessories that they'll tell you you need - I bought my last one from kijiji, the guy delivered it to my house and it was a new model b for 55, for me it was worth it not having to even leave the house lol just be careful and make sure that you aren't buying old stock.. the guy who brought it had a portable tv and plugged it in to show me what i was getting

Jeff

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:56 pm

Know what? I just checked Creatron's (henceforth referred to as Crieapofftron as to not have google associate RASPIs with their name for future search results any more than now) site, and I'm not impressed with these people's tactics - First of all, they have been selling Pi's for around 49 or 50 dollars, i can't remember what I paid, but it was around 55 with tax - AND NOW, according to his site, they are "Out of Stock" and magically the price has dropped to 43 dollars. What does this mean? It means that they are trying to stick it to anyone selling Raspberry Pi's by way of manipulation: They are trying to make people think that if they are paying more than 43 dollars, they are paying too much, because Crieapofftron has product that they are *out of Stock* listed much lower than anywhere else, Bull$hit, when I last checked, they were newly out of stock and the price wasn't 43 dollars, otherwise i would have posted this then, I know how i think). As soon as they get some stock, i garuntee that they will be more than 43 dollars! And in the future, anyone who is reading this, if you see them selling it for a penny more than 43 dollars, you know that you are dealing with a swindler and a manipulator, because they just dropped that price because they HAVE NONE!, Hey, why not list it at 30 dollars while you're at it Crieapofftron?? See, even if you were to order Raspberry Pi's from the distributor, the COST would be over 43 dollars with shipping, taxes and duty, so you know they're trying to pull a fast one here on sellers, while trying to look like the good guy, GOOD LUCK, You have lost a customer here who was first delighted to find your store, only to be disappointed enough times to now be pissed off, and now I'm almost livid to see this trickery.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:53 pm

Jeff, I've bought two 512 MB Raspberry Pis from Lawrence at Creatron. Both were $43 + tax. You may not have had the best experience there, but do be careful not to let your temper lead you into defamatory statements.
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Re: Availability in CANADA

Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:08 am

You are obviously close enough to them that you know his name, and are advertising his store, maybe you are him? A relative? Im telling you what I paid and of my experience, do not tell me what I can and cannot say and that I am posting defamatory statements - you are posting advertisements! I do not believe you. Why or how could he sell them for 43 when it costs a MINIMUM of 41.something plus shipping and duty if ordered directly from the supplier? It makes no sense that a retail store would sell something that has a cost 42 dollars for 1 dollar profit, and they are located in a high rent area - I know they really rip people on accessories, but at that price they would have to sell 100 pis to make a days wage for one person get real

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:18 am

Unless he has a connection at the chinese factory thats making them and gets them for less than what the only 2 distributors are selling them for? Is that legal? Maybe someone at the raspberry pi foundation should see if there is a leak somewhere, maybe the factory is selling them on the side outside if their agreement? Maybe thats why its taking so long for orders to be filled. Or is me thinking out loud considered a defamatory statement to scruff?

Know what? I bet they do have stock contrary to what their website says, I think its just not profitable for him to sell them online since when people buy them in person, the price is higher (I know because I paid more than 43!) And they upsell and make the real profit with the 30 $ linux thats free online, the 15-20 $ power plug (I still dont understand why the pi foundation chose micro usb as opposed to mini, which is cheaper and available everywhere) and 20-30 $ on a case! Yes highway robbery is alive and well in Toronto

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:12 am

I'm a Torontonian living in Calgary and I have a few Raspberry Pis. I got one from Creatron in Toronto (thanks Lawrence!), one from Adafruit, one from Makershed, and one from somewhere in Calgary (can't remember where exactly; I was just browsing stores in October and walked into an electronics shop that had one and I bought it).

The most I paid (excluding shipping and taxes) is $45. I don't cry about paying for shipping because I almost always have a list of parts I need to buy, so sooner or later I'll be placing an order (roughly once every 2-3 months).

Does Creatron still have a waiting list? Back in August, they had a sign-up sheet for reservations.

I think I saw them at Active Electronics in Calgary and Sayal in Toronto as well, both selling them for around $70, which is a bit too much IMO. Anyways, I don't think I'll need any more Pis in the short run unless I break one or more.

Are Raspberry Pis still hard to get? I stopped looking for them once I got so many.

Anyways, look at it this way: you can either go on a waiting list and get one at a decent price ($43 at Creatron), or you can go to some specialist hobby electronics shop and get them at greatly inflated prices, or you can order online from the US and pay a nominal S&H fee. Hey! Adafruit has some in stock right now! Get them while they last! And you probably want a case with that, and may be a GPIO cable as well if you want to explore those options.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:51 pm

Jeff Kott wrote:You are obviously close enough to them that you know his name, and are advertising his store, maybe you are him? A relative? Im telling you what I paid and of my experience, do not tell me what I can and cannot say and that I am posting defamatory statements - you are posting advertisements! I do not believe you. Why or how could he sell them for 43 when it costs a MINIMUM of 41.something plus shipping and duty if ordered directly from the supplier? It makes no sense that a retail store would sell something that has a cost 42 dollars for 1 dollar profit, and they are located in a high rent area - I know they really rip people on accessories, but at that price they would have to sell 100 pis to make a days wage for one person get real
All of your posts in this thread are rude and make accusations which are simply not true. No one got "ripped' off". You paid exactly what you agreed to pay. After listening to you rant I'm sure everyone in this thread wishes you would have waited and paid retail, however given your attitude I'm positive you would have found something else to complain about.

If you have a problem with people and want to call them out I suggest you learn to use some tact. Furthermore, name-calling is a banable offence.

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