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Re: Availability in CANADA

Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:51 pm

De La Pi wrote:When I buy online and am told it is being shipped from Canada and a Canadian warehouse , I expect that it WILL NOT BE SHIPPED FROM THE USA TO CANADA AFTER MY ORDER IS PLACED
They're not made in Canada, how exactly do you expect they get to Canada? When they say "shipped from Canada", they mean that you won't have to pay customs etc. for the Pi, as they've already taken care of that with their bulk shipments.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:58 pm

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De La Pi wrote:When I buy online and am told it is being shipped from Canada and a Canadian warehouse , I expect that it WILL NOT BE SHIPPED FROM THE USA TO CANADA AFTER MY ORDER IS PLACED
They're not made in Canada, how exactly do you expect they get to Canada? When they say "shipped from Canada", they mean that you won't have to pay customs etc. for the Pi, as they've already taken care of that with their bulk shipments.
There's a point here too , they are made in China , why don't they go to that Canadian warehouse instead of the states ? seems logical its a hot seller still........I've bought from China and it shipped from Vancouver , unexpectedly..an iPhone sent direct from China as well from Steve's crew. It's a pretty political & business (off) topic in the end really guys and sorry mr moderator . honestly if you saw the emails I'd share, or the phone calls ....I wont embarrass Newark any more , but you'd be shocked.... It's a sweet deal and a sweet machine and everything was good except the "salesmanship" I was fed and that's a shame because honest knowledge is what we all want here I believe and the Pi is trying to help in that matter. sorry again moderators.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:14 am

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There's a point here too , they are made in China , ...
no they are not ...unless you are getting a red one.
they are all made in Wales
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Re: Availability in CANADA

Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:36 pm

RaTTuS wrote:
De La Pi wrote:...
There's a point here too , they are made in China , ...
no they are not ...unless you are getting a red one.
they are all made in Wales
Those I've bought except for a Model A has all been made in China, including the one I bought two days ago. And none of them are red.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:35 pm

no they are not, all the PI's, both those made by RS, and those made by Farnell (the two licensees) are now assembled in Wales, in the UK.
Perhaps your confusion stems from things printed on the PCB, but yes the empty PCB may have been made in China (as lots of other parts may have been), but all PI's are now assembled in the UK in a Sony factory. They have been assembled there first for Farnell, since september last year, ( http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1925 ) and since may or so also for RS, which switched its Chinese production to Wales too (http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/tag/sony).

There is also a licensed Chinese manufacturer, but he only makes (red) PI's for the local Chinese market. These of not have EMC markings (so are illegal outside China), but are for the rest identical. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/tag/red-pi

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:44 am

mahjongg wrote:no they are not, all the PI's, both those made by RS, and those made by Farnell (the two licensees) are now assembled in Wales, in the UK.
Perhaps your confusion stems from things printed on the PCB, but yes the empty PCB may have been made in China (as lots of other parts may have been), but all PI's are now assembled in the UK in a Sony factory. They have been assembled there first for Farnell, since september last year, ( http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1925 ) and since may or so also for RS, which switched its Chinese production to Wales too (http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/tag/sony).

There is also a licensed Chinese manufacturer, but he only makes (red) PI's for the local Chinese market. These of not have EMC markings (so are illegal outside China), but are for the rest identical. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/tag/red-pi
Thanks for the clarification.

Having gone through my collection of PI's, the first one bought is a 256Mb Model B, so obviously it's made in China, the second one bought is a 512Mb Model B, with Made in the UK on the PCB (had forgotten abot that one), the Model A also has Made in the UK on the PCB. The last two, both from RS, has Made in China on the PCB.

Just going to add that the last two both came in pink plastic boxes with a yellow sticker stating "Made in China" and there's nothing indicating that they have been assembled in the UK. So the confusion is not just due to what's printed on the PCB.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:59 pm

Ph1lj2 wrote: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 . . .
I know I am chiming in on an old post but has anyone had any experience with Canadarobotix?

http://www.canadarobotix.com/raspberry- ... =raspberry

Are they reliable?

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Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:10 pm

Haven't bought anything mail order from them, but bought small things in person. There are definitely real people there, and they have a background in robotics from UofT.
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Re: Availability in CANADA

Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:35 pm

You guys are aware that Amazon now has them in Canada, and I think generally they have free shipping for anything over $35 or so?

They also have cases, kits, and other accessories.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:03 pm

Finally!! Good news for sure.
I did have a good experience getting mine through Newark Element14 a year ago but had to pay the shipping :(
Currently running OpenELEC on my PI, quite happy.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:37 pm

rmanke wrote:You guys are aware that Amazon now has them in Canada, and I think generally they have free shipping for anything over $35 or so?
Yes, but they're still more expensive than Creatron, my local brick 'n mortar …

Incidentally, talking of Creatron:
  • They've moved. 255 College is closed, and they're now at 349 College, by Augusta.
  • They've opened another store in the east end: Sheppard E and Pharmacy. That's where Lawrence and Mary are to be found most times. Nice new airy store, and great advice on what to buy with your Raspberry Pi. Can't get that at Amazon for any price.
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Re: Availability in CANADA

Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:45 pm

Ya. Too bad I can't say that about our local brick and mortar, Active Electronics, which sells it for $10 more.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:43 pm

I just went to Newark and Element 14, tried to make an online purchase, but wouldn't let me proceed to check out, and charged $20 Fed Ex , Gala Solutions is charging $12 for shipping and $44.95 for Raspberry Pi 2, Active Tech, I can go to the store in Calgary and Pick-Up a Pi for $59, I am assuming they are going to order it for me on-line...I can do that myself and save the gas money delivered to my door using other web sites, but everybody wants a piece of Pi, now don't they :P ...what happened to "Free Shipping" on an item that weighs...what? Maybe 28 grams...??
I been reading also that in the States, it is $35 for Pi and $8 shipping, that is encourageable. makes me what to find a source there, but with $0.80 exchange rate on CND $... that is discourageable ...
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Re: Availability in CANADA

Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:24 pm

I went with Newark when I got two A+ models recently. The shipping was pretty expensive but it was somewhat of an impulse buy. At least they arrived very fast. Next time I might look into going with a brick and mortar store instead.

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:23 pm

I'm going to have to bite the bullet and order online from Newark Canada. None of the local (or even local-ish) places have the Raspberry Pi 2. Just missed Canada Robotix's last stock between seeing they had them in stock, signing up, then they were gone …
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Re: Availability in CANADA

Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:43 am

http://www.buyapi.ca/ may also help
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Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:05 am

Canada Robotix have 'em back in stock.
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Re: Availability in CANADA

Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:51 pm

if your in the montreal area you can get a raspberry pi from this site http://raspberrypimontreal.com/

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Re: Availability in CANADA

Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:39 pm

I work for a Raspberry Pi reseller in Toronto, Elmwood Electronics. We offer local pickup from the west end on Bloor West near Jane.

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