Did you ever get a callback?fromagique wrote:I called Newark this morning, and a very nice customer support person looked at my order and said she'd have to research it and call me back. She didn't seem to know that Spartanburg is right next door (relatively speaking) to Newark's warehouse in Gaffney, SC, which is where I would venture to guess that the Pi was shipped from. So the customer service people are not at the same location as the packing and shipping. Anyway, it's been a couple hours and no callback yet.
My Pi arrived this afternoon (1 Jun 2012). The delivery guy told me he did not have a large batch of them, so I feel special.eastpole wrote:I believe it has shipped!eastpole wrote:eastpole said:
I'm a few places behind [GoSensGo] in line, order # 162XXX, Date Order Was Placed : 29/02/12 9:25 AM. (That's EST.) Also in Canada.
Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 20:55:39 -0000
Subject: Great News! Your Raspberry Pi is on its way .
Subject: Newark/element14 Shipping Confirmation, Order 162XXX
Date: 30 May 2012 12:01:33 -0500
Shipment Date: 05/30/2012 11:27:01
I ordered March 13, had my ship date move from April to August to June 18 and now June 21 as well. If it doesn't ship before the end of June I'm definitely thinking about canceling my order based solely on the issues of sticking to a date.doomguy5 wrote:I ordered on February 29th, and was told by e-mail mine would be shipping the week of May 29th. It did not ship and the date's been moved back until June 21st.
That's ridiculous -- people ordering after me have receiver theirs.
I understand the project but it will never impact me as I'm doing higher level work in university. The end goal may be effective in the UK, but many places in the US I can think of much better use of funds, I've done work with a few school districts and happened to be in on budgeting and working on solutions for the schools, this would simply not go in many schools as the number of people interested in and truly dedicated to this is maybe five on the high end on a good year. I also know how a date set beck would throw off a budget plan, a set back in the summer can destroy good planning for the school year, shipments getting set back unexpectedly may cause them to lose a sale not just for a year but forever as the person may look elsewhere out of reliability concerns. While the poor reliability may only be a teething issue it is the first impression and that can kill this more than anything else, especially in other countries where the foundation isn't the "local option". You can focus on the education aspect all you want, but if it gets a poor reputation for meeting deadlines people needing a solution that will last them 2, 5, maybe even 10 years (as is the case in some districts) may not see it as a reliable solution and worry it will not be around when support is needed.Swiftek wrote:Considering that the entire point of the Raspberry Pi is a purely non-profit effort to educate and improve the world through technology, I'm choosing to focus on that sans everything else.
I won't complain about availability, shipping dates, prices, or communications; threaten to cancel my order; or give anyone any reason to pull their support for this worthy project.
I deeply thank the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Newark/element14 for all their hard work and solid results in making this program happen, and I will be perfectly happy with whatever they can provide, whenever it's possible.
Keep up the good work everyone and remember that your efforts are greatly appreciated.