aperry
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Re: Export Farnell delivery dates to be communicated next week

Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:00 pm

Just thought I'd post an email that I received from Export Farnell today regarding my order inquiry.  This US-based order was placed an hour after launch and has had zero activity since early March.  Maybe this will be useful for anyone else who ordered through their Export site:


Good Morning

Thank you for your order.

New delivery dates are automatically been communicated to our customers by next week.

Apologies for this delay.

Kind regards,

Emerging Markets, Farnell

el: +44 870 1200 208

Fax: +44 870 1200 209

export@farnell.com

Website: http://www.farnell.com


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TheCrazyInventor
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Re: Export Farnell delivery dates to be communicated next week

Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:13 pm

Ah, thank you for sharing that.

I've ordered through Farnell export as well and I haven't heard anything from them about my order status either (other than the 4 emails with PDF documents that where send in feb/early march). Can't wait till next week!
"Anything that can possibly go wrong, does" -M

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grumpyoldgit
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Re: Export Farnell delivery dates to be communicated next week

Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:34 pm

To paraphrase Alice through the Looking Glass; it's always jam tomorrow but never jam today.

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Re: Export Farnell delivery dates to be communicated next week

Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:55 pm

Is the quoted text above a direct cut-and-paste, or is it a re-type/paraphrase?

I'm asking because I am wondering if the Garblespeak was in the original (*) or introduced by the poster.

(*) This is supposed to be an English company, right?
And some folks need to stop being fanboys and see the forest behind the trees.

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chickey
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Re: Export Farnell delivery dates to be communicated next week

Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:56 pm

I wonder if this is the much fabled missing 4000 arriving or whether the these are from the rolling production run.  The same as everyone else i'd be curious where i am in the queue for the farnell run.

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Re: Export Farnell delivery dates to be communicated next week

Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:08 pm

aperry said:



Kind regards,

Emerging Markets, Farnell



'Emerging Markets', is that 'US' or '$25 computers'?

aperry
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Re: Export Farnell delivery dates to be communicated next week

Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:15 pm

Joe Schmoe said:


Is the quoted text above a direct cut-and-paste, or is it a re-type/paraphrase?

I'm asking because I am wondering if the Garblespeak was in the original (*) or introduced by the poster.

(*) This is supposed to be an English company, right?



It was a direct cut and paste.  I take no responsibility for typos and grammatical issues.  :)

Also, FWIW, my inquiry to them was sent about a week ago, so don't expect 24-hour service if you plan to contact them.  That said, I do appreciate the info that they sent over this morning.  So thanks Export Farnell (if you're reading this)!

Hope this helps,

Aaron

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Re: Export Farnell delivery dates to be communicated next week

Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:26 pm

Grumpyoldgit said:


To paraphrase Alice through the Looking Glass; it's always jam tomorrow but never jam today.



As the original poster was talking about an order to the US, shouldn't that be changed to: its always jelly tomorrow but never jelly today.

(Why they can't just call it jam i really don't know)

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Re: Export Farnell delivery dates to be communicated next week

Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:30 pm

daveg said:


Grumpyoldgit said:


To paraphrase Alice through the Looking Glass; it's always jam tomorrow but never jam today.


As the original poster was talking about an order to the US, shouldn't that be changed to: its always jelly tomorrow but never jelly today.

(Why they can't just call it jam i really don't know)



That's easy.  It must be jelly 'cause jam don't shake like that.

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Re: Export Farnell delivery dates to be communicated next week

Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:02 pm

Just to be pedantic, I think it boils down to:

In the US:

Jelly = Jelly w/o fruit

Jam = Jelly w/fruit.

Gelatin = well, gelatin

In the UK:

Jam = Either of the above 2

Jelly = gelatin

And, in Oz, as above (in the UK), plus:

Jelly = Jellyfish
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Re: Export Farnell delivery dates to be communicated next week

Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:03 pm

You forgot Preserves, which are basically almost all fruit, in sort of a jelly for storage.

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Re: Export Farnell delivery dates to be communicated next week

Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:39 pm

mkopack said:


You forgot Preserves, which are basically almost all fruit, in sort of a jelly for storage.


Preserves don't contain any gelatin.  They are thickened with pectin.  I've got a pint of strawberry preserves in the 'frig that I made from fresh strawberries last week.

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TheTap
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Re: Export Farnell delivery dates to be communicated next week

Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:29 pm

lewmur said:

 in the 'frig that I made from fresh strawberries last week.

Odd thing to make from strawberries

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