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ArborealSeer
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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Thu May 17, 2012 1:08 pm

the guy i share an office with doesn't want a rpi, but had registered for interest, and got an invite a few hours ago.. bit miffed as i thought mine had gone in before!

then i've just had my invite - finally :)
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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Thu May 17, 2012 1:23 pm

It looks as if they are sending out the emails in staggered 'batches', presumably to try and limit the initial 'surge' as everyone tries to access the site at the same time!
Out of interest, has anyone who did NOT place an expression of interest in the first couple of days received an email actually inviting them to place an order yet?
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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Thu May 17, 2012 1:29 pm

Just placed an order, #103xx

Hope they send it soon! :)

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Thu May 17, 2012 2:17 pm

Just ordered mine to from the email! Order #90xx ;)

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Thu May 17, 2012 2:38 pm

I had the apologetic error message, and tried again with the same result. Shortly after, my bank sent me two SMS notifications that my credit card had been charged, and these two charges have now shown up on my statement. Next day, I tried again, with order confirmation this time from the RS site -- and another confirming SMS.

I replied to the confirmation email from RS, and have had no response. Is anyone reading this forum able to get an answer from RS as to what's going on, or should I ask my credit card provider to cancel the bogus transactions.

And no, I'm not expecting 3 of them to show up.

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Thu May 17, 2012 3:11 pm

Montala wrote:It looks as if they are sending out the emails in staggered 'batches', presumably to try and limit the initial 'surge' as everyone tries to access the site at the same time!
Out of interest, has anyone who did NOT place an expression of interest in the first couple of days received an email actually inviting them to place an order yet?
I registered interest with RS on Mar 2nd and just received the email and placed my order. Delivery promised within three weeks which means I should received it by June 7th. That's about three weeks earlier than I expected. Paypal confirmed the order. :D

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Thu May 17, 2012 4:26 pm

Just ordered in Canada. About the tax: even though at first it was showing total $50 (including $7 tax), once I entered my address it changed to total $43 ($35 + $8 shipping and no tax) and this was the final amount.

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Thu May 17, 2012 6:07 pm

Yeh, got my invite today

Put my order through and got my order number 92xx. Starting to get excited now but guess I'm going to have to wait a little longer as they are saying delivery within 3 weeks. :o :(

At least It's on the way :D

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Thu May 17, 2012 6:20 pm

TheShack wrote:Yeh, got my invite today

Put my order through and got my order number 92xx. Starting to get excited now but guess I'm going to have to wait a little longer as they are saying delivery within 3 weeks. :o :(

At least It's on the way :D
I got my invite last week and received my Pi from them via DHL today. No hidden fees/spurious taxes/nonsense. Much better packaged than Farnell Export, too.

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Thu May 17, 2012 7:04 pm

Mine's in the 13k range. Delivery estimate is 3 weeks.

I found that using PayPal was easy. That is one thing RS have got right.

Meanwhile, a red card landed on the doormat today. Is it from Farnell?? Gonna find out tomorrow. Meanwhile, I suppose I should gather my bits together... let's see... power supply (check), SD card (check), HDMI cable (check), wireless keyboard / touchpad combo (check), HDTV (check)... HAVE I FORGOTTEN ANYTHING???

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Thu May 17, 2012 7:06 pm

lewmur wrote:I registered interest with RS on Mar 2nd and just received the email and placed my order. Delivery promised within three weeks which means I should received it by June 7th. That's about three weeks earlier than I expected. Paypal confirmed the order. :D
Thanks for the feedback 'lewmur'.
I was a few days behind you, but haven't received an email yet... hopefully next week though! ;)

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Thu May 17, 2012 8:02 pm

Invitation from RS came today at 11AM - I registered interest at RS in the first week as a banker for the Farnell Order

Didn't read it until 9PM tonight so my Order Number is 14XXX - 3 weeks away.
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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Fri May 18, 2012 9:23 am

Placed a order at 8am this morning bst. Order number 15xxx. I'm hoping that since order numbers seem to include other batches that I might get into this 13k one.

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Fri May 18, 2012 10:27 am

Invite to order arrived 15/05/2012 16:02
Ordered 15/05/2012 17:39, order number 5921
Pi arrived 17/05/2012 around 14:00
not bad

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Fri May 18, 2012 1:54 pm

I got my invitation eMail from RS Online yesterday in the morning and placed my order in the evening. My order number is 13xxx, estimated delivery within 3 weeks. Hope they will ship it earlier, I live in Germany which is usually only 2 to 3 "shipping days" away from UK. :)

@TheTap
May I ask in which country you live and what RS told you as estimated delivery date in the order confirmation mail?

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Fri May 18, 2012 2:52 pm

Yay - just got my invitation to order email from RS and RPi is now ordered with delivery expected within the next 3 weeks!! (order: 17xxx) :)

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Fri May 18, 2012 3:23 pm

I just got an invitation but RS wants $50 for a RPi ($35 + $7 tax + $8 shipping).

I'm not taking it.

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Fri May 18, 2012 3:27 pm

hzrnbgy wrote:I just got an invitation but RS wants $50 for a RPi ($35 + $7 tax + $8 shipping).

I'm not taking it.
Were you expecting it to be free?

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Fri May 18, 2012 3:32 pm

hzrnbgy wrote:I just got an invitation but RS wants $50 for a RPi ($35 + $7 tax + $8 shipping).

I'm not taking it.
You've known that this would be the price for almost three months so why is it a problem now?

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Fri May 18, 2012 3:38 pm

The Raspberry Pi foundation doesn't make any profit from the Rasbis, it just covers their costs.

Do you really expected international shipping for free? And they can nothing do against the tax, they must pay it.
If you don't want your Raspberry anymore, you should at least give your activation code to somebody else who hasn't received one yet.

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Fri May 18, 2012 4:09 pm

I have a pending order for $40 at Newark but will come in at August

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Fri May 18, 2012 4:14 pm

Got an invite to order from RS yesterday. They're quoting 3 weeks delivery. Final price 39 euros incl everything (S/H, taxes) for the bare board (they're overcharging for the rest), which is much more in line with my expectations then the final prices they quoted originally.

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Fri May 18, 2012 4:33 pm

I registered interest with RS in the first day and i haven't received any invite email to post my order.

I just want my Raspberry :(
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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Fri May 18, 2012 5:08 pm

Wasn't going to join in - 100k post saying "got mine" will jam up the forum - but I registered with RS on 4th March, got my email today, ordered, ref. 186xx
So if you registered before 4/4, and haven't got the invite, now seems to be a good time to query RS

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Re: Invitation to order from RS

Fri May 18, 2012 5:18 pm

Thanks.

Anyone have a contact mail form RS for Raspberry Pi subject?
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