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Re: still no paypal ?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:11 am
by wiiguy
hello,

is there still no way to pay with paypal(i hate freaking credit cards!!!!)

i thnk ya for ya time

Re: still no paypal ?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:14 am
by walney
If you order from RS, then yes.

Re: still no paypal ?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:16 am
by pandapi
just ordered from RS using paypal.

You have to wait for an invitation to order though. Are you on the queue?

Re: still no paypal ?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:19 am
by plugwash
It looks like RS are taking paypal while farnell aren't.

However from what I can tell RS are being a lot less forthcoming about the state of their queue than farnell are

Re: still no paypal ?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 11:09 am
by Sanddancer75
I've just ordered from RS with PayPal (it didn't like my debit card for some reason) about half an hour ago.  I'm guessing there is quite a queue as I registered interest just after 6 AM in Pi Day & only got invited to purchase today.

Good luck.

Re: still no paypal ?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 11:17 am
by Jongoleur
Sanddancer75 said:


I've just ordered from RS with PayPal (it didn't like my debit card for some reason) about half an hour ago.  I'm guessing there is quite a queue as I registered interest just after 6 AM in Pi Day & only got invited to purchase today.

Good luck.



I'm guessing that the "online reference number" that RS are issuing with the Pi orders is unique to the Raspberry Pi shop, so as of my order (just transacted), they are into 24xx orders, and as I got into the system about 15 minutes after the doors opened on 29/2 I should imagine there's quite a way to go!

Now its just the waiting for delivery...... 

Re: still no paypal ?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 11:47 am
by Sanddancer75
They referred to it as a unique activation code & they check it against your email address.  So I'm guessing they aren't transferable.

Re: still no paypal ?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 12:13 pm
by Jongoleur
Sanddancer75 said:


They referred to it as a unique activation code & they check it against your email address.  So I'm guessing they aren't transferable.



Thats a different thing, to stop people handing around invites to the store.  The "online reference number" is the order ID issued once your order has been processed by the RS system.  When I placed my order this morning, it was in the 24xx series, so RS have possibly actually sold over 2400 Raspberry Pi computers to date.

What with the RasPis reserved for the Press, school children tutorial groups and developer groups, I suspect the Farnell and RS Component sales mean we're now at the end of the original 10k batch, the next orders will be fulfilled from the series production now coming on line.

Re: still no paypal ?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 12:26 pm
by yertiz
Are you suggesting that more than 600 pis were held back for press etc?

RS should have received 4,700 pis to sell by now.  If you are suggesting that orders in the region of 24xx is all they will be dispatching from the original 10,000 batch then that suggests a further 2,200  or so have been held back for press etc.  Seems rather a lot to me.

Re: still no paypal ?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 12:32 pm
by grumpyoldgit
24xx has been quoted as that is how far RS had got by lunch time today. As far as I can see they are emailing people through the day. They can't send out large batches of emails in one go as their website seems incapable of dealing with more than a few transactions at any one time without going into meltdown.

For info, my invitation came at 9:44am today and I have order 20xx

Re: still no paypal ?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 12:39 pm
by yertiz
Let’s hope so.  I would have thought RS order numbers should get to around 4700 by the end of the day if they are processing all of the available pis.