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Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:30 pm
by grumpyoldgit
I think I'm going to wet myself.

Email from RS

You have a shipment being sent from RS COMPONENTS LTD that is due to be despatched on 08/05/2012 using our Express 24 service. The tracking reference number is xxxxxxxxxx and it comprises of 1 item.

The address that the item is going to be delivered to is:

MR G O Git
xxxxxx

xxxxxx

If you would like to track the progress of your item, please click on the tracking reference number above which will link to our online tracking service. Please note, no details will appear until we have collected the item and scanned it into our network. If you have a query about this shipment other than delivery, please contact RS COMPONENTS LTD directly.

Message from the shipper

Your order from RS Components

Please do not reply — this is an automated email from the shipper.

Parcelforce Worldwide, Parcelforce and the Parcelforce Worldwide globe logo are registered trade marks of Royal Mail Group Ltd. Parcelforce Worldwide and Parcelforce are trading names of Royal Mail Group Ltd.

Registered Number 4138203. Registered in England and Wales. Registered office: 100 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0HQ. VAT registration number GB 243 1700 02

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:33 pm
by ArborealSeer
congrats! time for a username change?

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:33 pm
by lennythelens
Grumpyoldgit said:


I think I"m going to wet myself.


Me Too!!!  just got my email. OMG!

Thank you RS COMPONENTS!

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:39 pm
by grumpyoldgit
Just checked on Parcelforce web site. Express24 means that it should be received by the recipient by close of play the next day.

This means I will have to sit by the front door with a flask of coffee and a potty tomorrow as postie always crawls up the drive and shoves a "While you were out" card through my door every time I visit the little boys room.

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:40 pm
by grumpyoldgit
ArborealSeer said:


congrats! time for a username change?



I'm thinking of SLGOG.

Slightly less .........

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:50 pm
by Jongoleur
@19:16

You have a shipment being sent from RS COMPONENTS LTD that is due to be despatched on 08/05/2012 using our Express 24 service!!!

I've instructed the dogs to keep watch....

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:52 pm
by Jongoleur
Grumpyoldgit said:


I think I'm going to wet myself.


I was going to blame the dogs for that....

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:39 pm
by rob_brum
Ive just got the email too.

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:50 pm
by TheShack
I would be interested to see what time you all got your registration successful message on pi day.

Still no e-mail to register.

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:56 pm
by jbyoung
Were you part of the 4,000? What was the first two digits of your order #? Can't wait for mine to get here!!!

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:59 pm
by frying_fish
I've just had my despatch email. Was super excited, until I saw the address they are despatching too.

I hope that the actual label has what the RS confirmation email said, rather than what this parcelforce email has said, otherwise it is going to get lost somewhere in the University.

It should go to:

Dept. of Physics, University of Warwick.

Parcelforce have displayed the address as:

University of Warwick, - Dept.

Obviously there are other bits, but it could get lost for days  (I shall be checking the tracking almost constantly until I know where it has turned up)

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:02 pm
by grumpyoldgit
TheShack said:


I would be interested to see what time you all got your registration successful message on pi day.

Still no e-mail to register.



Not much help I'm afraid. I registered my interest a few minutes after 6.00am on 29th February but along with everyone else did not get any confirmation for a few days as the email system at RS melted. The info in the information held within the email saysThu, 1 Mar 2012 11:33:51 -0800 (PST)

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:09 pm
by grumpyoldgit
jbyoung said:


Were you part of the 4,000? What was the first two digits of your order #? Can't wait for mine to get here!!!



Sorry. Should have said. 20xx.

A couple of thousand of us got an invite on Friday morning. The lowest number I saw quoted was 19xx and the highest 34xx.

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:12 pm
by thexman
he he I've done work at university of Warwick in Coventry lol ill pop over and lay claim to your PI  he he don't tell them your name "pike"

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:13 pm
by jbyoung
Sweet thanks, mine is 28xx and it hasn't shipped.

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:14 pm
by frying_fish
Grumpyoldgit said:


jbyoung said:


Were you part of the 4,000? What was the first two digits of your order #? Can't wait for mine to get here!!!


Sorry. Should have said. 20xx.

A couple of thousand of us got an invite on Friday morning. The lowest number I saw quoted was 19xx and the highest 34xx.


My order number was 17xx if that helps, I got the invite Friday morning too.

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:36 pm
by Jongoleur
Mine is early in the 24xx series and the email is timed 4th May @ 09:44.

According to what I read somewhere else, and I can't remember WHERE now.... this 4k batch is being allocated to people who registered in the first 5 minutes and who weren't blessed with the amazing reactions that enabled the first 700 to register in the first minute!

And thats amazing - it puts the demand on the 29th in a frightening perspective.

Oh well, I'll be camped just inside the front door tomorrow, waiting.  Just waiting....

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:02 pm
by alexeames
I registered at 0601 at RS. I got an email from them today, but it was only a poxy update.

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:20 pm
by fodi
those who got the despatch letter, are you all in the uk?

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:21 pm
by nick.mccloud
The figures between Farnell & RS are horribly skewed.

RS only had an 'ickle form to fill in - so they got 1,000's through the door.

I got my Pi last week from Farnell and it took me until 8:29am (the longest & most aggravating 2.5 hours of my life) to get that order placed.

Think how much business Farnell must have lost due to relying on their ecommerce engine staying up and crashing badly!

RS will have taken the lion's share of the enquiries

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:27 pm
by Montala
It is interesting that RS are shipping by Parcelforce Express 24, while Element 14 are relying on Royal Mail 2nd class post!

This sort of gives me the (possibly wrong) impression that RS think slightly more of their customers than Farnell do!

Neither company has sent me one yet though!

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:28 pm
by alexeames
nmcc said:


The figures between Farnell & RS are horribly skewed.

RS only had an 'ickle form to fill in - so they got 1,000's through the door.

I got my Pi last week from Farnell and it took me until 8:29am (the longest & most aggravating 2.5 hours of my life) to get that order placed.

Think how much business Farnell must have lost due to relying on their ecommerce engine staying up and crashing badly!

RS will have taken the lion's share of the enquiries



And yet, I registered with RS at 0601 and didn't get to Farnell until the evening. I've got a shipping date from Farnell and no order even placed with RS. I guess my first RS registration got lost in the rush, (I did another later to make sure). I'm not that desperate, just keen.

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:39 pm
by grumpyoldgit
alexeames said:


nmcc said:


The figures between Farnell & RS are horribly skewed.

RS only had an 'ickle form to fill in - so they got 1,000's through the door.

I got my Pi last week from Farnell and it took me until 8:29am (the longest & most aggravating 2.5 hours of my life) to get that order placed.

Think how much business Farnell must have lost due to relying on their ecommerce engine staying up and crashing badly!

RS will have taken the lion's share of the enquiries


And yet, I registered with RS at 0601 and didn't get to Farnell until the evening. I've got a shipping date from Farnell and no order even placed with RS. I guess my first RS registration got lost in the rush, (I did another later to make sure). I'm not that desperate, just keen.



When you say you registered with RS at 6:01, do you actually have a confirmation from them to that effect. The early registrations were very confusing and I had no confirmation from RS for several days. After that I tended to get a weekly holding email from RS. Looking through my emails it looks like I had nine of them before the invitation to order. If you have not been getting the emails I would suggest that your registration fell down the back of the sofa.

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:57 pm
by streakycufc
Got my despatch email today around 7pm, order number 23xx and yes I"m in the UK. Are many 4k people outside the UK then?

I managed to register interest a few minutes past 6am. I nearly didn"t register interest as I remember sending a tweet about interest page and being told I was on the wrong RS page.

Panicked again when I heard some early RS registrations went AWOL though did that really happen?

Re: Your item is being despatched

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 11:35 pm
by dukla2000
streakycufc said:



Panicked again when I heard some early RS registrations went AWOL though did that really happen?


Pretty  sure my first registratration with RS was in first minute, at the stage when they suggested you put your address in the text field. Later tried again and that advice had gone, but still waiting for order invite from RS. OTOH Farnell reckon to meet my order on 3 March before end of May