I linked to pricing information above - the Raspberry Pi Model B is supposed to be a base price of $35 - you then need to add taxes and delivery. With VAT in the UK, that would equal approximately £26.76 currently. Any cost above that is whatever is added on for delivery etc.itimpi wrote:I am not sure where this £3 premium comes in? I got charged £25 + VAT for a total of £29.46. It is interesting to note that RS total charge is £30.81 so they are charging a premium compared to Farnell.
Same here, ordered on launch day at 11:16. Farnell said it would be delivered this week. I've received a "shipped" email and 3 days after that I've received an INVOICE email. Still no Pi, though...lb wrote:Ordered with Farnell on launch day, 07:45am. Farnell told it would be finally sent out this week. The week is over, and needless to say I have no Pi and no delivery notification. This is becoming really frustrating...
Within the last hour Farnell are now showing my order as completed. I think I know why I have heard nothing from them. When I ordered on 3 March I was logged in to my pre-existing Farnell account and did not need to input any delivery or email address details. It was only after I had clicked the "confirm order" button I realised that the email address they had was the business one which my employer had shut off within hours of my leaving. I immediately updated the address on the Farnell site but it looks like an order entry on their database grabs the current address at order time and ignores subsequent updates. If so, I would consider that a bug.drgeoff wrote:I've just now checked my bank account and unlike yesterday morning when the the difference between "Current Balance" and "Available Balance" was zero it is now £29.46. That figure exactly equals the £24.55 + £4.91 VAT shown on the Farnell website against my order using a debit card. So, despite no communication of any kind from Farnell since I clicked the order button on 3 March, it looks like something is happening. And the "Line Status" has changed from "Back order" to "Processing" since I looked a few hours ago.grumpyoldgit wrote:
Interesting. My order 165519xx is timed at 16:20 on 3rd March.
I've had several updates; 4th March, 6th March; 20th March; 30th March; then the one on 27th April that virtually everyone received.
Yesterday I received a further email to say my Pi had been despatched. At about the same time several changes also occurred on my account.
Are you really trying to say that from 3rd March, when you pressed the button you have had nothing from Farnell at all?
Would be coincidence if the RS and Farnell ones arrived on the same day!