exartemarte wrote:I recently ordered a second Pi, with extras, from RS and was told "within ten weeks". Fair enough - I know what the supply situation is. But the b***ards charged my debit card immediately, so they get interest-free use of forty-odd quid of my money for up to ten weeks, without so much as a by-your-leave.
This may not be illegal, but as far as I'm concerned it's certainly unethical and is the sort of cheap scam I would expect from back-street shysters. Well done RS - you have just joined the (pretty short) list of suppliers I will never buy from again.
Got my second Pi on eBay, and I have cancelled the RS order. I wouldn't have done that if they hadn't charged my debit card 2-3 months before they could supply the goods. RS has lost a sale and a customer - permanently.
Needless to say, the organisation which charged my debit card within hours now needs up to fourteen days to refund the cash.
The lesson is clear: if you have a choice, buy elsewhere. I don't suppose anyone from RS will read this - they don't strike me as an organisation much interested in customers' opinions - but I think it's unfortunate that the foundation sees fit to deal with these people.