Whatever you do, DON'T BUY FROM RS.
I placed my order on the 26th September and to date have still not received anything not even a dispatch notice. When I contacted [email protected]
they apologised for not sending me a dispatch notice but stated that it was shipped on the 10th December and said it would take 21 days for countries outside of Europe. They also said it was shipped via DHL mail which incidentally has no track and trace. So you will be left in the dark as to when your pi will arrive if it ever arrives.
Any South Africans looking at this forumn take heed of all the warnings posted. RS service is pathetic to say the least. They will give you the run around with some of the most lame excuses you ever came across. If I had known that Electrocomp is able to source the pi I would have bought directly from them or even from Farnell
Herewith excerpt of the last email received...
Good News! Your order was dispatched on Monday 10/12/12, we sent a dispatch confirmation to all orders that were to be sent out, apologies if you didn't receive one. The email stated that we are expecting shipping to take 5 working days for European countries, and 21 working days for Countries Outside of Europe. As for tracking information, we are sending via DHL Mail, which has no track and trace capability.
If you do not receive your package within this time frame please email [email protected]
with your order reference and we will investigate into the location of your package. If you require a change of details I am afraid we cannot amend shipping addresses at the point of dispatch. However once delivery has been attempted and failed we will attempt to get in contact with you regarding either an updated or alternate address.
Thank you for your patience
Raspberry Pi Team"