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by bwoodbury
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 136343

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

My complaint was after shipping as Allied gives no information about the difference in shipping costs until after the order is on its way

There is a thread about Allied here http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =23&t=8440
by bwoodbury
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 136343

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

Make sure you select UPS Worldwide Saver as the shipping method from Allied NOT UPS Standard I mistakenly picked the UPS Standard rate and my shipping cost to British Columbia (from Allied in Kentucky) was $86. When I complained about the shipping rate Allied's customer rep reduced it to the UPS Wor...
by bwoodbury
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: future availability
Replies: 25
Views: 5749

Re: future availability

And the latest from the Element 14 register your interest page says Registration for the Raspberry Pi has now closed. We are currently ensuring that the large number of customers who registered their interest over the final few days of registration have sufficient opportunity to order their Pi, and ...
by bwoodbury
Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ...Model A...?
Replies: 10
Views: 1810

Re: ...Model A...?

If the Model A is going to be that far away perhaps some thought should be given to changing the website tag line from $25 to $35 :)
by bwoodbury
Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: future availability
Replies: 25
Views: 5749

Re: future availability

July 5 and the Element 14 register interest link now says "Registration for the Raspberry Pi has now closed. We are currently ensuring that the large number of customers who registered their interest over the last week have ample opportunity to order their Pi, and will be opening to general Raspberr...
by bwoodbury
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: future availability
Replies: 25
Views: 5749

Re: future availability

How was the Farnell/Element 14 board packaged? I agree that the RS packaging is pretty good. The Element 14 board came in an electro-static bag inside of a very thin cardboard box. This package was shipped in a bubble wrap type shipping envelope. If the package had ended up underneath a heavy packa...
by bwoodbury
Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?
Replies: 48
Views: 9500

Re: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?

I also received my Pi yesterday from Allied :D Shipped via UPS Worldwide Saver to BC in western Canada from Kentucky on June 28. It only took a day to get to within 200 miles of me and then stopped for the Canada Day long weekend. I guess UPS takes holidays too :) 2nd one now on order Edit - Final c...
by bwoodbury
Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: future availability
Replies: 25
Views: 5749

Re: future availability

According to the Element 14 website Registration for the Raspberry Pi has now closed. We will be opening up to general Raspberry Pi orders on Thursday 5th July. Please come back then to purchase your Pi. I also see a post in general discussion that they had initially also stated "for deliveries in a...
by bwoodbury
Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order- 10 weeks?!
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Order- 10 weeks?!

RS shows a 14 week estimate in the thread http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =23&t=8786

I just responded from Canada to an invitation to order from Allied (the RS affiliate for North America) and they are showing 10 to 12 weeks as an estimated ship date
by bwoodbury
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?
Replies: 48
Views: 9500

Re: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?

My pre-order from March 3 is in transit and should arrive today or Monday but I just received the following email from Allied Hello You can now order your Raspberry Pi! Thank you for registering your interest in the Raspberry Pi. We'd like to invite you to order yours today. If you have any question...
by bwoodbury
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?
Replies: 48
Views: 9500

Re: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?

The Allied Customer Service Rep in Ottawa has responded to my inquiry already :) and will adjust my shipping charge down to $19.00 Hi there, always good news/bad news,eh?! Looks like you selected UPS Standard when you entered your order originally. If you had let it default to UPS Worldwide Saver wh...
by bwoodbury
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 136343

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

Hi Mike The good news - Allied has now received and is shipping Pis. My pre-order from March 3 has been shipped :D The bad news - my updated Allied invoice shows an $86.10 shipping charge from the US to Canada :( That has got to be wrong and I have made an inquiry to Allied Edit - Allied responded t...
by bwoodbury
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?
Replies: 48
Views: 9500

Re: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?

And now the bad news. Finally found a copy of my updated invoice on Allied's website. My credit card hasn't been charged for this yet but Subtotal: $36.23 Handling: $0.00 Tax: $14.68 Shipping: $86.10 Amount Due(CAD): $137.01 :evil: Looks like I will be chatting with Allied again :(
by bwoodbury
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?
Replies: 48
Views: 9500

Re: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?

Received an email from Allied - My order has been shipped :D :D

No price stated yet for shipping and handling. Shipping is via UPS from Louisville, KY and has already arrived in Seattle
by bwoodbury
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Element 14/USA ship date is tomorrow, June 28
Replies: 19
Views: 2544

Re: My Element 14/USA ship date is tomorrow, June 28

There is another thread about this same topic here
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =23&t=4707

My expression of interest (pre-order) was March 4 and got my Pi yesterday :D
by bwoodbury
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?
Replies: 48
Views: 9500

Re: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?

:lol: So all Allied may only need 2 Pis to cover their initial pre-orders :lol:
by bwoodbury
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 32332

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14

I submitted a pre-order through Element14/Newark in Canada on March 4. Pi arrived today :D :)
by bwoodbury
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Charged extra for shipping?
Replies: 16
Views: 5439

Re: Charged extra for shipping?

Who did you order from? I had placed my order through Newark.ca the late in the release day (couldn't get on at 12am due to the crashed websites). I had no extra charges at my door, here is what my invoice totals looked like: Your Merchandise Total $35.00 Your Freight Total $12.00 Your Tax Total $4...
by bwoodbury
Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?
Replies: 48
Views: 9500

Re: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?

I emailed the Allied Customer Service rep in Ottawa Canada again yesterday after receiving her first reply above and received the following "Hi Bruce, I’m not really sure where the raspberry Pi situation is. I only get the same info you do. I don’t know if they have been coming in and out slowly and...
by bwoodbury
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?
Replies: 48
Views: 9500

Re: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?

And when I asked Allied Customer Service whether they have ever in fact received any Pi's from RS or not I received this nice, not so helpful, response. Hi Bruce, I’m afraid the only information I have on the Raspberry Pi is what they send to you. I know the demand far surpassed anything that the ma...
by bwoodbury
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 136343

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

Hi Mike

Is the June 21 email from Allied correct in stating that they will be receiving their first Pi's "in the coming weeks". If so, can you advise when RS may be providing Allied with those Pi's?
by bwoodbury
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 32332

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14

@ KazW Thank you - that did the trick. Although they changed the courier company on my final invoice to CANUPS it is in fact being shipped by Puralator :D
by bwoodbury
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?
Replies: 48
Views: 9500

Re: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?

My Allied order number in Canada Mar 3 is 250007XXXX. The 5 digit number referenced by Fishy sounds more like an RS number
by bwoodbury
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?
Replies: 48
Views: 9500

Re: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?

If you hang out here more often you see countless posts from people receiving their Pi states side from Allied. You'll also find people that don't live next door to DHL complaining about the poor delivery when DHL have to drive to their door. Given yesterday's email from Allied stating that they wi...
by bwoodbury
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 32332

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14

Ordered Mar 3 After having my expected shipping date bumped yesterday from June 21 to June 28 I got an email this morning advising that my order has been shipped :D Now I just need to figure out who they shipped it with. Order was indicating that shipping would be via UPS but the email (and my order...

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