Our shipping charge model is based off order value, as opposed to weight. We know it's not ideal, especially for low cost orders. We're working on moving to a weight based charge, but obviously that doesn't help you right now. Hoping to improve on it in the future.Peteman100 wrote:Is there a reason why shipping is so expensive at MCM? $5 would be acceptable to me but $10 seems unnecessary.
We're happy to check on your order for you. Our orders ship within 24 hours 99% of the time. If the site said "in stock", it should ship. Care to PM us your "W000..." order number?Pete Burgess wrote:Would be super nice if they'd actually ship the orders they'd taken too, especially the ones that were ordered when the website said "In stock".
Yes, essentially, we sold through the batch we were to receive around the 12th and are now fulfilling orders from the next batch which should arrive around the 21st. I don't have complete visibility as to where exactly the cutoff was - if you ordered yesterday, it may be close.rav007 wrote:so i ordered last night when it said the 12th, now the main item page says 21st
does this mean the batch from the 12th got sold out or all orders have been pushed back to 21st? thanks.
Sent you a PM - your order should be filled from this next batch around the 12th.tgwena wrote:I made on order on November 1 with an expected shipping date of November 12. Now it seems that date has disappeared?
Am I still on track for Nov 12?
Not the latest version, no. Due to the rapid software updates provided by the Raspberry Pi foundation, we cannot update our SD cards as quickly as they release updates. I am attaching an image of the back of the card that we provide that gives a command to update the OS on the card to the latest release.Roger-H wrote:I just ordered a few accessories from MCM today, including the SD card with OS image. Does the card contain the latest one announced here?
Ashley,SFX Group wrote:Hi
Do we have an update on the latest shipment, my order number is W000780673, it was due instock today.
so backordered raspi's will ship tomorrow? darn thanksgiving getting in the way and allowing UPS to take a day longermcmelectronics wrote:Pis and bundles are back in stock, though in limited quantities. Please don't forget, we're limiting quantities to 25 on Pis.
http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/e ... spberry-pi
Yes. If they didn't go out yesterday, they should be going out today.ukscone wrote:so backordered raspi's will ship tomorrow? darn thanksgiving getting in the way and allowing UPS to take a day longer
When did you order yours? I specifically asked if they were the "made in uk" ones before ordering and was told yes that all their boards were "made in uk" ones. Yes i know that functionally they are the same but as i'm English & Welsh (&Scottish) there is a bit of personal Jingoism involved and if i'd been told they were the "made in china" ones i'd have ordered from elsewhere.SFX Group wrote:Mines just arrived, 512Mb ram (i think), Made in China with screw holes dated 2011.12 with black sound port
To chime in on this - the FAQ stated "Yes, all the initial Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB) have been manufactured at Sony in the UK" and continued with "To meet worldwide demand we will continue to manufacture future boards in both the UK and China.".eps wrote:Despite being prominently promoted as "Manufactured by Sony in the UK" both on the MCM Electronics home page and the Raspberry Pi landing page, and the first word after "Will my Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB) have been manufactured by Sony in the UK?" on the FAQ page being "Yes," the ones I received earlier this week were Made in China (and have black audio jacks). (I was wondering why the Invoice/Packing Slip for an order consisting solely of Raspberry Pis started off with "For Chemical Emergency Call ...")
I now have first-hand experience with both Allied (RS) and MCM (Farnell). The former took longer than I wanted, but didn't engage in misleading or deceptive business practices. Each one shipped working, undamaged products, but neither company fully met my expectations.
There's a fairly easy way to handle this, and it comes straight out of the hotel industry. Try to reserve a room online, and you might be presented with choices like:
"Best Available Rate"
( ) Deluxe Room, one king bed
( ) Deluxe Room, two double beds
( ) Deluxe Room, bed type not specified
(Where the price is the same for all three.)
What if customers could select from:
( ) Raspberry Pi Model B 2.0 512MB, Made in the UK
( ) Raspberry Pi Model B 2.0 512MB, Made in China
( ) Raspberry Pi Model B 2.0 512MB, any country of origin
I think this could be an interesting experiment.
After checking on this - your order did ship the 15th. It looks like it was delivered yesterday, the 22nd. I've PM'd you the tracking number anyhow.SFX Group wrote:Hi
Order number W000780673 online seems to indicate the item has not shipped, however i have an email with a PDF file that says it was on 15 November 2012.
How do i find tracking information?