Riccardo
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5 Month delivery time ..RS?

Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:27 pm

Hi, is this normal,
Last week I ordered 5 Pi's and I've received an estimated delivery time of the 5 January 2013.

Is this normal?

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Re: 5 Month delivery time ..RS?

Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:28 pm

possibly
have you tried farnell
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Re: 5 Month delivery time ..RS?

Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:38 pm

It is an estimate it is rather dependent on where you are in the world.

Some US users have tried ordering from RS and then had issues and had better delivery quotes ussing Allied the US branch of RS Components and a lot have cancled and re-ordered with better results.

Of course as more people cancel your estimated date will shorten. ;)
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Re: 5 Month delivery time ..RS?

Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:42 pm

Riccardo wrote:Hi, is this normal,
Last week I ordered 5 Pi's and I've received an estimated delivery time of the 5 January 2013.

Is this normal?
This is what RS appear to be currently quoting! There are certainly plenty of reports of excessive delays between placing an order with RS and geeting delivery, with this bein exacerbated by the fact that they take the money up-front.

It is sharp contrast to Farnell/Element 14 who are quoting 3 weeks (and seem to normally be beating that estimate) and aslo only seem to be charging on despatch.

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Re: 5 Month delivery time ..RS?

Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:53 am

I'd suggest that you cancel with RS and order through Farnell/element14. Getting your money back from RS will be another ball game altogether, though.

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Re: 5 Month delivery time ..RS?

Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:37 am

It took a month but I did eventually get my money back for a cancelled order by filling in this webpage :

http://authenticate.rsdelivers.com/stat ... tions.aspx
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Re: 5 Month delivery time ..RS?

Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:26 am

pluggy wrote:It took a month but I did eventually get my money back for a cancelled order by filling in this webpage :

http://authenticate.rsdelivers.com/stat ... tions.aspx
Good idea. I just cancelled right now. I would rather pay over the odds elsewhere now to get some certainty, or at least timely (i.e respectful) handling of communication.

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Re: 5 Month delivery time ..RS?

Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:45 pm

Thanks for the suggestions,
The local distributors for Farnell are Electorcomp Express here in South Africa, and their price is 32% more expensive, so I don't really have much of a choice, I'll hang in and wait.
Luckily I have one already,

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Re: 5 Month delivery time ..RS?

Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:31 pm

Let's hope they don't ship all the revision 1 boards to Africa like everyone else normally does,
and i get rev 2

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Re: 5 Month delivery time ..RS?

Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:30 pm

I doubt there will be any left turnover is so fast. :)
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