Beorn_Bear
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Fan SHIM available in Canada?

Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:17 pm

I am going to order a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4 GB RAM. Unfortunately, the two main providers in Canada do not sell the Fan SHIM for the Raspberry Pi. Does anyone have any suggestions?! Any advise would be much appreciated.

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scruss
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Re: Fan SHIM available in Canada?

Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:13 pm

Elmwood Electronics is a Pimoroni reseller. They're out of stock of the Fan SHIM right now, but you can pre-order/query when they get them back in stock. Although not (yet) and official reseller in Canada, they do have Raspberry Pi 4 Model Bs.

NB: I used to work for Elmwood. I'm still friends with Craig, the owner. I don't get any discount there.
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Re: Fan SHIM available in Canada?

Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:14 pm

Pimoroni ship to Canada. ;)

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Re: Fan SHIM available in Canada?

Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:42 pm

Adafruit put a video on YouTube yesterday saying they have some.

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Re: Fan SHIM available in Canada?

Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:39 am

alphanumeric wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:14 pm
Pimoroni ship to Canada. ;)
They absolutely do, but the customs fees can be less than fun. Elmwood ships from Toronto, so there's none of that variability.
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Re: Fan SHIM available in Canada?

Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:06 am

scruss wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:39 am
alphanumeric wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:14 pm
Pimoroni ship to Canada. ;)
They absolutely do, but the customs fees can be less than fun. Elmwood ships from Toronto, so there's none of that variability.
It costs me ~10 bucks Canadian for International Standard (5 - 10 business days). If I want it quick by currier yeah, it will cost me, I'm to cheap for that though. I was going with the Royal Mail tracked and signed for about the same price, it took a lot longer to get to me that way though, and it wasn't tracked in Canada anyway.
If I go by International Standard, it just shows up in the mail. No extra fees etc. They just put it in my mail box or hand it to me at the door.

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