Adran
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Any word from Farnell?

Sat May 19, 2012 9:14 pm

Has anyone gotten word from element14 / Farnell on the status of getting a Pi? I have heard from people who requested it from RS are getting status updates and information on when it will be shipping.

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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Sat May 19, 2012 9:35 pm

I received mine from Farnell today in Houston, TX. The packaging was horrible leading the the pins pushing through the static bag. meh. Still a Pi but RS was much better.

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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Sat May 19, 2012 9:54 pm

fatcinco wrote:I received mine from Farnell today in Houston, TX. The packaging was horrible leading the the pins pushing through the static bag. meh. Still a Pi but RS was much better.
I still haven't received any word, but its good to hear that maybe I'll get something soon.

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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Mon May 21, 2012 10:40 am

I have received a confirmation email from farnell a couple of weeks ago, which said that my pi will be delivered wc 21/05/2012. In other words, this week... (I ordered feb 29 at around 11:00). Haven't heard anything from farnell since that confirmation email, though. My credit card hasn't yet been charged either.
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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Mon May 21, 2012 11:07 am

TheCrazyInventor wrote:I have received a confirmation email from farnell a couple of weeks ago, which said that my pi will be delivered wc 21/05/2012. In other words, this week... (I ordered feb 29 at around 11:00). Haven't heard anything from farnell since that confirmation email, though. My credit card hasn't yet been charged either.
My order was also for wc 21/05/12. I did get an email from them over a week ago because my CC had expired, so I phoned them with my new details.
When I enquired about likely shipping dates she told me beginning of June. No further contact from Farnell since.
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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Mon May 21, 2012 12:09 pm

texy wrote:When I enquired about likely shipping dates she told me beginning of June. No further contact from Farnell since.
Texy
Oh darn, I was getting all worked up about the Pi finally arriving this week. Ah well, could have known. Would have been to good to be true...
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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Mon May 21, 2012 12:26 pm

on the 31st of march farnell let me order, my card was not credited but I got confirmation that

"When stock is allocated to your order, we will send you a full order confirmation including prices, availability and expected delivery date."

Meh statement to be honest I am still waiting!

I am only ok with it because RS sent out my pi 2 weeks ago

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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Mon May 21, 2012 1:12 pm

same here - My unit was planned to ship w2 May. I contacted Farnell and the response was that there were problems with CE certification yadda yadda.

Bottom line: No ship date. And they have had my $ for 3 months now.

This is getting a bit ugly.

I can only smile when I think back at the response I got from RPi prior to launch when making some suggestions re. launch, pre-launch orders (can't for the life of me figure out why not if not just to GAUGE demand) and logistics which went along the lines of "We have some globally VERY TOP NOTCH people looking into this, so thanks but no thanks re your suggestions".

And then they overlook CE certification.....CE certification for a product to be sold in the EU seems a fairly basic issue to me.

Really....

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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Mon May 21, 2012 1:27 pm

texy wrote: My order was also for wc 21/05/12. I did get an email from them over a week ago because my CC had expired, so I phoned them with my new details.
When I enquired about likely shipping dates she told me beginning of June. No further contact from Farnell since.
Texy
Grrr.... I'm in the 21/05/12 group too - this would explain why I've heard nothing from Farnell since 27th April .... :evil:
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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Mon May 21, 2012 2:02 pm

SN wrote: this would explain why I've heard nothing from Farnell since 27th April .... :evil:
Yup, same here. I got that email on the 27th of april as well and didn't hear from them since then...
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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Mon May 21, 2012 2:12 pm

I have a ship date in the UK of week commencing 21/05/12 - basically this week.

Fingers crossed, although to be honest I won't have much time to play with it immediately.

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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Mon May 21, 2012 2:58 pm

Lack of any updates from Farnell is worrying, mine should ship next week according to the email on the 27th April.
Would be good if Farnell would update us all with the current state of play

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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Mon May 21, 2012 3:29 pm

Another w/c 21st here, I was really hoping to have mine this week.

My friend who literally ordered hours before me got his about Fri 4th May even tho his ETA was w/c 7th May - so that got my hopes up!
Oh well, shouldn't be too much longer.

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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Mon May 21, 2012 4:42 pm

I'm not quite sure why people are throwing their toys out of the pram at this stage; having had an email on 27th April with an ETA that is not for a couple of weeks yet. There were holding emails from Farnell and RS when firm dates couldn't be given, but surely, once you receive an email with a firm date, that is it.

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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Mon May 21, 2012 5:10 pm

Oddly I've received an update from Farnell that sheds absolutely no light on the issue. I have an email from them (sales@farnell) way back in March saying that it will be delivered the week of the 14th of May. I figured that was a bit optimistic since there was the CE testing glitches et al, but oddly I have an email to a different email address saying it would be sent out this week (21st May). I asked them for some clarification, and didn't get anything but a complete cut and paste essentially sending me to here:

http://www.element14.com/community/docs ... spberry-pi

Who knows I guess I'll have to see if one turns up. I think I am possibly one of the closest people to get one living only 1.6 miles away from their main offices in Leeds.

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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Mon May 21, 2012 5:28 pm

"people are throwing their toys out of the pram at this stage"

Wow! I thought you just made a typo, but this is really a saying. Thanks Google.

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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Mon May 21, 2012 6:34 pm

Well i'm also part of the week commencing 21st crowd and i had a phone call from Farnell today because my card was expired and whilst i was on the phone to them i asked the guy about the delivery status of the pi's and he said we've got a rather large shipment due in any time of around 10,000+ units and they've currently fulfilled all orders up till around 12 on the 29th. I have no idea if he meant noon or midnight lol.

So just gotta wait :-).

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Tue May 22, 2012 8:27 am

SN wrote:
texy wrote: My order was also for wc 21/05/12. I did get an email from them over a week ago because my CC had expired, so I phoned them with my new details.
When I enquired about likely shipping dates she told me beginning of June. No further contact from Farnell since.
Texy
Grrr.... I'm in the 21/05/12 group too - this would explain why I've heard nothing from Farnell since 27th April .... :evil:
Whoop whoop - today my Farnell Order Status has changed from 'Back Order' to 'Processing'
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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Tue May 22, 2012 9:03 am

Ah hah! I was just about to ask if it should be on Back-Order or Processing as mine is at processing when I checked today :)

Ordered: 29/02/2012 16:42

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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Tue May 22, 2012 9:23 am

i'm also a week commencing 21/5...

and just got a SHIPPED email!

and my RS one is due in the next fortnight too...

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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Tue May 22, 2012 9:25 am

Me too, 8 minutes ago!!!!
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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Tue May 22, 2012 9:34 am

I also received a "shipped" email this morning.

Btw, my order went through at 14:04 on 29th Feb.
So any other orders placed around then, for the UK, should be shipped very soon I expect.

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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Tue May 22, 2012 9:36 am

Me too... shipped email sent 08:50 today.

Do they use Royal Mail or some other courier? I ask because I won't be there when it arrives, so I'm hoping it won't need a signature. Otherwise I'll have to go to the P.O. or contact the courier.

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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Tue May 22, 2012 9:36 am

nadnerb wrote:I also received a "shipped" email this morning.

Btw, my order went through at 14:04 on 29th Feb.
So any other orders placed around then, for the UK, should be shipped very soon I expect.
Mine was 16:28 on 29th Feb
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Re: Any word from Farnell?

Tue May 22, 2012 10:21 am

Mine's just been shipped from Farnell.

I ordered around 6pm on launch day (edit: 5:51pm!). They had removed the ability to find the product at that time, but I still had it in my cart from earlier attempts to order.

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