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Journal jawtheshark's Journal: I don't think I'll get my Raspberry Pi 2

Given Farnell promised them for end-June, I really don't expect them to deliver next week (no email, no nothing), I bothered to go through my credit card statements. The money was never booked. I have no idea why...

It could have to do with the fact that my credit card expired in April (this means, in April it was still valid) and I ordered the 4th of April 2012. Should still have worked, but if for some reason they delayed the transaction, the credit card they had from me was expired. Just a little email to update my details would have sufficed, but I guess with the demand, why bother with a single order, right?

So my bet is: I won't get it. Not from Farnell. The RS Electronics one was booked, but the order was made much later on my new credit card.

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I don't think I'll get my Raspberry Pi

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  • by gmhowell ( 26755 )

    It's actually decent of them to delay the transaction if they weren't actually shipping product. Sure, in cases such as yours, it can cause trouble, but I understand the logic.

    What I don't understand is the lack of communication, a "JtS, your card is borked, send again, plox".

    • No, I'm fine with what they did... In the sense, that it is indeed completely decent... However, I had this happen with Kickstarter too, and they do send you a notification. Fixing it was a bitch because the Amazon interface was broken beyond repair, but that wasn't Kickstarters fault. The last email from Farnell was 27 April 2012, telling me to prepare for my Raspberry Pi (Announcing that it passed CE compliance tests and marketing blabber). Nothing since then...

      Since I got the possibility of ordering a

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