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End of my frustation

waltert New Members

After following the Raspi infos and discussions for month, I did not get a device or a preorder, even an interest entry.

 

So I decided to stop my frustation today and have ordered a Beaglebone. This has about the same functionalties as

the Raspi, but it is better suited for embedded developments, eg. 64 GPIOs, 4 UARTs, .....

It comes with a Linux distribution and one could even implement Android on it. And TI has some nice daughter boards

in the pipeline.

OK, it is more than double in price, I have to pay around 90 € including tax and shipment. But its worth to start with

my project soon, instead of burning my time waiting for Raspi, Gert-board, etc.

 

So I will have a close look next year to the Raspi project and wish to all of you successful projects.

 

Walter

  • 1. Re: End of my frustation
    andylamb New Members

    The Beagle is OK, but the RP GPU is what sets it apart for the price. Pluse the buzz that has happened will create a very strong community on the web.

  • 2. Re: End of my frustation
    USvER New Members

    Same, i was monitoring RaspberryPi.org from the start... and i get so frustrated when i didn't receive any notification when they started to sell not by email nor by RSS... And now when i come here i see sold out and no preorder as mentioned on RaspberryPi.org... WTF???

     

    And as far as i can see there is no shipment to my country... and it will cost me more than raspi itself... WTF???

  • 3. Re: End of my frustation
    ukscone Level 1

    as far as i know everyone got an email (i got several) on the 27th basically saying that the raspberry pi  would be on sale from the 29th @ 6am GMT. yes they could have phrased it better as you sort of had to "understand" their sense of humour but everyone got the heads up before the raspberry pi went on sale exactly as they said people would.

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    Predator04 Level 1

    well seeing how they told you a time.. i dont see why they needed to email you aswell? seems you are the only person in the world that didnt get up early or go to bed late. they had preorders up for a LONG time if you missed it then you were about 2 days late to the site. you only have yourself to blame

  • 5. Re: End of my frustation
    USvER New Members

    I see you got yours... so you can't understand my frustration... so GTFO...

    They didn't say clear about selling... only about some "good" news... So yes i waited a good news on email and RSS...

    And got bad news now... They postponed sell date couple of times, and they don't reported about boards back to them from factory... So i think that they will say something like "We got our bords and will do some more testing and start selling at ..."

     

    So either way they wrote not clear... Why they do that? What purpose? Trickery? Yes they did...

    They promoted their shop.... Why? Trickery? Yes they did...

     

    So many frustration... In just one day!!!!!

  • 6. Re: End of my frustation
    ukscone Level 1

    but that is not what they said to do. they said there would be an announcement and to go to the website at the appointed day and time to see what it is/was. that is actually the correct way to do it as sending 100K+ emails at once means that some people wouldn't get it until much later, for some it would be marked spam and for others it might not turn up at all.

     

    it is not their fault if you decided to not do what you were told to.

     

    as for the delayed selling date. well that never happened. they originally said they HOPED to be able to sell by q4 2011 but never guaranteed it would and the next date they mentioned was they HOPED to be able to start selling before March 1st which they did.

     

    yes they did say that they would be selling from their store but things change all the time and if you'd followed the instructions given to you then you would have known that.

     

    No trickery, No broken promises just someone who didn't follow the instructions so it's your own fault and i have no sympathy for you

  • 7. Re: End of my frustation
    USvER New Members

    Ok go troll in some other place...

  • 8. Re: End of my frustation
    Chris Goodwin New Members

    I got no email. I checked my spam folders also.  No emails.

  • 9. Re: End of my frustation
    ukscone Level 1

    Yuriy Brazhnyk wrote:

     

    Ok go troll in some other place...

    not trolling just explaining the facts of life to you.

     

    if you don't RTFI then you can't complain that things didn't work out for you.

     

    if anything you are the troll as trolls don't follow instructions and then complain about things now working how they think they should.

     

    so go back under your bridge and wait for the next goat to cross

  • 10. Re: End of my frustation
    ukscone Level 1

    Chris Goodwin wrote:

     

    I got no email. I checked my spam folders also.  No emails.

    Nothing on the 27th? I got three (different addresses, gmail, self hosted and ISP) and everyone I checked with in the states, england, australia, france & bosnia got theirs.

     

    it was also on the front page of the website and thus rss too but you should have received an email on the 27th although 100k+ emails at one time can cause some problems with the blacklisting services

  • 11. Re: End of my frustation
    ukscone Level 1

    Yuriy Brazhnyk wrote:

     

    I wish your GF will say i'm pregnant. But will not mention that not from you... And when you will find it out she will say: "No trickery, No broken promises just the facts of life". FU and have a good life.

    not exactly sure I see the similarity but as long as she sends an email and posts to a website then it'd be fine although my wife might not be exactly happy with it.

  • 12. Re: End of my frustation
    spikesmith New Members

    Wow.  Just had an email inviting me to order my RPi.  Generated (I presume) by my filling out the 'register your interest' link that appeared shortly after the initial stocks ran out early on the 29th.  I'm a (fairly) happy camper again - I'll be happier when my new baby arrives and I can play with it properly.  Wonder if anybody does a Raspberry Pi emulator for Windows or the Mac >;-)

  • 13. Re: End of my frustation
    ukscone Level 1

    Spike Smith wrote:

     

    Wow.  Just had an email inviting me to order my RPi.  Generated (I presume) by my filling out the 'register your interest' link that appeared shortly after the initial stocks ran out early on the 29th.  I'm a (fairly) happy camper again - I'll be happier when my new baby arrives and I can play with it properly.  Wonder if anybody does a Raspberry Pi emulator for Windows or the Mac >;-)

    yes there are several vm's available. the links are somewhere on the wiki http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiBoard

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