My card has been used very recently with all manner of online/offline retailers including Farnell but it is interesting that this card declined problem keeps on cropping up. Perhaps something specific to the way Farnell are handling this Pi business.
As others have said, the sooner the Pi gets integrated into the 'normal' retail channel the better. I know it's getting there but what a mess for the rest of us in the meantime left high and dry.
After that, as usually, no word, no delivery mail, no nothing.
You should expect 2-3 days for them between charging the creditcard and the actual shipping. When it ships, you'll get your notice....
@len3805, Because creditcards have an expiry date somewhere every 2-5 years, in 3 months time, about 6-12% of them will expire. So people who have their card declined had a valid card in march/april, but it expired in the meantime.
I keep trying the link in my email (sent July 3rd) with no success. All I get is a message:
Thank you for your interest in Raspberry Pi.
We know you have already registered for this great new technology, unfortunately we are currently experiencing a huge number of requests and are temporarily unable to take your order.
Please try the link in your email again later, we still have your place in line.
Until then, for the very latest updates, join the conversation at:
At least some people are able to place their orders!
Ok, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.:)
I received a mail from my local Farnell warehouse, that the orer with reference xxx will be deliver to me this week.
Just an update to my wait.
I received a PM this morning (17th July) saying that my credit/debit card had been declined. I rang the contact number and my (same) card info was put in without any problems. But as I never received the email asking for my card info anyway how could it have been declined? So stuck in a black-hole.
Anyway I might actually get it now.
Edit: Just to complicate it further, later in the day I received an email to tell me my card had been declined. Now was this the original email I should/shouldn't have received? I don't know, so ring back again.......... Yep the order had gone though so this email was spurious.
Just a shambles.
Edit: For the sake of completeness. I received an email notifying of despatch on the Thursday, two days later. Then the Pi arrived on the Saturday (21st July)
So more or less two weeks later than the promised despatch on week commencing 02/07/2012.
Just got news about shipping.
Your Raspberry Pi has now been shipped from our warehouse.
Farnell Ref No: 1779xxxx
Your Order number: ORP00xxxx 01-APR-12 14.21
Long wait is almost over.
3-5 days says the email about shipping time.
Arrived(t.shirt too)! Preordered on May 10, shipped 11 Jul, arrived with signed mail today.
Just in time for Raspbian!
Got an email today saying that my raspberry Pi has been shipped. I ordered on the 24th of June. Expected to be delivered within 2-5 days. I'm very happy as many people who have ordered theirs awhile ago have only just got them or are getting them. I was expecting mine to be shipped early-mid August as that is what the sales team told me. Glad it is on its way.
Lots of 'pi-s shipping today. I got a shipping notice as well.
Just in time for Raspbian!
Is there a formal release of Raspbian now?
Thanks Petri K, I see it now.... I was there just two days ago and picked up a bunch ofimages but they were all unofficial versions a month or more old. Seems I was slightly early.
I am sorry that you are having these issues. I would be happy to assist. I will send you a private message so that we can keep you information confidential. Thank you.
-Newark/element14 Raspberry Pi Customer Support
I originally ordered a few weeks ago(missed emails alerting me to invites to order earlier), and had an original projected ship date of AUgust 13th(checked the other day), but found out today when checking that mine shipped and will be here tomorrow...
(I ordered from Newark, not sure which English company that corresponds to, but he packages have Newark AND Element 14 on them so far(they have a stupidly clueless shipping option system and I apparent;y opted for the ship as available v. the cheapest to me option... the site was COMPLETELY geared for corp orders anyways...)
I have ordered in early april and the only thing I got so far is an ORP number (ORP019443). So I am still waiting for an expected delivery date? Can anybody provide a contact (email etc.) where I can get more information about the delivery state?