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# 109434 19-Sep-2012 17:30
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Anybody else finding that is pretty much unusable at least the last couple of days?  

When it's working it's ridiculously slow, and half the time it either times out, gives an empty response, a 5xx error, or some error generated by the rs-online site itself.

Just me?

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  # 688355 19-Sep-2012 18:06
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I don't know what's but FWIW it's not loading here (on TelstraClear), so I will go to bed without knowing...

[Quick search tells me it's an electronics distributor]


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  # 688372 19-Sep-2012 18:55
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They sell the Raspberry Pi

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  # 688375 19-Sep-2012 19:05
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Use element14 instead imo

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  # 688398 19-Sep-2012 19:59
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Lias: Use element14 instead imo

E14 charge too much shipping for small orders.

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  # 688446 19-Sep-2012 21:05
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Element14 does free shipping for orders over $45, and the Pie is $48. Also they do not charge you shipping for items on back order.

For a number of years I do not use RS unless I have to. Lately they have improved on datasheets, but still too much service guys stuff and not enough electronic engineer stuff. I know our account manager Mike very well and he knows where I stand, agrees also, and he was recently employed to fix the issues customers have with their service.

My only issue with Element14 is they often do site maintenance while NZ is awake, otherwise they are great and on par with Digikey and Mouser - their only real competition.

Yes, RS is very slow for me as well (on XNet).

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  # 688452 19-Sep-2012 21:26
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Niel: Element14 does free shipping for orders over $45

I'm not buying a Raspi.

Just a handful of parts.  If I was spending close to $45, I'd just use Element14.

Looks like they've twigged now that something is wrong, hopefully...

"Our website is currently unavailable to allow us to carry out improvements to the site. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. Click below to find out your local service details during this maintenance period."

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