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Re: Group-buy: ε22 backplane board for 3-channel β22

Postby amb » July 14th, 2010, 5:18 am

LionPlushie wrote:And a notice there are some dirt? or bumps on the board. Is it going to affect anything?

During manufacture, when the green soldermask is being applied, occasionally a bit of "sputter" happens to cause some dark spots and bumps, but that would not affect performance in any way. On smaller, denser boards, such cosmetic blemishes usually go unnoticed. But ε22 has a lot of "smooth" areas, so they are more visible.
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Re: Group-buy: ε22 backplane board for 3-channel β22

Postby Pidgeon » July 15th, 2010, 2:06 am

My package arrived yesterday.

Here is the tracking log:
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Service Type: Express Mail PO-Add

Shipment Activity        Location                               Date & Time
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Delivered Abroad         ITALY                                  07/14/10  2:08pm

Out of Foreign Customs   ITALY                                  07/13/10  3:35pm

Into Foreign Customs     ITALY                                  07/13/10 11:11am

Into Foreign Customs     ITALY                                  07/09/10 12:59pm

Arrived Abroad           ITALY                                  07/09/10 12:58pm

International Dispatch   UNITED STATES                          07/06/10  7:26pm

Arrival                  UNITED STATES                          07/06/10  7:23pm

Acceptance               SUNNYVALE CA 94085                     07/06/10  2:23pm

Electronic Shipping      SUNNYVALE CA 94085                     07/04/10 12:11pm
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I had to pay a really big amount in customs, however I'm happy because it has arrived, and in a short time.

Later I'll unpack it, and I'll post more details in a dedicated thread.

Thank you, AMB! ;)
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Re: Group-buy: ε22 backplane board for 3-channel β22

Postby amb » July 15th, 2010, 2:18 am

Pidgeon, I'm glad it arrived quickly. You specified Express Mail, and 8 days is very fast for Italy. I am sorry about the customs tax, but you specified shipping insurance, and I had to declare the full value on the customs form, or I wouldn't be able to insure it completely.
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Re: Group-buy: ε22 backplane board for 3-channel β22

Postby Pidgeon » July 15th, 2010, 12:16 pm

You don't really have to be sorry, I've read about your shipping policies right after having completed my order.

There you stated that in case of shipping ensurance, you would have had to declare the real amount.

However, I think that it would be better to pay 101.66 € more, rather than taking the risk of losing a package with a value of 500+ €! :)

The unpacking process will follow shortly...

P.S.: when ordering lower value items, next time I won't ensure them :mrgreen:.
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Re: Group-buy: ε22 backplane board for 3-channel β22

Postby Nebby » July 15th, 2010, 12:25 pm

I'm jealous though, you can buy from Hifi2000 without paying crazy shipping :p
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Re: Group-buy: ε22 backplane board for 3-channel β22

Postby Pidgeon » July 15th, 2010, 1:27 pm

Regarding the case, in the future I would exactly have tought of buying from Hi-Fi 2000. :mrgreen:
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Re: Group-buy: ε22 backplane board for 3-channel β22

Postby kyndig2 » July 16th, 2010, 11:51 am

I just realized that I never posted back here... I received my board last week! Unfortunately I haven't set up my soldering area at my new house yet. Two or three other projects in front of it in line. Hopefully I'll get to this project before the end of the year, but at least now that I have the backplane I *WILL* do it! :D
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Re: Group-buy: ε22 backplane board for 3-channel β22

Postby DorkVader » July 17th, 2010, 6:55 pm

I bought this board with the specific intention of not using it for two years, when I've scheduled my budget for a beta22 build.

Of course time/money budgetary changes may move that up. Right now, however, I'm looking to mount it on my wall as an artwork, that's how beautiful it looks to me.
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Re: Group-buy: ε22 backplane board for 3-channel β22

Postby Marcus » July 20th, 2010, 3:34 am

Received my boards today... i was hoping in no scratches, but something worse happened :(
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Re: Group-buy: ε22 backplane board for 3-channel β22

Postby amb » July 20th, 2010, 3:48 am

Ouch, looks like your shipment was handled very roughly. The damage doesn't affect the functionality, but it doesn't look nice and I apologize.
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