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Arrow is offering the Atmel JTAGICE2 and STK600 for half off. The JTAGICE2 works with all AVR 8bit micros including XMEGA family.

www.arrownac.com

Happy Holidays!
-Paul

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I think that they only supply to the USA and Canada. I've emailed Arrow UK about prices from them.

Leon Heller G1HSM

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That special has been on for more than 6 months. The Dragon ALSO works with the Xmega family.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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leon_heller wrote:
I think that they only supply to the USA and Canada. I've emailed Arrow UK about prices from them.
Officially, Arrow NAC supplies to almost everywhere. In reality they creatively pile surcharges on you like there is no tomorrow:

* A $10 handling charge will be added to each line item less than $30.00
* International orders will be charged a handling and energy fee of $10.22 per shipment.

There is of course no handling fee for US orders, and a $0.99 "energy fee" for US orders.

They have expensive international shipping rates http://www.arrownac.com/help/int...

And you will be individually vetted:

* After your order has been received and your form has been submitted, you will receive an email from the export division, invoicing and either accepting or declining your order.

Clearly Arrow NAC doesn't want international orders. Years ago I had some very bad experience with Arrow's local subsidiary. Recently seeing how Arrow NAC treats international orders makes me stay away from Arrow, locally and "North America". Like father, like son.

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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Clearly Arrow NAC doesn't want international orders.
So you get a US person to buy it and pop it into a mail box, about US$25.00 gets stuff into Australia.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Ummm--doncha think that Arrow NAC-- North America -- would cater to that market, and may not even be set up or allowed to fill orders outside of that "territory"?

Heck, I just ordered a 'scope from a distributor "on sale" and no other distributors had the same deal. They may or may not have made a deal with the manufacturer.

The same could well be true here. Arrow NAC may have a deal, or may have excess inventory, or whatever. So you go around as js suggested, or try to find the same deal anywhere. I can't necessarily denigrating an outfit for not taking orders from outside assigned "territory". Arrrow is world-wide and a particular division may not have facilities or even be allowed to ship elsewhere.

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

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I used to buy a lot of stuff from Arrow. Needed to sign some declaration every 1 or 2 years that I wasn't going to resell the stuff to Osama :? or anyone else.

Then something changed and the website will no longer accept my orders even though my account is "active". (the site knows me)

The export department seems impossible to deal with so Digikey is the winner and now also Mouser as they have a deal with X-on in Australia and I can get good prices and, at times, no additional shipping costs.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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theusch wrote:
Ummm--doncha think that Arrow NAC-- North America -- would cater to that market, and may not even be set up or allowed to fill orders outside of that "territory"?
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I can't necessarily denigrating an outfit for not taking orders from outside assigned "territory".
Then why does Arrow NAC pretend to take international orders?

I have no problem with an outfit telling me upfront "no sale". I have a problem with an outfit like Arrow NAC that claims to deal internationally, but then creatively pile up junk fees onto international orders.

theusch wrote:
Arrrow is world-wide and a particular division may not have facilities or even be allowed to ship elsewhere.
Then why does Arrow NAC pretend to take international orders?

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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I couldn't see any way to register with an address outside NAC. I suppose I could have emailed them about the problem, but it would be easier (and cheaper) to get a friend of mine in the USA to order stuff for me, as has been suggested.

Leon Heller G1HSM