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Questions about the BatchPCB service

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By NleahciM
#5534
Hi - just curious - I just submitted my order for a PCB. (my first too - hope I did everything right - but I ran it through all the online tests and it came out clean, and the freedfm drawing of it looked correct too)

Anyways - I'm just curious as to when the next order is going out, and when abouts I should expect to receive it? I'm not in a huge hurry, and if I have to wait a while I really don't mind - I'm just curious.

Lastly - thanks for providing this service! Once this board goes through I'm really looking forward to the $2.50/in^2 price - I'll definitely be using it quite a lot!
By starboarder2001
#5535
Just placed my first order tonight. I used the online testes, and viewed the files with viewmate and everything looked ok. Not in any hurry at all, take all the time you need spark. :)
By pittuck
#5537
Most orders go out on a friday, with DRC checks on them on thursday/friday. After that its 10-18 days to allow for postage from china (this is where the savings are made, albeit slow methods) and then sparkfun has to sort and post all the PCBs.

I could be wrong tho, i am an international buyer so the 10-18 days could be specifically for EU delivary.
By eejake52
#5574
Just received first board today.

Here's the time line:
Sat 2005-May-21 Order placed at SFE; would have been better to order on Wed
Thu 2005-May-26 DRC passed; "expect delivery in 10 to 18 days"
Tue 2005-Jun-07 Shipped; postmark in Boulder, CO
Wed 2005-Jun-15 Order arrived; in Calgary, AB, Canada

Total elapsed time 25 days.
Elapsed time from DRC message 20 days. Obviously clearing customs threw off Ben's estimate.

Jake
By pittuck
#5578
Customs and actual times are difficult to get. the US customs could have taken a bit longer that expected too, slowing the process down.

;)