ikk
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Raspberry Pi 5 Priority Boarding Code for new subscribers

Fri Oct 13, 2023 8:08 pm

Hi!

I subscribed to the MagPi newsletter a few hours ago to get a code for priority boarding for the raspberry pi 5 pre-orders.

However, I am yet to receive the code.

Has anyone here who has recently subscribed received theirs? And how long did it take?


Thank you

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Re: Raspberry Pi 5 Priority Boarding Code for new subscribers

Fri Oct 13, 2023 9:50 pm

You'll get the priority code within 48 hours according to the Pi staff replies on the "How can I get a Raspberry Pi 5 before everyone else?" article.

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Re: Raspberry Pi 5 Priority Boarding Code for new subscribers

Fri Oct 13, 2023 9:57 pm

ikk wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2023 8:08 pm
Has anyone here who has recently subscribed received theirs? And how long did it take?
You've posted at 9:00pm on a Friday evening. Wait until 9:00am on Monday morning then ask again. The MagPi folks live and work in the UK (GMT/BST).
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Re: Raspberry Pi 5 Priority Boarding Code for new subscribers

Sat Oct 14, 2023 12:34 pm

trejan wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2023 9:50 pm
You'll get the priority code within 48 hours according to the Pi staff replies on the "How can I get a Raspberry Pi 5 before everyone else?" article.
Brilliant! Thanks!

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Re: Raspberry Pi 5 Priority Boarding Code for new subscribers

Sat Oct 14, 2023 12:35 pm

DougieLawson wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2023 9:57 pm
ikk wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2023 8:08 pm
Has anyone here who has recently subscribed received theirs? And how long did it take?
You've posted at 9:00pm on a Friday evening. Wait until 9:00am on Monday morning then ask again. The MagPi folks live and work in the UK (GMT/BST).
Ahhh so they’re manually sent out by the staff? Thought they had some sort of automated system sending them out automatically.

Makes sense!

Thanks!

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Re: Raspberry Pi 5 Priority Boarding Code for new subscribers

Sat Oct 14, 2023 6:46 pm

Good Lord no it’s automated :-)

There’s just quite a few moving parts so we need a buffer. You should have it soon.

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Re: Raspberry Pi 5 Priority Boarding Code for new subscribers

Sun Oct 15, 2023 6:21 pm

lucyhattersley wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2023 6:46 pm
Good Lord no it’s automated :-)

There’s just quite a few moving parts so we need a buffer. You should have it soon.
Yup just got it!

Nice to know that it’s all automated, I was genuinely concerned for the staff members who would have otherwise had to manually send the codes to each individual subscriber haha.

Mods feel free to lock this post.

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Re: Raspberry Pi 5 Priority Boarding Code for new subscribers

Sat Oct 21, 2023 11:04 pm

I'm glad to see this thread. I was wondering the same thing. I signed up for MagPi on Friday and although I was confirmed for the subscription, I have not received the priority boarding code. I'll look for it by Monday.

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Re: Raspberry Pi 5 Priority Boarding Code for new subscribers

Sun Oct 22, 2023 2:40 am

Npiman wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2023 11:04 pm
I'm glad to see this thread. I was wondering the same thing. I signed up for MagPi on Friday and although I was confirmed for the subscription, I have not received the priority boarding code. I'll look for it by Monday.
In my case, I got it on Sunday (also signed up on Friday).

So it isn’t 48 “business” hours as some people have mentioned. It is just 48 hours even on non-business days (well in my case it was actually a little less than 48 hours!). So you should be getting your code in (possibly) less than 24 hours from now.

I am not entirely sure though if they are still doing the priority boarding. As the first batch of Pis appears to have shipped on Friday, and I got mine on Saturday morning (2 days earlier than the planned shipping date of the 23rd, which is quite surprising!). Hence not sure if the reserved priority boarding Pi 5s would stay reserved even after the first ship date for any future priority boarding orders, or whether the unclaimed ones would just simply be allocated to the normal non-priority orders.

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Re: Raspberry Pi 5 Priority Boarding Code for new subscribers

Mon Oct 23, 2023 8:38 am

We are still running Priority Boarding for new subscribers so they can secure a Raspberry Pi 5 as soon as possible. Demand for Raspberry Pi 5 is pretty high so we're going to look after our new subscribers for the time being :-)

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Re: Raspberry Pi 5 Priority Boarding Code for new subscribers

Mon Oct 23, 2023 8:39 am

BTW if anybody is missing a code email us on [email protected] with your name and email. We can look up your code

(in most cases though folks signed up with a different email account so check all your accounts first)

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Re: Raspberry Pi 5 Priority Boarding Code for new subscribers

Mon Oct 23, 2023 8:54 am

lucyhattersley wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2023 8:38 am
We are still running Priority Boarding for new subscribers so they can secure a Raspberry Pi 5 as soon as possible. Demand for Raspberry Pi 5 is pretty high so we're going to look after our new subscribers for the time being :-)
That’s amazing! Can’t thank you guys enough!

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Re: Raspberry Pi 5 Priority Boarding Code for new subscribers

Mon Oct 23, 2023 11:53 am

And you get the please of testing out a PicoW too.

And probably at some point reading a friend's articles, if it some little connected boxes or whatever he's writing about this week.

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Re: Raspberry Pi 5 Priority Boarding Code for new subscribers

Wed Nov 29, 2023 4:33 pm

ikk wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2023 8:08 pm
Hi!

I subscribed to the MagPi newsletter a few hours ago to get a code for priority boarding for the raspberry pi 5 pre-orders.

However, I am yet to receive the code.

Has anyone here who has recently subscribed received theirs? And how long did it take?


Thank you
I subscribed a month ago and never got any priority boarded code. I do have the RP5 on order with Canakit. I guess I will just have to wait.


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