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Where to buy (April 2021)


Patricio Cohen 2021/03/30 19:10

Hi guys,

Any clue where to buy V2 Plus4? It seems to be unavailable anywhere.

Thanks

Patricio

OwO 2021/03/31 10:39

It will be available this week. I will post an announcement here when it
is available.

Erich Kaltenbrunner 2021/03/31 12:15

Hi, the clue is patiently waiting, as soon as they get their displays they will start delivering. Buy from Tindie.


Erich

Konstantinos Bibis 2021/03/31 07:00

Does anyone know if there is a European based store that will have the original V2 plus 4 available for sale? With a purchase from AliExpress or tindie the Import duties and tax increase the price at least by 50%.

OwO 2021/03/31 22:10

None right now, but distributors add a 1.5x margin of their own (and you
still have to pay sales tax/VAT in your country) so it's most likely
cheaper to buy direct.

Component prices have gone up by a huge amount so there is no longer
enough margin to sell in bulk at low price to distributors anymore
unfortunately.

Erich Kaltenbrunner 2021/03/31 19:44

Hi,
If you have to pay import tax and duties so must the European reseller do and he will add those costs to his sales price. Do you really think you can get things for free?
And by the way it is far less then 50% here in Austria.
Erich.

Konstantinos Bibis 2021/04/02 07:18

" Do you really think you can get things for free?"
Is that really what you understood ?
A lot of goods can be purchased from EU retailers with similar or slightly higher price(including taxes) without having to wait 1-2 months. Plus, you have the support from the EU shop for warranty issues.
So, if instead of 120 EUR for a direct purchase i can get it for 150-160 from EU I personally will prefer it.

inverse 2021/04/02 16:52

In my opnion, you're both right and have your reasons.

As I see it, there is a threshold above which I'm leaning towards buying
from "local" resellers, both for warranty enforcement reasons and to speed
up the wait.

For example, I'd never buy an ESP32 module locally, because 1) it's going
to be overpriced no less than 2x the Aliexpress price and 2) I don't mind
enforcing the warranty for a $3 module, really not worth the hassle.
But when it comes to more expensive stuff, well, matters are different.
For example I'm not going to buy a smartphone from Aliexpress, nor I'm
going to buy anything above $150~200 if I can source it locally. That is my
personal threshold.

Of course, there are things that I cannot source locally: for example the
new and hardened HackRF with input protection circuitry, that is still only
available directly from the manufacturer and from one Aliexpress store. For
about $70 or so, it's a bargain I cannot refuse.

Same goes for the NanoVNA V2 plus4: there are only two places I can buy it
from and that's Tindie and the official Aliexpress store. By the time I get
to buy it locally, I'll probably have mine delivered already. Plus, the
price tag is right below my personal threshold.

This is how I see these matters.

Have a nice day!



On Fri, Apr 2, 2021 at 4:19 PM Konstantinos Bibis via groups.io <kbibis=
yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

> " Do you really think you can get things for free?"
> Is that really what you understood ?
> A lot of goods can be purchased from EU retailers with similar or slightly
> higher price(including taxes) without having to wait 1-2 months. Plus, you
> have the support from the EU shop for warranty issues.
> So, if instead of 120 EUR for a direct purchase i can get it for 150-160
> from EU I personally will prefer it.
>
>
>

--
"In a sea of glass shards, I hear you screaming"
--icchan

Erich Kaltenbrunner 2021/04/02 17:25

It’s your choice


Erich

PT 2021/04/03 12:26

In stock again today at Aliexpress

PT 2021/04/03 12:37

Back in stock today (3 April) at Aliexpress

OwO 2021/04/04 17:35

It is available on Aliexpress now:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001688889730.html

Tindie store will open in 2-3 days. Use Aliexpress if you need the
battery included, and Tindie if you need faster shipping (TNT).

Giuseppe Marullo 2021/04/04 16:47

Thanks!
Got one and spread word on VNA group in Italy.

Giuseppe Marullo
IW2JWW - JN45RQ

Lynn Mears 2021/04/04 09:44

So the nanorfe webpage still points to a site that says it isn’t available. Is the aliexpress a supported version or a clone?

Lynn, WA4FKX

OwO 2021/04/04 23:47

The Aliexpress store linked from the nanorfe site is the official one.
The tindie store hasn't opened yet but will open in 2 days.

OwO 2021/04/04 23:52

There aren't any clones of the V2 plus4 (or V2 plus) yet. I'm working on
adding a page to the website where you can check if your unit is
original or not by enter your serial number.

RandMental 2021/04/04 12:24

I received my V2plus4 a few weeks, ago from the Aliexpress store, making sure I did not get a clone.

After uploading DiSlord latest firmware version, I only got a white screen.

Long story short I realised I received a unit with an STM32F303 without an FPU.

I feel cheated as the FPU makes a signifant difference.

1). Can I exchange it for a unit with a FPU?

2). How can I make sure a new one from this April batch will have an FPU?

Regards
How go I ensure I get a unit with a FPU

OwO 2021/04/05 03:38

In all of my tests enabling the FPU does not make any performance
difference, so it was decided to not require an FPU in the official
firmware. It's random whether the chips come with an FPU or not, so
there is not much that can be done other than ordering chips with new
datecodes. STM32/GD32 prices right now are already sky high and that
would push costs up further, and I really don't want to raise prices
even more. It's already tough with some components doubling in price
recently. Sorry about that.

DiSlord 2021/04/04 12:41

FPU unit not critical, in most cases useful speedup only for Time Domain (most time device wait measure) it allow reduce fw size

PS i add fw variants for disabled FPU also

Erich Kaltenbrunner 2021/04/04 22:40

Hi,

Aliexpress has been noted to sell clones as well. Make sure that you get what you want by requesting an assurance from Aliexpress. Batteries you can buy locally or on eBay, they cost about 6€ plus shipping for
Panasonic Lithium Ionen Akku NCR18650B 3,7V 3400mAh

Erich

MICHAEL ST ANGELO 2021/04/04 16:46

Does anyone know if Aliexpress and Tindle accept Paypal?



Mike N2MS

> On 04/04/2021 11:47 AM OwO <
[owowowowo123@outlook.com](mailto:owowowowo123@outlook.com)> wrote:

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Lynn Mears 2021/04/04 16:58

I used PayPal on Ali.

Lynn
WA4FKX

PT 2021/04/04 16:00

Aliexpress accepts Paypal.  not sure about Tindle

Dave Cole 2021/04/04 16:16

I have one on order from R&L, I believe they said mid April for their
shipment. I bought a tinySA, and got a real tinySA, not a clone.

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist, RFI
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources

On 4/4/21 1:40 PM, Erich Kaltenbrunner wrote:

gibsonmb 2021/04/04 16:25

Got mine ordered on Aliexpress today, paid via Paypal and about £10 postage to the UK. Note that AliExpress now adds the VAT at the source end so there should be no additional customs fees to pay. Overall, this takes the total price to about £135 including shipping and VAT at current exchange rates (from USD) which is still a good price for such a capable piece of equipment. Now lets hope it gets delivered by the end of April which is the current forecast delivery date. In the current circumstances it might take a bit longer.

I already have a Nano V2 small screen but want something I can actually see without my glasses. So I know how good this thing actually is. Mike G8PFR

Harley Caron 2021/04/04 17:26

Hi. Where is the option to select PayPal? I just get a list of credit cards to pay with,..

Thank you

Lynn Mears 2021/04/04 21:28

After you place in the shopping cart and hit the buy button, PayPal is an option.

syau 2021/04/05 23:54

On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 10:38 AM, Patricio Cohen wrote:

>
> Hi guys,
>
> Any clue where to buy V2 Plus4? It seems to be unavailable anywhere.
>
> Thanks
>
> Patricio

Stock is now available and I placed an order !

BRGds/Stanley

Erich Kaltenbrunner 2021/04/06 11:27

Lets hope everyone gets their unit delivered, I bought one as well for about 170€ when all costs are summoned up.

Erich

edevaldo 2021/04/17 13:38

Any idea when they will be back in stock? Aliexpress or Tindie?

I see there is a github repository for the V2 firmware. https://github.com/nanovna-v2/NanoVNA2-firmware . Is it the official/updated firmware for the Plus4? If I want to make a modification or something this would be a big plus.

Thanks,

Edevaldo

barnc4br 2021/04/18 09:45

Ali accepts Paypal BUT at an additional charge. Personally, I use my credit card. Tindle is less expensive for me as they don't collect tax.

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