Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

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Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby Respectech » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:49 pm

Exciting news! Hardkernel's complete line of ODROID products can now be purchased and shipped from Hardkernel's exclusive US and Canada distributor, ameriDroid.com!

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ameriDroid.com's shipping facility is located in Northern California, not far from San Francisco and Silicon Valley. This means that by selecting United States Postal Service (USPS) Priority Mail shipping, 1 to 3 day service to most of the US, including Alaska and Hawaii, starts at $5.95, including Saturday delivery. If you're in Canada, selecting USPS First Class, Priority Mail or Priority Mail Express shipping provides service starting at $9.95. Also, many of the western states can receive ODROID products in 1 or 2 business days via UPS Ground shipping, and most of the US should receive product within a week (or less) of ordering via UPS Ground. UPS Next Day Air service is also available to most locations.

ameriDroid.com is very interested in the feedback of the ODROID community, so please use the "Contact Us" form on the site with any suggestions, ideas, questions or problems. We'd also love to hear about your ODROID-related projects!

What ameriDroid is striving for over the next few weeks and months:

  • Excellent customer service
  • Quick shipping on orders
  • Additional payment options
  • Expanded shipping methods and reduced shipping costs - DONE!
  • Distribution and shipping to Canada - DONE!
  • Expanded product descriptions, images and reference materials
  • Enhanced website
...and more!

Special thanks to Lisa, Justin and the entire Hardkernel team for their hard work, dedication and investment in bringing ODROID distribution to the US!
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby suriyan » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:53 am

That is awesome news, and just for people wondering as I was about shipping costs. This is what I found to be interesting. As an example:
Odroid U3 - 69.95
Shipping - 8$ ground. (or an expensive next day option)
Or, you can drive down to Ukiah and save on shipping :-)

Good job guys!
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby Respectech » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:23 am

The shipping rate is now down to $6 for USPS Priority Mail (1 - 3 days, depending on location) within the entire US, including Alaska and Hawaii.

Also, shipping to Canada is available via USPS First Class, Priority Mail or Priority Mail Express, at much more reasonable prices than the UPS fast shipping options to Canada.

Or like suriyan said, stop by if you're in the area!
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby brando56894 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:49 pm

Awesome!! I hated having to wait about 2-3 weeks for my U2 to be delivered from South Korea!
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby Respectech » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:17 am

Considering the circumstances, I believe Hardkernel did an outstanding job of handling International shipments. I always received my parts pretty quickly from S. Korea, but now everyone in the US and Canada should be able to receive parts even more quickly and quite a bit less expensively.
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby Nightshade3D » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:41 am

It looks like the distributor doesn't quite have all the bugs worked out of their ordering process. I placed an order on the 5th, and received it today (super fast shipping by the way). Unfortunately, it only contained half the stuff I ordered. Currently waiting for a response as to when I will see the rest of my parts. Just frustrating to have half the parts sitting here taunting me, but not be able to do anything with them.
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby Respectech » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:42 pm

Did you get a response?
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby jeskesen » Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:30 am

I just wanted to post and say how happy I am to have a US distributor... and one so close to me. I ordered my XU3-lite (with accessories) on wednesday morning... and they were on my doorstep when I got home from work on thursday! It probably doesn't hurt that I'm so close (SF Bay area), but still, great job getting it out the door so quickly! Also, you've reduced my wait time from 2-3 weeks to ~1 day, for about 1/4 the price... talk about win/win.
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby Nightshade3D » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:27 pm

Just wanted to follow up and say Ameridroid got my order straightened out and my missing parts arrived today. Not the smoothest experience, but the customer service seemed like they really cared, so that's a plus.
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby DarkTrancer » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:20 am

Ordered an XU3 Lite on the 28-11 and arrived South of London Uk on the 06-12. 8 Days from Usa to small town in uk is pretty amazing. Perfect order system and packaging.Hand signed on the bottom of my order sheet. Very happy.
For Uk users the customs was £28.05.

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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby meveric » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:51 am

you should have bought it at pollin.de it's a german distributor and since it's in the EU you wouldn't have paid customs and probably would have got it in 2 or 3 days ;)
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby lukas » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:49 pm

Hello,

My Odroid XU3-lite arrived 2 days ago. I haven't actually used it yet(tomorrow is my last day of exams), but I am really looking forward to it!

I want to recommend ameriDroid.com to everyone. The service was extremely nice and helpful.

I placed my order with a 16GB SD card, but I got an email from ameriDroid.com saying that they are out. They offered 3 options to pick from. I opted for getting an 8GB SD card, but at the last minute ameriDroid.com received their shipment of 16GB SD cards and shipped my original order.

The whole experience was really pleasant.
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby rflownn » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:12 pm

Ordered my odroid from ameridroid.com. Everything ordered was received and everything worked right at boot-up! Very happy with experience.
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby icetooth » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:39 am

rflownn wrote:Ordered my odroid from ameridroid.com. Everything ordered was received and everything worked right at boot-up! Very happy with experience.


me too, i would just like to add that their shipping is surprisingly fast as well. (east coast near NYC)
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby iprouteth0 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:24 am

So far I've had really good experience with these guys. Very fast shipping, got mine across country in two days. Also my brother had gotten me a "gift card" of $40 which worked by using a coupon code in the checkout. No problems at all! So so happy to see a U.S. Distributor. I remember waiting with much anticipation which my XU lite shipped from South Korea. Thanks also to Hardkernel for the good work they do! Ordered the C1, remote, 32gb eMMC, A/C power supply, D/C Power cable end for when it ends up in my car, HD USB camera, heatsink, case, and RTC Battery. Haven't had time to assemble and boot the device quite yet, but very excited to do so.
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby bodgy » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:14 am

My order was packaged and despatched very quickly, and arrived much to my surprise, in Australia in 5 days by US Post. Of course US Post may not always be so quick internationally, but very impressed with this first order from Ameriodroid.
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby shotgunsmitty » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:24 am

I've been trying to RMA my show2 for about 2 weeks now...And I've ordered more than a few times, and although it has not been the smoothest experiences, the staff does seem like they care, they're friendly, and very knowledgeable. They've only had this process spun up for a little over two months, and I'm sure the demand has been overwhelming...hopefully they'll get the bugs (and my orders) worked out soon.
Thanks to staff, especially BOdroid!
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby neocoretechs » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:35 am

These guys are great. I ordered 9 boards and EMMC from SK and one mem chip was bad. Too late for warranty but I bought a new one from ameriDroid and they shipped it right away and didnt charge me extra. Thanks. Jon from Portland
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby nickolag » Sat May 16, 2015 2:57 am

High five to the guys of Ameridroid.
My mom got me an Odroid C1 last week from them and I was lucky enough to receive it on my birthday :D (sadly had too many beers to start messing around with it lol)
The shipping to Canada was decently priced and it only took a few days.

The hand written note on the invoice was a nice extra touch! I will buy some accessories from them over the next couple of days.
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby sandog » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:24 pm

anyone have any promo codes
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby LostMyDroid » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:44 am

Anyone having trouble connecting to Amerdroid?
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby sandog » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:52 pm

Placed a order on thurs and sat it was in my mailbox.
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby LostMyDroid » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:48 pm

site is working now
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Re: Hardkernel Distributor for the United States now online!

Unread postby knight » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:52 am

Just bought an XU4 form these guys. Shipping was fast from West Coast -> Midwest.

Will probably be ordering from them again in the future as I think I have found a permanent replacement to my Raspberry Pi's... oh, that might be a four letter word around here.
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