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Old 2nd June 2005, 06:41 AM   #1
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Has anyone else been billed for half of the duty when ordering from Texas Instruments. I have received 8 boxes, and this was the first one that they billed me for. It was going to be $24, so I asked the ups guy to hold onto it until I heard back from TI. Does anyone know why this is?
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Maybe it's cause you're taking advnatage of the sameple program, and they've figured you out?
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There is something going on at TI i think, i've heard thay stopped free samples on some things like OPA627 OPA134/234/434 and so (at least i think)
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Old 2nd June 2005, 03:28 PM   #4
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At least i know OP37s are still available for free samples a few weeks ago.Poor UPS guy send them to me during heavy rain on a motorbike!!
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Okay, here's a couple updates after emailing TI.

My bill was a mistake, wrong code into the computer, sent the bill to me instead of them.

OPA 627, 637 and a few others have reached their yearly quota, and there may or may not be any more this year. Check back next quarter.

The ups guy now knows me by name after delivering 10 boxes in the past month (from TI).
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Have you guys noticed how many lots of 5 OPA627s are on ebay for sale. I don't blame TI for seting a quota or stopping shipping all together. And yes I have ordered one lot but have no intentions of selling them in or out of equipement.

Not looking to start a war Just my 2 cents
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Old 2nd June 2005, 10:53 PM   #7
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Have you guys noticed how many lots of 5 OPA627s are on ebay for sale. I don't blame TI for seting a quota or stopping shipping all together. And yes I have ordered one lot but have no intentions of selling them in or out of equipement.

Not looking to start a war Just my 2 cents
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It IS illigal to sell those samples. But, the reason they stopped is because they filled thier quota, which the ebaying is partially a factor to.
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Old 2nd June 2005, 11:02 PM   #8
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I got samples from ti Yes i said SMPLEs to play with no projects.. I think it is sad that people would order parts for free have the company pay to ship to them then they turn around and sell them.. that just hurts us diy people..
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fwiw TI samples are sent through Digikey
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Old 3rd June 2005, 04:20 AM   #10
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Not according to the customs papers I got...unless digikey is registered under TI for tax purposes, or some wierd stuff like that.

Also, I would like to say that TI is a great company, they phoned ups, had them cancel the COD, sent a follow up to make sure I got the package, and reset my samples limits.
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