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getting-smoothieboard [2021/05/24 09:13]
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arthur [Worldwide shortages]
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 We currently have managed to produce boards, and there should be stock for the foreseeable future, but this is a constant fight to stay in stock, and you can expect at *some point*, we'll have shortages again like we had beginning of 2021. We currently have managed to produce boards, and there should be stock for the foreseeable future, but this is a constant fight to stay in stock, and you can expect at *some point*, we'll have shortages again like we had beginning of 2021.
  
-The chips are also much more expensive than normal. We were able to get *some* at higher-than-normal-but-not-crazy prices some weeks back, but at the time of this writing (May 2021), the only chips available have 1000%+ price markups: https://www.win-source.net/nxp-lpc1769fbd100.html . If we end up having to produce boards with those new chip prices, we won't be able to keep the prices the same anymore.+The chips are also much more expensive than normal. We were able to get *some* at higher-than-normal-but-not-crazy prices some weeks back (this severely reduces our margins, but nor the time being we have decided not to change our prices and to keep all of the effort/cost on our side of the equation rather than on users' side), but at the time of this writing (May 2021), the only chips available have 1000%+ price markups: https://www.win-source.net/nxp-lpc1769fbd100.html . If we end up having to produce boards with those new chip prices, we won't be able to keep the prices the same anymore.
  
 Hopefully all of this calms down and fixes itself as 2021 progresses. We'll keep you informed. Hopefully all of this calms down and fixes itself as 2021 progresses. We'll keep you informed.