Orange Pi PC Board is now selling for $8.57 Shipped (Promo)

[update: the flash sale is over]

Orange Pi PC is an ARM Linux development board based on Allwinner H3 processor, that is relatively popular thanks to its low price/features ratio, and decent Linux support mostly thanks to the combined work of linux-sunxi and armbian communities. The board normally sells for $15 + shipping on Aliexpress, but GearBest appears to have a promotion for $8.57 shipped.

Orange_Pi_PC-Promotion

Before you go ahead with any purchase. You’ll notice the board is shown for $9.23 in China and US-LA warehouses, but $24.35 in their European warehouse. The price (china warehouse) goes down to $8.57 once you had it to the cart. It could be a genuine promotion, but it could also be a mistake. If the latter, you’ll get a refund or possibly a voucher of the same value for future purchases.  I’ve asked my contact at GearBest, but no answer yet. GearBest confirmed it is a “big promotion” lasting as long as there’s stock. The page has been updated and the price is now $8.57 from the China warehouse only.

Thanks to Thomas for the tip.

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FransM
FransM
5 years ago

Just checked, it is now shown as 8.57 on the order page; was tempted to buy one but already have an Orange Pi that is collecting dust due to lack of time.

Hibiki
Hibiki
5 years ago

Thanks for the tip, just ordered one to play with. Now question is when or whether at all it’ll arrive (i don’t have very good experiences with GearBest so far, but this is worth the risk). Price 8.57 was visible immediately on page about Orange Pi, China Warehouse.

Manuel
Manuel
5 years ago

I buy one too. It’s a very good price. I already have another pi pc and i had to pay about 20$.

Farrukh
Farrukh
5 years ago

It was nothing but a shameless publicity stunt to attract new users for signup with their personal info. After signup it went back to $19.99.

River
River
5 years ago

Flash sale appears to be ended…

JotaMG
JotaMG
5 years ago

Farrukh :
It was nothing but a shameless publicity stunt to attract new users for signup with their personal info. After signup it went back to $19.99.

It is much worse than that…
A colleague have been trying for two hours, tried 4 different cards and only gets:
“Sorry, your card is unable to authorised”
The funny thing is that he tried to buy another item, just to test, and the card was accepted!!

So, I guess that was the way Gearbest inform his clients that the stock is over…
What to think about GearBest ethics???

ValdikSS
ValdikSS
5 years ago

@JotaMG
I’ve ordered 10 pcs using Webmoney some minutes ago and everything went fine.

olin
olin
5 years ago

I tried to order just now. On the product page the price is $8.54, but when the item is added to the ‘cart’ the price in the shopping cart jumped to $19.99, saying ‘Sorry, flash sale is over’.

JotaMG
JotaMG
5 years ago

ValdikSS :
@JotaMG
I’ve ordered 10 pcs using Webmoney some minutes ago and everything went fine.

You are a magician!
For almost an hour the price has reverted to the regular price when you go to the cart.

JotaMG
JotaMG
5 years ago

ValdikSS :
@JotaMG
I’ve ordered 10 pcs using Webmoney some minutes ago and everything went fine.

You are a magician !!!

GK
GK
5 years ago

Magicans?
No. We are Russians)

Ondrej
Ondrej
5 years ago

I too bought successfully 4 pieces. I guess I was lucky. 🙂 Thaks for the tip, cnxsoft.

Martin
Martin
5 years ago

I got ‘Sorry, flash sale is over’ too. Just to bad, they won’t get me as new customer.

Mat
Mat
5 years ago

Mmm, why does the price shows as 8.54 and then shows on the cart as $19 and Sorry,flash sale is over? Mmmm…..

Peter
Peter
5 years ago

@Mat: comment from IRC “ads in 2016 …. with humans” 🙂

Carlos
Carlos
5 years ago

Gearbest usually do that kind of offers that are fake, One price when you buy but another much higher when you pay.
Also most of the reviews are fake, At least bad ones are not published.

gaetano
gaetano
5 years ago

Got two some hours ago: 12,7 euro (I had around 3 euro discount for a previous order) for both, to Italy, no shipping, from China warehouse. Currently is 19.99 for each one.

agumonkey
5 years ago

damn, too late for trigger buy…

mdel
mdel
5 years ago

gearbest / banggood (especially banggood i believe) do those publicity stunts a lot.
Slash discount for a limited number of pieces, i’ve even seen that for 1 piece only..

A word to cnxsoft, it would be more interesting (less frustrating) for the visitor to see discount which are time based, like many on gearbest. Unless they disclose the number of pieces for the discount, so you can put it in your title as well and let the visitor known right away it’s not worth bothering.

Marius Cirsta
5 years ago

The problem is that now the offer is long gone and reading about it only made me feel bad that I didn’t get it … maybe update the article to say that the offer was valid ( expired in the title or something ) so that people won’t get their hopes up.
Also it’s too bad that they didn’t put a limit on the maximum pieces someone could buy. Anyway not that big of a deal since for one piece the difference is only like $8 compared to Aliexpress and maybe they’ll have a promotion on Aliexpress too.

JotaMG
JotaMG
5 years ago

Or, maybe you can refrain from sponsor this actions from GB or other sellers.
Anyway I think they only bring bad reputation to Gearbest.
An update, my friend receive an invoice from GB so he can pay today, at the flash price.

JotaMG
JotaMG
5 years ago

That is right, but probably hundreds (thousands?) felt deceived…
The question is what is more important?

And, my comments are not about the flash sale ‘per se’, but the ethics of GB – it seems that some payment methods takes priority over others or the way they don’t properly warn visitors the sale has ended.

Cango
Cango
5 years ago

STFU idiots.I bought one of them.You came to late!
http://i.imgur.com/t8YJX5s.jpg

Hibiki
Hibiki
5 years ago


Don’t mind him. I for one am glad, that i could read it here because otherwise i just wouldn’t know and even couldn’t try to buy it. I also don’t understand the false logic of “promoting” GB like I would buy anything there if they’d screw me. So as far as i’m concerned please continue.

Fossxplorer
Fossxplorer
5 years ago

So they had a very very limited pcs for that price. Maybe 20-30 pcs and that for the PR stunt and to get new customers? Even worse, when i added to the cart a day ago, all went fine with that price and when checking out..price changed to $20!
What a crap!

tkaiser
tkaiser
5 years ago

@Fossxplorer Huh? People I personally know bought more than 30 pieces for the ‘flash sale’ price today. C’mon: Getting an Orange Pi PC for $8.50 with shipping included… that’s $10 less compared to the cheapest price before ($15 + $3.50 shipping). Why complaining? If you were lucky to get the board at that price (knowing the vendor or seller made a loss) then it’s fine, if you’re not familiar with online business (using throw-away email addresses for example to stop spamming you) then it’s time to learn and if you missed the whole thing, it’s also fine. @Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft):… Read more »

Fossxplorer
Fossxplorer
5 years ago

@tkaiser
True enough.

Fran Aquino
Fran Aquino
5 years ago

Came up late on this, shame on me as I didn’t check the site over the weekend.
: please do keep posting about promos or whatever you choose to name them.
@loosers: let’s keep trying

JM
JM
5 years ago

Meh got unrequested full refund from Gearbest this (Monday) morning without any explanation after successfully placing the order last Friday.

So much for “big promotion”.

Gaetano
Gaetano
5 years ago

update: today I received a full refund from GearBest, thru PayPal. With no more infos.

slinde
slinde
5 years ago

I too got a full refund for my order from Gearbest this morning without any explanation.

JM
JM
5 years ago

A couple of hours after the refund got the following message from them: Thank you very much for your recent order with us. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused. Unfortunately, we are very sorry to inform you that we can not ship your order due to market`s stock shortage. We have cancelled your order and the refunds has been made on your original payment method. For this inconvenience,we will send you 250 points(equal to 5usd)as a compensation.Please kindly check your account. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any question , please feel free… Read more »

geckow
geckow
5 years ago

Ordered 3 on 14 July… Got refund this morning…

Fossxplorer
Fossxplorer
5 years ago

Ha, what a big joke and game gearbest is planing to get attention.
Really ridiculous.
@tkaiser, can you check with the ppl you know if they got similar refunds?

@ValdikSS @GK, you guys too.

semos2k
semos2k
5 years ago

I received a full refund from GearBest, coupon is not present in my account.

Ondrej
Ondrej
5 years ago

Full refund here too + 2x $5 coupon. It’s a bit of a lottery.

geckow
geckow
5 years ago

Ondrej :
Full refund here too + 2x $5 coupon. It’s a bit of a lottery.

2x $5 coupon ?? How many boards did you order ?
Neither do I, coupon is not present in my account…

Jesu
Jesu
5 years ago

The site write “refund” all (2) orders, but not see my point grow.

Jesu
Jesu
5 years ago

Ondrej: no coupon…
The letter write POiNTs.

Jesu
Jesu
5 years ago


Now coming:
Incoming : 250 points
Outgoing : Saved : –
2016-07-19
09:39:27

geckow
geckow
5 years ago

Got my 250 points today ($5) but “You can use points for up to 30% of the final item value.”
I was happy enough with refunding !
Fact is that I still need at least 2 boards, Aliexpress is now the cheapest place to buy ?

Ondrej
Ondrej
5 years ago

@geckow

I’ve made two orders. They refunded both, and gave me 250 points for both or something like that. I don’t really care that much. I knew it may not work out. I ordered even before it was confirmed it was a flash sale.

Peter
Peter
5 years ago

Mine was finally shipped today. Seems I’m one of few lucky guys 🙂

miska
miska
5 years ago

Mine shipped too 😀

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