That isn't wonderful in it's self, how hard can it be to stick the correct address label on the correct box?! They should be checking this sort of thing.
they just sell stuff with no knowledge on how it works...
They are clearly hobbiests themselves.
some things are overpriced and many of their products are very very similar to the products of others' just with their own logo on the pcb's.
Now as for the company, socially speaking, it's a nice gang. I was at their HQ for their Autonomous Vehicle Comp. and they put on quite a show. My team had some issues with our robot, so to help us out they brought us up to one of their debug rooms (or whatever) and tried to help us out as much they could. They even threw in a couple of replacement parts for free.
I see a disturbing trend here ... they treat their "foreign customers" better than the locals.That must be a fact.
This is turning into quite an interesting thread!
If I had some extra money lying around, I wouldn't hesitate to buy something from sparkfun instead of another company.
Ok. They have profits of over $10000000 a year. If they work for 48 weeks, 6 days a week, that is then a profit of $35000 a day. If the average profit is $5 per item (just guessing here but probably close when you take out all other costs) then that equates to about 7000 products a day.If you had to send out 7000 products a day, would you be able to check every single one or would you expect that occasionally something might go wrong.
would you like some leprechauns while were in fantasy land?