Pricing & Payment

Why should I buy from New IT?

If you are located in a territory where there is an existing Marvell partner, we advise you to go direct to the appropriate partner.

New IT has acted in partnership with GlobalScale Technologies to bring the SheevaPlug to Europe. Up until now, the only way that European customers could purchase a SheevaPlug was by importing from the U.S.A. The cost of shipping is significant (almost 50% of the cost of the unit), and purchasers have been shocked to receive additional invoices (often several weeks after receipt of the product) for import duties or taxes (20% VAT in the UK, for instance, plus the handling fee of the courier that collects that fee). None of these difficult-to-swallow costs can be avoided... except by importing in bulk and distributing within a new territory. We are exclusive distributors of the SheevaPlug in Europe.

Our shop prices include VAT, but do not forget to allow for any import duties, and if you would like a personalised quote (there are many choices of shipping method, not all the options are listed on our shop site), please drop a line to sales@newit.co.uk and tell us the quantity you are interested in purchasing, and the country to which you would like your SheevaPlug(s) delivered.

In addition, New IT is adding value to the product:

We are providing a support site where you can ask for advice with your SheevaPlug, and discuss projects that you would like us to support.

We also offer configuration options for your plug, a choice of OS on an SD card, and in time we are looking to supply a choice of preinstalled aplications, so that when your purchase arrives, it is already pre-configured with particular applications. The forum will be a good place for us all to gauge the popularity of particular features (the SheevaPlug is customisable in so many ways, we can't give all the possibilities here), so please visit the forum and join in.

We will test the compatibility of some of the most common accessories that you might like to connect to your SheevaPlug - for instance USB wireless sticks - and help you configure them. We're looking in to providing alternative boot options (i.e. SD card or USB stick) at the time of purchase, but for now we know there is plenty of information on these topics online.

So, for the moment, if you can see the potential of owning a SheevaPlug, and you feel confident that you can configure it to run useful applications - with or without our help - please compare our prices with the costs of importing.

Payment information

Through our website there are a few payment options available to you; which include:

  1. Credit Card
  2. PayPal account
  3. Bank Transfer

Upon adding your choice to the cart you can then proceed to the checkout, where you will be asked if you are a new customer or a returning customer. At this point you can choose whether you wish to create an account which allows you to check on the progress of your order and sign up to the newsletter.

If you do not wish to create an account then you can choose the:

PayPal Checkout Express option.Choose PayPal, you are then taken to the PayPal website to process the order, from here you can choose whether to use an existing PayPal account., or click on “continue checkout” to use a Credit Card.

If you do wish to create an account you can then use the: Website Payment option.After confirming the delivery address you are then given 3 options:

  1. PayPal, which as the option above will take you to the PayPal website to process the payment.
  2. Credit Card, enter your credit card details in and process the payment on the site.
  3. Bank Transfer, this option provides details for making a Bank Transfer. Please be aware you as the customer have to accept to pay all charges for the transaction, failure to do this will result in another request for the additional funds to enable us to despatch your order.

If you experience any difficulties with making a payment please email the sales team sales@newit.co.uk who will be able to assist you with your purchase.