Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Feb 2012 09:47 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems This morning, I experienced the nerd equivalent of a Black Friday $50 iPad sale. At 07:00 CET, the first batch of the much-anticipated Raspberry Pi went on sale, and while Raspberry Pi itself was very properly prepared, the two large international retailers actually selling the device weren't - despite warnings from Raspberry Pi about the enormous amount of traffic that would come their way, the two sites crumbled to dust within seconds. There's good news too - the cheaper model A has seen its RAM doubled at no additional cost.
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RE: Poor communication.
by bnolsen on Thu 1st Mar 2012 06:42 UTC in reply to "Poor communication."
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

it is possible. The us distributor screwed up royally ths morning by adding a $20 surcharge. They fixed and removed the surcharge in the afternoon, but not until after there was a *lot* of howling and complaining.

link:

http://www.newark.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?sku=83T1943

screwup apology:

http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-43273/l/for-newark-elem...

note: they estimate march 31 for next availability.

Edited 2012-03-01 06:57 UTC

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