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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Morgan
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2005-06-29

I thought that message was only at the RS site, not Farnell. I was able to pre-order from Farnell once I could get the page to load, about an hour or so after launch.

I just tried the Farnell site again and it's not loading. Also of note, raspberrypi.org has apparently pulled the links but left the link images intact. I wonder if this is because the first batch has sold out? And if that is the case, perhaps those of us who thought we were pre-ordering the next batch will actually get one from the first run? That would be nice! ;)

EDIT: I'm retarded, links are at the bottom of the page. I should have gone to bed two hours ago...

Edited 2012-02-29 12:48 UTC

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