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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Hans Otten
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I do love the Raspberry Pi idea.
And the price level is great.

But for this first batch they choose an awkward mechanism. Companies like RS and Farnell either do only distribute to companies or have high costs/minimal order value restrictions.

Sigh, I will have to wait until they got their act together to serve ordinary people: dedicated webpage where you order 1 or 2, couple of euro transport at most, and delivery!

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