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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Pre Order on first batch ?
by Tiwipewo on Wed 29th Feb 2012 14:22 UTC
Tiwipewo
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2012-02-29

Hi. Reading the receipt you got, I would not say that you would not get a Pi from first batch. It only seems to me that Farnell hadn't entered Pi in their real stocks, but that may change when the first batch would be dispatched between the two resellers.
What's your opinion about that ?

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RE: Pre Order on first batch ?
by Morgan on Wed 29th Feb 2012 14:46 in reply to "Pre Order on first batch ?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm starting to think I might have a first batch unit too. I actually placed my order about 30 minutes before Thom based on his invoice vs mine. Add to that, one of the articles linked by RPi on Twitter (yes I'm paying attention to that now) mentioned that they took over two hours to sell out. If that's true, there is a very good chance that anyone who thought they pre-ordered a future unit actually did secure a first batch unit.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Heard nothing besides the order confirmation, so I don't know.

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