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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deathshadow
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2005-07-12

But it's strange you don't get guided to Farnells US arm, Newark .

Do you have a direct URL for that? I ended up viewing their main site via a proxy and saw nothing about them even serving anyplace but Europe/asia.

While again, here Opera's phishing/scam warning triggers, and Firefox says "blocked in your region". (as in plaintext, all that's being sent to me... well, view source shows it's in paragraph tags with no head/body/doctype/other markup.) Chrome sits there without ever finishing loading -- and I don't dare try IE with that much going wonky in the better browsers.

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deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

Do you have a direct URL for that?


Call me an idiot, I thought you meant that there was a Farnell site out of Newark,New Jersey... NOT the company "Newark" which I've at least dealt with in the past. Doh.

Ok, now I at least have a working link to an order and stock status page, more than I've seen for it in the past 12 hours. Of course to actually figure that out, I had to go to Hack-a-day.

Edited 2012-02-29 20:28 UTC

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Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

"But it's strange you don't get guided to Farnells US arm, Newark .

Do you have a direct URL for that?
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http://www.newark.com/

I get the pre-order link for the pi on the second page of the rotating gif banner.

Edit
But, I see you got it already.

Edited 2012-02-29 20:31 UTC

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