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Small Form Factor Raspberry Pi first 10,000

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Vo0Ds, 29 Feb 2012.

  1. Vo0Ds

    Vo0Ds Fake potato

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    Anyone else up at 6AM trying to buy a Raspberry Pi?

    There are two sites selling them and I've been hitting F5 for 50mins and have seen the RS Components site once, Premier Farnell have apparently already sold-out of boards!

    Did anyone actually manage to bag one?

    (I'm very tired right now)

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  2. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    A load of the guys on my degree want these. I'm just hoping my uni grabs some as they'd be amazing for my degree (I do robotics)
     
  3. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    can you install windows on them?
     
  4. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    ARM CPU, so no
     
  5. xxxsonic1971

    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    they look fun
     
  6. Lorquis

    Lorquis lorquisSpamCount++;

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    Actual Link for Farnell

    Farnell are reported to *maybe* sold out, but are offering pre-orders

    RS haven't sorted their site out properly as searching for Raspberry Pi only goes to 'register interest' not sale.

    I've been up since half five this morning mashing CMD+R on many devices.

    [Edit] Update: RS Sales team state that it won't go on sale until the end of the week. Sauce
     
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  7. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    How can you possibly know this little about RP? Have you had your head buried in the sand for the past year, or do you just not read tech news?

    I've been up since five trying to buy one, but had no luck so far. I'm going to keep trying.
     
  8. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    (head buried in the sand) this
     
  9. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    Looks like farnell.com is down so I'm guessing lots of people are trying / have tried to get one.
     
  10. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    alarm at 6am, visited raspberry.org, saw both UK largest electronic component sites are down due to traffic, went back to sleep.

    since it's now on largest component site, i have no more worries of obtaining it. will buy it when there's actual stock, or with accessory kit, or version 2 with screw holes.
     
  11. r3loaded

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    I tried this morning at 6am (using my phone because I didn't want to leave my warm bed :p ). Both sites were completely hammered, but I did manage to register interest on RS after 15 mins or so.

    I know they didn't want to take risks being a charity and all, but they definitely should have taken pre-orders and placed a batch order for 100,000 units. I'm pretty sure that many would have sold out on day 1.
     
  12. Vo0Ds

    Vo0Ds Fake potato

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    Yeah, I'll get one from the next batch, would have been nice to get one of the first boards though. RS are holding off until the end of the week apparently to ensure it's one per customer.

    Overall they have to be pretty happy with the launch, interest in the RPi mashed 2 on-line retailers and as they're now being built to order, it's probably all China will be making for a few months. sauce

    Predictably they're already up on flea-bay :-\
     
  13. theoeyeo

    theoeyeo What's a Dremel?

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    both sires still playing up - must still be getting lots of traffic
     
  14. theoeyeo

    theoeyeo What's a Dremel?

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    lots selling on ebay too. that link shows 27 gone
     
  15. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

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    Tried from 6am for half an hour then had to leave to go to work. Sadly didn't get one, but I'll definately get one as soon as I can.
     
  16. Lord Badger

    Lord Badger What's a Dremel?

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    Have been trying to get one of these most of the morning without luck.

    According to the Raspberry Pi twitter feed there are scammers selling on ebay.
     
  17. Byron C

    Byron C Necromancers are just healers with bad timing

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    The ebay fraudsters make my blood boil. That picture isn't even the final retail board or the beta - it's the alpha board (you can tell as it's bigger and it has the 2.1mm power jack, as opposed to MicroUSB).
     
  18. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    I was up. didn't get one.
     
  19. Cookie Monster

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    Even if ebay sellers were legit we should avoid them as they are just profiteers, this is a charity company and am sure there will be plenty for everyone to have 2 if they like at some point this year

    Am now tired as was up at 5:45 hitting F5
     

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