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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi announcement and likely release tomorrow

    I don't agree, there's no excuse for selling it at that price, it's intended to be a low-cost development platform and adding a massive profit for doing sod all and still forcing the customer to wait until they actually manage to get one, it's just plain unethical. Only people unaware of the normal price would get ripped off like that. But then I feel the same way about pathetically overpriced HDMI cables sold by many high-street retailers, for instance.

    I don't see how it can be jealousy, I'm certainly not jealous of someone who does the above, it's not like it's hard to do?

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi announcement and likely release tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    It does annoy me when people say reselling on ebay "shouldn't be allowed".

    How is buying for resale at a profit any different than what every etailer and shop on the planet does ?

    Just jealously.


    BTW I see two problems/reasons for the Pi's popularity outside its intended education market:

    a) Price (competing products cost £100+)
    b) inclusion of GPU/HDMI - without that you wouldn't have the millions wanting it for a cheap media player.

    Either way, its a great product.
    I agree 100% - our society is based on the concept of buy low, sell high..and whilst these scalpers may really upset a lot of people, and whilst it's totally immoral - doesn't mean that if I had the opportunity I wouldn't do it, I probably would..even if I would feel bad.

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi announcement and likely release tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by circuitmonkey View Post
    I ordered through Farnell, estimated delivery date: W/C 30/04/2012
    I want it now! (and yes, I'm fine with sounding like a child at christmas)
    Ditto. Two months is a long time to wait. I may cancel but likely I'll just wait and forget about it and get a nice surprise when it turns up!
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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi announcement and likely release tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluecube View Post
    Ditto. Two months is a long time to wait. I may cancel but likely I'll just wait and forget about it and get a nice surprise when it turns up!
    Exactly what I am doing.

    Chill and it'll come.

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi announcement and likely release tomorrow

    My will be delivered in ~2 months.
    It is good for developing and playing around.
    But also for home PC usage. I know that XBMC is already ported/working on it.

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi announcement and likely release tomorrow

    Anyone had an email from RS?

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi announcement and likely release tomorrow

    Yeah, but only to say they're selling on first-come first-served basis, nothing about preorders.

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi announcement and likely release tomorrow

    This is the exact email:

    Quote Originally Posted by RS
    Dear Customer

    Thank you for joining the Raspberry Pi revolution and registering your interest in Raspberry Pi’s Model B board from RS Components.

    We have received extraordinary levels of demand for this product. To help ensure as many people as possible can experience the Raspberry Pi concept, we are limiting boards to one per customer, and we will send you further information on your request in the next seven days. Once we receive the boards into stock, they will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis, in order of when requests were received.

    Thank you for your patience; we will be in touch as soon as possible with more details.

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi announcement and likely release tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by circuitmonkey View Post
    I ordered through Farnell, estimated delivery date: W/C 30/04/2012
    I want it now! (and yes, I'm fine with sounding like a child at christmas)
    Just got a revised delivery date from farnell
    15/05/2012
    What part of now do they not understand?

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi announcement and likely release tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by circuitmonkey View Post
    Just got a revised delivery date from farnell
    15/05/2012
    What part of now do they not understand?
    Cocnuts...

    Same here.

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi announcement and likely release tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    Anyone had an email from RS?
    Yer, in Swedish for some reason...?

    Then a couple hours later in English, went ahead and ordered on Farnell though

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi announcement and likely release tomorrow

    It feels like everyone has managed to order one but me

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi announcement and likely release tomorrow

    Well I just got an email saying date changed from 23/04/2012 to 14/05/2012, taking the Mickey Bliss a bit methinks. *This* close to cancelling it, but at least I got some components I've been after with the order, because of the £20 minumum spend failness.

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi announcement and likely release tomorrow

    FAO anyone who's had the date pushed back: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/764

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    Re: News - Raspberry Pi announcement and likely release tomorrow

    Anyone had a follow up email from RS since the one about high demand and first come first served? I assume they will send the emails out once they get stock in their possession?

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