I have to say, I'm disgusted by the way this has been handled. Not by RasPi, but by RS and Farnell.
First off, any major company being floored by a high volume of predictable traffic should be hung, drawn and quartered. Sheer incompetence. I don't care how much traffic they received because they brought it on themselves! This wasn't some blogger who posted a funny comic that got Slashdot'd.
A - An email confirming successful registration will be sent to everyone who has registered by the end of Friday 2nd March.
I've not got one, so presumably I'm not getting one from RS. Fantastic(!)
Farnell had two different SKUs listed, 2081185 and 2081347. This was when their website was falling down around it's ears. Presumably the cheaper one was wrong. An utter farce. My ETA has already been pushed back once from Farnell to the week commencing 23/04/2012.
Have either company publicly apologised for this farce? Am I being too stereotypically British in expecting them to?