I originally posted this in the comments section, on the main page, but with fear that it might get lost in all the comments over there as it hasnt been approved yet I am reposing it here.
First of all let me just congratulate your big launch
But I am a bit sad now after reading trough all of the comments, I logged on at exactly 6:00GMT on launch day , tried to purchase from RS and Farnell but like most could not access there sites, I then started following the tweets and F5?ing the two sites to try and get one.
Twice on RS did I actually receive the “Expression of interest” page, but one of the tweets you put out on twitter, stated that if I got that page it is incorrect, so I never filled it out , until a lot later when you tweeted that “Expression of interest” would be turned into “Pre-orders” or something like that ,in one of the articles, so I was pretty much at the back of the que by then, and I completed one on both the .co.za (South Africa) and .co.uk (UK) RS sites.
Now I am also reading that a lot of the “Expression of interest” filled out wasnt captured and a lot of people haven’t gotten a email from RS
As for shipping price, I dont think that you could have chosen a more convenient distribute than RS, there literally 20mins away from my house (Centurion South Africa) , and I can arrange local pickup from them so I will only be paying R251 ($33.5) if the indicated price can be trusted.
So to sum it up, Congratulations on the huge demand, and picking a very convenient distributor in South Africa, but I fear that my pre-order never came trough and I am now in the back of the que till 2013-2014
If any one is interested I filled out the RS Interest page between 07:00-08:00 GMT, but still havent heard a thing, I am best off just forgetting about it and waiting for some to hit ebay, I dont mind paying a lot more to get one,but atleast then I will know whats going on.