Hi there Liz and Eben, all of you working on this and to the community here.
I am from Germany and also set my alarmclock to get up at time.
At 7:05 I placed my Interest on the RS Website. There was no way to ORDER the RPi. Only placing interest was possible.
So after some minutes I recognized that the Link to RS you playced on your static WebPage at (raspberrypi.org) tokk me directly to the
UK Distributor. So I thought : “Shit” I need to place my interest again but now on the german RS Page. As you know the Websites
of both of the Distributors hat to struggle with DDoS and after 30 minutes I was able to Place my interest on the German RS Page.
Also no way to “ORDER” the RPi.
Parallely I also tried it with Farnell. It was a PITA to go through the whole Order Process but I managed to get an order in Place but with NO
precise delivery date set. Only the Information I will get an Email when they know more.
In the End I was really glad to got through the order which many of us couldn’t but looking at the final Price
I was a bit disappointed. Especially the Postage is in my Opinion way too high. They can send it with DHL for the half of it.
This is what I need to pay (Germany):
Warenwert: 27,07 €
Versandkosten: 7,95 €
MwSt.: 6,65 €
Gesamt: 41,67 €
7,95€ for delivery is to much. But I am happy to be able to get through the Ordering Process at 7:01 GMT+1. Before that the Page was unreacheable. Even 5 of my frieds didnt managed to get
through the ordering process till 9:00 GMT+1 ….
Till now I also didn’t got any Information Email from neither RS nor Farnell. With every day I get the impression that I wont be able to get my hands on the RaspberryPi, because of some complications
on RS’s or Farnell’s side. Even if I was able to place my interest at RS some minutes after Start and get through the Ordering Process really early at Farnell.
Waiting also for the sum up of all the Final Price-Calculations for each country!