joshm
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Production suddenly increased?

Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:51 am

Has production of the pi suddenly increased massively?

I placed my order with Farnell towards the end of June, and was expecting to wait 12-14 weeks before receiving my raspberry pi but it arrived this morning.

Confused, but very happy :)

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guidol
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Re: Production suddenly increased?

Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:20 am

joshm wrote:Has production of the pi suddenly increased massively?
Yes :-) from now every day they will produce 4.000 Raspberry Pi:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1588
Both of our manufacturing partners have been working at building capacity so you we can lift that limit – right now, 4000 Raspberry Pis are being made every day. As of this morning, you’ll be able to buy as many Raspberry Pis as you want from both RS Components and element14/Premier Farnell.

peterwu
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Re: Production suddenly increased?

Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:52 am

if this is the case, can anybody explain why farnell is delivering in just three weeks, and the lead time with RS is still 11 weeks?

obarthelemy
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Re: Production suddenly increased?

Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:04 pm

Both have their own production facilities, schedules, logistics to make and deliver the products, and... marketing departments to dream up delivery dates ^^ The onlu involvement of the foundation was to supply the design, and get the SoCs from Broadcom. It's no surprise both manufacturers/resellers have different production schedules.

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Re: Production suddenly increased?

Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:24 pm

peterwu wrote:if this is the case, can anybody explain why farnell is delivering in just three weeks, and the lead time with RS is still 11 weeks?
RS are offering a much lower price for bulk orders than farnell so I guess most of the bulk buisness is going their way.

mnordstr
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Re: Production suddenly increased?

Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:35 am

Whoa, I ordered 10 RPis one week ago (16.7, Farnell) and they were shipped today! Let the RPi projects begin :)

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Re: Production suddenly increased?

Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:02 pm

So tempting to order another 5 Pis just as remote desktop terminals...
Android app - Raspi Card Imager - download and image SD cards - No PC required !

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