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Re: sales date?

Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:55 pm

Does anyone know when these will be on sale for the  predefined price from the website.

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Re: sales date?

Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:02 pm

As we've said before, it should be around the end of January. Right now we're still waiting on a couple of quotes from potential manufacturers (oddly enough, everyone seems to be on hols at the moment); we'll be pushing the button as soon as those are in.
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Re: sales date?

Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:00 pm

I'm going to sticky this for the time being because it seems that the more press there is on the R-Pi the more often this gets asked.  I will un-pin it after the release.

Also the FAQ could use to be updated in this reguard.

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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:57 am

With the current state of the economy, sales seem to be pretty continuous at the moment. 

OH!  You mean "When is the Raspberry Pi going to be on sale?"....

It'll be on sale soon enough, and the scramble to buy will be just as dramatic as any store sale...

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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:51 am

Jongoleur said:

It'll be on sale soon enough, and the scramble to buy will be just as dramatic as any store sale...
The poor server is going to be completely killdeaded...

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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:56 am

Prometheus said:


Jongoleur said:


It'll be on sale soon enough, and the scramble to buy will be just as dramatic as any store sale...


The poor server is going to be completely killdeaded...



Utterly.  And thats why I don't expect to be able to get one of the first batch.    I didn't even see the auction for #10 before the price hit 1300 squid!

(5+8...  My lucky number.  Its a portent, I tell you!!!)
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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:29 pm

An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25. Take a byte!

LOL

Currently over £1500 on eBay.....................How bizarre!

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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:29 pm

I saw January/February mentioned a couple times. So Id say end of February early March, probably April

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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:45 pm

Nick L said:


I saw January/February mentioned a couple times. So Id say end of February early March, probably April


Smart comment from a first time poster.

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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:55 pm

kme said:


Nick L said:


I saw January/February mentioned a couple times. So Id say end of February early March, probably April


Smart comment from a first time poster.



Ive posted before, seems the threads were deleted.

Its not unthinkable that boards wont be available by the end of the month.

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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:26 pm

spikez1 said:


An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25. Take a byte!

LOL

Currently over £1500 on eBay.....................How bizarre!




Its the difference between the collectable edition (now [16:21] at £1750...) and the trade product.

Personally, I don't understand why everyone is in a tizzy over #10, #9 is currently bidding at half the price and #8 and #7 even less.  I suppose each will hike up as bidding closes until there's a real frenzy over #1.

I'll just wait for the Pi to appear in the Pi Shop.
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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:45 pm

I think people just really like round numbers!
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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:17 pm

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Personally, I don't understand why everyone is in a tizzy over #10.



Because it'll be the first one ever sold!  Reminds me of the story of Sun Microsystems Sun-1 server serial number 13.

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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:26 pm

Michael said:


Jongoleur said:



Personally, I don't understand why everyone is in a tizzy over #10.


Because it'll be the first one ever sold!  Reminds me of the story of Sun Microsystems Sun-1 server serial number 13.



Years hence: "I know it says #10, but it's the first one they sold...."

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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:31 pm

Jongoleur said:


Years hence: "I know it says #10, but it's the first one they sold...."



And it'll be the only two-digit beta board to be auctioned!

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Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:21 pm


Nick L said:

Ive posted before, seems the threads were deleted.


Post counts got reset when the forum software was changed.  I personally only delete double posts.

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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:24 pm

If Liz make a preorder list, with payments, maybe the server will not hog... maybe I can be the 1st one on the list

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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:36 pm

netomx said:


If Liz make a preorder list, with payments, maybe the server will not hog… maybe I can be the 1st one on the list


It doesn't work like that!

The moment they go on sale in any form, lots of people will try to purchase them – whether as a pre-order or for immediate shipment. So it just moves the expected heavy server load from "later" to "now".

Pre-orders are useful when cashflow is a problem – if you need $100,000 to make 10,000 widgets and you don't have the hundred grand, pre-orders may help get you that cash to make the widgets, by either by convincing a bank to lend it, or collecting the money from the customers as a deposit or paid-up-front.

Both approaches have notable risk – manufacturing delays could mean that you end up borrowing the money for too long, or holding customers money for longer than promised.

There have been several "vapourware" projects where preorders were taken, either with or without payment, and for whatever reason the widget was never made.

As the Foundation aren't worried about cashflow, they (and us) gain nothing by taking pre-orders except the headache of handling it.

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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:36 pm

netomx said:


If Liz make a preorder list, with payments, maybe the server will not hog... maybe I can be the 1st one on the list



Liz has expressed the Foundations position on many occasions....  Beware! 
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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:47 pm

have you contacted couriers/royal mail to find out how much delivery would be?

What will happen if we want 5, would we get a large jiffy bag/box with all 5 in and get a lower postage cost or?

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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:18 pm

Jongoleur said:


netomx said:


If Liz make a preorder list, with payments, maybe the server will not hog... maybe I can be the 1st one on the list


Liz has expressed the Foundations position on many occasions....  Beware! 


I didn't get the Foundations position... i don't care prepaying them, just to be sure I'm gonna get it first.. maan I need it now!

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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:51 pm

netomx said:


Jongoleur said:


netomx said:


If Liz make a preorder list, with payments, maybe the server will not hog... maybe I can be the 1st one on the list


Liz has expressed the Foundations position on many occasions....  Beware! 


I didn't get the Foundations position... i don't care prepaying them, just to be sure I'm gonna get it first.. maan I need it now!



LOL

So does everyone here - its going to be mayhem when it goes on sale.

(I think the Foundations position may be expressed as "no pre-orders, first come, first served and devil take the hindmost...")
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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:53 pm

netomx said:


I didn't get the Foundations position... i don't care prepaying them, just to be sure I'm gonna get it first.. maan I need it now!


If you are in a real need to get a RPi faster thet the other people in here, you can get a couple from here.

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Re: sales date?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:56 pm

psergiu said:


netomx said:


I didn't get the Foundations position… i don't care prepaying them, just to be sure I'm gonna get it first.. maan I need it now!


If you are in a real need to get a RPi faster thet the other people in here, you can get a couple from here.


I considered pointing that out too, but thought it would be a tease too far… 

edit:  Wow - the Foundation is in line for over £4500 with the 5 Pi's currently on eBay!
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Re: sales date?

Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:04 am

Prometheus said:


Jongoleur said:


It'll be on sale soon enough, and the scramble to buy will be just as dramatic as any store sale...


The poor server is going to be completely killdeaded...


Maybe, however the shop site seems to be outsourced to a third party e commerce server located in Dallas TX, so you'd hope they were used to it.

I was hoping it was one of the mythic beasts servers (forum host) in Harbour Exchange, as I may have been on site in a different suite that day and beaten the 'traffic' queues.

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