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Raspberry Pi Where To buy one/

Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:06 pm

Hi im just wondering the best place to buy a Raspberry pi in the uk. I only need the Pi it self and not any extras.

Many thanks

Pat.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Where To buy one/

Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:22 pm

Based on my own experience and the many posts here, I would avoid RS at all costs for ordering.

One supplier that again, based on my reading of compliments and their own postings here on these forums, I will use next time is New IT.

Take your time and read up on the RPi and your chosen supplier before you buy.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Where To buy one/

Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:15 pm

If I was ordering right now I would go with CPC.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Where To buy one/

Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:35 pm

I'm in the UK.
Ordered from Farnell on Sat eve 13th Oct.
Despatch notice received Wed 17th Oct 17:30
Raspberry Pi Delivered Fri 19th Oct!

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Re: Raspberry Pi Where To buy one/

Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:53 pm

I placed an order back in Sept. with Allied.. fortunately it was so long ago that the credit card # was no longer valid .. they were going to ship the 256mb model .. only told me when I asked .. so I cancelled and ordered from element 14 for a 512mb model.. they've been great .. the allied people kept telling me there were allocation problems .. this will be my 4th pi .. and so far knock on wood element 14 has been great..

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Re: Raspberry Pi Where To buy one/

Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:12 pm

farnel are good.

I ordered 3 late on the 19th and they arrived today.
They came in little boxes inside a padded envelope and were just posted through the door. No annoying courier demanding a signature, which was good as I was out!

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Re: Raspberry Pi Where To buy one/

Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:28 pm

BTW you can see how many Pis CPC have in stock at http://onecall.farnell.com/jsp/search/p ... ku=SC12590 (don't try to actually order through that site though unless you represent a univerity).

I dunno why CPC put this info on the onecall site but not on their own site.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Where To buy one/

Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:43 am

If you add 1,000 units to your basket on the CPC site it will tell you how many they have, or have not got in stock.
RS's site works in the same way for items they have in stock, but they show a lead time for the Pi's:
Availability = Temporarily out of stock - back order for despatch 26/11/2012
www.newit.co.uk

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Re: Raspberry Pi Where To buy one/

Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:42 am

and for those following this thread it looks like CPC have now sold out.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Where To buy one/

Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:41 pm

Farnells are out too...

Plus there issues resolutions are pretty lame....

Gonna use newIT when i get home later to reorder the ones farnells have messed up and now can't sort for at least three weeks...

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Re: Raspberry Pi Where To buy one/

Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:32 pm

Just received one from Farnell ordered on the 20th October. Latest 512....
Don't judge Linux by the Pi.......
I must not tread on too many sacred cows......

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Re: Raspberry Pi Where To buy one/

Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:35 am

I think Amazon is by far the best - the B+ model is currently £22.70 with free delivery.

Make sure the product has the official 'by Raspberry Pi'

If you already have an Amazon account, in about 4 clicks you've got one on its way to you.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=bl_sr_com ... ch-type=ss

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Re: Raspberry Pi Where To buy one/

Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:06 am

bad necro threadder ...

all are fine now cpc , farnell , rs , newit , amazon, pimoroni you takes your pick
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Re: Raspberry Pi Where To buy one/

Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:49 am

That is an impressive necro. One of the best so far I think.

As above, most of the larger suppliers have good reputations now. I personally use Pimoroni because pirates, monkeys, robots and ninjas.

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