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Buying a Raspberry Pi in the US?

Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:04 pm

I have looked everywhere and I can't find any website that sells the pi for 35$ that are in stock. Ex: Newark, RS, Element 14. (Some of these are UK anyway lol) Ebay is majorly overpriced. Can someone help? Thanks in advance. :D
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Re: Buying a Raspberry Pi in the US?

Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:04 pm

Where are you located? If a co-worker doesn't come through I may have an extra Pi to sell.

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Re: Buying a Raspberry Pi in the US?

Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:13 pm

Did you try Adafruit?

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Re: Buying a Raspberry Pi in the US?

Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:18 pm

I am located in Greenville, SC. Zip: 29609
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Re: Buying a Raspberry Pi in the US?

Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:35 pm

plugwash wrote:mcm claim to have it in stock

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/83-14421
Since I need two bare-bones boards it does not help me, but others may be interested. They are expecting a shipment of 30,000 bare-bones boards at the end of the month. I already have an order with Newark and they state about a month to a month and a half wait time, so I will just wait; Newark is getting about 7000 a week, but they are just filling back-orders with that amount. Amazing.

EDIT: 5 minutes after my call, MCM changed their site from "In Stock" to "On Back-order"; Estimated ship date April 4th. I figured as much.....Same time as Newark quoted me. Also, don't even bother selecting Newark's "Contact me When in Stock" highlighted text, because they told me that there is a "bug" in their system where it does not take into account backorders, so it is a total waste of time. I highly suggest that if you want one, you order now and just put yourself in the queue.
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Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:24 pm

I bought it and all the accessories I needed from mcmelectronics.com.

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Re: Buying a Raspberry Pi in the US?

Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:04 pm

Even though they currently list it as out of stock, Element 14 has been my personal first pick in the past. They tend to get stock re-filled quickly and are prompt to fulfill orders.
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Re: Buying a Raspberry Pi in the US?

Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:05 pm

yakko TDI wrote:Where are you located? If a co-worker doesn't come through I may have an extra Pi to sell.
I am located in Greenville, SC. Zip: 29609
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Re: Buying a Raspberry Pi in the US?

Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:24 pm

MCM: On backorder
Adafruit: On backorder
Element 14: On backorder
RS Components: I'm in the US, they only ship to Eurasia and Africa. Nonetheless, on backorder
Allied Electronics: On backorder
:shock:

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Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:33 pm

appleboy2 wrote:MCM: On backorder
Adafruit: On backorder
Element 14: On backorder
RS Components: I'm in the US, they only ship to Eurasia and Africa. Nonetheless, on backorder
Allied Electronics: On backorder
:shock:
It's quite shocking that the Raspberry Pi is so popular. I mean I am happy for them but I really want a Pi. :D lol I'm really interested in programming and I think this could be a good first step.
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Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:35 pm

uk - element 14
model A out of stock and Model B 3 week lead time.,...
and the similar for RS....

I wonder how many have been sold....
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Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:16 pm

We've noticed another big uptick in sales recently, especially in the US - the manufacturers are scrambling to put more capacity in as a result (and downstream, components suppliers are also having to lay on more capacity - there are lots of moving parts in this). It's not much help for you guys today, but we think that the stock situation should improve in April.

We really are running as fast as we can to keep up with demand - thanks for hanging in there!
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Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:26 pm

liz wrote:We've noticed another big uptick in sales recently, especially in the US - the manufacturers are scrambling to put more capacity in as a result (and downstream, components suppliers are also having to lay on more capacity - there are lots of moving parts in this). It's not much help for you guys today, but we think that the stock situation should improve in April.

We really are running as fast as we can to keep up with demand - thanks for hanging in there!
Thank You. I really appreciate all of your hard work. :D
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Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:24 pm

liz wrote:We've noticed another big uptick in sales recently, especially in the US - the manufacturers are scrambling to put more capacity in as a result (and downstream, components suppliers are also having to lay on more capacity - there are lots of moving parts in this). It's not much help for you guys today, but we think that the stock situation should improve in April.

We really are running as fast as we can to keep up with demand - thanks for hanging in there!
Just please don't trade quality for speed. I have seen it so many times at different electronic and fiber optic manufacturing facilities that I have worked at; the consequences long term are not worth it.
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Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:23 pm

If you've seen the factory processes videos we've been showing, I'm sure you'll be aware that Sony don't do that: if we need to speed up, we add an extra line. We don't speed up the existing ones!
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Re: Buying a Raspberry Pi in the US?

Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:00 am

I actually ordered two models As from a UK based reseller, and had those arrive quicker than the model B I purchased directly from Element 14 back in January :)

Liz, Eben, and everyone else at the foundation, keep up the great work. Delays like this only mean you're making a product that everybody is clamoring for. Considering I just received my 2nd & 3rd Pis, I know I am :D

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Re: Buying a Raspberry Pi in the US?

Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:21 pm

liz wrote:If you've seen the factory processes videos we've been showing, I'm sure you'll be aware that Sony don't do that: if we need to speed up, we add an extra line. We don't speed up the existing ones!
Good to hear !
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Re: Buying a Raspberry Pi in the US?

Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:16 pm

MCM currently has plenty of stock in both bare boards ($35), Cased Boards and Kits with boards.Take your pick -

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/e ... spberry-pi

Thanks,

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Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:35 pm

Pi_Fanatic wrote:MCM currently has plenty of stock in both bare boards ($35), Cased Boards and Kits with boards.Take your pick -

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/e ... spberry-pi

Thanks,

Pi_Fanatic
And that is based on what? They told me yesterday that they will not have bare boards until the end of the month.
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Re: Buying a Raspberry Pi in the US?

Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:05 am

liz wrote:If you've seen the factory processes videos we've been showing, I'm sure you'll be aware that Sony don't do that: if we need to speed up, we add an extra line. We don't speed up the existing ones!
I'd like to second the thanks for all the hard work you've done on the project and the miracles you have performed.

I'd also like to second the notion of quality first before quantity. I am in the US and waiting for a Model A but my expectations are for a quality experience (which I can wait for).

The RPi team has been great! Please don't compromise.

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Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:58 pm

pjc123 wrote:
Pi_Fanatic wrote:MCM currently has plenty of stock in both bare boards ($35), Cased Boards and Kits with boards.Take your pick -

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/e ... spberry-pi

Thanks,

Pi_Fanatic
And that is based on what? They told me yesterday that they will not have bare boards until the end of the month.
Indeed we did get an early shipment and do have stock right now. Actually, we've got plenty at the moment of both the boards and the bundles we sell. http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/e ... spberry-pi
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Re: Buying a Raspberry Pi in the US?

Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:28 pm

mcmelectronics wrote:Actually, we've got plenty at the moment of both the boards and the bundles we sell. http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/e ... spberry-pi
Trying to order, but can't get a live person and have not heard back about my web order. I guess you are swamped with orders already!
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Re: Buying a Raspberry Pi in the US?

Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:51 am

The really freaky thing about the *current* supply issues is that it suggests that the Pi is nowhere near market saturation. It really makes one wonder just how big the market for Pis is.

IIRC from various articles I've seen, world wide annual PC shipments are on the order of 120 million units. What happens of the demand for Pis gets to, say, 5 million per year? That would put the Foundation ahead of a lot of PC manufacturers in terms of unit sales volume....

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Re: Buying a Raspberry Pi in the US?

Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:41 pm

Well, that order I placed with MCM yesterday supposedly shipped out a couple of minutes ago. They told me today that Web orders take 24 hours to process. I guess they were not kidding that they received plenty of pi's. I had cancelled my Newark order yesterday, but in Newark's defense, there was a problem with my credit card going through and it looks like they may also have some pis coming in. I have ordered other electronic items from both companies multiple times in the past. Also, MCM is a daughter company of Newark.
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