I have a question about this. It seems from earlier reports that RS has about twice (220,000) preorders than Farnell (110,000), totaling a rough 350,000.
I'm no way in a serious hurry to get a Pi (as in 'complaining'), though eager as with any wet dream. But reading the post by Farnell, (quote:
Also, over the next 5 days, we will invite the 70,000 hopeful customers who have already registered their interest in the Raspberry Pi to place their orders, with delivery expected in July/August, dependent on the place of that order in the queue.
New registrations of interest received from today will now need to wait a little longer for their confirmation...
) and thinking I might very well be 'post 70,000' @ RS with my preorder, would that put me in the 'Christmas' ballpark? Or is the volume of Pis split between the two 1/3 vs 2/3 based on preorder volume?
I can handle it any which way, but it would be nice to know. BTW, ordered March 7 2012 through RS in the Netherlands.