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Where to buy the old RaspberryPi models A or B ?

Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:03 pm

Hi all,

can anyone point me to a shop which still sells the old RaspberryPi models A or B ?
I have a mechanic which necessarily needs the P5 secondary GPIO connector pins.

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Re: Where to buy the old RaspberryPi models A or B ?

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Re: Where to buy the old RaspberryPi models A or B ?

Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:30 am

OK, thanks. I wonder if these models are still produced or if productions has been discontinued in favour of the new models.
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Re: Where to buy the old RaspberryPi models A or B ?

Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:10 am

ondrej1024 wrote:OK, thanks. I wonder if these models are still produced or if productions has been discontinued in favour of the new models.
All models are still being manufactured, but they are produced in batches of each Model at the Sony Factory, but Amazon and maybe eBay usually have plenty of stock if RS/Farnel do not......
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Re: Where to buy the old RaspberryPi models A or B ?

Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:44 am

I'd suspect the model A is a dead duck except for old stock floating about out there. It was bad to get hold of at the best of times.
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Re: Where to buy the old RaspberryPi models A or B ?

Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:48 pm

There is little need for the A now, the A+ is so much better for the things the A range is aimed at. Lower power, smaller. I'm not sure if A will continue to be made. B's will until demand drops too far.
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:53 pm

jamesh wrote:There is little need for the A now, the A+ is so much better for the things the A range is aimed at. Lower power, smaller. I'm not sure if A will continue to be made. B's will until demand drops too far.
We do sometimes agree James. The A+ is a vastly superior beast to the A. As is the B+ over the B but there's a lot of legacy with the B......
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Re: Where to buy the old RaspberryPi models A or B ?

Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:10 pm

pluggy wrote:I'd suspect the model A is a dead duck except for old stock floating about out there. It was bad to get hold of at the best of times.
RS are still listing it as backorder on their website but with no lead time specified. It seems that even old stock is becoming seriously thin on the ground. Theres a handful on offer from third party sellers on amazon uk but a third party listing on amazon is no gaurantee the stock actually exists. I came across someone on IRC who tried to order the last model A listed by a third party seller on amazon USA and ended up with an old model B.

Farnell are listing the model A as discontinued.

P.S. despite assurances from the foundation it seems that the model B has now dissappeard completely off farnell's UK site and is still listed as discontinued on newark's site.

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Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:17 pm

I'm willing to flog any of my old Bs for half the cost of a new B+ but some of them are 256M ram

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Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:21 pm

Back before the A+ was launched I ordered a model A from RS because it was on back order, after a couple of weeks I got an email saying they'd cancelled my order because it wasn't going to be coming back in. I got from from an 'Amazon third party dealer' who had some in stock. Since the A+ came out I haven't bothered with the A.
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:28 pm

plugwash wrote: P.S. despite assurances from the foundation it seems that the model B has now dissappeard completely off farnell's UK site and is still listed as discontinued on newark's site.
I've noticed that about the foundation, what they say and the situation on the ground are often two different things......

I'd flog some of my old 'B's off at half price too. Some of 'em are revision one with fudged polyfuses, but you can't have everything. I think I'll stick hold of the one working 512MB model I have.
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Re: Where to buy the old RaspberryPi models A or B ?

Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:43 pm

Model A is still stocked and available in the camera bundle from CPC:

http://cpc.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/ras ... CMP=HP_RPi @ £31.80

OK you have to buy the camera with it, but Pi model A and camera for £31 is still great !

Model B+ is currently < £21.99 on amazon delivered...

any of you selling old model B's for half that ? ;)
I have about 50 cases that won't fit model B+ ...
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:49 pm

Worth remembering that the Foundation do not manufacture - they licence. This means that although they may want something to happen, it's not as easy making it happen.

They are bit busy at the moment, but hopefully they will be able to comment on this in the near future.
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:15 pm

Model B+ is currently < £21.99 on amazon delivered...
I'm off to check that out!
But yeah - I'll sell half price of whatever I can I buy a B+ for :)
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Re: Where to buy the old RaspberryPi models A or B ?

Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:20 pm

Just bought one at that exact price :)

That's £6 cheaper than driving over to CPC in Preston - so call it £7 saved!!!!!

If I could buy Model A+ for £6 less than CPC then I'd end up divorced (but with a LOT of Pi)

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Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:24 pm

Even at that price I don't think I'd go back to the old B.
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Re: Where to buy the old RaspberryPi models A or B ?

Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:22 pm

mikerr wrote:Model A is still stocked and available in the camera bundle from CPC:

http://cpc.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/ras ... CMP=HP_RPi @ £31.80
According to http://onecall.farnell.com/raspberry-pi ... CMP=HP_RPi (for some reason CPC show a lot more information on stock status on the onecall site than on their own site) theres 18 left and it's "Available until stock is exhausted".
That meets my definition of "thin on the ground".

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Re: Where to buy the old RaspberryPi models A or B ?

Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:09 am

The price is now down to £20.84 !!!!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-Pi-De ... spberry+Pi
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Starting to getting the "if its too cheap then maybe something is amiss" feeling !!!!

Well we'll see what (if anything) turns up!
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Re: Where to buy the old RaspberryPi models A or B ?

Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:22 am

simplesi wrote:The price is now down to £20.84 !!!!
to getting the "if its too cheap then maybe something is amiss" feeling !!!!
Do you mean 20.48? that is the main price on your link though there is another vendor at 20.84.
The above is sourced by The Pi Hut, so shouldn't be a problem barring normal random errors.

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Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:23 am

Do you mean 20.48? that is the main price on your link though there is another vendor at 20.84.
Yes - typo error
The above is sourced by The Pi Hut, so shouldn't be a problem barring normal random errors.
Mine wasn't from them - it was from an outfit called berlin photo

Which I accepted that somehow -someone got some cheap stock and was basically just selling it off to get rid of it

I use CPC prices as the standard bench mark as they are just up the road from me and I can buy with P&p B+ == £27.44 today

I can't understand why someone like Pi Hut would beflogging them so cheap I know they have a special offer at moment - but 20.48 is less than the 20% off that they mentioned on twitter so I think something is not right here!

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Re: Where to buy the old RaspberryPi models A or B ?

Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:48 am

simplesi wrote: Mine wasn't from them - it was from an outfit called berlin photo
they had a price of 20.66 yesterday afternoon (about 2pm-ish)
Which I accepted that somehow -someone got some cheap stock and was basically just selling it off to get rid of it
... but 20.48 is less than the 20% off that they mentioned on twitter so I think something is not right here!
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for most of yesterday, after I saw the 21.99 price on HUKD, the price was bouncing around as different vendors got in at 20p cheaper every hour or so it seemed. At that price it is pretty much a matter of pennies difference over the cost of an A+.

Maybe a payday/end of year deal?

Mark, with a prime membership and an itch to buy another B+... hmmm... Sunday delivery.

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Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:08 am

had a chat with PiHut - its a genuine stock clearance price - only 29 available though so get going !

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Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:13 am

marked wrote: for most of yesterday, after I saw the 21.99 price on HUKD, the price was bouncing around as different vendors got in at 20p cheaper every hour or so it seemed. At that price it is pretty much a matter of pennies difference over the cost of an A+.
Only the £21.99 B+ price is amazon itself - and therefore higher quantities
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-Pi-De ... 00LPESRUK/
i.e. click "new" to see all offers

The 3rd party vendors may only have 1 or 2 at their slightly cheaper £20.48 prices, amazon have loads.
(no way to know stock levels for sure though?)
marked wrote: At that price it is pretty much a matter of pennies difference over the cost of an A+.
Model A (a+) is rarely reduced - CPC/farnell is still the cheapest for the A+ at £16.84

Watching for the B+ to dip under £20 :shock: ...
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Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:27 am

Amazon link is 404 with me
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Re: Where to buy the old RaspberryPi models A or B ?

Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:19 pm

I feel developers pain with regards to the demise of the A & B form factor. I'd bought in a reasonable supply of spare cases and SD cards for future projects. Didn't expect the foundation to change the form factor. I wonder how many "useless" cases, add on boards etc are out there?

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