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Raspberry Pi has appointed [http://www.element14.com/raspberrypi Farnell], [http://rswww.com RS Components] and (recently) [http://www.egoman.com.cn/ Egoman Technology Corp]<ref>http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/3195</ref> as its authorised manufacturing partners & distributors.
  
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As of July 16th 2012, both [http://www.element14.com/raspberrypi Premier Farnell] and [http://rswww.com RS Components] have removed their "one per customer" restriction. Both consumers and businesses alike should now be able to buy bulk stock of the Raspberry Pi.
Raspberry Pi has appointed [http://www.element14.com/raspberrypi Premier Farnell] and [http://rswww.com RS Components] as its authorised manufacturing distributors.
 
 
 
If you see the units for sale from other sources (in particular eBay), it is likely that they are at BEST hopeful resellers, or SCAM sites, either way units will not be available any sooner than through the above distributors, or you will pay far more than it is worth (if you get it at all).
 
  
 
Raspberry Pi's distributors will ship worldwide to the best of their ability (ie subject to origin export and local import laws).
 
Raspberry Pi's distributors will ship worldwide to the best of their ability (ie subject to origin export and local import laws).
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Countries that are currently subject to UK (including EU and UN) export restrictions include North Korea, Iran, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Zimbabwe. A full list and further details are provided at [http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?topicId=1084100244]
 
Countries that are currently subject to UK (including EU and UN) export restrictions include North Korea, Iran, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Zimbabwe. A full list and further details are provided at [http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?topicId=1084100244]
  
For shipping costs, please refer to the websites of the authorised resellers.
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Farnell have also been refusing to sell direct to some consumers in the EU, to the best of my knowledge they have not given full details of why.
  
===Premier Farnell Worldwide===
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There are three main options for buying a Raspberry Pi, buying direct from the distributor, buying from a subsidary or sister company of the distributor or buying from a third party reseller which option is best will depend on the location of the customer, the number of Raspberry Pi's being purchased, and the urgency of the order.
'''Premier Farnell''' also trades worldwide under the names '''Farnell''', '''Element14''', '''Newark Electronics''', '''CPC''' and '''MCM Electronics'''.
 
  
===RS Components Worldwide===
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All new orders from the main distributors should now be filled with 512&nbsp;MB rev 2 Raspberry Pi's. However, some third-party resellers may still have stock of the older models.
'''RS Components''' also trades worldwide under the names '''Electrocomponents''', '''Allied Electronics''' and '''DesignSpark'''.
 
  
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Note that stock status may change quickly. It may be worth checking a local supplier even if they are listed as out of stock here.
  
== Pricing and ETA ==
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==Main distributors and subsidaries/sister companies==
{| class="wikitable"
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==Farnell==
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http://www.farnell.com/
! Location
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Farnell are one of the two main distributors. The order code for the Raspberry Pi is 2191863.
! Price
 
! ETA
 
! retailer
 
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| Toronto Canada
 
| $57.59
 
| 4 months
 
| element14
 
|}
 
  
== Sales order numbers ==
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===Element14===
* Allied Electronics: 70229569
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http://www.element14.com
* CPC Farnell: SC12590
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The "Element14" brand is used by a number of different operations within the Premier Farnell group and is also used for the groups "social" operation. In the Asia-Pacific region the Element 14 brand has completely replaced the previous "Premier Electronics" brand for asia and the previous "Farnell" brand for australia and new-zealand. In Europe, the Element14 brand is used in paralell with the Farnell brand. In North america the Element14 brand is used in parallel with the Newark brand.
* Farnell, Element 14: 2081185 or 83T1943
 
* FarnellNewark.br: currently unknown
 
* Newark: 83T1943
 
* RS, Electrocomponents: currently unknown
 
  
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===Newark===
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http://www.newark.com/
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Newark is the main American branch of the Premier Farnell group (Farnell's parent company).
  
=== Australia ===
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[http://canada.newark.com/ Newark Canada]
* Element 14 (pre-order): http://au.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185
 
* RS (expression of interest): http://australia.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
 
  
=== Belgium ===
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[http://mexico.newark.com/ Newark Mexico]
* Farnell (expression of interest): http://be.farnell.com links to http://downloads.element14.com/raspberryPi1.html
 
* RS Export (expression of interest): http://be02.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
 
Note: To order from Farnell Belgium (when available) as individual, use 0 as VAT (BTW) number and they will send you payment details for a bank transfer by email.
 
 
=== Brazil ===
 
* FarnellNewark (main site): http://www.farnellnewark.com.br
 
* Farnell (expression of interest): http://www.element14.com/raspberrypi
 
* RS Export (expression of interest): http://int.rsdelivers.com/campaigns/raspberry/pi.aspx
 
  
=== Bulgaria ===
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Direct link to RaspberryPi purchasing pages:
* Comet Electronics (Farnell reseller/distributor) http://comet.bg
 
  
=== Cambodia ===
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[http://canada.newark.com/buy-raspberry-pi/ Buy RaspberryPi Canada]
Both distributors ship from their Singapore depot:
 
* Element 14 Singapore (pre-order): http://sg.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185
 
* RS Singapore (expression of interest): http://singapore.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
 
  
=== Canada ===
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[http://mexico.newark.com/buy-raspberry-pi/ Buy RaspberryPi Mexico]
* Allied Electronics (pre-order): http://www.alliedelec.com/search/productdetail.aspx?SKU=70229569
 
* Allied Electronics (expression of interest): http://www.alliedelec.com/raspberrypi/
 
* Newark (pre-order - note price is probably incorrect): http://canada.newark.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/dp/83T1943
 
  
=== China ===
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===Element14 AU/NZ===
* Element 14 (pre-order): http://cn.element14.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?id=2081185
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http://au.element14.com/ http://nz.element14.com/
* Element 14 (expression of interest): http://downloads.element14.com/raspberryPi3.html
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Element14's Australian operation (which also serves New Zealand)  
* RS (expression of interest): http://china.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
 
  
=== Denmark ===
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===Element 14 Asia===
* Element 14 (pre-order): http://dk.farnell.com/jsp/search/displayProduct.jsp?sku=2081185
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http://cn.element14.com/ http://hk.element14.com/ http://in.element14.com/ http://cn.element14.com/ http://kr.element14.com/ http://my.element14.com/ http://ph.element14.com/ http://sg.element14.com/ http://tw.element14.com/ http://th.element14.com/
* RS (expression of interest): http://dk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
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Element14 have warehouses in Singapore and Shanghi. It appears that some countries are served from both warehouses while others are served from only one or the other. UK stock is also listed on these sites. The order code for the Raspberry Pi is 2191863.
  
=== Finland ===
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===CPC ===
* RS (expression of interest): http://fi.rsdelivers.com/campaigns/raspberry/pi.aspx
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http://cpc.farnell.com/ http://cpc.co.uk
* YEInternational (Authorised RS distributor): http://www.yeint.fi/
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CPC is a branch of the Premier Farnell group in the UK based in Preston. They currently offer free postage on all orders. The order code for the Raspberry Pi is SC12590.
  
=== France ===
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[http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/bespoke/bespoke7.jsp?bespokepage=cpc/en_CC/makerspace/raspberrypi.html Order link for Raspberry Pi]
(March 3, 2012 at 9:55 am: Reports that RS requires company details; Farnell postage is expensive)
 
* Farnell (pre-order): http://fr.farnell.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=2081185
 
* RS (expression of interest): http://radiospares-fr.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
 
  
=== Germany ===
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===MCM===
* Farnell (pre-order): http://de.farnell.com/jsp/search/displayProduct.jsp?sku=2081185
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http://www.mcmelectronics.com/
* RS (expression of interest): http://de.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
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MCM is a branch of the Premier Farnell group in the US based in Centerville, Ohio.
  
=== Hong Kong ===
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==RS components==
* Element 14 (pre-order): http://hk.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185
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http://rswww.com/
* RS (Chinese, expression of interest): http://hongkong02.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
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RS are the other main distributor. Like Farnell they have a consumer site and business option with the consumer option taking users to a dedicated Raspberry Pi store while the business option takes them back to the regular RS site. They do not state whether consumers must use the consumer site or not. The order code for the Raspberry Pi is 756-8308. As of 2012-11-21, the Raspberry Pi is listed as "Temporarily out of stock - back order for despatch 21/12/2012".
* RS (English, expression of interest): http://hongkong01.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
 
  
=== Hungary ===
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RS has delayed existing orders on several occasions and are reported on the forum as being very difficult to communicate with.
* RS Components Hungary (registration): http://hu.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
 
* Farnell Hungary: https://hu.farnell.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=2081185
 
  
=== Italy ===
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===Allied electronics===
* Farnell (pre-order): http://it.farnell.com/jsp/search/displayProduct.jsp?sku=2081185
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http://www.alliedelec.com/
* RS (expression of interest): http://it.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
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Allied electronics is the US sister company of RS. The order code for the Raspberry Pi is 70229569.  This page lists their current lineup of Raspberry Pi and it's camera: https://www.alliedelec.com/images/products/mkt/pb/rasp/rasp.aspx
Note: To complete the order with Farnell Italia as individual, you have to use the 00000000000 VAT number.<br>
 
Note2: The VAT number is mandatory for the registration to the RS website (i.e. you have to register as a company).
 
  
=== India ===
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Reports from the forum are that Allied are easier to communicate with than RS, but they do not appear to be being kept will informed of the stock situation by RS.
* Element 14 (pre-order): http://in.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185
 
* RS (main site): http://in.rsdelivers.com/
 
  
=== Indonesia ===
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==Egoman Technology Corp==
* Element 14 Singapore (pre-order): http://sg.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185
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http://www.egoman.com.cn/
* RS (main site): http://www.rs-components.co.id/
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On 1st February 2013 the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced they had "granted Egoman Technology Corp a licence to produce and distribute Pis in China and Taiwan" and to differentiate these boards, they would only be produced with red PCBs - [http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/3195 Red Pi at night]. "Egoman are aiming to make these Pis widely available in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan."
  
=== Ireland ===
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==Resellers==
* CPC Farnell (main site): http://cpcireland.farnell.com/
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There are now many companies reselling the Raspberry Pi.
* Farnell (pre-order): http://ie.farnell.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=2081185
 
* Radionics RS (expression of interest): http://radionics.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
 
  
=== Japan ===
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===RPF endorsed resellers===
* Element 14 (expression of interest): downloads.element14.com/raspberryPi3.html
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====Maplin====
* RS (expression of interest): http://jp.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
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http://www.maplin.co.uk/
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Maplin sells the Raspberry Pi in the UK but only as part of a kit including power supply, keyboard and mouse, programmed 4&nbsp;GB SD card, HDMI cable and wireless dongle. As of 2012-11-21, they list their [http://www.maplin.co.uk/raspberry-piandreg-board-and-starter-kit-652805 Raspberry Pi kit] as in stock for home delivery and also in stock in some stores.
  
=== Korea ===
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====Seeed Studio====
* Element 14 (pre-order): http://kr.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185
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https://www.seeedstudio.com/category/Raspberry-pi-c-1010.html
* RS (main site): http://kr.rs-online.com/web/
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Seeed is the IoT hardware enabler providing services over 10 years that empower makers to realize their projects and products. Seeed offers a wide array of hardware platforms and sensor modules ready to be integrated with existing IoT platforms.  
* RS (expression of interest, page offline at time of writing): http://kr.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
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Seeed Studio provides a large selection of Raspberry Pi including boards, HATs, shields, displays and kits.
  
=== Laos ===
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===Farnell Approved resellers===
Both companies supply from their Singapore depot:
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Farnell now direct consumers in many countries to "approved retailers" rather than selling to them directly. Some of these suppliers specialise in the Raspberry Pi while others are general Farnell resellers.
* Element 14 Singapore (pre-order): http://sg.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185
 
* RS Singapore (expression of interest): http://singapore.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
 
  
=== Malaysia ===
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====ModMyPi Ltd====
* Element 14 (pre-order): http://my.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185
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https://www.modmypi.com/
* RS (expression of interest): http://malaysia.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
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ModMyPi Ltd are the official reseller of the Raspberry Pi for Farnell in both Czech Republic and Austria. They are based in the UK but ship globally, covering the entire EU, Japan, the US and Australia. They maintain high stock levels of the Raspberry Pi at all times, and sell many other Raspberry Pi Accessories, Cases, Breakout Boards, Hacking Tools and Peripherals in addition to a range of customisable Raspberry Pi set up kits. They stock both the Model A and Model B Raspberry Pi for 24 hour dispatch.
  
=== Myanmar ===
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====Electrocomponentes S.A====
* Element 14 Singapore (pre-order): http://sg.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185
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http://www.electrocomponentes.com/
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Electrocomponentes S.A sells Farnell producs in Argentina.
  
=== Mexico ===
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====Arabian Electric & Electronics Est.====
* Allied Electronics (pre-order, unconfirmed): http://www.alliedelec.com/search/productdetail.aspx?SKU=70229569
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fisuoyla@batelco.com.bh
* Allied Electronics (expression of interest): http://www.alliedelec.com/raspberrypi/
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Arabian Electric & Electronics Est sells Farnell products in Bahrain.
* Newark (pre-order - note price is probably incorrect): http://mexico.newark.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/dp/83T1943
 
* Newark (expression of interest): http://downloads.element14.com/raspberryPi2.html
 
* RS (main site): http://mx.rsdelivers.com/
 
  
=== Netherlands ===
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====Minifo====
* Farnell (<s>pre-order</s> expression of interest (redirects to URL below)): http://nl.farnell.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=2081185
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http://www.minifo.com/
* Farnell (expression of interest): http://piregistration.element14.com/raspberryPi1.html
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Minifo is a Raspberry Pi retailer in Belgium. As of 2012-11-21, they list the Raspberry Pi as in stock, but they do not state how much stock they have.
* RS (expression of interest): http://nl.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
 
  
=== New Zealand ===
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====Electromin S.A.====
* Element 14 (pre-order): http://nz.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185
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http://www.electromin.cl/
* RS (expression of interest): http://newzealand.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
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Electromin S.A. sells Farnell producs in Chile.
  
=== Norway ===
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====Betatech Ltd====
* Farnell (Element 14): http://no.farnell.com/
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http://www.farnell.com/distributors/cyprus_bet.htm
* RS Components AS: http://no.rs-online.com/
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Betatech Ltd sells Farnell products in Cyprus.
  
=== Phillipines ===
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====Grand soloutions====
* Element 14 (pre-order): http://ph.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185
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http://www.gs.com.eg/
* RS (expression of interest): http://philippines.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
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Grand soloutions sells Farnell producs in Egypt. Unfortunately, searching their website by Farnell part number seems to be currently broken.
  
=== Poland ===
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====Partco Oy====
* Farnell (expression of interest): http://piregistration.element14.com/raspberryPi1.html?SKU=2081185
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http://www.partco.biz/
* RS (expression of interest): http://pl.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
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Partco sells the Raspberry Pi, Arduino and a selection of electronic components in Finland. As of 2012-11-21, they list the Raspberry Pi as in stock, but they do not state how much stock they have.
  
=== Portugal ===
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==== kubii ====
* Farnell (expression of interest): http://piregistration.element14.com/raspberryPi1.html?SKU=2081185
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http://www.kubii.fr/
* RS (expression of interest): http://pt.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
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kubii sells the Raspberry Pi, together with a selection of accessories. The website was created when Farnell changed their distribution policy.
  
=== Romania ===
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====Málna PC Magyarország ====
* Farnell (<s>pre-order</s> expression of interest): http://ro.farnell.com/jsp/search/displayProduct.jsp?sku=2081185
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http://malnapc.hu/  
* RS (expression of interest): http://ro.rsdelivers.com/campaigns/raspberry/pi.aspx
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Málna PC Magyarország is a Raspberry Pi reseller in Hungary.
  
=== Russia ===
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====Midbaejarradio EHF====
* Farnell (pre-order): http://ru.farnell.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=2081185
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Midbaejarradio EHF is the authorised Farnell distributor for Iceland.  
* RS (main page): http://ru.rsdelivers.com/
 
* RS (expression of interest, Ukraine): http://ua.rsdelivers.com/campaigns/raspberry/pi.aspx
 
  
=== Singapore ===
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====Lion====
* Element 14 (pre-order): http://sg.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185
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http://www.lion.co.il/h?q=RASPBERRY
* RS (expression of interest): http://singapore.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
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Lion sells the Raspberry Pi in Israel. As of 2012-11-21, they do not appear to have stock.
  
=== Spain ===
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====International Oilfield Supplies====
* Farnell (pre-order): http://es.farnell.com/jsp/search/displayProduct.jsp?sku=2081185
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http://www.farnell.com/distributors/malta_int.htm
* RS (expression of interest): http://es.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
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International Oilfield Supplies are the authorised Farnell distributor for Malta.
  
=== Sweden ===
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====Makkays====
* Farnell (pre-order): http://se.farnell.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=2081185
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http://www.farnell.com/distributors/pakistan_mak.htm
* RS (expression of interest): http://se.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
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Makkays is the authorised Farnell distributor for Pakistan.
  
=== Taiwan ===
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====kamami====
* Element 14 (pre-order): http://tw.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185
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http://www.kamami.pl/
* RS (English, expression of interest): http://taiwan01.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
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kamami sells the Raspberry Pi in Poland.  
* RS (Chinese, expression of interest): http://taiwan02.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
 
  
=== Thailand ===
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====Mixtronica====
* Element 14 (pre-order): http://th.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185
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http://www.mixtronica.com/
* RS (expression of interest): http://thailand.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
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Mixtronica sell Farnell products in Portugal.
  
=== Ukraine ===
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====Computer and Engineering Specialists Co====
* Farnell (pre-order): http://ru.farnell.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=2081185
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http://www.farnell.com/distributors/saudiarabia_ces.htm
* RS (expression of interest): http://ua.rsdelivers.com/campaigns/raspberry/pi.aspx
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CESCO Group is an authorised Farnell distributor for Saudi Arabia.
  
=== UK ===
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====Dialogue s.r.o====
* Farnell (pre-order - currently redirects to EOI form): http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=2081185
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http://www.dialogue.sk/index.php?page=textaktual&id=71
* Farnell (expression of interest): http://piregistration.element14.com/raspberryPi1.html
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Dialogue s.r.o sells the Raspberry Pi and accessories in Slovakia.
* CPC Farnell (pre-order - link currently redirects to EOI form): http://cpc.farnell.com/SC12590
 
* CPC Farnell (expression of interest): http://planet.farnell.com/email/cpc/WebExclusive/RaspberryPi_form.htm?isRedirect=true
 
* RS (expression of interest): http://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
 
  
=== USA ===
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====IC elektronika d.o.o.====
* Allied Electronics (pre-order): http://www.alliedelec.com/search/productdetail.aspx?SKU=70229569
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http://www.ic-elect.si/
* Allied Electronics (expression of interest): http://www.alliedelec.com/raspberrypi/
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IC elektronika d.o.o. sells Farnell products in Slovenia.
* Newark Element 14 (pre-order): http://www.newark.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/dp/83T1943
 
  
=== Vietnam ===
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====Electrocomp express====
Both distributors supply from their Singapore depots:
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http://www.eexpress.co.za/
* Element14 Singapore: (pre-order) http://sg.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185
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Electrocomp express sells Farnell products in South Africa. As of 2012-11-21, they list the Raspberry Pi as awaiting delivery and do not give a lead time.
* RS Singapore (expression of interest): http://singapore.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi
 
  
=== Other ===
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====Orel Solutions (PVT) Ltd====
Please carefully check whether any of the following companies operate in your territory:
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http://www.farnell.com/distributors/srilanka_osp.htm
* [http://www.alliedelec.com/ Allied Electronics]
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Orel Solutions (PVT) Ltd is the authorised Farnell distributor for Sri Lanka.  
* [http://cpc.farnell.com/ CPC Farnell] (a.k.a CPC)
 
* [http://www.designspark.com/ DesignSpark]
 
* [http://www.electrocomponents.com/ Electrocomponents]
 
* [http://au.element14.com/ Element 14] (covers most of Asia, Pacific and Australasia)
 
* [http://www.farnell.com/ Farnell] (a.k.a Premier Farnell and Farnell Element 14)
 
* [http://www.farnellnewark.com.br/ FarnellNewark]
 
* [http://www.mcmelectronics.com/ MCM Electronics]
 
* [http://www.newark.com/ Newark] (a.k.a Newark Element 14 and Newark Electronics)
 
* [http://www.farnell.com/ Premier Farnell] (a.k.a Farnell and Farnell Element 14)
 
* [http://www.rs-components.com/ RS Components]
 
  
If not, you can use the export service of the following companies.  There will be extra shipping and duties to be paid when using this option.
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====Mikro-Kit Elektronik AB====
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https://www.microkit.se/
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Mikro-Kit Elektronik AB sells the Raspberry Pi (and it would appear other farnell producs too) in Sweeden. As of 2012-11-21, they list the Raspberry Pi as out of stock with expected delivery 2012-12-11.
  
* Allied Electronics: http://www.alliedelec.com/raspberrypi/
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====digitec====
* Farnell Distributors: http://export.farnell.com/jsp/home/exportHome.jsp
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http://www.digitec.ch/  
* Farnell Export: http://export.farnell.com/jsp/home/homepage.jsp?_DARGS=/jsp/home/exportHome.jsp_A&_DAV=en_EX_DIRECTEXP
+
Digitec sells the Raspberry Pi in Switzerland.
* RS Export: http://export.rsdelivers.com/
 
  
==1st Production Run & Release==
+
====Yildrim====
The initial 10,000 RaspberryPi Boards have sold out. Preorders for coming batches are possible.
+
http://www.yildirimelektronik.com/
 +
Yildrim sells Farnell products in Turkey.
  
# The foundation have built an initial run of 10,000 Model-B units.
+
====DGM distribution====
# Due to extreme demand, the units will be NOT sold directly from the [http://www.raspberrypi.com shop] (see [[#Licensed Manufacture]] below).
+
http://www.farnell.com/distributors/unitedarabemirates_dgm.htm
# You may buy a Raspberry Pi from [http://www.element14.com/raspberrypi Farnell] or from [http://rswww.com RS Components]
+
DGM distribution is the authorised Farnell distributor for Dubai.
# A limit of one unit per person - unfortunately this also means no combined shipping for this batch (demand depends how long this will be enforced)*
+
 
# Normal unlimited sales should take place quickly after.
+
====Comet Electronics====
 +
http://www.comet.bg/
 +
Comet Electronics is [http://www.farnell.com/distributors/bulgaria_com.htm an authorised Farnell distributor for Bulgaria]. They offer Raspberry Pi [http://store.comet.bg/CatalogueFarnell/Product/1435122/ Model A (order code 2254699)] and [http://store.comet.bg/CatalogueFarnell/Product/1263654/ Model B (order code 2191863)]. The boards are shipped from Farnell's UK warehouse, and delivered to Bulgaria in about 2-3 days.
 +
 
 +
====Watterott electronic====
 +
http://www.watterott.com/
 +
Watterott electronic sells the Raspberry Pi and other Open-Hardware electronics in Germany.
 +
 
 +
===Other resellers===
 +
 
 +
====PiDirect====
 +
http://www.pidirect.org
 +
[http://www.pidirect.org Pidirect] is a company based in Ireland dedicated to selling Raspberry Pi, kits and compatible accessories. Pidirect ship worldwide and have a continual stock of Raspberry Pi's and peripherals. The [http://www.pidirect.org/ Pidirect website] is published in English & French and multilingual staff are available to help with all your Pi queries in your language of choice!
 +
 
 +
====Pi Supply====
 +
http://www.pi-supply.com
 +
[http://www.pi-supply.com Pi Supply] is a UK company that makes add on boards for the Raspberry Pi. They also have a shop where you can purchase a Raspberry Pi. They will ship Worldwide. You can find the [http://www.pi-supply.com/product/raspberry-pi-model-a-256-mb/ Model A here] and the [http://www.pi-supply.com/product/raspberry-pi-model-b-512-mb/ Model B here].
  
* There were reports that several people ordered multiple units at launch,
+
====The Pi Hut====
  however it appears that Farnell removed any excess items when they reviewed
+
http://thepihut.com/
  and confirmed the order for shipping dates.
+
The Pi Hut is a UK based company selling both the Raspberry Pi computer, and many vital accessories for the Raspberry Pi. The Pi Hut ship worldwide, and keep a high level of Raspberry Pi stock.
  This has also appears to apply for the pre-orders they have taken.
 
  
===1st Batch Order FAQ===
+
International Deliveries take more time than stated (3-12 working days). Deliveries to South-East Asia are fulfilled through Element14, which marks the package as Commercial ,This can lead to High Customs Duty (almost 50% in INDIA).
NOTE: While every attempt has been made to provide accurate information,
 
      this FAQ is not official and is based on what information is available at the time of writing.
 
====Press Releases====
 
'''Farnell:'''
 
  
[http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-43262/l/frequently-asked-questions-about-raspberry-pi/?CMP=SOM-TW-e14RasPiFAQ Post-Launch FAQ by Farnell], see their attached docx file for details.
+
====Newit====
 +
http://www.newit.co.uk/
 +
Newit are a British company selling a variety of ARM hardware and accessories, including the Raspberry Pi. As of 2012-11-21, they list the Raspberry Pi as in stock, but they do not state how much stock they have.
  
 +
====Makershed====
 +
http://www.makershed.com/
 +
Makershed is a US company that sells various stuff aimed at hardware hackers including the Raspberry Pi. As of 2012-11-21, they list the Raspberry Pi as out of stock.
  
'''RS Components:'''
+
====Adafruit====
 +
http://www.adafruit.com/
 +
Adafruit is a US company that makes a variety of boards for hardware hackers and tinkerers, some specifically designed for use with the Raspberry Pi. They sell the Raspberry Pi separately, as well as part of a large starter kit including everything needed to start experimenting with the Raspberry Pi and external hardware on the GPIO. They also currently include a free Raspberry Pi with orders over $350.
  
[http://www.electrocomponents.com/media/press-releases/2012/02/29th/ Post-Launch statement by RS Components]
+
====SNOOTLAB====
 +
SNOOTLAB
 +
http://snootlab.com/
 +
Sells products in French as well as English. They also sell a number of different components and products such as Arduinos too.
  
[http://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi&file=questions&cm_sp=raspberrypi-_--_-questions Raspberry Pi, Your Questions Answered by RS Components]
+
====PotentialLabs====
 +
[http://potentiallabs.com PotentialLabs], is an Embedded Systems Research and Development Lab based out of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. They also sell the the Raspberry Pi [http://potentiallabs.com/cart/raspberry-pi
 +
], Raspberry Pi Quick Start Kits and other Raspbery Pi accessories through their online store http://potentiallabs.com/cart.
  
====Q: Couldn't this have been handled better, I couldn't get on the site to order and they sold too quickly?====
+
====Tenettech====
Both distributors were indeed unprepared for the volume of traffic the launch generated (they were warned by the foundation before hand).
+
Tenettech
 +
http://www.tenettech.com/product/2184/raspberry-pi
 +
Tenettech is Bangalore based company who sells software/hardware based solutions in India. They sell Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi kit (which include the Raspberry Pi, SD card, card reader, HDMI cable, and video cable).
  
Chances are if the foundation had gone with their original plan of selling through their own shop, the situation would have been far worse, with no option of pre-order either.
+
====AVIES Tech====
 +
http://www.shopavies.com
 +
AVIES Tech is a US company that provides installation and integration solutions for a variety of media centric hardware. They also carry the Raspberry Pi and related accessories.
  
The distributors only have 5,000 units each to sell, reports have estimated the registered interest/pre-orders totalling over 2 million (no official figures available yet).
+
====Amazon====
Even if it is half of that, it means the number of available units was less than 1% of the demand.
+
[http://www.amazon.com/ Amazon] also sells boards through the Raspberry Pi name for U$D 48.03. You can buy one [http://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-Pi-Model-Revision-512MB/dp/B009SQQF9C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361718715&sr=8-1&keywords=raspberry+pi here].
  
 +
====Bitcrafts====
 +
[http://etsy.com/shop/bitcrafts Bitcrafts] ships the '''Model A''' worldwide. You can buy one [http://www.etsy.com/listing/124198601/raspberry-pi-model-a? here]. They also sell cases, pIO micro SD adapters and other related accessories.
  
====Q: If interest was obviously so high...why only build 10,000 units?====
+
====Li2 Innovations====
There is a big risk involved with building a large batch of units and selling them, and 10,000 units would take well over $250,000 in capital investment. For a very small charity, that is a massive ask in itself. Much of that funding came from the Foundation Trustees' own personal investment.
+
[http://li2.in/ Li2 Innovations]
 +
Li2 Innovations is an Indian company based out of Bangalore. They sell hobby electronic boards, kits and spares. The Raspberry Pi model B is available [http://products.li2.in/67-raspberry-pi-model-b.html here]. They also sell other accessories for the Raspberry Pi.
  
Thankfully, the massive bonus of licensing out manufacture, is that the build rate is no longer limited by the foundation's own funding, which means there will be many more units available much sooner.
+
==Licensed Manufacture==
 +
The foundation has chosen to license manufacture of the Raspberry Pi, which should provide several advantages including:
  
====Q: I've been unable to register an account with the distributor, as I am not a company?====
+
# The involvement of RS Components and Premier Farnell means that build volume can be increased much, much faster than would have been possible otherwise. Due to costs and working capital, the foundation would have been limited to batches of only 10k Raspberry Pi's; the Raspberry Pi will now be being built to match demand.
There have been several reported problems with individuals placing orders (i.e. not having company accounts or details).
+
# Both Premier Farnell and RS Components have worldwide distribution networks, so wherever you are in the world, you will be able to buy from a local distributor. It’s a much better way for you to buy than getting them all shipped from the Foundation in the UK.
 +
# Both RS Components and Premier Farnell will be taking preorders, something which the foundation would otherwise be unable to do.
 +
# The foundation will still receive a percentage from the sale of every Raspberry Pi sold, which will be put straight back into the charity.
 +
# Primarily, by removing the focus on dealing with manufacture, distribution and sales, this frees up the limited resources of the foundation to focus on the original aims and goals of the project.
  
Both distributors "should" take orders from individuals, however it appears each of the different localised sites may have different requirements so this will be investigated to ensure that this is corrected if needed.
+
Additional detail is available in the [http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/12/02/28/2347222/raspberry-pi-now-has-distributors----and-will-soon-have-boards-for-all-video video interview between Eben Upton and SlashDot here (2012-02-28)].
  
Often, many of the company related fields on application are optional, if in doubt contact their sales team for help.
+
Unfortunately the switch to licensed manufacture has also resulted in a marked reduction in transparency of the process as Farnell and RS consider detailed information of what is going on to be confidential.
  
 +
==What You Get In The Box==
 +
1. Pre-Assembled Raspberry Pi board
  
====Q: Worldwide launch? It was not available here! ====
+
2. A sheet containing a combination of regulatory information and some very brief instructions. <!-- At least this is the case with Farnell Raspberry Pi's, I don't know about RS ones. -->
The distributors decided to make the units only available from selected locations, it appears the foundation were not made aware of this beforehand.
 
  
Considering the small number of available units, it would have been unlikely to have improved the situation.
+
''Note:''
  
Worldwide availability will be monitored, it is expected that they will be made available as soon as possible.
+
''1. The board will be supplied assembled (since most of the components are not suitable for home builds, including the BGA<ref name="BGA">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_grid_array</ref>package mounted SoC<ref name="SoC">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_on_a_chip</ref> and PoP<ref name="PoP">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Package_on_package</ref> memory).''
 +
''2. The board has the GPIO header pins for the primary GPIO header (but not the secondary GPIO header added on the revision 2 boards) populated. The SoC JTAG may or may not be present depending on when the board was manufactured and at which factory but aren't really of use to end users anyway due to the lack of Broadcom documentation. The LAN JTAG header does not seem to be present on any boards.
 +
''3. All other connectors will be assembled in place.''
  
 +
==Accessories==
 +
To use the Raspberry Pi, a user will typically require some accessories. All of the Raspberry Pi vendors listed above sell some accessories, but the exact range varies. Accessories you should consider include.
 +
* USB Power Supply (UK/EU/US Compatible; 5V, 700mA-1500mA(1.5A))<ref>http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/general-discussion/is-the-raspberrypi-going-to-be-sold-as-a-kit/#p32289</ref>
 +
* SD card. Most distributors are selling pre-prepared SD cards which are usually 4&nbsp;GB. Software is available to prepare your own SD cards.
 +
* There is a wide choice of [[RPi_Cases|cases]], most distributors will have some but shopping around for one you like is suggested.
 +
* There are a variety of [[Rpi expansion boards|AddOn/Expansion Boards]] now available, see that page for more details.
 +
''See [[RPi Hardware Basic Setup#Typical Hardware You Will Need | Typical Hardware You Will Need]] for details about other items you may require.''
  
====Q: The price for the RPi from Farnell verses the price from RS Components is different, why?====
+
==Price==
RS Components (at least for the UK) do not include shipping costs for non-corporate accounts.  Farnell (again for the UK) will ship for free.
+
The price is $35USD before shipping, duty, and tax, about $60 after.  
  
 +
Although the foundation is UK based, the guide price of the units are in USD since the Raspberry Pi components are sourced in USD$.
  
====Q: I've only been able to register my interest, what now?====
+
The price is $25USD (~£16GBP) for model A, and $35USD (~£23GBP) for model B.
Be patient, both distributors have said they will contact people when they have more details (alternatively keep an eye on their sites for news).
 
  
RS Components, in particular have only taken people's details, and according to the above [[#Press Releases | press-release]] will wait until they receive their allocated 5,000 units.
+
Items will be subject to local tax (that is, UK will have 20% VAT added) and shipping cost is not included.
  
 +
See the following update on [http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/826 RS Components and Farnell global pricing] (2012-03-13).
  
====Q: I registered on the Raspberry Pi Site's Mailing List but I didn't get an email====
+
==Clones & Copies==
Unfortunately, the mail server had problems with sending out the 100K+ emails in time, it is believed the email was often marked as spam by a lot of email systems so was rejected or returned on-mass, or sent to Junk folders.  Yes, this system should have been tested, but the foundation were keen not to send unnecessary emails to people prior to launch.
+
The foundation plans to release all the required [[RPi_Hardware#Schematic_.2F_Layout|schematics]] and plans to reproduce the Raspberry Pi hardware, so clones and copies will be welcome.
  
The email contained the same information about the announcement as was publicly posted on the website (28th Feb 2012) before launch day, no additional or extra information was given through the email.
+
However, since the unit is built around the Broadcom SoC, the interested party will require suitable sized orders to obtain them. The foundation were fortunate enough to be supported in this aspect by Broadcom to enable the project to be feasible.
  
==Licensed Manufacture==
+
==Historic information==
The foundation has chosen to license manufacture of the RPi, which should provide several advantages including:
+
 
 +
# The foundation have built an initial run of 10,000 Model-B units.
 +
# Due to extreme demand, the units were NOT sold directly from the [http://www.raspberrypi.com shop] (see [[#Licensed Manufacture]] below).
 +
# You may buy a Raspberry Pi from [http://www.element14.com/raspberrypi Farnell] or from [http://rswww.com RS Components]
 +
# A limit of one unit per person was applied for the first batch and some time afterwards
 +
 
 +
* There were reports that several people ordered multiple units at launch,
 +
  however it appears that Farnell removed any excess items when they reviewed
 +
  and confirmed the order for shipping dates.
 +
  This has also appears to apply for the pre-orders they have taken.
 +
  Many customers also ordered from both Farnell and RS.
 +
 
 +
===1st Batch Order FAQ===
 +
NOTE: While every attempt has been made to provide accurate information,
 +
      this FAQ is not official and is based on what information is available at the time of writing.
 +
 
 +
====Press Releases====
 +
'''Farnell:'''
 +
 
 +
[http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-43262/l/frequently-asked-questions-about-raspberry-pi/?CMP=SOM-TW-e14RasPiFAQ Post-Launch FAQ by Farnell], see their attached docx file for details.
  
# The involvement of RS Components and Premier Farnell means that build volume can be increased much, much faster than would have been possible otherwise.  Due to costs and working capital, the foundation would have been limited to batches of only 10k Raspberry Pis; the Raspberry Pi will now be being built to match demand.
 
# Both Premier Farnell and RS Components have worldwide distribution networks, so wherever you are in the world, you will be able to buy from a local distributor.  It’s a much better way for you to buy than getting them all shipped from the Foundation in the UK.
 
# Both RS Components and Premier Farnell will be taking preorders, something which the foundation would otherwise be unable to do.
 
# The foundation will still receive a percentage from the sale of every RPi sold, which will be put straight back into the charity.
 
# Primarily, by removing the focus on dealing with manufacture, distribution and sales, this frees up the limited resources of the foundation to focus on the original aims and goals of the project.
 
  
Additional detail is available in the [http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/12/02/28/2347222/raspberry-pi-now-has-distributors----and-will-soon-have-boards-for-all-video video interview between Eben Upton and SlashDot here (28/02/12)].
+
'''RS Components:'''
  
 +
[http://www.electrocomponents.com/media/press-releases/2012/02/29th/ Post-Launch statement by RS Components]
  
 +
[http://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=raspberrypi&file=questions&cm_sp=raspberrypi-_--_-questions Raspberry Pi, Your Questions Answered by RS Components]
  
  
 +
;Q - Couldn't this have been handled better, I couldn't get on the site to order and they sold too quickly?
 +
:Both distributors were indeed unprepared for the volume of traffic the launch generated (they were warned by the foundation before hand).
  
==What You Get In The Box==
+
:Chances are if the foundation had gone with their original plan of selling through their own shop, the situation would have been far worse, with no option of pre-order either.
This is unconfirmed until units start to ship:
 
  
1. Pre-Assembled Raspberry Pi board
+
:The distributors only have 5,000 units each to sell, reports have estimated the registered interest/pre-orders totalling over 2 million (no official figures available yet). Even if it is half of that, it means the number of available units was less than 1% of the demand.
  
2. Quick Start Guide (likely to be paper copy of [http://elinux.org/File:Raspi-Model-AB-Mono-1-699x1024.png RPi Model-AB Guide])
+
;Q - If interest was obviously so high, why only build 10,000 units?
 +
:There is a big risk involved with building a large batch of units and selling them, and 10,000 units would take well over $250,000 in capital investment. For a very small charity, that is a massive task in itself. Much of that funding came from the Foundation Trustees' own personal investment.
  
''Note:''
+
:Thankfully, the massive bonus of licensing out manufacture, is that the build rate is no longer limited by the foundation's own funding, which means there will be many more units available much sooner.
  
''1. The board will be supplied assembled (since most of the components are not suitable for home builds, including the BGA<ref name="BGA">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_grid_array</ref>package mounted SoC<ref name="SoC">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_on_a_chip</ref> and PoP<ref name="PoP">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Package_on_package</ref> memory).''
+
;Q - I've been unable to register an account with the distributor, as I am not a company?
 +
:There have been several reported problems with individuals placing orders (that is, not having company accounts or details).
  
''2. The board will NOT have GPIO or JTAG header pins (are not supplied, although may be available from the shop later on).''
+
:Both distributors "should" take orders from individuals. However, it appears each of the different localised sites may have different requirements so this will be investigated to ensure that this is corrected if needed.
  
''3. The board will NOT have CSI and DSI connectors fitted (needs confirmation).''
+
:Often, many of the company related fields on application are optional. If in doubt, contact their sales team for help.
  
''4. All other connectors will be assembled in place.''
+
;Q - Worldwide launch? It was not available here!
 +
:The distributors decided to make the units only available from selected locations. It appears the foundation were not made aware of this beforehand.
  
==Accessories==
+
:Considering the small number of available units, it would have been unlikely to have improved the situation.
Some accessories will be made available from the shop (farnell have several bundles planned):
 
* USB Power Supply (UK/EU/US Compatible)<ref>http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/general-discussion/is-the-raspberrypi-going-to-be-sold-as-a-kit/#p32289</ref>
 
* Pre-Prepared System SD-Card (software will be provided to prepare your own) -size is unconfirmed
 
* Cases (will be available in a few months - i.e. Q2 2012)
 
* [[Rpi expansion boards | AddOn/Expansion Boards]] (will be available later on - i.e. [[Rpi Gertboard | GertBoard]] due soon)
 
''See [[RPi Hardware Basic Setup#Typical Hardware You Will Need | Typical Hardware You Will Need]] for details about other items you may require.''
 
  
==Price==
+
:Worldwide availability will be monitored, it is expected that they will be made available as soon as possible.
Although the foundation is UK based, the guide price of the units are in USD since the RPi components are sourced in USD$.
 
  
The price is $25USD (~£16GBP) for model A, and $35USD (~£23GBP) for model B.
+
;Q - The price for the Raspberry Pi from Farnell versus the price from RS Components is different, why?
 +
:Please see the following page for details about [http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/826 RS Components and Farnell global pricing] (2012-03-13).
  
Items will be subject to local Tax (i.e. UK will have 20% VAT added) and shipping cost is not included.
+
;Q - I've only been able to register my interest, what now?
 +
:Be patient, both distributors have said they will contact people when they have more details (alternatively keep an eye on their sites for news).
  
==Clones & Copies==
+
:RS Components, in particular have only taken people's details, and according to the above [[#Press Releases | press-release]] will wait until they receive their allocated 5,000 units.
The foundation plans to release all the required schematics and plans to reproduce the RPi hardware, so clones and copies will be welcome.
 
  
However, since the unit is built around the Broadcom SoC, the interested party will require suitable sized orders to obtain them. The foundation were fortunate enough to be supported in this aspect by Broadcom to enable the project to be feasible.
+
;Q - I registered on the Raspberry Pi Site's Mailing List, but I didn't get an email
 +
:Unfortunately, the mail server had problems with sending out the 100K+ emails in time, it is believed the email was often marked as spam by a lot of email systems so was rejected or returned on-mass, or sent to Junk folders. Yes, this system should have been tested, but the foundation were keen not to send unnecessary emails to people prior to launch.
  
 +
:The email contained the same information about the announcement as was publicly posted on the website (2012-02-28) before launch day, no additional or extra information was given through the email.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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Getting Started:

Buying Guide - for advice on buying the Raspberry Pi.

SD Card Setup - for information on how to prepare the SD Card used to boot your Raspberry Pi.

Basic Setup - for help with buying / selecting other hardware and setting it up.

Beginners Guide - you are up and running, now what can you do?

Advanced Setup - for more extensive information on setting up.

Trouble Shooting - some things to check if things don't work as expected.

Raspberry Pi has appointed Farnell, RS Components and (recently) Egoman Technology Corp[1] as its authorised manufacturing partners & distributors.

As of July 16th 2012, both Premier Farnell and RS Components have removed their "one per customer" restriction. Both consumers and businesses alike should now be able to buy bulk stock of the Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi's distributors will ship worldwide to the best of their ability (ie subject to origin export and local import laws).

Countries that are currently subject to UK (including EU and UN) export restrictions include North Korea, Iran, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Zimbabwe. A full list and further details are provided at [1]

Farnell have also been refusing to sell direct to some consumers in the EU, to the best of my knowledge they have not given full details of why.

There are three main options for buying a Raspberry Pi, buying direct from the distributor, buying from a subsidary or sister company of the distributor or buying from a third party reseller which option is best will depend on the location of the customer, the number of Raspberry Pi's being purchased, and the urgency of the order.

All new orders from the main distributors should now be filled with 512 MB rev 2 Raspberry Pi's. However, some third-party resellers may still have stock of the older models.

Note that stock status may change quickly. It may be worth checking a local supplier even if they are listed as out of stock here.

Main distributors and subsidaries/sister companies

Farnell

http://www.farnell.com/ Farnell are one of the two main distributors. The order code for the Raspberry Pi is 2191863.

Element14

http://www.element14.com The "Element14" brand is used by a number of different operations within the Premier Farnell group and is also used for the groups "social" operation. In the Asia-Pacific region the Element 14 brand has completely replaced the previous "Premier Electronics" brand for asia and the previous "Farnell" brand for australia and new-zealand. In Europe, the Element14 brand is used in paralell with the Farnell brand. In North america the Element14 brand is used in parallel with the Newark brand.

Newark

http://www.newark.com/ Newark is the main American branch of the Premier Farnell group (Farnell's parent company).

Newark Canada

Newark Mexico

Direct link to RaspberryPi purchasing pages:

Buy RaspberryPi Canada

Buy RaspberryPi Mexico

Element14 AU/NZ

http://au.element14.com/ http://nz.element14.com/ Element14's Australian operation (which also serves New Zealand)

Element 14 Asia

http://cn.element14.com/ http://hk.element14.com/ http://in.element14.com/ http://cn.element14.com/ http://kr.element14.com/ http://my.element14.com/ http://ph.element14.com/ http://sg.element14.com/ http://tw.element14.com/ http://th.element14.com/ Element14 have warehouses in Singapore and Shanghi. It appears that some countries are served from both warehouses while others are served from only one or the other. UK stock is also listed on these sites. The order code for the Raspberry Pi is 2191863.

CPC

http://cpc.farnell.com/ http://cpc.co.uk CPC is a branch of the Premier Farnell group in the UK based in Preston. They currently offer free postage on all orders. The order code for the Raspberry Pi is SC12590.

Order link for Raspberry Pi

MCM

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/ MCM is a branch of the Premier Farnell group in the US based in Centerville, Ohio.

RS components

http://rswww.com/ RS are the other main distributor. Like Farnell they have a consumer site and business option with the consumer option taking users to a dedicated Raspberry Pi store while the business option takes them back to the regular RS site. They do not state whether consumers must use the consumer site or not. The order code for the Raspberry Pi is 756-8308. As of 2012-11-21, the Raspberry Pi is listed as "Temporarily out of stock - back order for despatch 21/12/2012".

RS has delayed existing orders on several occasions and are reported on the forum as being very difficult to communicate with.

Allied electronics

http://www.alliedelec.com/ Allied electronics is the US sister company of RS. The order code for the Raspberry Pi is 70229569. This page lists their current lineup of Raspberry Pi and it's camera: https://www.alliedelec.com/images/products/mkt/pb/rasp/rasp.aspx

Reports from the forum are that Allied are easier to communicate with than RS, but they do not appear to be being kept will informed of the stock situation by RS.

Egoman Technology Corp

http://www.egoman.com.cn/ On 1st February 2013 the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced they had "granted Egoman Technology Corp a licence to produce and distribute Pis in China and Taiwan" and to differentiate these boards, they would only be produced with red PCBs - Red Pi at night. "Egoman are aiming to make these Pis widely available in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan."

Resellers

There are now many companies reselling the Raspberry Pi.

RPF endorsed resellers

Maplin

http://www.maplin.co.uk/ Maplin sells the Raspberry Pi in the UK but only as part of a kit including power supply, keyboard and mouse, programmed 4 GB SD card, HDMI cable and wireless dongle. As of 2012-11-21, they list their Raspberry Pi kit as in stock for home delivery and also in stock in some stores.

Seeed Studio

https://www.seeedstudio.com/category/Raspberry-pi-c-1010.html Seeed is the IoT hardware enabler providing services over 10 years that empower makers to realize their projects and products. Seeed offers a wide array of hardware platforms and sensor modules ready to be integrated with existing IoT platforms. Seeed Studio provides a large selection of Raspberry Pi including boards, HATs, shields, displays and kits.

Farnell Approved resellers

Farnell now direct consumers in many countries to "approved retailers" rather than selling to them directly. Some of these suppliers specialise in the Raspberry Pi while others are general Farnell resellers.

ModMyPi Ltd

https://www.modmypi.com/ ModMyPi Ltd are the official reseller of the Raspberry Pi for Farnell in both Czech Republic and Austria. They are based in the UK but ship globally, covering the entire EU, Japan, the US and Australia. They maintain high stock levels of the Raspberry Pi at all times, and sell many other Raspberry Pi Accessories, Cases, Breakout Boards, Hacking Tools and Peripherals in addition to a range of customisable Raspberry Pi set up kits. They stock both the Model A and Model B Raspberry Pi for 24 hour dispatch.

Electrocomponentes S.A

http://www.electrocomponentes.com/ Electrocomponentes S.A sells Farnell producs in Argentina.

Arabian Electric & Electronics Est.

fisuoyla@batelco.com.bh Arabian Electric & Electronics Est sells Farnell products in Bahrain.

Minifo

http://www.minifo.com/ Minifo is a Raspberry Pi retailer in Belgium. As of 2012-11-21, they list the Raspberry Pi as in stock, but they do not state how much stock they have.

Electromin S.A.

http://www.electromin.cl/ Electromin S.A. sells Farnell producs in Chile.

Betatech Ltd

http://www.farnell.com/distributors/cyprus_bet.htm Betatech Ltd sells Farnell products in Cyprus.

Grand soloutions

http://www.gs.com.eg/ Grand soloutions sells Farnell producs in Egypt. Unfortunately, searching their website by Farnell part number seems to be currently broken.

Partco Oy

http://www.partco.biz/ Partco sells the Raspberry Pi, Arduino and a selection of electronic components in Finland. As of 2012-11-21, they list the Raspberry Pi as in stock, but they do not state how much stock they have.

kubii

http://www.kubii.fr/ kubii sells the Raspberry Pi, together with a selection of accessories. The website was created when Farnell changed their distribution policy.

Málna PC Magyarország

http://malnapc.hu/ Málna PC Magyarország is a Raspberry Pi reseller in Hungary.

Midbaejarradio EHF

Midbaejarradio EHF is the authorised Farnell distributor for Iceland.

Lion

http://www.lion.co.il/h?q=RASPBERRY Lion sells the Raspberry Pi in Israel. As of 2012-11-21, they do not appear to have stock.

International Oilfield Supplies

http://www.farnell.com/distributors/malta_int.htm International Oilfield Supplies are the authorised Farnell distributor for Malta.

Makkays

http://www.farnell.com/distributors/pakistan_mak.htm Makkays is the authorised Farnell distributor for Pakistan.

kamami

http://www.kamami.pl/ kamami sells the Raspberry Pi in Poland.

Mixtronica

http://www.mixtronica.com/ Mixtronica sell Farnell products in Portugal.

Computer and Engineering Specialists Co

http://www.farnell.com/distributors/saudiarabia_ces.htm CESCO Group is an authorised Farnell distributor for Saudi Arabia.

Dialogue s.r.o

http://www.dialogue.sk/index.php?page=textaktual&id=71 Dialogue s.r.o sells the Raspberry Pi and accessories in Slovakia.

IC elektronika d.o.o.

http://www.ic-elect.si/ IC elektronika d.o.o. sells Farnell products in Slovenia.

Electrocomp express

http://www.eexpress.co.za/ Electrocomp express sells Farnell products in South Africa. As of 2012-11-21, they list the Raspberry Pi as awaiting delivery and do not give a lead time.

Orel Solutions (PVT) Ltd

http://www.farnell.com/distributors/srilanka_osp.htm Orel Solutions (PVT) Ltd is the authorised Farnell distributor for Sri Lanka.

Mikro-Kit Elektronik AB

https://www.microkit.se/ Mikro-Kit Elektronik AB sells the Raspberry Pi (and it would appear other farnell producs too) in Sweeden. As of 2012-11-21, they list the Raspberry Pi as out of stock with expected delivery 2012-12-11.

digitec

http://www.digitec.ch/ Digitec sells the Raspberry Pi in Switzerland.

Yildrim

http://www.yildirimelektronik.com/ Yildrim sells Farnell products in Turkey.

DGM distribution

http://www.farnell.com/distributors/unitedarabemirates_dgm.htm DGM distribution is the authorised Farnell distributor for Dubai.

Comet Electronics

http://www.comet.bg/ Comet Electronics is an authorised Farnell distributor for Bulgaria. They offer Raspberry Pi Model A (order code 2254699) and Model B (order code 2191863). The boards are shipped from Farnell's UK warehouse, and delivered to Bulgaria in about 2-3 days.

Watterott electronic

http://www.watterott.com/ Watterott electronic sells the Raspberry Pi and other Open-Hardware electronics in Germany.

Other resellers

PiDirect

http://www.pidirect.org Pidirect is a company based in Ireland dedicated to selling Raspberry Pi, kits and compatible accessories. Pidirect ship worldwide and have a continual stock of Raspberry Pi's and peripherals. The Pidirect website is published in English & French and multilingual staff are available to help with all your Pi queries in your language of choice!

Pi Supply

http://www.pi-supply.com Pi Supply is a UK company that makes add on boards for the Raspberry Pi. They also have a shop where you can purchase a Raspberry Pi. They will ship Worldwide. You can find the Model A here and the Model B here.

The Pi Hut

http://thepihut.com/ The Pi Hut is a UK based company selling both the Raspberry Pi computer, and many vital accessories for the Raspberry Pi. The Pi Hut ship worldwide, and keep a high level of Raspberry Pi stock.

International Deliveries take more time than stated (3-12 working days). Deliveries to South-East Asia are fulfilled through Element14, which marks the package as Commercial ,This can lead to High Customs Duty (almost 50% in INDIA).

Newit

http://www.newit.co.uk/ Newit are a British company selling a variety of ARM hardware and accessories, including the Raspberry Pi. As of 2012-11-21, they list the Raspberry Pi as in stock, but they do not state how much stock they have.

Makershed

http://www.makershed.com/ Makershed is a US company that sells various stuff aimed at hardware hackers including the Raspberry Pi. As of 2012-11-21, they list the Raspberry Pi as out of stock.

Adafruit

http://www.adafruit.com/ Adafruit is a US company that makes a variety of boards for hardware hackers and tinkerers, some specifically designed for use with the Raspberry Pi. They sell the Raspberry Pi separately, as well as part of a large starter kit including everything needed to start experimenting with the Raspberry Pi and external hardware on the GPIO. They also currently include a free Raspberry Pi with orders over $350.

SNOOTLAB

SNOOTLAB http://snootlab.com/ Sells products in French as well as English. They also sell a number of different components and products such as Arduinos too.

PotentialLabs

PotentialLabs, is an Embedded Systems Research and Development Lab based out of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. They also sell the the Raspberry Pi [http://potentiallabs.com/cart/raspberry-pi ], Raspberry Pi Quick Start Kits and other Raspbery Pi accessories through their online store http://potentiallabs.com/cart.

Tenettech

Tenettech http://www.tenettech.com/product/2184/raspberry-pi Tenettech is Bangalore based company who sells software/hardware based solutions in India. They sell Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi kit (which include the Raspberry Pi, SD card, card reader, HDMI cable, and video cable).

AVIES Tech

http://www.shopavies.com AVIES Tech is a US company that provides installation and integration solutions for a variety of media centric hardware. They also carry the Raspberry Pi and related accessories.

Amazon

Amazon also sells boards through the Raspberry Pi name for U$D 48.03. You can buy one here.

Bitcrafts

Bitcrafts ships the Model A worldwide. You can buy one here. They also sell cases, pIO micro SD adapters and other related accessories.

Li2 Innovations

Li2 Innovations Li2 Innovations is an Indian company based out of Bangalore. They sell hobby electronic boards, kits and spares. The Raspberry Pi model B is available here. They also sell other accessories for the Raspberry Pi.

Licensed Manufacture

The foundation has chosen to license manufacture of the Raspberry Pi, which should provide several advantages including:

  1. The involvement of RS Components and Premier Farnell means that build volume can be increased much, much faster than would have been possible otherwise. Due to costs and working capital, the foundation would have been limited to batches of only 10k Raspberry Pi's; the Raspberry Pi will now be being built to match demand.
  2. Both Premier Farnell and RS Components have worldwide distribution networks, so wherever you are in the world, you will be able to buy from a local distributor. It’s a much better way for you to buy than getting them all shipped from the Foundation in the UK.
  3. Both RS Components and Premier Farnell will be taking preorders, something which the foundation would otherwise be unable to do.
  4. The foundation will still receive a percentage from the sale of every Raspberry Pi sold, which will be put straight back into the charity.
  5. Primarily, by removing the focus on dealing with manufacture, distribution and sales, this frees up the limited resources of the foundation to focus on the original aims and goals of the project.

Additional detail is available in the video interview between Eben Upton and SlashDot here (2012-02-28).

Unfortunately the switch to licensed manufacture has also resulted in a marked reduction in transparency of the process as Farnell and RS consider detailed information of what is going on to be confidential.

What You Get In The Box

1. Pre-Assembled Raspberry Pi board

2. A sheet containing a combination of regulatory information and some very brief instructions.

Note:

1. The board will be supplied assembled (since most of the components are not suitable for home builds, including the BGA[2]package mounted SoC[3] and PoP[4] memory). 2. The board has the GPIO header pins for the primary GPIO header (but not the secondary GPIO header added on the revision 2 boards) populated. The SoC JTAG may or may not be present depending on when the board was manufactured and at which factory but aren't really of use to end users anyway due to the lack of Broadcom documentation. The LAN JTAG header does not seem to be present on any boards. 3. All other connectors will be assembled in place.

Accessories

To use the Raspberry Pi, a user will typically require some accessories. All of the Raspberry Pi vendors listed above sell some accessories, but the exact range varies. Accessories you should consider include.

  • USB Power Supply (UK/EU/US Compatible; 5V, 700mA-1500mA(1.5A))[5]
  • SD card. Most distributors are selling pre-prepared SD cards which are usually 4 GB. Software is available to prepare your own SD cards.
  • There is a wide choice of cases, most distributors will have some but shopping around for one you like is suggested.
  • There are a variety of AddOn/Expansion Boards now available, see that page for more details.

See Typical Hardware You Will Need for details about other items you may require.

Price

The price is $35USD before shipping, duty, and tax, about $60 after.

Although the foundation is UK based, the guide price of the units are in USD since the Raspberry Pi components are sourced in USD$.

The price is $25USD (~£16GBP) for model A, and $35USD (~£23GBP) for model B.

Items will be subject to local tax (that is, UK will have 20% VAT added) and shipping cost is not included.

See the following update on RS Components and Farnell global pricing (2012-03-13).

Clones & Copies

The foundation plans to release all the required schematics and plans to reproduce the Raspberry Pi hardware, so clones and copies will be welcome.

However, since the unit is built around the Broadcom SoC, the interested party will require suitable sized orders to obtain them. The foundation were fortunate enough to be supported in this aspect by Broadcom to enable the project to be feasible.

Historic information

  1. The foundation have built an initial run of 10,000 Model-B units.
  2. Due to extreme demand, the units were NOT sold directly from the shop (see #Licensed Manufacture below).
  3. You may buy a Raspberry Pi from Farnell or from RS Components
  4. A limit of one unit per person was applied for the first batch and some time afterwards
* There were reports that several people ordered multiple units at launch,
  however it appears that Farnell removed any excess items when they reviewed
  and confirmed the order for shipping dates.
  This has also appears to apply for the pre-orders they have taken.
  Many customers also ordered from both Farnell and RS.

1st Batch Order FAQ

NOTE: While every attempt has been made to provide accurate information,
      this FAQ is not official and is based on what information is available at the time of writing.

Press Releases

Farnell:

Post-Launch FAQ by Farnell, see their attached docx file for details.


RS Components:

Post-Launch statement by RS Components

Raspberry Pi, Your Questions Answered by RS Components


Q - Couldn't this have been handled better, I couldn't get on the site to order and they sold too quickly?
Both distributors were indeed unprepared for the volume of traffic the launch generated (they were warned by the foundation before hand).
Chances are if the foundation had gone with their original plan of selling through their own shop, the situation would have been far worse, with no option of pre-order either.
The distributors only have 5,000 units each to sell, reports have estimated the registered interest/pre-orders totalling over 2 million (no official figures available yet). Even if it is half of that, it means the number of available units was less than 1% of the demand.
Q - If interest was obviously so high, why only build 10,000 units?
There is a big risk involved with building a large batch of units and selling them, and 10,000 units would take well over $250,000 in capital investment. For a very small charity, that is a massive task in itself. Much of that funding came from the Foundation Trustees' own personal investment.
Thankfully, the massive bonus of licensing out manufacture, is that the build rate is no longer limited by the foundation's own funding, which means there will be many more units available much sooner.
Q - I've been unable to register an account with the distributor, as I am not a company?
There have been several reported problems with individuals placing orders (that is, not having company accounts or details).
Both distributors "should" take orders from individuals. However, it appears each of the different localised sites may have different requirements so this will be investigated to ensure that this is corrected if needed.
Often, many of the company related fields on application are optional. If in doubt, contact their sales team for help.
Q - Worldwide launch? It was not available here!
The distributors decided to make the units only available from selected locations. It appears the foundation were not made aware of this beforehand.
Considering the small number of available units, it would have been unlikely to have improved the situation.
Worldwide availability will be monitored, it is expected that they will be made available as soon as possible.
Q - The price for the Raspberry Pi from Farnell versus the price from RS Components is different, why?
Please see the following page for details about RS Components and Farnell global pricing (2012-03-13).
Q - I've only been able to register my interest, what now?
Be patient, both distributors have said they will contact people when they have more details (alternatively keep an eye on their sites for news).
RS Components, in particular have only taken people's details, and according to the above press-release will wait until they receive their allocated 5,000 units.
Q - I registered on the Raspberry Pi Site's Mailing List, but I didn't get an email
Unfortunately, the mail server had problems with sending out the 100K+ emails in time, it is believed the email was often marked as spam by a lot of email systems so was rejected or returned on-mass, or sent to Junk folders. Yes, this system should have been tested, but the foundation were keen not to send unnecessary emails to people prior to launch.
The email contained the same information about the announcement as was publicly posted on the website (2012-02-28) before launch day, no additional or extra information was given through the email.

References