Raspberry Pi Lifts Sale Restrictions

Posted by at 2:40 pm on July 16, 2012

Restrictions on  orders have been lifted, enabling customers to place bulk orders. According to the official Raspberry Pi blog, both RS Components and element14/Premier Farnell have stopped restricting Raspberry Pi sales on a one-per-customer basis, opening the door to quantity orders for the in-demand credit-card-sized computer.

Statements from both RS and Farnell confirm the expanded availability, allowing for enterprise and educational buyers to obtain the Model B board. Any orders placed through either retailer will have an expected delivery by the end of September, after orders for individual units have been shipped.

Currently, 4,000 Raspberry Pi Model B boards are manufactured per day. The £22 ($35) board received over 100,000 orders by late April, and has seen retailers struggling to keep up with demand. Customers that have received a Raspberry Pi are using the computer in alternative ways, including a media center PC and for controlling an autonomous boat in order to cross the Atlantic ocean.

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