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RS Components will open a dedicated online Raspberry Pi store

Devices will soon be available
Wed Mar 28 2012, 15:00

ANYONE THAT HAS THOUGHT the Raspberry Pi is exciting in the last few weeks but is annoyed that they cannot get one can cool their jets, as the wait is almost over.

We have heard that the uncased early models are slightly delayed, and already sold out, but good news comes from RS Components.

The Pi Foundation blog has shared an email from RS Components about the hardware and its progress.

RS Components is making Raspberry Pi devices. It has updated them on its ordering systems and has plans for a dedicated online store.

"We will be opening up a bespoke Online Raspberry Pi Store for customers to order their Raspberry Pi Model B boards and all associated accessories," says an email from RS Components.

"The store will be opened up to customers who have registered with RS, in sequence, according to the time that they registered their interest with us. Our new Raspberry Pi Store has been designed to support private individuals wishing to purchase Raspberry Pi's and has a number of advantages for customers."

Building the store lets RS Components add more options for customers, such as the ability to buy the Pi using Paypal, Visa and Mastercard, and the ability to see prices in their local currency if that is pounds, euros or US dollars.

RS Components has suggested that it will have hardware available by the end of this month. However, talk about CE compliance testing has lead to fears about a delay. µ


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