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posted by janrinok on Wednesday May 24 2023, @02:31AM   Printer-friendly
from the it's-almost-over dept.

According to Raspberry Pi CEO, Eben Upton, in an interview with YouTuber Jeff Geerling, the company put together 750,000 Raspberry Pi units in the first quarter of the year. That isn't a lot, but it also says that it's on track for building 2 million units this second quarter, helping it fill backlogged orders and paving the way for "unconstrained" supply during the remaining half of the year. Ultimately though, it means that you should expect units such as the Raspberry Pi 4 to be more widely available by the end of this year.

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  • (Score: 2) by theluggage on Thursday May 25 2023, @05:17PM

    by theluggage (1797) on Thursday May 25 2023, @05:17PM (#1308143)

    But if they sell to commercial customers at MSRP prices and to hobbyists at the scalper prices, not only will hobbyists get VERY pissed, the commercial customers will simply shut down their production and join the scalpers. And then RPi is done for.

    Hobbyists are paying scalper prices to shady suppliers anyway (or going without) and would probably be less pissed at paying the the Pi makers via reputable dealers. Commercial customers have invested in products & services built around the Pi and would be suicidal to join the scalpers - plus, they're buying on business-to-business contracts which, unlike retail sales, can have "not for resale" clauses added.

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