Allied Electronics, the US distributor of the Raspberry Pi has sold out of Model As within hours of them going on sale. There is now a message on their site which reads:
Due to limited supply of the Raspberry Pi Model A, we are not offering preorders or backorders on the product at this time. The Raspberry Pi Model A will only be available for purchase when we have inventory on hand to fill the order. We regret this inconvenience and sincerely thank you for your patience.
For those of us in the UK, this doesn’t come as much of a surprise after previous experiences with stock shortages. What is surprising is that Allied are not allowing people to order the Model A in advance, leaving consumers with the unenviable task of checking the site daily for news of further stock.
I’m sure (and I hope!) it’ll settle down eventually and that Allied will come up with a better solution.