Where to buy raspberry pi a.k.a. keyword’s heaven
Ok, so you want to get RaspyFi to play your Music Library. What you need is:
- A brain
- A raspberry Pi
- A SD Card
- A decent Power Supply
- Audio Gear
- Opposable Thumbs
Assuming all of these requirements are satisfied, you’re good to go. Instead, if you’re lacking the Raspberry Pi (but still with a brain and opposable thumbs) I’ll give you some advice where to buy it.
As you may know, The Raspberry Pi foundation (don’t know if they get mad if I don’t use the trademark sign… nevermind…) is collaborating with 2 of the biggest electronic goods supply in the world: Farnell\Element 14 (The 14th element is silicum, they got some brilliant tradename department in there) and RS.
If you look in the Raspberry Pi official forum you’ll find a terrible amount of anger for RS. Why? It seems that they are terribly slow (at least, they were… thing can change) at delivering raspberry pis. So, first advice:
Buy your raspberry Pi from FARNELL!!
Where to buy Raspberry Pi a.k.a. Adwords key to heaven
If you don’t have a decent power supply, a SD Card (min 2 gb) and a micro usb cable, I suggest to buy from them. You’ll save some shipping fees and you’ll be ready to go when your Pi will arrive. So, assuming you’re not terribly in a hurry you’ll get your Pi in some weeks.
WAIT!!! I’m in a terrible, desperate hurry! And I suspect I’m a A Type personality, I want it quickly!
Well, while you’ll learn what Type A personality is, you can check some ebay auctions. You’ll find for sure someone who grabbed a stock of Pi’s and is selling them trough ebay at a larger pricetag. If this little overprice is good for you, then buy from there. You’ll receive it in a few days. Some examples here, here and here.
Personally, I ordered mine in october and I got it in 2 weeks. Decide by yourself what is your cash worth.
HEY!!! HISTORY TEACHS US THAT THERE’S ALWAYS A THIRD WAY!!!
True, my son. You still got this option. Could work.