Which distributors and partners are officially authorized to sell Raspberry Pi's?


Farnell and RS Components are the only companies listed on RaspberryPi.org authorized to sell the official devices so far.

Additionally, their is an official Wiki page of additional sources that the RPi can be purchased from, outside the UK. (Thanks @Shane Hudson for this information!)

  • Yes, but right now you need to wait in line :-) They ar out of stock, and new Pis are being produced... But it takes time. It's important to register your interest (see Lee Davis' answer) so you will be able to buy yours when the new units arrive. – Jay Jun 12 '12 at 19:58

As already pointed out, the only two distributors are Farnell and RS Components, however they go under other names in different countries. For a complete list see the public wiki page.


There are three places you can buy Raspberry-Pi from.

  1. Element 14
  2. RS Components
  3. Allied Electronics (Owned by RS Components)
  • Allied Electronics is owned and run by RS Components. – Shane Hudson Jun 12 '12 at 20:00

If you are deadly keen to get hold of one, then they are available on eBay:


However, you are likely to pay over the list price.

  • The question asks specifically about authorized distributors. – ramblinjan Jun 13 '12 at 1:30
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    Well, to be fair, when I answered, the title was "How can I acquire Raspberry Pi?"... – Nick Jun 13 '12 at 8:16

I registered with the RS Components form to express interest. It needs your name and email. I did this on March 3.


They sent me an authorization code and an individual link on May 22 that I used to order.

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