Although we are still waiting for units to arrive from China, you can start buying the Raspberry Pi today. We have entered into licensed manufacture partnerships with two British companies, Premier Farnell and RS Components. They’ll be manufacturing and distributing the devices on behalf of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and handling the distribution of our first batches as they arrive in the country. The Foundation continues to make a small profit from each Raspberry Pi sold, which we’ll be putting straight back into the charity.
Both shops are currently getting hammered. Hoping to order one tonight!
I'll take this time to note, I managed to get in at 6:03 just before the huge rush which crashed both sites at around 6:40.
You cannot simply 'buy' right now.
Neither sites are 'Selling' you must register interest, and they'll contact you when they're ready as all boards are made to order. These are manufacturers, not stores.
Also these are not the final retail boards, they do not come with cables. These are the bare boards and have no extras.
Just thought I'd say before people start going crazy and this thread fills up with posts.