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Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:17 pm

Hopefully this is a suitable place to post this question. Couldn't see another category it would fit.

Yes, the pi 400.. I've been occasionally checking to see if it comes back in stock for quite a while now, but alas nope. Specifically the UK version and ideally the basic unit but I've even consider the pack version now! Unlike standalone pi's which do see restocks occasionally, 400s just don't seem available at all, anywhere. Unless you want say a Spanish/German one.

With the Christmas season approaching I was hoping that some restocks might be on the horizon but I'm beginning to think it's just not going to happen. So, with the clamour for more pi's is the 400 just so far down the chain of importance that it will never see another release?? Perhaps a 500 will be released quicker, if such a thing is even on the drawing board?

Anyway, if anyone has heard any info on being able to buy the 400 soon, it would be great to hear of some news!

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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:38 pm

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More stock available to supplier lead times which is approximately 28/11/22
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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:30 pm

It's a bit fluid at the moment due to the ongoing worldwide silicon shortage, just keep an eye on rpilocator.com for stockists.
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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:19 pm

jamesh wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:30 pm
ust keep an eye on rpilocator.com for stockists.
that does not track Pi400 availability.
I would sign up for notifications from one or more stockists.

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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:54 pm

Thanks for the replies everyone. Yes unfortunately rpiloctor doesn't track the 400, quite annoying that. I'm already signed up to all the usual stockists too.

Also the thing with those lead times is that they end up getting moved about a week way from the dates. I had that happen a few times now. We'll see though, the end of this month would be a good time to get stock in for the holiday season, even if they only remain in stock for a few hours! I should imagine there is a lot of demand for 400s now and most are signed up to websites for emails notifications..

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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:16 am

omzig wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:54 pm
Thanks for the replies everyone. Yes unfortunately rpiloctor doesn't track the 400, quite annoying that. I'm already signed up to all the usual stockists too.

Also the thing with those lead times is that they end up getting moved about a week way from the dates. I had that happen a few times now. We'll see though, the end of this month would be a good time to get stock in for the holiday season, even if they only remain in stock for a few hours! I should imagine there is a lot of demand for 400s now and most are signed up to websites for emails notifications..
Signing up for in-stock notifications will probably not help you get a Pi-400. By the time the notification is sent and you check the web site, it will be too late and all the new stock will be sold.

You should order from a location that allows for back order status. Incoming stock first fills back orders and any remaining stock goes for new orders. If the back order queue is deep enough and depending on your position in the queue, it could take several incoming shipments to get your order filled.

If you are really desperate, you might place orders with multiple vendors and hope you can cancel before extra devices are shipped. If you were not able to cancel a back order before shipment and given the current environment, you should not have a problem selling an extra devices.

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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Thu Nov 17, 2022 5:26 am

https://www.berrybase.de/en/raspberry-pi-400-de-kit

OK, it's the DE version.. But you can buy more than 800.. So should be o. K.

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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:28 am

Hmm, I did not know rpilocator didn't cover the pi400. I wonder why not.
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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:42 am

Now I wonder if some people have been buying 400's and throwing the case/keyboard away and embedding it in things?
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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:52 am

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Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:42 am
Now I wonder if some people have been buying 400's and throwing the case/keyboard away and embedding it in things?
Possible but unlikely.
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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:32 am

omzig wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:17 pm
400s just don't seem available at all, anywhere. Unless you want say a Spanish/German one.
You can buy official UK keyboard and swap the keyboard front part. It is identical except power icon on F10. see viewtopic.php?t=305253

BTW I have one 400 US version I don't use (have CM4 based boards with nvme now) so if it would save Christmas for you I could sell it but then you would have same problem. Still have box it came with so it is as good as new, see http://ibb.co/p0GpJyG Could ship inside EU and possibly also UK

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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:52 am

fanoush wrote:
Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:32 am
omzig wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:17 pm
400s just don't seem available at all, anywhere. Unless you want say a Spanish/German one.
You can buy official UK keyboard and swap the keyboard front part. It is identical except power icon on F10. see viewtopic.php?t=305253

BTW I have one 400 US version I don't use (have CM4 based boards with nvme now) so if it would save Christmas for you I could sell it but then you would have same problem. Still have box it came with so it is as good as new, see http://ibb.co/p0GpJyG Could ship inside EU and possibly also UK
Yep. I did that keyboard swap ...for a different reason...a glass of milk suffered a UFIT (UFIP? :lol: ) into it. :roll:

Works fine.

It is also possible to buy strips of keyboard decals which you stick over keys.
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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Fri Nov 25, 2022 8:14 pm

jamesh wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:30 pm
It's a bit fluid at the moment due to the ongoing worldwide silicon shortage, just keep an eye on rpilocator.com for stockists.
Tried several times, but the site rpilocator.com doesn't work or how long do I have to wait before something is getting on the screen? I get some bars with somewhere "loading" which stays there forever. Tried with vendors en with country, but no information. I'm on a Pi400 and I used Chromium Versie 92.0.4515.98 (Officiële build) Built on Raspbian , running on Raspbian 10 (32-bits). On FF I do get a response. Bit odd that it won't work with different browsers.

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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:08 am

Joop99 wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 8:14 pm
jamesh wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:30 pm
It's a bit fluid at the moment due to the ongoing worldwide silicon shortage, just keep an eye on rpilocator.com for stockists.
Tried several times, but the site rpilocator.com doesn't work or how long do I have to wait before something is getting on the screen? I get some bars with somewhere "loading" which stays there forever. Tried with vendors en with country, but no information. I'm on a Pi400 and I used Chromium Versie 92.0.4515.98 (Officiële build) Built on Raspbian , running on Raspbian 10 (32-bits). On FF I do get a response. Bit odd that it won't work with different browsers.
These guys/gals have some...various keyboard layouts.

https://www.kubii.fr/raspberry-pi-400/

I've bought from them and can recommend them.

You just need some stickers on the keys....

et voila...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kokobase%C2%AE ... 713&sr=8-5

Not an elegant solution; sure...But it will get you going.
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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:35 am

omzig wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:17 pm
Hopefully this is a suitable place to post this question. Couldn't see another category it would fit.

Yes, the pi 400.. I've been occasionally checking to see if it comes back in stock for quite a while now, but alas nope. Specifically the UK version and ideally the basic unit but I've even consider the pack version now! Unlike standalone pi's which do see restocks occasionally, 400s just don't seem available at all, anywhere. Unless you want say a Spanish/German one.

With the Christmas season approaching I was hoping that some restocks might be on the horizon but I'm beginning to think it's just not going to happen. So, with the clamour for more pi's is the 400 just so far down the chain of importance that it will never see another release?? Perhaps a 500 will be released quicker, if such a thing is even on the drawing board?

Anyway, if anyone has heard any info on being able to buy the 400 soon, it would be great to hear of some news!
I found an Australian version on DigiKey that is in stock.

It has a US keyboard layout that has a £ symbol, so it seems like it's the perfect match for you! It comes with an AU power supply, so you'll likely have to get a local one separately. You can view the keyboard layout and power supply here - https://raspberry.piaustralia.com.au/pr ... pi-400-kit

Here is the link to buy it on DigiKey - 15 in stock at time of writing!! - https://www.digikey.com/en/products/det ... jAZhAXQL5A

Wanted to mention that DigiKey is an authorized reseller (had to click on Industry tab on the RPi site to see it). Also, I double checked that AU was the country code for Australia and NOT Austria, which is country code AT.

I picked up 2! Good luck!!

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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Sat Dec 03, 2022 11:00 am

pisqoversix wrote:
Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:35 am

I found an Australian version on DigiKey that is in stock.

It has a US keyboard layout that has a £ symbol ...
That would be a UK keyboard. We are not (yet) a part of the US -- indeed the US should still be part of the UK, if our government had treated them right as regards tax and representation :lol:
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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Wed Dec 07, 2022 4:41 pm

pisqoversix wrote:
Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:35 am
Here is the link to buy it on DigiKey - 15 in stock at time of writing!! - https://www.digikey.com/en/products/det ... jAZhAXQL5A
Thanks for the heads up, my Pi 400 was stolen a couple of months ago and I'd been searching for a replacement ever since, I was able to order a Pi 400 kit from DigiKey which arrived this afternoon, ordered Saturday Morning, Processed Monday arrived Wednesday, all for the pricey sum of £100.50 (note: this is for the full kit, hardly scalper prices :D ).

Anyway, apart from US keyboard layout (I'll buy a UK keyboard later) and PSU (fortunately my UK PSU wasn't stolen) I am once again the proud owner of a 400.

Kudos to Digikey, order processed on Monday and delivered from US to UK by Wednesday with free P&P.

Anyone looking for an official US power supply :)
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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:07 pm

You should be able to get an adapter for that US plug, to convert it to UK 3 pin. 8-)

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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Mon Jan 16, 2023 7:18 pm

KeithMck wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:07 pm
You should be able to get an adapter for that US plug, to convert it to UK 3 pin. 8-)
As I said, it was only the 400 (amongst other non pi related equipment) that was stolen, I still have the UK psu, The idiot that done it (caught BTW) didn't even realise that the SSD connected was worth almost as much as the 400.
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Re: Will the 400 be getting restocked..?

Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:18 am

wildfire wrote:
Wed Dec 07, 2022 4:41 pm
pisqoversix wrote:
Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:35 am
Here is the link to buy it on DigiKey - 15 in stock at time of writing!! - https://www.digikey.com/en/products/det ... jAZhAXQL5A


Anyway, apart from US keyboard layout (I'll buy a UK keyboard later) and PSU (fortunately my UK PSU wasn't stolen) I am once again the proud owner of a 400.



Anyone looking for an official US power supply :)
You can get keyboard "stickers" to go onto a keyboard to convert them...Not terribly expensive

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kokobase%C2%AE ... 713&sr=8-5

...Might help you out short term..
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