Everyone is rightfully clamoring about Raspberry Pi stock. So we felt it time to give an update with delivery timelines.
PiCockpit is a property of pi3g, which also has buyzero.de, an Approved Reseller of the Raspberry Pi.
Here’s how stock for various Raspberry Pis will look for this year.
Raspberry Pi 4 availability in 2022: your best bet
The Raspberry Pi 4 and the Compute Module 4 are still your best bet.
They continue to be in short supply until the end of this year, but we are able to support our end customers and industrial customers with stock continuing to come in.
For Compute Module 4 volume orders, you should plan for delivery in September or later, depending on the volume of order.
Update 10.10.2022 (Pi 4)
The situation for the end of this year looks worse than anticipated!
- No Pi 4 / 8 GB at all until the end of this year (as per the current plan)
- Less Pi 4 / 4 GB availability than anticipated!
We will use our limited Pi 4 / 4 GB supply to allocate against our PiCockpit backorder reservations within the EU. It’s free for you to join the list, and we allocate in order of the reservations! Thus, there is no need to rush, when your reservation becomes available – you will have a full week to check out out our sister store buyzero.de and purchase the Pi.
Let’s see what the next year will bring!
Attention Industrial customers: please reach out to us, so we can discuss your demand with Raspberry Pi & try to work with you to support you in your demand. Also if you need other models (e.g. Compute Module 4 / Pi 3B / Pi 3B+, Pi Zero W, etc.). We will be able to also give you some guidance and design-in advice.
There is now only one licensee partner (Farnell), who next to Raspberry Pi themselves has Raspberry Pi boards manufactured at the Sony factory. I have received a forecast from Farnell for the remainder of this year, which therefore mirrors the entire market situation on Pi 4 / 4 GB and Pi 4 / 8 GB.
- August 2022:
- very small quantity being delivered to us (both Pi 4 / 4 GB and Pi 4 / 8 GB)
- September 2022:
- very small quantity of Pi 4 / 4 GB being delivered,
- no Pi 4 / 8 GB.
- October 2022:
- no Pi 4 / 4 GB in October for the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa).
- APAC + Americas will probably get some Pi 4 / 4 GB in this period (expect very small quantities).
- No Pi 4 / 8 GB.
- November 2022:
- very very small quantity of Pi 4 / 4 GB – possibly we might get nothing that month.
- small quantity of Pi 4 / 8 GB
- December 2022:
- small quantity of Pi 4 / 4 GB
- no Pi 4 / 8 GB for no one
Currently there is no visibility beyond December 2022. Keep in mind, the volumes which we are expecting are very small, unfortunately.
Raspberry Pi Reservation Tool: a fair queue to get a Pi 4/4 GB or Pi 4 / 8GB!
Do you know the problem of having to rush to buy a Pi, when stock becomes available, and still not getting lucky? We’ve designed a reservation tool right here into PiCockpit. This way, you’re in a fair queue – and will get a full week to buy a Pi at our shop once it’s allocated to you, without having to rush. Available only in Europe + Switzerland currently.
P.S: Currently this Reservation Tool is an insider tip – we should be able to allocate the entire current back queue on Pi 4 / 8 GB completely this week (as of 16.8.2022)!
Raspberry Pi 3 availability in 2022: diminishing
We will get less Raspberry Pi 3 boards through the coming months of 2022.
However, if you are an industrial customer and you have a Pi 3-based design and can’t transition to the Raspberry Pi 4, you can get in touch with us to discuss your options.
The situation on the Pi 3 series is improving slowly again towards the end of the year. Contact us if you are an industrial customer in Europe and need support with Pi 3 / 3B+.
Raspberry Pi Zero series availability: most difficult to get in 2022
The Pi Zero series is, however, the one which is the most difficult to get this year.
If you are planning to do a design based on the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, you should anticipate to get stock for volume requirements only in 2023.
We have switched to supporting customers only for sampling purposes.
As a member of Raspberry Pi’s Approved Reseller network, pi3g sells Raspberry Pis at an accessible and affordable price.
Scalpers have taken extreme measures to take advantage of the shortage. Prices of the Raspberry Pis have gone through the roof as a result.
pi3g is doing its best to identify scalpers and cancel their orders.
It’s in the best interest of the Raspberry Pi community to avoid buying Raspberry Pis at inflated prices. Every time people buy from the scalpers, it gives them an incentive to buy from official sources, turn around and list it at an inflated price.
By choosing not to buy from them, we can discourage this practice.
Got a project and need advice?
Despite the shortages, pi3g has deep technical knowledge and we can help you discuss your Raspberry Pi project requirements and support you with stock and information. We can help you find alternatives and solutions based on what we have.
If you want to know more, reach out to us here.
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