We’re auctioning ten beta Raspberry Pis!

From 10pm GMT tonight, we’ll be putting two of the very limited release of ten numbered beta Raspberry Pis on eBay every day, starting with #10 and counting down to #01. The auctions will last seven days. Before the auctions start this evening, you can look at our (empty and boring) eBay profile. I’ll be out at a New Year’s Eve party when the first go live, but I’ll change this page to link to the auctions as soon as I’m back.

Here’s some video from Eben, explaining a bit more about what you’ll be buying.

All the money we raise via these auctions will go straight back into the Raspberry Pi Foundation, funding the charity’s work. Good luck – and happy new year!

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Please can you ending the auction early please and I am sending you $500 by Westen Union.

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Is it from the legacy left you by your uncle, the Crown Prince of Scepland?

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That’s the chap! Good luck with the auctions, should be fun!

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Great news, and good luck with the auctions.

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All I can say is =)

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Very good, now take my money for a model B please ;)

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Good luck with the auction!

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Sounds like the testing is going well so far then :)! Wish I had the money to bid haha. Good luck all and Happy New Year.

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I hope these make big money for the foundation. Have a great 2012!

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Yay! Can’t wait for the auction, although I’ll probably end up waiting until the final release to get my hands on one :)

Also, does this mean the big red button of mass production has been pressed? *excited*

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Not yet (although our fingers are hovering over it); we’re still waiting on a couple of quotes from manufacturers, which is *maddening*. You guys will be the first to know, of course.

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Gah, it’s like they are all on holiday or sutin….

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Not going to bid, but good luck for everyone who bids on them.

Anyway… Is that a Skyrim Map behind Eben?

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Yes, now we know why the board is 3 weeks late … the team has all been playing Skyrim. ;) *ducks and hides*

Congrates on the latest milestone. Good job everyone.

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Strictly speaking, it’s not the whole team, just me. I go and take on Dark Brotherhood missions when you lot are *really* pissing me off. ;)

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So since july you’ve logged approx 3700 hours

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I used to play Skyrim but then I took an arrow to the ……………….. NO!! ………. I can’t lower myself to finishing that sentence.

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…knee.

Can’t wait for the creation kit for Skyrim, first mod from me shall be a comet falling on the guard, whenever ‘e finishes that line. :3

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I bid three sardine cans and an antique kipper.
Good luck to all our bidders.

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What a great birthday present to me today! I’d love to have a 1 of 10, but I’m happy just knowing that the production units are coming!

Thank you, and Happy New Year to all of the RaspberryPi Team and followers!

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Hey, it´s a great idea and I think that i try to buy one of them ;)

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Good luck with the auctions, I’m looking forward to these going on general sale in 2012.

Happy New Year (soon)!

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Do you ship to Nigeria? ;)

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Raspberry Pi will ship worldwide to the best of their ability (ie subject to UK export and local import laws).

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What price will they be starting at?

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I can’t wait to see how high the bids go, very doubtful i’ll win one. I predict a low of $99 and a high of $175

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I just went to bid £150 (about $225) roughly 1 minute after the auction went live and the price had already jumped to £160/$250 in that time. I think it’s going to sell for between £2000 and £3000 at this rate. Which is pretty awesome.

Not so awesome for me, because £150 was really above my limit, but hopefully I’ll get one of the first production boards to start hacking on.

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Wow, well #10 hit £1,320 and #9 is only at £102 right now (it went up like a half an hour later) so you could always sneak a bid in on that one!

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i can buy on ebay italia?

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Positive eBay Member since: 30-Dec-11
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Would you trust this guy!!!!!
:)
(eBay’s Member name: “raspberry_pi” , was it arranged with them or just took chance?)
Seriously, what chance I have for my £500 max. I know someone’s $500 offer!

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I just drooled all over my keyboard! Thanks for that! :)

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I’ll be spectating at least one of the auctions. It would be interesting to see the compiled bidding trends after it’s all over. Something might prove interesting from it. Good luck with the auction. Cheers.

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HHmmmmm…..
OK
New Years Parties + Alcohol + Geeks + Raspberry-Pi EBay auction = ???

What can possibly go wrong… ^_~ hehe!!

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Don’t pass out on the bathroom floor next to the toilet or you might miss the auction.

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As long as there aren’t more than 10 people bidding, I think I’ll be alright.

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I bet it will go over the 1000 USD! Anyway, hope 2012 will be THE year of Raspberry Pi!

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Btw, I have problems submitting comments using Firefox9 on my iMac. Anyone else?
Safari seems to work fine though….

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Odd – we haven’t changed anything! I’m using Safari and Chrome on this machine (having personal and Raspi logins for a Google product like YouTube while still trying to use my mail etc. means having to have two browsers on the go at once), and they both seem fine.

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Ok, this is a comment on my Ubuntu laptop, using Firefox9.0.1.

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Ok, it seems that I need to do a full reload of this page before a new password gets generated. For some reason the old one was still shown.

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I’ll be bidding. Although I have a hard spending limit so I will not likely win. Glad to see this is finally hapenening. Can’t wait for the final boards, I have several projects that these will work nicely for.

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It cost $100,000 to boot this PC for 5 seconds.

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This seller currently has no items for sale.

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Well done. I got my bid in early for £100.
That didn’t stay at the top for long.

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Minor glitch with ebay- now fixed. Up and running.

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The Pi was a lie

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“You’re the high bidder. ” That won’t last

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I tried to out-bid you, but failed. In the time it took to enter my highest bid (£150) it had already jumped to £160. Are you still the high bidder?

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nope max was £400 now like £600

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It’s pretty insane, but it is the very first. I wonder if you’d get one of the less exclusive mid-week auctions at that price?

£1,000 now!

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You could by 40 normal pi’s at this rate for that cash

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No, I am. I mean I was for about 30 seconds. I think it’s out of “bidding to be part of it” territory now.

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Holy shit !! well there goes my £400 max bid

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£1,000.00 at 22:23 !!!

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Free shipping!

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Delivered By Liz her self

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Sorry to spam but it is rather exciting !! I

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Wow! The £1000 mark! Well done rasp pi, you guys deserve it. Although I wish I could afford I am glad people out there are willing to help you out.

Keep up the good work!!!

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£1000 adds a 0 to my bid.
Silly; Congrats to all @Pi

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wow board #10 is currently at £1,120.00

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Holy cow!!! £1200+ already….. way out of my price range, I sure hope you guys do more than 100 for your first run this is gonna sell quick!

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And that’s for #10, wait until it gets to #01…

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First batch supposed to be 10k as far I remember.

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Uh? I see no item on sale from this seller.
How come?

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£1,160.00
Happy new year….xD

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I think first three or four of Raspberry Pi s will attract highest interest like they normally do anyway. However release of real thing in Feb will dampen the excitement a bit. For me, fight for Serial Number 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 is not over; YET!

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The most desirable serials/macs are the last to be auctioned.

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Yes, I just read. However, I also read; will be releasing two a day! So next one will be on eBay in 5 mins?

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Looks like its the case :)

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So when all is set and done would the target of $25 for A and $35 for B be anywhere close to the actual goal? If you waiting for quotes from manufacturers I am guessing the TCO is far from expected, no?

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The auction is claiming it only ships within the UK. This is preventing the listings to be visible on localized ebay sites. (ie. raspberry_pi “has no items for sale” on ebay.com / ebay.ca / etc).

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Its cool to donate and also get some uniques pieces (#10 or #1 should get the most bids). One of our companies is bidding on that history-worth piece. We can’t wait to get the pieces for testing. if you need help finding a reliable but cheap manufacturer get in touch with me. we are a swiss based charity which supplies pc’s to 3rd world countries and has access to excellent contacts in china

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There’s already over £2000 been raised for the Foundation, which is great news! I’m just going to wait out the ‘real thing’ coming onstream next month as they’ve already sped way beyond any bid I might have been able to make.

Hope you select a supplier soon! Welcome to 2012 folks, the year of the RasPi!

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As expected, the first two boards are already well beond what I’m willing to pay. However, it appears you have them listed as shipping to the UK only so they don’t show up when searching from a us ebay account.

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Just in case it hasn’t been said before: Congratulations on coming to this important milestone. I’ve been following the forums closely for months and even made a post or two. I can only say I’m deeply impressed by your dedication and openness. It must have been a tough time with lots of phone calls and long nights. Starting the auctions must mean that you feel confident to start mass-production soon, and that is a huge step forward.

Just as I expected, the money that is already in on the auctions is way above my league, but I’ll happily be first in line when you finally have the mass-produced ones.
Thank you for doing this. Happy 2012

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Damn! They’re already getting REALLY expensive!

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Cool. Can’t wait to get my hands on some. Don’t fear the Mayans. The End of the World is just the Beginning. Great things are coming.

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I wish raspberry pi to erchieve a triumph

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Just a thought… Should they be numbered 0 through 9?

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