The Raspberry Pi pop-up tour continues, with Birmingham as our next stop on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May, followed by Leeds on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June. Thank you to everyone who travelled to see us last month in Southampton, as well as all of you who came out for our first ever pop-up tour in 2022. We are super excited to be popping up again and we have some good news for those of you who will be making your way to Birmingham or Leeds to get your hands on Raspberry Pi computers.
Even though the stock situation is improving at last, the after-effects of global chip shortages are still having an effect on stock flow to our Approved Resellers. So, we wanted to make it super clear what you’ll be able to buy if you travel to Birmingham or Leeds to get your hands on a Raspberry Pi.
What we’ll have in stock
We will have stock of all Raspberry Pi boards at both the Birmingham and Leeds pop-up stores. This includes incredibly limited numbers of Compute Module 4, which will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to one per customer. So if you really want a CM4, we advise getting into the queue early on the first day of the pop-up you’re visiting.
As usual, we will have healthy stock of our computers available as part of our fabulous Essentials Kits and our more comprehensive Desktop Kits, but if you want to buy a standalone board, these are the variants that will be for sale on their own:
Raspberry Pi 4 8GB will only be available to buy as part of an Essentials Kit or a full Desktop Kit.
One-per-customer buying restrictions
While we’re still recovering to pre-pandemic levels of Raspberry Pi stock, we’ve decided to keep the one-per-customer rule in place to ensure that everyone who queues up can get their hands on a computer.
This means that visitors to our pop-up stores in Birmingham and Leeds can only buy ONE of the boards listed above, not one of each. This includes computers sold in kits, so you can’t buy a Raspberry Pi 4 8GB kit and a Raspberry Pi Zero.
There are no buying restrictions on any variant of Raspberry Pi Pico or other merchandise, so feel free to fill your boots with microcontrollers, Babbage Bears, stickers, and notebooks.
By the time we pop up in Gateshead in July, we are hoping the picture will be different and there will be fewer buying restrictions and a lot more stock coming with us.
Special stuff just for pop-up visitors
Our fabulous illustrator Sam has created a brand new fridge magnet design which is only available to pop-up store shoppers. It’s our version of a tour T-shirt, just smaller and more attracted to metal.
We’ll also be bringing our big magnetic post-it notes and asking pop-up visitors to tell us what they’re hoping to make with the swag they’ve snagged in store. Take a look at the video below to see what Southampton shoppers have planned.
2023 pop-up store dates and locations recap
Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May
Find us at the Bullring
Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June
Find us at Victoria Gate
Friday 28 and Saturday 29 July
Find us in Metrocentre