Drzacek wrote:There are 3 threads about Pi Zero Availability, a lot of people are talking, but everyone seem to avoid answering the simple question. When will it be in stores again? Do we get to order them this week? This month? In last month I only saw few of them on ebay or some german reseller website (at the price of Pi A+).
This is a community support board, not one where the answers always come from RPF (or RP Trading). Why do people asking the question keep asking when the majority of board members clearly don't know , and those who do can't/won't answer, presumably for commercial reasons?
I am not sure anyone 'knows' anything with certainty even the manufacturers, everything has some amount of uncertainty. I think even the RPF does not know when pi0 will go on sale as thats the retailers choice, RPF probably just allocate batches for dispatch from the factory and its up to retails to handle them as they see fit once they receive them?
My hypothesis hypothetically based on the historic facts is, roughly every two weeks you will see pimoroni get a batch 2000 pi0 boards which are split into 10 and bundled with various other items and listed on their web site. So that means if you want a pi0 without extra bundle items there are 200 available. Normally singular pi0 sellout within 1 hour and bundles sell out in order of expense some more expensive bundles staying in stock up to a week.
If you try to add multiple singular pi0 to your single order to save on postage it will be processed and cancelled the next day (meaning the next day some pi return to stock on the website), If you make multiple singular orders you can get quite a few pi0 but must pay the postage (i.e. checkout and pay, then go back fill basket with another single pi0 then checkout and pay).
pimoroni tend to post clues on this forum that a new batch will be available about three days in advance, and so far the web site lists on monday or tuesdays before noon.
I think other retailers have slightly differnt system, pi hut maybe working a email preorder email notification, I have not noticed their web shop showing much they always shown 'out of stock'.
I have no idea about US retailers?