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by RAM
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
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Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It"d be a lot more than an extra £5-10. Small batches are completely uneconomical to make; the 50 alpha boards we made last year cost considerably over a hundred pounds each to manufacture because the batch size was small. Prices per board decrease (pretty magnificentl...
by RAM
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 11360

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>scep said:<br/> <br/> <br/> And a brussel sprout once sold on eBay for £1550 in aid of charity. But this was not a good indication of what people were prepared to pay for sprouts in general, and certainly not a good reason to only sell organic sprouts in Tesco for a higher price than advertised i...
by RAM
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 11360

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>JamesH said:<br/> <br/> <br/> SOME potential customers….do you know how many? No? Neither do we. We don't even know how many of the boards we will sell at the quoted price.<br/> <br/> <br/> I don't know how many would be interested in them.  I know I would be interested in one, and I also believe...
by RAM
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
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Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> How much more would people pay?<br/> <br/> It would cost AT LEAST another £5 on to to manufacture in the UK. That is a large percentage increase (30%) on the price of the board.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Some Model B beta boards managed to be auctioned off for over £10...
by RAM
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 11360

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> RAM said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> To get the full SoC documentation you would need to sign an NDA with Broadcom. But you would also need to provide a business model and estimate of how many chips you are going to sell. Less than 100k and they are unlikely to even ta...
by RAM
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 11360

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>max1zzz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The way i see it whatever the foundation do someone is going to have a problem with it,<br/> <br/> <br/> You are a bit confused. As I've said before, I don't really mind if the stuff is manufactured in the Far East. Yet, I would prefer it was manufactured closer to...
by RAM
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 11360

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>psergiu said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The beta batch was made in UK - and you have seen the prices ... <br/> <br/> <br/> Yes, that's why I asked about the possibility of charging a bit more to cover the added cost of purchasing one which was manufactured a bit closer to home.<br/> <br/> <br/> There are...
by RAM
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 11360

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> The Foundation wouldn't win. All they get is added hassle of sourcing UK manufacture, setting up a pre-order system, and generally having to deal with two streams of manufacture. My personal opinion is that for a employee-less charity, that just too much of a PITA.<br/> T...
by RAM
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 11360

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>djhworld said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I honestly don't understand why there is so much aversion to the R-PI foundation opting to manufacture the boards in the far east.<br/> <br/> Personally, I don't mind if the boards are manufactured in the Far East instead of the EU.  Yet, I would prefer they were ...
by RAM
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 11360

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>Jessie said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The gerbers will be released at some point.  So you all can go out and secure a loan against your own properties and get them made wherever you want.<br/> <br/> These topics don't get closed just because it is a forbidden topic.  They get closed because they always ...
by RAM
Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 11360

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> To be honest, I think all you need to read is the comments above, but basically it come down to..<br/> <br/> 1. We wanted to produce in the UK<br/> <br/> 2. Some unfortunate circumstances means plans needed to be changed.<br/> <br/> 3. Despite trying very hard to fi...
by RAM
Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 11360

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>Grumpyoldgit said:<br/> <br/> <br/> This issue has been discussed at excruciating length elsewhere on the board.<br/> <br/> <br/> If this is the case then it would be a good idea to add it to the FAQ. I've read it prior to posting, as suggested in Raspberry Pi 101, and production is only mentione...
by RAM
Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 11360

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>lworbey said: <br/> <br/> Whether people are willing to pay more for a UK version or not has nothing to do with the original purpose of the device.<br/> I know it may be frustrating for some people but this is not a commercial venture, it is a charity working their hardest and I doubt they have t...
by RAM
Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 11360

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

Nevertheless, it would be interesting to have a discussion over this. Even if the official answer given by the foundation would be "no, it would be silly" or "no, it would require too much work", it would provide some insight into this issue.
by RAM
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 11360

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>First and foremost, kudos for the Raspberry Pi project.  I really appreciate what the Raspberry Pi team has set out to achieve, and I believe countless others also appreciate it as well.  Great stuff. Please do keep it up.<br/> <br/> Regarding the "We've started manufacture!" post, it started an ...

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