Urgenus
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Price increase ?

Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:09 pm

Hi

Is there any cheap way to order Rpi?

Farnel use's partco for in my coyntry and Rpi's price is $72 and there must be quite lot air in that price?

RS is even expensive than Farnel. RS wants $79 for one Rpi with delivery.

So is there any better places to order than those two companies that are expensive and slow.

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Re: Price increase ?

Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:32 pm

Note that the $35 price does not include Tax or postage and packing. So you need to consider that. Also, if the distributors do not have a presence in your country, the P&P costs may be quite high. Unfortunately we have no control over the tax or P&P.
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Re: Price increase ?

Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:58 pm

If you said what country you are in or put that in your profile, then others knowing about ordering sources for your country might make suggestions.
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Re: Price increase ?

Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:41 pm

jamesh wrote:Note that the $35 price does not include Tax or postage and packing. So you need to consider that. Also, if the distributors do not have a presence in your country, the P&P costs may be quite high. Unfortunately we have no control over the tax or P&P.
Actually the price is about $45,7 in RS before taxes and super expensive delivery, not $35 as you state.

Example RS (fi.rsdelivers.com):
756-8308 ------ Raspberry Pi Type B ------- $45,70
Finnish VAT ---------------------------------------- $10,50
Post and packing --------------------------------- $22,50


And "delivery" was that where those big companies did make their profit when Rpi was cheaper, now they also have huge profit margin in the product itself .
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Re: Price increase ?

Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:44 pm

sdjf wrote:If you said what country you are in or put that in your profile, then others knowing about ordering sources for your country might make suggestions.
I live in finland.

Actually i would also be happy with information where i could order it overseas that delivers to Finland.

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Re: Price increase ?

Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:23 pm

I am in India. for three months I was trying to get a Raspberry Pi. But the Indian dealer was not taking the order.Then I came across a far better mini computer that comes as a USB stick and promptly ordered that. 1.6 GHz Dual Core processor. Android powered. 1 GB RAM. 4 GB memory. All this for 50 dollars. And free shipping. [mod removed blatant link to competitor product] The supplier is from mainland China. Here are the details :
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New dual core 1.6 Ghz cpu RK3066 UG802 1G/4G google android 4.0 mini pc iptv smart tv box HDMI dongle (BLACK)


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Re: Price increase ?

Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:14 pm

www.newit.co.uk/ Seems cheaper than RS and Farnell.
Is there cheaper option, or should i order from newit ??

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Re: Price increase ?

Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:16 pm

Urgenus wrote:
jamesh wrote:Note that the $35 price does not include Tax or postage and packing. So you need to consider that. Also, if the distributors do not have a presence in your country, the P&P costs may be quite high. Unfortunately we have no control over the tax or P&P.
Actually the price is about $45,7 in RS before taxes and super expensive delivery, not $35 as you state.

Example RS (fi.rsdelivers.com):
756-8308 ------ Raspberry Pi Type B ------- $45,70
Finnish VAT ---------------------------------------- $10,50
Post and packing --------------------------------- $22,50


And "delivery" was that where those big companies did make their profit when Rpi was cheaper, now they also have huge profit margin in the product itself .
If that is the case (and th Raspberry Pi foundation contract with RS and Farnell says they must sold for $35), then please indicate where that is the price and if possible a lnk. AFAIK, RS or Farnell should not be selling for more than $35 for the RaspberryPi itself.
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Re: Price increase ?

Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:07 pm

Just ordered Raspberry Pi from RS, and now the price was right :) about $50 with posting and taxes.

But when i tried ordering earlier today, it was much more expensive:
http://i.imgur.com/19xLo.jpg

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Re: Price increase ?

Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:06 pm

Urgenus wrote:Just ordered Raspberry Pi from RS, and now the price was right :) about $50 with posting and taxes.

But when i tried ordering earlier today, it was much more expensive:
http://i.imgur.com/19xLo.jpg
Great - enjoy it!
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Re: Price increase ?

Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:47 am

I think everybody in this thread ordered from the business sites of the company there the price is much higher and they charge more on shipping. Both companies has a personal site there you can order the PI for 35$ plus cheap shipping worldwide.

Comparison in my country:

RS

Personal site 35$ + 8$ for express airmail via DHL.
Business site 60$ + 35$ for express airmail via DHL.

Farnell

Personal site 60$ including shipping and tax
Business site 41$+ 35$ for express airmail via DHL not including tax.

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Re: Price increase ?

Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:00 am

I've never paid more than $35 for a RPi and < $10 for shipping. Ordered from Newark and MCM (total of 3 RPi so far). Not sure what the "business" site would be but they both appear to be for both.

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