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We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:41 am

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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:55 am

Congrats! Wish I could see it in person. Image Image
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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:08 am

Wow!

Worth a trip to Cambridge!

BTW I hope the keyboard in the kit is a UK one?

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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:12 am

I'd love to check it out but no time today!
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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:18 am

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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:41 am

Looks like I have an excuse to go and visit my Brother in Cambridge...
Now what is my credit card limit.....
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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:42 am

jahboater wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:08 am
Wow!

Worth a trip to Cambridge!

BTW I hope the keyboard in the kit is a UK one?
Probably! The engineer who did the keyboards has been quite vocal about the different keyboard layouts over the last year, well for vocal read sweary!
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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:07 am

Just spotted the YouTube video of the store in Cambridge. Wishing you HUGE success folks.

Congratulations.

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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:06 am

Excellent.
Do you also organize factory tours?
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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:08 am

Never been to Cambridge in my life, but planning a short holiday later this year, so watch out for a doddery old pensioner sometime around June or September.

I wsh all every success with this new venture

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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:18 am

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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:25 am

Hey hey! I was wondering when something like this would happen... I am guessing it is run by volunteers due to the fact its only open on Thursday? Also what are the prices like? Same as online?

"Computer firm", honestly I don't think of Raspberry Pi as a computer firm. "Computer firm" to me seems like something huge, the only thing I can think of huge regarding Raspberry Pi is the number of products sold.
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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:32 am

epoch1970 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:06 am
Excellent.
Do you also organize factory tours?
Not that I am aware off.
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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:46 am

DarkPlatinum wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:25 am
I am guessing it is run by volunteers due to the fact its only open on Thursday?
Were did you get that from ?

posted opening times

Raspberry Pi store opening hours

Monday 09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 20:00
Thursday 09:00 – 18:00
Friday 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday 09:00 – 19:00
Sunday 11:00 – 17:00
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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:52 am

pcmanbob wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:46 am
DarkPlatinum wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:25 am
I am guessing it is run by volunteers due to the fact its only open on Thursday?
Were did you get that from ?
Probably a misinterpretation of the BBC's "The store opens in Cambridge's Grand Arcade shopping centre on Thursday".

That's an "open from Thursday (today)", rather than "only open on Thursdays".

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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:55 am

DarkPlatinum wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:25 am
the only thing I can think of huge regarding Raspberry Pi is the number of products sold.
Seriously? You think the only thing the RPF does is produce a few computers? Maybe you should check out some of the online resources they provide, the global Code Clubs and all the other Pi(e)s they have a finger in ;-)

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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:58 pm

rpdom wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:55 am
Seriously? You think the only thing the RPF does is produce a few computers?
Not even that.. That's what RPT does... :lol:

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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:14 pm

Wish I can go there.....
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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:25 pm

Is it true, as one review claims, that the store is debit and credit card only, won't accept cash ?

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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:30 pm

hippy wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:25 pm
Is it true, as one review claims, that the store is debit and credit card only, won't accept cash ?

Yes.
What payment methods do you accept?
The Raspberry Pi Store is cashless. We accept all major debit and credit cards.
From: https://www.raspberrypi.org/raspberry-pi-store/


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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:05 pm


Is the shop run by Raspberry Pi Trading or Raspberry Pi Foundation.

It would be good to know what budget this is coming out of and whether or not it is actually viable financially.

How many goods does one need to sell to break even ??


Minor point is it a Raspberry Pi PoS ??
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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:05 pm

I'd love to go...but it's kind of hard for me to get to Cambridge, MA, let alone Cambridge, UK.

Being able to order the Pi-colored mouse would be nice, though. I'd want a keyboard as well...but it wouldn't be at all useful for me...except (perhaps) when doing an initial Pi setup (ie. until I get the K/B set to what I use...which can be done without running into the differences).

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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:45 pm

hippy wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:52 am
pcmanbob wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:46 am
DarkPlatinum wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:25 am
I am guessing it is run by volunteers due to the fact its only open on Thursday?
Were did you get that from ?
Probably a misinterpretation of the BBC's "The store opens in Cambridge's Grand Arcade shopping centre on Thursday".

That's an "open from Thursday (today)", rather than "only open on Thursdays".
Exactly.
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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:47 pm

rpdom wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:55 am
DarkPlatinum wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:25 am
the only thing I can think of huge regarding Raspberry Pi is the number of products sold.
Seriously? You think the only thing the RPF does is produce a few computers? Maybe you should check out some of the online resources they provide, the global Code Clubs and all the other Pi(e)s they have a finger in ;-)
Yes, that is true, what I meant was, the contrast between "Computer firm" and the size of a Raspberry Pi. I did not explain myself very well :oops:
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Re: We've opened a shop!

Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:03 pm

W. H. Heydt wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:05 pm
I'd love to go...but it's kind of hard for me to get to Cambridge, MA, let alone Cambridge, UK.
Do you mean Cambridge, US and Cambridge, Cambs?

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