The original argument boils down to the fact that nl.farnell.com included a shipping charge with each separate Model A so buying more than one with friends in one order is just as expensive as buying them all separately. This makes their Model A essentially a $37 computer. In the case of RS you're right though, but not with Farnell (in the Netherlands).Jim JKla wrote: The RPi "A" "B" Kit or otherwise in most cases is good value, the old "Caveat Emptor" applies when it comes to shipping charges and it's got to be worth trying to get together with friends and multi-buy to drive those costs down.
I did that, but the handling charge was still there when I got to the 'Review' page just before the final Confirm button. I would like to know why it is not working for me when it seems others have been OK I was not prepared to assume the charge would be removed AFTER I confirmed the order.mikerr wrote:Type in WEBFREE in the order comments box (the handling will then not be taken when the order is processed).itimpi wrote:I do not seem to be able to get that price - I always get a £4.95 handling charge added if I try and order just the Model A and no additional itemsmikerr wrote:If in the UK, you can get it from farnell's CPC online shop:
http://cpc.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/ras ... 5-00001002
No minimum order, and free shipping i.e. you can buy one for £18.88 delivered (€ 23 / $31)
http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/bespoke/besp ... ebfree.jsp
Its just the weird way CPC works - yes it still shows on the confirm page:itimpi wrote:I did that, but the handling charge was still there when I got to the 'Review' page just before the final Confirm button. I would like to know why it is not working for me when it seems others have been OK I was not prepared to assume the charge would be removed AFTER I confirmed the order.
http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/bespoke/besp ... ebfree.jspCPC wrote: To take advantage of the free delivery / handling simply add WEBFREE as an order comment when
placing your order. Please note this offer is only available on UK deliveries.
you will still see the charge on the automatic confirmation, but we will remove them before dispatch
The VAT portion can be reclaimed if a VAT registered business buys a RPi ... which would bring it down to the magic $25pygmy_giant wrote:So where and when in the history of mankind has anyone ever exchanged the sum of $25 for any RPi?.
You must have lived a very sheltered life if offer codes and vouchers are so new to youpygmy_giant wrote:Its still all pants though. It seems I can fortunately get mine for $25 dollars + VAT if I remember to say the magic secret password 'WEBFREE' so Farnell knows that I know that they know that I don't live in the Netherlands (despite it being in my address).
Hey, why not? Selling in the likes of Toys 'R' Us and such worked out very well for the Commodore 64.Jim JKla wrote:Maybe it's time for a big retailer to use some leverage buy big numbers and move things on.
I've ordered all my Rpis from CPC, and never been charged a postage fee - but Model B's have always been exempt from postage charge at CPC.pygmy_giant wrote:Seriously though mikerr, will this 'WEBFREE' offercode come to an end? I am naive in these matters, yes.
No, you are not disadvantaged by making a small order, BUT you would be advantaged in making a large order. There is a subtle difference.pygmy_giant wrote:thanks mikerr.
@ Mortimer / Revenous
VAT is unavoidable and the $25 dollars is ex-vat so no quibble there.
But the 'Handling charge' is not really a charge as it is not related to the cos to them - it is more like a penalty or a fee as I am disadvantaged for making a small order.
No; the charge to you as a consumer will be ($25+VAT)+(S&H+VAT).pygmy_giant wrote:Can I as a consumer get a single model A in my hand for $25?
...but was it ordered on its own, and where did you order it from?pluggy wrote:I got the delivery for nothing, £15.97 comes out at exactly (give or take less than a cent) $25.00.