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Raspberry Pi

Postby mdshah82 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:17 pm

Is there any plan to sell the Raspberry Pi on Sparkfun? It would be really great for US consumers like me.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby danegardner » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:41 am

I second this. Wholeheartedly.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby bgracia » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:43 pm

I third that!

How about a DotNet MF port to this controller also.

Thanks.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby ds18s20 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:23 am

After a terrible release and choosing the 2 worst distributors on earth I think our best bet is to wait about a month for the Chinese to clone it and then we can get it on DX for the same price and "humanly normal" shipping.. LOL
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby leon_heller » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:25 am

What's wrong with RS and Farnell? I use them all the time, and get free next day delivery of my orders without any problems. I am in the UK, which helps.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby AndyC_772 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:25 am

I'll second that; Farnell is my 1st choice for urgently needed components, and 90%+ of my orders arrive the next day even when I've ordered late and chosen free delivery.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby stevech » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:29 pm

The response I received from the Raspberry Pi folks is- wait a month or so.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby leon_heller » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:12 pm

I think it will be late April before they are available in any quantity.

A couple have already appeared on Ebay for £85 each:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raspberry-Pi- ... 416342a360

but the seller hasn't actually got them yet.

I also found these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Custom-case-R ... 43adba366a

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Raspb ... 460182fb05

:D
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby ds18s20 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:41 pm

AndyC_772 wrote:I'll second that; Farnell is my 1st choice for urgently needed components, and 90%+ of my orders arrive the next day even when I've ordered late and chosen free delivery.


Allow me to respond with a picture, hopefully worth a thousand words. Their shipping mark up is horrible. Spark Fun will laugh at shipping a $2 component and charging you almost $9

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby leon_heller » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:44 pm

They would have lost money on that order, so you aren't doing too badly. If you'd ordered 10 of them, the charge would probably be the same.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby stevech » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:49 pm

That $9 seems fair enough to me given it was sent as 2 Day air.
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Raspberry Pi

Postby UNTEngineer » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:29 pm

Cant wait to get mine. 71 day lead time seems extreme.
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