Tigs1962 wrote:surely most beginners will have bought the recommended power supply from the people selling them the Pi, probably along with an SD Card, and HDMi lead and maybe a few other bits. The likelihood that you are going to be rumaging around in your cupboard under the stairs trying to find a suitable PSU after waiting so long for your Pi to arrive seems a littl unlikely.
Well, that's what you'd hope
But given various forum postings I've seen, it seems like there is a lot of "rummaging" going on
That's probably partly because in some places people have said "the RPi works with the peripherals you already have", and partly because the RPi is so cheap that people think it'll just work fine with similarly cheap (which tends to mean low quality or mis-labelled) peripherals