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Beware of cheap cases

Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:29 pm

Thought I should make people aware of the quality of some cases out there.

http://projectraspberrypi.wordpress.com ... eap-cases/

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kirbyman62-2
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Re: Beware of cheap cases

Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:46 pm

Oh dear, that is bad. Have you reported the seller to eBay, I'm sure you could get a "product wasn't as described" claim on that guy, that's just ridiculous.

raspi
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Re: Beware of cheap cases

Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:49 pm

That's nasty. Caveat emptor. But don't tar us all with the same brush please. I am trying to make well-designed laser acrylic cases at accessible and honest prices while giving something back to the Foundation. http://raspi.co.uk

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Re: Beware of cheap cases

Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:13 pm

That looks very much like a black plastic business card box cut with a craft knife.

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Re: Beware of cheap cases

Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:06 am

Thanks for your comments. I have agreed to return the case with the eBay seller. I have therefore chosen not to name and shame. I'm sure that a lot of people are creating their own cases which is great. There is a huge difference between making something like that for yourself and selling it for over £20.

I'm now investigating my second case purchase.

Any recommendations for a good quality black case?

Steep
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Re: Beware of cheap cases

Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:11 am

If you want to have a go at making your own, those business card boxes are ideal size and cost about £3.00 for 4 in any combination of colours you like.

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grumpyoldgit
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Re: Beware of cheap cases

Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:50 am

And you can get a nice box from your takeaway for the the price of a chicken vindaloo!

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campi
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Re: Beware of cheap cases

Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:10 am

And you can get a nice box from your takeaway for the the price of a chicken vindaloo!
Oh dear! You might be reported to the RSPRpi for cruelty to a Pi - raspberry and chicken vindaloo :o

Maybe I should point out that other flavours and variants are available. Does it not begin to smell as the Pi warms up? I find that no matter how well I wash the container, it always smells of vindaloo.

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