RPi promised the Raspberry Pi would be £22 and now Farnell want to charge £29.46, presumably because of the demand.
I am disabled and very low-income. This price hike places the Raspberry Pi well out of my hands.
I had hoped to contribute to the learning of the unit by submitting articles on the learning forum and by also answering
other peoples queries.
Now I will not support your product - at all.
This is sharp business practice and ripping people off like this is not on.
As others have posted above - what is the problem here? Can you get product from other suppliers without tax or P&P? No. If you do have a problem with tax then that is a governmental matter and out of the Foundations hands. Postage and packing - well, some places give free delivery, but if the foundation did that they would make a loss on each and every board. Someone need to pay to get items from one place to another, and that is always the buyer - whether in direct P&P charges, or increased product prices.
Principal Software Engineer at Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd.
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I've been saying "Mucho" to my Spanish friend a lot more lately. It means a lot to him.