just to add to this "debate"...
the price for the Pi is very reasonable and Raspberry have done a very good job at getting the partners to keep the price as close to the $35 mark as possible.
The OP appears to be hacked off at the price hike when it comes to the additional items that he bought to compliment the RPI, and that it the point of my post.
RS & Farnell were chosen as manufacturing and distribution partners for a reason, and that was the weight they have behind them when it comes to sourcing the components and getting the boards manufactured. I am almost certain that they can both do this and produce a board cheaper than Raspberry can do so, which is where their profit will come from.
The other components that the OP bought were ready made and assembled components, and therefore the profit they are going to make is going to be an added % to the price they aquired it for. Also, consider that the main customers for both RS and Farnell are businesses, the likes of memory cards and phone charges are only cheap to by if you buy them in bulk. Single Items from business suppliers are always expensive.
Now to the point.
Instead of bitching of a forum run by the designer of ONE of the products you bought, complain to Farnell. Or the better option would have been to research the rest of the products you need and find alternative suppliers for them at a price where you are happy. If the price is not a problem and getting everything you need all in the same package then that's your choice. If price is an issue, then go and price compare different suppliers... ebay would have been a reasonable start point.
Every time I start a new project, I work out a list of equipment and materials I will need and then research the best way of acquiring said items. Because of P&P, sometimes it works out cheaper to buy from all the same suppliers, even though the item may be cheaper elsewhere. But by careful sourcing, on large projects you can save several hundred pounds. but even on small projects like the RPi, based on your parts list, you could easy have saved £10 by shopping around.