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Raspberry Pi 2, the $45 mini computer.

Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:17 pm

Pretty much the RPi2 is impossible to find at the moment for $35. There's simply too much demand and not enough stock. The swag store had some in stock yesterday for $47 USD each and now they're all sold out! Amazon US sells them for roughly $45 each, and those are selling so fast that the vendor changes almost every day. Allied Electronics has a 3,200 unit back order on the RPi2, and it keeps growing every day(My order won't ship until next month, and that order was placed last month in May). So, realistically, the price of a raspberry pi 2 really isn't $35 anymore unless you want hoops to jump through. I feel like sellers are "pi hoarding" at the moment and selling them for more than they're worth. Obviously, there's something that needs to be fixed here to keep the Raspberry Pi affordable.
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Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:41 pm

Doesn't seem to be universal
cpc.co.uk wrote:2,093 in stock ready for despatch (UK stock)
Check stock and lead times
6 will be available for delivery on Jun 25, 2015
14,400 will be available for delivery on Jul 5, 2015
Supplier lead time 4 weeks
Price Ex. VAT (Inc. VAT)
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1+ £24.94 (£29.928)
Are you looking on the official pi resellers?
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2, the $45 mini computer.

Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:58 pm

30 pounds is $47. I think I may be missing the point of your post. :?: I checked MCM, an official pi reseller, and it's $35 used(Why not just buy a new one at that point), and on back order, plus $8 shipping($42). http://www.mcmelectronics.com/basket.as ... da81412ace

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Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:02 pm

What's so bad about waiting? I was just looking at MCM (where I get my Pi) and it says it'll be ready to ship in 12 days. Add in 3 days of shipping (that's how long it took for me recently) and you're looking at about 2 weeks. Not that bad.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2, the $45 mini computer.

Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:07 pm

It just kinda shows how they're selling a used pi for what used to be the price for a new one. :?

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Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:02 pm

$21 Raspberry???
Sell will only sell one per 10 day period, then will not ship to my location. USA California. So doesn't due me any good.

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Re: Raspberry Pi 2, the $35 mini computer.

Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:30 pm

read the FAQ,
You can buy a Raspberry Pi directly from our website. You can also buy from our main distributors, Premier Farnell/Element14 and RS Components/Allied Electronics. Both distributors sell all over the world.
http://www.element14.com/community/comm ... pberry-pi?

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Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:50 pm

It must be a local problem, 63854, because way down here in the antipodes we can buy them for $NZ64 inc. 15% GST (~$US45), free overnight delivery.

https://nicegear.co.nz/raspberry-pi/ras ... 2-model-b/
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:26 am

As far as I know, production is still running at maximum, so any availability issues are just down to demand. Which is pretty cool really - means the Pi2 is selling like hot cakes, and is still selling like hot cakes after some months. I suspect Eben is quite pleased.
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:55 am

jamesh wrote:As far as I know, production is still running at maximum, so any availability issues are just down to demand. Which is pretty cool really - means the Pi2 is selling like hot cakes, and is still selling like hot cakes after some months. I suspect Eben is quite pleased.
Given the exceptionally high demand, are there any plans to increase production? I don't think another R.Pi factory in the UK would hurt. :)

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Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:10 am

I always thought it was a dumb idea pricing them in US dollars, British computer, British company, Colonial price ?
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:44 am

pluggy wrote:I always thought it was a dumb idea pricing them in US dollars, British computer, British company, Colonial price ?
They are priced in $$$$ because that is the currency used to buy the components of the RPi
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:54 am

We spend enough time licking the **** of the Americans. I work in the IT industry and I manage to buy all my stuff in £s.

Sorry, I'm a grumpy old sod today and I was never endeared to the Yanks at the best of times.
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:13 am

pluggy wrote:We spend enough time licking the **** of the Americans. I work in the IT industry and I manage to buy all my stuff in £s.

Sorry, I'm a grumpy old sod today and I was never endeared to the Yanks at the best of times.
Do you buy individual components? Pi manufacture isn't an IT business, it's a supply line and manufacturing business.
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:20 am

Still no reason for the end price to be in dollars. Are the workers at the Sony factory paid in dollars too ? Has Welsh devolution degenerated to that ?

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Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:29 am

pluggy wrote:Still no reason for the end price to be in dollars. Are the workers at the Sony factory paid in dollars too ? Has Welsh devolution degenerated to that ?

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Whether YOU like it or not, the best option by far is to have the price in $. $ is a well known currency world wide, and gives everyone a reference point. UKP, not so much. The only part of the Pi paid for in £ is indeed the Sony, Wales costs, everything else is $, the entire supply chain until Wales. So it is cheaper for the Foundation to cost everything in $. It also stabilises the price at a known reference. No need to change price as exchange rates bounce around.
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:47 am

OK, I'll stick at 'I don't like it'. It wasn't a very good idea to publish a somewhat hypothetical price exclusive of local taxes, exchange rates and delivery. 'Cheap' would have cut it.

Its right up there with 'The Pi2 will run Windows 10' in the 'things to say that will forever come back to haunt you' stakes.
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:23 pm

Must be why only 6M have been sold. I'd be happy with that sort of haunting.
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:34 pm

The Pi would have been a success without the hypothetical price figure. I wonder how many disgruntled Pi 2 owners there are that have discovered that **gasp** it doesn't actually run Windows 10......
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:38 pm

And what's wrong with us Yanks? Wait, forget I asked that!

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Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:00 pm

pluggy wrote:The Pi would have been a success without the hypothetical price figure. I wonder how many disgruntled Pi 2 owners there are that have discovered that **gasp** it doesn't actually run Windows 10......
I suspect it would not have been the success it is without a very firm and low price.

Disgruntled Pi2 users re: Win10? A minuscule percentage. Although I don't remember ever seeing a specific person complaining of it. So very minuscule.
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:33 pm

They don't complain, per se (although I'm sure if we really searched the forum, we could find an exception or 2). Rather, it generally takes the form of "Oh, it doesn't run Windows? Hmmm, fancy that, Well, I guess I'll be selling it on eBay..."

Which isn't complaining per se, but it has the same general effect.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2, the $35 mini computer.

Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:57 pm

jamesh wrote:As far as I know, production is still running at maximum, so any availability issues are just down to demand. Which is pretty cool really - means the Pi2 is selling like hot cakes, and is still selling like hot cakes after some months. I suspect Eben is quite pleased.
It's great that the Pi is selling, the whole goal is to get them into as many people's hands as possible. But my point is that production needs to be increased. The foundation doesn't really gain anything with people buying from overpriced resellers. In fact, there would be more sold if there was stock always ready to ship at the base $35. I know, it's mostly a US thing to with the prices, but not enough people are given the chance here to buy one for the official $35 price due to low stock.

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