Are you looking on the official pi resellers?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)
Quantity List Price
1+ £24.94 (£29.928)
http://www.element14.com/community/comm ... pberry-pi?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.
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.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.
They are priced in $$$$ because that is the currency used to buy the components of the RPipluggy wrote:I always thought it was a dumb idea pricing them in US dollars, British computer, British company, Colonial price ?
Do you buy individual components? Pi manufacture isn't an IT business, it's a supply line and manufacturing business.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.
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.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 ?
I suspect it would not have been the success it is without a very firm and low price.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......
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.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.