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Bad ZERO - news from EmbeddedWorld fare

Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:14 am

Hi,
I visited the Embedded World 2016 in Nuremberg.

One of the exhibitors was Farnell (element14), and one of the staff people told me, that they will not sell the (or even get) the RPI-Zero anymore ! :o
(PANIC!!!) Is that true ? .... :?:

Is there any other distributor in germany for the ZERO?

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Re: Bad ZERO - news from EmbeddedWorld fare

Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:20 am

PI zeros are made by the foundation and are shipped to pimoroni , pihut , adafruit and micro centers US

see
http://whereismypizero.com/

there are threads hear about that but I dont have a link ATM [the website is very slow for some reason :D :D :D
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Re: Bad ZERO - news from EmbeddedWorld fare

Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:40 am

RaTTuS wrote:there are threads hear about that but I dont have a link ATM [the website is very slow for some reason :D :D :D
Essentially: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=135081

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Re: Bad ZERO - news from EmbeddedWorld fare

Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:41 am

giubu wrote:
RaTTuS wrote:there are threads hear about that but I dont have a link ATM [the website is very slow for some reason :D :D :D
Essentially: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=135081
yes that thread
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Re: Bad ZERO - news from EmbeddedWorld fare

Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:47 am

jorabo wrote:Hi,
I visited the Embedded World 2016 in Nuremberg.

One of the exhibitors was Farnell (element14), and one of the staff people told me, that they will not sell the (or even get) the RPI-Zero anymore ! :o
(PANIC!!!) Is that true ? .... :?:

Is there any other distributor in germany for the ZERO?

Jonny
It's been known for some months that they will not be selling the Zero, they don't want to as there isn't enough profit to be made on them (i.e. they cannot cover their costs per sale).
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Re: Bad ZERO - news from EmbeddedWorld fare

Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:52 am

RaTTuS wrote:PI zeros are made by the foundation and are shipped to pimoroni , pihut , adafruit and micro centers US

see
http://whereismypizero.com/

there are threads hear about that but I dont have a link ATM [the website is very slow for some reason :D :D :D
I think its very cool that rpi foundation are supporting small electronics development/retail companies.

I think all those suppiers also develop and produce add on boards for the rpi and the pizero deal helps them get their other stuff out to the public and enlarge their direct sales by sending web traffic to their sites.

Maybe the foundation should offer something similar to other hackers/developers that can show they have a reasonably educational focused rpi 'add on'.

Maybe allow selling through the pi swag store, or allow batch ordering of pizeros if the 'add on' creator can prove they are not going to scalp them on ebay?

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Re: Bad ZERO - news from EmbeddedWorld fare

Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:57 am

There are so many electronic distributors in germany....
Isn't there any other distributor, that cares about that product ?

If there is no other interested in selling this product to the world, pleas contact me.
My company would like to be the german distributor for the ZERO ! (even selling it with low profit)

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Re: Bad ZERO - news from EmbeddedWorld fare

Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:03 am

jamesh wrote:
jorabo wrote:Hi,
I visited the Embedded World 2016 in Nuremberg.

One of the exhibitors was Farnell (element14), and one of the staff people told me, that they will not sell
It's been known for some months that they will not be selling the Zero, they don't want to as there isn't enough profit to be made on them (i.e. they cannot cover their costs per sale).
... yet they DID have initial stock of the first run of zeroes, and still have it pictured on the website.

IMO it's more to do with quantities (1 per customer) than anything else
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Re: Bad ZERO - news from EmbeddedWorld fare

Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:07 am

I'd email liz if you're serious
but they have production issues - i.e. the Wales factory is most producing PI3, the PI0 only get in when there are holes in the schedules [sort of thing]
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