MikeDB wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:35 am
sell a PiZeroC at £15-ish in whatever quantities people want ? I can't see the extra £10 is going to put off anybody buying one-offs ofr hobby use, whilst also allowing a legit way for commercial use
That is already available. The RPF/RPT aren't the obstacle here.
As Jamesh has noted, here and previously, the RPF/RPT are willing to sell Pi Zeroes at Zero WH prices in moderate quantities, so all resellers need to do is buy those and sell them. Job done.
And if official resellers aren't interested in doing that, any enterprising individual or business can step forward to make the best of that opportunity. If the money and quantities were right, I am sure the RPF/RPT would be open to discussing manufacturing any colour of PCB desired.
I had thought about doing it myself but I don't actually believe there's enough market for doing that, I am not business-minded enough to want to do it, and it would not be worth the effort for me. It's something which would best suit a business already selling to the public where it would be 'just another product' to add to their inventory.