First of all, many thanks for all your hard work! This is really amazing project which has got a potential to be a game changer in terms of children education platforms/embedded solutions. I hope Raspberry Pi becomes de facto standard for development board and will receive huge amount of support from the developers around the world.
Just a couple of quick questions (could not find answers in FAQ):
1. I am wondering, what exactly the final price for the Raspberry Pi (first batch) will be. I know the price for B model is 35$, but as far as I understand this excludes any taxes / shipping costs. Currently 35$ is about £22, with 20% VAT and around £2 for Royal Mail shipping (to UK; sounds like a realistic shipping cost if RasPi comes in a small box in an envelope), the final price should be around £28.5 - is this a reasonable calculation?
2. I expect first batch to be gone within less than an hour (if the servers can handle the load). I strongly believe there is a place for 1 million+ RasPi devices on the market (especially after advertising XBMC / media capabilities), not including demand in the third world countries.
I understand you don't want to take our moneys at this point as there is still a lot of uncertainties, but if everything goes well with the first orders (supplier process, shipping, board quality, manufacturer reliability), do you consider taking preorders for the next batch? In that way you could get a funding to order much bigger batch (i.e. 100k) - which as far as I understand should make price of the individual board even lower - more surplus for the foundation.