Yfory wrote:Purchased Model A from RS on day of announcement and handed it to my son with-in 5 days; can't complain about that. Here were my charges:
Unit Price: £16.11
Standard Delivery: £4.95
This comes to $37.84 US according to Google right now (12/02/13, 12:50).
I do feel that the tag line should be changed from:
"An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25" to "An ARM GNU/Linux box for £25"
Why should they do that? The cost of your Raspberry Pi was $25, not 25 Pounds.
Yfory wrote:but at least for me, that is more a matter of it being a British computer and therefore not being ashamed of the pound coin. It would also help to clear up some disgruntlement.
I don't think 'pride in the native currency of Britain' or 'making sure people who spend in Pounds are gruntled' is a stated goal of the RPF.
Yfory wrote:What does bother me, a lot, is that it cost £4.95 shipping.
£4.95/$7.75 shipping is just not anything hideous to be fair.
Yfory wrote:That's not the Foundation's fault, that's due to 1) The device being sent from Bridgend to somewhere else to somewhere else to Swansea, which is just daft and sends the carbon footprint through the roof, and 2) Royal Mail being an incredibly badly managed organisation (the posties, at least in my experience, tend to be the best but are so badly let down by an overpaid and oversized management structure.)
But if shipping was 2 pounds, all these problems wouldn't exist right?