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Re: Price

Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:58 pm

Why $25, £33, and probably €50+ when RoI resellers get some

This goes through almost everything on the market.

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Re: Price

Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:00 pm

a while ago the front page blog had a break down of prices per region and why, including considerations for sales tax and logistics.
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Re: Price

Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:07 pm

The base price is in USD ($) because where the parts are sold (China) they use USD as the currency for components.

The relevant blog posts are:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/871
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/826

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Re: Price

Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:18 pm

sbkenn said:


Why $25, £33, and probably €50+ when RoI resellers get some

This goes through almost everything on the market.

Shane


Prices in $ for above reasons. $25 and $35 for Model A/B. Contract with resellers (RS and Farnell, not those who then sell them on on Ebay for example) specifies they must be sold for $25 and $35 (before shipping and tax).
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Re: Price

Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:27 pm

sbkenn said:


Why $25, £33, and probably €50+ when RoI resellers get some

This goes through almost everything on the market.


Not sure precisely what you are getting at.

If it's about the higher price in RoI, it shouldn't be. See http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/871 for pricing details.

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Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:30 pm

Gosh - I thought RoI was return on investment.

Now, I think I just figured out what you meant by it.
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Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:11 pm

Me too. But the points still stand.
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Re: Price

Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:50 pm

JamesH said:

Prices in $ for above reasons. $25 and $35 for Model A/B. Contract with resellers (RS and Farnell, not those who then sell them on on Ebay for example) specifies they must be sold for $25 and $35 (before shipping and tax).
Good to know that the price is specified in the contract - goes very far to keeping the prices at a fixed level.

But if component prices were to rise for some reason could it lead to a shortage?

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Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:22 am

The price in Ireland is not over €50.

ie.farnell.com is selling the RPi for under €40, including tax and shipping.

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Re: Price

Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:54 pm

Kernel said:


JamesH said:


Prices in $ for above reasons. $25 and $35 for Model A/B. Contract with resellers (RS and Farnell, not those who then sell them on on Ebay for example) specifies they must be sold for $25 and $35 (before shipping and tax).


Good to know that the price is specified in the contract - goes very far to keeping the prices at a fixed level.

But if component prices were to rise for some reason could it lead to a shortage?


The general trend in electronics is that prices go down (or stay the same while capabilities improve).  This suggests that if a component price rises, a better component at the same, or lower, price will be found.

Let's all hope that the price of 512MB memory modules comes down to the point that they can be used instead of the 256MB modules without impacting price...

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Re: Price

Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:25 pm

Current Farnel price is €32, which converts to $39. Where has the $25 price gone ?

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Re: Price

Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:27 pm

Sorry, that IS for model B, so $35 -> $39 isn't too bad. Still seems to violate the fixed price rule though.

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Re: Price

Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:44 pm

sbkenn wrote:Sorry, that IS for model B, so $35 -> $39 isn't too bad. Still seems to violate the fixed price rule though.

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Price is fixed before tax and shipping, which means final price will be higher.

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