no one considered that CPC have to mark up the price in order for them to make a profit?
Its not that (all prices from now ignoring VAT)
Either Rs/Farnell inc CPC ARE making a profit from the RPi or they are not and were persuaded to do as loss leader to boost other sales - obviuklsy that sort of info in commercially sensitive and I don't know (or care) what the arrangement is - hopefully foundation/rs/farnell are both happy
I just hadn't realised that CPCs price included "Free" delivery when it patently doesn't - since the retail ModB price is set by Foundation at $35 - CPC should have been selling it at whatever $35 in pounds translates to (e.g £21.60 at the moment).
They instead sold them at £24.95 and said it included free shipping. Now, I'm not going to take them to task for this since I buy lots of stuff off ebay that includes free shipping.
I know that unless someone puts one in their pocket and pops it through your letter box cause they live on your street - there is no way on earth to ship something for free cost
So I just accept the "free" shipping as part of the total cost of the product. In CPCs case, I hadn't cross-checked their actual product price compared to RS/Farnell.
I'm just slightly peeved that it caused me to scratch my head for 2 days checking on exchange rates