Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jan 2012 00:14 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Raspberry Pis started being made a couple of days ago, but I was forbidden to tell you about it until signed contracts and receipts for payment had arrived - it's been killing me, especially since I've had tens of you asking me when manufacturing would start every day for the last few weeks. I am not good at keeping secrets." No more secrets to keep, Liz! I can't wait to place my order.
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Strange blog post ...
by -pekr- on Wed 11th Jan 2012 08:26 UTC
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2006-03-28

Reading their blog post, it feels really strange. So they claimed 25 and 35 pounds price, before checking out, how actually expensive the production run in UK is going to be? It seems like an excuse, and the plan to produce at the far east from the very beginning.

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RE: Strange blog post ...
by daedalus on Wed 11th Jan 2012 09:00 in reply to "Strange blog post ..."
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2011-01-14

Perhaps it was a simple oversight, and that their calculation was something like parts + manufacture + overheads = £25. This price seemed to attract a lot of attention in the public eye, and maybe it would've been bad publicity to keep upping it as the details were ironed out, and the extent of taxation was realised.

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RE: Strange blog post ...
by Laurence on Wed 11th Jan 2012 11:11 in reply to "Strange blog post ..."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Reading their blog post, it feels really strange. So they claimed 25 and 35 pounds price, before checking out, how actually expensive the production run in UK is going to be? It seems like an excuse, and the plan to produce at the far east from the very beginning.

Most projects will have a target price to aim for during the development of the product. Quite often that price shifts - on this occasion they managed to stick to it.

So I don't see the problem

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