Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Feb 2012 09:47 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems This morning, I experienced the nerd equivalent of a Black Friday $50 iPad sale. At 07:00 CET, the first batch of the much-anticipated Raspberry Pi went on sale, and while Raspberry Pi itself was very properly prepared, the two large international retailers actually selling the device weren't - despite warnings from Raspberry Pi about the enormous amount of traffic that would come their way, the two sites crumbled to dust within seconds. There's good news too - the cheaper model A has seen its RAM doubled at no additional cost.
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RE[6]: Only for companies?
by henderson101 on Wed 29th Feb 2012 15:32 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Only for companies?"
henderson101
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2006-05-30

£21.65 is actually US$34.51 at today's current exchange rate, so something odd is going on somewhere. However, $35 is £21.94 and if you add 20% to £21.94 you yet $26.34 which is as near as damn it $42. You either got charged VAT, or a 20% mark-up.

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RE[7]: Only for companies?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 29th Feb 2012 15:36 in reply to "RE[6]: Only for companies?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

£21.65 is actually US$34.51 at today's current exchange rate, so something odd is going on somewhere. However, $35 is £21.94 and if you add 20% to £21.94 you yet $26.34 which is as near as damn it $42. You either got charged VAT, or a 20% mark-up.


It turns out Farnell included shipping IN the price.

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RE[8]: Only for companies?
by henderson101 on Wed 29th Feb 2012 16:00 in reply to "RE[7]: Only for companies?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Hahaha!! And the shipping is 20%? Crazy! I didn't get as far as the order page, but what was the final price you paid Thom? Was it marked up? Fumbled <- I believe that is the correct US term? Right?

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