Pi/2

Hello everybody!
I just wanted to say hi. I'm a newbie with Raspberry Pi. I just ordered my
first device and hoping that it arrives quickly.
Regards,
Dennis
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Dennis Ayala
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usually 2 -3 days depending on where you order it Have fun, Any plans for it yet?
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alister
Hello alister!
23 Oct 15 20:20, you wrote to me:
al> >> Hello everybody!
al> usually 2 -3 days depending on where you order it al> Have fun, Any plans for it yet?
Something BBS/FIDO related. Well see. Depends on the performance.
Dennis
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Dennis Ayala
What's the cheapest place to buy an rPi 2 for use in the US? They seem to get marked up about $10 then come with free shipping from China. Any better than $45 delivered? I'm in no hurry, so slow boat from China is fine.
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rickman
Hmmm Curious that you're getting them from China when 'official' production is in Wales. Also that's quite a mark-up. I believe Newark is a subsidiary of Element 14 so should be a reliable and reasonably cheap supplier.
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Folderol
They are mostly made in Wales, so no need for a slow boat. Newark have them for US$35.
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Stephen Pelc
ISTR there's a licensed manufacturer in China for the Asian market.
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Rob Morley
Yes, but that doesn't include shipping. Seems Newark can't give me a cost for shipping because they don't have a shipping weight for the rPi 2. My experience has been that Newark pads the actual shipping costs significantly (shipping *and* handling) so that it is likely to cost me more than buying from a China based distributor.
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rickman
Shipping costs are typically much less from China. I can buy items for $1 shipping included. I often pay $15 or more for domestic shipping. Of course that is the "shipping and handling" many companies charge. They put the rPi in a box and pack it in a much larger box with a ton of Styrofoam peanuts and ship that when a padded mailing envelope would do.
But if the Asian distributors are tacking on a lot of other costs and markup, it ends up being close to a wash. I thought maybe there were channels where I could get one for closer to $35 is all.
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rickman
Got any European relatives wanting to send you a Christmas present :)
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Folderol
Postal exports are state subsidised.
And in general don't attract customs attention. US companies who deliver to Europe via courier ALWAYS get import duty, labour to process customs paperwork, and VAT on top of that, added.
Like a $60 order costs around $160 by the time it arrives.
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The Natural Philosopher
Your point is?
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Rick
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rickman
That is bullshit, processing cost is about $15 and tax is about 21% so a $60 order will be about $88.
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Rob
MCM Electronics. $35 plus 7.99 shipping in my case
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Alan Larsson
That may be so in the USA, but it aint so in Europe.
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The Natural Philosopher
Doesn't add cost to shipping in the US. Customs is part of the federal budget.
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rickman
This is the situation in the Netherlands. Which is in Europe. In other EU countries it is about the same or less (tax is lower than 21% in some countries).
I don't think you will find many countries where the tax is around 140% as would be required to arrive at your $160.
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Rob
It wasn't JUST the tax, it was all the labour charges for 'handling customs' etc etc. So there is product cost. There is bare shipping cost There is import duty There is labour on handling the paper work for processing the import duty. then there is VAT on the labour used in handling the import duty.
The total makes the final price more than double the actual product cost, on some items/quantities.
Whereas importing from China, you get a small amount of postage added, and it never goes near customs,. Cos postal services are in general not interested in that.
Whereas DHL et al see it as a neat way to increase profits.
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The Natural Philosopher
Ok that is 13 EURO here, about $15.
Ok, you use DHL? That may explain part of it, their handling cost are way higher than the handling cost of the post office.
But you can hardly blame that on the customs and taxes... DHL is for businesses who don't care about cost.
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I didn't use them, the supplier did.
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