[kwlug-disc] Raspberry Pi

John Johnson jvj at golden.net
Thu Dec 19 08:35:06 EST 2013


Craig et al.

Kwartzlab is not set up as a commercial organization (i.e. reseller) and 
does not an account with Newark.
Some members have their own accounts with distributors like Newark and 
DigiKey. (I do not.)

Though DIYode does buy Raspis in the 100s and for the same item from 
Newark they do not get a price break.
Thus there are no synergies available to Kwartzlab KWLUG from DIYode or 
to non-members of DIYode.
And there are no benefits any of the above for running a group by 
through DIYode.

The idea of coordinating a group buy is not dead yet.
But the holiday season is upon us and it may be better to defer further 
discussions until the new year.
Maybe we can pick this idea up at the first KWLUG meeting of 2014.

John Johnson (Kwartzlab)


On 2013-12-14 13:21, jvj at golden.net wrote:
> Hi Craig
>
> I am gathering interest at KWARTZLB and I think that we could put your 
> 5 pcs up to 10 plus.
>
> Please bear in mind that at least one of your 5 (mine) is part of the 
> KWARTZLAB count.
>
> On Monday I will visit DIYode in Guelph, a sister makerspace of 
> KWARTZLAB, to see if there are any synergies there. I am told that 
> DIYode has an arrangement to supply the UG with Raspi for the UG's 
> CompSci programs. Further, I am told that DIYode buys from Newark in 
> quantities in the 100s.
>
> I will keep KWLUG and KWARTLAB apprised.
>
> Regards
> JohnJ
>
>
> On Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:03:13 -0500, Chris Craig <kwlug.org at ciotog.net> 
> wrote:
>> Well I'd say that's disappointing, it would cost more for 2 units from
>> Sayal than 2 from Creatron with shipping. Sayal has dropped their
>> regular price to $49.95, so that's encouraging.
>>
>> If we were to put in a group order for a "local" vendor, I think it
>> would make more sense to do it through Creatron and split the
>> flat-rate shipping. For $10 I don't think it would be worth putting
>> John through the trouble during his Toronto clothing drop-off trip.
>>
>> Having said that,
>> +1 Raspi model B kit
>>
>> On 13 December 2013 14:18, Chris Craig <kwlug.org at ciotog.net> wrote:
>>> Here's the latest update:
>>>
>>>
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Paul Sayal <psayal at gmail.com>
>>> Date: 13 December 2013 13:45
>>> Subject: Re: Raspberry Pi Pricing
>>> To: Chris Craig <cearrach at gmail.com>
>>>
>>>
>>> Dear Chris,
>>>
>>> The best price based on our current cost can be $47.95 each  for qty 
>>> of 5+.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Paul Sayal
>>
>>
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