[kwlug-disc] Raspberry Pi

Chris Craig kwlug.org at ciotog.net
Thu Dec 19 09:50:12 EST 2013


I ended up buying a few products from Creatron, including a RaspPi. I
wanted to play with them over the holidays with the kids while they're
home. I might get another one later though...

On 19 December 2013 08:35, John Johnson <jvj at golden.net> wrote:
> 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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