[kwlug-disc] Raspberry Pi

Chris Craig kwlug.org at ciotog.net
Thu Dec 19 20:48:47 EST 2013


I'm glad now I did buy when I did, the price at Creatron has gone up
from about $40 to $50. The regular price at Sayal dropped from about
$55 to $50, in fact it's slightly cheaper at Sayal now.

Newark is still best at $35 now, though.

Lawrence Chan of Creatron might negotiate a bulk deal, he seems like a
decent fellow.

On 19 December 2013 09:50, Chris Craig <kwlug.org at ciotog.net> wrote:
> 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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