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I know it is said to be $5 but when I looked at MCM and Element14, it was listed as $13. What is the actual price before shipping.

  • Which country do you want to order from? Also a link would help – Wilf Nov 26 '15 at 18:38
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    I notice that Adafuit had it on for $5 right away -- or at least when I first checked, at which point they were sold out (except for bundled packages). – goldilocks Nov 30 '15 at 19:39
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They may have up the price because they are out of stock elsewhere, so they make more money. It should retail at £4/$5 (source) for the board on its own.

However various packs are available which include a accessories kit (USB and HDMI cables) and/or a microSD card, which will up the price to almost 20.

Links to official suppliers are in the release blogpost (example).

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Strangely even as a UK customer of one of the Official Suppliers, CPC, the consumer arm of Farnell, are only listing a Raspbery Pi Zero and Cable Bundle Sorry - Farnell links to "Zero" product died within a few days! - at the time of writing they are "awaiting delivery" - for £10.54 excluding V.A.T {12.648 inclusive} for 1-49 off and no sign of a bare unit. By my approximate calculations the headline $5 figure works out to around £3.33 so the cables are significantly more than the base unit. In the UK their web-order postage is now only free for orders over £5.00 excluding V.A.T. (was no minimum limit over the Summer) *sigh*

EDIT: A response from CPC:

The board needs certain adaptors in order to be used, we have made a decision to only sell this with the adaptors.

Our price for the bundle is broadly comparable with that being offered by the Pi Store and other resellers.

IMHO That is a bit off, it seems to my, possibly warped view(?): "you can have the product at the quoted price - but only if you buy these extra bits which we will include as well". Fair enough that you will probably want those connectors, but by not giving us the choice I feel they have broken some sort of agreement, but that is possibly starting to stray into the realms of controversy...

  • Isn't it illegal for them to only sell it packaged with something else? – TonioElGringo Dec 9 '15 at 16:28
  • I think illegal is far too strong to use for this, but certainly I'd entertain unwelcome and possibly not in accordance with the wishes of the Federation - but then IANAL, I just think that "rain is wet - so who am I to say?" – SlySven Dec 9 '15 at 17:32
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Microcenter has the Pi Zero for the official $5 price, but limited to one per transaction. If you want to buy more than one, it will cost you $10 each. I'm guessing that this is to keep the initial demand manageable.

Of course, this only helps if you live near Microcenter, because they are selling the Pi Zero in-store only.

  • @PatrickCook I see on your StackExchange profile that you are in Kansas - there is a Microcenter in the Kansas City/Overland Park area. I don't know where in Kansas you are though. – Moshe Katz Nov 27 '15 at 19:35
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Here are some real world examples, to give you real world pricing:

Microcenter had a SNAFU and I got one for free: I had preordered, the particular shipment was delayed, and then they gave me the Pi Zero for free. Though, it turns out that the delay was nonexistent, because I picked it up that day anyways.

The MagPi sells for $15 in the US, and includes a Pi Zero with the magazine. i got one the other day at Microcenter. It was the last one they had though.

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Actually the magazines Magpi and the raspberry pi zero are out of stock in the official store, so the price may rise for a few days, maybe weeks. I suggest you to wait, but i think final price will be 5 bucks, with free shipping on ebay

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