Questions tagged [purchasing]

The purchasing tag should contain questions about how to purchase accessories and peripherals for the Rasberry Pi, but NOT how to purchase the device itself.

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Buying a new and different buggy chassis

I successfully made the buggy from the raspberry pi website: https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/build-a-buggy and I am happy with it because it works and everything. BUT the chassis is made ...
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What's the best way to get started with Raspberry Pi?

I've always been interested in technology trying new programs/games, tinking with a few mediocre languages, and been learning a big one for a while now at college. However, I've longed to get into ...
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Do older raspberry pi accessories (specifically cameras) become obsoleted and experience reduced-price sales to the public? [closed]

I have an older Pi B with 512MB of RAM. I'm considering volunteering to help a local publicly funded park with a raspberry pi nature camera project, but I anticipate no funding from them, at least to ...
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Is there a fully pre-assembled computer of Raspberry Pi, which I could just buy and start using, without having to put it together ?

Most buying options of Raspberry Pi talk about a "complete kit", which I guess, the buyer has to put together or assemble based on a guide. (Yeah, I understand the excitement of doing it). But is ...
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Should I buy my Pi from Element 14 or the Raspberry Pi swag shop? [closed]

Should I buy my PI from element 14 or the raspberry pi swag shop? it is less expensive from the swag shop. I want the best quality
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How do I choose an SD card for the Raspberry Pi?

When looking to purchase an SD card for a Raspberry Pi, what sort of considerations need to be taken into account? Are there certain cards that won't work with the system, or should all standard SD ...
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Is it safe to buy Pi at Ebay from China?

I have recently bought 2 Pi's from a local reseller (Czech Republic). Both were in Raspberry Pi boxes with RS logo and so on. So I guess they were as genuine as one can get. I have had no problem with ...
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Do I need to buy an SD card with an OS preloaded on it?

I finally got accepted to place a pre-order, and one option to "add" is the OS on the SD card preloaded. Is this needed, or can I download the OS elsewhere? Could I just put on my own version of Linux ...
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What cases are available?

What cases are currently available for the Raspberry Pi?
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If I go on the waiting list to buy a RPi, do I have to buy one? Can I add myself to both waiting lists? [closed]

If I sign up for waiting lists at both Farnell and RS Components to try to get my RPi slightly sooner, will it cause any problems? Am I committing to buy one when I go on the waiting list? When are ...
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What comes in the box?

I've noticed that the RPi comes caseless. But does it just come with the computer itself? Or are there cables, instructions, swag (stickers, balloons, etc) that ship with it?
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Necessary setup for a full computer [closed]

The standard Raspberry Pi, $35 version, seems to come without any cables. Assuming standard plugs are available, what cables and devices will be needed to use the device in a mouse-click graphical ...
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Which distributors are authorized to sell device units? [closed]

Which distributors and partners are officially authorized to sell Raspberry Pi's?
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