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    Default I noticed some places charging extra for arduino

    I was looking up some arduino info today, and spotted Gigaparts charging over MSRP.

    An Arduino rev B goes for $35. Gigaparts web site says $37.50.

    So, watch out !
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    Two quid more on a reseller's web site. Hardly Crime of the Century!

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    Not saying 'crime' I'm saying buyer beware. And Radio Shack is selling for just under 30 dollars.
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    Caveat emptor, indeed!

    I'm always amazed at the range of prices on Amazon for the same thing. Who pays these inflated prices, when they can see the item chaired in front of their very eyes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G0HCP View Post
    Caveat emptor, indeed!

    I'm always amazed at the range of prices on Amazon for the same thing. Who pays these inflated prices, when they can see the item chaired in front of their very eyes!
    Most likely people who are in a hurry and don't shop around.
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    Often it's 20 bucks more but the postage is free

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    I did see a warning on adafruit.com about fake arduinos, Raspberry Pis, etc. cheap, but when you get them they don't work.
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