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    Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 4GB Pi 4 based desktop PC

    It is an all-in-one keyboard wedge home computer. A full kit with mouse etc costs $100.
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    Re: Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 4GB Pi 4 based desktop PC

    Where do I put the cassette tape?

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 4GB Pi 4 based desktop PC

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    Where do I put the cassette tape?
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    Re: Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 4GB Pi 4 based desktop PC

    Does it come with F-18 Interceptor, Batman and The New Zealand Story?

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 4GB Pi 4 based desktop PC

    Oh that's nice!

    I love the expansion connector hanging out the back, not because I would use it but because it is just so retro. Can't hang a wobbly ram pack off it though

    1.8GHz, and ram 50% faster. Do I need an excuse? I don't really use the Pi4 that I have!

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 4GB Pi 4 based desktop PC

    Actually, that $100 bundle looks like a pretty good deal, and I'm finding it very, very tempting.
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    Re: Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 4GB Pi 4 based desktop PC

    I don't need this but I want this.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 4GB Pi 4 based desktop PC

    So how does a UK company figure $100 is equal to £94?

    It's bad enough when foreign based manufacturers rip us off with BS exchange rate pricing, but now our own ones are doing the same. And don't give me the usual VAT excuse, because that should have already been factored in to the cost with it being a UK based company.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 4GB Pi 4 based desktop PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    So how does a UK company figure $100 is equal to £94?

    It's bad enough when foreign based manufacturers rip us off with BS exchange rate pricing, but now our own ones are doing the same. And don't give me the usual VAT excuse, because that should have already been factored in to the cost with it being a UK based company.
    Why does VAT not figure? The cost without VAT is presumably £75 which is ~$95 based on a quick search which means we have a small discount...
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    Re: Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 4GB Pi 4 based desktop PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    So how does a UK company figure $100 is equal to £94?

    It's bad enough when foreign based manufacturers rip us off with BS exchange rate pricing, but now our own ones are doing the same. And don't give me the usual VAT excuse, because that should have already been factored in to the cost with it being a UK based company.
    Er, no?
    If they quote a price for the US it will be plus sales tax. As the sales tax varies by state, there is no way they could have quoted the inclusive price for the US market.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 4GB Pi 4 based desktop PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    So how does a UK company figure $100 is equal to £94?

    It's bad enough when foreign based manufacturers rip us off with BS exchange rate pricing, but now our own ones are doing the same. And don't give me the usual VAT excuse, because that should have already been factored in to the cost with it being a UK based company.
    Global currency is in USD, all things international are priced using USD as a baseline, no ifs and no buts. Because it's in USD it also ignores local VAT/duty in each nation once its converted from the baseline USD value. Nothing to do with it being a UK based company or a company based on Uranus (quite nice this time of year as an asside).

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 4GB Pi 4 based desktop PC

    I am lolling - it's made in dollars and the pound is very weak against the dollar right now, so £94 is actually less than I reckoned it would be, I was going with £97

    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 4GB Pi 4 based desktop PC

    Very Tempting as an all in one for the Man shed plug it in the powerbank just need a monitor hmmm nice I liking this Pi400 now just a pro version with 8Gb and an SSD :-D

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 4GB Pi 4 based desktop PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Global currency is in USD, all things international are priced using USD as a baseline, no ifs and no buts. Because it's in USD it also ignores local VAT/duty in each nation once its converted from the baseline USD value. Nothing to do with it being a UK based company or a company based on Uranus (quite nice this time of year as an asside).
    Price comparisons between US prices and UK prices vary on several factors, among which is that typical consumer prices in the US are quoted excluding sales tax (because, as said earlier) they vary state to state, and sometimes depending on ex-tax price if you're mail-ordering from out of state. Conversely, prices in the UK primarily for consumers must include VAT. Those UK prices might also include import duty (which varies between 0% and quite a lot, depending on which of thousands of codes apply) and even in some cases (though not this) excise duty.

    But then, it also depends on what prices the article publisher is using, which could be manufacturer pricing, or "typical" retail pricing in the UK and, within some limits, retailers can charge whatever they like. That £94 price is certainly exactly the same as one common Pi UK supplier, including VAT, so it may well be that that is what's being used in the article and, to he honest, is much more useful for a product currently available in UK retail channels than some notional manufacturer pricing.

    So the difference is likely to be some combination of sales tax/VAT, import duties (if being imported), exchange rates and retailer profit margins.

    In some cases though, such as when a manufacturer makes a product announcement in advance of actual retail availability, you may get give unit price (per 1000 units), probably in dollars which is a common international currency, but is often not terribly accurate as a reflection of eventual retail pricing but does at least give a ball-park guide.

    What would help in articles, though, is a hint at what prices are based on. In this case, either by design or coincidence (my bet is on design) the quoted UK price is current, actual UK price from a large UK Pi retailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PMMEASURES View Post
    Very Tempting as an all in one for the Man shed plug it in the powerbank just need a monitor hmmm nice I liking this Pi400 now just a pro version with 8Gb and an SSD :-D
    + the 4GB of extra RAM and I’m in too

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 400 is a $70 4GB Pi 4 based desktop PC

    Quote Originally Posted by KultiVator View Post
    + the 4GB of extra RAM and I’m in too
    I do wonder with the "400" model naming if there will be an "800". Perhaps even an "850". This one would have to sell well enough first though, but I suspect it will.

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