[nSLUG] Raspberry Pi Local

Dave Flogeras dflogeras2 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 5 20:09:21 ADT 2013


Couldn't agree more, but supporting local merchants is still worthwhile
when it makes sense.  I like having places like Jentronics in the park.
Even if it means paying a bit more, on occasions when I need something
immediately... The Source wont cut it :)

d

On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 7:06 PM, Stephen Yorke <syorke at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Supporting local is good but you ate buying something that was
> created/developed in the US, then sent to Asia which actually mass produces
> them, then shipped from around the world to retailer's and supplies which
> then capitalize yet again...buying local is good if it is produced locally
> and sold by a local business with a HQ locally.
>
> I just had a fiberglass oil tank installed here at home by ScotiaFuels
> (local) and the tank itself was manufactured here in Nova Scotia by Vilco
> in Waverly...now that is supporting local.  I could have saved a few
> hundred dollars by getting the tank out of province but didn't.
>
> Not too much is local these days...just because it has a tag that says
> made in Canada on it does not mean it is from Canada.
>
> My .02...   :-P
>
> Sent from my Samsung Ativ S running WP8
>  ------------------------------
> From: Dave Flogeras <dflogeras2 at gmail.com>
> Sent: 2013-06-05 6:51 PM
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Raspberry Pi Local
>
> I've purchased about 15 Pi's from element14, and they are as good as local
> (with the exception that you aren't supporting local business)
>
> If they are in stock (supply chains are pretty sorted out by now), you'll
> get it very quickly. You can check their stock before ordering.
>
> They overnight with UPS for $8, and since they use the premium UPS service
> you don't get hit with BS brokerage fees (I generally despise UPS but in
> this situation it's acceptable). Also they carry all sorts of cables,
> cases, power supplies, and the adafruit kits as well if you want to
> amortize the $8 shipping. The starter kit that comes with a SDcard reader,
> GPIO kit, case, etc. is a good deal if you want all that stuff.
>
> That being said, if Jentronics has them, they are awesome folks, so
> support local if you can :)
>
> my 0.02
>
> d
>
> On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 1:14 PM, Matthew FitzGerald-Chamberlain <
> chamberlain2007 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi there,
>>
>> Just wondering if anyone knew of any local shops/suppliers which sold
>> Raspberry Pi.  I'm looking to buy one, but it seems silly to spend $10+ on
>> shipping.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> --
>> -Matthew FitzGerald-Chamberlain
>>
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