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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:10 pm    Post subject: Raspberry pi Case Reply with quote

Just went online to purchase a "Clear case for my PI" from Farnell, price was 4.99, but when I went to shopping basket,
I was informed debit/Credit cards minimum amount was 20.00
and had to purchase something else, and I still had to wait for it as they didn't have it stock.

E-bay here comes a Raspbery PI

What thinks you Guys

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't blame Raspberry PI, blame Farnell.
There are loads of cases on eBay for around 5, and in stock.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Case-Box-for-Raspberry-Pi-Mr-Raspberrys-Fantastic-Case-/280938475661?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=&hash=item41693cf08d
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:51 pm    Post subject: Raspberry pi Case Reply with quote

Wylle,
There was no way I was blaming PI, for the charges, but if I go shopping in my local Morrison's, Asda, Tesco, Sainsburies, Waitrose, I can use my debit/credit for as little 2.00 probably even less.
I remember when I bought a computer, here in Gosport, I was charged extra for using a credit card???.
But thanks for the link to Ebay just purchased one, if it only arrives before I go holiday.
Then I just have to learn to use the PI

Cheers mate
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But Farnell are not a supermarket, and do not sell in those volumes or at profit margins where where they can absorb CC costs.
supermarkets with huge numbers of purchases can even things out.
They probably make a loss if you use a credit card to buy a 2 item, but it is outweighed by the volume of transactions, most of which are for much larger sums, so they probably get a bulk discount.

Credit card companies charge money for transactions, plus monthly charges. Creating an account for a single purchase costs money too. Add to that the amount of online fraud that takes place, (people using cloned cards, bogus addresses, etc) a minimum order value of 20 is not bad.
Purchasing a 2 item online would probably incur more than 50p in CC charges.
Paypal charges, but not as much for obvious reasons, and it takes care of the authentication.

We are used to "free" bank accounts, credit card transactions, etc, but there is no such thing. It has a cost at some point, and you pay for it one way or another.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Debit cards switch solo or what ever are supposed to be fee free event for the seller.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought debit cards were charged at a similar rate to cheques, a flat rate per transaction rather than a percentage, so they are still unattractive for low value transactions.

Our local Spar has a minimum card order value.

If you want a really cheap case for your Pi, download, print and assemble a Punnet case. If there's a maker group near you with a 3D printer, you can also download a case as a printer file.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From their T&C
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Placing Card Orders
Use your card to place an order via any channel:*
 Phone:** snipped **
 Web: www.farnell.co.uk (20 minimum order value applies)
 e-mail:**snipped **
 Fax: **snipped **

*20 minimum order value applies to all credit card orders


Debit cards are not credit cards

Edit.
Just read another forum and it appears that Farnell don't accept Debit cards via the web.....
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cc and dc rates depend on the broker that handles things
IIRC, streamline charge between 11p and 22p per DC transaction, depending on volume and standing charges.
CC is the same, plus a percentage.

Of course, large organisations have their own broker systems.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I brought a news paper for 50p in Tesco the other day by credit card... It was that or a 20 note... They didn't seem too bothered
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The staff wouldn't be, but Tesco is a huge organisation that can afford to lose out on a few transactions.They are also now their own bank.
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