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#265666 4-Feb-2020 13:02
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I'm looking to buy a Raspberry Pi & case to form the basis of a network audio streamer. It seems that there are multiple places to buy Pis - does anyone have a preferred vendor?


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  #2412444 4-Feb-2020 13:03
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  #2412470 4-Feb-2020 14:21
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I've always used these guys, in Chch, good price, quick delivery and brilliant service (I'm not affiliated at all BTW!)

 

https://www.wavetech.co.nz/

 

EDIT: Also accessible via https://pishop.nz/





 

 


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  #2412471 4-Feb-2020 14:28
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I picked up my 3B+ from PB with case. Pricing is pretty similar around the place.

 

 





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  #2412542 4-Feb-2020 16:38
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Element 14. Just say you are a business and add something else to get the freight. Power adapter or case or something.





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  #2412593 4-Feb-2020 18:24
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Element 14. Just say you are a business and add something else to get the freight. Power adapter or case or something.

 

 

+1 for Element14 (formerly Farnell), their prices are usually cheaper, often much cheaper, than any local alternatives, they have a huge range of genuine products in store (e.g. legit Meanwell switchmode supplies rather than no-name dodgy Chinese ones off Aliexpress/eBay) and as @richms says if you batch up buys you get free shipping.

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  #2413248 5-Feb-2020 18:02
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No mention of RS Components? Similar to Element14 in terms of what they sell, but have free shipping (no minimum order cost) and don't require you to be a business. Their Terms and Conditions state:

 

 

1.4 RS is a business-to-business supplier. The RS website is intended for use by business customers and not by private individuals acting as consumers (“Consumers”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these terms and conditions of sale shall affect the statutory rights of a Customer who deals as a consumer.

 

 

My experience with their free shipping has been that they ship items separately when they become available, directly from whatever warehouse has them. And that was on an order of a few capacitors, so fairly low value.


 
 
 
 




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  #2415511 10-Feb-2020 11:59
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Thanks - I looked a bunch of these and went with RS. Pricing was good, and they had everything I needed.


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