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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 2016-07-09, 02:27 PM
 
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Memory Express. Three stores in Calgary and they also do mail order. Check their website and search for raspberry.
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Memory Express. Three stores in Calgary and they also do mail order. Check their website and search for raspberry.
Great suggestion! thanks
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post #18 of 29 (permalink) Old 2016-07-10, 02:25 PM
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Newegg.ca and Memoryexpress.com also sell Raspberry Pi 3's. The prices range depending on what you want to get; from $50 for a bare bones 3B @ Newegg, to $120 for a 32GB Starter kit @ Amazon.
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The difference is that Newegg wants $50 + $10+++ shipping. If some items are stocked in the US and others in Canada, shipping can add up to $20. The RPi3 is basically the same price on Amazon.ca with free shipping on all items fulfilled by Amazon. The selection of accessories is also better on Amazon. Memory Express wants $60 for the RPi3 + $9 shipping. They will price match and are located in Calgary so that is a good option for the OP but not someone who must mail order..
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I just went to adafruit.com, added a pi3B, a power supply and a case to a 'cart'
Doesn't look as bleak as I thought it might.
proceed to checkout with a legit Canadian address, and it only adds $10 to the cost of shipping compared to if I use my normal address. US Postal Service being the cheapest option in both cases. The two addresses are about 20 miles apart as the crow flies.


$76 USD total to a canadian address
$66 USD total to a US address.

Amazon adds up to about $55, but requires an amazon prime subscription to qualify for free shipping.

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Amazon adds up to about $55, but requires an amazon prime subscription to qualify for free shipping.
Totally incorrect. Amazon Prime is only required for express 2 day shipping. Supersaver shipping is also free and often takes 2-3 days.

I just notice that the $50.45 RPi3 on Amazon.ca now has $5.54 shipping attached. Other suppliers are selling them as low as $49 but may ship from outside Canada. EleDuino, a reputable seller, is now selling them for $59 with free Amazon shipping. Other suppliers sell them as low as $57.49 with free Amazon shipping. There are also competitively priced kits.

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$76 USD total to a canadian address
Which works out to over $100 CDN plus $10-$40 in brokerage fees. Only an idiot would pay that.
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Where would you get 10-40 brokerage from USPS? A lot gets through with nothing and when it doesn't it's around $12 for a fee and then the legitimate tax.
USPS was stated not UPS.
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I did say $10 to $40, depending on method. For packages worth over $20, CP can and often does charge a $10 brokerage fee plus GST or HST. The package will skate through if the vendor declares a lower value but that is illegal and could backfire.
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have no idea if this is a good or bad deal but it's a Prime Day Deal

https://www.amazon.ca/CanaKit-Raspbe...s=raspberry+pi

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Although not directly related to the rasberrypi 3, but to brokerage fees...

3 years ago I wanted to order an $8 packet of UV (ultraviolet) beads from a U.S. source that shipped ONLY by UPS. The brokerage fees added onto the sale were $40.00. Insane. I didn't complete the order. At that time, I couldn't find a Canadian source. Frustrating to say the least.

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To Prime members on Prime day. I can cancel anytime but if I cancel the membership within 3 days I get charged shipping or whatever I saved and I get a refund. If I cancel after 3 days I get no refund(But I can cancel anytime???!!!)
Just a heads up in case one goes for the deal pointed out with a Prime membership of $79.

No proration or 50% refund or anything like that that I can see.
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It's a good deal, especially if you need all the pieces.

The Prime membership is free for one month if you never had one before. Just cancel before the month is up and you get charged $79.
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BUT I already had it free! Guess my wife or someone could get it free.
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The Prime membership is free for one month if you never had one before. Just cancel before the month is up and you WON'T get charged $79.
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