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Slice costs

Postby ahenshaw » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:34 pm

Now that I have a new startKIT, I thought that I'd get a WiFi slice for a project that I have in mind. I was quite surprised to see that the price (at Digi-Key) is $120.

Apparently, the slices are running at multiples of $40 (i.e., $40, $80, $120). Unfortunately, given the target market of the startKIT, I believe these prices are out-of-line by a factor of about 4 (i.e., $10, $20, $30).
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Postby TonyD » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:11 pm

I've been disappointed by the "Slice" pricing, it looks like they're priced for the Company/University market and not the hobbyist, which is a shame. But I suspect their pricing reflects their true assembly costs and not like some price-sported boards (by the semiconductor company) you can find ;-)
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Postby ahenshaw » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:47 pm

Well, XMOS lists the component prices for the WiFi module (in the BOM) as $26.49 (not including PCB), so $30 would be unreasonable to expect, but $120 seems to be too much.

Interestingly, even though Digi-Key lists it at $120, the XMOS website shows that the expected price should be $80, which is more in line with Arduino pricing (contrary to my first post).
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Postby Ross » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:41 pm

ahenshaw wrote:Well, XMOS lists the component prices for the WiFi module (in the BOM) as $26.49 (not including PCB), so $30 would be unreasonable to expect, but $120 seems to be too much.

Interestingly, even though Digi-Key lists it at $120, the XMOS website shows that the expected price should be $80, which is more in line with Arduino pricing (contrary to my first post).
$80 sounds inline with Arduino pricing to me.

I guess there is nothing stopping somebody producing their own and undercutting XMOS...
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Postby Reggie » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:10 pm

I must say I'm incredibly disappointed with the slice pricing in the UK, £40-120 is just the wrong price points. it's quite doubtful that I will spend money on a slice, which is a real shame. £40 being double the us bom pricing.

The pci-express slot also seems to be a big mistake, no way to keep a case design small with a slice in it.
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Postby stdefeber » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:48 pm

I must agree.

I am interested in an Audio slice.
It goes for 40usd , equivalent to 30 euro, on Digi-Key, which is reasonable.

Here in Holland we can only buy it from Farnell. List price is approx 67 euro or an equivalent of 91 usd.
That is ridiculous to me.

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Postby mon2 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:03 am

Digi-Key offers a local site for the Netherlands:

http://www.digikey.nl

Using the above, it appears you should be ok to order your Audio Slice or other kits and parts through this vendor.

880-1043-ND SLICEKIT AUDIO SLICE CARD € 32,56
Shipping € 18,00
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Postby pstnotpd » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:06 am

stdefeber wrote: Here in Holland we can only buy it from Farnell. List price is approx 67 euro or an equivalent of 91 usd.
I ordered my complete slicekit from Digikey and had it sent to the Netherlands with no problem at all. Quite quick as well considering it was shipped from the US.
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Postby andygothard » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:53 am

ahenshaw wrote:Interestingly, even though Digi-Key lists it at $120, the XMOS website shows that the expected price should be $80, which is more in line with Arduino pricing (contrary to my first post).
I'm seeing the slice prices at Digikey as $40 and $80 (nothing at $120?)
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Postby mhelin » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:02 pm

mon2 wrote:Digi-Key offers a local site for the Netherlands:

http://www.digikey.nl

Using the above, it appears you should be ok to order your Audio Slice or other kits and parts through this vendor.

880-1043-ND SLICEKIT AUDIO SLICE CARD € 32,56
Shipping € 18,00
Yes but remember to make an order for value of € 65 at least so you will get the free shipping. In addition to shipping also the customs declaration (in Finland by UPS at least) was free, though as a private person I have to pay the VAT later (they will post the bill).

Anyway, the Farnell pricing in EU is something I don't understand. XMOS is an UK company, and other companies like Wolfson deliver their products via Farnell at very competive prices. Nevermind, I'll rather use Digikey.

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