Raspberry Pi 2 B £25.99 @ Currys Boxing Day sale
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Raspberry Pi 2 B £25.99 @ Currys Boxing Day sale

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Found 26th Dec 2015
It's difficult to find discounted Pi like that.

My first post, hope will help somone.

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bigjt

same price on amazon



Currys pay UK tax.
I'll buy from Currys.
The NHS, support for refugees, fire brigade, schooling, dementia care, etc. all need tax £ from Amazon.
But Amazon doesn't contribute a penny.
How is it the Government's problem?
Some people on this forum don't know how to do their sums.
tempt

What use when the government squanders it all on foreign aid and vanity … What use when the government squanders it all on foreign aid and vanity projects for the elite.



And schools, and hospitals...
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same price on amazon
bigjt

same price on amazon



Currys pay UK tax.
I saw that and was tempted but i already have two :op
heat added
Added heat good price. Have one might buy 2nd one
suited72

Currys pay UK tax.



It's not how much we pay the government, it's how much the government give it back to us! Otherwise it's worth paying less to Osborne
is this the latest version of the Pi?
united4eva

is this the latest version of the Pi?



It's the current flagship model, the zero is newer, but not as fast as this.
united4eva

is this the latest version of the Pi?



​the latest version is pi zero but this is the most powerful
Really would like to get one and work on some home automation, but having not done it before think I'd just be wasting time
As stated, same price on Amazon if Currys run out and some may benefit from the £1 credit for no rush delivery.

amazon.co.uk/Ras…=pi
arjun311

Really would like to get one and work on some home automation, but having … Really would like to get one and work on some home automation, but having not done it before think I'd just be wasting time



It is a project, but there are tutorials out there, I'm very basic in programming, but there is lots of pre-written code on the likes of git hub, if it's something you enjoy doing, it's not wasting time. The stuff you make yourself is bespoke as you are addressing the issues that are important to you, and as you made it, you can add to it. When buying off the shelf, you're stuck with it's limitations.
Tempted as building an arcade coffee table, shake it's without the SD card and PSU though, might be handy to have lying around as a spare
*shame

*damn autocorrect!!!*
suited72

Currys pay UK tax.



It's the government that's the problem imho not Amazon.
nice find op, heat added
suited72

Currys pay UK tax.


What use when the government squanders it all on foreign aid and vanity projects for the elite.
I had one of these for a while to run Kodi. Couldn't complain about the performance - picture quality was very good. But by the time you'd added a power supply, powered USB Hub, & IR receiver it wasn't the neatest of solutions.
Damn. Just paid £30 from pihut heat added
kencol

It is a project, but there are tutorials out there, I'm very basic in … It is a project, but there are tutorials out there, I'm very basic in programming, but there is lots of pre-written code on the likes of git hub, if it's something you enjoy doing, it's not wasting time. The stuff you make yourself is bespoke as you are addressing the issues that are important to you, and as you made it, you can add to it. When buying off the shelf, you're stuck with it's limitations.



​I know what you mean, just having had my son being born and occasionally bringing my work home with me my personal time is limited.

I'd love to have this linked to a PIR sensor and window senors which triggers an sms to my phone when activated.

I know there are loads of cool stuff you can do but right now...time
kencol

It's the current flagship model, the zero is newer, but not as fast as … It's the current flagship model, the zero is newer, but not as fast as this.



​cheers that's what I meant. so it's the most powerful one at the moment. will this perform similar to Amazon fire with KODI on it? my last pi was a bit sluggish.
I'll buy from Currys.
The NHS, support for refugees, fire brigade, schooling, dementia care, etc. all need tax £ from Amazon.
But Amazon doesn't contribute a penny.
How is it the Government's problem?
Some people on this forum don't know how to do their sums.
tempt

What use when the government squanders it all on foreign aid and vanity … What use when the government squanders it all on foreign aid and vanity projects for the elite.



And schools, and hospitals...
Would runnin kodi on this be better than running it through my Fire TV stick?
Rocklet

I'll buy from Currys.The NHS, support for refugees, fire brigade, … I'll buy from Currys.The NHS, support for refugees, fire brigade, schooling, dementia care, etc. all need tax £ from Amazon.But Amazon doesn't contribute a penny.How is it the Government's problem?Some people on this forum don't know how to do their sums.



bbc.co.uk/new…460

if you saw a loop-hole for to pay less for something (other than a bargain here) you might be tempted.
i wouldn't when it comes to tax, but the workarounds exist.
that's why the EU is starting to shake some cages, Starbucks, eBay, etc.
need to change the system, plug the holes.
and the off-shore shell companies inflating house prices with corrupt millions.
but if it looks good for Osbourne's statistics, will HMRC do anything to make it fair?

anyway, love the pi, might get a few to finally start mining my own undeclared fortune
united4eva

​cheers that's what I meant. so it's the most powerful one at the moment. … ​cheers that's what I meant. so it's the most powerful one at the moment. will this perform similar to Amazon fire with KODI on it? my last pi was a bit sluggish.



I don't have Amazon stick, but RPi2 runs Kodi fine, I had it on the Pi B+ and this is better.
Rocklet

I'll buy from Currys.The NHS, support for refugees, fire brigade, … I'll buy from Currys.The NHS, support for refugees, fire brigade, schooling, dementia care, etc. all need tax £ from Amazon.But Amazon doesn't contribute a penny.How is it the Government's problem?Some people on this forum don't know how to do their sums.


They pay VAT and employ thousands of people, including paying millions for courier companies. That is good enough for me.

It is the governments problem about corporation tax but there is nothing the UK government can do as they are not a UK company.

They pay the tax required by law. Would you volunteer and pay extra money to the goverment if you didn't have to?


independent.co.uk/new…tml
As you can see above, PCW/Currys commit VAT avoidance which amazon do not.
Edited by: "Chiptivo" 26th Dec 2015
mcek

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35166460if you saw a loop-hole for to … http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35166460if you saw a loop-hole for to pay less for something (other than a bargain here) you might be tempted.i wouldn't when it comes to tax, but the workarounds exist.that's why the EU is starting to shake some cages, Starbucks, eBay, etc.need to change the system, plug the holes.and the off-shore shell companies inflating house prices with corrupt millions.but if it looks good for Osbourne's statistics, will HMRC do anything to make it fair?anyway, love the pi, might get a few to finally start mining my own undeclared fortune



I agree that all should be taxed equally, it's not a level playing field if some are able to avoid tax. It is up to the Government to enable UK businesses to compete with other international players. How many people have bought DVD's or whatever that have been shipped from the Isle of Man or wherever? It should be cheapest to purchase from a local supplier, the more mileage a product does, the more carbon footprint.
suited72

Currys pay UK tax.



Rather buy on Amazon knowing they take returns.
Chiptivo

They pay VAT and employ thousands of people, including paying millions … They pay VAT and employ thousands of people, including paying millions for courier companies. That is good enough for me.It is the governments problem about corporation tax but there is nothing the UK government can do as they are not a UK company. They pay the tax required by law. Would you volunteer and pay extra money to the goverment if you didn't have to?



As if the offended daily mail readers would think they should be doing anything other than handing over 101% of gross sales to the govt in taxes.

The govt prefer to go after easy targets rather than change laws that affect multinationals, so **** em.
Those asking about Kodi it's good, powerful enough to run acestream no problem without running into any hiccups, it's close to the Fire TV in terms of performance but it's leagues ahead of the fire TV stick.
Rocklet

I'll buy from Currys.The NHS, support for refugees, fire brigade, … I'll buy from Currys.The NHS, support for refugees, fire brigade, schooling, dementia care, etc. all need tax £ from Amazon.But Amazon doesn't contribute a penny.How is it the Government's problem?Some people on this forum don't know how to do their sums.



Corporations are required BY LAW to minimise their expenses. One of these expenses is tax. In theory, if they pay more tax than they need to, the board could open themselves up to legal issues with the shareholders.

It is up the government to fix this, not Amazon. And as long as we are in the EU, it is unlikely to change.
Rocklet

I'll buy from Currys.The NHS, support for refugees, fire brigade, … I'll buy from Currys.The NHS, support for refugees, fire brigade, schooling, dementia care, etc. all need tax £ from Amazon.But Amazon doesn't contribute a penny.How is it the Government's problem?Some people on this forum don't know how to do their sums.


Amazon pays a huge amount of tax in the UK. Corporation tax is a tiny proportion compared to National Insurance Contributions, fuel and transportation taxes, property and business taxes along with the extra VAT collected by Amazon's efficient model leading to more spending. That's before you count all the income tax and NIC Amazon's employees pay, of course.

Amazon seems a particularly bizarre target for the Daily Mail/Guardian crowd to get worked up about on corporation tax. The company has spent twenty years as a near-non-profit, re-investing earnings into building up the business with infrastructure, so would pay very little corporation tax even if they ran all their operations here rather than Luxembourg.

Ultimately it comes down to your personal morality. I believe it is far more moral to spend money wisely and that the vast majority of individuals spend their own money more intelligently than strangers spend other peoples' money. This is why I want companies to avoid as much tax as possible since it gives individuals - customers, employees, shareholders - more say in the allocating of resources. Those resources can be ploughed into traditionally virtuous fare such as looking after the needy without a monolithic government butting its nose in. This voluntary spending of money makes the world a better place. Letting politicians spend everybody else's hard earnt money does not.
Amazon UK started paying corporation tax directly via UK rather than Luxembourg back in the summer! #keepup
Im saving my money for a pine a64 64 bit computer on kickstarter - $15 plus p&p
kickstarter.com/pro…put
tempt

What use when the government squanders it all on foreign aid and vanity … What use when the government squanders it all on foreign aid and vanity projects for the elite.



​Fact - the biggest share of our money the government spends on is defense (military, ammunition, WARS)
tan159

Fact - the biggest share of our money the government spends on is defense … Fact - the biggest share of our money the government spends on is defense (military, ammunition, WARS)



Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it - Noam Chomsky
tan159

​Fact - the biggest share of our money the government spends on is d … ​Fact - the biggest share of our money the government spends on is defense (military, ammunition, WARS)


In that case I'll be buying it from Currys
Definitely need to keep trying to push tax dodgers like Amazon to pay up.

Look at Starbucks. They paid £8.1million in 2015 alone which is nearly as much corporation tax as it did in its first 14 years in the UK!
imtiaaz

Those asking about Kodi it's good, powerful enough to run acestream no … Those asking about Kodi it's good, powerful enough to run acestream no problem without running into any hiccups, it's close to the Fire TV in terms of performance but it's leagues ahead of the fire TV stick.



I would disagree with that. I have the pi2 running osmc (specific kodi build) and its very good but I find the performance of the fire stick to be much quicker particularly running addons that need to scrape web sites. Plus you have the option of using other Android apps and if you have prime membership then you can stream films and TV shows via the standard fire stick interface. The only limitations are micro stutter on the stick as Android doesn't support 23.976 frame rate playback properly although I haven't seen this much. Also you have WiFi only on the stick vs Ethernet on the pi2. The pi2 is also more expandable via its USB ports and support of native Linux apps.

So its really up to your requirements.

Edit : unless you meant the fire TV is leagues ahead of the stick in terms of performance as that is a true statement.
Edited by: "welshblob" 26th Dec 2015
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