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In my calculations, just ordering off amazon, I can easily save $20 for everything. The big thing is, most of the people who have an interest in this, likely have a lot of the little dodads that drive up the price. Really all I am interested in, I can spend $35 on the Pi, another $10 for the case, power supply for $5, and $7.95 for the cobbler ($7.95 from adafruit, $15.95 from Amazon), and i'm in business. This drop only seems to be a good deal if someone is used to paying for the high mark up on cables at places like Best Buy.
I just wanted the pi, but there's no option for that...
If you just want a Pi, it's Pi day btw... go directly to http://www.raspberrypi.org/ and find your closest dealer for $35 + some insane amount of shipping. If you know anything about the Pi, that price will not change. Raspberry Pi is a charity, they don't discount their products . The cost of the Pi will be pegged at $35.
 We’ve got an exclusive distribution arrangement with RS and Farnell; what resellers are doing is buying in bulk from them (which reduces shipping costs to nearly nothing) and selling on. You don’t need any special licence to resell, and they’re very happy to sell on to resellers. Unfortunately, because of the way the pricing model (and the fact that we’re a charity) works, you won’t be able to get a discount for bulk – what most resellers are doing is using it as a way to sell high-margin peripherals and so on. (http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs)
Only way we could get the Pi for cheaper is to manufacture it ourselves, but we rather not compete with a charity that is trying to make computers accessible to everyone.
"$35 + some insane amount of shipping"
Mate you don't see something here that could be reduced by a massdrop? :P