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Is it just me or tonight TI doubled LaunchPad price?

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I thought the usb to serial part alone of worth the $4.30.

jeez that is the part that causes the most problems. Order a usb dongle from ebay for less than $4.30 and you will be much happier.

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Don't think so... I think elpaso observed it first!

Yeah - Larissa (TI) said she was disappointed about the lack of communication. It would have been nice if they announced that they were raising the price in a month - not switching it suddenly.  Thankfully - I've got enough boards that I'll be set for quite a while.  I honestly think that someone at TI heard and dropped the price back for a day.

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It is still $4.30 now.. an official announcement will be great. Some grace period for the current price, say one month, will be even better if $9.9 will become a reality..

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Yes, still 4.30 $. Given the huge amount of different places (web pages, videos etc.) where the price is loudly advertised as 4.30 they are maybe collecting all changes before rising the price.

 

Or more hopefully, they have changed their mind and they'll stick to 4.30   :grin:  

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Just checked, it is still $4.30. Hard decision to click the Checkout button full of LPs ;)

 

Maybe we will see 430 LPs from time to time listed on TIDeals if $4.3 is to become history?

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$5 now at estore

 

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Part Number: MSP-EXP430G2

 

Availability: On Backorder Ships in 2 to 4 weeks.

 

Our Price: $5.00

 

Quantity: 1

 

(min 1, max 30)

 

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$4.3 is history now? :(

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Raising the price from $4.30 to $5 is even more stupid than raising it to $10. It is probably going to cost them more to update the web site and all the associated documentation than they are going to recover in some time. Heck, they didn't even bother to update the price in the description of the item on that very page in the web store itself!

 

I'm guessing that some bean counter got bent out of shape at how much they were "losing" on each sale and demanded a price increase. Then, when they realized that at $10 they were overpricing ST's Discovery F0 board -- whose Cortex M0 chip is targeted very closely at the MSP430 market -- they had to back off from the $10 price point. But no, rather than just bail on the idea, they compromise on a 70 cent price increase. It seems like someone else is as bone headed as the web team.

 

The sensible thing to do would be to increase production so they don't go on backorder, so they then don't have to send out all the backordered items via overnight post, which I am sure is far, far more expensive. Not to mention the fact that they are keeping potential customers waiting 2-4 weeks in the process.

 

If any of you TI people are out there reading this, consider yourself slapped silly by the clue-by-four.

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Then, when they realized that at $10 they were overpricing ST's Discovery F0 board -- whose Cortex M0 chip is targeted very closely at the MSP430 market -- they had to back off from the $10 price point

 

I was thinking along the same line too.. was thinking for $3 more I can have the StellarPad.

 

But still, the 430LP is still attractive to me, for its DIP package, 2 chips per package, and USB<->serial on board. And for those of us living outside the US continent, free shipping is simply irresistable.

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