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  1. Having recently listened to the podcast by Digilent’s founder, and hearing about how the company started, and that Dev boards are bought by students using their Pizza and Beer budget, I thought the following may be good news. Here in NZ life is pretty sweet, but because we are a long way from, well from everyone really... buying things from places like the USA can end up more expensive than you’d imagine. Here is an example, when I bought an Arty board it cost $99, granted that’s not a lot of money for this great little piece of kit.. but the postal cost to get it here was an additional $70. There should also be 15% sales tax added at the NZ border, but on low value items the nice guys at NZ customs often just let you off with the bill. There is some good news... RS Components have opened a branch right here in NZ, and they sell Digilent stuff. They don't have heaps of Digilent stuff at the moment.. But I can see 10 Digilent dev boards on their website. The fact is, I can now buy a Digilent PMod board for less than the cost of the USA postage alone. The next thing that caught my eye is the local postage.. On the RS website it says FREE NZ delivery for all online orders. This is really, really unusual here in NZ, in fact I cant think of another company that does this. I usually pay $20 to $40 for postage on electronic components. Hope that's useful... Enjoy the saved Pizza money. Gra It would be great to see more Digilent stuff available from RS Components..