"You will get the Raspberry Pi Board itself. A power supply or SD cards are not included but can be purchased at the same time from Farnell and RS. You will be able to buy preloaded SD cards too." - Raspberry Pi FAQs
The Raspberry Pi has set the geek world aflame with the promise of accessible, affordable, and hackable computing for the masses. At $35 for a modestly powerful computer with a bunch of I/O, it's certainly affordable - or is it?
While I don't think anyone could successfully argue that $35 is too much to pay for a Raspberry Pi, or that even with the cost of peripherals it's somehow not worth it, one should consider the initial cost of setting up a Raspberry Pi.
My intention with the Raspberry Pi was to run FreeBSD, and to be able to access it via serial console or remote shell (via OpenSSH). Hence the configuration I present is headless - if you need to set up a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, you'll pay even more. Bearing this in mind, here is the cost (in Australian dollars) of the parts I've purchased from the cheapest trustworthy sources I can find.
512M Model B
|DC SMPS, 5V 1A||eBay||$9.99|
|USB to μ-USB-B
|Cat 5E Ethernet
|USB Flash Drive
SanDisk Cruzer FIT 32G
|Class 10 SDHC
SanDisk Ultra 16GB