I just bought 2 more (total = 3), it costs me just under $300 for 2.
I was persuaded to buy 2 more after playing with the one that came in yesterday.
Plan to use one to build up a cheap computer for a friend to use to go onto the internet,
I figure, $150 for the main box, another $150 or so, for a floppy, harddrive, cd-rom,
cheap PCI modem, PCI sound card and maybe even a cheap CPU upgrade to AMD K62-300.
Plans for the other two includes using one to dual boot to either flash drive or harddrive,
and the other hopfeully as a digital vcr (if the CPU can handle the job) so I can watch my
martial arts training videos over and over again without wearing out the tapes.
As for the price of the Scovery, I also thought it might be cheaper to DIY.
But here's my view of the parts cost.
Motherboard with video and ethernet and CPU - $75 (or more)
64Meg SDRAM DIMM - $50
case $20 (but for $20, you can't buy a sturdy compact case like the one on the Scovery)
Mouse + Keyboard $10 (if you wait for the cheapo CompUSA Specials)
FlashDrive $???, but I'm sure it's not that cheap
Coolness factor $???