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Old 01-20-2009, 05:45 AM #1
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Default Digikey is good!

I wanted to evalaute a 940nm Osram LED; to compare it to 850nm LED's I already have.

Each LED is $10.

I ordered one LED. Digikey charged $2 total for shipping & handling.

Don't you wish other companies did that?

Digikey is good.


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mouser ships faster and has more products available.
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Default Re: Digikey is good!

I like the service and products from Fry's, digikey, mouser, etc. All three are good.

Only digikey stocks the Osram 4230 LED's. Not available at mouser last time I checked.

In my experience, digikey is a fast shipper.

I was just commenting that I appreciated their $2 S&H charge on a small order.

It's been a while since I bought from mouser. Do they offer low shipping costs on tiny orders?

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the lowest ive seen from mouser was for priority mail and its ~6$
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I sometimes get next day delivery to me !!!! Digikey is good

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I sometimes get next day delivery to me !!!! *Digikey is good *

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Default Re: Digikey is good!

DigiKey is good only if you live in the US, if your in the UK then expect alot of pain and extra expenses. I've not tried mouser but the postage is the same as digikey for the UK so you might have similar problems.

Rapid Electronics is the best UK site i've found.
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I prefer Digikey. I just ordered lots of parts for the lm317 laser driver and I got it in 2days..
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DigiKey is good only if you live in the US, if your in the UK then expect alot of pain and extra expenses. I've not tried mouser but the postage is the same as digikey for the UK so you might have similar problems.

Rapid Electronics is the best UK site i've found.
No..... I live in Canada and it is very good here as well... (Canada is not in the USA)... :

Probably Rapid electronics would be lousy for us on the other side of the pond.... ;D

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Default Re: Digikey is good!

Apparently, my school has some kind of deal with DigiKey as of last week, so I can get free shipping and a discount.

Other than that, I recommend the Electronics Goldmine as a source of really cheap parts
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Apparently, my school has some kind of deal with DigiKey as of last week, so I can get free shipping and a discount.

Other than that, I recommend the Electronics Goldmine as a source of really cheap parts
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[quote author=jwc link=1232433951/0#9 date=1232673676]Apparently, my school has some kind of deal with DigiKey as of last week, so I can get free shipping and a discount.

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I didn't know they shipped stuff if the order was &lt; $25.
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Default Re: Digikey is good!

Well, I dunno about the other places, but my experience so far with digikey has been great.

I was in need of a specific op-amp, and hadn't found the part anyplace else (that had a minimum order under $100 anyways) and I only needed 5 of the things (well, one really, but wanted some spares considering the headache they had been to find)

$11.18 including shipping, and they mailed them the same day!

There may be other good places, but digikey is good in my book, that's for sure!
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I have dealt with Newark three times now, never paid for shipping, and have had everything shipped that day.
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I usually go through Mouser.com, but Digikey is good too. The quantity price cuts also make things cheap, so you can get some odd hundreds of some components for like $10 instead of some ridiculous pricing you'd get at a local parts shop for like one or two.
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