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Old 03-03-2008, 12:21 AM #1
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Default Cheap components

hey all i thought a threade should be made on were to buy cheap components on the web so feel frree to add, ill start with a few

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LM317T 10 cents on ebay item number 350007483956 and he combines shipping
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Techno* on ebay has some very good prices on electronic parts, you can build a voltage regulated blu-ray driver with parts from him for ~18 cents.
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do u have a item number i cant seem to fing him
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Ebay is NOT a reliable parts source. It's not a reliable anything source. It should only be considered for one time purchases; don't assume you can get the same thing twice.
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I ordered a bunch of parts from the store Styro referred to and it was an awesome deal with combined shipping and all.

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hey gazoo have you tried out the lm1117?
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You did list DigiKey LAST on your list, I suspect for good reason. They have a huge catalog but between the prices and the handling charge, I'd never call them Cheap.
OTOH, the last time I was looking for an alternative I went with Futurelec, and found that the shipping takes at least as long as non-express from DealExtreme.

Anybody found Cheap AND Fast?

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http://octopart.com/ is an electronics part search engine that works pretty good and lets you compare prices across many suppliers.
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ya, so does www.froogle.com
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you also forgot www.alliedelec.com www.mouser.com and www.newark.com . mouser is my favorite tho. much easier to use than digikey...
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can you please stop advertising your store your prices= horrible
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I just bought capacitor, resistor and diode assortment kits along with some random pots, sockets, and buttons from www.opamp-electronics.com on Thursday, and it got here Monday. It had the best kits for the cheapest price that I could find quickly, but I'd say the individual prices aren't the best. There is also a nice tutorials/experiments section there as well: http://www.opamp-electronics.com/tut...xperiments.htm
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OTOH, the last time I was looking for an alternative I went with Futurelec, and found that the shipping takes at least as long as non-express from DealExtreme.
Futurlec is slow because they ship out of China just like DX. They're cheap, but selection isn't always great. Be careful with them also, I've ordered a number of misc resistor values from them and have received the wrong value a few times. Measure/verify you have the right part before you use it!

Another parts supplier I've used that has some cheap stuff (but not always) is www.allelectronics.com
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A co-worker recommended www.jameco.com

They seem to have good prices, but we will see how much/how long it is for shipping.
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