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December 13, 2009
by mikedoug
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Where's a good place to buy parts in bulk or otherwise? Bulk LEDs, bulk resistors, bulk capacitors -- of varying capacities? SureElectronics.com seems like a nice place, until you go to check out and hit the shipping prices (though that may still be a good deal in the end as well).

Thanks, MikeDoug

December 13, 2009
by pbfy0
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I like digikey, bur it never told me the shipping prices.

December 13, 2009
by FWSquatch
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I second digikey. Their shipping is pretty reasonable. The only thing I don't like about them is the search on their site, but when you carry as many parts as they do, I can understand it!

December 13, 2009
by JKITSON
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CHECK SUREELECTRONICS VIA EBAY...

I HAVE BOUGHT A LOT OF ITEMS FROM THEM AND SO FAR THEY HAVE ALWAYS PAID SHIPPING....

BOUGHT 100 LEDS, TWO SETS OF THE 900 MHZ TWO WAY RADIO'S, 10 OF THE 3 1/2" LED'S

TAKES ABOUT 15 TO 20 DAYS TO GET THE ITEMS..

JIM

December 13, 2009
by Rick_S
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Mouser electronics is a great place. No minimum order and quick fair-priced shipping. They've even upgraded my shipping once from USPS to UPS at no extra charge to me. Great online catalog as well.

Rick

December 13, 2009
by n3ueaEMTP
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I prefer All Electronics. Shipping is a flat $7.00 anywhere in the 48 contiguous US via UPS or USPS. There selection is nowhere near Digi-Key, but the prices are better(my opinion). I also use MPJA specificly for LEDs. You can get 100 of the red/green/yellow for $1.95. MPJA also has Breadboards very cheap.

Chris B. n3ueaEMTP

December 16, 2009
by magiwells
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www.futurlec.com is a good resource also they ship from China it takes a while but they have good deals.

magiwells

December 17, 2009
by Rick_S
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Futurlec was where I got some of my 1st micro-controller related STUFF. I purchased both their attiny2313 and mega128 development boards. The tiny2313 board even comes with an ISP programming interface.

You are definitely right about shipping though. My packages came from Thailand and took nearly a month. However, if you're not in a rush, their prices are hard to beat on some items.

Rick

December 26, 2009
by mongo
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I just bought a few crystals from DigiKey. Pretty good pricing but I am not too fond of their catalog online. The shipping prices are Emailed to you for record keeping but they don't put it in the total when making the order. I just had it sent first class mail... pretty cheap.

April 26, 2010
by blubluh
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To save folks some Google-ing, here are a few sites I've found (there are quite a few out there) that sell components in kit or unit qtys. at what appear to be reasonable prices. I've purchased from robotshop and have read nice things about goldmine.

Also, though this may seem obvious (sorry, if it is), for folks into building/repairing old kits/devices, Google "obsolete ics" and you'll find many sources of new "obsolete" components (like discontinued ICs, etc.)

http://www.robotshop.com/electronic-components-2.html http://www.hobbyengineering.com/SectionPS.html http://www.opamp-electronics.com/catalog/index.php http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/products.asp?dept=1449 http://www.abra-electronics.com/products/catalog/Diodes-Rectifiers-orderby0-p-1-c-17.html

May 17, 2010
by treymd
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I buy alot from digikey and other stuff from sparkfun (great site) and vetco (for etching supplies). sparkfun has a ton of educational stuff on their site particularly stuff on surface mount soldering.

May 19, 2010
by Ralphxyz
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I placed a order with Mouser and they held it up waiting for backorder items, it finally came and I am very pleased.

Then yesterday I received their 2190 page paper parts manual. It will take me months to view it.

Ralph

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