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Electronic components in the UK

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Baron, Dec 27, 2007.

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  1. Baron

    Baron Guest

    That depends upon what you want !!
  2. Who supplies?

  3. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Learn to use google or go out and buy an electronics magazine and
    look at the adverts.

    The amount of general bits and peices I get from ebay sellers in
    the far east, paticular Hong Kong, has been going up for a while. massive range, fast delivery but high prices another massive catalouge small retailer and mail order dealer
    with general stuff at good prices nicknamed "cheap plastic crap",
    cpc's low prices make them worth using despite dispatching
    random things instead of what you ordered often enough to
    be annoying and IC's arriving looking like they have been
    on despite three chips being sent in a 1'x6"x3' box. retail shop in north london
    and mail order, good for obsolete transistors good for hard to find parts for repairing
    older equiment not bad if they have what you want but
    dispatch the wrong parts by mail order often enough to be

    If you live near a big city you may find an independant retailer
    in the area.

    If you want to buy general parts like resistors, common transistors
    and diodes in large quantitys (UKP500+ minimum order) then
    there are various trade only suppliers like arrow

    For semiconductors and connectors in production quantitys
    you buy them direct from the manufacturer or one of their
    authorised dealers.

  4. Guest


    too true...too true....
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