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  1. JERD

    JERD Guest

    Anyone have any dealings, good or bad, with Futurlec?

    I am always wary of any company that does not have a 'White Pages' listing.

    I am wanting four LM3909 IC's.

    Apart from above, anyone have four they would like to sell me?

    JERD
     
  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "JERD"

    ** Futurlec Pty Ltd was de-registered in August 2005 and then re-registered
    in June 2006.

    The 2/136 Broadmeadow Road address is a home unit in Newcastle.


    ** Why on earth do you want those long obsolete ICs??

    Never heard of " flashing leds " ??

    Even DS sell a bunch of types.

    BTW:

    It is NOT encouraging to find that the pdf data sheet linked to LM3909 by
    Futurlec is in fact for the LM301.



    ...... Phil
     
  3. Few problems with them apart from slow delivery and screwing up the
    occasional order from what I've heard.
    Plenty of opinions in usenet archives.
    They have a local number:
    http://futurlec.com/AboutUs.shtml

    If you are worried about credit card security (you shouldn't be), you can
    always stick to eBay and companies which accept PayPal.
    This mob have them:
    http://www.ledsales.com.au/cart.php?target=product&product_id=434

    and Ebay too:
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/LM3909-LED-F...QQptZLHQ5fDefaultDomainQ5f0QQsalenotsupported

    Dave.
     
  4. JERD

    JERD Guest

    Hi Phil,

    I have very old PC cards with LM3909's on, hence the reason for straight
    replacement.
     
  5. JERD

    JERD Guest

    Thanks Dave,

    I tried eBay search just for 'LM3909' and returned nothing, apart for one
    company with minimum order of $250!

    Tnx yr reply

    JERD
     
  6. Trap for young players. You've gotta check the magic "Worldwide" check box.

    Dave.
     
  7. JERD

    JERD Guest

    Thanks Dave,

    Something else I learnt today!

    JERD
     
  8. Ross Vumbaca

    Ross Vumbaca Guest

    Hi,
    I ordered some items from them, and unfortunately they didn't process my
    order due to some sort of 'problem with my credit card', but once I
    chased it up they shipped very quickly and everything was well packed.
    Their prices aren't so bad IMO, and they answer their emails quickly, so
    I wouldn't hesitate to buy from them again..

    Regards,

    Ross..
     
  9. Andy Wood

    Andy Wood Guest

    I thought I might have learned something interesting too, but just
    where is this check box????

    I even tried searching for "worldwide check box" but that did not find
    anything useful. Perhaps that is because I did not have it checked
    when searching?

    Andy Wood
     
  10. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    under advanced search, hidden near the bottom of the selections.

    Then you only have 3 mouse operations to go:

    Location
    ========
    (*) Only show items:
    (*) From preferred locations
    (drop box) [World Wide.]

    but it works :)

    Cheers Don...



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  11. Here it is:
    http://www.alternatezone.com/images/ebayworldwide.png
    You only get it after you do a search.
    I'm not sure what Don's talking about, I only need a single click (and it
    auto-refreshes the search). Although eBay does has different user interface
    display options.

    Also, the "Completed listings" box above it is the other magic button to
    show you what things have actually sold for in the last 3 months.

    Actually I've sometimes had to use ebay.com instead of ebay.com.au because
    some items just don't show up in the Oz site even though the seller will
    ship to Oz. Ebay can be temperamental sometimes.

    Dave.
     
  12. I've purchased from them quite a few times and have been impressed with
    speed.
    On one occasion there was a problem when my card had been renewed and they
    emailed and said there was a problem. . could I provided correct details.
    This involved 3 exchanges of emails that were very quick indeed and included
    the name of the person with whom I was dealing.

    HOWEVER, when I have had a 'technical' enquiry (like illegible/incorrect
    datasheet or other detail wrong - maybe 4 occasions) I have never received a
    reply despite addressing the email, serially, to up to three Futurlec
    addresses. This disappointed me as I had been impressed with speed and
    accuracy of service.
    FWIW
    Dave
     
  13. keithr

    keithr Guest

    I bought a PIC development board from them without problem. It was
    shipped from the manufacturer in Thailand rather than from Futurlec but
    the delivery time was quite acceptable and the product is OK
     
  14. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    yep, that's easier than my method Dave, and gives you the option if the
    OZ search doesn't produce results.

    The menu you see is basically the same.

    Don...




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