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  1. Electric-T

    Electric-T

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    Hey guys,
    So im fairly new to electronics but im learning very fast. Ive started to buy broken electronics off ebay, fix them and sell them to make a couple dollars on the side. I was wondering who else on here does this and where do you do your business? Also is there a good place to buy components? (Caps,resistors,transistors,IC)
     
  2. davenn

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    Hi
    welcome to EP :)

    that's cool :) just a warning, be careful on what you buy to repair. You live in the country that thrives on suing people for injury/death etc
    make sure you follow the trade rules to keep out of trouble ... ie. public liability insurance :)


    I used to service VCR's, DVD players, TV's etc, it's just not worth it these days ... the cost of repair time and parts compared to buying a new unit
    unless it is a very simple fault.
    I moved into manufacturing electronics. I work from home, it saves a lot of additional costs ....
    I still have a full time day job, my manufacturing from home just provides very good pocket money :)

    in the USA you have Farnell, Mouser, and a number of other trustworthy component suppliers ... some of those bigger ones can be a bit on the expensive side
    I only go to them if it is something my main supplier cannot supply
    Here in Australia I use Altronics and I buy enough from them that they gave me a wholesale account, which really drops the prices for me

    I am unsure what other suppliers you have locally in the USA that you could go to for lower prices ?



    Dave
     
  3. Electric-T

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    Honestly i have this local electronics repair place that sells me some my supplies but at a higher price. If i dont mind waiting i go through eBay or Amazon.
    What do you manufacture? Do you just sell to the public?
     
  4. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    a bells and buzzer control box that goes into one of the supermarket chains

    not to public .... I sell to 3 companies that install these units in various states around Australia
     
  5. Electric-T

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    Very cool. Thanks for the reply. Ill look into protecting myself in the future.
     
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