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Where to go, if Digikey doesn't have it?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Jeffrey C. Dege, Feb 23, 2004.

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  1. Where do you buy electronic components, if Digikey doesn't have it?

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  2. Likely, it depends on what you need.

    If a major place like Digikey doesn't carry the item(s) you need,
    then likely it is a specialty item. You'll sometimes find very small
    outfits that have been set up precisely to cover items that are hard
    to come by.

    If it's a fairly common item, then you just look at the places similar
    to Digikey that also happens to deal in small quantities (assuming
    you need small quantities; if large numbers of the same item is needed,
    one can always deal with distributors that carry specific lines), such
    as Mouser.

  3. Miles

    Miles Guest

    Try Allied or Newark.
  4. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    lots of places.. (taxes instruments) (semiconductors) ( alittle of both) (comercial parts) (jap parts and home electronic parts) ( they carrey piles of Simi's but 500 buck min).
    NTE is good for sub on repairs.
    the radio shack tech catolog is not bad either , they carry lots
    of Jap parts and rather cheaper ..


    there are toons of places. out there.
    what i do is simple use goolge to search for parts
    and when i come accross outlet i book mark it.
  5. Newark Electronics
    Future Electronics

    Also the "hobbyist" and surplus places:
    Hosfelt Electronics
    All Electronics
    Electronic Goldmine
    Mark Hannah Surplus (now Quickar)

    - Don Klipstein ()
  6. (several places)

    I forgot Mouser.

    Also MCM Electronics and Parts Express, which are good for replacement
    parts in consumer electronics and appliances.

    - Don Klipstein ()
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