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    Default Electronics Component Suppliers

    Just found this forum. Is it new?


    Anyways, some of my go to electronics components suppliers:


    • mouser.com
    • digikey.com
    • jameco.com
    • amazon.com
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    newark.com
    is one I use in addition to those above.
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    Hi Gary,

    If you don't mind waiting 4-6 weeks for an order: Banggood.com.

    They are an inexpensive source for bulk LEDs, resistors, etc.
    Happy Modeling

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    Allelectronics.com

    They don't have everything but the stuff they have are really inexpensive. Lots of stuff they have are very suitable for MRR.

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    My go-tos are DigiKey and Mouser. The others listed so far are also good (and sometimes a better price). I'll also hit up Sparkfun and Adafruit for Arduino / R-Pi accessories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post
    My go-tos are DigiKey and Mouser. The others listed so far are also good (and sometimes a better price). I'll also hit up Sparkfun and Adafruit for Arduino / R-Pi accessories.
    Newark also carries a lot of RPi, arduino etc... might be worth a look.

    It's been a while but in the past I also used
    www.alliedelec.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Rowan View Post
    Just found this forum. Is it new?
    Gary,
    It’s one if those yes but no answers.

    As a forum, yes, it is new... but as feature of the site, no, it is not new.
    The site has had a Links Directory for a long time, but the 3rd party add-on that was used (unbeknown to all) had some code that breached copyright laws... an update was issued that disabled the add-on, and all the content was lost.
    So I setup the Links Directory as a forum, which members now have to resubmit their handy site links to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennS View Post
    Newark also carries a lot of RPi, arduino etc... might be worth a look.
    Quote Originally Posted by BruceNscale View Post
    If you don't mind waiting 4-6 weeks for an order: Banggood.com.

    They are an inexpensive source for bulk LEDs, resistors, etc.
    Another good place, aliexpress for Arduino's, resistors, LED's, Micro-Chips, Electronic supplies, Scenery Supplies, (signals, flock. static grass, castings, people, buildings, model trains, rolling stock, catinary, cars, boats, planes, etc), DCC chips, soldering supplies and equipment, toys, jewellery, heck, they even have clothing.... basically everything that you can possible think of!

    So far, every time I think of something I might need, I searched on there, and the prices are amazing.
    Delivery ranges from 3days to 60days, depending on the option you choose for shipping. (I usually go with 14-26 days, and get it about 15 calendar days later.) Out of 200+ orders, I have only had one fail to deliever, and they just reposted it to me, should be getting that in a couple days.
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    Ran across this one the other day...

    https://www.futurlec.com/index.shtml

    Offices in the USA, the UK, Australia, and Thailand.

    Haven't ordered from them yet, but will certainly check them out before my next parts order.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Rowan View Post
    Ran across this one the other day...

    https://www.futurlec.com/index.shtml

    Offices in the USA, the UK, Australia, and Thailand.

    Haven't ordered from them yet, but will certainly check them out before my next parts order.


    GDR
    Prices and selection look good and shipping charges are extremely reasonable. I've never heard of them before so I decided to check them out. Unfortunately I would avoid this place like the plague, especially with many other more reliable places available.

    https://www.resellerratings.com/store/Futurlec

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    I've never heard of them before so I decided to check them out. Unfortunately I would avoid this place like the plague, especially with many other more reliable places available.

    https://www.resellerratings.com/store/Futurlec
    Yeah, looks like a turkey ... I'll stick with my favorites: Mouser & Digikey.
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    One other worth checking out is https://www.taydaelectronics.com/.
    Like futurelec they are global, very cheap, and carry some unique parts, but unlike futurelec they seem reliable: https://www.resellerratings.com/store/Tayda_Electronics

    I also keep an eye on some of the surplus dealers. Electronics Goldmine has some unusual stuff from time to time.

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