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Where to buy Capacitors / Diode / Resistors locally?

jimuk 3,513 255 February 17, 2011 at 06:00 AM
Beside Radioshack who else sell these repair parts (Capacitors / Diode / Resistors ) locally

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radio shack
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Thanks for your post, however I asked for place beside Radioshack / Radio Shack.
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Thanks for your post, however I asked for place beside Radioshack / Radio Shack.
just read the title & that's the only national retailer I can think of that sells those.
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yep ratshack is the only place I know of.

Tooling around with electronics isn't as popular a hobby as it used to be, say 30 years ago.
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You might search for an electronics/parts surplus store near you. There used to be a place called R-Vac near me when I lived in Orange Count, CA. It looked like Aladdin's cave but fill of electronics instead of treasure. Otherwise, Radio Shack is all I am aware of too.
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It's kind of hard to recommend a local place to you if we dont know where "local" is to you. . . . . .

As far as online I have had great luck with digi-key being very fast even with standard shipping.
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Not sure if you are close to these:

mouser.com
digikey.com
farnell.com

Try Digikey.com. They're often cheaper than Farnell (Newark) and stock more varieties too.
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It's kind of hard to recommend a local place to you if we dont know where "local" is to you. . . . . .

As far as online I have had great luck with digi-key being very fast even with standard shipping.
Sorry not to mention location. I am in Detroit, Michigan
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Sorry not to mention location. I am in Detroit, Michigan
anything left up thereRoll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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I was going to suggest Fry's but I KNOW there are none of those up here (sadly).

However http://www.abelelectronics.com/ is in St. Clair Shores - that'll work for you.
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What hits did you get when you Googled the name of your city and "electronics supplies"?

Ask students studying electronics at local colleges, DeVry, ITT Tech, etc., or ham radio operators. Also the paper version of the Yellow Pages can be a lot better than online directories, but you may have to phone almost every listing to find sources. There may be 1-2 electronics supplies still hanging on until the owners sell their property for retirement.

Check NTE for dealers in your area. NTE sells substitute semiconductors.

Some mail order dealers don't charge much for shipping, and their prices can be low enough that you'll end up paying less, even on a small order.

Have you tried:

All Electronics
Marlin P. Jones
JDR Microdevices
Jameco
B & D Enterprises
Circuit Specialists
Electronics Gold Mine
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Thanks all. I am going to try tomorrow the suggested places.
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Thanks all. I am going to try tomorrow the suggested places.
sadly, asia is the place to go these days...the prices are a fraction of the places mentioned above

http://www.taydaelectronics.com/s...Categories
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it's kind of hard to beat a penny...for light parts like those, the shipping is even lower
than US shops & I usually get my order within 2-3 weeks


damn, where did all those mom & pop electronic shops go....
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