OT: Where have electronics hobby stores gone?
tothwolf at concentric.net
Sun Nov 5 04:30:49 CST 2006
On Sat, 4 Nov 2006, David Griffith wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Nov 2006, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> When ICs were very dear, PP wasn't such a bad deal, even if they
>> offered mostly floor sweepings. I was surprised at how many ICs in
>> one of their assortments didn't even have plating on the pins.
>> But I last bought from PP when RTL and DTL were all the rage.
> Does anyone remember the Radio Shack Surprise Packages?
My favorite were the 18"x18"x12" brown boxes several of the store managers
would fill up with discontinued/overstock/open packages of components that
they would save for me and sell to me for $5-$10 :)
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