Radio Shack

Charles charles at
Thu Feb 5 15:37:42 CST 2015

well going along with what you are saying about the ability to buy a 10uf cap
then on for drinks at the pub….

Why not sell packs of 10, or HELL even packs of 5?
Why not buy all the caps for your PSU at radio shack… your point is MOOT
because you were going to the PUB anyways,  Lush.  :-)

On Feb 5, 2015, at 3:57 PM, Ian S. King <isking at> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 12:53 PM, Charles <charles at> wrote:
>> yeah the 80’s kept their radio shack….
>> 90’s kept their radio shack…
>> anything after that … is like "Cell Phone Accessory Express”
>> if you are lucky they might have A switch or A capacitor….  And MAYBE it
>> MIGHT be the value you actually need… but how many people re-cap their
>> power supply with ONE cap?
>> how many people need just one cap?
>> thinking about this is making me angry….   I am glad radio shack is gone…
>> rest in hell!
> If I'm (to use your example) recapping a power supply, I don't mind making
> an order with Mouser.  But when I need a 10uF electrolytic (happened
> recently) I can drive for five minutes, drop a buck or so, stop for a pint
> at the pub next door :-) and go fix stuff.  They even had a 7805 I needed
> for a project - less than $2, as I recall.  Mouser would charge me more in
> postage.
> -- 
> Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS
> Ph.D. Candidate
> The Information School
> University of Washington
> An optimist sees a glass half full. A pessimist sees it half empty. An
> engineer sees it twice as large as it needs to be.

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