PolyPaks (was Re: OT: Where have electronics hobby stores gone?)

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Sat Nov 4 15:35:06 CST 2006


On 11/5/06, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> On 4 Nov 2006 at 11:19, woodelf wrote:
>
> > We want poly-packs back ... how do I get my 2 cent 7400's with 3 working gates
> > each for my next big project. :)
>
> 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.

Back in that era, I wasn't buying too many parts, but I remember
looking over all the stuff they would cram in their ads and wishing I
had a few bucks to scrape together.

-ethan



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