Components & Tools (Was: Re: baud modifier)
stimpy.u.idiot at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 11:41:38 CDT 2007
On 12/03/07, Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Rob wrote:
> >>  Maplin, the company, are still going, but their range of components
> >> is a joke. They now mostly sell electornic toys, Lo-Fi, etc.
> I totally agree with you - if the stores exist to sell the same gimmicky
> that can be had cheaper elsewhere, then I'm not sure why they have the
> at all and can't put the huge rental / staffing costs to better use.
These days, they seems to be dedicated to the (seemingly) infinite number of
young men who want to put blue lights on and under their cars :)
H. Gee's in Cambridge is a real blessing in comparison - wide range of
> components and still staffed by people who know what they're talking about
You lucky fellow, nothing like that in northwest UK that I know of
About the best I seem to be able to do is CPC (ex Farnell), but as Tony
commented the other day, the website is a disaster area for finding
anything. I've had to resort to buying from Futurelec (Singapore?) for some
ICs, mainly due to RoHS making some lines unavailable while the
replacements haven't appeared yet.
Hmm, which makes me wonder if we shouldn't have a section on the classiccmp
> website for recommended places to get spares/components from?
That's a cracking idea. Anyone know of good suppliers in the UK? RS seem to
be useless these days too.
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