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Where do you buy basic components?

PostPosted: May 20th, 2015, 11:54 am
by zane203
So I've been wanting to get back into building things (since I had to transfer to a new university and move back to my home state, the new university has no hands on works nor a lab to work in).

So I'm looking to build my own work area. Trouble is, I've not found the best places for buying items such as jumper cables, assorted resistors/transistors, etc. - so where do you guys buy your assorted basic items?
I don't have many projects in mind at the moment, other than a simple Studio light that I can attach to a wall/door and flip a switch that displays a light and possible a number using a segmented display.

Thanks in advance!

Re: Where do you buy basic components?

PostPosted: May 20th, 2015, 5:57 pm
by Osgeld
one can buy basic starter kits off ebay for < 20 bucks, that's where I would go if starting today

Re: Where do you buy basic components?

PostPosted: May 18th, 2016, 12:03 pm
by TheZuke!
Now that Radio Shack has left my town, I'll either have to buy online (Amazon, Aliexpress, eBay) or wait for my annual trip to Micro Center.

Re: Where do you buy basic components?

PostPosted: May 18th, 2016, 2:30 pm
by k-ww
I use Digikey, and chose 1st class mail for the shipping option -
it's cheaper and for me, on the East Coast, faster than UPS / FEDEX ground.

I normally get packages in 2-3 days, if I order by noon.

Also, I always get one or two or 10% extra, to allow for screw ups & to build my junk box.

Always look at rounding your order for any item up, as with resistors, etc
the cost difference between 10 and 25 of an item etc, is less than double.

Re: Where do you buy basic components?

PostPosted: June 11th, 2016, 5:07 am
by jacksonnoah11
always i buy on flipkart i think this is very good place for anything online

Re: Where do you buy basic components?

PostPosted: June 27th, 2016, 5:17 pm
by kenedy
Flipkart is the best place ever ever!!








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Re: Where do you buy basic components?

PostPosted: October 22nd, 2016, 3:25 am
by ealltech
Now that Radio Shack has left my town, I'll either have to buy online (Amazon, Aliexpress, eBay) or wait for my annual trip to Micro Center.

Re: Where do you buy basic components?

PostPosted: August 12th, 2017, 2:54 pm
by articleblogin
I think you can try online market like amazon or ebay.