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Old 5th February 2009, 01:59 PM   #1
okapi is offline okapi  United States
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Default amazing electronics store

here is an article from the NY times about Halted Specialties Company in Silicon Valley - what looks like an amazing electronics store.

there is also an associated audio slide show you may want to check out.

since i still have not found a decent electronics store in chicago i am a definitely envious.
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Old 6th February 2009, 09:06 PM   #2
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There are other nice stores in SF Bay area . Check out this review:


I bought some GPIB cables from All Tech and electronic parts from Anchor. Both are pretty cool places.
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Here's another one.


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Old 10th February 2009, 10:48 PM   #4
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HSC - only 2 miles away from work, and next to Costco. Often for lunch I'll go to Costco for gas, then to the Costco food window for a hotdog and soda ($1.62), then across the street to HSC for parts. Parts pricing is generally good, if they have what you're looking for. I find their prices on test gear to be unreasonable though.

I really like Anchor Electronics is I need just a few Rs, Cs, or transistors, they always have what I need.
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Originally posted by okapi

since i still have not found a decent electronics store in chicago i am a definitely envious.
Allied Electronics started in Chicago, and Hallicrafters was a Chicago company.
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Old 8th May 2009, 02:30 AM   #6
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HSC is expensive in my opinion, at least for new parts (transistors & connectors etc). Their used test equipment is expensive too. But surplus computer parts and PSU's are very competitive.

My favorite Bay Area source for components is ACE over on Oakland Rd where 880 meets 101. HUGE selection of parts (could be something to do with the recession)

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