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Old 3rd March 2012, 01:47 AM   #11
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I have had someone elses order from Farnell before.

They asked me when I would be in for re-collection and I said I wouldn't be as I had to go to work so they let me have the order ! Must have been 100 worth of components.

With RS I have had things missing but never a wrong component.

Once ordered a batch of pcb's and they came with no copper etched off !!! someone had input the wrong aperture data.
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Old 3rd March 2012, 02:35 AM   #12
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I have had someone elses order from Farnell before.
I had that too except they had printed the other guys name on the parcel as well as mine and that I hadn't ordered anything recently so I sent the delivery person away with the order.

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They asked me when I would be in for re-collection and I said I wouldn't be as I had to go to work so they let me have the order ! Must have been 100 worth of components.
What did you luck in on, anything interesting?

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With RS I have had things missing but never a wrong component.
I've had wrong value resistors from RS once, but the biggest ****-up was with package quantity. These LEDs were supposed to come as two in a pack and I ordered 5 packs for 10 LEDs. For some reason they only contained 1 LED per pack, I phoned up to sort out the issue and they sent me 5 more packs with 2 in. I ended up with almost a tenners worth of free LEDs, I wasn't going to complain.

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Once ordered a batch of pcb's and they came with no copper etched off !!! someone had input the wrong aperture data.
I once ordered double sided laminate and got sent single...so I got an entire 18x12" sheet for free because of that, it'd be great, except I hardly ever use single sided PCBs.

Edit - The forum apparently censors the shortened version of the word used to describe a male chicken. Interesting.
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Old 3rd March 2012, 05:05 AM   #13
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Being sent the wrong resistor values has happened to me a few times. It mostly occurs when the sticker on the outside is correct, but the product in side is not. With the surface mount resistors this is pretty easy to notice though.
Unless you are using SMD resistors smaller than 0603.
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Old 3rd March 2012, 10:32 AM   #14
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This reminds of something which happened about 10 years ago at Birmingham University. As a cost-cutting exercise the EE dept lost its stores and storesman. He knew all about the components he stocked, and could advise confused students (and staff). The stores next door in the Materials dept would stock electronic stuff, and our chief technician would oversee the system so all would be well.

The tiny little snag was the the storesmen next door knew nothing about electronics. When stuff arrived they would put it the drawers, and then issue it. If either they or the suppliers made a mistake then the wrong thing would be issued until someone spotted it. I found them issuing wrong value resistors, and underspecified electrolytics (16V instead of 25V). I made a few noises about safety (exploding caps etc.) but money always trumps safety, and senior managers don't do detail.

The crazy thing was that the stores funded themselves by putting a mark-up on items issued. So I could buy the item I wanted direct from the supplier (next day delivery), or pay 10-20% extra to have possibly the wrong item from next door.
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Old 3rd March 2012, 11:07 AM   #16
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Sorry, I write in English and use the normal convention. I doubt if many militant feminists read DIYaudio.

PS I am also being accurate: they were all men.

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