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Old 18th July 2009, 07:21 AM   #1
akis is offline akis  United Kingdom
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Hello

Can anyone please suggest a cheaper source of electronic parts in the UK? I use Farnell but they can be mighty expensive, eg you can get small capacitors for 5 p each (if they have in stock) but the same ones could also cost you 50p each. 50p each for a tiny piece of a capacitor that these guys brought from Malaysia or Taiwan for 0.01p is over the top (as is everything else in England, but that's another story).

So if you have any suggestions please let me know.

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Old 18th July 2009, 09:50 AM   #2
JLH69 is offline JLH69  United Kingdom
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Everything is expensive over here.

I tend to use RS, rapid electronics, cricklewood electronics and ebay.
There is a seller on ebay called jh components or something who's very good.
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Old 18th July 2009, 03:21 PM   #3
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I get most of my parts off of e-bay , You can get cheap resistor kits and capacitor kits and really cheap FR4 PCB material ....

Other parts like Heatisinks and Power transformers I usually slavage from old broken amps and stereo"s .......

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Old 18th July 2009, 05:01 PM   #4
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I'll second Rapid and Cricklewood along with CPC, BitBox and JAB components. I tend to use Airlink transformers for torroids bought a few and all have been good.

and scrap amps/tuners/recievers etc....
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Old 20th July 2009, 09:36 AM   #5
pilli is offline pilli  France
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Digikey has worldwide websites, and prices below "French average".
They currently have free shipping for orders above 65Euros.

But they ship from the USA, I think, so in Europe we probably have to pay taxes.
For France, for what I know, there's no import duties below 150Euros, but you must pay VAT (19.6% here )
So it's not worth it over here, but you may want to check if the UK "import" conditions are better.

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Old 20th July 2009, 12:52 PM   #6
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hi
try Nkko/ Dalbani very good for Japanese parts
http://www.dalbani.co.uk
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Old 22nd July 2009, 07:03 AM   #7
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Default you can choose from China

I think you can buy it from China. You know in China have all electronic Components. And I think you can buy it with a cheaper price.

As the freight , can use the China express to yourside . it would more cheaper . but to England need about 7days.
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I think you can buy it from China. You know in China have all electronic Components. And I think you can buy it with a cheaper price.

As the freight , can use the China express to yourside . it would more cheaper . but to England need about 7days.

I've had no problems direct from China, but a lot of places are implementing minimum orders now.

500 of something isn't too bad if it's resistors

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Old 23rd July 2009, 06:31 AM   #9
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"buying from China" is slightly .. abstract. :-)

Do you have any links I could follow?

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Old 23rd July 2009, 03:13 PM   #10
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You can purchase from Shenzhen,China. Shenzhen is the electronic components distribution center of China£¬here has numerous electronic components shops£¬high cost performance£¬high quality.
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