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Old 20th November 2002, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default local electronic surplus stores

well, since most of us have problems finding parts, let's kinda put together a little database of where some decent (or not decent) surplus stores are. many people always ask, and maybe if there was a list, less people would need to ask.

unfortunately, im one of the askers, and cannot provide anything local to me. if anyone knows of any surplus electronics stores in the boulder/denver colorado area, let me know.

otherwise, post some good surplus stores in your area, what they usually have, how their prices are, how they are stocked, and where they are. this will help everyone tremendously.
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Old 20th November 2002, 08:45 PM   #2
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Electronic Surplus in Cleveland -- they lost their lease at 52nd and Broadway and are moving -- excellent source for transformers, caps, connectors, etc.
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J.B. Saunders in Boulder Colorado.

i FINALLY found a place near me that has ok surplus stuff.

they carry tons of caps and resistors, not many heatsinks though. an ok amount of test equipment too. prices arent the best in the world, but they are great on some things, and it IS boulder, hehe :-)

they are located 47th and valmont, just south of the saturn dealership on sterling.
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Albuquerque NM:

Surplus City (On Central east of Eubank): Lots of junk... Lots and lots of junk. A bit pricey based on other surplus stores I've been in.

Electronic Surplus (On Central east of Wyoming): More electronics, less used underwear than Surplus City. Still pricey.

Koenigs (Zuni, east of San Mateo): Surplus metal, lots of good stuff. Hope you like junkyard dogs.



Los Alamos:

The Black Hole: More scarey surplus that I've ever seen anywhere. Lots and lots and lots of stuff, piled 10+ feet high in a building that is *******' HUGE. See attached image...

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Albuquerque NM:
Los Alamos:

The Black Hole: More scarey surplus that I've ever seen anywhere. Lots and lots and lots of stuff, piled 10+ feet high in a building that is *******' HUGE. See attached image...

Sheldon
I thought that sign was a joke until I saw the location,
Los Alamos. Those cables really are what they're claimed to be?
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Old 4th December 2002, 05:06 PM   #6
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Leeds Electronics in Brooklyn. A dark, dingy, unmarked warehouse. You have to step over the transmitting tubes. It's wonderful.
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There's a massive electronics liquidator in Dayton, OH called "Mendelson's", it's a trip to walk through.....more vintage stuff than i've ever seen, seems like the size of 2 or 3 grocery stores.

I've just moved up to Detroit...anyone know of a good one here?
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in Silicon Valley:

Halted Specialties (a.k.a. HSC) Lawrence @ Central Exp-way
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I thought that sign was a joke until I saw the location,
Los Alamos. Those cables really are what they're claimed to be?

According to the guys who own the place, that's exactly what they are. they have these really nice gold plated triax type connectors on them that I've never seen before. I hunted all over for mates but aparently you have to buy "the bomb" to get the mating connector.

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Default Triax connectors

are used on electrometers, galvonometers etc. when you have to measure picoamps, nanovolts -- I have some if you're interested -- I purchased these when I had an HP3437 high speed DVM.


Ever measure a couloumb?
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