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WM-61A Panasonic omni directional mini electret condenser microphone

I bought 500,000 WM-61A Panasonic mics from DigiKey for my company a while back. We designed headsets and sold the company but found a surplus of 70,00 still in the boxes and sealed. Any idea who would be interested only in bulk. Lots of people are interested in buying the mics online but not going to sell them by 10, 20, and 100. I have know time for that...lol. Any feed back would be great.
 

rayma

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2011-04-29 8:37 pm
I bought 500,000 WM-61A Panasonic mics from DigiKey for my company a while back. We designed headsets and sold the company but found a surplus of 70,00 still in the boxes and sealed. Any idea who would be interested only in bulk. Lots of people are interested in buying the mics online but not going to sell them by 10, 20, and 100. I have know time for that...lol. Any feed back would be great.

I would box up your minimum quantity, and post it here, and on ebay. Probably you'll sell some, even with 1k in a box.
Here, they would do a group buy and split the box up.
You won't get much money from a surplus dealer for really large numbers, though.
Legit distributors won't touch them, since NOS.
 
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I see them on eBay. https://www.ebay.com/p/1606189068

Price is typically $1.95 ea. There is a wide variety of asking prices, but of course folks buy the cheapest ones!

For the ones I use from Primo are about that price in quantity. The variation I use comes with pins to easily insert in PCBs. I should note Primo does not like to sell small quantities. The ones I use come in boxes of 500.

I suspect someone buying to sell on eBay typically wants to make five times cost on small items. The other problem is to get best price the item should only be offered 90 days apart!

So looks like very bad luck on recovering more than a tiny bit of their value.
 
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