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Richard Erlacher
06/20/12 09:22
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Denver, Co

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#187807 - Yes, but ...
Responding to: Per Westermark's previous message
I've never had a manufacturer send me "wrong" components unless I order them. I've had distributors foul up orders frequently, not just in content but in delivery details, package type, etc.

I've had 'em send me OTP's back when EPROM was popular, because they thought it was cheaper, and I've had 'em delay a shipment beyond when I could use it because, in the process of assembling a shipment including OTP's they realized that they had to be programmed before shipment, yet they didn't have the binary with which to program them. The list is long and I won't bore you with that.

All of what you say is true, but, it's also the case that, in order to cut costs, distributors hire barely competent, or, in more cases than I care to consier, incompetent people to sit at the order desks and try to do the job. That's why I seldom deal with distributors who don't maintain local stock, as I don't want to order parts I can't see before I order them and pay for them. Back in the days when there were multi-sourced components available, this was not the problem that it has more recently become. Competition did, at one time, improve quality. Now that there's no competition, there's little guarantee of quality.


List of 16 messages in thread
Wrong components supplied, letting off steam!      Oliver Sedlacek      06/15/12 04:22      
   Manufacturer?      Per Westermark      06/15/12 05:11      
      Possible, nay even probable      Oliver Sedlacek      06/18/12 06:09      
         mislabeled packaging      Andy Peters      06/18/12 11:14      
            There are cases where DigiKey has no clue      Richard Erlacher      06/19/12 17:10      
               Mixed wheel      Per Westermark      06/19/12 23:15      
                  Yes, but ...      Richard Erlacher      06/20/12 09:22      
                     I had not heard      Erik Malund      06/20/12 09:34      
                        If you think those are the only distributors ...      Richard Erlacher      06/20/12 23:29      
                           One, two or many???      Per Westermark      06/20/12 23:51      
                              DigiKey and Mouser aren't like the mainstream distributors      Richard Erlacher      06/21/12 06:29      
                           well, if two is not enough, then it is interesting      Erik Malund      06/22/12 08:05      
                              I see where we're miscommunicating.      Richard Erlacher      06/22/12 08:38      
                        re: I had not heard      Andy Peters      06/22/12 11:33      
                           What makes you think they're competing?      Richard Erlacher      06/27/12 15:39      
   Wrong parts on reels      Dejan Durdenic      06/20/12 14:40      

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