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Richard Erlacher
06/27/12 15:39
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Denver, Co

#187835 - What makes you think they're competing?
Responding to: Andy Peters's previous message
Those distributors don't really compete on the same mfg's products because they don't carry the same mfg's. The mfg's don't compete because their "similar" products are, in fact, different.

Now, I've not had the sorts of problems with Mouser or DigiKey that I've had with the four you mention. Each of them has repeatedly bungled orders in terms or content and in term of timing, often shipping after the purported arrival date, confusing packages or technology, and so on ... Both Newark and Arrow have shipped me rejects from the enormous company up north, and all but Future have diverted my small (<100 pieces) orders for the benefit of one or another "big player". One of these, though I can't recall which, has repeatedly shipped me programmed OTP's, which, though I got them replaced, messed up demo's and pushed me out beyond contracted completion dates, and another, and another has twice shipped me defective components that didn't pass someone else's incoming inspection and were clearly marked as such, and sent 'em my long-time scheduled order. That's why I don't order from Newark, Arrow, or Avnet any longer.

I've found eBay to be more timely and dependable in the past decade or so, and eBay doesn't gossip about what's going on in my lab.


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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