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Andy Neil
01/29/14 15:40
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Basingstoke
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#190257 - ebay - worth considering
Responding to: Richard Erlacher's previous message
Richard Erlacher said:
I've had pretty good luck buying what I had to have for prototypes, even in considerable quantity, via eBay. I've bought used test equipment, IC's, wire, cable, hand tools, etc, each with pretty good result.

Likewise (though not "considerable quantity").

If you spend any time looking at eBay's offerings, I believe you'll find that there's more risk than with Mouser or Digikey

Some ebay vendors are just another outlet for a "proper" commercial seller - tax registered and everything - so there's really no extra risk there.

Some, of course, may be a little more risky - but, as you say, usually worth it.


List of 23 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
test wire can't think of name      Erik Malund      01/20/14 11:46      
   Is this what you want?      Richard Erlacher      01/20/14 20:55      
      no, but thanks      Erik Malund      01/21/14 05:15      
      I recently bought the ones with the barrels, too      Richard Erlacher      01/22/14 23:52      
         ebay      Erik Malund      01/23/14 05:30      
            You're right!        Richard Erlacher      01/23/14 08:57      
               Anuone got $1,290,000 burning a hole in their pocket?      Oliver Sedlacek      01/27/14 01:59      
                  Do they accept PayPal      Mahmood Elnasser      01/27/14 10:32      
                  RE: Anyone got $1,290,000 burning a hole in their pocket?      Andy Neil      02/10/14 10:53      
            Nonsense!        Andy Neil      01/23/14 14:23      
               Totally Agree!!        Michael Karas      01/24/14 02:56      
               yes and no it depends        AP Charles      01/25/14 00:22      
            actually, I'm not sure you're entirely right ...        Richard Erlacher      01/28/14 18:21      
               ebay - worth considering      Andy Neil      01/29/14 15:40      
                  No risk      Mahmood Elnasser      01/30/14 01:13      
                     Risky definitely...        AP Charles      02/02/14 07:57      
                        Yes, the "resolution center" is not so capable      Richard Erlacher      02/05/14 05:16      
                           Quite so      Andy Neil      02/10/14 06:59      
   You're probably looking ...      Rob Klein      01/21/14 07:25      
      BINGO, thanx      Erik Malund      01/21/14 08:09      
   That's where a good old PAPER catalogue wins!      Andy Neil      01/21/14 16:49      
   Jameco alternative       Jim Granville      01/23/14 18:42      
      What about provenance?      Richard Erlacher      01/26/14 14:15      

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