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Chris Jones

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On 13/01/2022 06:18, Jake T wrote:
On 1/12/22 7:56 AM, Peter W. wrote:
Really?  Dumpster Diving for a $0.65 (+ tax) part? And a used one at
that?

Peter Wieck
Melrose Park, PA


I ordered from Digikey via the snail mail system to avoid shipping.
Ordered some other goodies too.  Where I live, I think I\'d be locked up
if I tried dumpster diving.  They won\'t pull you over for driving like a
jacka** through town, but if they see you taking stuff out of the
dumpster, look out!
Pity, though it would save me a lot of problems with storing all the
test equipment I find.
 
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Peter W.

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Please don\'t get me wrong - I have pulled many gems \'off the curb\' or out of dumpsters, including an Edison Home 3-minute cylinder machine, a Dynaco ST35 & FM3 and much more. And I am not above salvaging parts, either. But I will not go diving for a random bit of electronics when I know that I will be able to find a genuine part at a small cost that is both new and warranted.

Peter Wieck
Melrose Park, PA
 
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Phil Hobbs

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Bob Engelhardt wrote:
On 1/8/2022 11:55 AM, Dave Platt wrote:

And, if you download the Digi-Key paper order form, fill it out by
hand, and mail it to Digi-Key with a check for the full cost of the
component, they\'ll pay the shipping charge.  ...

That seems like bad business: processing a paper order is going to be
much more expensive than an automated online order.  And it encourages
itsy-bitsy orders which are certainly money losers.  I suppose that it\'s
basically a customer-relations thing & not for-profit.

I like DigiKey and try not to abuse their no-minimum with trivial
orders.  And when I do, I\'m happy to pay for shipping.
I remember back when Digi-Key advertised in the back of Electronics
Illustrated and Popular Electronics, alongside Poly Paks and Jameco.

Maybe they remember their hobbyist roots.

Cheers

Phil Hobbs

(Who also cares about helping beginners.)

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Dr Philip C D Hobbs
Principal Consultant
ElectroOptical Innovations LLC / Hobbs ElectroOptics
Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics
Briarcliff Manor NY 10510

http://electrooptical.net
http://hobbs-eo.com
 
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whit3rd

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On Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 9:47:12 AM UTC-8, Peter W. wrote:
> Please don\'t get me wrong - I have pulled many gems \'off the curb\'... And I am not above salvaging parts, either. But I will not go diving for a random bit of electronics when I know that I will be able to find a genuine part at a small cost that is both new and warranted.

If the need is just a 5V regulator, an auto accessory stepdown regulator is
available at my local dollar store (USB charge point); no order/deliver delay.
As for \'warranted\', that\'s a meaningless consideration for little nuts-and-bolts
small change items. I\'m not going to pursue a warranty, they\'re
expendable. Instead, order/stock a few extras...
 
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