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    Arrow Best place to buy electronic part from?

    Hello,
    I was wondering where I can find cheap electronic parts from. Radioshack is a 20 minute drive and they are expensive. Where do you guys buy your parts from?

    Thanks,
    Andrew

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    I usually buy them from mouser digikey, or newark depending on who has it the cheapest (google them).

    There's a local electronics place near me i go to as well, but it's.... well.... local .
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    I understand that Fry's (sp?) on the West Coast in the U.S. has all sorts of stuff at good prices. Not sure about regular electronic components, but if you live near there, check them out.
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    Whups, I was thinking components. Yeah Frys is good for general electronics and pc parts
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    ya i wanted components like resistors, relays, fuses, LED, etc.

    Thanks for the replies!
    Andrew


    Also i am on the East coast.

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    +1 with mouser and digikey. I usually stick with mouser, I find them cheaper even with their super fast USPS shipping compared to digikey. If there is 1 part I am missing, then I go to a local store which basically is old crotchety people that take apart free junk and break the components into separate bins in a place the size of a walmart and charge an arm and a leg for it. But when you are working on a project and forgot one part, it is worth the hassle!
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    Frys is no longer just a West Coast chain.
    They have stores in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Illinois & Indiana now.

    That may or may not help the OP, but it's worth noting.
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    +1 for mouser

    There are a bunch of others I like for surplus/non-specific stuff like all electronics, goldmine, B.G. Micro and such.

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    monoprice.com is a great place for any audio/video cables-- as long as you know you need them in advance

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    mouser is good for anything, but they can also be a bit overkill for just gathering basic stuff.

    i ordered about $60 worth of stuff from tayda electronics a few months ago, its amazing how much stuff you can get. i have a whole wall mounted orginizer full of components now, and its all commonly used items. highly recommended, the only problem would be the shipping wait, it took two weeks to get the package... its worth the wait if you have the time though. http://www.taydaelectronics.com/servlet/StoreFront

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