Electronic components (local)?

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dirtyharry2
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Electronic components (local)?

Post by dirtyharry2 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:34 pm

Does anyone have a source for electronics components in Saskatoon? I'm talking resistors, capacitors, transistors, leds/diodes, etc. Even Radioshack/source is completely getting rid of what they used to stock.

I order a bunch online (ebay/digikey/mouser/whatever) but I'd love to be able to hop in my car and pick some of it up. I don't care if I'm paying 5x the price; if I need a capacitor now, a massive markup is still relatively cheap, and doesn't have 5-30days shipping.

Thanks.

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thesaxmachine
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Re: Electronic components (local)?

Post by thesaxmachine » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:48 pm

B&E electronics on Faithfull Ave. However they keep not so great hours and are closed on the weekends.

dirtyharry2
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Re: Electronic components (local)?

Post by dirtyharry2 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:50 pm

Perfect, thanks. I work in the north end, so that's not the end of the world for me.

Travis7s
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Re: Electronic components (local)?

Post by Travis7s » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:04 am

B&E is decent and they can order most things in if they don't have them, but it can take a week or 2.

Digikey is fast though, overnight shipping for $8.

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