Try Lodestone Pacific. They distribute for Micrometals, and Fair-Rite, keep a
fairly good inventory and seem responsive. They ship in the same package that
the manufacturer uses.
> From: "Robert Shohet" <email@example.com>
> Date: 2004/05/12 Wed PM 10:18:49 CDT
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> "Chuck Counselman" <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Amidon Inc.
> Hi Chuck,
> Sounds VERY similar to the absurd service problems that I had with Amidon
> 3 years ago when I ordered from them. The language barrier certainly makes
> thing worse, but even allowing for that, but I found that they were
> INCREDIBLY disorganized, sloppy, negligent and evasive when trying to pin
> down their sources of error. Not to mention that some of the personnel like
> to hide behind their voicemails and never do return telephone calls. I
> could not have been more unfavorably impressed! and I never ordered from
> them again!
> Incidentally, ANY person or company that claims that it doesn't have the
> time to handle small orders properly, and uses that as an excuse for their
> sloppiness, certainly can NOT be trusted with major orders from large
> companies either.
> BTW, usually the LARGE order are a GREAT place to bury vendor sloppiness
> because the ordering company usually does not have the time or manpower to
> check every single piece.
> Bob KQ2M
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chuck Counselman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 10:42 PM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Amidon Inc.
> > I have bought about $2,000 worth of ferrite beads, toroids, cores,
> > etc. from Amidon (now d/b/a/ Amidon Inc.) within the last few years;
> > and I have recommended Amidon as a source of ferrite products to many
> > hams, individually and via four email lists, including this one.
> > Now I warn _against_ buying from Amidon, because I have had problems
> > with _three_ of my last seven orders. These problems began two years
> > ago, about when Dr. Bob Yuan and his family began running the company.
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
> questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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