I use Mouser whenever I can. Rarely, there are some things they don't have.
But their adding more lines all the time. I love their on line catalog and
ordering process. I also love the project feature. When I come across a part
I need, I just add it to my project. Then when I'm ready to order, just
submit it and away they go. Order on Sunday, gets to me by Wednesday or
Thursday by Priority Mail. I don't order heavy stuff. If I did, UPS is
They are Johnny on the spot with new catalogs by Mail too.
On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 12:10 PM, Dan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I just purchased $450 worth of Fair-Rite parts last week for our club. I
> checked prices at Newark, Mouser,and Allied. Two weeks ago Allied had
> lower prices than the others. Suddenly when I was ready to order, Allied
> had removed Fair-Rite from their list and I think they no longer handle
> that line. It is always possible that somehow there is a screw up in
> their on line catalog. The prices from the others were essentially
> identical. Mouser is a regular exibiter at HamCom convention in Dallas
> and seems to have a number of ham employes so I chose them. I specified
> the lowest shipping rate of UPS which was $25.25 for our order. When
> they shipped they used second day UPS and said they would cover the
> difference of $92.82-$25.25, a nice touch I think. They shipped the
> same day I entered the order and we had the cores in 2 days.
> 73, Dan, N5AR
> Jim Brown wrote:
> > On Sat, 23 Jan 2010 20:09:13 +0200, alexeban wrote:
> >> Yesss!
> >> That's why I mentioned Bytemark: they market Amidon now!
> > Amidon doesn't MAKE these parts. They BUY stuff, put their own
> > part numbers on it, and sell it at OBSCENE MARKUPS (typically 4-
> > 5 times their cost).
> > I've helped organize group purchases for several ham clubs
> > (others have done the real purchasing and distribution work,
> > I've done the pointing). Charlie is right -- study the Fair-Rite
> > catalog (that's who actually MAKES the parts you want) and learn
> > their part numbers. Or see Appendix One of my tutorial
> > http://audiosystemsgroup.com/RFI-Ham.pdf
> > for part numbers of some parts useful for chokes and
> > suppression, AND a list of good industrial vendors in the US who
> > sell at prices FAR lower than Amidon or Palomar or Bytemark.
> > Those good vendors include Newark, Allied, Lodestone, and
> > Kreiger.
> > Last I heard, minimum order from the factory (Fair-Rite) was
> > $500, and you MUST buy in box quantities. Their 2.4-inch toroids
> > are packed 100 to the box.
> > 73,
> > Jim Brown K9YC
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