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post #1 of 6
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I can't find a store that that has op-amps and DACs, and doesn't charge a fortune for shipping

There is a Mouser store in Israel but they still want 30$ for shipping (its 40$ if i order directly from the US store)

Ebay is a bit unreliable, and buying all the parts one by one will drive me crazy.

So, I am looking for an online store that ships internationally, and charges below 10$/delivery.

My current solution is to buy the simple stuff like resistors locally, and order the amps from Ebay.

Any suggestions?

post #2 of 6

Israel has a strong specialized electronics industry, I'm surprised that you are having trouble finding a local supplier. 

 

Regarding shipping:

Your assuming that mouser ships from within Israel because they have a dedicated Israeli site. I doubt it.

 

Fortunately for customers professional supply houses have not really caught onto the social engineering experiment of free shipping, that is the realm of consumer stores.. 

 

Just buy it all from one place and ignore the shipping charges. One way or the other you pay for shipping - increased cost of goods, or shipping charges on less expensive goods... If your shipping internationally you may find yourself paying a bit of both. 

 

Once you get to ebay you pay shipping like 3 times, and get counterfeit garbage. I find that the staggered arrival of parts inspires me to buy more parts then I need too. Maybe thats just me. 


Edited by nikongod - 8/23/11 at 12:09pm
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by Costia View Post

I can't find a store that that has op-amps and DACs, and doesn't charge a fortune for shipping

There is a Mouser store in Israel but they still want 30$ for shipping (its 40$ if i order directly from the US store)

Ebay is a bit unreliable, and buying all the parts one by one will drive me crazy.

So, I am looking for an online store that ships internationally, and charges below 10$/delivery.

My current solution is to buy the simple stuff like resistors locally, and order the amps from Ebay.

Any suggestions?

i would order everything from one place with a good price as nikongod suggested
 

 

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

There are quite a lot of suppliers but they are mostly industry oriented .

i.e. minimum order of hundreds of parts or 50$ processing fees, etc

I think i have found a store that sells in small quantities, but they have no inventory list online

It's more like send us an email with what you need and we will tell you what we have  and how much it will cost.

Its not that bad

It's just that i got used to the University and work where there is an IT team and a few labs - If you need something either its already in the local stock or it will be within a week.

Doing stuff on your own seems to be a bit harder :)

post #5 of 6

Honestly - a lot of the shipping prices are in the insurance.  There's no reputable supplier who's going to ship you anything that's worth something unless they can insure it, especially if it's overseas shipping.  It costs quite a bit more to get to a shipping service level that allows insurance - that's a fact.

 

The other issue is customs.  Some of the large suppliers are computerized to the point that customs forms' signatures (required by USPS, for sure) is simply not something that they can program into their ASRS equipment.  Hence, another big expense for shipping.

 

Or, some smaller sellers on ebay and elsewhere simply refuse international shipping altogether - for many of the same reasons.

 

For some reason, Israel is a particular problem.  I'm shocked every time I forget that even Priority Mail International shipping will not allow insurance if the package is going to Israel.


Edited by tomb - 8/23/11 at 5:06pm
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Quote:
Hi,
 
Sorry, quantities are too low for a quote.
Total list is small too
 
Rgds
 
Moshe Kosser , Managing Dir.
Tal-Mir Electronics Ltd

 

grrr

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