Anyone noticed they are in a bit of trouble at the moment ?Serious blow if you are in the UK.
More than a bit ...And really only a serious blow if you work for them. Very much not nice for the staff.IMHO they abandoned to DIY electronic hobby market a long time ago. What's the use of trying to buy resistors if they only have 3 of the value you want. And they cost 3 or 4 times what they cost elsewhere.I'm prepared to pay a small premium for the convenience of buying in a shop - but there are limits.
Serious blow if you are in the UK.
If you only want a few small things, the likes of Farnell are just as expensive when you add in the shipping costs.
The BIG difference between RS and Maplin is that RS actually have the stuff I want ...R
Not here.Just about anything I would want from Maplin, I can get at the same price or cheaper from Clas Ohlson, or next day with Amazon Prime.Sometimes useful for managers' specials for salvage, but that's about it.
I know but it is sometimes cathartic to sneak out and just have a browse for the spangit washer you are missing for a job.
....As always in such cases, I feel sorry for the staff.