I'm not using SMD yet but if someone points to me a few tutorials I'll be happy to be a part of this.
Well you know me and bottom fishing, but that's just not in the kind of quantity you are talking about, and my purchases tend to be driven by the deal, to be shelved for later, rather than by need... That being said, both I and Crossroads are pretty local.. if you are looking for the oddball item now and then feel free to hit me up. You never know what oddness I have shelved.I also will try to post 'hey I found..' when I find those deals I seem to find in the middle of the night..I will attest that the time investment in finding the awesome deals is often unreasonable. I find these deals because I sometimes have hours to kill, distracting myself.. Which results in a savings of two bucks on a random pile of LEDs or something. It's not something you want to make a profit at.. At best, maybe we ought to create a thread specifically focused on Found Deals that can be recreated. My one off purchases are not representative of reality...
I didn't really need 1000 but the price was pretty cheap so I said what the heck.
QuoteI didn't really need 1000 but the price was pretty cheap so I said what the heck. If you are using 600, 1000 is the quantity you should go for. Those looks like from 4UCON. I got those (straight instead) somewhere else cheaper than 4UCON. I think for parts like connectors & passive components, you have to bite the bullet and pay upfront. Like for example, I have about 15K of connectors just for the osPID project I'm working on. That's a lot of connectors I guess for a small shop like me.And some advise for buying from China, get your samples in first before bigger purchases.On the pool purchase, there might be more than 1 guy going for the reel!