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sonnyyu

#15
May 11, 2013, 03:49 pm Last Edit: May 11, 2013, 04:08 pm by sonnyyu Reason: 1
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Distance between Hong Kong and Shenzhen is 17 km, 11 mile.


Hong Kong is one of best shopping,  attractions, hotels, restaurants city under the sun, may be just next to Paris, special thanks for its blood, i.e. half English and half Chinese. leave a piece of plastic with my the other half at HK. She is self-entertainment well. I could shopping well at Shenzhen. This is a proved working  plan B.


About food, HK has ~10 Kosher restaurants, how many Kosher restaurant does your city have?
HK has great selection of food.

Docedison

For United States residents, 2 great places are Amazon... You can buy SainSmart and return it in the same week. Amazon sell the 3.2" 320 X 240 displays for $19 - $20.00
you can also find bootloaded 328's for $2.99... and all 8 I've bought were perfect. There are many other electronics and Arduino products for sale there as well.
OddWires http://www.oddwires.com/ has competitive deals is local, more or less to the western end of the United States and is a new company... I originally found on Ebay. They seem willing to be helpful and they have a good selection of basics.

Doc
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CrossRoads

I'll give them a try - ordered an FTDI interface board.
No sales tax, $2 USPS shipping.
We'll see where it ships from, the websites gives no indication of where they are located.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

perhof

oh, it does

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oddWires details

The full name of oddWires is oddWires.

oddWires is registered in Contra Costa County, CA.

oddWires registered address is:

881 Richard Ln., Danville, CA 94526, USA


http://www.oddwires.com/terms-and-conditions/

CrossRoads

Ok, I didn't see that way at the bottom of the page.
Might be registered there, not sure they actually ship from there.

TaydaElectronics is in Bangkok, but shipments to the US seem to originate in Colorado.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

sonnyyu

#20
May 11, 2013, 11:48 pm Last Edit: May 11, 2013, 11:52 pm by sonnyyu Reason: 1
Do not forget Amazon Prime, for $79/year, you get;-
FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
No minimum order size
Free or paid Amazon Prime members can share their shipping benefits with up to four additional
family members living in the same household, or up to four coworkers. I share it with my kids and my parent. The key issue is independent account no share at credit card. I means kids.

You might not need to pay, Amazon offer Free membership to student, and it is shareable as well.

sonnyyu

#21
May 12, 2013, 12:03 am Last Edit: May 12, 2013, 12:08 am by sonnyyu Reason: 1
For US military service members and diplomatic personnel only.

Here is USPS offer;-

Our military service members and diplomatic personnel work hard for us overseas. Far from home, few things brighten their days more than mail from friends and loved ones. APO/FPO/DPO shipments has same domestic prices rate.


Obviously you need to select US vendor who could use USPS as shipping company.

Far from home, few things brighten their days more than Arduino from friends and loved ones.

CrossRoads

Ok, so you're suggesting  buying parts thru Amazon.
Locate an item, research the actual ship-from location, wait weeks for delivery.
I don't think so.
For example:
16 MHz crystal
Lowest price found is for 3 pieces
http://www.amazon.com/Amico-16-000-Crystal-HC-49S-Profile/dp/B0087ZT4MA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1368310373&sr=8-3&keywords=16+mhz+crystal
Apparently made by Amico,
but not amico.com, which is in the healthcare industry
http://www.amico.com/about-us
but distributed by uxcell,
http://www.uxcell.com/about_us.php
which resells parts from 100 factories in China

So who knows what you actually get and where it came from.
Pass on that.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

sonnyyu


TaydaElectronics is in Bangkok, but shipments to the US seem to originate in Colorado.


Consolidation and Groupage then Re-distribution
Consolidation is the practice of combining diverse cargoes (pre-packaged and labeled) into single shipments then transport it to destination country hubs, to achieve substantial savings on freight costs and speed up the shipping. These hubs accept larger shipments and then break it up and  function as distribution centers for cargo to reach smaller outlying communities. This method will working very well for 2 countries have huge difference labor rate.


sonnyyu


Ok, so you're suggesting  buying parts thru Amazon.


You mean me?

Docedison

It happens that I bought a package of 25 16 MHz crystals from Amazon, All were good product and the 6 or 7 I've used so far were fine and IF the parts are not directly from Amazon the wait is never more than a week.. usually 5 days MAX for non Prime parts. or at least that's been my experience.

Doc
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"The solution of every problem is another problem." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I do answer technical questions PM'd to me with whatever is in my clipboard

MichaelMeissner

The last time this question came up, I put together a list of places I've ordered from or that other people recommend:
http://www.the-meissners.org/electronics.html

eetscribe

Let's not forget about adafruit.com, pololu.com and sparkfun.com if you want to play with surface mount components.  They sell a lot of breakout boards with cool things like surface mount accelerometers, gyroscopes, GPS, etc...   You can plug the breakout boards into breadboards and have fun with them, without having to deal with surface mount soldering.

I'm particularly fond of adafruit breakout boards because they usually include a voltage regulator circuit, that allows you to use the components with 5V or 3.3V.  Surface mount components generally use 3.3V

For mechanical "robotish" stuff, servocity.com is like a candy store to a 6 year old.

sonnyyu

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May 13, 2013, 04:02 am Last Edit: May 13, 2013, 06:12 am by sonnyyu Reason: 1
The vendors are doing business in more than 25 years;-

MCM Electronics

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/
Raspberry Pi, electronic parts
10% of each Pi sold donated to the Pi Foundation.
I order my Pi from them, but they are not able to took my customer ID which is 25+ years old as well as inactive among that time, they are not get my 100% business!  :P
Centerville, OH 45459, USA

Parts Express

http://www.parts-express.com/
electronic parts
Free shipping over $98, 45 day No hassle Returns, Same day shipping
Springboro, OH 45066, USA


Andrews Electronics

http://www.andrewselectronics.com/
Consumer electronic parts
Santa Clarita, CA 91355, USA

Jameco

http://www.jameco.com/
electronic parts
Belmont, CA 94002, USA

Mouser

http://it.mouser.com/
electronic parts
Mansfield, TX 76063, USA

as well as  Digikey, Newark, Allied Electronics...

sonnyyu

#29
May 13, 2013, 05:37 am Last Edit: May 13, 2013, 06:23 am by sonnyyu Reason: 1

In the US ( you are WA, yes? update your profile)


I guess you got it by use some kind of IP geolocation database or service.
http://www.ip2location.com/, in general it working very well. However it is not bulletproof.

we have thread http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=142033.msg1126387#msg1126387 which;-

3. use proxy server to change outbound ip.
5. use VPN to change ip.

It will change browser ip address, say I am at NYC now, but use Boston proxy server or VPN server, you will treat me as your neighbour.  :P

7. use tor (www.torproject.org/) to make ip address fly ( ip address changed at every call)

This will push further, one minute at NYC, next Paris, next London, next...

an other thread,  http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=158704.msg1191395#msg1191395

BGP will drive IP geolocation totally nuts, since now one ip (OK, IP ranges before pylon correct me again) could has multiple physical  locations, say one is NYC, one is San Francisco.

I am not aware location of profile is required, now I do. I have updated mine.

Some time having "correct" geo-ip might be last solution, I did it for my parent since they would like see Chinese TV program on net with  Ipad at US which is only available from China geo-ip, I have some and just "lend" it to my parent.

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