It's not just for one pot. I want 10. So it's $12 for the pots. It's about $9.50 for shipping. I think your argument holds no water, Digikey would send this to me for about $3.50. They would send it USPS instead of UPS, though. I think that is key. Adafruit is using a more expensive shipping method, I think for their own reasons, but it makes it so much more expensive for the customer that it will (and is in this case) deter customers from buying from them. Why they don't have USPS as an option is a mystery to me.I didn't know Sparkfun sold these too, they are the same pot I think. Sparkfun is 20 cents each cheaper and the USPS shipping is $4.13. So that works out well.I did search for it before. Everything I got was either the micro style ones where you need a jeweler's screwdriver or the big industrial ones with the metal body built to withstand a nuclear war. I wanted this particular one that is in the middle. You found it for me, so thanks.
I'm in Australia, so don't know all of the ins and outs of UPS and USPS.
In general, you simply don't buy stuff from the US as the postage always costs $50.Unless the order is for about $1000 or more.
It's not just for one pot. I want 10. So it's $12 for the pots. It's about $9.50 for shipping. I think your argument holds no water, Digikey would send this to me for about $3.50. They would send it USPS instead of
UPS shipping is terribad, I typically avoid vendors that insist on using it. It's exorbitantly expensive for how freaking slow it is - like, it's similar in price to USPS priority, but takes 2-4 times as long to arrive, plus their depots are farther apart than post offices, so when they leave you a "We can't deliver this because you have a job and aren't home" notice, it's not as long a trek to get your package.