Cost of the Atmega328p-pu going up?

Yea, I can not think of a way to work this that dose not sound like a complaint.

Anyway, has any one else noticed the cost of the 328p-pu dip through-hole, online I have found them only as cheap as $4 a peace, where looking on some old posting, they where only about $2 each. On mouser they are about $5 each.

You can pick up a 328 IC in a Bat-wing layout for between $2/$3, which is kind of okay I guess.

Please note, I am only taking about buying the IC its self and nothing else.

(Okay lesson learned, do not start topics while watching Family Guy, sorry about that)

I posted a message concerning this relatively recently. I agree with you. I have a few points of data of my buys over the past couple of years and prices now are quite a bit higher.

JoeN: I posted a message concerning this relatively recently. I agree with you. I have a few points of data of my buys over the past couple of years and prices now are quite a bit higher.

http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=228782.0

Ah I see, thanks. I'll go and comment there.