Recommendations for boards and component parts

I am in the US and I was wondering what are the top three best sites in everyone opinion for ordering part components (relays, resisters that kind of stuff)?

Second, I have an Arduino Uno is there an advantage to having other kinds of Ardinos? And where are the good places to buy those as well as shields?

Thanks!

Three big names I know of for components are DigiKey, Mouser, and Jameco.

Mucho Thanks!

Yeah i have seen Digikeys ads all over YT vids. I have seen a few things on eBay but I would rather avoid the wasteful spending of my local Radio Shack and I figured the vast majority Arduino users would know where the REAL deals were as well as the decent companies.

I just ordered a component from Asia (somewhere) so there is no telling when it will arrive. Normally, I go to China every year but this year I didn't. ow when I go I will have a list in my hands to get what I can.

Sorry, I took a rabbit trail.

Thanks for the info!

Buddy

Do you absolutely need new components? Will surplus work? If so - here are my top three online surplus sites:

http://www.allelectronics.com/ http://www.goldmine-elec.com/ http://www.alltronics.com/

Note that these sites also sell "new-old stock" - in that the stock is "new-in-package" or similar, but not recently manufactured. Sometimes they also sell new stock that is simply surplus; read the part descriptions carefully, and shop accordingly.

Noooo I don't need new. If I could find this stuff at my local Goodwill store I would grab what I could. LOL

Thanks for the suggestions!

I buy from www.dipmicro.com a lot. Very good price on shipping. Recently ordered from www.taydaelectronics.com, good prices, low shipping.