Ordering parts onesie twosie
toby at telegraphics.com.au
Wed Jan 1 10:07:25 CST 2020
On 2019-12-31 5:52 PM, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote:
>> On Dec 31, 2019, at 2:42 PM, Alan Perry via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>>> On Dec 31, 2019, at 14:25, Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>>> On 12/31/19 2:15 PM, Alan Perry via cctalk wrote:
>>>>>> On Dec 31, 2019, at 13:32, Ali via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>>>>> I hate having to order 50 capacitors from China every time I need one....
>>>> I ordered two from Mouser this week.
>>> Dunno--after all, you're simply moving your purchasing closer to the
>>> point of production when you order from China. So that makes sense to
>>> cut out the middleman.
>> Shipping just two capacitors from Texas to Seattle seems silly enough. Shipping them from China seems really silly to me.
>> Distribution (middlemen) is how a lot of the people earn a living.
> Unfortunately the lack of actual electronics parts places in town mean that shopping online is the only option. We used to have multiple options in the area, they slowly disappeared, including Rat Shack. Fry’s is the only option that I’m aware of left.
> On an interesting note, I read an article recently, that popped up in my financial news. Delivery services have reached the breaking point in the cities, due to the amount of deliveries, and the lack of parking.
Huh. I wonder how postal mail ever worked.
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