jaste1
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Where do you buy components for your projects?

Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:47 pm

Hi :) I am doing a lot of thing with electronics and often the pi as a control unit. So i use components i've resirrculed from diferent hardwares and board, but i am wondering where i can buy cheap components wich can be shipped to scandinavia.
I am not going to write "sorry for bad english" but dont be angry by grammar ;)

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Re: Where do you buy components for your projects?

Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:51 pm

Hi,
jaste1 wrote: i am wondering where i can buy cheap components wich can be shipped to scandinavia.
I buy mostly from http://www.farnell.com and http://www.buerklin.com


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Re: Where do you buy components for your projects?

Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:59 pm

If shipping time is of low concern try Tayda Electronics
http://www.taydaelectronics.com/

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Re: Where do you buy components for your projects?

Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:14 pm

it depends on were in the world you live!

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Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:51 pm

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Re: Where do you buy components for your projects?

Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:06 am

HI,
FLYFISH TECHNOLOGIES wrote:
jaste1 wrote: i am wondering where i can buy cheap components wich can be shipped to scandinavia.
I buy mostly from http://www.farnell.com and http://www.buerklin.com
Just a note that I have carefully read which destination region it is about... ;-)
Farnell covers it well, Buerklin mostly (Norway might be excluded - to be verified with them).


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Re: Where do you buy components for your projects?

Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:52 am

Depends on what I need. If I just need a big batch of transistors, resistors, or diodes of random value to mess with? Then Amazon or DX usually the free shipping will make it more cost effective than Newark or Mouser with their expensive shipping. But if I need a very specific IC, cap, or something then yes it gets ordered from a proper supplier.

DX is also a good place to find other random stuff for cheap I got a 12 to 5v switch mode adjustable regulator on there for about $4 and a 3w stereo audio amp for $3. Always test their stuff before use unless you want to let the smoke out.

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Re: Where do you buy components for your projects?

Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:17 am

cpc.co.uk have everything, from TFT diaplsys to DIL chip testers, from every kid of emergency "STOP" button to tiny 3mm fans. Their website is a pain to use, though. But they sell everything techy.
I'm happy to help.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=51794 - List of games that work on the Pi.

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Re: Where do you buy components for your projects?

Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:27 am

Inexpensive? eBay shipped from China. With their subsided postal system it's hard to beat for low cost orders. There's no tax to pay in the UK as long as the order is (I think the figure is correct, but haven't checked recently) less than 50 GBP. I suppose the tax situation in Scandanavia will depend on the country.

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Re: Where do you buy components for your projects?

Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:32 am

joan wrote:Inexpensive? eBay shipped from China. With their subsided postal system it's hard to beat for low cost orders. There's no tax to pay in the UK as long as the order is (I think the figure is correct, but haven't checked recently) less than 50 GBP. I suppose the tax situation in Scandanavia will depend on the country.
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/internet.htm

"If you buy goods online from outside the EU for delivery to the UK, you'll have to pay Customs Duty and Import VAT on top of the purchase price if the goods are above a certain value - though Customs Duty is waived if the amount of duty payable is £9 or less."

However that waiver seems to only be on the Customs Duty, not the VAT!

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/buying.htm

"All other goods
If you order or purchase goods other than alcohol, tobacco, perfume and toilet water from a country outside the EU then you have to pay:
Customs Duty on goods with a value that exceeds £135
import VAT on goods with a value that exceeds £15
Note that on all goods from outside the EU, Customs Duty is waived if the amount of duty calculated is £9 or under."

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Re: Where do you buy components for your projects?

Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:42 am

Here's my original post. http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... ty#p544605

I misremembered the import duty figure. You pay VAT on imported goods costing more than £15.

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Re: Where do you buy components for your projects?

Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:23 pm

Thank you for the answers, now i will go on comonent shopping :D
I am not going to write "sorry for bad english" but dont be angry by grammar ;)

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