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The Cheapest place to buy components!
« on: July 22, 2016, 04:02:40 am »
http://aliexpress.com is the cheapest place to buy basic components from Resistors, to capacitors and LED's and breadboards.etc. The pricing is stupid cheap!

However, for advanced tools, I wouldn't buy from here. I have never had a problem with any basic components from AliExpress though.

Pros: Stupidly cheap prices and good quality for basic components
Cons: Take a few weeks to arrive
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Re: The Cheapest place to buy components!
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2016, 04:18:30 am »
Well, i guess there's no need to say that some active components (transistors, ICs (especially popular ones)) are very likely to be faulty/fake (real cap for current/voltage will be lowered af). I sure do love to buy stuff from aliexpress, but for components i need to rely on i would rather chose trustworthy retailers. However, you can buy passive components (not electrolytic caps tho) without having a problem using them.

btw, currently i'm waiting for LT3757 to arrive here from aliexpress, will see how it performs
 

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Re: The Cheapest place to buy components!
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2016, 08:25:08 pm »
The cheapest places to buy electronic components ar Aliexpress and EBay

The cheapest places to buy reliable components where you can be reasonably sure they are not counterfeit are Mouser and Digikey.
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Re: The Cheapest place to buy components!
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2016, 10:06:13 pm »
There are plenty of technically genuine but QC-rejected parts there too.
 

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Re: The Cheapest place to buy components!
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2016, 10:11:40 pm »
http://aliexpress.com is the cheapest place to buy basic components from Resistors, to capacitors and LED's and breadboards.etc. The pricing is stupid cheap!

However, for advanced tools, I wouldn't buy from here. I have never had a problem with any basic components from AliExpress though.

Pros: Stupidly cheap prices and good quality for basic components
Cons: Take a few weeks to arrive
Normally 10 days for me but had stuff in 4.  :)
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Re: The Cheapest place to buy components!
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2016, 05:28:14 am »
aliexpress isn't the cheapest place

taobao is
 

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Re: The Cheapest place to buy components!
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2016, 06:55:03 am »
I tend to buy my basic components from either Tayda or Banggood, this is a great way to get an initial stock of all the things you need to get going and they are really good value.

As an example the following pre-packaged kits are really great value and give you an instant full range of common values:

For resistors:
http://www.banggood.com/search/resistor-kit.html?p=2D100314686672015046

Capacitors:
http://www.banggood.com/search/capacitor-kits.html?p=2D100314686672015046

Inductors:
http://www.banggood.com/search/inductor-kits.html?p=2D100314686672015046

Transistors:
http://www.banggood.com/search/transistor-kits.html?p=2D100314686672015046

I have ordered loads of components from these two online shops and they have all worked fine for the things I tend to make.  Occasionally, if I need a part next day or an IC with a higher specification than they have available, I have had to go to other places such as Bitsbox, RS or Farnell.
 

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Re: The Cheapest place to buy components!
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2016, 07:26:47 am »
i'm going to report this topic.
does aliexpress give you a credit for advertising in a forum?
Or do you have a shop in there? Your profile name/signature and post would suggest so.

sorry for being too cynical tonight but i won't change my opinion :)
 

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Re: The Cheapest place to buy components!
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2016, 03:46:45 pm »
http://aliexpress.com is the cheapest place to buy basic components from Resistors, to capacitors and LED's and breadboards.etc. The pricing is stupid cheap!

However, for advanced tools, I wouldn't buy from here. I have never had a problem with any basic components from AliExpress though.

Pros: Stupidly cheap prices and good quality for basic components
Cons: Take a few weeks to arrive

I don't see the point of your topic.
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Re: The Cheapest place to buy components!
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2016, 04:48:56 pm »
http://aliexpress.com is the cheapest place to buy basic components from Resistors, to capacitors and LED's and breadboards.etc. The pricing is stupid cheap!

However, for advanced tools, I wouldn't buy from here. I have never had a problem with any basic components from AliExpress though.

Pros: Stupidly cheap prices and good quality for basic components
Cons: Take a few weeks to arrive

I don't see the point of your topic.

Glad it's not just me; it's a very random post.
 

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Re: The Cheapest place to buy components!
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2016, 07:04:25 am »
I tend to buy my basic components from either Tayda or Banggood, this is a great way to get an initial stock of all the things you need to get going and they are really good value.

As an example the following pre-packaged kits are really great value and give you an instant full range of common values:

For resistors:
http://www.banggood.com/search/resistor-kit.html?p=2D100314686672015046

Capacitors:
http://www.banggood.com/search/capacitor-kits.html?p=2D100314686672015046

Inductors:
http://www.banggood.com/search/inductor-kits.html?p=2D100314686672015046

Transistors:
http://www.banggood.com/search/transistor-kits.html?p=2D100314686672015046

I have ordered loads of components from these two online shops and they have all worked fine for the things I tend to make.  Occasionally, if I need a part next day or an IC with a higher specification than they have available, I have had to go to other places such as Bitsbox, RS or Farnell.

Just checked out Banggood for a few Atmega 328p to replace the ones I bricked (just having problems setting fuses to use a 16Mhz crystal)
Banggood 40 hits, 2 IC's and 38 development boards. The cheapest of the 2 IC's was $3.21. Mouser has them for $3.37 and Tayda $3.50.
Then checked for an ATTiny, any ATTiny. Banggood 8 results, but not a single IC for sale, just development boards.
Sorry, I will stick to Mouser and Tayda and only wait a few days rather than a few weeks for my parts, plus they have a better selection of parts.
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Re: The Cheapest place to buy components!
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2016, 03:56:25 pm »
The main distributors are the safest. I won't buy Atmel chips from china, too cheap to be true.
https://www.simonselectronics.co.uk/shop New stock now in of EEVblog 121GW and Brymen 235 Now selling a selection of Probe Master probes.

Also, if you want to get ripped off: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/simons_electronics?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
 

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Re: The Cheapest place to buy components!
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2016, 04:15:04 pm »
But is true, I only buy from there and no issue,
 

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Re: The Cheapest place to buy components!
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2016, 05:34:15 pm »
I don't see the point of your topic.

I learned about Aliexpress on this forum.  Now I just learned about Banggood  :-+
Maybe someone will learn about them from this topic
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Re: The Cheapest place to buy components!
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2016, 11:38:32 pm »
Quote

Just checked out Banggood for a few Atmega 328p to replace the ones I bricked (just having problems setting fuses to use a 16Mhz crystal)
Banggood 40 hits, 2 IC's and 38 development boards. The cheapest of the 2 IC's was $3.21. Mouser has them for $3.37 and Tayda $3.50.
Then checked for an ATTiny, any ATTiny. Banggood 8 results, but not a single IC for sale, just development boards.
Sorry, I will stick to Mouser and Tayda and only wait a few days rather than a few weeks for my parts, plus they have a better selection of parts.
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I completely agree with you that if I need a part now or something very specific I will get it from somewhere with next day shipping and exactly what I need but if I am only re-stocking my component draws I will be happy to wait a couple of weeks (if it is cheaper) and get it from China or Thailand.

I tend to re-stock as soon as I run out as if I wait I can guarantee that I will be needing those unavailable 100nF capacitors or 1k resistors in the next project I make. If I then find myself only ordering a small amount, say $5.00, I then tend to browse around and look for other interesting things I can order to try out. I really enjoy getting small kits for radios or amplifiers as I find it fun to put these together and see how they work - I then sometimes incorporate their features in to something I am designing and making myself.
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Re: The Cheapest place to buy components!
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2016, 03:28:21 am »
I resolved not by cheap rubbish from China to resell on eBay which is why my prices are slightly higher. It's swings and roundabouts and you get what you pay for.
https://www.simonselectronics.co.uk/shop New stock now in of EEVblog 121GW and Brymen 235 Now selling a selection of Probe Master probes.

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