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Offline cur8xgo

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Re: Digikey or Mouser?
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2019, 11:38:55 pm »
No reason you can't use both or one or the other as needs dictate. Never had a problem with either. Customer service is great from both, shipping for small orders is cheap from both. Digikey used to win out slightly for literally shipping first class mail on tiny order and charging like $1.50 for that but USPS raised prices so I dont think that happens anymore.

Can get $7.99 2 day fedex from mouser on small orders. Not sure if you can from Digikey. Wouldnt be surprised if you could.

Digikey search engine seems a little more powerful and carefully organized so that parameters are in the right order.

But I do seem to find some great deals at mouser. I always check both when I'm doing a search for parts where I need to save money on something expensive. Or just want a "2nd opinion" about whats out there.
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Re: Digikey or Mouser?
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2019, 03:47:32 am »
I've used both but prefer Mouser's web site. I also live only 400 miles from them and whether UPS or USPS, have rarely failed to get 2 day delivery from normal ground shipping. In the past I've never had to pay state sales tax from Mouser, but always did from Digi-key. I haven't actually ordered anything recently, so I don't know if that's still true.
 

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Re: Digikey or Mouser?
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2019, 03:50:18 am »
I generally put together an order on Digi-Key, Mouser, and Arrow to see which one wins. Sometimes I'll even split an order if it makes sense. Arrow's free shipping is, of course, particularly advantageous for heavy items (stocking up on leaded solder, anyone?).

Mouser's project manager is nice. Digi-Key and Mouser have pretty good search. Arrow's search and site navigation is abysmal, but free overnight shipping can turn the tide.
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Re: Digikey or Mouser?
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2019, 07:22:24 am »
Digikey always been expensive, even when they started in the 1970's. But they have incredible service, a finely tuned machine that ships fast and accurately. So you're paying extra for that, and their inventory.
They used to cater to small orders for hobbyists and builders, but now they don't stock through-hole and boutique parts like they used to. It's all about high volume SMT now.
Companies I've worked for, Purchasing doesn't buy production quantities from Digikey. Arrow and Future have much better pricing there.

Mouser has slightly better pricing and more interesting manufacturers. Slower to put your order together and just a disaster if there are any problems, backorders or questions. Slower to ship about half the time.

I order from both but in a hurry Digikey is unbeatable unless there is a snow storm.
 

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Re: Digikey or Mouser?
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2019, 07:32:25 am »
Mouser has slightly better pricing and more interesting manufacturers. Slower to put your order together and just a disaster if there are any problems, backorders or questions. Slower to ship about half the time.

I order from both but in a hurry Digikey is unbeatable unless there is a snow storm.

This is pretty much my experience as well.  My Digikey orders typically arrive two business days after I order, and pretty much always ships the same day.  Mouser seems to just sit on my order for days at a time before even shipping.  Not every single time, but they are just not as consistent as Digikey in my experience.
 

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Re: Digikey or Mouser?
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2019, 09:42:05 am »
I usually go with element14. Despite being in NZ and their warehouse being in Australia it never takes more than two days, sometimes one.

I just placed an order last night with mouser and they reckon it's going to be here by monday. Tracking details say it's coming from Dallas.
 

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Re: Digikey or Mouser?
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2019, 02:54:33 pm »



I can buy as a non-business customer at Farnell here in France, is this something specific to Germany ??

I guess so. In Germany, Farnell uses a partner company for private customers, but their web shop is abysmal and the catalog is much worse. Almost as bad as Conrad.

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